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walt
12-17-2007, 01:00 PM
this is the only thing that will make them listen.

rodmannn
12-17-2007, 01:03 PM
Yes. Outstanding.

ronpaulfollower999
12-17-2007, 01:04 PM
Dont forget satellite. I got rid of that years ago though.

CraigMcCra
12-17-2007, 01:05 PM
This actually is a very good idea.

1913_to_2008
12-17-2007, 01:05 PM
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knappz
12-17-2007, 01:06 PM
I love this idea

fedup100
12-17-2007, 01:07 PM
This if made national will be a huge BIG DEAL and will scare the S(^%T out of them.

GREAT IDEA.................and give the money you would have paid them to PAUL!

Lets getter done!!:eek::eek::eek:

fxmercenary
12-17-2007, 01:07 PM
I work for comcast =( dont put me on the streets! every one of us is voting for Ron Paul. I converted the whole call center!!! +150 Votes!

Patrick_Henry
12-17-2007, 01:08 PM
YES!

We need to get a petition site set up. People will submit their name and information about their current cable provider. Once we get enough people to sign the petition we will bring it to the various cable providers telling them to tell the news agencies to shape up or 50,000 people are not going to be buying cable next year.

Is anyone interested in getting this started?

ronpaulfollower999
12-17-2007, 01:09 PM
Its not the cable companies, its the news companies.

[Edit- Sorry for all the other edits, my computer keeps messing up]

ronpaulfollower999
12-17-2007, 01:10 PM
I would have gotten rid of cable anyway since by 2009 (I think) everyone has to have digital cable or something like that.

I dont have that kind of $$$

fxmercenary
12-17-2007, 01:11 PM
Its not the cable companies, its the news companies.

EXACTLY.

We dont put up commercials, we dont run ads.

We broadcast exactly what we get from the T.V. Stations.

There is no "cable conspiracy" its foolish.

Cnn Broadcasts to us, we pick up that signal, and broadcast it out, no interceptions or editing at all. You wanna make a differece? Turn the news off.

kill the banks
12-17-2007, 01:12 PM
Dont forget satellite. I got rid of that years ago though.

you can go ' free to air ' ... many people still believe anything over the airwaves should be free as the internet ... a forgotten right

kill the banks

great poster :

http://acmwallet.com/ronpaul/ronpaul_hires.jpg

Dojo
12-17-2007, 01:13 PM
I was so angry, I called to cancel, and they offered me a discount to stay on... So I still have it. SO, at the very least, maybe everyone will get a a rate cut. They will lose money, but they are desparate to keep subscribers for their advertisers.

walt
12-17-2007, 01:15 PM
OK :)

what date?

how to quantify it?

run with it...

walt
12-17-2007, 01:17 PM
EXACTLY.

We dont put up commercials, we dont run ads.

We broadcast exactly what we get from the T.V. Stations.

There is no "cable conspiracy" its foolish.

Cnn Broadcasts to us, we pick up that signal, and broadcast it out, no interceptions or editing at all. You wanna make a differece? Turn the news off.

CNN, MSNBC, Fox, etc get a fraction of your cable bill every month and they sell your viewership to advertisers

S3eker
12-17-2007, 01:17 PM
This seems like too much too early. I think for something like this to work you would need to start small and see how that goes. Perhaps do a negative money bomb on a company that ran an add during a time when someone was unfair with Ron Paul on TV.

fedup100
12-17-2007, 01:18 PM
EXACTLY.

We don't put up commercials, we dont run ads.

We broadcast exactly what we get from the T.V. Stations.

There is no "cable conspiracy" its foolish.

Cnn Broadcasts to us, we pick up that signal, and broadcast it out, no interceptions or editing at all. You wanna make a difference? Turn the news off.

I agree, but the people can't have a major rapid response by boycotting the MSM sponsors. Our only way to express our dislike for the controlled media would be this type of action.

I suggest that we take this theme but we go to a petition site, put up a petition that will go to the cable companies. We will tell the cable companies that they must put pressure on the MSM to report fairly, or we will have no choice but to cut the cord. Interesting.

I do not wish to put any one on the streets or out of a job,,,,,,,we must try to do this in a controlled manner.

Cigaboo
12-17-2007, 01:30 PM
This is a good idea. I don't have cable personally, but a good idea for those who do.

nbhadja
12-17-2007, 01:31 PM
Bump, its the only way they will listen.

Cigaboo
12-17-2007, 01:33 PM
They black us out, we black them out.

Stoli
12-17-2007, 01:34 PM
I would have gotten rid of cable anyway since by 2009 (I think) everyone has to have digital cable or something like that.

I dont have that kind of $$$

You just need a digital tuner after 2009 if the fcc shuts down analog signals. I don't have cable and I get all the FREE over the air TV digital and HD shows. All you need is a antenna on your roof.

I have a fusion HDTV tuner in my PC hooked up to a plasma that i watch tv on and cruise the internet. No need for cable to enjoy HD.:D

shadow26
12-17-2007, 01:36 PM
This is a good idea. I don't have cable personally, but a good idea for those who do.

