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michaelphoenix2

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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 4:17:42 PM

Do you trust the government more?

Do you believe that our elected officials truly want to make the country better? Or do you believe they are in in to pad their pockets?

or

Do you trust the giant corporations more?

Do you believe that unfettered capitalism can save us all and make a prosperous nation with business leading the way? Or do you believe that a corporation beholden only to its shareholders and to the almighty dollar will only strive to bleed every dime out of every person while destroying the environment and the country they reside in?So I ask which do you trust more?
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wbacon
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 5:02:03 AM

I trust corporations I give money to corporations voluntarialy unlike the government which uses force to extract money out of me.
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mudtoe
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 12:14:04 AM

AC: "IMHO, this is exactly why the fool electorate should have voted against Obama. Unemployment and economic conditions really aren't any better, and are, in fact, terrible."


When you can stay on unemployment for 99 weeks, and then go on to either food stamps and welfare, or if you are clever enough to manage to achieve the holy grail of the perpetual gravy train by getting on disability, then being unemployed isn't near the hardship it used to be. That's why Obama won despite the economic numbers. It wasn't that people weren't paying attention; it was that the numbers no longer represented how much hardship people who are unemployed were actually experiencing. There are now enough people on the dole and not working, that they can swing an election if properly organized and shepherded to the polls.


mudtoe



[Edited by: mudtoe at 4/25/2013 12:18:19 AM EST]
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2013 11:50:52 PM

Steve said: "A lot of people are so busy just trying to make ends meet they don't have time to become well-informed. Keeping the public economically suppressed helps the greedy and powerful maintain their grip on our course."

--But think of what you're implying, Steve. Are Americans so stupid as to vote against their own best interest? If Americans are being kept impoverished, don't you think that they would get that and vote differently so as to improve their lot?

IMHO, this is exactly why the fool electorate should have voted against Obama. Unemployment and economic conditions really aren't any better, and are, in fact, terrible. The only reason the unemployment rate is dropping is because people are dropping off the unemployment rolls. We're still hemorrhaging jobs at a terrible rate! And our fool government can't even be honest about the REAL unemployment rate, never mind the UNDEREMPLOYMENT rate.

[Edited by: AC-302 at 4/24/2013 11:52:00 PM EST]
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PopcornPirate
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2013 9:14:46 AM

This is a loaded question.
There are honest politicians ( Stop laughing ) there are some.
There are honest CEOs ( some are not greedy )
The Lions share of both are out for the same thing. Their own pocket.
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 11:56:30 AM

Well said, MTM!
I printed that and posted it in my classroom, giving you the credit for it.

I trust both gov't and corps. about as far as I can throw them, and with good reason.

[Edited by: teacher_tim at 4/23/2013 12:00:41 PM EST]
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 11:53:53 AM

A lot of people are so busy just trying to make ends meet they don't have time to become well-informed. Keeping the public economically suppressed helps the greedy and powerful maintain their grip on our course.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 10:23:29 AM

"Money has corrupted the system which was supposed to work for the people. But it has only done so because apathetic masses have allowed it."

Ignorance has also corrupted the system that was supposed to work for the people. Citizens have a responsibility to inform themselves thoroughly about candidates and issues, and a responsibility to discriminate between major and minor issues. Being informed means discerning fact from opinion and then weighing the facts. Too often citizens simply adopt the opinions of others because those opinions are popular or rhetorically beautiful. Too often citizens major on minor issues, and minor on major ones.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 9:59:20 AM

That is a problem. Money has corrupted the system which was supposed to work for the people. But it has only done so because apathetic masses have allowed it. The masses still have the power to make the system work for them again. They must choose to exercise it; or they get what they deserve.

[Edited by: SemiSteve at 4/20/2013 10:01:08 AM EST]
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 8:17:46 AM

"Politicians have to answer to the people because they care about getting reelected."

Correction: Politicians have to answer to the lobbyists because they care about getting reelected.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 11:23:10 PM

Politicians have to answer to the people because they care about getting reelected.
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hep0950
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 1:40:34 AM

I don't trust either. Politicians are out after power and corporations are out after the almighty dollar. Neither cares about anyone else.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:11:38 AM

"what happens when a corporation forces an exclusivity agreement with a local municipality?"

You get both of these things ganging up on people, that's what happens. What a horrible combination.

The government is answerable to the people at election time. The corporations are answerable to the people at purchasing time. Both of them tend to abuse any power that is given to them.

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KansasGunman
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 1:01:46 AM

I'd take the Corporate side and trust them over the govt any day...I wouldn't trust the Govt any further than a swift kick to the crotch would send them.

