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Old May 20th, 2014 #21
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Unsurprisingly, this whole article is complete bullshit. See http://www.snopes.com/photos/automobiles/unsoldcars.asp
Ha! Well done, Joe -- citing an internet hoax as an example to justify your adolescent commie tripe...

 
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Unsurprisingly, this whole article is complete bullshit. See http://www.snopes.com/photos/automobiles/unsoldcars.asp
Should have known. Zerohedge is Prisonplanet for investors.
 
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Socialism has the collective attempt to manage business. That's nationalism. You set a few ground rules and then let the market work.
The NSDAP didn't manage businesses. There was free enterprise within a certain set of rules. There was also private ownership of property and business. The banking system needs to be Nationalized, and that is about the only industry that needs to be controlled. We can't have a Nation of debt slaves. We can't have middle men borrowing money from the government at 0.1% and loaning it out at 3%. Such practices should be criminal. I wouldn't agree for the government to manage all business, meaning everything is owned by the government. I still think its funny how people claim the NSDAP were the same as commies. It only proves how ignorant they are.
 
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Ha! Well done, Joe -- citing an internet hoax as an example to justify your adolescent commie tripe...
Oh look who it is, the obese croc shoes wearing day-trader/race-traitor parasite...oops I mean "Job-creating" future John Galt. You smear me as a "commie", yet you're the one who is fanatically pro-infanticide and a moral relativist in the vein of Luxembourg and Marcuse.

Is the snopes site right in calling it a hoax? Maybe. Then again, Snopes claims there is no such thing as snuff movies, despite Italian police and media finding hundreds of them at the residence of Russian-Jews in Italy where they murdered abducted Russian orphans on tape. Snopes is even less reliable than Zerohedge, go ahead and read some Snopes entries on race, faggots, etc if you don't believe me.

One thing that is an undeniable fact, is the countless millions of perfectly good automobiles that are sitting in lots as overproduction waste, or "glut" as capitalists call it. The refusal to reduce the price so as to actually sell them because it would hurt the bogus and inflated market value is what I consider idiotic about the capitalist system: http://www.businessweek.com/articles...-are-piling-up
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What happens to these cars after their model year ends? I bet they sell them off to car rental companies. And the next model year they don't manufacture so many. Government industries can overproduce unwanted crap for decades. Just look at how many niggers are produced by welfare. Obsolete farm equipment with no demand.
I don't understand how the policies of the Zionist controlled United States government somehow reflect on every single government in history, yet the millions and billions goy-toys like Bill Gates gives to grow more niggers in Africa doesn't reflect on big capital.

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An abundance of easy credit is an intentional result of central bank policy. There were no seven year loans to buy a horse before central banking.
No it isn't. Jewish takeover of money-printers and central banks historically came after "free market" loans to shitbags like William of Orange that defied state usury bans. Jews indebted a few of these princes and kings in Britain, Holland, Frankfurt, etc and forced them to giving them control of central banking. Liberal capitalism, if it didn't straight up create the contemporary Jewish problem, it certainly exacerbated it.

Jews controlled banking in America before, during, and after the Civil War as well, and funded both sides from their perches in New York. This was during the libertarian golden age of tuberculosis pandemics from 10 whites living to a room and 8 year olds losing their arms in dangerous factories that you seem to think is so ideal.

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Without government encouraging debt the prices of homes and education would fall. Closing the borders would put further downward pressure on housing prices.
Government doesn't encourage private debt. While the American plutocracy (the eventual end-state of every "free market" in history has led to the casino-winners using their "earnings" to dictate policy over everyone else) bails out the eternal Jews' Wall Street, etc debts, there is not a modicum of relief for the average American consumer debt. The average American is 15,000 dollars in the red, and that's just credit card debt .

The era of "easy" credit is thanks to the consumerist slave [non]culture capitalism not only encourages, but requires to survive and expand. Not only that, but globalization is inevitable in Emersontopia, as capitalism needs to constantly have access to new markets to sustain growth. Once you hit a natural national limit, the "free market" implodes.

While I'm sure getting the American/Jew government out of mortgages will reduce the price, it won't be by as much as you expect. The "American Dream" of widespread home ownership was more or less a product of the G.I. Bill.

