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  •  I would disagree. (4+ / 0-)
    Our world isn't one of "hyper-change," it's one of wringing the last few drops from ideas that are decades, if not centuries old.
    My partner and I went through two weeks without high-speed internet recently, courtesy of Time Warner Cable, and it felt like having lost a limb.

    Fuck me, it's a leprechaun.

    by MBNYC on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 05:19:33 AM PST

    •  TWO WEEKS? (2+ / 0-)
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      Of course, if my internet goes down, I always have my tablet which connects through cell networks.
      I bought it after 5 days with no internet. I can't imagine two weeks!

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 05:37:13 AM PST

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    •  Sitting in church yesterday (0+ / 0-)

      I decided that the solution to the catholic mess is internet church.  Get rid of majority of money sucking buildings that dry up community resources because of the tax free status and just have internet masses 24/7.  Take the hierarchy down a peg by realizing we don't really need them.  The expense of supporting them and their lifestyles, vestments, doings, support structures can be gone and the bare bones work of the real church can continue.  Just have one church in population centers for centralization and voila, money and priest problem solved.

      Everyone! Arms akimbo!

      by tobendaro on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 05:50:45 AM PST

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      •  sounds like my solution to poverty and unemploymen (7+ / 0-)

        Since CEOs have taken companies down the drain and still got their bonuses and golden parachutes, success or skill is irrelevant. Also it makes no sense to accumulate more cash than 50 years of riotous living can burn, so after each CEO reaches that mark, say $100M, he is compulsorily retired and someone else gets the job and so on until everyone in the US has a job or $100M      

      •  That would mean someone would have (0+ / 0-)

        to guarantee broadband access to every home in the country.  That would mean a large (very large - huge, even) investment by the federal government, considering if such coverage were profitable it would have been done already by private enterprise.  Then if certain homes weren't able to pay the bill for access, there would need to be government subsidies to help or completely pay the bill.

        Despite the fact that such federal spending would be an investment in future acccessibility not only for church services, but educational services, energy conservation services, community and business organization and a host of other programs/services that depend on connectivity, congress will never spend the money for infrastructure that won't be a sop to privatization as long as Republicans (and Democrats who depend on campaign money and perks from current service providers) control one or both houses.

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 09:56:23 AM PST

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