[Edited by: KansasGunman at 3/14/2013 1:07:23 AM EST]
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Panama19
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 12:13:27 AM


michaelphoenix2, "Do you believe that unfettered capitalism can save us all and make a prosperous nation with business leading the way?"

Yes.

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AC-302
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 11:22:29 PM

Mudtoe posted from me: "AC: "--Overtones of Ayn Rand??" and then replied: "
Not particularly, just practical reality."

--I completely agree. This also goes to show you just how much common sense Ayn Rand really had concerning political matters. She was a genius!

SemiSteve said: "Ah, OK. Got it. So I should be penning such topics as..."

--OK, I commend you on penning TWO topics critical of Obama. But what of you posts continually praising him, even when he's wrong, or at least, has some obvious logic faults? Prime examples: 1) Cash for clunkers program, lifted from Germany, where it didn't work either. and 2) ObamaCare, which has managed to not fulfill any of the three objectives it was crafted to satisfy. In fact, it has done the exact OPPOSITE of what it was intended to. At least admit when something goes wrong, and perhaps suggest a correction.

And as to corporate regulations, I actually think less is more. Why we keep making tangles and tangles of ever more complicated regulations is beyond me. Then again, perhaps it is not. Perhaps our legislators (mostly liars..oops sorry, Freudian slip.. lawyers) do this in order to justify their phony balony jobs, and to keep trial liars.. did it again.. lawyers working steadily.
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 9:47:33 PM

They both lie like rugs.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 10:12:59 AM

"Who's buying millions of rounds of ammunition and not explaining why?"

--Gun-nuts, survivalist whackos, far right wing conspiracists, and the fearful, that's who. Private citizens out-arm the government 80 to 1.

Who is profiting from supplying these whackos with guns and ammo? The government or corporations? What is all this arming leading to? A peaceful future? Doubtful. Is it moral to be getting rich by supplying a nation with the tools of bloodshed? Hardly. They must have to brainwash themselves to think so. Any fool could see where this is headed.

"Let's sell assault rifles automatic weapons and millions of bullets to a bunch of extremists. Nothing bad could come from this. We're just 'doing a good business'."

Yeah right.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 10:01:42 AM

AC-302: "I believe that "life of public service" is nonsense - they want to impose their values, and have the money to get elected to do it."

--Thank you for the cynical view. I think in reality public service is a double edged sword. They may have nigh morals and want to do good; but once in office find that they have to kiss a certain amount of corporate derriere to do it and to stay working.

"Now, do business folks want to line their pockets? Sure they do, that's whey they go into business. But at least they're honest about it."

--I know what you are saying. The very fact that they are in a legitimate business means they are not hiding their objectives. But businesses come in all levels of morals and many are only as honest about things as government forces them to be.

If corporations weren't so BAD government would not need to be so regulation-intensive.

"If government puts out a bad product, your stuck with it,..."

--Not true! Which is why you then added: "generally speaking."

"I agree with many others here in that it's not a question of whom you trust more, it's more of a question of whom you distrust lesss."

--Totally agree on that one. All are suspect and must be monitored. The fact that most do NOT care to monitor what government is doing ALLOWS powerful corporate self-interests to run slipshod, making government worse.

"And with that in mind, SemiSteve said: "I am very skeptical of government. But the thing is we have a representational form of self government. We made it ourselves."

--You don't seem very skeptical of Barack Hussein Obama, ever. At least, you don't express it. You ought to. IT would strengthen your credibility to at least question authority."

--Ah, OK. Got it. So I should be penning such topics as:

"Obama Fails To Follow Through On Financial Fraud Unit"

and

"Obama's Drones Kill More School Children Than Mass Murderers With Guns"

And making posts such as"

"Topic: Rand Paul is running a one man filibuster on Brennan's nomination
SemiSteve
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Ignore SemiSteve Report Abuse

Score 1 for Rand Paul!"

[Edited by: SemiSteve at 3/13/2013 10:02:06 AM EST]
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 9:21:00 AM

I75: "Governments are made up of individuals, many of whom have but one motive - longevity of employment and getting as much monetary benefit as possible."

--That may be true but how effective can they actually be at securing their jobs and increasing their pay? Of course it is only natural to want to be paid as high a salary as possible and to have security in your work, to know that your job will last. Everyone wants these things, including corporate workers.

What perplexes me is why conservatives think this does not occur within corporations as well?

