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tommym65 last won the day on September 13 2015

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  1. That is not what I said, and you know perfectly well that it is not what I said. Do not pretend to know what my politics or my motivation are, and do not put words in my mouth that I have not said. You are obviously spoiling for a fight. Cut the shit, learn to read what other people actually say, and try to be at least a little respectful. "Did i hurt you feels?" Really? Why, I'm asking myself, am I even bothering to react?
  2. 1. I recognize the site rules regarding political discussion. This political topic is directly relevant to the pending Sprint/T-Mobile merger. 2. The previous administration was known to be broadly opposed to large corporate mergers, including AT&T/Time Warner, a fact well known and not germane to this discussion. 3. The reality is: Many sources (including, but not limited to: The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Market Watch, Slate, CNN, PolitiFact, NBC News, Politico . . .) have reported that the President personally instructed Gary Cohn, formerly director of the National Economic Council, to contact officials at the Department of Justice to attemp to intervene in the merger, reportedly because of the President's extreme antipathy toward CNN. 4. The US House of Representatives is reportedly investigating this interference, which certainly lends credance to the whole story.. No, I don't have "proof". My "paranoid and basely claims" (I can only assume you meant "baseless") are, in fact, neither paranoid nor baseless, but are widely substantiated. Moreover, insulting me, however vaguely you do so, is inappropriate on this forum.
  3. Actually, it is a real issue. While presidents are not supposed to be involved in merger approvals, this one has already (so far unsuccessfully) tried to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger (for apparently personal reasons), and who can predict where he will go next.
  4. Cat-6 cable is thoroughly shielded and is designed to block interference even from 120/240V AC (e.g., fluorescent lighting). You will have no RF interference problems whatever.
  5. Dish = Charlie Ergen. Nope. I would change carriers instantly.
  6. If it was Comcast, go in to one of their Xfinity stores and talk to a customer service rep -- they will almost always roll back pricing.
  7. Respectfully disagree. By hyping up the synergies of the merger, Sprint has basically said it doesn't have the resources to go it alone. This becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, simply because by saying it, Sprint will cause the analysts and financiers to believe it. The cat is out of the barn, or the horse is out of the bag, or something like that.
  8. If the merger is blocked, Sprint will almost certainly simply crash and burn. If the merger fails, it will take months, or years, for it to actually finally fail, and during that time, Masa-san and Softbank will not invest any money in capex, just like they haven't invested any since they bought Sprint in the first place. Internal funding and independent borrowing have been, and will continue to be, incapable of keeping Sprint competitive. No intelligent lender will risk loaning any money to the disintegrating shell of Sprint. Expansion will basically die and Sprint will wither. Data and phone service will deteriorate, and customers will leave in droves. By the time any viable corporation would be able to buy the leftovers, whether it be a cable company or some other company, Sprint would be so non-competitive that it might as well just turn itself off. So, one way or the other, the T-Mobile/Sprint merger will result in 3 mobile companies surviving: Either Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile/Sprint, or Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile alone. The actual fact of announcing the proposed merger has left no forward path for a stand-alone Sprint.
  9. "For example, Sprint noted that it had recently received tribal review fee demands totaling $90,000 to review antenna modifications at six sites in Chicago." Could someone please explain if this means that Native American tribes, which have no legal presence in Illinois, are somehow holding up the approval process. Or, is this a mis-print? Very puzzled!
  10. The bottom 3 results were also at O'Hare H Concourse, on Thursday morning. Very impressive, especially since they were on my aging GS7. (The top 3 were in Las Vegas, but that's another story for another thread.)
  11. Charlie Ergen, Charlie Ergen, and Charlie Ergen: That would be the case against a merger. He nearly wrecked the Softbank acquisition of Sprint [not that the acquisition has been a total success], and has done or said nothing since that would lead anyone to believe that he would be any more cooperative today. He and Masa would probably get along badly, as both of them would insist on running the whole show.
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