In an unrestrained capitalist society, you'd be forced to live with mom, dad, and grandma until you're 35 (if you manage to have a decent paying job when the "market forces" allocate labor towards...McJobs) and have enough to buy a house. The average person would be waiting longer for their own house than an East German would for his summer house.

When it comes to education, I agree American Federal subsidized loans are a fucking racket. But that doesn't mean socialized or public education is wrong, it works in many other countries that are overtaking the U.S. I believe higher education should be public/free, but with strict merit and intellectual standards to get in, not the 13th grade come-one-come-all of for profit capitalist universities. Privatization of education, ironically, is less meritocratic and lowers standards for the simple fact that...more people=more profit. There's a reason why half the Chemistry and Physics teachers I've had are immigrants from ex-communist countries.

Government should invest in the brightest minds regardless of social class and legacy enticements, or else you'll keep producing a society that will graduate George W. Bush from Yale while the next great mind turns over potatoes in Idaho.
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Old May 21st, 2014 #26
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You smear me as a "commie",
No, I accurately identify you as one. You're a socialist and a totalitarian, and your position on virtually every matter is arbitrary. That's exactly characteristic of a commie radical, and you've even admitted to being one at some point in your past.

You might have presently white-washed your worldview with racial nationalism, but you're a Marxist down to your bone marrow, and it shows in every post. Just like Greg Johnson will always be a faggot, and Brad Griffin will always be an anti, you'll always be a red.

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yet you're the one who is fanatically pro-infanticide and a moral relativist in the vein of Luxembourg and Marcuse.
I'm steadfastly pro-choice, pro-privacy, and pro-freedom, you little rodent. And I'm not ashamed of it.
 
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http://www.opednews.com/kall0104_012...immigrants.htm

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Big Business Using Digital "Illegal Immigrants" to Steal Millions of US Jobs, Calling it Outsourcing

The outsourcing of Tech Jobs to India and China is one of the biggest threats to the US job economy. India is complaining about violating the spirit of free trade. But I see this massive assault on US jobs as either a failure or intentional choice of the Bush administration not to respond to a technological development that allows "wetback" workers to go digital, smuggling prime value American jobs without having to sneak across the border.

It used to be, if you wanted to hire a foreign worker, you had to apply to the immigration department to get a temporary work visa for this potential employee. Digital outsourcing has become a way that big business routine evades the process, so they can smuggle foreign labor (not laborers) into the US.

Eleven years ago, I discovered a a doctoral level biomedical engineer/programmer in Siberia who'd developed published articles about unique software for biofeedback, unlike anything developed in the US. He wanted to work for my company, to develop a new kind of software unavailable anywhere in the world. I had to go through a major process, proving to the immigration department that I could not source a programmer in the US to do what he was doing. I had to provide the specifications for the job and then they immigration department put it out to see if they could find someone who could do the work. They found a few potential candidates who weren't even close. Only after that exercise was I able to arrange a temporary work visa for this unique programmer.

But now, with the internet and satellite aided phone connections, it's possible to circumvent the immigration department and smuggle work to foreign workers, even though there are millions of Americans who can do the job.

We talk about the problems with illegal immigration. But over the last few years, technology has enabled corporations to hire foreign workers without having to deal with the immigration department. This is either a failure of the administration to respond to a new development in technology or a conscious choice by the administration to allow transnational and megacorporations to cut their costs by using labor from other countries.

The way I see it, using phone or internet lines to enable a worker in China or India to answer a phone call from a US location is virtually, digitally crossing a border, using a worker who doesn't have a green card, ie., breaking the law, just like hiring a maid without working papers might be considered illegal.

It should not be allowed to stand as is. If it is not a blatant violation of the immigration laws, then it is the use of a loophole that ought to be closed and closed fast.


Last year, it was predicted that the outsourcing business would grow five fold in the next few years, from about $11 billion a year up past $50 billion. Keep in mind that that $50 billion in pay to third world workers represents a loss of US jobs worth $44 billion now and $200 billion soon. Those are American jobs racing to India, China and the Caribbean. Interestingly, I learned about the growth of outsourcing accidentally, while researching a major electronic voting firm that had branched out. That voting firm had been involved in several shady elections where the democratic candidate predicted to win by the polls had been surprisingly beaten by Republican candidates. Perhaps that partially explains why this breach in the walls of immigration policy has "slipped past" the recognition of the Bush administration.

