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elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
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reply to biochemistry

Re: Such high prices!

said by biochemistry:

If they're using our tax money then it's probably the best use of tax money since the government brought electricity to us. They compete for security (police, military), roads, schools, etc. Why not internet?

Because those are moneys already wasted - the federal government has no business in schools or police; roads and power are debatable, and we're a couple trillion short each year.

If "better broadband" is so important to your community, put it to a vote - form and fund a coop, and get it done. Stop waiting for the rest of us to pay for it.


DataRiker
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join:2002-05-19
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said by elray:

said by biochemistry:

If they're using our tax money then it's probably the best use of tax money since the government brought electricity to us. They compete for security (police, military), roads, schools, etc. Why not internet?

Because those are moneys already wasted - the federal government has no business in schools or police; roads and power are debatable, and we're a couple trillion short each year.

If "better broadband" is so important to your community, put it to a vote - form and fund a coop, and get it done. Stop waiting for the rest of us to pay for it.

But private corporations are some of the biggest recipients of public handouts ( ATT paid ZERO taxes AND got a enormous tax refund last year )

That is arguably the best government handout of all.

Kearnstd
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join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
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reply to elray

if corporations ran the schools most of the country would have no education because it would not be freely available.

Then again that is what the 1% want.
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[65 Arcanist]Filan(High Elf) Zone: Broadband Reports


elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
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said by Kearnstd:

if corporations ran the schools most of the country would have no education because it would not be freely available.

Then again that is what the 1% want.

Actually, the "1%" want the masses well-educated, so they are as intelligent and as cheap as the offshore labor force.

Unfortunately, the elites that run our country are not the "1%", they prefer to keep the masses ignorant - and that is why we have the massive public indoctrination system.

Public education is "free" by law, but it doesn't have to be operated by the government; we would see far superior results if schools were run competitively by corporations, and parents had the choice where to send their kids.

There is no public function that can't be contracted out, usually for the better.

Cobra11M

join:2010-12-23
Mineral Wells, TX
reply to elray

... problem here is the companies are prohibiting community broadband projects threw out all the states.. this should be illegal for them to prohibit anyone



jduffy
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Cincinnati, OH
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reply to Kearnstd

LOL, if corporations ran education, it would be 1/3rd the price and people would actually get an education. With government control now, it cost far more than it should and people get degrees without having an education.
--
Atheists swear there is no Heaven, but pray there isn't a Hell.



Moropo
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join:2002-07-28
Reviews:
·AT&T Southeast
·America Online

said by jduffy:

LOL, if corporations ran education, it would be 1/3rd the price and people would actually get an education. With government control now, it cost far more than it should and people get degrees without having an education.

Wow people actually believe this nonsense you just posted? Talk about NOT having an education (you).

If a corporation ran education, the only thing they would care about would be profits and their shareholders.

There are some things, such as education and healthcare, that NEEDS to be run by the government. But then again I look at your avatar and that explains everything...
--
math PhD student (University of Miami)

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

Exactly. He's another one of these people who apparently failed social studies because he doesn't understand what socialism is.


biochemistry
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join:2003-05-09
92361
reply to elray

You're paying for it already however except the money went into the private corporations' pockets and disappeared! Per, an article linked to on the front page: "The telcos have pocketed an estimated $340 billion — thats about $3,000 per household – to build-out Gores fantasy. Where is it?"