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Re: This is bullshit
Yesterday, 6:02 PM
in the Article: FCC to Smack Sprint with $105M Cramming Fine forum

>>I already said that real scams should be targeted You just don't think Sprint is settling with the FCC over a "real scam", is that it? >> then there about 5 billion people on earth who qualify. You're making my point. Most everyone is ignorant on one point or another, and it is that ignorance which is exploited by scammers. And it's not so much that I believe in a nanny state, because I don't. I avidly hate big government. But ...

Re: Just a cash grab by the .gov
Yesterday, 5:52 PM
in the Article: FCC to Smack Sprint with $105M Cramming Fine forum

>>"Old miser who hates children"? Laughing Yes, because when my parents taught me to be responsible they also instilled the lesson of hate of children when I turn old. That was intended to make the point that it's not wise to make unfounded inferences about people's character. It wasn't supposed to be taken literally. >>How does one equate to the other? Don't bother answering. They do not correlate. They're not supposed to. See above. >>I don't plan on speaking for pandabear here ...

Re: Just a cash grab by the .gov
Yesterday, 5:40 PM
in the Article: FCC to Smack Sprint with $105M Cramming Fine forum

Actually, I used to pride myself on my ability to make my own ringtones... back in the day when you couldn't just turn anything you liked into a ringtone. One such process involved converting Nintendo nfs files to qcc files. The tomes of old favorites like Contra and Wizards and Warriors were blaring on my phone when everyone else was stuck with the "Nokia Tone". Once the novelty of making my own tones wore off, I pretty much ...

Re: Just a cash grab by the .gov
Yesterday, 12:20 PM
in the Article: FCC to Smack Sprint with $105M Cramming Fine forum

>>Now, if this lawsuit was about punishing carriers for the way that store agents intentionally cram charges on to a customer's bill in order to increase their commission, I would be applauding it. But by definition the term cramming applies to third party charges. You're using the word outside of its legal meaning while talking about its legal ramifications. There may be some other legal term for what you're talking about, but its not cramming. >>But these mobile subscriptions are ...

Re: This is bullshit
Yesterday, 12:12 PM
in the Article: FCC to Smack Sprint with $105M Cramming Fine forum

>> but ignorant people a scam does not make. Ummmmmmmm.... most scams target ignorant people. Just because you're smart enough to dupe someone out of their money doesn't make it moral, ethical, or legal to do so.

Re: Just a cash grab by the .gov
Yesterday, 12:09 PM
in the Article: FCC to Smack Sprint with $105M Cramming Fine forum

>>I said it was because our policy was to refund charges only for the last 90 days, and that it is her responsibility to look at her monthly bill and find out what she is being charged for....if she is paying for a feature for 3 years and is not even aware of it, then that is her fault. If that was what this cramming suit was about, I would agree with you completely. But it's not.

Re: Just a cash grab by the .gov
Yesterday, 12:07 PM
in the Article: FCC to Smack Sprint with $105M Cramming Fine forum

>>Why does the service provider need to act as a child-proof baby sitter for your stupidity? They don't. They just don't get to scam people. There's reason why scams are illegal. It's not "OK" to take advantage of people just because you're smart enough to trick them into something they obviously don't want. Way are you so full of hate for the common man? >>They're not an insurance company for ignorance. No, but ethics are ethics and they apply to everyone, ...

Re: Just a cash grab by the .gov
Tuesday, 8:38 PM
in the Article: FCC to Smack Sprint with $105M Cramming Fine forum

Considering the context of your post, I didn't understand why you said this, "Just a cash grab by the .gov' until I read this, "but are any of those people getting commensurate money back from these "settlements"?" While I totally agree with the government holding these companies accountable, it does seem rather pointless and unethical if they aren't reimbursing the customers who were defrauded in the first place. That being said, I am not against fining the companies beyond the ...

