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Everyone is always gaming every system.

You are an idiot if you aren't.
Or perhaps honest?
 
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Just goes to show you how corrupt corporations and the US government are. Looks like we're going back to the Dark Ages where only a few take advantage of the many.
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Everything is being consolidated, from political power to economic power. Shouldn't be a surprise. It's just that some people are too busy with their own lives to give a **** about any of this.

Just remember one thing, you have no choice as people when it comes to important things, because the government and big corporations believes you are too dumb and stupid to understand any of it in the first place.
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post #14 of 50
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Or perhaps honest?
Dishonesty implies breaking the rules. Gaming the system is USING the rules as they are. By not gaming the rules, you are inherently putting yourself at a disadvantage with the illusion of some false morality.

I'm all for honesty, but honesty needs a bit of an edge to stay competitive or dishonesty will destroy it time and time again.
    
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Originally Posted by AK-47 View Post
those sneaky bastards
they should be punished
What are you going to do? Switch carriers? HAHAHAHA!

Everyone's already tried that.
post #16 of 50
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Everything is being consolidated, from political power to economic power. Shouldn't be a surprise. It's just that some people are too busy with their own lives to give a **** about any of this.

Just remember one thing, you have no choice as people when it comes to important things, because the government and big corporations believes you are too dumb and stupid to understand any of it in the first place.
The quote in your signature describes our current situation adequately, yes. I have been saying things like this about the government/wireless industry/other large corporate entities forever but it almost always falls on deaf ears.
 
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post #17 of 50
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Originally Posted by DayoftheGreek View Post
Dishonesty implies breaking the rules. Gaming the system is USING the rules as they are. By not gaming the rules, you are inherently putting yourself at a disadvantage with the illusion of some false morality.

I'm all for honesty, but honesty needs a bit of an edge to stay competitive or dishonesty will destroy it time and time again.
OK so price fixing is honest? I see your point but I just don't believe it applies in this situation, that's all.
 
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Guys, we can talk about how corporations and such are gaming our current systems of today, but in the end talk is talk, and that will do nothing for us. What needs to happen is everyone to try and figure out how we can fight this. Too bad I don't know how to fight something like this. Ideas are welcome though.
 
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post #19 of 50
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Everyone is always gaming every system.

You are an idiot if you aren't.
Using false fronts like they did isn't gaming the system, it's illegal but the FCC is so far gone it didn't even care.
post #20 of 50
Americans have fat pockets and it will be silly if politicians and corporations didn't team up to take some of that.
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