I am done with cable in a few months...there is no reason to finance this garbage any longer. If, for some reason, you actually have a favorite TV show, get a DVD player, and buy the boxed set dirt cheap off eBay. When you're done watching, resell it on eBay again or put it in a yard sale. You'll save HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of dollars, and help cut the gonads off the news media.

rajibo
12-17-2007, 01:42 PM
I make my living in cable, so I won't be canceling anything. Of course, I get it for free so cancelling free cable would be kind of pointless.

jake
12-17-2007, 01:44 PM
total agreement

*****Also be sure to state your reason for canceling*****

NewEnd
12-17-2007, 01:51 PM
I think a widescale, one day cancellation, would be great.
I dont know if it should be the cable comapnies, though, they just provide the broadband.

Cigaboo
12-17-2007, 01:52 PM
There's plenty to watch on regular TV (if you get decent reception). It isn't as big a sacrifice as it sounds. A large effort would catch the media's attention and hurt them. I agree that we may be more effective if we decide on a date.

Mark Mosconi
12-17-2007, 01:56 PM
this is the only thing that will make them listen.

I haven't had cable for over a year, but not because of Ron Paul. It's because I realized the idiocy of the reporting on the news channels, and realized the lack of decent shows on the other channels...plus, the cost is outrageous. A few hours of Packer football a week is all I desire. Anything beyond that is overkill.

LynnB
12-17-2007, 02:00 PM
I'm would DEFINITELY do this! I'm sick of their Viagra ads anyway!

rice_classic
12-17-2007, 02:02 PM
To the guy that said he works for Comcast and doesn't want to be put out of a job... Here's my response:

Don't worry, Comcast still offers internet and sub-par phone service... You're job won't be in jeopardy. Comcast makes money hand over fist and has just about as many lobbyists in Congress as Wal-Mart and Phillip-Morris. Comcast donates millions of dollars to the campaigns of CFR members and other in power to maintain their Monopoly. Comcast is definitely responsible for some of the skewed media you see in the MSM.

But dont' worry, if Ron Paul wins there will be more jobs, more money, more companies to work for because there will be a greater free market. Do you know why you should be voting for Ron Paul if you're a Comcast employee? Because when the CIA used the Patriot Act to force the Telcos and Cable companies to give up their customer's information and records... Comcast gladly obliged with no hesitation or argument. That should have you worry. That is why I've turned down 3 different job offers at Comcast, even though they were all with pay raises.

I am canceling my Cable at the end of my billing cycle (after Christmas) and I am switching my internet connection to Verizon Fios or Qwest Fiber (depending on where I buy my new house).

p.s. Heard on NPR that Qwest was the ONLY communications company that completely refused the CIA and has, to this day, not given up any of their customers records or information to the government! Now there's a company worth supporting!


Among the big telecommunications companies, only Qwest has refused to help the NSA, the sources said. According to multiple sources, Qwest declined to participate because it was uneasy about the legal implications of handing over customer information to the government without warrants.

Qwest's refusal to participate has left the NSA with a hole in its database. Based in Denver, Qwest provides local phone service to 14 million customers in 14 states in the West and Northwest.

econojon
12-17-2007, 02:03 PM
You have to call your cable/satellite company and ask them to remove CNN from their list of channels in a massive complaint.

ChrisV
12-17-2007, 02:12 PM
I definately love this idea. I am down for cancelling my cable service or calling to complain if someone organizes it.

Cigaboo
12-17-2007, 02:16 PM
Somebody got another idea in a different thread too - marching and protesting at one of the major news headquarters. Try ignoring us when we are right at your doorstep, lol.

ChrisV
12-17-2007, 02:21 PM
Somebody got another idea in a different thread too - marching and protesting at one of the major news headquarters. Try ignoring us when we are right at your doorstep, lol.

Very good idea also.

Bossobass
12-17-2007, 02:29 PM
Try ignoring us when we are right at your doorstep, lol.

...with a blimp overhead. :D

I like the idea of terminating the cable umbilical cord accompanied by a letter that explains:

'When you decide to include ALL candidates for POTUS, giving equal time to each of them in your lame ass news broadcasts, let me know and I'll reconsider your product."

In fact, we've never had cable and I disconnected my coat hanger 5 years ago, but I would be glad to send a letter that tells them why I refuse to purchase their product and coordinate that with the execution of this idea.

I think it's a superb idea and have always dreamed of the day Americans would exhibit a taste of their full power in an exercise like this one.

Bosso

Stoli
12-17-2007, 02:41 PM
To the guy that said he works for Comcast and doesn't want to be put out of a job... Here's my response:

Don't worry, Comcast still offers internet and sub-par phone service... You're job won't be in jeopardy. Comcast makes money hand over fist and has just about as many lobbyists in Congress as Wal-Mart and Phillip-Morris. Comcast donates millions of dollars to the campaigns of CFR members and other in power to maintain their Monopoly. Comcast is definitely responsible for some of the skewed media you see in the MSM.

