Don't bother trying to bring logic into this. Here on Slashot, ESPN/Disney is evil and sports are evil.
The CIA and NSA forced Airbus to build huge planes that nobody wants, over budget and behind schedule? Wow. They're really good.
The last two major regulatory issues these companies have faced are net neutrality and the merger- and they've lost both. So at least recently, they don't seem to be buying any of the government any of the time.
Cox is Las Vegas is 100/20 with very good uptime. Netflix ranked Cox one of the fastest ISPs. I think the only faster ones were Google, and one or two tiny little ISPs.
The point is that Charter is not buying Time Warner.
Nobody really talked about how totally illegal the raid to get Bin Laden was. If civilians had been killed, and particularly if Bin Laden hadn't, things would have been very bad for the President. Obama deserves credit for a ballsy decision.
Charter may be spreading money around to scuttle the deal so it can gobble up Time Warner on the rebound.
Time Warner has 3 times the revenue of Charter. They're not going to be "gobbled up".
They just need to regroup, figure out who to buy off, and do it again.
So you don't think that Comcast knows who is responsible for approving the merger?
If the US is an oligarchy controlled by the rich and powerful, and the Obama administration is full of corporate shills- then why didn't this merger get approved?
Let's remember that to date, no one has done jail time for rigging LIBOR. A crime that is exponentially more serious than this one.
Dozens of trials on in process in multiple jurisdictions. The US has charged 11 people. I'm sorry if the criminal justice system isn't fast enough for you.
Google isn't working on a car. They're working on an autonomous driving system that would be added to someone else's car.
Can we take a second and thank the person who came up with the fantastic backronym "Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging" for MESSENGER.
For those that don't know, Mercury was the messenger of the Gods.
Drop the religious exemption from 501, and done. Sierra Club meets the definition for other reasons.
You're wrong. I don't care enough to get into it. Mod me however you want.
That's the summary, not the actual code. What is the definition of a "religious", or "charitable" group?
Those are the general guidelines. They don't really mean anything. As you note, the meaning of "religious organization" is unworkably vague. So are the meanings of "charitable" and "educational" groups.
Here's the IRS form you fill out to become tax exempt-
The important parts are the questions like "Does your organization attempt to influence legislation", and the details of your finances. If you answer those correctly, they don't really care if you're a church, or a cult, or just a group of people who don't like wearing pants.