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  •  Al Jazeera, for example, in every market (0+ / 0-)

    where the monopoly holder refuses to offer it.

    Rupert Murdoch to Fortune Magazine, 4/10/14: "I could live with Hillary as President." I don't doubt that for a second.

    by WisePiper on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 02:13:59 PM PDT

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      •  The government can acknowledge the (0+ / 0-)

        de facto censorship and revisit the monopoly provider model.

        Rupert Murdoch to Fortune Magazine, 4/10/14: "I could live with Hillary as President." I don't doubt that for a second.

        by WisePiper on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 03:34:16 PM PDT

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        •  The monopoly provider model is currently (2+ / 0-)

          thought of as "competition."  It isn't competition at all, of course. But that's the going tale and that's what the companies themselves claim so as to avoid Re-Regulation.

          The whole system we have today needs to be revisited because it is all monopolistic, all across the board. It is a scandal that these companies can claim they are "in competition" when there's only one phone line and only one cable line and they aren't even comparable in capabilities.

          Everything is set up to benefit the monopolies, including their massive tax subsidies and the fact they rarely, if ever, pay taxes.

          "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

          by YucatanMan on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 07:50:14 PM PDT

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