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  •  Frankly, we've been seeing this awhile. (5+ / 0-)

    We really need to put some teeth back into anti-trust laws and find a president who will enforce those laws.

    Not trying to be trollish, but I remember watching the oil company megamergers of the 90s, thinking that we're going to regret this.

    •  The oil companies were already megamerged ... (1+ / 0-)
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      They've been an oligopoly, the Seven Sisters, for decades.

      The best fortress is to be found in the love of the people - Niccolo Machiavelli

      by al Fubar on Sun Oct 14, 2007 at 06:48:37 PM PDT

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      •  They are no longer in oil companies (1+ / 0-)
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        they are the energy companies. Have you noticed the shift? (all of the advertising is now positioning them this way)

        If you thought that you could get your own solar panels or put up your own wind mill and plug your little electric car in and never give them a dime again you are dead wrong.

        They are not letting go of their choke- hold on us so easily.

    •  The courts have watered down (1+ / 0-)
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      antitrust, and always will.  Especially this particular Supreme Court has a special loathing for antitrust, already overturning things like the 100-year old Dr. Miles doctrine against a type of price fixing.

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