But dont' worry, if Ron Paul wins there will be more jobs, more money, more companies to work for because there will be a greater free market. Do you know why you should be voting for Ron Paul if you're a Comcast employee? Because when the CIA used the Patriot Act to force the Telcos and Cable companies to give up their customer's information and records... Comcast gladly obliged with no hesitation or argument. That should have you worry. That is why I've turned down 3 different job offers at Comcast, even though they were all with pay raises.

I am canceling my Cable at the end of my billing cycle (after Christmas) and I am switching my internet connection to Verizon Fios or Qwest Fiber (depending on where I buy my new house).

p.s. Heard on NPR that Qwest was the ONLY communications company that completely refused the CIA and has, to this day, not given up any of their customers records or information to the government! Now there's a company worth supporting!

NSA spying

In May 2006, USA Today reported that millions of telephone calling records had been handed over to the United States National Security Agency by AT&T Corp., Verizon, and BellSouth since September 11, 2001. This data has been used to create a database of all international and domestic calls. Qwest was allegedly the lone holdout, despite threats from the NSA that their refusal to cooperate may jeopardize future government contracts [4], a decision which has earned them praise from those who oppose the NSA program [5].

A federal judge on August 17, 2006 ruled that the government's domestic eavesdropping program is unconstitutional and ordered it ended immediately. The Bush Administration has filed an appeal in the case which has yet to be heard in court. [6]

Former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio, who was convicted of insider trading in April 2007, alleged in appeal documents that the NSA requested that Qwest participate in its wiretapping program more than six months before September 11, 2001. Nacchio recalls the meeting as occurring on February 27, 2001. Nacchio further claims that the NSA cancelled a lucrative contract with Qwest as a result of Qwest's

Mandrik
12-17-2007, 02:42 PM
I love this idea. I won't be cancelling, though, because I get free tv/internet through my job at Comcast. But hey, they bought out the company I used to work for. I'm no fan of theirs. ;)

troyd1
12-17-2007, 02:49 PM
YES!

We need to get a petition site set up. People will submit their name and information about their current cable provider. Once we get enough people to sign the petition we will bring it to the various cable providers telling them to tell the news agencies to shape up or 50,000 people are not going to be buying cable next year.

Is anyone interested in getting this started?

The providers do not do the content. You just need to quit watching the news stations. Ron Paul is for a bill that allows people to choose their programming instead of being stuck with a package. That would be power. Pick and choose which stations you want.

tbarnett17
12-17-2007, 02:49 PM
I don't think you have to cancel your satelite or cable, just call the provider and ask for the MSM to be removed from your plan/service. This would/should seriously dent the MSM and really scary this sh*t out of them. -Tyler

Malum Prohibitum
12-17-2007, 02:51 PM
I quit paying for cable as soon as they started charging in advance for it. COX sucks.

John E
12-17-2007, 03:10 PM
Click on the links for Ron Paul and do searches for Ron Paul at the websites for the media companies, let them see that people are interested in Ron Paul.

Ruby Justice
12-17-2007, 03:28 PM
This is a very powerful idea and should be considered seriously.

The cancellation doesn't have to be permanent--Consider Rosa Parks and the Bus Boycott Anniversary.
It wasn't a protest of the bus drivers--it was a protest of the sick system.

Boycott for one month--send the money saved to Ron Paul's news websites.

PatriotOne
12-17-2007, 03:43 PM
I already shut off my expanded cable out of protest about a month ago. I only get about 25 channels now for $4.99 per month (Charter) and none of them are cable news channels. As soon as my one year $4.99 per month deal is up, I am totally out of there. Seriously.

With the internet, anything I feel I might of liked to have seen on TV, is made available on the internet. I have yet to regret not having my expanded cable.

Ruby Justice
12-17-2007, 03:49 PM
I cut off HBO because I got tired of hearing Bill Maher speak of Israel like it was our country. That was good..I don't miss it. But if we all do it ON THE SAME DAY..That would be a media bomb :-)

Patrick_Henry
12-17-2007, 03:56 PM
The providers do not do the content. You just need to quit watching the news stations. Ron Paul is for a bill that allows people to choose their programming instead of being stuck with a package. That would be power. Pick and choose which stations you want.

If people boycott an American toy company because they order parts from China that could possibly contain led, that toy company is going to tell it's Chinese partner to either shape up or they're going to find someone else.

I would personally love it if we could just choose which channels we want, but until Ron gets his bill passed we can't. This is the only course of action that could actually have any affect. Simply not watching cnn or fox isn't going to take money away from them.

Ruby Justice
12-17-2007, 04:59 PM
This is a very powerful idea and should be considered seriously.

The cancellation doesn't have to be permanent--Consider Rosa Parks and the Bus Boycott Anniversary.
It wasn't a protest of the bus drivers--it was a protest of the sick system.

Boycott for one month--send the money saved to Ron Paul's news websites.

TheWhiteRider
12-17-2007, 05:03 PM
this is an awesome idea, I'm all for it

aravoth
12-17-2007, 05:06 PM
This is a very powerful idea and should be considered seriously.

