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Guest Post: Good Riddance

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Submitted by John Aziz of Azizonomics,



A beautiful post from Murdoch disclosing fully and unashamedly the big media agenda; the use of state power to shut down more efficient and better competition.

A quick reminder of the facts; newspaper advertising revenue is falling off a cliff:

This is creative destruction; and creative destruction is a wonderful force for growth and development. Times change, societies change, fortunes will be made and fortunes will be lost.

It’s in the immediate interests of the entrenched big media elite to harness the power of the state to create draconian laws to snub out the copy and paste new media culture that has developed, because that opens up a whole new revenue stream: litigation. If you can’t earn your millions, you might as well litigate your way to them.

But big media could be spending their money on creating and monetising compelling products and content delivery systems that make people want to buy, rather than trying to legislate and litigate their way to success. Look at Steam, look at Spotify, look at iTunes and the App Store. For all of the draconian measures that might be put in place to “control” the internet, if big media’s product sucks, people will still not buy it.

Newspapers can survive by being creative and compelling, Murdoch. Just because your revenues are nosediving doesn’t mean that we should all lose our freedom to pay for your success.

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Sun, 08/26/2012 - 19:32 | 2739482 q99x2
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Alex Jone's newspapers are all sold out. Propoganda and social engineering does not sell products. Idiot (Murdoch.)

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 19:54 | 2739558 batterycharged
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When did they start putting "vs." in equations?


E = M vs. c^2?

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 01:22 | 2740106 Dr Benway
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MSM does what it is paid to do, and it does it well.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 01:52 | 2740213 Popo
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Reminds me of the legendary Daily Show interview with an editor at the New York Times.

The Daily Show reporter asked the NYT editor, "Newspapers fascinate me.  Tell me: why do people like reading yesterday's news?"..."Who are these people that like old news?"

The editor was mortified and speechless.



Mon, 08/27/2012 - 04:39 | 2740324 AldousHuxley
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"information wants to be free"


murdoch understands power of media. it breaks governments and starts revolutions. that's why he wasted money buying MySpace.

printing press challenged legitimacy of catholicism

internet will challenge legitimacy of wall st markets

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 00:57 | 2740171 Stevm30
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Damn fine post batterycharged. Well done.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 02:04 | 2740221 Popo
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Er. What?

One can use versus in an infinite number of equations.  This began some 22 centuries ago.

Plotting (any) a versus b on a graph:  pressure vs. temperature,  amplitude vs. offset,  mass vs. molecular mass,  ray vs. wave light measurements,  arc height vs. velocity, etc.

But more to Murdoch's point:  Yes, Rupert.  You're toast.   And quit you're whining.   Newspapers killed the town friar industry.  Did the town friars lobby government to ban print media?  No. They conceded defeat and found other work.




Mon, 08/27/2012 - 04:41 | 2740327 jeff montanye
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you mean your whining and town crier but nice points on x and y axes.  

and i too hope he is starting to brown nicely.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 04:29 | 2740312 old naughty
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"When did they start putting "vs." in equations?"

When they put their name after the @.


Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:44 | 2739869 Stuck on Zero
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You will love this political cartoon:


Mon, 08/27/2012 - 04:44 | 2740330 jeff montanye
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and the thing is, they guarded bush nicely too, arguably putting him in the white house in 2000 and, especially that "left wing newspaper" the nyt, assisting greatly in the iraq attack.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 19:35 | 2739495 wardawg12
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Aye, take your pulped products and shove 'em Murdoch

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 19:55 | 2739561 Acet
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Murdoch has done more than anybody else to destroy those things that professional journalists had which were high-value and could not be easilly replicated by the thousand-voices style of information spreading on the Internet.

Things like doing high-profile investigative journalism reports, independent reporting, unbiased and trustworthy news and critical, sharp and no-holes barred interview style were phased out to be replaced by celebrity gossip and a fawning and sycophantic style of interviewing for political and authority figures.

In the process, the rot spread from the inside on Western Democracies, especially in those places were Murdoch's press dominate and the sociopaths, as masters of appearence, took over.

