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Windows 7: At last! Broadband for all in the UK.

31 Mar 2010   #51
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Well, sadly we'll have to agree to differ chaps.
As I've already said, this initiative around "broadband for all" is, imho, a mixture of fiscal stimulus and electioneering gimick.
However, I'm not against the general principle if the country can afford it.

I have grown up in a country, which like the rest of the industrialized world bar USA, has universal healthcare. I literally would not be here as I had TB as a kid and my folks were poor.
Consequently it's difficult to comprehend a massive nation like the USA where in 2006 46 million people had no healthcare! The US spends more on healthcare than any other nation. Yet the infant mortality rate in Detroit is 15.5 whereas it's 9.7 in El Salvador.
I think I'm lucky to have a job and to be able to afford luxuries like a nice computer and a broadband connection.
If I get ill and have to stop work the broadband may have to go but I'll still get "free" healthcare at the point of need.


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31 Mar 2010   #52
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Well, sadly we'll have to agree to differ chaps.
As I've already said, this initiative around "broadband for all" is, imho, a mixture of fiscal stimulus and electioneering gimick.
However, I'm not against the general principle if the country can afford it.

I have grown up in a country, which like the rest of the industrialized world bar USA, has universal healthcare. I literally would not be here as I had TB as a kid and my folks were poor.
Consequently it's difficult to comprehend a massive nation like the USA where in 2006 46 million people had no healthcare! The US spends more on healthcare than any other nation. Yet the infant mortality rate in Detroit is 15.5 whereas it's 9.7 in El Salvador.
I think I'm lucky to have a job and to be able to afford luxuries like a nice computer and a broadband connection.
If I get ill and have to stop work the broadband may have to go but I'll still get "free" healthcare at the point of need.

Health premiums could rise 17 pct for young adults - Yahoo! News


Quote:
Beginning in 2014, most Americans will be required to buy insurance or pay a tax penalty.
so free for some, but more expensive for others


http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/wew/artic...CareARight.htm
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01 Apr 2010   #53
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

To be honest, how do we really know this '50p Broadband Tax' is really that. I personally think that this is another con to get money out of us tax payers to clear up their pissing mess, sorry for the outburst. I mean hello, how is the Goverment affording all they do. That's right, they can't, so they are not only printing money as when they feel like and moreover, the tax hikes.

Bring on the elections, goodbye Brown. I hardly wanted to know ye
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01 Apr 2010   #54
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Steady now, we are getting close to party politics here!
We are all going to get fed up with the electioneering on and in the media, lets not sink to a level where we start it here!
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02 Apr 2010   #55
raccoon19

 
 

I dont believe that the whole of the 50p will go into the structure of the broadband for all. I firmly believe the government will get a peice of it first. Then how will they divide it out after that. Who will get the money. Arguments that one company is getting more and will become dominant will fly all over.
As usual this government sees the british people as THIER PIGGY BANK. Will they give more to a company that is small so it can upgrade faster, or will it give it to the one over in Humberside to get it to join with BT.
When "The Government" have finnished taking what it wants there will not be much left anyway.
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02 Apr 2010   #56
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

"Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss"

Pete Townshend

Agreed, whoever wins the forthcoming election "they" will still run the show.
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02 Apr 2010   #57
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

taking this back on topic again, "Call me Dave" Cameron has promised to scrap the tax if its passed before his government is elected, sorry if their elected, ill post the link as soon as i find it again
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02 Apr 2010   #58
z3r010

 

Well it's highly doubtful that this tax will get passed on Tuesday morning, so there is a good chance that it's pretty much dead in the water
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02 Apr 2010   #59
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

why tuesday morning?
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02 Apr 2010   #60
z3r010

 

The election should be called on Tuesday afternoon, after that they will all be too busy smearing each other to pass anything on the last days before parliament is dissolved.
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