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  •  If you truly want to ponder that (0+ / 0-)

    I suggest you look up the history of rural electrification.

    Start here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    Note in particular the similarity in "We don't want to cover those people, it's too expensive" with the simultaneous outcry if government attempts to set up those networks.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Thu Feb 11, 2010 at 09:48:20 PM PST

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    •  Is there a difference (0+ / 0-)

      When the trends are towards people leaving rural communities in favor of cities (in fact, unlike during rural electrification, more people now live in cities than in rural areas)?

      A call for government to "simply" do something, simply means you don't get it.

      by DCJackass on Fri Feb 12, 2010 at 06:32:53 AM PST

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      •  Your experience seems to be in the east (0+ / 0-)

        where little towns are dying, but here in the west, most rural towns are fairly stable.

        Indeed, I grew up in a rural town that now has a population of 200,000.

        Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

        by elfling on Fri Feb 12, 2010 at 09:56:26 PM PST

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