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batye
batye
1/2/2019 4:40:32 PM
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Re: Plus and Minus
@Commisio44354  yes as history always do repeat itself one way or other... 

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
1/2/2019 4:29:58 PM
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Re: Plus and Minus
History is made to be understood and learnt from--We must never shy away from it as we look to a vibrant and exciting future.

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
1/2/2019 4:29:56 PM
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Re: Plus and Minus
History is made to be understood and learnt from--We must never shy away from it as we look to a vibrant and exciting future.

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batye
batye
1/2/2019 4:20:43 PM
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Re: Plus and Minus
@Commisio44354  interesting point... as technology changing our way of life rapidly

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
1/2/2019 4:02:27 PM
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Re: Plus and Minus
As the New year has begun in earnest, here is some perspective for all to bear in mind on how far we've come...and the best is yet to come :) :) 
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We forget how fast the world is changing today.

As we ring in the New Year, let's take a brief look back 100 years ago to 1919, as a means to truly appreciate the extraordinary world we live in today.

First, the bad news:
  • World War I ended in 1919 with a total casualty count of 37 million.
  • The Spanish Flu finally ended as well, with a sum total of 500 million people infected (33% of Earth's population!) and 50 million estimated deaths.

Proportional to the Earth's population today, this would be the equivalent of a death-toll ranging between 200 - 350 million people. Absolutely devastating, and a reminder of how lucky we truly are today in the twenty-first century. 

On the positive side, while progress was glacial in speed, here's everything I could find that would count as "Innovation in 1919":
  • Women's rights! The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment.
  • The first passenger air service was offered between Paris and London.
  • UPS was founded as a company.
  • The U.S. Army completed its "first transcontinental motor Convoy expedition driving across the United States." It took them 60 days!
  • The NC-4 Aircraft completed the 1st multi-stop flight across the Atlantic (19 days).
  • Raymond Orteig offered $25,000 for the first nonstop flight between New York and Paris.


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batye
batye
1/2/2019 1:56:52 AM
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Re: Plus and Minus
@Commisio44354 everyone hoppng for a better 2019 as things should improve... 

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
12/31/2018 1:44:56 PM
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federal fund
Isn't there a US federal fund that lends money to cities and states for this kind of technical, infrastructure improvement? Maybe not specifically for fiber, but for all categories of infrastructure improvement....

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
12/30/2018 1:57:20 PM
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Re: Fiber
Yep, statistics can be so manipulated to pretty much prove any point the compiler wants to tackle. Wasn't it Benjamin Disraeli who said: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
12/24/2018 1:06:02 PM
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Re: Headquarters
I suspect part of the option to choose multlple "headquarters" is the economy of scale provide when hosting cities provide lots of tax inventives and other givaways to entice the companies to move. Whether the bonuses given away will bring a return to the city in jobs and economic growth is not always a sure thing.

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
12/24/2018 1:44:34 AM
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Re: Plus and Minus
Stay optimistic and upbeat--I know it is not easy--but there is no other choice especially as we've got some very crucial milestones before us. :)   

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