The cancellation doesn't have to be permanent--Consider Rosa Parks and the Bus Boycott Anniversary.
It wasn't a protest of the bus drivers--it was a protest of the sick system.

Boycott for one month--send the money saved to Ron Paul's news websites.

I agree, this should be considered. Cutting off your cable and satellite would be like cutting off the head of the beast. I would participate, but I did this over a year ago. And let me tell you, My life has gotten roughly 63% less stressful.

justinc.1089
12-17-2007, 05:10 PM
I think this is a great idea too, but sadly I don't think that many people will go along with it. Most Americans, probably including RP supporters too, are mesmerized by their televisions, and wouldn't think of not sitting for two or three hours in front of it everyday.

I also think a protest at fox's hq would be a GREAT idea. It would really make them nervous.

jeff_from_VA
12-17-2007, 05:17 PM
I do not have a subscription to a satellite service, I get it free. I can't help with a boycott.

Ruby Justice
12-17-2007, 05:25 PM
I think this is a great idea too, but sadly I don't think that many people will go along with it. Most Americans, probably including RP supporters too, are mesmerized by their televisions, and wouldn't think of not sitting for two or three hours in front of it everyday.

I also think a protest at fox's hq would be a GREAT idea. It would really make them nervous.

Don't agree. I think RP supporters have a very special spirit and dedication. We would have a very different history if the African-Americans thought it too inconvenient for them to boycott the transportation system they highly depended upon.

The OLD MEDIA is the devil and God. Too much power, too many dead because of the lies that they carried for the government elite.

Basta!

tbarnett17
12-17-2007, 05:30 PM
You not cancelling your Cable/Satellite... just get rid of the MSM's (FoxNews, CNN, MSNBC, etc.)... keep your TV and your favorite channels. I think we could do this and I think it would work. -Tyler

autobot
12-17-2007, 05:32 PM
Fantastic idea! How do we go about getting the word out? Does someone have a web page? I think I could make one. I really think this would hit home. Its all about money.

NewEnd
12-17-2007, 05:33 PM
There has got to be a company or two on the ropes right now, that could not take ths kind of hit.....

time to hit up Yahoo finance.

Alex Libman
12-17-2007, 05:43 PM
Brilliant!

Everything you need is online anyway!

raystone
12-17-2007, 05:45 PM
I work for comcast =( dont put me on the streets! every one of us is voting for Ron Paul. I converted the whole call center!!! +150 Votes!

Great job !

wirenut
12-17-2007, 05:46 PM
Great idea.

JustBcuz
12-17-2007, 05:57 PM
I moved on September 1st. I have been cable-free since.

I miss ESPN but that's it. :)

rollingpig
12-17-2007, 06:10 PM
that's an awesome idea!

Ronin
12-17-2007, 06:12 PM
I have a better idea. Everyone call to cancel their cable. Say you are switching to another provider. They'll offer you a special package. Usually 3 mos free, or some sort of discount. Take the extra cash and donate it to the campaign or some other chip-in.

ghemminger
12-17-2007, 06:14 PM
http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=58274

I'm putting this idea up at RonPaulRadio.com Let's make it happen!

acroso
12-17-2007, 06:15 PM
AWESOME idea....would it have any impact?
We'd only be like 20 thousand at most...

out of 300 million..i doubt it would do much
sigh

integrity
12-17-2007, 06:19 PM
I think we should put together a TV network for liberty.... everyone invest just like buying stocks, we have shareholders meetings and everything. but it would be set up so no single person could own more than .01% of the shares, to keep it honest.

polomertz
12-17-2007, 06:22 PM
I already don't have cable tv OR a cell phone. I refuse to give them any of my money.

ghemminger
12-17-2007, 06:23 PM
I think we should put together a TV network for liberty.... everyone invest just like buying stocks, we have shareholders meetings and everything. but it would be set up so no single person could own more than .01% of the shares, to keep it honest.

kinda like this?

http://www.justin.tv/ebacherville

derdy
12-17-2007, 06:27 PM
this is the only thing that will make them listen.

I get everything for free anyways.

Cancelling your cable won't make the media listen, contacting their advertisers would be more effective.

MozoVote
12-17-2007, 06:29 PM
I *did* give up cable TV a few months ago. No real loss. There are enough YouTubes of news worth catching.

RevolutionSD
12-17-2007, 06:29 PM
I am up for this.

Can someone create a signup page for this cancellation bomb?

Liberty Star
12-17-2007, 06:30 PM
This is something I can get behind. Who needs old media when you got people powered new media.

integrity
12-17-2007, 06:33 PM
kinda like this?

http://www.justin.tv/ebacherville

well, actually Justin TV is great but I would like something that competes directly with the mainstream media on their own turf....

tbarnett17
12-17-2007, 06:33 PM
WAIT! I agree that we need to focus on the advertisers because that IS WHO pays the MSM's bills. If you set it up so a MASS email/letter boycott was sent to EVERY advertiser, talking maybe 100+, this will hit the MSM HARD!!! -Tyler

derdy
12-17-2007, 06:36 PM
WAIT! I agree that we need to focus on the advertisers because that IS WHO pays the MSM's bills. If you set it up so a MASS email/letter boycott was sent to EVERY advertiser, talking maybe 100+, this will hit the MSM HARD!!! -Tyler

+1

derdy
12-17-2007, 06:38 PM
50,000 people dropping their cable on the same day in different markets won't put a dent in the MSM. Maybe the cable company you have your cable with will be effected to a miniscule degree.