Based on what?
Tuesday, 8:25 PM
in the Article: FCC to Smack Sprint with $105M Cramming Fine forum

Funny how guys like you constantly blame the customer when the provider screws them over. But you can never show any evidence the customer was wrong. Yet, there is a plenty of evidence that these companies willfully and unethically lied to their customers and wrongfully billed them, which you are more than willing to turn a blind eye to. Your attitude is typical of the customer service reps on this website. Maybe if these companies shed themselves of employees ...

The difference Brad
Monday, 11:06 AM
in the phonescoop.com forum

Is that he doesn't understand the difference between trolling and disagreeing. I have disagreed with you on some things and agreed with you on others. But planethulk thinks that disagreeing with someone also means you're trolling them. The difference between my activity and his is that his is the sort that gets your account deleted. I'm guessing he will inevitably come back to the thread with some other alias and rant about how I had his account deleted, while ...

Re: @planethulk
Dec 6, 2014, 8:10 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

Wait. Didn't you throw a temper tantrum and leave?

Re: Hey Rich
Dec 6, 2014, 3:22 AM
in the phonescoop.com forum

That guy went way over the edge, and for no apparent reason. How sad.

Re: Thank you, this article makes my point
Dec 6, 2014, 3:19 AM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

The more you post, the more evident it is that YOU care.

Part 3
Dec 6, 2014, 3:15 AM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

>>BTW, I AM an authority on Capitalism. I have a few high priced pieces of paper that prove it. So you got a degree. Congrats. Personally, I prefer to claim I'm not an expert. Then if I get myself into a dilemma like the one you created for yourself above I can maintain at least a little credibility. >>As already stated in the actual definition of Capitalism, the State has control with what you propose and the State is not ...

Part 2
Dec 6, 2014, 3:14 AM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

>>You are the guy who wants strict government control of private enterprise Now there's a straw man. I want no such thing. There's no in-between with you. Has it ever occurred to you that I actually want very little government regulation, which is quite different in itself from none-at-all and as-much-as-possible? >>while claiming to be a libertarian and a Constitutionalist. You got that right. >>In the Free Market you gte to vote with your dollar The market is hardly free. But ...

Part 1
Dec 6, 2014, 3:10 AM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

>>This will be my last post to you so don't bother replying. You'll do anything to resist an actual debate won't you. Unfortunately, I get to decide if I respond or not, not you. But you can feel free to not respond to me if you like. Besides, I'm not really sure if I'm willing to endure another 30 posts of your insults just to get to another mediocre response like this one. >>My choice to discontinue this charade of ...

Re: Two Experts Say 'Everyone is getting it wrong'.
Dec 6, 2014, 2:02 AM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

I really have no idea what you're talking about. You should go back and reread all your posts and ask yourself objectively, "What I would I think of someone else who wrote that?"

Re: @planethulk
Dec 5, 2014, 12:32 AM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

>> You don't have any positions that haven't already been defeated by Capitalist economists for well over a century. LOL. OK, then. Since those guys actually have something to say, they can feel free to debate me themselves. Yawn. Next ungracious loser please.

Re: AND
Dec 5, 2014, 12:28 AM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

LOL

Re: Thank you, this article makes my point
Dec 4, 2014, 10:01 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

Which one would that be? The one where I asked you to show where the evidence I provided from the article you linked didn't actually support my position? Or the one where I challenged you to produce the quotes that support your position or refute mine? Seems to me you aren't up to the task.

FirePhone
Dec 4, 2014, 4:35 PM
in the Article: YotaPhone's Improved Dual-Screen Smartphone Goes On Sale forum

Would have really benefited from a feature like this to set it apart. I fail to see how this particular phone will catch on though.

Seems another of my responses was pulled down
Dec 4, 2014, 3:03 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

So, I'll try this another way. >>Man. I was at the forefront of the debate YEARS before you ever heard of it. Well, the debate can honestly be traced back to the inception of TCP/IP. So, I'll let you elaborate on what TCP/IP is, how packets are put together, and what all that means to net neutrality. Since you were on the forefront of the debate, you should obviously be able to explain the technology and relate that back to why ...

AND
Dec 4, 2014, 1:07 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

You proved me correct as your most recent response was nothing more than a dismissive insult.

