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Comment Re:Comcast offices built like fortresses (Score 1) 176

Comcast has the security measures because their customer service is terrible enough to inspire violence in regular everyday people (there have been incidents).

Nah it's OSHA required due to potential work-place violence, they don't care about a few service 'droids, but an OSHA fine involves money.

Comment Re:Seems reasonable (Score 1) 173

Actually it's a pretty common problem, sometimes the utility has to build a substation it's a rather large capital expense. A local paper plant has their own electrical generation plant and they pay the local utility as much in lease payments on their substation to maintain backup power as they would to buy the electricity, they save on waste ligin disposal fees and get a tax credit for being powered by a renewable power source (they burn a ligin/diesel mixture) to make it worthwhile.

Comment Re:Because that would be unimaginable CENSORSHIP? (Score 3, Informative) 829

Do these same people support the 1950s Hollywood (private company) blacklists of communists and fellow-travelers?

I may not approve of what you say, but you have the right to say it. The same goes for blacklisting. I don't approve of what movie studios did, but they did have a right to refuse to hire people based on political alignment.

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