ESPECIALLY at the executive levels. Corporate executives have sought and frequently been granted far more perks than unionized workers or government workers; but you give THEM a pass because THEY are the 'anointed ones,' having been raised to the level of deity, the job 'CREATORS'. Never mind that job creation is a complete hoax as corporate executives HATE to create jobs and would prefer to run their businesses with no employees at all if they could get away with it. They absolutely LOATHE to have any more PEOPLE working for them than is absolutely necessary. They take pleasure in firing people, (ala Romney). They are so bored, so pampered, that destroying people's lives and observing their anguish is a source of perverted AMUSEMENT for corporate executives. It give them a high unlike any other; causes them to feel powerful and mighty.

And THESE are the people you trust more than elected officials who BY LAW answer to you and whom can be replaced on your vote. Makes no sense at all.
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 8:59:37 AM

RNorm - "Neither."
jdhelm - "i agree with norm, neither"
streetrider - "Trust no one"

The question asked is, "Do you trust the government more?" and "Do you trust the giant corporations more?"

This is not the same as, "Do you trust the government or corporations?"

michaelphoenix2 has asked more than one question and has included the prejudicing term "unfettered capitalism".

The final question asked is, "So I ask which do you trust more?"

Corporations, like the government, are headed by a President. Shareholders determine who is President of corporations they own just like voters determine who is President of the government. Shareholders buy stock for the return they get on the cost of their shares. Voters are more concerned with political ideology and what they expect from the government. The honesty and integrity of everyone is different; there are good guys and bad guys; good presidents and bad presidents.

In asking if the single president of a government is better than multiple presidents of giant corporations, it is more likely to find the multiple president more trustworthy even if some of them are bad. If the president of the government is bad, the choice is a no brainer.

Get involved. Get to know the politicians that represent you. Promote only politicians that will work to help everybody, not just those of the same ideology. There are a few bad Republicans and there are a few good Democrats.

You have to live with the choice you make.
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streetrider
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 5:19:55 AM

Trust no one
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mudtoe
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 6:10:31 PM

AC: "--Overtones of Ayn Rand?? "


Not particularly, just practical reality.



mudtoe
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daylily2009
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 6:04:49 PM

Corporations by far!!!
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Guitar_Man
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 11:57:42 AM

That's a no-brainer...

-Who's buying millions of rounds of ammunition and not explaining why?

-Who announced that American drones can kill at-will (without a hearing or a trial), even American citizens who are outside the United States?

-Who is ordering so many firearms that manufacturers are starting to turn down government requests?

-Who is telling women that a whistle and throwing up on a man who wants to rape them is an acceptable alternative to being armed?

-Who hasn't had a budget in over three years??

(Hint: NOT corporations.)
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 11:21:34 AM

Mudtoe said: "Government has the power to use force against you and to simply confiscate your assets, corporations do not."

--Overtones of Ayn Rand??
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:01:38 PM

SemiSteve, >>Governments also have one motivation. Ensure the longevity of the nation.<<
***
You must have forgotten the Government's compulsive need to expand and control the lives of its citizens.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:35:42 PM

In this instance, the government.
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mudtoe
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:16:21 PM

Government has the power to use force against you and to simply confiscate your assets, corporations do not. Also, you are not required to interact or do business with any corporation you don't want to, but you have no choice regarding government. Therefore, while I wouldn't say that I necessarily trust corporations, I consider an untrustworthy corporation as less dangerous and less of a threat than government which I also consider as untrustworthy.


mudtoe

[Edited by: mudtoe at 2/23/2013 1:17:14 PM EST]
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:21:20 PM

i agree with norm, neither
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AC-302
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:43:42 AM

Most of our politicians seem to use their positions to line their pockets. There are some who are already filthy rich and don't need the money. Some of those simply want to influence American life. I believe that "life of public service" is nonsense - they want to impose their values, and have the money to get elected to do it.

Now, do business folks want to line their pockets? Sure they do, that's whey they go into business. But at least they're honest about it.

Truthfully, I trust business a bit more than I do the government. Our government seems to be out to control our lives in way too many ways than they should. If business puts out a bad product, you can take it back, or make them fix it. If government puts out a bad product, your stuck with it, generally speaking. That is, unless there's enough outrage, in which case the bad law eventually gets repealed. Let's hope this happens with ObamaCare.

I agree with many others here in that it's not a question of whom you trust more, it's more of a question of whom you distrust lesss.

And with that in mind, SemiSteve said: "I am very skeptical of government. But the thing is we have a representational form of self government. We made it ourselves."

--You don't seem very skeptical of Barack Hussein Obama, ever. At least, you don't express it. You ought to. IT would strengthen your credibility to at least question authority.

