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Comcast strikes again

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Nightshade, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    Comcast Cable, "the nation's largest cable provider," has decided it will not accept firearm and ammunition advertisers in the future.

    This decision comes after Comcast has been running ads for some gun and hunting groups for decades. Comcast chose this new position after purchasing NBCUniversal, which has a long-standing ban against firearm, ammunition and firework advertisements.

    This move brings Comcast in line with its competitors, Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications.

    Cox already had a ban similar to the one Comcast has now instituted and Time Warner Cable announced in January that it was banning "ads showing semi-automatic weapons and guns pointed at people."

    Gun control advocates praise Comcast's "brave move," while gun store owners say their profession has been unjustly singled out by Comcast.
     
  2. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    They are entitled to run their business as they see fit, but its pretty hypocritical of them to refuse advertising from law-abiding and honest manufacturers while at the same time making millions of dollars showing movies and TV shows that glorify gun violence and criminal behavior.
     
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  3. EUGENE the REALTOR

    EUGENE the REALTOR Portland Metro Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Time for everyone to post about how they're going to cancel their cable services now...
     
  4. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    What subscription? I've been without a real TV broadcast or otherwise for over 5 years now. Cut the cord, it's easy and you've got more time to spend doing useful things, like posting on internet forums. When you do tell them to stuff it, make sure they know the reason why. It does no good just to leave.
     
  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I dumped Comcast years ago. And I sure told them why!
     
  6. sapper77

    sapper77 Linn County Active Member

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    Exactly!
     
  7. cstmp8r

    cstmp8r vancouver Member

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    Do they not have the outdoor channel anymore? I believe thats the channel with all the hunting, self defense, rifleman shows etc.? Are they going to start advertising with women hygiene products instead of ruger, cheaper than dirt and the like? lol
     
  8. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  9. tacticalgunner

    tacticalgunner Wilsonville The Man, The Myth, The Legend Bronze Supporter

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    The real part is they are doing the same things as other providers. Read up on time warner and at&t, It's not just Comcast. What the media does not cover is they are not running any anti- 2nd adm commercials either, cause Feinstein is running some in CA. So their position is to stay out of the political fight, which they should. How do I know? Got a dog in the fight, I work for them and I asked the question to the Sr VP on the 15th. As he said, Comcast can't will stay non bias in all political matters.
     
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  10. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    "Comcast can't will stay non bias in all political matters. "

    What?
     
  11. mcneal9926

    mcneal9926 Oregon Active Member

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    Yup, another knee jerk reaction to a blog from somebody with no idea about the inner workings of a cable/isp provider.

    Freedom of speech I guess, but while you were struggling to get wikipedia to load, so you could copy and paste your research, I was streaming a movie, posting this comment, watching my dvr'd episodes of Shooting Gallery and The Best defense, on my lightning fast internet connection, all provided by the evil Empire of Comcast.

    So, while you think of a witty reply to counter MY experience with the company you love to hate, refresh your page, click post quick reply, go bake a turkey, mow the lawn, and watch some paint dry. By then, your dsl connection might have had enough time to load, so you can actually post a reply......
     
  12. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Lets see, haven't had cable of any kind for almost a decade. Use an independent ISP for network connection.

    Watch most of my programs via the internet connection.

    Yeah, so apparently I boycotted these jokers a long time ago and didn't know it. :D
     
  13. Profiteering

    Profiteering America New Member

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    Google VDSL; My bandwidth is 20/5, I could never come close to using it: 3 laptops, one server, two workstations, an xbox, PS3, three rj45 enabled TV's and 2 smartphones.
    Latancy rarely gets over 47ms
     
  14. mcneal9926

    mcneal9926 Oregon Active Member

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    :huh:Validation granted due to all of the pro 2A ads brought to you by the staunch supporters from the hippies at goggle....
     
  15. mcneal9926

    mcneal9926 Oregon Active Member

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    Hey pot, meet kettle.....

    Weapons - Advertising Policies Help

    You might want to find a new provider......
     
  16. Profiteering

    Profiteering America New Member

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    I hadn't given it much thought. Can you / Willing/ or able to suggest another search engine which is 2A neutral or friendly?
    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  17. mcneal9926

    mcneal9926 Oregon Active Member

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    Nope, but then again I am a comcast subscriber....
     
  18. sapper77

    sapper77 Linn County Active Member

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    This feels like an ARFCOM thread!
     
  19. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Wow I posted this some time ago and it's finally getting around glad to see it
     
  20. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    No, they'll switch to their Extenze and Enzyte commercials with Smilin' Bob. Nothing but class there.


    Get an antenna for $100 and drop them like a hot potato. Get an Apple TV for movies from Netflix and Amazon. It'll cost you $100 a year instead of $100 per month and the selection and picture quality are better.