Re: Thank you, this article makes my point
Dec 4, 2014, 1:00 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

>>The day you learn rational discourse is the day you become a real libertarian. Quit with the insults and making assumptions about me. This is what got you into trouble in the first place. >>I like how you left the many points in that article that proved you were full of crap. What do you want from me? Commentary on the entire article? You first. Or heck, even raise some objections as to how the quotes I listed from the article actually DON'T ...

One more thing
Dec 4, 2014, 12:53 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

I posted the articles above in hopes that you might actually say something of substance. For the record, I maintain that ISP's enjoy near monopolistic power in the market and that people don't feel there are any viable alternatives. You disagreed and stated that there were adequate alternatives. Furthermore, you insisted that I produce references that supported my view point. I have produced several articles in the hopes that you would explain how you maintain your perspective in the face of ...

Re: @planethulk
Dec 4, 2014, 12:29 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

>>There is really no need for me to respond to you since you will undoubtedly report anything I say as an insult and get my response deleted by your twitter buddy. I have reported several instances of your insults and inflammatory behavior to no avail. Rich Brome seems to think it is okay for you to behave this way and/or he has some personal grudge against me. I dont really care to debate the issue with you as it ...

Re: @planethulk
Dec 3, 2014, 6:19 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

A quick internet search produced this: http://www.digitaltrends.com/opinion/i ts-time-to-get-angry-about-your-crappy-intern et-service/ Also, here's a thread on reddit where regular every day people are complaining about internet monopolies: http://www.reddit.com/r/explainl ikeimfive/comments/1r81m0/eli5why_are_isps_no t_considered_monopolies/ And here's another article: http://www.extremetech.com/internet /178465-woe-is-isp-30-of-americans-cant-choos e-their-service-provider And here's another: http://www.wired.com/2013/07/we-nee d-to-stop-focusing-on-just-cable-companies-an d-blame-local-government-for-dismal-broadband -competition/ And another: http://www.inquisitr.com/183990/op- ed-when-your-isp-fails-you-and-there-are-no-o ther-choices/ And another: http://gizmodo.com/5830956/why-the- government-wont-protect-you-from-getting-scre wed-by-your-cable-company How many would you like? Are you actually reading any of them?

Since Phonescoop took down my previous response
Dec 3, 2014, 4:25 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

>>Not only have I worked in the tech sector for many years, Not sure what you did in the tech sector, but you are certainly wrong about what net neutrality is. >>The fact that you havent even heard of Mises or Rothbard or Rockwell is proving that you don't have a clue about economics or capitalism. You're making the inference that since I haven't read three authors you deem important, that I couldn't possibly know anything about economics even though thousands ...

Re: Two Experts Say 'Everyone is getting it wrong'.
Dec 2, 2014, 6:01 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

>>Sound like anyone we now? Lol There's no doubt you're talking about me. But the author was talking about you. He supports my position for the most part. Or did you fail to notice that? Don't worry, I've showed you many of the supporting comments in a separate post. We could always discuss them rationally, though I have my doubts you will allow that. If you even respond at all, it will likely be to either insult me or put some ...

Re: Two Experts Say 'Everyone is getting it wrong'.
Dec 2, 2014, 4:11 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

>>. You said in a previous post that you supported Obama's proposals to turn the Net into a utility. The article you linked to supports that position as well, or did you fail to understand what you read once again? >>but you also support government intervention to stop internet 'fast lanes' which is already how the internet is currently set up according to the experts in the article. That's quite different from your previous stance that the internet is currently neutral. ...

Thank you, this article makes my point
Dec 2, 2014, 3:43 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

Here are some quotes from the article which make the exact points I have been making to you. I'm glad to see you support them. >>“The fast lane is not a literal truth,” he says. “But it’s a sense that you should have a fair shot.” >>the real issue is that such a small number of internet service providers now control the pipes that reach out to U.S. consumers—and that number is getting even smaller, with Comcast looking to acquire Time ...

