2 deputies facing off in Republican p...

2 deputies facing off in Republican primary for Polk County sheriff

There are 36 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Aug 26, 2010, titled 2 deputies facing off in Republican primary for Polk County sheriff. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Voters in Polk County, Wis., will choose a new sheriff Nov. 2, and two sheriff's deputies are competing for a spot on the ballot.

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Kite005

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Aug 27, 2010
I dropped cable when I got a little behind in payments and they wouldn't wait like a week without disconnecting me and then charging me to reconnect. Now I only watch the broadcast channels and don't miss cable much really. There's a few shows I miss but not much. Plus now when I hear about Heidi Montag and Snookie thankfully I don't know who they are.
FrankL

River Falls, WI

#23 Aug 27, 2010
Of course the real fantasy would be getting cable channels ala carte. So much for competition providing more choices. We get more vendors of cable TV, all with the same pricing structure.
BARELO

Minneapolis, MN

#24 Aug 27, 2010
I'd like to cut the cord, but would miss my live sports. Is there any non-cable portal that can stream a live (swear-delayed) sports broadcast, excluding radio broadcast, and not just live box scores.
development rules

Blue Earth, MN

#25 Aug 27, 2010
Installed a second video card (has S video and VGA outputs) on my computer four years ago. Ran a separate audio cable to the stereo box and I can watch all the (Internet) TV I want on my 1998 19" TV. Why would anyone pay Comcast on other cable companies a penny?

Along with a VGA output I also use a dual monitor setup, twin Dell, 22" flat screens for the computer. I got all the moving picture stuff I'll ever need!
P T Bull

Hopkins, MN

#26 Aug 27, 2010
Another sky is falling article. I have been watching internet tv only for years.
city dweller

Saint Paul, MN

#27 Aug 27, 2010
People here seem to think that 'pay' tv is an entitlement. It's not. You have no right to HBO programming, or BET, or VH-1 or any other non-broadcast channel. The cost of everything is going up, so why do you think your entertainment dollars are sacrosanct? Have you seen the cost of movie tickets? 15 cents worth of popcorn for $9.00? a neglible cost of soda for $3.50? Do you feel entitled to see those movies for free just because you want to?
And the stuff being streamed for 'free' is being paid for my the online pop-ups, and other revenue streams. Do you REALLY think the distributors are doing it out of the kindness of their hearts? the same channels that stream shows for free have to depend upon both satellite and cable companies for their income, too. You are owed nothing for free but the off-air stuff that you can get from rabbit-ears, etc.(local channels, public tv).
I watch both cable and internet tv, and rent videos from the library, when they aren't already free for a week (just got done with a 'Buffy'-thon because I never watched it when it was on. Didn't pay a cent. But I pay tax dollars to support the library, so I guess I DID pay for it. See, NOTHING is free, and we don't DESERVE it simply because we 'are'.

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Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#28 Aug 27, 2010
No Beard wrote:
Cancelled cable. Still watch all of my shows in HD.
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
I'd be willing to pay for it, but they don't offer any alternatives other than overpriced cable TV, so I find them myself.
The alternative to overpriced cable is to steal it.

They rip you off, why not rip them off?
TV is dead

Minneapolis, MN

#29 Aug 27, 2010
Traditional TV will probably die out in the next few decades, with the industry kicking and screaming and suing to save their dinosaur technology.
The movie industry fought VCRs, the mudic industry fought MP3s, I imagine the record player industry probably fought cassette tapes, and does anyone even remember cassettes today? These things come and go, there will always be something more convenient and cheaper for the consumer, and the giants of last year's technology will always be fighting to keep consumers trapped in the old ways.
Pull My Finger

Saint Paul, MN

#31 Aug 27, 2010
If you really want to save on your cable? Drop your local phone service, have your home phone number trunked over to an additional cell phone on your family cellphone plan ($10.00 per month) and buy yourself a blue tooth phone link that connects to the cellphone and then plugs into the wall. You can make calls from your regular phones (you'll even have a dial tone) you will have free long distance and you'll have the same phone number and save yourself $50.00+ per month.
curious

Minneapolis, MN

#32 Aug 27, 2010
TV is dead wrote:
I imagine the record player industry probably fought cassette tapes
The funny thing is, my 18 year old is into vinyl. And they'l give you free mp3 downloads of the songs when you purchase the record. Now that's a neat business model.
development rules

Blue Earth, MN

#33 Aug 27, 2010
city dweller wrote:
And the stuff being streamed for 'free' is being paid for my the online pop-ups, and other revenue streams.

I watch both cable and internet tv, and rent videos from the library, when they aren't already free for a week (just got done with a 'Buffy'-thon because I never watched it when it was on. Didn't pay a cent.
If you use a good browser (Firefox) you don't even see pop-ups.

I also pick up DVD's from the library. I can get seven for a week free.
Fed Up

Sparta, WI

#34 Aug 27, 2010
Try TiVo and an antenna. Forget abou those cable companies. With TiVo, you'll get a DVR and a broadband content box all in one for less than a basic cable package.
JustTheFactsMaam

Saint Paul, MN

#35 Aug 27, 2010
cosmicwxdude wrote:
Um, you can watch internet video on your large screen tv. Why doesn't this story mention that? You simply connect via a VGA chord and a seperate chord for audio, preferably via laptop, right into your newer tv and/or surround sound or stereo system. I do it all the time. You don't get to watch everything that is currently on pay tv, but I get all of the tv I need. It's a little more hassle of course, but you get to watch what you want. I have the $10 'antenna service' through comcast and get enough channels there to satisfy me for that price, then I supplement with the 'net'. Kids can even watch cartoon network vids! Then I spend the $100 in savings each month on more important things like going out to eat!
VGA Cord to a big screen? Are you kidding me? Not if you have a monitor bigger than a 20". Hooking a VGA up to a big screen produces a picture worse than using a hanger for an antenna on an old analog tv. You must use a HDMI cable to get a decent picture. Many cheaper laptops and older laptops don't have a HDMI out.
Bob Williams

Burnsville, MN

#36 Aug 27, 2010
I will guarantee you that all Americans have to do to get cable companies and satellite companies to break up their programming is to DROP THE SERVICE EN MASSE. If most households did this the companies would come crawling in a few days with small and cheaper packages of what we want to watch, not the garbage they want to stick down our throats for a ridiculously high price. GURANTEED!
Helen Staegar

Winnetka, IL

#37 Aug 27, 2010
I watch a lot of cable shows, but my cable bill was way too much and I had no choice but to cancel it.
You can watch most shows online without a monthly cable TV bill at
LiveTV-ON-PC [dot] com. Its what I have been using for some time.
Not 100% like regular cable TV, but for the savings, it is well worth it to me.
P T Bull

Hopkins, MN

#38 Aug 28, 2010
JustTheFactsMaam wrote:
<quoted text> VGA Cord to a big screen? Are you kidding me? Not if you have a monitor bigger than a 20". Hooking a VGA up to a big screen produces a picture worse than using a hanger for an antenna on an old analog tv. You must use a HDMI cable to get a decent picture. Many cheaper laptops and older laptops don't have a HDMI out.

There is no such thing as a vga cord. He was referring to a computer video cable.

Also, standard tv is cga resolution, so a typical computer screen is much higher resolution than ntsc tv and doesn't look all that good.

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