Sucker: How Cable Companies Make You Pay For Channels You'll Never Watch

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    I love TV, but I have nothing but contempt for cable/satellite providers.
     
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    I have about 4 of every channel. They just call them different names or numbers. But since I enjoy watching TV on occasion I am going to keep paying.
     
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    I have satellite TV.....in my rental cabins. murkins can't live without it.
     
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    Maybe reading is something left wingers don't worry about but ...gasp...magazines sell you copies and you don't read the whole subscription.
     
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    Better than half of my Sunday paper ends up in the trash without a glance other than during the separation process.
     
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    No one 'makes' you pay for them. Nope. They do not.
     
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    Not really the point now, is it? :doubt:
     
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    yeah fuck the consumer hes just there for profits anyway
     
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    Don't have TV. Don't have cable. I do have Hulu. Which is where I watch Castle and Big Bang Theory.

    This person never saw Soviet opression in action. Two newspapers, virtually identical printed by the same folks and boring as hell. A national newspaper of six pages, the pages about 60% the size of your standard metro daily.

    Here you get 500 choices and you are complaining? You can go to MSNBC if you like them. Or if you are really into moonbattery there is Current TV. Or you can go to Fox. Randi Rhodes has his radio program and so does Rush Limbaugh.
     

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