Unsurprisingly, now that this asshole has dragged into the gutter everything that made professional journalists different from random amateurs on the Internet, and transformed the political systems of several countries into cesspools of lying and deceiving, he's crying back to the monsters he helped raise to pass laws to kill his competition.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:02 | 2739575 akak
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If there were any justice in the universe, the soon-to-croak Rupert Morlock would be reincarnated as an abused and worm-ridden puppy forced to crap on NewsCorp newspapers in his 3' by 3' cage.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:07 | 2739778 TheFourthStooge-ing
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akak said:

If there were any justice in the universe, the soon-to-croak Rupert Morlock would be reincarnated as an abused and worm-ridden puppy forced to crap on NewsCorp newspapers in his 3' by 3' cage.

...and, of course, said cage being conveniently near a Chinese citizenism citizen's wok.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:17 | 2739802 akak
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... on a Chinese roadside, so frying, puppy comsumptionization and nightsoil eliminationizings could all happen in one double lucky happy spot.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:31 | 2739835 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Double lucky number 88 happy spot being much firmly the dangdang. Chinese citizenism excretory stalagmites rising to the sky in glorification of Mao See Dung and his book of small redness.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:21 | 2739813 Jam Akin
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I suspect you'd very much like to see a certain someone reincarnatized as one of the puppy's worms.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 23:21 | 2740057 aka Gil
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Karma can be a bitch.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 02:16 | 2740237 PhilofOz
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Hmm, I'd say (unfortunately) that is very unlikely if genetics have any say in it. Dear mother, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch is still going strong at 103!

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:12 | 2739618 Whoa Dammit
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Quote from the movie The Dictator:

"Imagine if America was a dictatorship. You could let 1% of the people have all the nation's wealth. You could help your rich friends get richer by cutting their taxes. And bailing them out when they gamble and lose. You could ignore the needs of the poor for health care and education. Your media would appear free, but would secretly be controlled by one person and his family. You could wiretap phones. You could torture foreign prisoners. You could have rigged elections. You could lie about why you go to war. You could fill your prisons with one particular racial group, and no one would complain. You could use the media to scare the people into supporting policies that are against their interests."

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:26 | 2739667 NumberNone
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Use the media...Operation Mockingbird anyone?

In 1948, Frank Wisner was appointed director of the Office of Special Projects (OSP). Soon afterwards OSP was renamed the Office of Policy Coordination (OPC). This became the covert action branch of the Central Intelligence Agency. Wisner was told to create an organization that concentrated on "propaganda, economic warfare; preventive direct action, including sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolition and evacuation measures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance groups, and support of indigenous anti-Communist elements in threatened countries of the free world."[2]

Later that year Wisner established Mockingbird, a program to influence foreign media. Wisner recruited Philip Graham from The Washington Post to run the project within the industry. According to Deborah Davis in Katharine the Great; "By the early 1950s, Wisner 'owned' respected members of The New York TimesNewsweekCBS and other communications vehicles."[3]  

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:14 | 2739791 Freddie
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BS. He sucks but they all suck.  How many millions of trees has the NY Times killed printing their left wing agenda?  Murdoch/Fox are bankrolled by Prince Al Waleed aka Saudi Arabia Inc.   The Saudis have ownership in every U.S. network except CBS but they have deals with them as well.   If you want to put any TV programming in the middle east/aka islamic world - you play by Saudi rules.   They ALL want access to those 1.5 billion eyeballs.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 22:26 | 2739954 mendigo
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Well said.
They have eliminted the expense of investigative reporting.
The eliminated star reporters who had credibility but could command a decent salary.
They've trashed the principle of objective reporting so they can better target thier demographic.
In lieu of informative enlightening reporting we get opinion pieces and trash reporting.
There was a time they would have embarrassed the sec or congress to investigate the corruption that is now taken for granted.
The fate of the country seems to have paralleled the news reporting.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 23:45 | 2740093 Dr Benway
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They did much much worse even.


They turned the newspapers into the marketing arm for the scams in the property and share market.


The main newspaper in Australia has DAILY (paid but not disclosed as such) content from the real estate industry claiming the bottom of the market has been reached.


