If it's so dangerous for people to have guns why stop at just those who already have them. I would support total disarmament as long as NO ONE in gov't is allowed to have armed guards.
At which point I will be cancelling my service and be giving a big double middle finger to which ever douche bag company that thinks they can pull that nonsense with internet service.
Give me a 2x,3x,4x,5x multiplier on an hourly wage above $25 an hour and I'll gladly work 60-80 hours a week for 6-12 months straight.
You want me to work that on a salary that is less than $80-100K? How about no. Happily I am in a good place in life right now. After working my ass off for 20 years, work now is an option not a requirement.
The only way I've been willing to deal with a price increase is when they offer me a stupid amount of extra bandwidth. Oh you want to give me 25/10 service for $5 more? Sure. Oh you want to give me 25/25 service for $1 more a month. Heck yeh! You are offering 100/65 for $35 more a month......FUCK YEH!!!!
Comcast's idea: we are raising your rates by $5 this year and we are throttling your connect to 7/1. Me: Go fuck yourself and cancel my account. Comcast: wait?! what?!
Just the past amount of bad blood I've had with cable companies would keep me from doing business with one again. When I bought my house, my real-estate lady thought I was nuts, I checked out all the houses she was going to show me to see if they had cable or FIOS for service (the area around Tampa is broken up into little monopoly zones with either one or the other) and refused to go look at houses that only had access to cable.
As far as having to "pay" things are moving so fast that in 10 years most of the new shows are going to come from any of the old broadcasters. Comcast doesn't represent so much as a horse buggy whip factory, but a store that specialized in selling and delivery horse buggy whips.
So what you are saying is a bunch of data points and an opinion. In other words pretty much nothing.
So what the fuck then is all this "climate change" hoopla based on then? If you can't even tell me how it is changing or why it's changing why should I give the gov't any kind of say, not to mention and endless line of dump trucks full of money, to "fix it"
You "know" it's changing and you "know" it's bad......................and hence we can now clearly see the the problem.
And I should care why? I haven't given a rat fart about live sporting events in 15 years. The Olympics even more so.
My idea of entertainment and inspiration does not involve a week solid of constant displays of national, political, corporate, and marketing douche-baggery.
The other half of that seemingly always conveniently left out intentionally or due to ignorance is that not only do corporations get to do what they want, but so does the customer as well as new entrants to the market.
Want to start a car company that builds better cars or delivers them in a better way?....oops sorry you can't do that unless you jump through a million hoops and have billions in sponsor ship and enough politicians in your pocket to keep the majors from having your nascent company smothered in it's crib.
Want to start an internet firm without being sued from existence? oops sorry you can't do that unless you get approval from half a dozen agencies just in the US as well as avoid the giant gov't sponsored patent troll system that allows single click idiotic patents.
CO is not a pollutant either, it just displaces O2 in the blood stream very easily making you dead. It also makes a very clean burning fuel.
Personally I say let it die, scrape the ruins into a big ditch and make it the dump for the rest of the US. That would be an improvement.