Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie
Son, if you only knew. See, you can only throw around numbers you pulled out of your backside, carries no weight.....
First, you can thank pirates as PART of the reason pricing is high in this country. In order to compensate for the excessive bandwidth that pirates use an ISP has to pay for higher capacity backbones, increasing their overhead! All so the negative impact you feel is minimized. Overhead costs go up, pricing goes up, that is buiness. The rest you can look to the FCC, they love to keep a knife in the back of innovation and expansion as it pertains to our infrastructure.
Second, it isn't a self righteous opinion, it is fact! I busted my ass at a young age, and sacrificed much, to build my own business and become an ISP. You know the inspiration? I couldn't get high speed internet at my home, and no company expressed interest. That left only one solution, do it myself. There is no way in hell I am going to let a thief sit and cause financial loss to my business, all because they feel they are above the law and can steal others work.
So please, educate yourself before you speak. As I am sure you would throw a rager if someone walked into your home and stole your computer, the product of your efforts.
Let me put my flame proof suit on here.......
Anytime anyone sits and cries out about the "big corporate greed monster" or the "1%", really any entity that is successful I just laugh. As all I see are people who are too lazy to actually work, and instead of dedicating energy towards achieving success, they decide to sit and complain about others success. It makes me sick to think that most of the people that do this are near my age.
Grow up, get a job, or start your own business. You are about the only person that is responsible for your success in life! I grew up poor, if I can do it, than anyone else can. All it comes down to is drive and the willingness to make sacrifices.