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Re: [HDTV-in-SFbay] Jobs Bill To Use TV Auctions

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  • Duke And Rat
    Why Richard .... you re still with us! Don t get me mad, or I ll start saying bad things about NBC/Universal/Comcast/Infinity/World/God. BD
    Message 1 of 11 , Sep 13, 2011
      Why Richard .... you're still with us!

      Don't get me mad, or I'll start saying bad things about NBC/Universal/Comcast/Infinity/World/God.






      BD




      On Sep 13, 2011, at 9:57 AM, Swank, Richard (NBCUniversal, KNTV) wrote:

      > 20 million illegals in America living off the tax payers and you guys are giving Murdock guff?
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      > Richard Swank
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: HDTV-in-SFbay@yahoogroups.com <HDTV-in-SFbay@yahoogroups.com>
      > To: HDTV-in-SFbay@yahoogroups.com <HDTV-in-SFbay@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Tue Sep 13 01:14:17 2011
      > Subject: Re: [HDTV-in-SFbay] Jobs Bill To Use TV Auctions
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      > The Wikipedia article says he became a US citizen in 1985 after he married a US born woman. I dispute that, as I am a news junkie.
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      > I distinctly remember (round about '82) when the FCC started ripping out rules, and little stations that actually gave you programming were sold to big conglomerates.
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      > I remember there was a lot of hubbub (mostly from competing conglomerates) that the "foreigner" rules should not be waved.
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      > So, if the Wikipedia article is correct, why do I distinctly remember Murdock recently announcing that he became a US citizen, about 3-4 years ago, and all the hubbub about foreigners?
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      > On Sep 13, 2011, at 12:40 AM, Don Hackler wrote:
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      >> The law wasn't lifted, Murdock became an US citizen to get around the restriction.
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      >> On Sep 12, 2011, at 5:02 PM, Duke And Rat wrote:
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      >>> Way back in the 80's, there was an FCC law that said: "Public airwaves can not be controlled by foreign entities."
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      >>> Then Rupert Murdock, who was from Australia, bribed as many of your elected officials as he could (mainly Republicans) asking for the law to be lifted.
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      >>> Voila!
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      >>> The law was lifted, and what you see in Fox news is basically a payback to the political group that made his empire possible.
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      >>> Unfortunately, it also allows anybody from any country to do the same. AT&T and Dish Network may be US companies today. Next week they could be all controlled by a Chinese concern, slanting news to what ever is best for the corporation.
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      >>> BD
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      >>> On Sep 12, 2011, at 4:31 PM, Don Hackler wrote:
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      >>>> I suspect that the prospective owners of our airwaves are required to be
      >>>> domestic.
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      >>>> On 9/12/2011 3:01 PM, Duke And Rat wrote:
      >>>>> If I gather what they're planning, this is creepy.
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      >>>>> It used to be: "The airwaves belong to the public, the corporations lease the airwaves and pay a yearly fee."
      >>>>>
      >>>>> This has all the feel of: "The airwaves belong to the corporation who pays the highest amount, period. No leasing necessary."
      >>>>>
      >>>>> Even worse: Who has all the money? China. What's to prevent China from eventually owning all of our airwaves?
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      >>>>> BD
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      >>>>> On Sep 12, 2011, at 1:12 PM, Larry Kenney wrote:
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      >>>>>> A story in today's edition of "TV Technology" says that President Obama’s proposed jobs bill assumes that incentive TV spectrum auctions will bring around $28 billion in proceeds. The American Jobs Act, delivered to Congress last week, includes support for the Administration’s Nationwide Broadband Plan.
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      >>>>>> Read the article for all the details about the proposed auctions and the congressional bills involving the auctioning off of spectrum.
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      >>>>>> http://tvtechnology.com/article/124414
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      >>>>>> Larry
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