This issue and this problem will not go away. The Indian government has attacked the US plan to ban outsourcing according to the Financial Times, "arguing it is a protectionist measure contrary to the spirit of free trade."

This is in response to the passage by the US senate of a bill that bans the outsourcing of federal work. The senate bill is a good beginning, but it does not go far enough. It should either ban or charge large tariffs (as Thom Hartmann suggested in a conversation) on outsourcing using phone or internet or other electronic means altogether, or, rather, change the immigration laws-- take them into the digital era-- so this kind of electronic outsourcing is labeled as a violation of immigration laws. And Hartmann points out that even if we did pass legislation that banned outsourcing, companies could circumvent the laws by creating offshore corporations that would "sell" finished "products" to companies in the US.

Another problem is that tariffs are verboten in the world of WTO and NAFTA. There's no doubt that India will apply to the WTO for billions in damages if the senate bill is passed forbidding outsourcing of federal jobs. And the likelihood of a successful pursuit of damages would be even greater if a tariff were established. We need to pull out of the WTO and NAFTA or demand that they exclude outsourced labor.

On top of that, the Indian government plans to tax these transnational corporations, like GE and Morgan Stanley. That will be ironic. These "traitor" companies register "chimera" corporations in the Bahamas (60 minutes just covered this, using Haliburton as an example) that avoid US taxes. And now, the taxes may end up being collected by India for work done in response to phone calls dialed to US phone numbers, processing data generated in the US.

William Rivers Pitt, in an article published in truthout.org , reporting on the Iowa caucus campaign, described and recapped a stump speech by Dennis Kucinich:


"We 've had three million manufacturing jobs lost, " he said, "since July of 2000. Three million. ... job loss... is not just a statistic. It means a home that is threatened. It means someone in the family is not going to get the education they hoped for. It means the loss of health benefits. It means retirement benefits at risk. It means instability in a family. It could mean a family splitting up. Tremendous economic pressures are being put on so many American families today, and I 'll tell you one of the reasons. "


"Ten years ago, " he said in a rising voice, "the United States passed agreements called NAFTA and the WTO which created conditions where global corporations are setting all the rules for trade. You know what it is about? You know what it is about. It is about cheap labor. Wherever they can drive down wages, they do it. Wherever they can get someone to do a job for less than nothing, that 's what they are looking for. They don 't care about child labor, prison labor, slave labor, they don 't care about crushing workers. What they care about is being able to make more and more of a profit. They don 't care if they close down a community. "


"They don 't care if they crush small businesses, " he said, now in full roar. "They don 't care because they have the power, with NAFTA and the WTO, and all these trade agreements, to just move jobs out of this country, move out the manufacturing jobs, move out high-tech jobs, move out any kind of job that exists in this country that they can make a better buck off in another country by crushing workers rights. I 've seen it. It is time to put an end to it. "


The thunder of the audience shook the room."

It is obvious when a major industries is destroyed by slave wage or government subsidized competition, as was the case with the clothing, show and steel industries. But now, we have an even more insidious form of the search for the cheapest labor that Kucinich talks about. It may take withdrawing from, canceling the USA's connection to the WTO and NAFTA agreements to plug the hole to stop the flood of lost jobs. Only Dennis Kucinich is currently calling for this. We need leaders who can see that we need to either get rid of the WTO and NAFTA or drastically change the rules.

Bottom line, there is a gaping hole in US policy that can easily be plugged or at least made smaller by tariffs. If the Bush administration and the Republican controlled congress fail to do so, we know where the good, high paying jobs in the US will continue to go, as they dry up here. We know that it will be a massive multibillion dollar giveaway to big business by the Bush administration and it's lock-step supporters in congress. It's no wonder that GE, owner of NBC, probably the most conservative of the networks, is at the forefront of outsourcing. (I'd mistakenly stated that GE owns CBS, but CBS is owned by Viacom.)

