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12. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 1, 2012, 12:41 Bodolza
 
It's not corporate lobbying. It's individuals expressing their right to free speech. Why do you hate the constitution?

"Corporations are people, my friend" -Mitt
 
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11. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 1, 2012, 11:37 Mordecai Walfish
 
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 1, 2012, 09:27:
It would be if we'd stop making government bigger, end corporate lobbying and cut spending arm over foot.

Oh heavens NO! That would probably mean reducing our measly military budget wouldn't it? Well that's not going to happen anytime soon! The military industrial complex has the most effective & embedded "lobbyists" that money can buy.
 
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10. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 1, 2012, 09:27 RollinThundr
 
Verno wrote on Oct 1, 2012, 09:03:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 30, 2012, 18:24:
Yea, unfortunately my reaction to stuff like this, since we have gone down the path so far, is to just throw up my arms and say....well...what do you expect....

Indeed. I'd argue the deeper problem is within our society itself. The pursuit of monetary goals over all others has created an everyone for himself atmosphere and that now permeates every facet of society - politics, religion, social, etc. Hell even the arts are now one giant industry.

It's easy to blame the politicians but they are just playing the same game as everyone else on a grander stage. The American Dream is not sustainable.

It would be if we'd stop making government bigger, end corporate lobbying and cut spending arm over foot.
 
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9. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 1, 2012, 09:03 Verno
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 30, 2012, 18:24:
Yea, unfortunately my reaction to stuff like this, since we have gone down the path so far, is to just throw up my arms and say....well...what do you expect....

Indeed. I'd argue the deeper problem is within our society itself. The pursuit of monetary goals over all others has created an everyone for himself atmosphere and that now permeates every facet of society - politics, religion, social, etc. Hell even the arts are now one giant industry.

It's easy to blame the politicians but they are just playing the same game as everyone else on a grander stage. The American Dream is not sustainable.
 
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8. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 1, 2012, 08:33 nin
 
Way too many people vote for a candidate simply because they are on the red team or the blue team. It doesn't matter who they are, what they stand for, or what bad (or even good) things they've done, as long as they are on the "right" team.

Or you live in a state like I do (OK) where, when you vote for the "team" you want, you vote means nothing due to the vast majority of the state voting for the other side.

 
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7. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 30, 2012, 23:16 Narf2029
 
Voting is almost a waste in the US anyway. Way too many people vote for a candidate simply because they are on the red team or the blue team. It doesn't matter who they are, what they stand for, or what bad (or even good) things they've done, as long as they are on the "right" team. I doubt the overwhelming majority of voters even realize there are often more than two candidates for a given office.  
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6. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 30, 2012, 20:56 Cutter
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 30, 2012, 18:24:
Yea, unfortunately my reaction to stuff like this, since we have gone down the path so far, is to just throw up my arms and say....well...what do you expect....

That's precisely it. You can't blame greedy sociopaths for being greedy sociopaths. It's not like people don't have the means or power to change it. They're simply too apathetic to do so. I mean most people can't even get off their asses to even vote once every few years.
 
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5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 30, 2012, 18:24 xXBatmanXx
 
Prez wrote on Sep 30, 2012, 18:08:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 30, 2012, 17:03:
U.S. Broadband Expensive, Uncompetitive: ISPs Have Bribed Government to Make it That Way.

No different than insurance rates, house prices, bailouts, gas prices, etc etc etc....

That was my though too. We shouldn't be attacking it from just the ISP/Broadband angle. Those are just smaller problems endemic of a much larger problem that Congress and the President (current and past) are too inept, incompetent, or unconcerned to address (assuming that such price-fixing and arbitrary limitations on technological advancements aren't flat-out in the politicians' own self-serving interests, which they probably are).

Yea, unfortunately my reaction to stuff like this, since we have gone down the path so far, is to just throw up my arms and say....well...what do you expect....
 
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4. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 30, 2012, 18:08 Prez
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 30, 2012, 17:03:
U.S. Broadband Expensive, Uncompetitive: ISPs Have Bribed Government to Make it That Way.

No different than insurance rates, house prices, bailouts, gas prices, etc etc etc....

That was my though too. We shouldn't be attacking it from just the ISP/Broadband angle. Those are just smaller problems endemic of a much larger problem that Congress and the President (current and past) are too inept, incompetent, or unconcerned to address (assuming that such price-fixing and arbitrary limitations on technological advancements aren't flat-out in the politicians' own self-serving interests, which they probably are).
 
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3. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 30, 2012, 17:03 xXBatmanXx
 
U.S. Broadband Expensive, Uncompetitive: ISPs Have Bribed Government to Make it That Way.

No different than insurance rates, house prices, bailouts, gas prices, etc etc etc....
 
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In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. / Few men have virtue enough to withstand the highest bidder.
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2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 30, 2012, 16:43 Smellfinger
 
Real choice doesn't exist. You either have government control or corporate control. If forced to choose, I'd opt for government subsidized internet because I like getting something for the taxes I pay. As corrupt and inefficient as government may be, it's still able to provide provide health care (Medicare) more cheaply and with less overhead than private industry. If that can be applied to broadband, I'm all for it.  
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1. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 30, 2012, 14:57 LittleMe
 
Outstanding. Wow I can hardly believe I'm seeing this. People are starting to see that the duopoloy cartel is a scam that has fleeced the country? The duopoly is a 20th century disease that doesn't work for us now. Wow. I still think that if we had consumer choice in broadband, Net Neutrality would be unnecessary.

I like how in the video interview he specifically says he's not advocating 'community' (government controlled & operated) broadband.
 
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