[Edited by: AC-302 at 2/23/2013 11:49:02 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 12:48:49 AM

I disagree, Steve. Some corporations, especially those that deal directly with the public for much of their sales, want to keep a good citizenship reputation. Go into a major store, where they have their legal posting, and they will have literature about how much they have donated to local charities, etc.
Local business owners ever more so.

Governments are made up of individuals, many of whom have but one motive - longevity of employment and getting as much monetary benefit as possible.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 6:24:04 PM

I75: "Corporations may behave because they want to be good citizens. Governments are under no such restraints."

--I disagree. Corporations have one motivation. The profit motive.

Governments also have one motivation. Ensure the longevity of the nation.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 1:32:31 PM

Neither.
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 1:31:32 PM

You might want to trust "corporations more. Why?
Because "Forty global companies have more fortune than all the governments in the world."

The Global Manufacturer: Cautious Exuberance from the Mountaintop

"So what happens when the world's leaders come out of their recession bunkers and assess current conditions? One interesting theme was struck by Shimon Peres, the president of Israel, who said the world was becoming "ungovernable" and that multinationals were assuming the role once held by national governments. Peres pointed out: "Forty global companies have more fortune than all the governments in the world."

"But as Voltaire once wrote, "With great power comes great responsibility." And so multinationals and many smaller firms continue to find themselves the objects (and active participants) in a passionate public debate about the social responsibilities they should assume. As the world economy strengthens, you can be sure that more attention will be paid to the triple bottom line of people, planet and profits."

Corporations may behave because they want to be good citizens. Governments are under no such restraints.

"Social concerns certainly aren't foreign to manufacturers. I can't think of a single manufacturing plant I have visited where employees and managers weren't actively involved in a host of charitable and community efforts, from supporting the schools to feeding the hungry to reducing their waste streams."
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BlackGumTree
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:22:30 PM

It is far easier to trust Corporations than the Government.

Why? Because there are far more ways to deal with a Corporation than with the Government.

The ultimate weapon to use against Corporations is in your wallet and in the pen you use to write to the editors of newspapers, magazines etc.

Not so easy with the Government, especially with hired employees. In dealing with the government, you need the help of elected officials to go after other elected officials and the hired employees who don't care about doing their best to help the public.

Now, how much do you trust your boss?
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 4:00:43 PM

Neither, but had I to choose only one, it would be corporations as they can do the least to eliminate personal freedom.

I can always buy or find a substitute for a product or service or do without but I can't always enjoy the personal freedoms so many of us take for granted and would foolishly trade them for the sake of feeling secure.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 3:24:45 PM

cal: "But, not the same with government controlled things."


Exactly. If there are two entities, both of whom don't have your best interests at heart, and one has the ability to use force on you and the other doesn't; then it's an easy decision if you have to choose one to trust more than the other.


mudtoe

[Edited by: mudtoe at 1/5/2013 3:26:28 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 3:13:44 PM

Seeing all the profiteering done by the Congress, (for themselves), I think I'd rather trust the Corporations more. With them at least I do have an alternative, like not purchasing anything from them. But, not the same with government controlled things.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 10:21:43 PM

How can a corporation 'force an exclusivity agreement' on a local government for ISP provider? Is it because the local govt doesn't do the job ---AGAIN?

I'm sitting here in a fairly small town on the edge of a desert. We are 120 miles from Las Vegas and about 300 miles from Salt Lake City. Pretty far away from a major metropolitan center. Yet I sit at my computer and think of at least three or four different ISP providers available to me here.

That horrible ol corporate greed makes it such that I do have access to multiple providers. The only time the system gets out of whack is when the govt picks winners and losers and says that only one company can provide anything to the residents.

The corporations don't make the decision as to who can provide service or how many can provide service - It's the government again who mess up the system.

But don't them horrible corporations make the computer you're typing on to complain about the bad ol corporations? Tell me AZmike - how many computers were in people's homes in 1965? How many people had any internet access at all in 1970? How much did an XT computer with a 32 meg hard drive and a dot matrix B/W only printer cost in 1985? (try around $2500). How much does a computer with orders of magnitude more capacity cost now. How many people had cell phones in 1990? How many of those phones were also computers that had more raw computing power than the entire space shuttle had on board?

Do you trust the corporations to do a better job of providing what you need to live or do you trust the govt to farm the food and process it and move and store it? Do you trust the govt to make sure there is Natural Gas in the pipe to heat your home? Or does the govt in fact make it harder and more expensive for them evil corporations to put the gas to your home?
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 8:43:14 PM

Alright flyboy, what happens when a corporation forces an exculsivity agreement with a local municipality and you either buy from them or you dont buy at all like we have with our ISP industries?