The answers: you can tell your senator and congressman that just blocking outsourcing of federal jobs is not enough. The democratic candidates can raise this as an issue, that it is the failure of the Bush administration and the Republican party to protect some of the most valuable US jobs. This is an issue that people should be able to understand. More important, it may force them to at least respond more aggressively to close the massive leak they've allowed to cause so much damage to the US job market.
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I'm steadfastly pro-choice, pro-privacy, and pro-freedom, you little rodent. And I'm not ashamed of it.

Death penalty for abortionists and other people who take life.
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No, I accurately identify you as one. You're a socialist and a totalitarian,
No, it's a smear. Communists see eye to eye with capitalists in worldview, history, race, internationalism, and the aims of production. Why is that? It's because both their ideology and your ideology were formulated by The Noses for The Noses in their interest of world domination.

That is real totalitarianism.

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and your position on virtually every matter is arbitrary.
Actually, it's the other way around. The hyper-capitalists here are the ones who formulate their ideology based around their personal feelings and emotions. IE, Sam Emerson sees dead-beat niggers collecting a welfare check and it makes him understandably angry, so he decides he wants the opposite extreme of this. That's not a scientific, pragmatic, or objective conclusion, that is righteous rage clouding judgement.

Or when it comes to abortion, you've probably murdered or known someone whose murdered white babies in the womb, so you can't picture a world where white babies aren't murdered and then incinerated for fuel.

My arguments against capitalism are collective and racial. Your arguments for it are based on Birch-society bullshit and an imaginary America that you wouldn't want to live in if I transported you back to those times.

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That's exactly characteristic of a commie radical, and you've even admitted to being one at some point in your past.
So what? You were probably a republicrat in the past, which is even worse than a commie who at least on the surface can smell something's up and starts looking for answers.

I am pragmatic. Unlike you, I've familiarized myself with arguments for and against socialism and capitalism and take from them what is useful or achieved success. Both capitalism and communism fucking blow, but I'm not going to pretend life in East German is any better today than it was 30 years ago just to avoid you calling me a communist. An absolute majority of East Germans agree: http://www.spiegel.de/international/...-a-634122.html

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You might have presently white-washed your worldview with racial nationalism,
I can name you at least a dozen successful and world-changing racial movements that share my views on economics. From the Iron Guard, to the Rexists, to the NSDAP. There is no race-centered movement or nation or state in history that hasn't been socialist. The Austrian school kikes that formulated your dogma rightfully pointed out that racial nations are inevitably socialist, as the very concept of race...is collectivist.

What historical racial precedent is there for your Libertarian fad ? Ron Paul is probably the closest thing you have to work with, and he wouldn't even take your money if he knew your opinion on race.

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but you're a Marxist down to your bone marrow, and it shows in every post. Just like Greg Johnson will always be a faggot, and Brad Griffin will always be an anti, you'll always be a red.
If you knew what Marxism actually was, beyond Saturday morning GI Joe cartoons, you'd understand how foolish you actually are and how YOU have more in common with them than I do.

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I'm steadfastly pro-choice, pro-privacy, and pro-freedom, you little rodent. And I'm not ashamed of it.
You're "pro-choice", a genocidal idea first implemented and spread by... Jewish communists, and yet I'm the communist. Infanticide was too Jewy even for Joe Stalin's taste.

Issues of privacy are for another thread.

And freedumb isn't an argument, it's a rhetorical crutch for dipshits without an argument. Every last person's definition of freedom is different. Queers who want to use women's bathrooms can say you're obstructing on his freedom if you stop him. Child-star parents freely choose to serve their kids up for gay Jew executives to fuck in Hollywood. Like it or not, morality is socialist, as it requires society to come together and reach a collective agreement on what's right and wrong. Most of these questions are decided at birth by Aryan genetics, while things like abortion-rationalization are Jewish social constructs that appeal to a few defectives on the margins of every crowd.

If you want to live in a society or civilization, you need rules and regulations for it to function.
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Speaking of communism, it's hard not to notice the similarity between anarcho-capitalists and new Left Marxists in their flimsy attempts to defend their failed ideologies. Oh no, the USSR wasn't real communism!! We need to try it again, I promise next time it'll work! sounds a lot like Oh no, capitalism has led the white race into more catastrophies than at any time in history, but none of this is real capitalism!! We need to try it again, I promise next time it'll work!