These fuckers are trying to trick young people into turning themselves into life-long debt slaves by buying into a property market that is teetering on the edge of an abyss. No guilty conscience either.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 09:34 | 2740682 Davalicious
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bank Jews inflate bubbles so that they can later freeze credit and buy up the country for Pennies on the dollar. Australia and Canada would be too dangerous, independent of Jews, so they too must become multi cultural paradises.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 09:38 | 2740694 Davalicious
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bank Jews inflate bubbles so that they can later freeze credit and buy up the country for Pennies on the dollar. Australia and Canada would be too dangerous, independent of Jews, so they too must become multi cultural paradises.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:52 | 2741509 Clashfan
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Has the media ever been better? Maybe in some ways, but not in many. Who was Hearst?

Television has especially almost always been horrific. Review how the JFK hit was covered.

Media is too often (and has always been) a tool for the elite's agenda.

The internet, however, is a different story.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 10:40 | 2740833 Overfed
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A most succinct summary.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:42 | 2739858 Stuck on Zero
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Is that chart of ad revenues adjusted for inflation?


Sun, 08/26/2012 - 19:36 | 2739498 CH1
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Good riddance indeed!

Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 19:39 | 2739507 saturn
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On the second thought.. Let it.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:10 | 2739615 PaperBear
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Do let the door hit you hard on the arse on the way out.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 19:37 | 2739501 mademesmile
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"Just because your revenues are nosediving doesn’t mean that we should all lose our freedom to pay for your success."

same goes for bailouts.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 19:46 | 2739513 Alternative
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"free, open and uncontrollable versus shackled" (shackled = to restrict, confine, or hamper)

He is apparently surprised or discovering something new?


Sun, 08/26/2012 - 19:44 | 2739526 The Axe
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Never a word you SPOKEN more TRUE TYLER    BULLY BULLY

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 19:45 | 2739527 El Oregonian
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Murdoch, stick it where the SUN don't shine...

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 19:55 | 2739537 LMAOLORI
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El Oregonian "Murdoch, stick it where the SUN don't shine"

He did already right up obama's butt

"Even companies whose news outlets are often perceived as having a conservative bias have given significantly more money to Mr. Obama. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, for example, has contributed $58,825 to Mr. Obama’s campaign, compared with $2,750 to Mr. Romney."

Then he outed the Navy Seal 


Thursday morning, the network published an article by Justin Fishel that, citing “multiple sources,” identifies the author (who goes by pseudonym “Mark Owen“) to be a 36-year-old recently retired Navy SEAL from Alaska who was “one of the first men through the door” of Osama bin Laden‘s Pakistan compound the night of that fateful raid.

Not only did Fox News’ website name the SEAL, but the network also broadcast his full name Thursday morning during a report by Jennifer Griffin.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:19 | 2739804 Freddie
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Fox News/NewsCorp/ Murdoch are bankrolled by the Saudi through Prince Al Waleed. He runs all the Saudi investments.  It is not his money. His uncle is the king.  They have investments in all the TV networks except CBS/Viacom/VH-1 but they have done deals together.   Second largets shareholder in Disney/ABC.  All of them.  Al Waleed helped Viacom buy into German Kirch when he went broke.

Wonder why the media sucks up to Islam?

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 23:34 | 2740074 deki
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Are u kidding me man? Islam? Come on man...the people that control the world don't give a fuck about religion.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:58 | 2741533 Clashfan
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Really? Are you sure about that?

Have either of you ever seen a Shriner's certificate?

The elite are occultists for the most part, satanists, or Luciferians, more technically. It is their sub-culture. But to say that they don't care about religion is wrong, I think.

Take a good look at the Shriners (Templars). See the Arabic nature of their certificates.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 19:46 | 2739533 Crummy
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If he thinks he's gonna make a fight of this then I have an old newspaper in Brooklyn he might be interested in buying.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:28 | 2739669 Things that go bump
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Why would we every buy his rags or any one else's after we've tasted this? 

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 22:34 | 2739971 Real Estate Geek
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Why, after the terrists infect the internet, causing our Dear Leader--whomever it may be--to order the internet shut down immediately.  (But he'll do so with reservations, mind you.  Profound reservations.)

Bah!  A pox on all of 'em.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 19:46 | 2739535 mikmid
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Big business has turned into big pussys that turn to pa pa gov to spank all the bad kids that stold thier pudding.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 06:53 | 2740428 pufferfish
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The fear of the little man by the big companies is palpable. Copyright suits, the silencing of online media, doctors being sued for reporting unfavourably about drugs.


