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Comment: Verizon Leadership (Score 3, Insightful) 153 153

I can not understand the leadership at Verizon. They seem to always do the opposite of what they should do.

For example, when the iPhone first came out, Verizon turned Apple down and lost quite a few subscribers to ATT. I wonder if the executive that made that decision kept his job?

More examples:
Red Box deal
Intel TV assets
and now AOL

There never appears to be a coherent thought process. The layoff thousands 3 weeks ago, going to lay off a lot more on May 22nd, yet there is money to waste on AOL. Funny thing is, I will probably be laid off after this year's contract negotiations are over, but my son will start working for Vz in June.

I bet they bag Wireline with the load debt so that Wireless books look great.

Comment: Re:Videos for future moments (Score 2) 698 698

I was thinking along this same path. I was thinking recording singing happy birthday, for each birthday up to 21. Maybe sing some Christmas Carols (or whatever religion you might practice). Try to do some videos that would be joke related, meaning you provide the joke on video (and then pause) your wife responds (in real life) and you provide punch line (on video). Might actually great fun.

Censorship

Youtube and Facebook May Be Banned In Turkey, Again 57 57

Taco Cowboy writes "Istanbul (dpa) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is considering banning YouTube and Facebook after local elections at the end of this month, according to remarks carried by local media Friday. It may, or may not be related to the criticisms arising from (not-yet verified) leaked recordings of Mr. Erdogan's involvement with corruption. 'We will not let YouTube and Facebook destroy our nation. We will take measures, including closure,' said Erdogan, who has previously made comments against social media sites. YouTube had been banned in the country for two years and was recently unblocked."

Comment: Re:Now to understand what it means (Score 2) 2416 2416

I would think that your premiums should go down.

I believe that a portion of the premiums that I pay go to a state uninsured fund, that hospitals draw from to pay for uninsured people that visit the emergency room.

With everyone having insurance now, there would no longer be a need for the state to collect and disperse the funds.

Of course I am talking about the state of Maryland, so if the funds are no longer needed for uninsured, the state will flush the money down Baltimore.

Comment: Re:An offer you can't refuse. (Score 2) 591 591

... no Veteran's Day off for the grunts in the trenches that make these obscene profits possible. That's just greed.

They are replacing two holidays with two personal days. This allows the associate to observe any day that they deem to be a holiday as a holiday.

Including veteran's day.

Klein bottle for rent -- inquire within.

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