Go for the juggular: Their advertisers.

walt
12-17-2007, 06:38 PM
the medium is antiquated and outdated - to continue to pay for cable is part of the problem.

derdy
12-17-2007, 06:43 PM
the medium is antiquated and outdated - to continue to pay for cable is part of the problem.

Not really. Telephone, TV, and Internet are all merging. So, it's keeping up with the times.

I have every channel and I never watch the MSM. It all depends what you watch and if it's worth it to you.

autobot
12-17-2007, 06:44 PM
This is going to happen!! I love it...Supporters will actually be spending less money, not more. I like the idea of a boycott of sponsers but there is one MAJOR problem with that. It is way more difficult to actually do. Boycotting their commercials by canceling the channels into your home is much easier and that means more people will actually do it. I think this could be bigger than the tea party. Who can't use EXTRA money? I think sending a letter to sponsers as you cut off the channels would be good. Let's do this!! There are millions of Ron Paul supporters. It's much easier to do this than give money. The cable companies will pressure the news channels to change because otherwise they will lose lots of money. This is even better than the blimp. IMHO

mbrebstock
12-17-2007, 06:47 PM
one year ago i moved to a new city and i decided not a have a tv at my new home. i really dont miss it. you can watch and hear so many things over the internet that you really dont need a tv.

madRazor
12-17-2007, 06:54 PM
I haven't had cable for over a year, but not because of Ron Paul. It's because I realized the idiocy of the reporting on the news channels, and realized the lack of decent shows on the other channels...plus, the cost is outrageous. A few hours of Packer football a week is all I desire. Anything beyond that is overkill.

Ha exactly the same situation here in Atlanta! I was stoked last week when they actually had the Packers-Raiders game on here and I could just watch on the HD antenna!

robandsally
12-17-2007, 06:58 PM
This is going to happen!! I love it...Supporters will actually be spending less money, not more. I like the idea of a boycott of sponsers but there is one MAJOR problem with that. It is way more difficult to actually do. Boycotting their commercials by canceling the channels into your home is much easier and that means more people will actually do it. I think this could be bigger than the tea party. Who can't use EXTRA money? I think sending a letter to sponsers as you cut off the channels would be good. Let's do this!! There are millions of Ron Paul supporters. It's much easier to do this than give money. The cable companies will pressure the news channels to change because otherwise they will lose lots of money. This is even better than the blimp. IMHO
Take the money that you were going to pay
to the cable company and donate that to the RP Campaign.

Midnight77
12-17-2007, 07:11 PM
I am absolutely in favor of a mass cancellation day.

Ruby Justice
12-17-2007, 07:15 PM
50,000 people dropping their cable on the same day in different markets won't put a dent in the MSM. Maybe the cable company you have your cable with will be effected to a miniscule degree.

Go for the juggular: Their advertisers.


Over 60,000 people contributed to the Tea Party, and even if it were that small a number who participate in the media boycott, it *would* be effective if done on the same day.

If we advertise and promote this boycott properly, such an event wouldn't only attract the participation of Ron Paul supporters, but an entire nation sick and tired of the Old Media, their government loyalties, and their lies.

The blimp flew, this can too.

Ruby Justice
12-17-2007, 07:18 PM
I am absolutely in favor of a mass cancellation day.

I don't know how to create a poll on here, but it would be interesting to know how many people would support it like you and I do.

Can someone pleasenstart an "Old Media Cancellation Day" poll?

Let's dump them in the ocean!

RobHino
12-17-2007, 07:27 PM
YES. YES. YES.

I've been thinking of this for a while. An organized effort to leverage viewers against networks. If our message and timing are in unity like past efforts have proven, we can come together. Our message to our cable providers could be to offer more news stations, or face a mass canceling of 100,000 accounts. We could just threaten with a petition of willing subscribers.

MarchOnTheMedia.com - I always thought this would be cool to do every March and have protesters throughout the county marching to their cable companies in anger at media coverage, spinning and propaganda.

CancelYourCable.org

Let's do this.

RobHino
12-17-2007, 07:41 PM
The providers do not do the content. You just need to quit watching the news stations. Ron Paul is for a bill that allows people to choose their programming instead of being stuck with a package. That would be power. Pick and choose which stations you want.

My dream. A La Carte Cable. Is that true? An A La Carte Cable Bill in the House? Whoa. I never knew.

corsairtro
12-17-2007, 07:42 PM
I cancelled my Cable tonight.... no need to wait and fund them any longer.

traitorist
12-17-2007, 07:46 PM
i have been without television for over 3 years now. one of the best, most liberating decisions i have ever made in my life. the deprogramming process has brought me countless blessings.

derdy
12-17-2007, 08:00 PM
Over 60,000 people contributed to the Tea Party, and even if it were that small a number who participate in the media boycott, it *would* be effective if done on the same day.

