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  • Apr 21st, 2015 @ 2:34pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    He can't be found guilty when he does everything he can to not be thrown in Jail and brought to trial!!!

  • Apr 21st, 2015 @ 2:33pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    If this guy was Innocent, he would have no reason to hide from the law like this for YEARS and YEARS!!! No Guilty people do that. In my eye's he's clearly guilty.

  • Apr 21st, 2015 @ 2:29pm

    Re:

    If they're speaking up in a court of law at their trial, Great, I'm all for that. As a Fugitive thumbing their nose at the law, that's a whole different matter.

  • Apr 21st, 2015 @ 2:26pm

    Re: Re: ESPN

    I didn't grow up with Cable. It was a Antenna and one of them Boxes that could rotate the antenna to get channels in this spot and other channels at this spot. It wasn't great. I'd go next store to watch MTV once in a while. Back when it was actually Music Television!!!! HBO was the only Premium channel you could get.

    When I was living on my own I got Cable, and I had it for about 18 years. TV only most of that time and Internet much later. It was just ME living there and 1 TV and No Premium channels, Just HD TV service with a Duel DVR Box and Mid speed Internet and it was $170 a month!!!! I hating that bill every month. What am I getting? I could never watch enough TV or use the Internet enough to justify that. I got my House a few years ago and ended Paying for TV service. I went from Comcast to AT&T U-Verse. I get Internet ONLY for $35 a month. It's not the fastest speed but it's fast enough to stream HD content from Netflix.

    With the Internet, I have more content to watch then ever before. In fact to much to watch and so little time to do it. I had my Dad Move into my house because he lost his. He offered to pay to get Satellite TV service and I told him I didn't want it. I wanted no DISH on my house. I have a Large Antenna and that's all I need. He's used to things now. He doesn't work. I think he watches to much TV as it is.

    I saw someplace a while back that only 4% of Cable subscribers actually watch the Sport channels. That means 96% of the subscribers are Subsidizing the costs!!! These Sports Channels cost far, far more to get then any other channel and costs are continuing to shoot up. Not that the Broadcast channels and other cable channels aren't greedy and want a bit rate increase also.

    These crap is shooting up in price 10 times faster then my paycheck and for what? how about the people who actually want the sports garbage pay the real FULL cost to have it!!! You want Sports, Not a problem, it's another $50 on top of everything else per month!!! Because most everyone else is no longer subsidizing it!!!

    Maybe I just don't get grown Men playing Sports making Millions. While people are cheering and saying how WE won. you didn't do anything let alone WIN, they. playing the game won!!! GAME being the key word. I don't get it. I shouldn't be forced to pay for it. Cutting the Cord I'm free to NOT pay for it or any of the other crap. 200 Channels and only watch 20 of them. That's how it was when I had Comcast. They screw you by making the channel packages be so that you have to get the Most expensive one just to get that 1 channel that you want. So F them I'm NEVER paying for TV service ever again. At least that way. I pay for Netflix because the price is right. I'm not forced to pay for SportFlix on top of it and cost 3 times at much!!!

  • Apr 21st, 2015 @ 2:04pm

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    I'm Glad Sony is against this idea!!! See why wants to waste time downloading a torrent of their program that's only shows part of it and is really a advertisement. Yes, Keep that stuff OFF, and the Full Normal versions of their programs can be downloaded without time being wasted automatically!!!! I'm just saying, or guessing this is how it is.

  • Apr 9th, 2015 @ 11:58am

    Re: Why no debate?

    Obama not only extended it, he expanded it what what it is now!!! I didn't like it under Bush, and Obama made it worse.
    It really needs to go.

  • Apr 7th, 2015 @ 2:33pm

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    I remember back when I was a kid, before the days of the Internet getting my hands on PORN!!! It may be easier with the Internet, but no matter why you try to do, you can't stop a person from getting it one way or another.

  • Apr 6th, 2015 @ 5:14pm

    Re: Re: Re: My daughter is deaf.

    The ADA did a lot of good, but it's also gone overboard on so many things. For example things in a Bathroom for a business. how something has to be such and such high and if it's off a inch you get sued. What ends up happening, the business just closes the bathrooms from public use!!!

    There's people that spend all their time going into small businesses and then suing the crap out of them for a bunch of money because of the ADA laws. It's completely crazy.

    A lot of it is just a sham.

  • Apr 6th, 2015 @ 5:14pm

    Re: Re: Re: My daughter is deaf.

    The ADA did a lot of good, but it's also gone overboard on so many things. For example things in a Bathroom for a business. how something has to be such and such high and if it's off a inch you get sued. What ends up happening, the business just closes the bathrooms from public use!!!

    There's people that spend all their time going into small businesses and then suing the crap out of them for a bunch of money because of the ADA laws. It's completely crazy.

    A lot of it is just a sham.