Re: Ok, so I lied
Dec 2, 2014, 2:10 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

>>You trolled me specifically, here: http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/dis cuss.php?fm=m& ... Actually I trolled Ted Cruz, and his yes man took the bait. But really I wasn't even trolling. I was responding to an article you mentioned on a prior thread and decided to start a new thread for it. I posted several paragraphs explaining what was wrong with Ted Cruz's op-ed. Rather than refute any of it you just labeled me a troll. Real mature there >>You trolled me specifically, even by name here: http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/dis cuss.php?fm=m& ... Ummmmm... ...

Re: Ok, so I lied
Nov 15, 2014, 5:23 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

>>2am, eh? Awesome friday night activity there, slick. What happened? Did your date find out you were a fraud too or was your mom on a date so you were allowed to use her,computer? Haha. Typical troll. Nothing of substance to say so make inferences about my character. What's even funnier is that you just couldn't resist making this post after telling me bye in your last one. More troll behavior from you. It has been fun watching you degenerate ...

Re: Ok, so I lied
Nov 15, 2014, 5:14 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

Let's keep a tally of YOUR lies. >>Actually, you have been lying since you started interacting with me. Lie number one. I am completely honest about what I think and haven't intentionally misrepresented anything, although YOU have. >>Milton Freidman is an "archeconomist"? Lie number 2. Haha, who's the liar with the straw man again? I never mentioned Milton Friedman. You did. And I never classified him as anything. But you just keep right on knocking those staw men over, ok. >> (Im assuming you ...

Ok, so I lied
Nov 15, 2014, 3:03 AM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

I did read that article. And it was terrible. Robert Wenzel may or may not know economics, but he certainly doesn't know technology. All of his conclusions about how the internet works are blatantly false. I could easily refute them, but I refuse on principle. If you can't be bothered to make the points for yourself, I certainly won't waste my time refuting them. I'm rapidly losing my faith you would comprehend the refutations anyway. But if this crap article and ...

Re: @planethulk
Nov 15, 2014, 1:14 AM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

>>Free markets would mean that if ATT or any other ISP pulled the nonsense that we have been warned about, then people would be free to dump them on their butts. Please enlighten us all on your plan to create this market where we have viable choices for ISP's and can just dump an ISP when we decide we don't like them. Surely you're not suggesting we currently have a free market where ISP's are concerned (hint: I'm baiting ...

Re: @planethulk
Nov 15, 2014, 12:57 AM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

>>You have blundered through the definition of capitalism Hardly. Just because I don't buy your flavor of crony capitalism as the real deal doesn't mean I don't get it. Why don't you go camp with Ted Cruz and the rest of the Republican morons who have been screwing up capitalism for the last 20 years. >>anarchy I never said anything about anarchy except that I'm not interested in it. I'm sorry if my disinterest in your fantasy world disqualifies me as ...

Re: @planethulk
Nov 14, 2014, 6:11 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

>>They also represent EXACTLY what the so called 'Net Neutrality' means: the elite few get to decide the rules and then they will enforce them how they see fit. If you educated yourself on this misconception of yours about net neutrality, then we could probably continue our dialogue. But as long as you continue to think that is what net neutrality means we will be talking about two entirely different things. It is painstakingly obvious at this point that you ...

Re: You poor confused capitalists
Nov 14, 2014, 6:05 PM
in the Article: Industry Reacts to White House Net Neutrality Push forum

So would I be reading about economics or anarchy, or both? I'm skeptical that this will turn into little more than a way to make anarchy look viable through the eyes of capitalism. After all, you are the one who suggested them as sources on anarchy, not economics.

Re: Go ahead T-bone
Nov 14, 2014, 5:59 PM
in the Article: AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight forum

>>Man, I just don't have the time or energy to go into detail about how wrong and/or completely full of crap you are on this subject. Because you are entirely wrong. Perhaps if you first understood what net neutrality was in the first place you might be in a better place to have this dialogue. But you obviously do not. >>But I will say that your stance that because free markets are being manipulated that somehow a government takeover is required ...

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