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Beck & The Blaze V. The Shareholder Abusing Cable Giants
http://youtu.be/35okplIs-SU ^ | Scott Ryan

Posted on 08/20/2013 10:09:08 PM PDT by publius321

Comcast's days are numbered as they choose to make themselves obsolete. (Video)

(Excerpt) Read more at youtu.be ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: beck; comcast; hastings; theblaze

1 posted on 08/20/2013 10:09:08 PM PDT by publius321
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To: publius321

Well, at least we’re not forced to pay for the self-promoting video selfie blogger network.

Oh, .....wait.

Never mind.


2 posted on 08/20/2013 10:24:16 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: publius321
I have two must-see programs each weekday: TheFive at 5:00 on FoxNews, and RealNews at 6:00 on TheBlaze.

The folks on RealNews really know their stuff and the discussions have some depth, certainly more than O'Reilly, etc. Best source of anti-leftist intellectual ammunition, IMO.

Don't really watch Beck, though.

3 posted on 08/20/2013 10:45:50 PM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: publius321

Comcast days numbered?

You want the company to be run by a founder? What, like being one if the first cable tv companies in, of all effing places, Tupelo, Mississippi?

By his freaking dad?

You’re contrasting two different companies, at different points in their life cycle.

And it’s stoopit to imply Robert’s isn’t in the customer satisfaction business.

How do you get to be a billion, No, multi-billion dollar corporation? You get it right more than you get it wrong.

You never ran even a million dollar business, much less multi-million dollar business.

You don’t like that Brian is a bundler for Obama? Hell, I don’t like chocolate cake and just so that’s not construed as rascist, I don’t like caje at all.

Face it, we have different interests.

Comcrap is a multi-billion dollar conglomerate with varied business operations.

They have to suck up to whatever administration is in power. It doesn’t matter if it’s crypto-Marxist, Enigmuh-Republican, Crypto-Socialist, Read my stupid lips or full blown American Cowboy.

You go to work influencing policy for your company.

Think ATT didn’t do that to become a monopoly?

Did McGowan, Esrey, Ebbers and all the other upstarts just show up one day and build little companies without influencing policy?

Gates, Jobs, Bushnell?

Einstein, Rockefeller, Stanford?

It’s a game.

And the rules, especially for a public company are pretty dang’d clear.

If the board awards the use of private jets for so many hours of personal use as part of the comp and the share holders are happy and they properly account for the use of company fleets of cars, helicopters, jets, etc why the hell do you care?

It’s called comp.

The top exec’s at Harris-Lanier, Motorola, IBM, Apple, Microsuck, whatever....all get comp plans that included strict rules the IRS doesn’t mind finding an error of, just to liberate a few more dollars by way of fines and penalties, not to mention what the SEC, FCC and any other enforcement bureaucracy would take action on just because they can.

And, and the several states also have their versions of fed rats.

Full disclosure, I worked for Brian and will forever be grateful for sending me a Christmas card. I had met him at some hoity toity party and couldn’t believe he remembered me.

Was particularly satisfying as I didn’t like 1/2 the people I worked with(poosies and lazy) and I didn’t care for the guy above me but, between me and headquarters.

Sent the guy above me into a fit asking “how do you rank!?”

“Fk dude, I partied with these people all my life. I don’t know. Maybe Brian’s just a nice guy, you know”.

He did something else I’ll not disclose as have a good many people who are otherwise on the left.

They’re just people running companies.


4 posted on 08/20/2013 11:41:50 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome
That's the most lucid thing I've ever had the pleasure of reading from you. And you couldn't have picked a better target.

You get this "Attaboy Award" for today, plus props.


5 posted on 08/21/2013 12:05:24 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Guy’s a frickin tard and I kan’t stand uninformed bloggers.

2 in the morning, huh?

LOL! Retirement keeps people up late for some reason.

Is it working for you?

Your back doing better/okay?


6 posted on 08/21/2013 12:31:29 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

First book being edited as we speak.

Second on the way.

Many miles yet to ride this fall. (The bike is running *perfect*)


7 posted on 08/21/2013 12:34:10 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

What!!!

You wrote a book?

Do tell!


8 posted on 08/21/2013 12:42:12 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

Yeah.