My views are exactly the same as the tendencies expressed by the best European racial movements, who are today blowing past anything America has ever done in this category and have taking state power over the horizon.

Why are they successful, yet groups that espouse the ideas of 313Chris a failure? It's because you're trying to synthesize the hyper-individualism of America's Jew-funded freemason founders with the collective identification system of racialism. That is such a blatant, brain cell zapping contradiction that I shouldn't even have to bring it up. This is why American white nationalists keep falling off the bicycle, even with training wheels, while racialists in other places are shattering plateaus on a weekly basis.
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The NSDAP didn't manage businesses. There was free enterprise within a certain set of rules. There was also private ownership of property and business. The banking system needs to be Nationalized, and that is about the only industry that needs to be controlled. We can't have a Nation of debt slaves. We can't have middle men borrowing money from the government at 0.1% and loaning it out at 3%. Such practices should be criminal. I wouldn't agree for the government to manage all business, meaning everything is owned by the government. I still think its funny how people claim the NSDAP were the same as commies. It only proves how ignorant they are.
Just to be clear, I'm a nationalist and I define that differently than socialism, though like all political terms socialism and nationalism have both been used indiscriminately to describe everything from North Korean totalitarianism to American free enterprise.

Banking is a special case. Libertarians argue that without fiat money there would be less debt. If that doesn't work I'm for bringing back usury laws. Debt forgiveness (including full default on the national debt) should be part of any nationalist platform.
 
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One thing that is an undeniable fact, is the countless millions of perfectly good automobiles that are sitting in lots as overproduction waste, or "glut" as capitalists call it. The refusal to reduce the price so as to actually sell them because it would hurt the bogus and inflated market value is what I consider idiotic about the capitalist system: http://www.businessweek.com/articles...-are-piling-up
Did you read that article before linking to it? Not countless millions, 3.27 million or about 60 days of inventory based on recent sales (at the time, the article is from 2013). If sales held up then no problem. With sales booming it's unlikely they had more than 1.5 million left over at the end of the model year.

Sales of new cars and trucks probably accelerated last month to the fastest pace since December 2007, according to a survey of analysts by Bloomberg News. The projected growth in June, which analysts say was led by Nissan Motor Co. (7201) and Ford Motor Co. (F), keeps the U.S. on track for its best annual sales in six years.
 
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Government doesn't encourage private debt.
Facepalm.

Government guaranteed student loans and mortgages promote debt as a way of life. Fiat money gives them unlimited money to lend. If the private banks lend too much to bad risks they're too big to fail, so government bails them out.

Encouraging debt is a top federal priority.
 
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Actually, it's the other way around. The hyper-capitalists here are the ones who formulate their ideology based around their personal feelings and emotions. IE, Sam Emerson sees dead-beat niggers collecting a welfare check and it makes him understandably angry, so he decides he wants the opposite extreme of this. That's not a scientific, pragmatic, or objective conclusion, that is righteous rage clouding judgement.
My pragmatic conclusion that government is full of parasites is based on observing fat cops, lazy bureaucrats and corrupt politicians feeding off the private sector, which at least produces things people are willing to buy without having a gun put to their head. Government work attracts two kinds of people. The less dangerous are the lazy and stupid looking for an easy paycheck. Worse are the ones who want power.

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My arguments against capitalism are collective and racial. Your arguments for it are based on Birch-society bullshit and an imaginary America that you wouldn't want to live in if I transported you back to those times.
Your argument against capitalism in this thread was an urban legend.
 
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Those cars in the article might already be in the hands of happy costumers that have already bought them, only a public owned car manufacturer could afford slow sales and still stand in business.

Personally. I have never trusted a system that promise to fight 'inequality' and 'poverty' as they are the consequences of simple biology within a society, and the tend to be greater in multiracial societies where third world people cannnot compete.

I have met many wealthy people in my life, and they didn't get that way because they were money-obsessed as some socialists want us to believe, their wealth was a by-product of their talent, dedication and commitment to their families and work partnerts.
 
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I don't have cable nor want it, but this situation regarding the Time Warner-Comcast merger goes for any business. Unrestrained capitalism= privately owned monopolies= higher prices/consumer shakedowns and lower quality.

http://www.ibtimes.com/cable-bills-r...pay-tv-1587304

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Here’s a disturbing fact your wallet already knows: U.S. cable bills are biting into a larger chunk of your monthly budget, and there’s little evidence the trend will slow down anytime soon.

