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while state owned media certainly can be state controlled, that wasn't the question I was asking. It was why scarce taxpayers' funds were still being used to spend a kings ransom on a service already provided by a multitude of private sector providers. There is no market failure to be addressed and there should be a hell of a lot of more worthy uses for those dollars/pounds, like hospitals, schools etc.The issue I have with the licence ( it's a tax) is that a very poor...
Philosophical issue: why does state owned media still exist? Where is the market failure? And isn't the BBC licence terribly regressive?
becauseCanadians are too nice to kick out the harmless old biddy, who AFAICT is refusing to drop off this mortal coil asshe is trying to outlast her idiot son so her grandson can get the crown. Thus preserving the monarchy.Australian immigrant joke: You know what is the best thing about England? Paris.
Pearl Harbour happened because the Japnese wanted to build an empire in South East Asia and knew they had to neuter the U.S. navy so it couldn't prevent that ambition. The Japanese believed that colonialism was the path to power. An Asian version of Bismarkian power theory. The sanctions were in reaction to that, not something conjured out of thin air because they didn't like the nippon. Sheesh. What do they teach yanks in school today? At most the relevance of the...
actually, it's because Russia is a major gas exporter and the Saudis increase in oil exports has dropped the price of oil to a level that makes it hard for gas producers to compete with, thus causing flight of capital from Russia. The Saudi aim is to slow down global development of gas production from shale oil, coal seam gas etc as these are a threat to their dominance of energy production. Thus cheap oil slows down shale oil and CSG development and stays the day the...
8 million people with iPods also purchased music from real? I doubt that.
I find that hard to believe. Chrome books are just as crippled as net books.
To make you look like you are doing better than your competitors, or in this case, your competitors aren't doing well.
In Australia you hardly see a non ipad tablet, when you do it is usually a samsung variant. I have seen a nexus tablet, the anti apple IT geek at work. He is doing all he can to get people off iPads and onto surface pros, and is encountering strong headwinds.
you can smoke too much Ganga? IWho knew?
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