"You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons."
The problem here is that words mean things. And when the carriers throw out words like "unlimited", when what they're selling is not in fact unlimited; they are being duplicitous.
Oh, just shut up, you whiny liberal bitches. We paid for our monopoly, fair and square. How we choose to exploit it is our business. Besides, "free market". Right?
Your Friends at Big Telco
How does retiring at age 50 sound? House paid off, Cars paid off, kids in college, $1.2M in bank. Of course it wasn't easy, working a minimum 65 hours per week and going home tired as death.
Sounds great. Now stop suggesting that your realization of "the American Dream" is accessible to anyone. It's not. You worked hard, but you also got lucky. Yes, I am perfectly willing to stipulate that "luck" is defined as "preparation meeting opportunity". The timing and scarcity of opportunities are such that most couldn't capitalize on them even if they were prepared. And yet the Republicans are still able to hoodwink the average American into thinking that things that would make an immediate difference in his life mean giving up his shot at wealth and fame.
I'm still not sure how this points to the Russians....
Then you have not been paying attention. Security researchers know who they're looking at most of the time. No, it's not just based on geo location of an IP. In this case all the signs point to a handful of groups that have long been identified with state-sponsored activity in Russia.
The options are A) Spend $600 million to upgrade the infrastructure so there is enough bandwidth. B) Gain $600 million by not upgrading the infrastructure and just charge more for people who try to use it. This seems like a pretty easy decision for a business and, as long as all competitors choose option "B", there is no real risk of losing customers.
But, but the free market... (insert dipshit Rand fan-boy whine here). I think we can all agree that consumers are getting screwed here. The question is what are we going to do about it? Churn is part of their business model. We could all switch carriers and nothing would change, so STFU about competition. It doesn't exist. Next suggestion?
don't forget the charbroil's, roller food, fountain drinks, energy beverages and donuts!
Indeed, sir. And let us not be forgetting the Squishy, it being the signature drink of any convenience store that is at all respecting itself.
You had them going. They were totally buying it - you had just whooshed
Movie theaters had their reason to exist when they offered an added value over what you could have at home. That ceased to exist. Big screen? Have it. Dolby 7.1? Have it. 3D? Glad I don't have it. What else is there?
Arguably, ambiance. Even a big TV is not quite the same as that big screen, though I'll grant you that it's a trivial difference when compared to the other things one gets in the traditional theater "experience". You know, the talking, texting, seat-kicking and vaping assholes that one can't get away from outside of the boutique theaters which recognize the value of "the experience" (McMenamins and Alamo Drafthouse, to name two) and actually enforce basic rules of decorum. Call me an effete cinema snob, but I'll happily pay for that quality experience, on occasion. Sure, the beer costs more but I don't even have to get out of my seat for a refill.
And to the operators of those theaters that have been remodeled in the last few years, No. Putting recliners in your same dirty, noisy theater isn't going to help. Get serious about what you're selling (an experience) or get serious about finding a buyer for your property.
You seemed to be objectively bashing trump...
Well, yes, because:
All these things, and more, are verifiable fact, a matter of incontrovertible public record. And yet, despite years of trying, the Republicans lacking anything at all in the way of constructive alternatives to Hillary's plans, have tried to attack her for made up "offenses", and failed to make anything stick.
No problem is so large it can't be fit in somewhere.