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pilodialcyst 420 posts  |  Last Activity: 9 hours ago Member since: Apr 7, 2004
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  • If you’re a cable subscriber, you pay roughly 89 cents per month for the Fox News Channel, based on 2012 estimates provided by the industry research firm SNL Kagan.

    Cable channels generate much of their revenue from “license fees” they receive from cable companies in exchange for carriage in households. Those fees are passed along in subscribers’ monthly cable bills. Fox has aggressively negotiated its license fees, and now claims one of the highest average rates per subscriber. Only six non-premium cable channels command higher fees than Fox. CNN, by contrast, is estimated to average 57 cents per subscriber per month and MSNBC, 18 cents.

    Let's call this the "Fox News Tax," because it's a forced levy on anyone who wants cable or satellite service. Kinda socialistic, actually. Why is Fox News afraid to compete in the free marketplace, where only people who watch the channel pay for it?

    And what does the Fox News Tax get you? S*&^t content and falling viewership. Not only was 2013 their worst month since 2007, but 2014 isn't looking much rosier

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst 9 hours ago Flag

    You took out Democrats. idiot.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Palintology = The Sarah Channel.

    by pilodialcyst 17 hours ago
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst 9 hours ago Flag

    An opinion?

    Tell me, at what point was this an opinion? Is it the author's opinion that Palintology will start a channel? Is it the opinion of the author that TAPP may back Palintology?

    If, so then the entire article is an opinion, not fact. Can you contrast the two?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • This is wonderful news. Palintology 24/7. She will control ALL content. Oh, it is a $100 subscription too. But wait..... there's more!!!!

    Sarah Palin is launching the Sarah Palin Channel, an online "news channel" that will "cut through the media's politically correct filter" and address "the issues that the mainstream media won't talk about." Rupert Murdoch launched his Fox News Channel in similar fashion by decrying the alleged liberal bias of the media, and targeting his channel to a disaffected audience.

    Palin is a Fox News contributor who has a rocky history with her employer. Earlier this month she called for President Obama's impeachment in an op-ed for Breitbart News. This came in apparent violation of her Fox contract, which reportedly "guarantees the cable-news leader exclusive rights to her work on television and on the Internet." If that description of her contract is accurate, it's unclear how the Sarah Palin Channel could be permitted under the terms of her agreement with Fox.

    The Sarah Palin Channel is backed by TAPP, a company building "niche" digital channels and founded by former NBCU executive Jeff Gaspin and former CNN executive Jon Klein.

    Palin's "news channel" joins an already crowded universe of networks attempting to whittle away at Fox News' Republican audience.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • More great news for those on Obamacare. Millions of Americans can expect to get a refund from their insurance companies this year, at an average of about $80 dollars per family, thanks to a little-known Obamacare provision that’s helping people save money on their premiums.

    According to a new report released by the Health and Human Services Department on Thursday, Americans across the country have received a total of $1.9 billion dollars in rebates since this provision first took effect in 2011.

    Obamacare’s medical loss ratio provision — which is also frequently referred to as the “80/20 rule” — requires insurers to spend at least 80 percent of every American’s premium costs on their medical care, rather than on the company’s own profits or administrative overhead.

    If insurance companies don’t hit the right balance, they have to issue a refund check to their customers to make up for it.
    According to HHS’s calculations, 6.8 million Americans will save $330 million in refunds this year because of the 80/20 rule. Insurance companies are required to provide those reimbursements by no later than the beginning of August. Not everyone will actually receive a physical check in the mail; insurers are allowed to apply the reimbursements to future premiums, so the savings could show up that way.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst 18 hours ago Flag

    FDR was a Democratic. A pragmatic Democrat. Idiot.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst 18 hours ago Flag

    Conservatives in the Democratic Party. Idiot.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst 18 hours ago Flag

    Idiot. The Democratic party, particularly in the South was extremely conservative. They led the charge specifically against admitting refugee Jewish children.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • ... lie over 50% of the time. A new analysis by PunditFact found that of every statement made by a Fox News host or guest, over half of them were flat-out false. What’s more, only a measly 8% could be considered completely “true.”

    In other words, a fancy review of hundreds of hours of video confirmed what many who watch Fox News with any regularity already know: Fox News lies. A lot. Like all the time.

    Which isn’t to say that exposing Fox News’ irresponsible journalism isn’t an admirable goal. Despite its blatant spin doctoring, Fox still captivates a large portion of the news watching audience. On a near nightly basis, Fox News programs like “The O’Reilly Factor” and “The Kelly File” crush the competition.

