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    Re: Google and Verizon DID do a deal for new internet 'first class' superhighway Rea

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Sounds like the internet is becoming like the cable system. Instead of getting better and cheaper, it will be mired down in fees, taxes, and other charges that make it cost prohibitive.


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    It's all about creating new sources of revenue, while utilizing a federally subsidized resource and screwing the consumer. Yay for corporate America. They can always be trusted to make a dick move for a few bucks.

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    Re: Google and Verizon DID do a deal for new internet 'first class' superhighway Rea

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    Re: Google and Verizon DID do a deal for new internet 'first class' superhighway Rea

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    It's all about creating new sources of revenue, while utilizing a federally subsidized resource and screwing the consumer. Yay for corporate America. They can always be trusted to make a dick move for a few bucks.

    Come on Catz....Cut the "corporate America" crap! Business is good, and we need more of it. Competition is the only thing that brings the best cost to the market. Not Government shill companies monopolizing the market and bleeding the consumer.


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    Re: Google and Verizon DID do a deal for new internet 'first class' superhighway Rea

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Come on Catz....Cut the "corporate America" crap! Business is good, and we need more of it. Competition is the only thing that brings the best cost to the market. Not Government shill companies monopolizing the market and bleeding the consumer.


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    So, to use your reasoning, is this an example of competition bringing the best to the market?

    It's funny how you knee-jerk into corporate-shill-speak.

    You know this is bad...for consumers, for the internet, and it was a corporate decision purely to boost profits, and may even be illegal.

    Sometimes, corporations aren't pure & holy bastions of sacred capitalism, they're assholes out to screw the American people for a buck and abusers of the free market. And when they overstep, they should be smacked back into place.

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    Re: Google and Verizon DID do a deal for new internet 'first class' superhighway Rea

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    So, to use your reasoning, is this an example of competition bringing the best to the market?

    It's funny how you knee-jerk into corporate-shill-speak.

    You know this is bad...for consumers, for the internet, and it was a corporate decision purely to boost profits, and may even be illegal.

    Sometimes, corporations aren't pure & holy bastions of sacred capitalism, they're assholes out to screw the American people for a buck and abusers of the free market. And when they overstep, they should be smacked back into place.

    Hmmm....You're sounding rather authoritarian today Catz. Surely not in line with the 'Centrist' you claim to be. Rather more like Commune living.

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    Re: Google and Verizon DID do a deal for new internet 'first class' superhighway Rea

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    Hmmm....You're sounding rather authoritarian today Catz. Surely not in line with the 'Centrist' you claim to be. Rather more like Commune living.

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    I don't hate business. My dad was a farmer and small businessman. I work for a small company. I just don't believe that corporations are above reproach. I believe that government can play a valuable role as a check on their impulses that may not serve the interests of consumers. That IS a moderate approach.

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    Re: Google and Verizon DID do a deal for new internet 'first class' superhighway Rea

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Sounds like the internet is becoming like the cable system. Instead of getting better and cheaper, it will be mired down in fees, taxes, and other charges that make it cost prohibitive.


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    Re: Google and Verizon DID do a deal for new internet 'first class' superhighway Rea

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I don't hate business. My dad was a farmer and small businessman. I work for a small company. I just don't believe that corporations are above reproach. I believe that government can play a valuable role as a check on their impulses that may not serve the interests of consumers. That IS a moderate approach.

    Hmmm...And was your father's reason for getting into business to give away that labor for free because it served the community better? I am interested in what "impulses" you think the government needs to control? profit? success? Because without those things, there won't be any business to "serve the interest of the consumer."


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    Re: Google and Verizon DID do a deal for new internet 'first class' superhighway Rea

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Hmmm...And was your father's reason for getting into business to give away that labor for free because it served the community better? I am interested in what "impulses" you think the government needs to control? profit? success? Because without those things, there won't be any business to "serve the interest of the consumer."

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    My dad didn't use a publicly funded resource to shaft his customers. Fail. If you, as a business, utilize something that we, the people, paid to develop, you don't get to use it to **** us. Boo-yah.

    See, I'm anti-welfare. Anti-corporate welfare, in particular. Corporate welfare destroys the free market system.

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    Re: Google and Verizon DID do a deal for new internet 'first class' superhighway Rea

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    My dad didn't use a publicly funded resource to shaft his customers. Fail. If you, as a business, utilize something that we, the people, paid to develop, you don't get to use it to **** us. Boo-yah.

    See, I'm anti-welfare. Anti-corporate welfare, in particular. Corporate welfare destroys the free market system.

    Ok, if that is so, although I don't see any farmers not using water, however he very well could have used his own supply. I am curious though, as a farmer, there are taxes to pay, and most businesses pass those along in the cost of the goods. Are you saying that your dad ate those?


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