reply to Karl Bode
Re: Experienced commissioner McDowell makes good points You forgot "siss boom bah". I hate it when that happens.
Oh, and while I was reading the "worthy's" bio, the phrase "industry shill" kept running through my head. Why is that?
Ah yes, the old "industry shill" line. Childish and irrelevant, but still frequently used as a hedge against having to build a real argument.
It couldn't possibly be that one actually holds those opinions, right? It must be that the person is a mindless robot for the evil "industry."
Even if a person works for the industry, how does that make his opinion less valid? In fact working, you know, IN the industry might actually give them a better perspective not necessarily based in the "me, me, me, mine, mine, mine" of many anti-industry groups.
What makes me use the "Industry Shill" sobriquet? It's easy:
The copious amounts of whitewash the guy utilizes.
And I am sure the gentleman holds the opinions that he states. After all, shilling has been profitable to him. Can't really expect full spectrum candor, now can you?
Nor from the "Consumer Shills..." ie, the "me, me, me" crowd...
"Me, me, me"?
Well, it certainly beats the alternative, which is a chronic case of being bent over with one's pants around one's ankles.
You might also take notice of the fact that few of the benefits of the "economies of scale" that all these mergers and acquisitions in the telecom and cable industries ever seem to filter down to the lumpen proletariat, whom, you must admit, pays the bills.
You need but ask any Comcast subscriber about that.
I've always found consumers were very unreasonable with their constant demand to not be screwed.
You have a point. After all, how dare they protect their cloacal vents from their betters and their whims?
Well and their unwillingness to at least negotiate being screwed just strikes me as really, really stubborn.
And unreasonable. They just refuse to accept that we now live in The Age of The Goddess Ayn Rand, where giants walk the earth and refuse to be bound by the petty laws, made by jealous lessers, passed to fetter them from attaining their true greatness and just rewards. They are our New Nobility, destined to greatness by God.
It is the responsibility of everyone to happily accept every baseless increase in their bills, every announcement of executive pay increases and packages that soar beyond the astronomical, every degraded service and every customer support depredation. For verily, they benefit giants and we are fortunate to breathe the same air as them.
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Personally, I think that any consumer who can't see that a free market and deregulation are the path to the holy land should probably be shaved and sterilized. I say this only among friends who understand that we can only find true peace and happiness through a total lack of accountability and the death of humanism.