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Comment Re:Is it real meat? (Score 1) 351

I've worked with asbestos you tool. Idiots were declaring it safe while people were dying.

People die, too, from automobiles. Lots of people. But we don't ban them.

Just like we don't ban sand, even though lots of people have caught (and died from) silicosis by spraying it and working in highly dusty conditions without protection. BTW, guess what asbestos is made of? Silicon, just like sand.

You tool.

Comment Re:1.54M NEW customers. (Score 4, Informative) 460

That's not at all what I'm referring to.

BeauHD wrote, "The company did however report only 1.54 million subscribers", which means... the company had 1.54 million subscribers. Obvious, right? But that's not what the article said.

This is nothing more than Yet Another Case of poor /. editorship.

Comment Re:Is it real meat? (Score 1) 351

and then think about how it could apply in other industries.

You're copping out. Tell me which laws and regulations inhibit competition in this industry.

You may then understand why there are so many regulations and now only a few very large players in an industry that used to have a lot of competition.

I voted for Reagan, twice. Even studied Economics. So I know all about how regulations hurt industry.

But it's not always "gubbment regglations". Sometimes it's lawyers+insurance companies (think of what they did to they asbestos industry). And -- shockingly -- sometimes the most aggressive and efficient businesses just get bigger and buy or drive out the rest.

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