Diddms big business.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 19:47 | 2739536 Nehweh Gahnin
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Hey Murdoch, that's not an equation.  It's an argument.  Learn the difference.  Here is an equation for you:

Simple equation: free, open uncontrollable Internet = a good start on taking you AZZZZZ down.


Newspapers from Murdoch?  Let's get real.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:23 | 2739818 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Hey Murdoch, that's not an equation.  It's an argument.

It doesn't even rise to the level of an argument. It's the confession of a whiny little bitch that he can't compete.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 19:50 | 2739546 machineh
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'If you can’t earn your millions, you might as well litigate your way to them.' -- Tim Crook, Apple CEO.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:19 | 2739643 Red Heeler
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"Power corrupts, but absolute power is really neat." - Tim Cook

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 19:56 | 2739560 Mentaliusanything
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He's just Pissed off because he was restricted in printing the images of Prince Harry's "Royal Biscuits" which were freely available on the internet well before Rupert had his morning head job

My oh my Young Harry looks and acts just like his Dad. The Acorn does not fall far from the tree.

Bastard of an act I know:) 

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 19:57 | 2739567 Seasmoke
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then lets get real......No newspapers !

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:01 | 2739576 Global Hunter
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Fuck you Murdoch you stupid peadophile, fuck you fuck you fuck you,

oh and enjoy hell bitch.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:01 | 2739578 TwoShortPlanks
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I bet he bought Faceplant share too.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:44 | 2739582 booboo
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If the MSM would fulfill their responsibility as guardians of the gate the internet could concentrate on porn but fuck no, we have to put that shit away and do their fucking job for them. The sacrafices we make to keep the spice of truth flowing will someday be rewarded with unfettered dancing boobies, until then there is work to do men.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:58 | 2739900 StychoKiller
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Hear, hear! :>D

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:07 | 2739589 PaperBear
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Mr Murdoch would rather the government squash the internet so people like him can be the arbiter of information for the public.

Babylon 5 - InterStellar Network News Goes Dark
Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:06 | 2739594 robertocarlos
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He should be "bobbing" in the ocean.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:11 | 2739616 Catflappo
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hahaha - or maybe floating down the Thames from Oxford?

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:06 | 2739597 grunk
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Fiat newspaper.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:06 | 2739598 BlackholeDivestment
Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:09 | 2739610 Catflappo
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see you Next Tuesday,  Murdoch.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:17 | 2739635 masterinchancery
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Maybe he should work on "unshackling" his newspapers--could it be the shackles are their own?

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:21 | 2739648 Red Heeler
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"Simple equation: free, open uncontrollable Internet versus shackled newspapers equals no newspapers. Let's get real."

Simple equation: free, honest, open uncontrollable Internet versus shackled, lying newspapers equals no newspapers. Let's get real.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 23:30 | 2740066 DontNeedNoStink...
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Ah, now the equation makes sense !!! . . Sure, there is plenty of crap on the net the paper news, but apart from "old ladys cat resued from tree" stories (and the odd one of those might be suspect as well !!), most of the rest is lies or lies by ommission especially when it comes to geopolitical, money, enviromental, etc., etc.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:24 | 2739657 DavosSherman
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The 8 media families who control 95% of what the masses are fed can go fuck themselves.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 06:24 | 2740405 falak pema
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they probably are hard at it; its an inbred art controlling the masses. It makes you very hard assed and self centered which means you can only get your kicks from psychopaths of your own bend. 

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:26 | 2739665 orangegeek
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Can't believe classifieds are still alive in newspapers.


craigslist and ebay/kijiji slaughtered this market years ago.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:35 | 2739693 Rick Blaine
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I think the same thing about consignment stores...

It amazes me that there are still some in business with how easy it is these days to sell something yourself using ebay, craigslist, etc.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 01:11 | 2740185 knukles
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It's illegal to sell children on e-Bay.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:31 | 2739674 Rick Blaine
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I think I'm going to open a Twitter account solely for the purpose of "tweeting" about how Twitter, and it's absurd popularity, is a sign of how much of a joke our society has become.

Exhibit A:


The prosecution rests.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 02:02 | 2740225 Rick Blaine
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Now 33,643...

I probably caused two ZH readers to become followers...

That should probably be Exhibit B.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:33 | 2739678 Robslob
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Fear not great ones help is on the way and his name is death!

