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Sticks, Stones, And Thought Crimes

Ken1984 Wrote: Jul 27, 2014 10:39 AM
And so you are now striving to be just like those Regressives. "So there! Yup, we get it. KenC
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Sticks, Stones, And Thought Crimes

Ken1984 Wrote: Jul 27, 2014 10:36 AM
And your point is? KenC
The small flaw in your reply is that someone flying in can buy multiple phones. And they do. I know because I was staying in Trinidad for a while and that is exactly what some locals were doing. They did it, even with the law disallowing unlocking. And the phone companies are stuck with unenforceable contracts. The reason for my concern is that I really like getting the discounted phones from the phone companies as part of the contract.....I'm just wondering if this new law will simply get the phone companies to change their contracts so that customers end up paying the $600 plus up front for the new phone. Another thing, that I have not been able to varify, is that the phone companies have the ability to relock a cell phone remotely and, in fact, do so if a phone is unlocked during the term of a contract. KenC
Another problem with requiring that telephones be unlockable is that people who live in other countries can come to the U.S., get a two-year contract and a cheap phone, fly back to South America and immediately get the phone unlocked, stop paying on their contract and have a great new cheap phone that they can use on another service? KenC
This story is a bit brief for my tastes. Does this bill just allow the unlocking AFTER the contract expires, or does it require that the phone can be unlocked immediately? I really like having an unlockable phone, but will that mean that when I get my phone from AT&T for $200 with a three-year contract, I can just get it unlocked right away and go to Verizon for their service? In other words, does this bill spell the end of cheap phones from telephone companies in exchange for a contract? KenC
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How Our World Fell Apart

Ken1984 Wrote: Jul 24, 2014 7:17 AM
Liberals all believe that they have the power to negotiate a peace in the middle east. Only trouble is, peace in the middle east will never happen as long as there are Arabs in that part of the world and a Jewish state exists. KenC
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How Our World Fell Apart

Ken1984 Wrote: Jul 24, 2014 7:14 AM
And then sending a gay ambassador to Libya didn't work out to well either. But, I agree with Klein, Brennan, by White House design, was indeed the go-to person, Hillary was there as the boss--wink, nod. KenC
Oh, I forgot to mention, it isn't only the government that gets big bucks from these corporations. Part of the billion dollar "settlements" go to crony Democrat organizations that then use it to go after even more corporate cash. I kid you not. KenC
And then there is the Holder Tax, where corporations are shaken down by the "Justice Department" for supposedly discriminating against blacks, women, you name it. These corporations simply won't stand and fight. Instead they pay the extortion and then pass those costs on to customers. Recent cases have included corporations supposedly misleading home buyers who lost their homes in the last housing bubble. Of course Holder neglects to mention that it was the government that forced the banks into lending money to customers who were not creditworthy. They forced the banks to lower credit standards by telling them that if they didn't make these loans, they would be "red lined" and be put out of business by the government. The "Justice Department" has become an extortion racket.....anything to give the government more money and the Democrats who run in more power. KenC
In D.C., only criminals are allowed to carry. In addition, they have a bunch of dead police cars along the sides of some of the highways. These cars are there for months on end. Every D.C. resident knows they have speed cameras inside them, so they slow down, change lanes and entice out-of-towners to drive past them at speed....enriching the district and its residents. Who wants to go to D.C.? Personally, I am happy to drive around its outskirts. KenC
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