  • Apr 2nd, 2015 @ 5:17pm

    Re: Corporatism blows

    This is what happens from years of Government created Monopolies!!!! Should have never happened. I see zero reason why Comcast and TWC and anyone else that wants to can't all be in the SAME City's fighting it out. The more the better!!!

    The only way to get people and keep people then is great service and a great price!!!

  • Apr 2nd, 2015 @ 5:08pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    Talking about really trying to look for racism. This is getting beyond silly. No Black person anywhere and you'd be saying it's raciest also. If it was all Black people in all 3 pictures, somehow that would be racists. No matter what you do, it doesn't matter.

    That's really a sad world you live in if that's all you see. I didn't see anything Racist about the pictures. The Cheapest was also ONLY Internet. Wouldn't it be more Raciest with a TV Package because Blacks just sit around watching TV all day? Collecting that Government check?
    Wouldn't that be more Racists? Maybe if they threw in Dial-Up for $9.99 a month service and showed a Black Family. Maybe I'd give it to you. $70 is not exactly cheap. I'm the cheap white guy and pay $35 a month for AT&T U-Verse Internet only. Not the fastest speed, but fast enough to stream HD content from Netflix.

    No matter what, got to turn it into some kind of race thing. I personally thing the Biggest Racists people out there are the ones bring it up all the time. Looking for it wherever they go, even though most of it is in their head.

    So the times when it really happens, No one cares any more. It's crying wolf, over and over and over again.

    For the life of me I was trying to figure out what the hell was so racist about the picture. I wasn't even thinking Oh, Black Woman in first picture, a White Family in another. I saw a Single woman in one, a family in the next. The COLOR of ones skin wasn't even on my mind at the time. So thanks for being that person.

    At work I'm 1 of 4 White people. I Work for really nice Chinese Owner along with a couple of his sons, along with a few other Chinese, Indian, many filipino's, even a Black person who's runs the QA department. They're all nice friendly people. I've been to a few of their houses even being the only white person there. I don't mind at all, learn and have fun. Most of them work really hard for not a lot of money. I don't really give a crap what race any of them are. It's a NON-FACTOR in my life. I'd rather just enjoy life and not keep trying to look for that Boogeyman.

    It's never going to be a 100% Raciest free world. Compared to many places, the U.S. is pretty tolerant.

  • Apr 2nd, 2015 @ 4:33pm

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    It was a dumb thing for the kids to do, but then again kids do a lot of dumb things!!! What I'm wondering, it was all between these 4 kids, how the hell did the police get involved? They had to find out somehow. A parent looking at one of the kids phones and going to the police after seeing the pictures? One of the kids showing the picture(s) to their friend(s)? Putting the picture up on Facebook? How did the police get involved in the first place?

    I think parents need to do a better job with their kids! Pound it into your kids brain that taking pictures or Video of your Naked self can come back to hurt you later in ways you can't imagine. Or anything you post or comment on and come back to hurt you also. Watch what you do.

  • Mar 24th, 2015 @ 12:49pm

    Re: 2016 CAMPAIGN

    That's all you have, the KOCH brothers. Most of you Progressive don't even know who they are. Just spout the party line and completely ignore all the RICH as hell Democrats like somehow they don't exist. It's just laughable.

  • Mar 19th, 2015 @ 11:57am

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    You can't go out on the street, stick out your arm and Wave a UBER car over to you to pick you up!!! A taxi you can!!!

  • Mar 19th, 2015 @ 11:47am

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    I think you should treat this as a ID check like in a store when it's questionable the person is 21 or over, or in this case 18 or over. Some people look younger then they are and others look older then they are. So if the person looks 10 years older or younger then 18 for a ID!!! Maybe it'll kill the mood, but better then jail.

  • Mar 19th, 2015 @ 11:42am

    Re: Re: This wasn't about electricity

    Want don't want to work a normal job!!! Besides it's very expensive to hire a person these days!!! Let alone hire someone that you don't even need. Jobs aren't created to just give people a job and money, there was to be a real need. This is a communist country. Then you need to get rid of some people you can just kill off thousands or millions and there's nothing anyone can really do about that!!!!

  • Mar 12th, 2015 @ 5:31pm

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    I've been with U-Verse for the last couple years. When my low price ended after the year and jumped up I called and threaten to go to Comcast. After all the Normal price is not much lower then Comcast prices for far slower service. I don't mind the slow service when I'm paying just $35 a month. Internet only. When it jumps to $55 then it's only like $10 more for much faster internet only service form Comcast.

    I used to pay Comcast $170 a month for HD TV service with a duel DVR tuner and Mid speed Internet service. It was just me, 1 TV and I just hated getting that huge bill every month and for what?!?! I could never watch enough TV or use the Internet to justify that cost.

    So when I was getting ready to start house shopping, I went to Comcast and handed them my DVR and said I was done with paying for TV, just stick with internet. They did give my 6 months of lower cost Internet service which was more then enough time to look for a house and MOVE.

