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Old 12-30-2011, 03:33 PM   #571
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another victory for the 99%.

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Verizon drops plan for $2 fee on some bill payments
Los Angeles Times | Dec. 30, 2011 | 12:26 p.m.

After a strong reaction from protesters flinging coffee drinks at the front doors of Verizon Stores, Verizon Wireless said today that it will scrap its plan to charge customers $2 for making some types of bill payments.
More at latimes.com.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:31 PM   #572
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These are the things that cause people to feel validated in their opinions that OWS is filled with idiotic, lazy pot heads.
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These are the things that cause people to feel validated in their opinions that OWS is filled with idiotic, lazy pot heads.
Care to explain?
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Throwing coffee drinks at a business's front door until you get what you want isn't exactly the most mature or civilized thing in the world
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:16 PM   #575
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Throwing coffee drinks at a business's front door until you get what you want isn't exactly the most mature or civilized thing in the world
Do you really think the coffee cups are what caused the change?
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Throwing coffee drinks at a business's front door until you get what you want isn't exactly the most mature or civilized thing in the world
Do you think they should have adopted the tactics of American special forces in Iraq?
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Do you really think the coffee cups are what caused the change?
Never said it was.
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Do you think they should have adopted the tactics of American special forces in Iraq?
Not totally sure what you mean by this, or where you're going with it...but I guess I probably wouldn't be okay with that, no
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Never said it was.
I'm just curious why you allowed yourself to focus on that? It was obviously a small editorialized spin to the overall result.
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I must have missed something.

According to CNN, Verizon Wireless dropped their plans for that $2 after angry customers had left them negative feedback online.
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I'm just curious why you allowed yourself to focus on that? It was obviously a small editorialized spin to the overall result.
To me, it was just another example of OWS trying to get results in the wrong ways. I don't totally disagree with a lot of the base principles of OWS. I really don't. I just think that more often than not, they go about trying to get their goals in the wrong ways. Just my opinion, though.
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To me, it was just another example of OWS trying to get results in the wrong ways. I don't totally disagree with a lot of the base principles of OWS. I really don't. I just think that more often than not, they go about trying to get their goals in the wrong ways. Just my opinion, though.
I think this can be said about all activist groups.
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I think this can be said about all activist groups.
Yep, I'd agree. It's depressing really. But oh well, such is life
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I can't believe Verizon, with all they are making on cell phone plans and phones, would even try something like that. Especially after the B of A thing.

They just don't get it
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I can't believe Verizon, with all they are making on cell phone plans and phones, would even try something like that. Especially after the B of A thing.

They just don't get it
While it was a dumb move from a PR standpoint, I don't see the big deal. It only applied to people who manually pay with credit card. That means you could have still made monthly automatic payments without paying the $2 fee, or have simply paid with your bank account. It costs businesses more money to accept CC payments than bank payments, so it's understandable that they'd want to charge for that.
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