If we advertise and promote this boycott properly, such an event wouldn't only attract the participation of Ron Paul supporters, but an entire nation sick and tired of the Old Media, their government loyalties, and their lies.

The blimp flew, this can too.

Agree to disagree.

I hope you have a list printed out of all the products/services that the MSM sponsors produce/provide so you don't support them while getting rid of your cable.

tbarnett17
12-17-2007, 08:05 PM
As I've stated before, I'm a video editor for a TV station... cancelling your service WILL NOT do much. You have to go straight at the advertisers... that is who is paying the MSM. Like someone said earlier... they blacked us out, let's black them out! -Tyler

noztnac
12-17-2007, 08:07 PM
We need to make it happen at one specified time. Everybody cancel at once.

Stoli
12-17-2007, 08:10 PM
I already don't have cable tv OR a cell phone. I refuse to give them any of my money.

Ditto. I live like a cave man with internet service only. You can keep the rest.

rodent
12-17-2007, 08:12 PM
Guys, we don't have to make this just an RP thing.

Huckabee supporters complain about the media too. We can join with a lot of people. Liberals hate FOX news. There is a whole lot of media hating going on, and we can make this thing explode.

thuja
12-17-2007, 08:18 PM
i have stopped all corporate stuff long ago, and it's really fabulous, but i still have cable. the cable co has me held captive, as there is only that one co. help!!! is there some other way to get proper service so i can use my computer? if so, i can boycott the cable co too.

Ruby Justice
12-17-2007, 08:24 PM
As I've stated before, I'm a video editor for a TV station... cancelling your service WILL NOT do much. You have to go straight at the advertisers... that is who is paying the MSM. Like someone said earlier... they blacked us out, let's black them out! -Tyler

Not really (are you worried about your job??).Slapping the advertisers would be like boycotting the bus manufacturers instead of the Montgomery Bus Transit co. in the great Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Boycotting the advertisers is much more difficult than unplugging. When the OM falls, the advertisers will move on to other New Media, too...and maybe speak more truthfully about their products & services.

Ruby Justice
12-17-2007, 08:26 PM
Guys, we don't have to make this just an RP thing.

Huckabee supporters complain about the media too. We can join with a lot of people. Liberals hate FOX news. There is a whole lot of media hating going on, and we can make this thing explode.

Agree!! Everyone must see the movie "Network"

wirenut
12-17-2007, 08:47 PM
I think its a great idea. If we get enough people to cancel there cable service, who knows we could make a impact.

nomad072
12-17-2007, 09:01 PM
Hey guys, I work for Cox Communications and unfortunately cancelling your service will NOT make any difference other than leave you without any entertainment on a lonely weeknight. The cable companies only get contracts to play certain stations. If you cancel your service, their will still be millions of subscribers. Sure, you might hurt cable company business but CNN and the like will still make plenty in contracts because the cable companies have to pay the networks regardless of whether or not the cable companies have subscribers. And sure, if you got the majority of cable subscribers to give up their service, you might stand a chance. I believe it would be better to focus on the networks themselves rather than the providers. That should give us maximum impact. I know others have stated that cancelling service wont help but I just wanted to add my 2 cents. Thanks everyone :)

Gordon
12-17-2007, 09:05 PM
You're talking out your arse.

The current tech trend is hooking up a computer to your tv screen with a digital video output. It's better than cable tv because the choice is unlimited.

It ends the cable or satalite bill at the same time.

Find your bollocks.

Ruby Justice
12-17-2007, 09:06 PM
Hey guys, I work for Cox Communications and unfortunately cancelling your service will NOT make any difference other than leave you without any entertainment on a lonely weeknight. The cable companies only get contracts to play certain stations. If you cancel your service, their will still be millions of subscribers. Sure, you might hurt cable company business but CNN and the like will still make plenty in contracts because the cable companies have to pay the networks regardless of whether or not the cable companies have subscribers. And sure, if you got the majority of cable subscribers to give up their service, you might stand a chance. I believe it would be better to focus on the networks themselves rather than the providers. That should give us maximum impact. I know others have stated that cancelling service wont help but I just wanted to add my 2 cents. Thanks everyone :)

A lot of you guys who work for the cable companies are saying the same lame thing. You're just worried about your jobs, it seems.

What lost "entertainment on a lonely weeknight?" Have you ever heard of Netflix? How about real live people?

Come on. It worked in Montgomery Alabama. People gave up TRANSIT for justice, and you're worried about entertainment???

RPFTW!
12-17-2007, 09:08 PM
I say we start our own news network...

thuja
12-17-2007, 09:10 PM
You're talking out your arse.

The current tech trend is hooking up a computer to your tv screen with a digital video output. It's better than cable tv because the choice is unlimited.

It ends the cable or satalite bill at the same time.