That's right...tons of problems will be solved simply by the deaths of these old and outdated elitests who's offspring have not a clue how to destroy true productivity as they have been set up for many lifetimes over and simply do not care for the "hassle" of ruling (ruining) the Day-to-day lives of the masses!

Good times are but 3 1/2 years away.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:45 | 2739718 Spastica Rex
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I don't know - publishers just need to figure out how to make people think they won't have sex if they don't buy newspapers. Maybe insert subliminal penises and vaginas on the cover pages. Or alternatively, make people feel paranoid if the don't buy them. Maybe put up billboards around the country that say:


Is marketing really a dead art?


Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:59 | 2739908 Nehweh Gahnin
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Infuse a little Viagra in the page corners and I'll start buying the local rag again.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 03:02 | 2740265 kiwidor
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it's true.  i'm gay[ish](i.e. sort of happy) and a terrorist and i don't read newspapers.

haven't for ummm....more than 12 years.  same with television.  


CAVEAT:  not being programmed like the masses means you will end up with friends like yourself.  non paper-reading non television-watching fringe dwellers.  communication with the borg is impeded.

righto...i'm off to maintain my free-energy device and sharpen my energy beam weapon :-D.




Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:48 | 2739726 dust to dust
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 Printing presses are for printing fiat currencies not newspapers. Tough luck for Germany and Heidelberg. Love those six color presses with a coater.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:54 | 2739748 cynicalskeptic
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As volumes of banknotes go up they drop the Intaglio (engraved) printing and go to straight litho to crank out the needed volumes.....   less worry about counterfeiting as your money is worthe less and less in a matter of days 

It's interesting to chart the progress of Zimbabwe's infllation (or any nation's hyoperinflation) by the denominations printed... Zimbabwe went from 10 trillion and blew right past 20 trillion (not many of thoise notes were printed) on to 50 and 100 trillion.......

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:49 | 2739731 cynicalskeptic
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So.... an internet kill swiitch and oversight of content is for thebenefit of failing (controlled and censored) media.....      makes sense to me (if you're follwoing Orwell's how-to manual)

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 20:52 | 2739739 ThisIsBob
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Rupert, you old fart (you too Warren) newspapers are sooooo 20th century.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:03 | 2739769 buzzsaw99
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ain't he dead yet?

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 22:02 | 2739914 TheFourthStooge-ing
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ain't he dead yet?

Yes, but nobody has told him because everyone hates him.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 22:06 | 2739918 akak
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Why do you think there has been such a rash of zombie-themed movies and TV shows lately?

Morlock is just going with what he knows best.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:09 | 2739779 kornholio
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Mon, 08/27/2012 - 00:08 | 2740124 CaptainObvious
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Just out of curiosity, do you ever contribute any comment to the discussion besides "bullish"?

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:12 | 2739789 mr_bad
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Wouldn't "getting real" include throwing his sorry ass in jail for wiretapping?

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:22 | 2739816 Religion Explained
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Is he talking about restrictions on print media that the internet does not have? I don't know if that's the case, but if it is, then most on this thread are reactionary morons. Go start a news outlet or shut the fuck up.

God Damn, ZH is full of fucking morons...

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 00:19 | 2740139 jcaz
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Cool- finally a guy that makes Million Dollar Bonus appear intellectual......

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 09:14 | 2740628 Religion Explained
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sup troll

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:26 | 2739823 jcaz
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Wow- Rupert proves it's never too late to grow a vagina....

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 23:15 | 2740048 akak
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Why not?

He has already long had the moobs to go along with it.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:43 | 2739860 nick howdy
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Mr Murdoch,

I know it sounds absurd, but try to give people the news that will actually be something they could make proper decisions from.....In other words, the truth...

What good is the news if It does not contain proper, real, actionable information?

The MSM news is sedation, not real information, and that's why YOU LOSE....

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:43 | 2739863 Cheeky Bitch
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Never pick a fight with someone who has unlimited ink...