According to a new report from the Federal Communications Commission, the average bill for basic cable in the United States rose 6.5 percent in 2012, while the average bill for expanded basic cable rose 5.1 percent. That’s about four times the rate of inflation, which rose just 1.6 percent during the same 12-month period, according to the Consumer Price Index.

The numbers were posted last week as part of the FCC Media Bureau’s annual survey of cable rates. For at least the past two decades, the report shows, the average monthly cable bill has risen about $2 to $3 per year. The average household now pays about $64.41 per month, nearly triple what they paid in 1995, when the FCC began keeping tabs.

The rapid increases are likely to spur further criticism of the major cable providers, which critics say operate in an environment virtually free of competition. More than three-quarters of American households have no choice in local cable providers, the Economist reported in March. The cable industry’s perceived monopoly has gained particular scrutiny this year in the wake of a proposed merger between the country’s two largest providers, Philadelphia's Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and New York-based Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC), a deal consumer advocates say will lead to further hikes.


“Comcast’s dominant position in the marketplace and incentive to favor its own content will give it enormous power,” Delara Derakhshani, policy counsel in the Washington office of Consumers Union, the policy and action division of Consumer Reports magazine, said last month. “That means prices will likely continue to climb, consumers will have fewer choices, and customer service will get even worse.”


Cable companies say the monopoly argument is outdated, and that they’re facing increased competition from satellite-TV companies like DirecTV, fiber-optics providers like Verizon’s FiOS and emerging players like Google Fiber. “More than ever, depending on the market, you can see up to four or five providers,” TWC's spokesman Bobby Amirshahi told International Business Times.

CableHike Cable costs from 1998 - 2013. International Business Times/Hanna Sender

As the FCC report shows, rising programming costs account for a large part of cable’s price increase. The per-channel cost for cable customers rose 2.1 percent, or 48 cents per channel, in 2012. That’s a trend cable companies have been complaining about for some time, in particular with regard to retransmission fees charged by the major broadcasters, which are expected to rise 10 to 12 percent per year over the next three years. So contentious is the issue that viewers are now being dragged into sometimes-vicious battles between cable providers and content companies, such as the fight between TWC and CBS that resulted in a monthlong blackout of the Eye Network last year.

Amirshahi said such skirmishes are a necessary evil. “Time Warner Cable has taken a stand against huge fee increases by local broadcast TV stations and we work hard to come up with reasonable agreements,” he said. “In the past, you have seen stations blacked out when an agreement cannot be reached, and we realize that puts you in the middle of our dispute. The government requires Time Warner Cable and other TV providers to carry local broadcasters, and ultimately, if we don’t agree to pay, broadcasters can withhold their channels, which hurts our customers.”

Programming costs aside, customers can only be sure of one thing: they’re paying more for cable each year, to the point where the rising rates of pay television are emerging as a third certainty along with death and taxes.
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Old May 21st, 2014 #37
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I thought government granted monopolies to cable areas. And if there were competition, you communists would be whining about how there were too many wires, destroying the environment etc.

By the way, you were had on that article. Chris posted the snopes, I happened across this yesterday

http://jalopnik.com/that-zero-hedge-...8124255/+samer
 
Old May 21st, 2014 #38
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The government requires Time Warner Cable and other TV providers to carry local broadcasters, and ultimately, if we don’t agree to pay, broadcasters can withhold their channels, which hurts our customers.
All these companies are Jew owned so their comments should be assumed deceptive, but on the face of it that's a reasonable argument. Local stations know the cable companies have no choice but to carry them, so they can jack up the price without fear of being dropped for good.

Besides, is cable really a monopoly? Broadcast stations, streaming internet video, satellite television, DVDs and Blu-ray all compete with cable for viewers. There are probably some die hard VHS viewers who can live without cable.

For those who argue that cable has a monopoly on certain sports I say the average couch potato's addiction to live sports is not a market failure, it's a character flaw.
 
Old May 21st, 2014 #39
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Gibson found the snopes article, not me.
 
