cons

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Con \Con\, verb (used with an object) [See {Cond}.] (Naut.) To conduct, or superintend the steering of (a vessel); to watch the course of (a vessel) and direct the helmsman how to steer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Con- \Con-\ A prefix, fr. L. cum, signifying with, together, etc. See {Com-}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Con \Con\, adverb [Abbrev. from L. contra against.] Against the affirmative side; in opposition; on the negative side; -- The antithesis of pro, and usually in connection with it. See {Pro}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Con \Con\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Conned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conning}.] [AS. cunnan to know, be able, and (derived from this) cunnian to try, test. See {Can}, verb (used with an object) & i.]

1. To know; to understand; to acknowledge. [Obs.]

Of muses, Hobbinol, I con no skill. --Spenser.

They say they con to heaven the highway. --Spenser.

2. To study in order to know; to peruse; to learn; to commit to memory; to regard studiously.

Fixedly did look Upon the muddy waters which he conned As if he had been reading in a book. --Wordsworth.

I did not come into Parliament to con my lesson. --Burke.

{To con answer}, to be able to answer. [Obs.]

{To con thanks}, to thank; to acknowledge obligation. [Obs.] --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

con

adverb

1: in opposition to a proposition, opinion, etc.; "much was written pro and con" [ant: {pro}]

noun

1: an argument opposed to a proposal [ant: {pro}]

2: a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison [syn: {convict}, {con}, {inmate}, {yard bird}, {yardbird}]

3: a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property [syn: {bunco}, {bunco game}, {bunko}, {bunko game}, {con}, {confidence trick}, {confidence game}, {con game}, {gyp}, {hustle}, {sting}, {flimflam}]

verb

1: deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change" [syn: {victimize}, {swindle}, {rook}, {goldbrick}, {nobble}, {diddle}, {bunco}, {defraud}, {scam}, {mulct}, {gyp}, {gip}, {hornswoggle}, {short-change}, {con}]

2: commit to memory; learn by heart; "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?" [syn: {memorize}, {memorise}, {con}, {learn}]

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

FIRST PRINCIPLES and VALUES

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FCC

Telecommunications Act of 1996

From the FCC website, "The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is the first major overhaul of telecommunications law in almost 62 years. The goal of this new law is to let anyone enter any communications business -- to let any communications business compete in any market against any other."

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I am a communications business and I want to compete in the C-SPAN HD, C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD online commentary marketplace. Comcast is using it's monopoly position as my cable provider to prevent me from having access to C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD. Therefore, I am unable to compete in the HD Congressional Commentary marketplace. This is bad for DEMOCRACY and it is bad for the INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS in Comcast's service area. This reduces diversity of opinion in the Congressional Commentary marketplace and leads to the American citizens getting their news only from official sources, such as the major broadcast networks, cable networks and movie companies such as the NBC companies.

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