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Comment: Re:Uh... no (Score 1) 135

by Rockoon (#48398071) Attached to: Can the US Actually Cultivate Local Competition in Broadband?

. It was too expensive to build out the infrastructure w/o a guaranteed profit

Complete bullshit, multiple levels of ignorance.

First level: It was not too expensive to build out the infrastructure without guaranteed profits because there are plenty of fucking places that didnt grant guaranteed profits but still got cable companies that wanted in You are basically lying right now. You are saying something thats not true in order to justify an argument that doesnt have true justifications that you can easily sell to us.

Second level: Businesses that have guaranteed profits are not part of the free market. They are part of the very thing you appear to be arguing against, but somehow amazingly you dont see the problem with actually using the thing you should despise as a justification for your argument. You are basically saying that businesses should have guaranteed profits, and that we better get the god damed federal government involved to make their monopoly a federal level institution rather than just a local one, and make sure that it guarantees them profits for ever.

What the fuck is wrong with you people. The problem is the monopoly. The monopoly is created in your local government. They gave it to these companies. The federal government isnt the solution. The solution is that instead of complaining on slashdot about how apathetic you are about local politics, you stop being so fucking apathetic about local politics.

Comment: Re:What, exactly, can What, exactly, can do about (Score 1) 135

by Rockoon (#48397267) Attached to: Can the US Actually Cultivate Local Competition in Broadband?

I don't care who does it. It just has to be done, and if somebody has to step because the locals won't handle it, all the better.

Going to be rude here because you deserve it. You are the fucking locals.

What you are saying is that you wont fucking handle it, so someone else better handle it for you, and you dont care one bit who gets hurt in the process of you not handling your own shit.

Comment: Re:That worked out well for AT&T (Score 4, Informative) 135

by Rockoon (#48396791) Attached to: Can the US Actually Cultivate Local Competition in Broadband?

AT&T did not buy everything back up. In fact, AT&T lost it all. AT&T is gone.

It was the baby bells that merged, most aggressive was Southwestern Bell Corporation (SBC) which picked up the completely failing AT&T in 2005 and took over its name.

AT&T is dead. Long live AT&T.

Comment: Re:Ted Cruz is Already Attacking Net Neutrality (Score 2, Insightful) 704

by Rockoon (#48351729) Attached to: President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

Well, except that Obamacare is a conservative approach to healthcare

Only implemented twice ... once in Massachusetts which leans extremely left, and then upon the nation as a whole when the left controlled house, senate, AND whitehouse.

You guys keep calling it the conservative approach... but it was born from liberals, and implemented by liberals every single time. Never was there a conservative government that did it.

A conservative government wouldnt do that.

Comment: Re:no dimocrats (Score 1) 551

by Rockoon (#48308349) Attached to: In this year's US mid-term elections ...

so therefore I'm logically going to vote for a party whose official platform includes saving unborn humans, preventing another group of people to also enter into the special rights club, and treat all people the same regardless of their color.

Fixed that for you. You liberals commonly redefining things to sound politically correct rather than actually correct. Go ahead... keep making politically correct excuses for literally murdering a million defenseless people per year, not admitting that homosexuals just want to join the special rights club known as marriage, and calling attention to peoples skin color every chance you get and even sometimes when you dont really have a chance.

You (A) support mass murder, (B) continue to support creating special classes of people with special rights reserved only to the class, and (C) are a racist.

Comment: Re:no dimocrats (Score 1) 551

by Rockoon (#48308327) Attached to: In this year's US mid-term elections ...

He made a terrible mistake, in that he took Republicans at their word, and thought that if he adopted the Republicans' positions


You Democrats are revising history here. The people demanding the system that we got were the Democrats. They couldnt get enough Democrats to vote for single payer, so they started trading pages of legislation for votes. Thats Democrat votes, not Republican votes. The Democrats were exercising party cannibalism, blackmailing each other. Need I remind you that it both required zero Republican votes and also got zero Republican votes, so whose voters were they buying with this shit? Democrat votes, clearly and obviously. There is no other way to see it without being a disingenuous dishonest fuck.

And before you say "but it was just Romneycare" -- That was is Massachusetts, one of the most solidly Democrat State in the country. It just doesnt get any bluer. They did it to Massachusetts and then they did it to the whole country.

Comment: Re:News For Nerds? (Score 1) 401

by Rockoon (#48299851) Attached to: US Midterm Elections Discussion
When you vote for the lesser of two evils, you are voting for evil on purpose.

And that makes you a willing supporter of evil. Your intent is to do harm. Your intent is more evil.

There are zero valid excuses for this. Either you proudly say that you wanted more evil, or you are trying to fool people (and maybe even yourself) with an excuse.

Comment: Re:Watch your kneecaps (Score 1) 468

by Rockoon (#48286509) Attached to: Boo! The House Majority PAC Is Watching You

If you live in a Democratic-leaning precinct and you're in a union

Sure, because unions are based on the premise of free association instead of government enforced mandate.

Do you think that I have a choice to be in the union that I am in? You clearly think that. I'll keep this in mind if you ever try to defend unions, that this guy doesnt even know the first thing about how unions work. Not even the first thing.

Comment: Re:So the taxpayer pays for overage, got it (Score 1) 255

Your view of reality is based on the notion that if you arent very comfortable then you arent a member of the middle class. Thats not how middle class is defined.

Neither extreme of the socio-economic strata. The middle class. The ones that continue to vote for themselves more government benefits and services than they pay for at the expense the rich, the poor, and when its neither of those then its at the expense of future adults... children and all the people that havent even been born yet.

You can't dream your way out of this. Follow the money. They are even adding foodstamps to the list of things required to appease them. At the expense of the rich and the poor. Thats the middle class.

Comment: Re:So the taxpayer pays for overage, got it (Score 1) 255

And who do you think tells the politicians what to do?

For the most part, the middle class.

The middle class benefits from both the taxation of the rich and the taxation on the poor. This isn't because the middle class isnt calling most of the shots. They call most of the shots.

If you make the middle class angry then you will not survive reelection. The politicians vilify both the rich and the poor because thats the tune that satisfies their middle class electorate.

Moneyliness is next to Godliness. -- Andries van Dam