Find your bollocks.

ok

nomad072
12-17-2007, 09:12 PM
Well, I tried. All I got was harrassment. Look, i would love nothing more than a good excuse to get out of this job. I dont enjoy it AT ALL. All i'm simply trying to do is make you all aware that trying to cancel cable service isnt going to get the networks to suddenly promote Ron Paul any more than they do now. We need to after the NETWORKS. IF you can find a GOOD reason to bring down cable companies, then go right ahead, save me. In the mean time, lets focus on getting Ron Paul elected and not wasting time on things that wont help.

Thanks again.

Gordon
12-17-2007, 09:15 PM
Are you that arrogant?

You're so far up your own arse

Ruby Justice
12-17-2007, 09:16 PM
Well, I tried. All I got was harrassment. Look, i would love nothing more than a good excuse to get out of this job. I dont enjoy it AT ALL. All i'm simply trying to do is make you all aware that trying to cancel cable service isnt going to get the networks to suddenly promote Ron Paul any more than they do now. We need to after the NETWORKS. IF you can find a GOOD reason to bring down cable companies, then go right ahead, save me. In the mean time, lets focus on getting Ron Paul elected and not wasting time on things that wont help.

Thanks again.

Wrong!! We don't want the OM to promote Ron Paul more, because NOBODY'S listening to them. We want the OM to just STFU!!

DarkLaw
12-17-2007, 09:21 PM
I'm IN! I'll cancel my cable subscription as soon as you give me the date.
I was considering cutting it already due to the price.
I don't feel that $20-30 a month justifies the one or two TV shows I watch.

Granted, I WILL miss my MythBusters and History Channel.

nomad072
12-17-2007, 09:21 PM
Gordon, your an idiot.

as for everyone else, i'm simply trying to save u from wasting your time. Go ahead and bring down cable companies. your right, that'll get Ron Paul elected for sure! Way to go! I'm going to go do something that actually helps. And you guys are right, there are LOTS of other ways to entertain, but your forgetting about the MILLIONS upon MILLIONS of people who actually value cable tv and watch it regularly. Not everyone uses Netflix or the internet. Just the intelligent people who know how. Dont forget about the countless amounts of nimrods who still watch cable regularly. All i wanted to do was make a point, and i was treated poorly by you all. I wont post again. I'm going to keep supporting Ron Paul and trying to do things that help the campaign. Thanks to everyone who didnt chew me up for no good reason.

rodent
12-17-2007, 09:23 PM
Well, I tried. All I got was harrassment. Look, i would love nothing more than a good excuse to get out of this job. I dont enjoy it AT ALL. All i'm simply trying to do is make you all aware that trying to cancel cable service isnt going to get the networks to suddenly promote Ron Paul any more than they do now. We need to after the NETWORKS. IF you can find a GOOD reason to bring down cable companies, then go right ahead, save me. In the mean time, lets focus on getting Ron Paul elected and not wasting time on things that wont help.

Thanks again.

You're not going to lose your job. Believe me. They'll have a long slide down to make decisions and changes. Cable companies won't die instantly. They'll likely renegotiate their rates or offer other incentives.

If 100,000 RP supporters dropped cable service and were paying, what, $80 per month, the cable industry takes a monthly hit of 8 million dollars. Comcast cable's last quarter had a profit of $13,294,000,000. 100,000 cancellations will barely dent this on subscription fees -- remember to take away 24 million for the 3 months that make up a quarter -- and, remember, not all of that is even profit.

If we get the liberals and Christians to join up, we can wack them to the tune of 80mil a month, and they're still doing ok. The exposure and market depth numbers won't cause a downward spiral for months.

It would take a strong concerted effort to take them out in one or two punches, but we have to start. Unless you're some serious shareholder, you'll be able to sense the changes in the winds and make the appropriate changes in your life. Long before any pink slips go out.

fedup100
12-17-2007, 09:25 PM
You're talking out your arse.

The current tech trend is hooking up a computer to your tv screen with a digital video output. It's better than cable tv because the choice is unlimited.

It ends the cable or satalite bill at the same time.

Find your bollocks.

Could you please give more detail info on how to do this. I want to try it.

Thanks

nbhadja
12-17-2007, 09:33 PM
Guys I suggest watching TV on this site- http://freetube.110mb.com/

It has so many channels! Look at the news category alone, BBC, ABC 7, ABC now, 3 different BBC news channels, CBS, 3 fox channels, CNN plus, 2 CNBC channels, etc a million more.

And download TVU player, its great as well.
I watched the Mayweather fight for free with sopcast haha.

It's 2007, get with the technology!

tropicangela
12-17-2007, 09:36 PM
We cancelled our cable over a year ago! Satellite too. We use an HD antenna and survive. DSL Internet. Still get stupid drug commercials on local network stations though :(

Cigaboo
12-17-2007, 09:38 PM
Personally, I don't have cable and find plenty of programs on regular TV.

tropicangela
12-17-2007, 09:44 PM
I heard that you can only do video output, not sound?

Gordon
12-17-2007, 09:55 PM
Gordon, your an idiot.


"your" one selfish lazy f'r.

