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Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:39 PM

Need some help. My household is short on food money - we have an idea but need info. I know

that some of you watch shows on the internet. We are going to get rid of our Direct TV etc. if I can find a way to watch the following shows on internet. Do you all have the places I need to go to see them on the internet?

Countdown with Keith Olberman

TYT with Cenk

Rachel Maddow

Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

Ed Schultz

That is all I watch and I am paying $70+ for it on Direct TV. That is a lot of food for the family.

Thanks to anyone who can help.

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Reply Need some help. My household is short on food money - we have an idea but need info. I know (Original post)
jwirr Dec 2011 OP
teddy51 Dec 2011 #1
eShirl Dec 2011 #2
George Glass Dec 2011 #3
SomethingFishy Dec 2011 #4
teddy51 Dec 2011 #11
sabrina 1 Dec 2011 #5
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barbtries Dec 2011 #12
Scuba Dec 2011 #13
eilen Dec 2011 #14
catabryna Dec 2011 #15
jwirr Dec 2011 #16
robinlynne Dec 2011 #17
applegrove Dec 2011 #18
EFerrari Dec 2011 #19
Dragonbreathp9d Dec 2011 #20
Motown_Johnny Dec 2011 #21


Response to jwirr (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:42 PM

2. check out the links in my sig line

not sure if they are working in DU3 yet or not, but you can still copy & paste into your browser

edit: darn, they seem to have disappeared ... sorry

2nd edit: got it working again!

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Response to jwirr (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:43 PM

3. Listen to Ed on the radio. Why do you gotta see him?

 

I have never had cable and somehow miraculously have managed to survive all these years.

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Response to jwirr (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:46 PM

4. Ever been to HULU?

www.hulu.com they have a ton of TV shows. Most of the news shows are usually excerpts but you can catch most of the show through the excerpts. I believe it has full episodes of Countdown and Ed...

Oh most important.. it's free... there is a "Plus" service for 7.99 a month but you don't need it to see the latest episodes..

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Response to SomethingFishy (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:55 PM

11. Thanks for the link, had not heard of that site. n/t

 

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Response to jwirr (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:46 PM

5. Here's a link to Rachel's show

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/

I think you can link to MSNBC and get all of them, but can't find it right now. Maybe someone else has a better link.

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Response to jwirr (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:48 PM

6. I'm sorry to hear that.

I wish you and your family well. Be sure to let food pantries help you. Counting the heads of those who are food insecure is a way of standing up for everyone else who is having trouble in this economy. If you qualify for help, ask for it.

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Response to jwirr (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:53 PM

8. Some are available as audio podcasts on iTunes.

They are delayed a few hours but they are usually free.

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Response to jwirr (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:53 PM

9. We bought a roku. I used to be able to watch rachel on

Newscasters but not anymore. BOO! I haven't watched cenk yet. Hulu is good as some have suggested for tv shows. Or you could go to their sites many times and watch the show there. MSNBC has video for some shows.... I believe ed and o'donnell are probably in there too, though I haven't tried in awhile.

Good luck with ditching the cable. We have been directv free for about a year now. Have gotten used to watching things on my own timetable. We have netflix and hulu plus. If you have xbox or PS3 or bluray with streaming capablility you might be able to access them through that.

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Response to jwirr (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:55 PM

10. ALL are available on line.

Many network shows are available through the network websites, and you can get older shows and movies via Netflix for a few bucks a month.

Also, there are a number of websites where you can find free movies and documentaries, enough to keep you busy for years.

I gave away my TV almost 5 years ago and haven't missed it for a single minute. Dump the dish!

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Response to jwirr (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:57 PM

12. i watch

rachel every morning on msnbc from the website. you can also catch complete episodes of the daily show. i am not sure about the others but i would be willing to bet that you will be able to watch on the computer. good luck.

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Response to jwirr (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:59 PM

13. ....

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/


Last word, Rachel and Ed are all at this link.

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Response to jwirr (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:59 PM

14. Hi, I went without cable tv for about a year

the only reason I restarted it is because my mom came to live with me and she is homebound and addicted to MSNBC, etc. My husband came home from working out of state and likes his channels. But I and my son did just fine with Roku/Netflix/Hulu and the occasional dvd.

I kept an enhanced interent connection through Road Runner which ran about $50/m.
I used Netflix which at the time was about $5/m but I paid for extra dvds/month so my husband could use the account when he was on the road.

Netflix increased their prices but they are still less than cable tv. If you have a roku player and wireless internet (the roku player is not expensive and is a one time expense), you can also access hulu, Newscaster, and RadioTime. RadioTime has internet progressive radio stations on it. Newscaster has MSNBC, Current and other news stations. It is about a day behind. I never felt deprived. There are other free channels on it too.

Here is a website to help stretch your food dollar and other stuff:
http://www.bettertimesinfo.org/

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Response to jwirr (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 06:05 PM

15. Did the same thing last year...

because I didn't feel I was getting $70.00 worth of entertainment.

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/
http://www.tv-links.eu/tv-shows/
http://www.crackle.com/

I also use Hulu (free offerings) and pay $7.99 a month to stream Netflix. I've also used some of the sites that have been mentioned here by others.

Look at your DirecTV contract. It cost me money to get out of mine, but it would have cost me more in the long run if I'd kept it. So, I decided to take the hit on the cancellation fee.

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Response to jwirr (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 06:06 PM

16. THIS thread is why I love Du and Duers. Thank all of you. We are going to be okay but needed to

take a look at our money to see how we can stretch it our further. I am thinking of going to the food shelf this month as it would be a big help. I have not had to go to the food shelf for years. Prices my friends are going out of sight. I feel sorry of people who are having a harder time than me.

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Response to jwirr (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 06:59 PM

17. get rid of it. just google each show and you will find the link. you may have to watch an hour lat

later. I don't miss cable at all.

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Response to jwirr (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 08:51 PM

18. I know in Canada people started the 'good food box' program for people in need.

You pay a fee and get a box of veggies. Pretty cheap. There may also be some other types of food co-ops in your area.

So sorry you are having a rough time.

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Response to jwirr (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 09:12 PM

19. Amy's newscast every morning may be the best one on American television.

It's generally up on line by 6:30 am Pacific.

http://www.democracynow.org/

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Response to jwirr (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 10:37 PM

20. I'm sorry to hear- I am in the same situation

And DU has been incredibly helpful and supportive- so much so they have made me cry-
Cutting out Direct TV will be a big help- an if you have the ability- being broke taught me that ethnic markets (Hispanic/Asian/etc) tend to have some of not only the best price on meat and produce, but often times quality as well!

(example: today I tool about 1000 pennies to coinstar and was able to get 2 lbs of great, tender chicken breast, 5 lbs of rice, 1 lbs chorizo, and 1.5 lbs of black beans at a local Hispanic food mart)

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Response to jwirr (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 11:33 PM

21. Thertv.eu

for all things MSNBC and Current, as well as many other channels


http://www.thertv.eu/

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