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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 12:11 PM
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17. I posted this too -- We all need to do something to pressure against this
Sitting back and allowing these mergers in the 70 80s and 90s is what brought us tom the sorry and scary state we are in.

If Obama and the Ddemocrats have ANY backbone they have to stop this.

Where's Teddy Roosevelt when we need him?...Oh yeah he was a republican. But we need a democratic TR now
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  -Too Big to Block? Why Obama Must Stop the Comcast-NBC Merger onehandle  Nov-30-09 11:49 PM   #0 
  - Where can we weigh in on this?  Jane Austin   Nov-30-09 11:50 PM   #1 
  - I added a link from the article to the post. nt  onehandle   Nov-30-09 11:52 PM   #2 
  - Contact your Congresscritters and the WH  Armstead   Dec-01-09 12:14 PM   #18 
  - KR  Cha   Dec-01-09 12:07 AM   #3 
  - How can Obama stop this deal in the making,  FrenchieCat   Dec-01-09 12:08 AM   #4 
  - He doesn't. But don't worry, it's all in the plan:  NYC Liberal   Dec-01-09 02:31 AM   #9 
  - There are anti-trust regulations that could be used  Armstead   Dec-01-09 12:16 PM   #19 
  - More like, too big NOT to block.  elleng   Dec-01-09 12:18 AM   #5 
  - Never. Gonna. Happen.  jgraz   Dec-01-09 12:38 AM   #6 
  - "currently free online NBC content locked behind a pay wall"?  boppers   Dec-01-09 01:10 AM   #7 
  - "Obama ... will have to overhaul federal antitrust laws"  NYC Liberal   Dec-01-09 02:25 AM   #8 
  - the current law requires the justice dept to investigate  optimator   Dec-01-09 04:43 AM   #10 
  - according to you  MollieBradford   Dec-01-09 09:14 AM   #13 
  - No, that is not true.  NYC Liberal   Dec-01-09 10:44 AM   #15 
  - Barry?  me b zola   Dec-01-09 04:49 PM   #26 
  - This "leasrned helplessness" by Democrats is why we are in such a mess  Armstead   Dec-01-09 12:20 PM   #20 
  - "Obama" does not equal "the government"  NYC Liberal   Dec-01-09 03:25 PM   #22 
     - And what, pray tell, IS the proper function of government?  Armstead   Dec-01-09 10:34 PM   #27 
  - The SEC generally approves mergers this big  PVnRT   Dec-01-09 03:42 PM   #24 
     - not the SEC. Either FTC or DOJ  onenote   Dec-01-09 03:48 PM   #25 
  - if it happens, the FCC almost certainly will impose a number of significant conditions  onenote   Dec-01-09 06:37 AM   #11 
  - I wouldn't count on that. Then the next Republican would just turn a blind eye. nt  onehandle   Dec-01-09 08:55 AM   #12 
     - I've worked on several major communications transactions before the FCC  onenote   Dec-01-09 12:07 PM   #16 
  - Oh, if the administration wanted to it could do something alright  depakid   Dec-01-09 09:26 AM   #14 
  - I posted this too -- We all need to do something to pressure against this  Armstead   Dec-01-09 12:11 PM   #17 
  - Recommended, though I can't see Obama standing up to any corporation,  Vidar   Dec-01-09 12:20 PM   #21 
  - If it goes through say "Good-bye" to The Ed Show, Countdown and The Rachel Maddow Show.  ShortnFiery   Dec-01-09 03:28 PM   #23 
 

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