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Re: OT - who owns whom


Interesting site, Cyndi. Loved their animation. I'll check it out further
when I have more time.
Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ AFFTC/ITSR" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 7:57 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT - who owns whom


> An interesting organization that looks at such things as media
consolidation
> is the Electronic Frontier Foundation (http://www.eff.org/). There is
quite
> a bit more there than just that, but if you are curious check out the
site.
> As with most orgs like this sometimes they seem a bit far out on the
fringe
> but the questions raised are very thought-provoking.
>
> Cyndi
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
> Of Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 1:22 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] OT - who owns whom
>
>
> I mentioned Hanoi Shanghai Bank Corporation awhile back, when I kept
> receiving invitations for a HSBC credit card.  Today I was quite surprised
> when I read the fine print (I don't have a lot to do here at work) on an
> invitation for a General Motors credit card.  The GM card is part of the
> HSBC group. Part of the reason I'm interested, especially today, in such
> things is....I settled down to watch the network news broadcasts last
night.
> Locally, CBS, ABC, and NBC all air their evening news broadcasts at 6:30
and
> I tend to flip around among the 3 channels. But at 6:30 NBC Nightly News
was
> replaced by the local ABC affiliate's local broadcast.  Yes, local ABC was
> being shown in place of nationwide NBC. It seems that the owner of the ABC
> affiliate bought the local NBC affiliate and upon taking posession, fired
> all but a handful of the local NBC staff. They say they can operate both
> stations more efficiently.  Yeah, one news source for both.  Of course
they
> have to air NBC network news, but obviously don't want their news shows
> competing, so now it will be on at 7pm, while the other 2 are still aired
at
> 6:30. No big deal?  I am just so sick to death of everyone buying everyone
> else out. I think Burpee still owns Heronswood, unless some bigger
> conglomerate swallowed them all up.  Marge's recent post about APHIS
> describes limited availability to plant material in the future.  How
limited
> will our news resources be?
>
> Kitty
>
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