We're the government, and we are her to help you, by relieving you of your hard earned assets and cash! And remember, you can't sue us, because we are the government!... So, take what we offer, and be happy about that.
For all the wrong reasons, this is the best news I've heard today! Ok Barack, it is time to let the American people see what you have been negotiating behind our backs, so we can tell you just how we feel and what we think about it! Fast track? Over my dead body! We have a right to know what you are trying to do in our name!
This reminds me of the scum/scam artists that call saying they are from Microsoft security and their systems have detected malware on my Windows computers, blah, blah, blah. Right! There are exactly ZERO Microsoft systems in our house! We have Macs and Linux systems. Windows? Well, I do run it in a virtual machine occasionally... The host OS is a derivative of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
In short, what Keurig thought was a clever way to lock down a market and make extra money, wound up making the company look like a tone-deaf, anti-competitive, mechanical dinosaur powered by over-caffeinated nitwits.
So, if I call my local Congressperson an idiot (he is), much like the Mayor of Granby, then both can have me arrested for a) insulting them, or worse b) defamation of character because they could claim that they can prove they aren't idiots? Well, I'd call them either idiots or morons, but that would be an insult to idiots and morons everywhere! Let's just call them what they are, incompetent dickheads!
This is why we can't have nice things. We have to spend most of our time and resources trying to adhere to laws that clueless legislators (re. idiots) have passed that have no foundation in reality, and are impossible to implement in any case.
Where is Sue when you need her? I would suggest that the village sue the hotel chain to have their trademark revoked since the village name precedes that of the hotel chain by almost 1000 years, so it (the village) has a prior claim.
I can easily saturate my 25-30mbps business U-Verse link. Since it is still DSL, it is still asymmetric in that I don't get those speeds up to the internet, which would be nice if I decided to host a good web site! Comcrap and AT&T lobbied (with million$) to keep our community from providing a public fiber to the home network some years ago. I have canvassed neighbors who voted against the initiative, and EVERY ONE has said they would vote for it now! I've been trying to get our local government to put this initiative to the vote again. No response... :-(