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:48 | 2739877 Totentänzerlied
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Regardless of this scumbag and his toilet (news)paper, no newspapers would be a major improvement over any newspaper I've read in my lifetime. Newpapers and news magazines are grade-Z pabulum for the few remaining literate sheeple, they won't be missed.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:51 | 2739891 SafelyGraze
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1. you'll buy it until we *say* to stop buying it

2. damn that free, open uncontrollable Internet

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:56 | 2739898 SafelyGraze
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whenever lsummers says the economy needs more demand, picture bulldozers razing homesteads. that creates lots and lots more demand.

maybe you don't necessarily *want* your demand to be stimulated.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:58 | 2739903 CURWAR2012
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that fucker Warren Buffet is also behind this design as he has been buying papers and steering the policy makers to help his business

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 22:03 | 2739917 SafelyGraze
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nice picture, btw

or .. wait -- is that a cow? or a goat?

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:59 | 2741364 goat
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Sun, 08/26/2012 - 23:15 | 2740049 LMAOLORI
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Bailed Out Saint Warren is behind a lot of shit he profits from government and from Death

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 22:18 | 2739942 FeralSerf
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No News (Corp) is good news.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 22:27 | 2739945 Monedas
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Rush, Murdoch, Fox take the heat .... the lying left is protected !    Who are they going after next ?    Rino Republicans gang up on their own ?      I like Murdoch, he's got a good son and the red headed bitch is hot !!!   What's not to like, wimpy metrosexuals ? Murdoch's a mensch .... Julian Assange is a free range chicken shit !  What's it gonna be .... backbone .... or broke back dick lick ?

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 22:46 | 2739996 forwardho
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Why you young whippersnapers, in my day we paid tens of thousands of good dollars to the buggy-whip and saddle lobbist, dangburn if that punk henry ford didn't outspend us. Oh well, at least they through us a bone and let us make all the army boots for WWI and WWII

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 22:48 | 2739997 dolph9
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These rich old fuckers like Murdoch are becoming senile and they know it.


Sorry, you fuckers are going to be fertilizer soon, and there will be no monuments to you other than a barely trafficked wikipedia entry, if that.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 23:08 | 2740039 ArrestBobRubin
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Such a shame this slimebag wasn't visiting the Empire State building last week. He'd sure make wonderful target practice for Kelly's Zeroes.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 23:28 | 2740065 gwar5
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Let's get real. Internet means no more monoply on the 'truth' and information.

Sun, 08/26/2012 - 23:43 | 2740089 Dapper Dan
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When I saw the "good Riddance" phrase I could not help but think of tricky dick, upon hearing of his resignation.

Good Riddance!


Thinking Big

Nixon: I still think we ought to take the North Vietnamese dikes out now. Will that drown people?
Kissinger: About two hundred thousand people.
Nixon: No, no, no, I'd rather use the nuclear bomb. Have you got that, Henry?
Kissinger: That, I think, would just be too much.
Nixon: The nuclear bomb, does that bother you?...I just want you to think big, Henry, for Christsakes.


Mon, 08/27/2012 - 00:23 | 2740144 monad
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Even Rupert Murdoch has got soul.

Bwaha ahahaha ahaHaHaHAHAHAHaHaha HAHAHAHa ...ahahaha ...ahaha


Mon, 08/27/2012 - 00:43 | 2740159 monad
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Hey Rupert, just print money. Duh.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 01:13 | 2740187 newengland
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Ab fab to see the old man will still kick ass, those precious pets of politics.

You tell 'em, Rupert ;-)

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 01:27 | 2740200 dunce
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Shackled? I know it is just a tweet and he is wrong to want the internet controlled, but how are news papers shackled? Must they supress parts of stories and whole stories that can be released on the internet? Must they be biased sources? Are there written rules that hinder them?

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 01:55 | 2740215 ClassicalLib17
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He was smart enough to hire  Roger Ailes.  If MSNBC had hired him they would be number one today instead of FOX.  They're not perfect, but at least they're not angry and total liars like their soon to be out of existence competitors. 

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 02:52 | 2740255 Hobbleknee
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They're shackled by the governments that control them.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 02:13 | 2740233 NidStyles
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If Newspapers wanted to still around they would adopt a different approach, like weekly or By-weekly as a re-cap paper. Another option would be to turn more into an article based platform that came out weekly instead, rather than hundred's of useless BS articles they start doing actual interviews or something meaningful with their time. 

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 02:36 | 2740245 ebworthen
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Revenues may be falling because the economy is still in the shitter and everyone seems to think that punk kids dinking on Farcebook and the Internets are somehow going to blow their paycheck based on a sub-sub-sub header ad that no one looks at, likes, or clicks on.

