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Comment: History repeats itself (Score 2) 329

by ThatsNotPudding (#49563065) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles
Just like Google after them, ESPN was once the plucky, decent, little engine that could. But once the money started rolling in, they both turned into rapacious, black-hearted juggernauts with out-sized influence at every level including regulatory capture.

A pox on both their mansions.

Comment: Seeds of the Revolution (Score 1) 283

When even the menial, back-breaking labor jobs disappear, what are the masses of humanity (on both sides of every border) supposed to do? If the One-Percenters don't change soon, they won't be able to find high enough gates for their communities nor enough mercenaries to keep them alive against the human tidal wave of the underclass shouting "I'm hungry NOW!!".

Comment: Re:Write your Congresscritters (Score 1) 209

by ThatsNotPudding (#49530407) Attached to: McConnell Introduces Bill To Extend NSA Surveillance

Time to write your representatives and tell them you oppose this bill. Seriously. Go to their web sites and write them. The only way you can attempt to derail this thing is to be proactive and tell the people elected to represent your interests what your interests ARE.

You've leapt to the conclusion my 'representatives' are not miserable, lizard-brained fascists, endlessly voted for by the staggeringly stupid mouth breathers in this intellectually-forsaken blood-red rectangle of a state.

Comment: Rural perspective (Score 1) 350

From personal experience in a rural setting, where the FM transmitters were tens of miles (or more) away, there was virtually no FM reception on my Moto G unless I had my earphones plugged in to act as an external antenna. So I guess add in a set of earphones to your Go bags.

Life in the state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. - Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan

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