Old May 21st, 2014 #40
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Want to see what a "free market" job search looks like? The biggest myth is that somehow, in capitalism, you aren't coerced to do anything, or at least that's what the Ghetto Jews who went on to formulated the current Libertarian fad claim.

Let's take a look at Craigslist, which is like a micro-free market, to imagine what the world would look like in Lindertopia/White Somalia :


http://www.salon.com/2012/03/01/i_fe...list_job_scam/

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I fell for a Craigslist job scam

I wish I'd seen the red flags, but unemployment made me desperate enough to take a risk I now regret

A professor once told a class at my university that “all of society is playing itself out on Craigslist.” He was right, it’s all there: the things we value and no longer want, the spaces we live in, our mating calls. There’s the Good Samaritan who posts an ad seeking the owner of a diamond ring he found. There’s also the con artist taking advantage of a few million desperate job seekers. Unfortunately, that’s what I found.

I had recently graduated college when Craigslist began to consume my life. I was 28, old enough to remember the joy of sitting in my kitchen with a pen and a cup of coffee, circling help wanted ads in an old-fashioned newspaper. But I don’t need to tell you that Craigslist is way better than print classifieds ever were. It’s free, it’s instant, it’s hyper-local. Still, Craigslist does require a certain amount of street smarts; it can be a landmine of check fraud Trojan horses, fake website switcheroos and other gray-area opportunities. [Just like real life "free markets"] This isn’t news, of course. So while you wouldn’t want your grandmother using Craigslist, for fear she’d wire her identity to a Nigerian prince, those of us who’ve grown up with the seediness of the Web realize it’s no big deal. We know what to avoid on the Internet, the same way we know to avoid a dark alley on an unfamiliar street. Well, I thought I knew, anyway.

It was about four days after graduation that I realized I was heading toward disaster. Without my student financial aid money coming in, I wouldn’t be able to pay my bills with my joke of a part-time job. If I paid my upcoming rent, I wouldn’t even have gas money to get to that job. My degree offered few prospects in the city where I live, and breaking my apartment lease to move somewhere else would cost thousands. As panic set in, I abandoned the dream of starting a career and set out to simply stay afloat.

I was picky at first. I responded only to ads for parking lot attendants and busboys and landscapers. After a week, I responded to everything. I even took two days of work holding a sign at a busy intersection to promote an Indian lunch truck. I grinned when the boss handed me a total of $60 for those two days, but I’m pretty sure I was just high on exhaust fumes.

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported the unemployment rate in Tampa, Fla., at an even 10 percent that month. It certainly seemed worse than that, because even the most terrible jobs on Craigslist filled fast. I answered an ad looking for someone to deliver a pet cat to a town an hour away for $30. When I called, an exasperated cat owner told me she’d already hired someone, and turned down at least 40 other hopefuls in the hour since she’d put up the ad.

I was at my part-time job one evening scouring Craigslist and weeding out the usual dead ends. Potential scams were any vague listing that included phrases like “work from home,” “make over $1500 in first week” or “own your own business cleaning chimneys” (not a joke). That night I responded to a normal-sounding ad for a “part time data entry person to help with a temporary computer project.”

When I got an email back the next day, it was a long, detailed response about how I could make $30 an hour signing up for “offers.” There were immediate red flags: It involved working from home and making a lot of money for doing little. Another bad sign was that the job described in the email was nothing like the one described in the original ad — a classic bait and switch.

But there were differences too. For one, the email wasn’t written in the weird, incomprehensible grammar that spam usually comes in. The writer, Aaron, made an assuring reference to the fact that I probably thought it was a scam. Most perplexing of all, Aaron offered to call me on the phone to prove he was legit.

I don’t trust anyone. I think it started on Christmas Eve when I was 5 and noticed that Santa Claus had a curl of black hair sticking out of his hat, much like Uncle Tony’s hair. For four more years I sucked it up and played the game, pretending to buy their excuse that Uncle Tony’s “on the toilet,” but I decided that once I grew up, I wasn’t going to be anyone’s sucker ever again. I closed Aaron’s email and planned to forget about it.

But I could not.


Even as I scrolled through other job listings on Craigslist that day, my mind kept returning to Aaron’s email, particularly the last line: “Worst case – it’s not for you and you wasted 10 minutes. Best case – you make $600 extra per month at your leisure.”