Murdoch at least busted his ass and built things up from scratch versus a soft assed reporter who had the face or mouth to get on.

Better to have disparate compnanies of all persuasions eager to break a story versus Pravda.

Yes, the MSM is monosyllabic at times, but the competition (especially from blogs like ZH and sources like wiki-leaks) keeps a small flame under their asses.

I think the whole phone-hacking scandal was a witch hunt.  Was it wrong?  Yes.  However, was Rupert's shop the only one doing it?  Heavens no!  And where is that story?  Where is the investigation(s) of why this is so easy to do?

My Ex. has a crazy Ex. boyfriend who has hacked five numbers from two different carriers and the police and the carrier say there is nothing they can do.


Mon, 08/27/2012 - 02:47 | 2740252 Hobbleknee
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What's the context of the quote?  Seems to me, he's saying newspapers suck. Was his statement followed by, "that's why we have to shut down the Internet?"

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 05:09 | 2740357 Scalaris
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Free and unadulterated, from corporate-political controlling agendas, news sources?

What kind of liberal, hippy, anti-Orwellian shit is this?

How will I ever be able to decide on my own free will, without some kind of propaganda-directed persuasiveness?

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 05:41 | 2740376 Tum
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Technology is their scapegoat. Content is king. If they reported real news and information, people would not seek it out online; it's much easier to have it delivered to your doorstep. 

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 05:43 | 2740378 fiddy pence haf...
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This is the second tweet by the geriatric mafioso , in his life.

The first was about Prince Harry, the Front Page Prince who

may be on the payroll of Murdoch's papers.

Harry went to Vegas and was playing strip poker with some wenches,

which is what you do. But, he was photographed and it was posted

everywhere. Only Murdoch's Sun dared produce the picks in the UK.

[his other international papers didn't have a problem]

So, Rupie tweets "leave the boy alone. He's okay" when he meant,

"I need the boy to make money with buck-naked photos, otherwise

my papers will close. Then I can't manipulate governments and stay out of jail."


Theory? Newspaper mafioso + (vested interests * bullshit politics) + Krugman economics + buck naked photos= megabucks

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 05:49 | 2740380 fiddy pence haf...
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Since commuters need someting to read in the bus, newspapers still sell,

but they're so egotistical, they have no idea how low-standard and biased towards

the NWO, and opinion (instead of news). They don't realise how many

folks are like us, and only use newspapers to pick up their dogsh*t or

to line the birdcage.

On the net I get differences of opinion, but few vested interests, so I decide

where the truth might be. I get economic forecasting/warning, not "like, wow, you just

lost all your money, MFG customers" that you get on the tv.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 06:01 | 2740387 Moe Howard
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1. I've never read a murdoch paper. Why would I?

2. Does somebody really wait around all day for Rupert Murdoch to tweet?

3. Does that old fart Murdoch actually do his own tweets? Somehow I don't think he would have a clue how to.

4. Fuck the fossil. Let his Chinese comcubine give him happy endings until we get one.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 06:19 | 2740400 falak pema
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don't know what you've missed; the Mordoch files are breathtakingly evil. You can hear that gowlish laff of "thriller" at every page turn of its ass wipe content.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 06:42 | 2740420 CatoRenasci
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Ol' Adam Smith seems to have Murdoch and the politicians nailed:

People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.


The proposal of any new law or regulation of commerce which comes from this order, ought always to be listened to with great precaution, and ought never to be adopted till after having been long and carefully examined, not only with the most scrupulous, but with the most suspicious attention. It comes from an order of men, whose interest is never exactly the same with that of the public, who have generally an interest to deceive and even to oppress the public, and who accordingly have, upon many occasions, both deceived and oppressed it."


All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 06:46 | 2740421 falak pema
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Now to come to the core of this paradigm change; if the old media dies along with its psychopathic clowns who cares.

But how do you keep the Internet from morphing into a zombie territory of manipulating, behind the curtain, oligarchs feeding toxic  hopium-dopium via its tentacular squidish relays to the people, thrilled to find shreaking ghowls and freaking trolls on the prowl to sell them "thrilla" type brave new world dystopia. 