Every corporation is looking for that magical time where they can control the entire market for a product.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 7:49:40 PM

What a hoot - "That would be the shoe that is purposely engineered to fail after 3 months so I am forced to buy another pair. Just like almost everything else we can buy, planned obsolescence is a tool of greed."

Maybe you need to buy a better brand of shoe then. I have shoes that are twenty years old that are just fine. Granted they don't get worn every day. However my LL Bean 'wicked good' slippers that I wear every day all day last a year or more. When I was hiking up and down the mountains doing things like fighting forest fires the boots I had (custom made n the US) lasted on average three to five years.

Corporate stuff designed to break and fall apart??? I have hand tools that were my grandfathers. I have furniture that is thirty years old. I have vehicles that were made in 2000 and 2001 and we drive them almost every day. Each one is approaching a hundred thousand miles.

Maybe you folks need to buy quality stuff instead of junk. If the stuff you have doesn't hold up -- don't blame the corporation -- who just produced what you wanted to buy. Blame yourself and all those others who buy poor quality goods.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 7:38:48 PM

I would like to rephrase the question.

Who do trust LESS?

The government Reagan told everyone to hate?

Or the corporations who control it?

I am very skeptical of government. But the thing is we have a representational form of self government. We made it ourselves. And we have certain powers to change it if we choose to (as a populace. And I wish we would) We have representation and can provide input over the legislative process and decision making.

With corporations we have no representation. What we do have is our government to oversee them.

Good thing we at least have that, as dysfunctional as it might be at times.

I have worked for many large corporations. And I have been a customer of theirs. I can certainly tell you that I would not trust big corporations to tie my shoe. That would be the shoe that is purposely engineered to fail after 3 months so I am forced to buy another pair. Just like almost everything else we can buy, planned obsolescence is a tool of greed.

[Edited by: SemiSteve at 1/4/2013 7:41:18 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 7:25:49 PM

Yes the standard of living we now enjoy - It just happens to be the most opulent and plush the world has ever seen anywhere at any time regardless of position in society.

Anyone here remember milking a cow by hand? Anyone here remember a home with no running water or indoor plumbing. How about no heat except a wood stove. Anyone here remember having to hitch up a team of horses to plow or to move a wagon load of hay. How about having to thresh grain by forking the shucks into a thresher run by a tractor with a long belt drive.

How many here know how to make their breakfast sausage themselves --- First you get a hog then you -----.

Any here remember before the average home had a TV in it? How about before computers in every business much less every home or office?

Yes Jay I am talking about the highest standard of living we have seen. How many of these little things we take for granted were made by the government? How many were made by corporations?

You know them greedy nasty old corporation things that kept on trying to sell you a better and better 'mousetrap'.

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Now all that being said did corporations or other compaies or industries cause harm also --- sure they did. Look at the total harm they did and the total good they did and see what the balance sheet says.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:42:04 PM

MM: "Ask the unemployed that question. "


If government is your sugar daddy that would certainly influence one's answer to the question.


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[Edited by: mudtoe at 1/4/2013 6:45:40 PM EST]
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:37:51 PM

Ask the unemployed that question.
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mudtoe
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:37:15 PM

Simple answer, corporations. Why? Not because I think they are any more honorable or have my interests at heart anymore than government. However, I can hang up on a corporation, refuse to do business with them, bad mouth their executives, and even bet on their failure by selling their stock short, and there is absolutely nothing they can do about that. Government on the other hand can reach into my bank accounts and take my money, take my house, my car, and my possessions, take my freedom from me, and even take my life, if I don't obey. So if you have two entities who don't have your best interests at heart and one can use force against you and the other can't, which would you trust more (or perhaps distrust less is the better way to phrase it)?


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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:34:11 PM

"Do you trust the corporations that brought you the standard of living we now enjoy?"

Without the government stepping in with silly things such as child labor laws, overtime for more than 40 hrs/week, safety regulations so we can go home to our families everyday in one piece, etc. The corporations did not bring us our "standard of living" without much whining and hollering. My answer is no, I don't trust the corporations.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:33:15 PM

"Do you trust the corporations that brought you the standard of living we now enjoy?"

Great question, though not for the reasons you think.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:18:18 PM

The way you phrased the question possibly reveals a bias in the question.

Do you trust the corporations that brought you the standard of living we now enjoy? Do you trust the government that brought you a debt that is beyond understanding and the only plan they propose is to go farther into debt?

[Edited by: flyboyUT at 1/4/2013 6:19:56 PM EST]
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