Hoping for a dose of reality, I forwarded the email to my one friend more untrusting and cynical than I was — a New Yorker. Her opinion was that even though she was “99 percent sure” it was a scam, it couldn’t hurt to go one step further and just talk to Aaron. Coming from her, that was a ringing endorsement.

I started thinking. Surely, out of the billions of pop-ups and banners and emails floating around the Internet, touting things like free iPads and male enhancements and getting paid to take surveys, at least one out of all of them had to be grounded in a shred of truth, right? Couldn’t I have stumbled upon the one easy-money offer on the entire Internet that was for real? Wouldn’t I be a genius when my leap of faith paid off, and all those skeptics who deleted Aaron’s email missed out? Didn’t I want to avoid the shame and the shouting when the rent came due and I had to tell my girlfriend I didn’t have it?

I wrote Aaron and he called me from an unblocked Wayne County, Mich., number. He sounded young and all-American. We chatted about fantasy football, and how his team sucked. Then he explained the job. Just register on a website and give them his referral number. Then use the links on that site to sign up for trial offers of services like the Disney Movie Club, and Netflix and Creditreport.com. The trials would cost between $1 and $5, which I’d pay with my own debit card. I’d get it back soon. The idea here was that some loophole had been discovered in these companies’ marketing campaigns, and we would be the beneficiaries. Every time I signed up for five trials Aaron was going to deposit $50 in my PayPal account. Aaron made his money by referring people like me. “Call me any time you need help,” he said, soothing my nervousness.

So I went for it. I must have signed up for 15 trials that first day, determined not only to make money at it, but more money than anyone else. The week went on, and the referral site started to update my account with little green check marks next to the verified offers I’d completed, just like Aaron said. Those check marks made my heart pound. Every one of them meant $10 in my pocket.

Once I’d had about $100 worth of offers “go green” I messaged Aaron for my payment. He told me I had to verify my identity by sending in a snapshot of my driver’s license with any sensitive info blacked out, and then he’d pay me on Friday, when he paid all of his people at once. I sent the photo and waited.


Friday came and went. No payment. I wrote to Aaron. No response. I tried to find Aaron on Instant Messenger where we’d talked before. He wasn’t logged on. He was always logged on. I called the Michigan number. The user I was trying to reach was “not currently available.” It was a prepaid phone with no minutes left. [Whose going to help you when you get scammed or your labor goes unpaid in Emersonville? The magical invisible hand?]


“Aaron” had cut me off. He was never going to pay me, or any of the other people I imagined he’d hooked in. Of course, this realization didn’t stop me from continuing to email him every day for the next week anyway. First politely, in case there’d been some sort of honest mistake, then by screaming at him in all caps that I wanted my money “NOW!” Neither technique got any response. My money and my precious time were gone. Aaron was gone. I was a sucker holding a laptop like a bottle of snake oil. [99% of the crap pedaled in "free markets" are frauds]

Mysterious charges started showing up on my bank statement. It may not sound like a big deal, but calling to cancel my debit card was an especially low moment in my life. I tried to direct my anger at the scam artist, but I could not. I was too ashamed, and too angry with myself. I wasn’t supposed to fall for an obvious Internet scam. I was smart, and young, and had grown up using the Internet. I told no one.

Like the professor said, all of society is playing itself out on Craigslist. Scammers know there are people like me out there — people whose desperation pushes them to a point where they take risks they might not otherwise. But in a broader sense, scams work because of an even more powerful emotion: hope.

When I visit Craigslist each day, I see so much more than jobs and futons and apartments. I see hope. Sometimes it’s hope in the form of a position that could launch my career; sometimes it’s just a catering gig that could pay my overdue phone bill. Sometimes it’s just an offer that was too good to be true: hope that the slow, difficult climb to making ends meet could move at the speed of broadband. [Why should basic subsistence be so unstable and unpredictable for millions in one of the resource-richest countries on earth? Shouldn't whites take care of these things as a society, so that we can focus on higher things than haggling over the price of a tomato like a bunch of shetl kikes?]
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― Benito Mussolini after the Communist capitulation in Barcelona
 
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