There is enough money here to buy some politicians or at least make them want to look the other way.
I have a feeling AT&T doesn't mind "paying" T-Mobile as in the future (near?) they will simply get that money back once they do finally merge.
Really is amazing to watch just how far and wide the military/state is invading citizens lives.
I know there is a happy medium between no security and full blown police state, but I'm sure we passed that line and we're accelerating towards the latter. I also know that _every_ great nation has fallen. Maybe they don't totally die, get conquered, etc, but they certainly become shadows of their former selves. Are we on the slide down now? Are we past our prime? Can we recover? I understand that anything is possible, but does it look likely or even plausible given our political climate in the US? What would it take to make things "right" again (yes, I know there are multiple views of what this means)?
Am I just rambling and making no sense after just waking up on a Saturday?
If you think the system is working, ask someone who's waiting for a prompt.