Democracy becomes an illusion and free will delusion, when the manipulators find the jujitsu hold on our three part brain : cerebrum cortex, cerebellum and brain stem. Then Kafkaville comes rushing into virtual worldwideweb town, with a vengeance.

3 Main Parts of the Brain - Alzheimer's Association

"We" are then faced with the eternal choice of Charybdis manipulation and Scylla brain diseased apathy. Beware and prepare so that the Assanges of this world don't become its first martyrs, sacrificed like Arno of Brescia, like Spartacus, on its funeral pyre or crucifiction cross of despotic oligarchy order. 

We...I say, but who are WE? 

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 07:54 | 2740444 i-dog
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"Internet from morphing into a zombie territory of manipulating, behind the curtain, oligarchs feeding toxic hopium"

Too late! ... you've just described most of the "alternative media": Alex Jones, Max Keiser, George Noory, Benjamin Fulford, Matt Drudge, Stan Monteith, George Washington, anyone hosted by Genesis Communications Network, anyone hosted by Clear Channel, and a host of others.

ALL of those are controlled opposition outlets - each with a different primary "theme" - in order to keep the sheep confused and running from sheepdog to sheepdog. That's why you'll never find two "conspiracy theorists" who can agree on the same "conspiracy"!! It's a brilliant tactic!

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 11:11 | 2740904 falak pema
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I see you don't put TD amongst these "manipulated" alternative media outlets...

If you don't believe in MSM, if you don't believe that the alternative medias are more honest, nearer the reality of things, are you once again going the haul up the black flag of anarchy and say, "its ALL controlled behind the curtain, there is no free will, and therefore let every man for himself rule", aka become the perfect useful idiot for the Oligarchs...

That makes you either naive or worse.

I still believe that people by their acts prove their worth. For us to appreciate with our own intelligence. If there are NO people of intelligent, free will then the Oligarchs are right! We deserve to get rule of the arbitrary, powerful corporates, especially those who are networked and thus protected! 

I don't see that as time's arrow in history. We do fall but we do progress 'cos there are enuff of us fighting sincerely for people's rights and entrepreneuial innovation, à la fois. The corporates always overstrecth in their corrupt power game and go belly up.  Conspiracy theories are not required to understand history. Power brokerage and power play reveals itself over time. Cannot lie all the time to all the people. The current spiral is such a good example of the Oligarcs shooting themselves in their own fat bellies. For us to make sure they don't continue to benefit from it inspite of their belly aches. 

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:35 | 2741263 i-dog
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"I see you don't put TD amongst these "manipulated" alternative media outlets..."

I don't insult my hosts while dining with them! In any event, I'm capable of seeing the difference between TD's stated views (which generally accord with my own) versus those of the 'contributors' and 'guest posters' (which rarely accord with my own).

Where ZH does fit the "manipulated" mould is in the [probably deliberate] sensory overload of rapid fire 'bad news' both from the editors and the contributors. However, the selection of contributors and guest posters also covers a very wide range...from the squid to some very independent thinkers...while the comment section is an uncensored free-for-all. All other sites I've come across are heavily censored echo chambers - even including the excellent Stefan Molyneux's FreeDomainRadio with its message of total voluntarism and practice of heavy censorship :-/

"are you once again going the haul up the black flag of anarchy and say, "its ALL controlled behind the curtain, there is no free will"

Where the fuck did you pull that from?! I have never once said either of those things. Link to one of my posts or STFU with putting false words into my mouth...That's Ghordius' gig.

The rest of your waffle has no substance to counter the specific allegations I made against specific outlets.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:59 | 2741770 falak pema
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lol, maybe Ghordius knows you better than you know yourself!

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 09:17 | 2740639 Umh
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Anyone who believes there is a "free, open uncontrollable Internet" isn't paying attention. There was a reasonably open Internet, but governments especially the U.S. government are closing and controlling it as fast as they can.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 09:55 | 2740721 flacorps
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Perhaps Mr. Murdoch will avoid the screen door hitting him on his way out.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 10:02 | 2740736 ZackAttack
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What is this 'free' of which he speaks?

Certainly not in the monetary sense. I directly pay $600 a year for my personal internet access. There are also all the indirect costs... Property taxes for public school access, taxes for the salaries of vendors and government employees who sell hardware, software, and build and maintain government websites (government is the largest technology consumer), taxes and fees for my cel phone. It's an endless list.

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