    Given what we know about how poorly Fox informs its viewers, that paints a pretty grim picture for the millions of old, overwhelmingly white (average age of a Fox viewer is 64) males who consume it without question.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jul 27, 2014 3:27 PM Flag


    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jul 27, 2014 3:25 PM Flag

    What diseases were you talking about if not the ones in the post?
    Dengue Fever and Scabies were the two under discussion, being brought into the USA by the
    Diseased immigrant children,


    I NEVER mentioned diseases. Can you demonstrate where I said that?

    As to the 1939 deportation of the ajewish children, you posted that it was done by conservatives,
    UNTIL I pointed out that FDR


    I NEVER said anything about conservative or liberal in the hideous decision to refuse the refugee children. Can you show me a post where I said conservative or liberal?

    You have me confused with at least 2 other posters. I don't post as any one else.

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jul 27, 2014 11:01 AM Flag

    I never said anything about specific diseases, idiot. And I never equated conservative or liberal policy with refusing Jewish children admission to the US. It is a stain on America. We are now in the process of putting another stain on the US as the lunatics are trying to stop refugee children from escaping the drug wars in Central America.

    Have you been having sexual fantasies about Stephanie the Pig again? Your brain is very foggy today.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jul 27, 2014 10:57 AM Flag

    It is clearly settled science. The predictions are occurring much faster than what early models predicted. The more updated models are far more accurate. Remember Al Gore is an activist and not a scientist. The science is fact based, measurable, and accurate.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jul 27, 2014 9:49 AM Flag

    Your 'belief' system is trumped by science. However, local, or regional weather is not controlled.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought.

    This study is the first to quantify the amount that groundwater contributes to the water needs of western states. According to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the federal water management agency, the basin has been suffering from prolonged, severe drought since 2000 and has experienced the driest 14-year period in the last hundred years.

    Scientists were shocked at the results of their latest study:
    "We don't know exactly how much groundwater we have left, so we don't know when we're going to run out," said Stephanie Castle, a water resources specialist at the University of California, Irvine, and the study's lead author. "This is a lot of water to lose. We thought that the picture could be pretty bad, but this was shocking."

    If you live in the western and southwestern part of the United States, it's even worse:
    "Combined with declining snowpack and population growth, this will likely threaten the long-term ability of the basin to meet its water allocation commitments to the seven basin states and to Mexico," Famiglietti said.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Impeach obama

    by andimsupposedtobecrazy Jul 24, 2014 7:39 PM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jul 26, 2014 9:12 PM Flag

    It will actually happen shortly after the lawsuit is dismissed. Then there will be "no alternative". Active talk of impeaching the President has been a cash tsunami for Democrats. The GOP, tied to the Tea-Droolers, is unable to remove itself. The elites KNOW that impeachment is death for the GOP. They may try it in the lame duck session in December, but I cannot see them waiting that long. It is out of Boehner's hands. He cannot survive and not jump to the Tea-Drooler wing.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jul 24, 2014 11:23 PM Flag

    I consider it a badge of honor when I confuse droolers so much that THEY think it is stupid. It is another way of saying that they cannot understand anything. It is my job to correct the droolers.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jul 24, 2014 11:21 PM Flag

    What are you talking about? I knew that FDR was president and that he refused the Jewish kids in '39.

    What do you think you posted that showed that I did not know that?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jul 24, 2014 4:28 PM Flag

    The refugees coming here in 2014 are not here for economic reasons. They are fleeing for their lives. Central America is now a gang ridden drug hot spot. Can you explain why my reasoning is 'flawed"?

    There are only two instances in which the US has turned refugee children away from it's borders. 1939 and today. It is a stain and black mark on the notion of the US as an open country. Those two instances are now part of our history. And in 2014, the far right is trying to make it difficult for those children to find safety. Hell, Perry is sending the Texas Guard to the border, presumably with orders to shoot to kill those kids. There can be no other reason..... unless he plans to run for the Presidency in 2016.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jul 24, 2014 4:12 PM Flag

    Let me be sure of your "intelligence". Are you saying that because FDR and I are liberal, I cannot criticize him?

    It seems to terrify, flummox, and befuddle you that I, a liberal, wealthy white male, can criticize FDR.

    Why is that concept so difficult for you? 3rd grade education?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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