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Old 07-19-2008, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC
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Where is the full article on how inner-city and rural residents cant afford the DTV boxes, Wash Post?
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I fail to see why my tax dollars have to subsidize someone's perceived 'need' for a TV converter box. I am willing to hazard a guess they would be about $100 for full retail-----which is less than $10 a month for one year to pay for it.
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Where is the full article on how inner-city and rural residents cant afford the DTV boxes, Wash Post?
Alanboy, we must be mindful of the "special" status of the Spanish-speaking community. After all, most of the illegal aliens are included in this group. We certainly wouldn't want them to feel as though they’re being denied the “right” to watch TV. Furthermore, how on earth will they know the date of the next protest march?
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:57 PM
 
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I thought they were coming here to work hard, do those low paying jobs Americans won't do, now we find out they're coming to lay around and watch tv.

I don't watch tv, why should I subsidize someone who does?
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:58 PM
 
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And I have a real good solution for those Mexicans who are so concerned about losing their "cultural ties" by not being able to lay around all day watching their novelas.....
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC
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I fail to see why my tax dollars have to subsidize someone's perceived 'need' for a TV converter box. I am willing to hazard a guess they would be about $100 for full retail-----which is less than $10 a month for one year to pay for it.
Actually, i think it is $50-60 dollars. I think giving up two weeks worth of beer, 6 days without Popeye's chicken, OR two weeks without smokes should buy one DTV box.

One quote in the article asks shouldn't TV be free? My answer is TV is a luxury. If you want TV work for it.
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Old 07-19-2008, 02:25 PM
 
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Actually, i think it is $50-60 dollars. I think giving up two weeks worth of beer, 6 days without Popeye's chicken, OR two weeks without smokes should buy one DTV box.

One quote in the article asks shouldn't TV be free? My answer is TV is a luxury. If you want TV work for it.



I totally agree.
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:12 AM
 
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And I am supposed to be upset how.
I havent even figured out if MY Tvs will work or not...........and not overly concerned anyway
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:39 PM
 
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Who the hell cares if someone that does not speak English can make the transition or not?
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:54 PM
 
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I'm sure LULAC will come across and get the boxes for them.
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