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  •  We don't need to assume (1+ / 0-)
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    PBnJ

    that they're planning bad things to be wary of this acquisition.  For many reasons, corporate consolidation in almost every area is a bad trend.  At the very least, it's anti-competitive and might (probably will) lead to higher prices.  That's a start.  In most cases, there are even worse effects.

    Benevolent or not, I think we are right to be wary of defense contractors acquiring voting machine manufacturers.  Dwight D. Eisenhower would probably be wary as well.

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