    I got my house, signed up for U-Verse for Internet only and installed a Nice large Antenna where I get all my broadcast channels for free. I use my Computer and Media Center and a couple duel HD Homerun tuners where I can record up to 4 programs at once. Or Record 3 and watch one LIVE or Record 4 and watch something already recorded. Or Start watching in the Family Room and continue in the Bedroom. I use Xbox 360's as Media Center Extenders. I have one for each HDTV. They boot up directly into Media Center Extender mode. No need to be a paid Gold Member. The Channel listing and program guide is FREE. You can buy a new 360 for $199 which is a great deal. You don't need a HDD because you're streaming, (With full DVR controls, I use Harmony 900 Remotes) and no need for a Kinect. Save money and buy USED!!! It's pretty flexible. I added Channel Logo's. You can connect up to 4-5 Extenders and stream them all at once, WIRED for HD. Or just 1 Wireless. Just not enough bandwidth wireless. I wired up my House with a Gigabit Network and have most of my hardware including my 24 port Gigabit switch in my closet That's also where my 2 Tuners are which connect by Ethernet and my computer is back in the Bedroom/computer room.

    You can start out small with 1 tuner, and one Xbox and Expand as you need to. I like it. All my TV shows Auto Record. The system paid for it's self in no time flat and now it's just FREE every month. From my 24 port Gigabit switch to the Cat6 Cable and connectors and whatnot all from Monoprice.com, it was pretty cheap. I was under my house for a couple days crawling around running the Cat6 cables from the Closet that's in the middle of my house which I also had ran power to. Plus the Antenna Cable to the closet and to each HDTV as a direct backup if there was a computer issue. Plus I had to run a ground wire for the Family room Power outlet and the 3 bedrooms that none had grounded outlets. That was fun and a pain to do!!! Once it's done, I don't think I'll ever need to deal with it. Though I need to run a COAX cable for outside the Comcast Hookup to my Closet just in case I make a switch from U-Verse in the future. It's all wired nice and neat along the beams, not laying all over the ground. I even had to run speaker wire from the front of the family room to the Back where I have ports to connect the rear surround speakers into. All wires are hidden in the walls or under the house.

    A wired Network, especially Gigabit is is much faster then wireless. Wireless also gets slower from distance and going threw threw walls and other things. I have no Interference issues either. I can just plug whatever device right into a Wall port. I have like 6-8 Ethernet Ports right in the family room alone. 4 in my Master bedroom, etc. It's my house, I don't plan to move anytime soon. I don't mind a little effort. It pays off in the end.

  • Mar 12th, 2015 @ 4:54pm

    Re: Why do/are

    Because the Janitor can easily be replaced!!! When you have a crap Economy, and Lots of people and few Jobs, Pay doesn't go Up. When there's lots of Jobs and few people, pay goes up. Supply and Demand. It's as simple as that. If the Janitor decided to just go missing for 7 days, he would be fired and replaced quite easily.

    Create your own product and try to start up that NEW business. You can then pay yourself anything you like. Then try paying that one or 2 employee's to start out with at $15-$20 a hour plus everything else see how that works out for you. You'll be luckily to make anything for yourself for the first few years while working 12+ hours a day 7 days a week. You start growing, hiring more people, creating more jobs, and then the Union moves in and tells you how much you should be paying them and all the extra's. Money that could have gone to expanding and creating more Jobs, Nope.

    I haven't had a pay raise in 4+ years like everyone else. In fact got screwed with Obamacare and Medical got canceled for everyone. Now I'm trying to deal with that huge extra cost every month myself. If you don't like your job or your pay, quite and work someplace else that will pay you what you think you're worth.

    I worked zero skill job as a kid at $3.35 a hour. I went to school out of state full time, worked full time making $3.90 a hour, lived in a crappy apartment with a room mate, took out loans which I've long paid off. Had very little free time and money. I didn't get crap from my parents. Because I wasn't going to work my whole life at a zero skill job where I could be easily replaced.

    Hell I wish I made a bunch more money. I'm far from rich. I have my small house the bank owes most of. My Dad lives with me since he lost his house when the company he worked for went out of business. No one is forcing you or anyone else to work where they are. While I don't think some CEO should be getting some big fat bonus when the company went in the crapper and laid off a bunch of people, that's on the board members of that company.

  • Mar 10th, 2015 @ 1:21pm

    Re: Re: Re: 90 days

    Nothing has changed with HBO Go, that works on all devices it currently does and is different from the NEW stand alone HBO Now service.

  • Mar 10th, 2015 @ 1:19pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: 90 days

    It's nothing that hasn't been done many times in the past by a number of company's!!! I don't see it as a clear out of Apple TV's. There's been a $30 price cut, which is about time since the current version has been around for like 3 years now. It's still far and above the #1 streaming device by far, with ROKU quite a bit behind in the #2 spot. I have both devices and many others.

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