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Comment: Re:So what? (Score 1) 244

by walkerp1 (#39600741) Attached to: Canadian Telcos Lobby Against Pick-and-Pay TV

Why are the popular channels subsidizing poor-performing specialty channels? What's the logic in that? Why is the cable company carrying a channel that's not profitable? Their argument rings so damn hollow it's ridiculous.

This is a concept prevalent in everything from universal healthcare to welfare. You can feel good about yourself because your contributions show you care about worthless television.

Comment: Re:Let this be a message to the unpatriotic (Score 1) 338

by walkerp1 (#39599685) Attached to: Waterboarding Whistleblower Indicted Under Espionage Act

What if we want whistleblowers for the things that *are* important?

I was thinking much the same thing. There should be some procedure for reporting in situations like this that doesn't make one a oversight board with the ability to receive any information without regard for sensitivity perhaps. Of course, the board should be insulated from any influence by the affected agency, and I'm not so naive as to believe that possible without significant changes.

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