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[ale] OT: Forget Comcast, I wanna move to Germany!

China does the same thing..its cheaper the land lines when realize the
amount of copper needed to wire a billion homes...so again..density does
play into economics...1 AP vs..256 strands of wire...x...several million.


On 4/5/07, Jeff Lightner <jlightner at water.com> wrote:
> It seems funny to see someone talking about population density being a
> mover in economics.  When I went to India a few years back it was to
> setup wireless local loop phones for HOMES.  This was being done because
> that city of 20 Million people (Mumbai) wasn't efficient in building the
> infrastructure to wire peoples homes for simple phone service very well.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of
> James P. Kinney III
> Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 11:32 PM
> To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
> Subject: Re: [ale] OT: Forget Comcast, I wanna move to Germany!
> On Wed, 2007-04-04 at 16:27 -0400, Jay Finch wrote:
> > Well, as I understand the way that German Telekom works, the
> > government also subsidizes most of their services and folks living in
> > Germany pay a higher tax rate to support it (amongst other Government
> > programs).
> >
> > So (if I'm understanding things correctly) how would you like to pay a
> > 50% (or higher) tax rate in order to have those advanced services?
> > I'll take my 25% bracket (for now, unless we get a consumption-based
> > tax like FairTax) and be happy for now. :)
> >
> > Cheers!
> > Jay
> Run the taxes through the roof if I can get a better school system and
> better public sector services. There are still loads of rich folks
> making scads of $$ (sorry - don't have the Euro symbol in front of me)
> so the higher tax rate can't possibly be killing off business like the
> whining shift the tax burden to the non-voting people - our kids and
> grand kids - keep claiming. Maybe we should up the death tax and kill
> 'em off early to pay off the bills they have run up.
> Didn't we get in a little war around 1776 over "No taxation without
> representation"?
> Gad! What a rant even from me. Maybe I shouldn't eat pepperoni pizza
> before I hit ALE mail...
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