Buzz
12-17-2007, 09:58 PM
^Chill the hell out.

I wish I had cable just so I could cancel it...

Gordon
12-17-2007, 10:04 PM
That was a "reply", "buzz"(lol). Wake up.


Could you please give more detail info on how to do this. I want to try it.

Thanks

Well you need to have at least a "dvi" output on your computer or at least an "s-video" output.

I hear blue-tooth technology possibly lets you do this wireless to your tv though i'm not sure of the extent of what is and isn't hooked up.

Obviously your Wireless, or corded mouse can do the work but I think you can get sound cards now that are specific for a tv hookup with some type of new computerized remote control.

I myself use a wireless mouse and nero software to organize my channels with an "up and down click" whenever I want to select one. Sort of like how an old tv remote would have a satalite style "menu" which you go up and down to select your channel.

You can set up background video and audio, sort of like like a screensaver or old nintendo game(if you're really bored) while you're searching channels but I haven't done this yet.

Now that you know, don't stop.

ErikBlack
12-17-2007, 10:11 PM
What I hear in this thread is a whole lot of bluffing. Every couple of months an email will go around when the price of gas goes up strategizing that if a large enough group of people would refuse to buy gas on a certain day it would send a message and hurt the gas companies. Bologny! It's so obviously a bluff because you know those same people would be running back to the pumps as soon as their tank runs out. Do you think those who run the mainstream media and other powerful enterprises are stupid? They aren't. They are very crafty, that is how they managed to corral you under their control in the first place. They know a bluff when they see it.

If you are truly willing to boycott television then do it permanently and do it for your own good, not for any symbolic protest. I have not watched television for 4 years and it feels wonderful not to be subjected to subliminal brainwashing and commercial advertisements. Television is not a form of entertainment. It is a form of mind control. You won't miss it. There are so many other more fulfilling ways to have fun. But sadly, most Americans, and people around the world, are so hopelessly addicted they have about as much chance of kicking television as smokers do if quitting.

Gordon
12-17-2007, 10:12 PM
^^ I don't think it's a bluff. Many people have already done it. Find your bollocks.


I heard that you can only do video output, not sound?

Hello darling.

You can do anything you want for your sound.

You can use your audio output on your computer and hook it up to a stereo system w/ speakers, or to an audio mixer(if you're a dj or tech minded) or you can even run a cable to your tv audio input itself. Some people avoid running wires and use blue-tooth or other wireless ideas.

If you want specific help, send me a pm.

Mister Jaw
12-17-2007, 11:45 PM
I don't know how you all get by without CSPAN, but I would seriously start with newspapers, websites, networks, and radio shows for activist targets. Call and tell them what you think. Trying to bring down the nation's only unbiased and public eye on the workings of the House and Senate doesn't seem like a great idea. CSPAN, 2, 3 are the leverage for using the land where the cable lines are laid.

Personal preference for the security cam on the Legislative Branch aside, I'm not certain that canceling such service would exact the desired result. What would really get under their skin would be 100,000 letters saying that a YouTube campaign for curbing bias in the media will start with mass cancellations of all but the most basic services, followed by full cancellation, should no corrective actions be taken. How, after all, would you know that things had changed for the better if you didn't keep tabs on them? I say we try to focus ban-bombs on things like FoxNews and Bill Maher on Comedy Central. Love Bill, btw. It's just that he's willfully and dangerously ignorant about 9/11.

Gordon
12-18-2007, 12:00 AM
Cspan can be watched on it's website stream for free.

Some people will always subscribe to cable and load up new videos on youtube so it's not a big deal.

Then there are the people who stream channels on the net through a p2p even though they aren't supposed to.

Then there is net-tv which some of the big companies are trying to be a part of. Though we won't need them either since you can get anything for free online anyway.

Syren123
12-18-2007, 12:00 AM
Oh I can hardly WAIT to tell Time Warner to come pick up their shit and get it out of my house.
This month for sure.

James R
12-18-2007, 12:48 AM
Already done! I did it so I could give more money to Ron Paul though, not any other reason.

Ruby Justice
12-18-2007, 06:18 PM
BLIMP


anyone else with an opinion on this...?

I see the grenades are already starting to fly with many people choosing to stop cable instantly to give more to Ron Paul or people-supported internet news gatherers.

Gordon
12-19-2007, 01:58 AM
this is the only thing that will make them listen.


http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?p=649653#post649653

autobot
12-19-2007, 07:11 PM
Bump

rancher89
12-19-2007, 08:13 PM
We've been talking about doing this for a month or so, don't want to give up the road runner or the unlimited calling, BUT we will be downgrading to min cable as of the begining of next months bill. We don't have time to watch tv anymore--we spend all of our time here (on ronpaulforums and other websites and working on RP stuff.) We work at home so you'd think we'd watch more tv, but it is the opposite. Plus, the boogers at TW won't take the movie channel off after I asked them for 6 straight months to take it off. There is never anything on, ever. Well, PU239 was pretty good (on HBO for a short time--get a chance-see it. "If you don't know what it is, you don't want it.")