I’m going to break it up into about a hundred blurbs and get a really bad camera/audio set up and VLog it in bits, pimping them one by one on FreeRepublic.

I’ll call myself Dr. Arbitrary.

Maybe I’ll change my FR handle to pubic456.


9 posted on 08/21/2013 12:59:46 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Pffft!!!! LOL! Dork!

I took you serious and thought with your wit it would be at least decent.

Gawd you are hilarious!

Seriously, are you writing a book? /s


10 posted on 08/21/2013 1:25:08 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

You have mail.


11 posted on 08/21/2013 1:28:38 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

You have mail as well.


12 posted on 08/21/2013 1:34:50 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

Good read and I bet you don’t get any ‘paragraphs are your friends’ replies either. (just a little kidding there)


13 posted on 08/21/2013 3:01:41 AM PDT by RetSignman (Standing my ground against group think.)
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To: RetSignman

I’m using a Nook by Barnes and Noble.

Piece o crap. Doesnt copy/paste, spell check and a whole bunch other things.

But, it was given to me by a friend.< I think ;-) >


14 posted on 08/21/2013 3:15:01 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

good stuff..say it like it is...


15 posted on 08/21/2013 4:27:59 AM PDT by rusureitflies?
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To: freerepublicchat

Wow. Now I have heard just about everything. The consensus by a lot of people has been that the crew of Real News are all over the map and that as long as S.E. Cupp was on the show it stunk. Well she left the show, but the show has some libertarians, but also mixes in conservatives and it is hard to know who is who at times. The pundits rotate all the time and only conservative Buck Sexton and that other guy who used to do Soledad O’ Brien’s show remain. Amy Holmes left. Another woman replaced. So with all that in mind, some shows are good and some are not. Meanwhile, I have read for nearly two years people bashing The Five. And many were either Fans of Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity’s radio show or against Bob Beckel. It interesting to find someone who watches The five and Real News only and skips Glenn Beck, Andrew Willkow and Cavuto or Bret Baier’s nightly show.


16 posted on 08/21/2013 7:29:09 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Vendome

Anybody who writes stoopit instead of Stupid is not worth my time reading. This guy on youtube is a pretty good guy. However, I don’t agree with the Ala Carie model. I agree that if some don’t want Al Jazeera they should be able to cut it. But Ala Carte is a mess to run. People just don’t agree about anything more so good luck trying to justify the existence of a channel that others don’t want.


17 posted on 08/21/2013 7:53:06 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Vendome

He is right though about the fact that once the net is improved then it will end cable. People will be to watch what they want. He yaks on about Netflix, which I don’t care for or ever use. But the concept is right.


18 posted on 08/21/2013 7:57:19 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Vendome

He is right though about the fact that once the net is improved then it will end cable. People will be able to watch what they want. He yaks on about Netflix, which I don’t care for or ever use. But the concept is right.


19 posted on 08/21/2013 7:59:51 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Oh, I don’t know.

It will have an impact but, like the copier that was suppose to die years ago, we still print 10% more paper than we did the previous year, every year.

The producers of shows that are on alternative channels will still need an outlet to advertise their shows and cable seems to be the best way to do that.

How is anyone going to hear about great shows like Graceland, Covert Affairs, Suits, etc?

It’s still pretty easy for humans to pick up a wand with buttons on it and channel surf.


20 posted on 08/21/2013 9:38:10 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Mozilla

and yet you respond.

Weird, you’re an excellent poster whose posts I actually read but, if yuh wanna be the grammar Nazi today “Seig Heil”.

Though I wonder if you wrote “Ala Carie” on purpose.

I never made it to the part where they guy goes on Al Jazerra. However, if there is a market place for their pablum then why not sell it?

I wouldn’t but, there are just some things I won’t do and lines I won’t cross.

Self rules that inform me what I ought to and ought not to do.

Then again, I don’t run a public corporation with it’s responsibilities as far as stock holders and “the public interest” are concerned.

Hopefully Larry King, who I saw advertising his show, fails. Then again, if he can get rid of that smarmy jack ass that took his slot at CNN maybe it’s a bonus.


21 posted on 08/21/2013 9:45:19 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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