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

Frush \Frush\, noun [Cf. OE. frosch, frosk, a frog (the animal), G. frosch frog (the animal), also carney or lampass of horses. See {Frog}, noun, 2.]

1. (Far.) The frog of a horse's foot.

2. A discharge of a fetid or ichorous matter from the frog of a horse's foot; -- also caled {thrush.}

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

Thrush \Thrush\, noun [OE. [thorn]rusche, AS. [thorn]rysce; akin to OHG. drosca, droscea, droscela, and E. throstle. Cf. {Throstle}.]

1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds belonging to {Turdus} and allied genera. They are noted for the sweetness of their songs.

Note: Among the best-known European species are the song thrush or throstle ({Turdus musicus}), the missel thrush (see under {Missel}), the European redwing, and the blackbird. The most important American species are the wood thrush ({Turdus mustelinus}), Wilson's thrush ({Turdus fuscescens}), the hermit thrush (see under {Hermit}), Swainson's thrush ({Turdus Aliciae}), and the migratory thrush, or American robin (see {Robin}).

2. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of singing birds more or less resembling the true thrushes in appearance or habits; as the thunderbird and the American brown thrush (or thrasher). See {Brown thrush}.

{Ant thrush}. See {Ant thrush}, {Breve}, and {Pitta}.

{Babbling thrush}, any one of numerous species of Asiatic timaline birds; -- called also {babbler}.

{Fruit thrush}, any species of bulbul.

{Shrike thrush}. See under {Shrike}.

{Stone thrush}, the missel thrush; -- said to be so called from its marbled breast.

{Thrush nightingale}. See {Nightingale}, 2.

{Thrush tit}, any one of several species of Asiatic singing birds of the genus {Cochoa}. They are beautifully colored birds allied to the tits, but resembling thrushes in size and habits.

{Water thrush}. (a) The European dipper. (b) An American warbler ({Seiurus Noveboracensis}).

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

Thrush \Thrush\, noun [Akin to Dan. tr["o]ske, Sw. trosk; cf. Dan. t["o]r dry, Sw. torr, Icel. [thorn]urr, AS. [thorn]yrr, OE. thrust thrist, E. thrist.]

1. (Med.) An affection of the mouth, fauces, etc., common in newly born children, characterized by minute ulcers called aphthae. See {Aphthae}.

2. (Far.) An inflammatory and suppurative affection of the feet in certain animals. In the horse it is in the frog.

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



1: candidiasis of the oral cavity; seen mostly in infants or debilitated adults

2: a woman who sings popular songs

3: songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast

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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."


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.


Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to the FCC:

Subject: Comcast refuses to carry C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 HD because they are not PROFITABLE.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:43 -0700
From: Ken M.

I have complained to you about Comcast not providing C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.  You forwarded the complaint to Comcast and they contacted me by phone.  They contend that as a FOR-PROFIT company, it is not in the their business interests in terms of profitability to supply their 25 million customers with C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.

I stated that these are NONPROFIT channels that are in the PUBLIC INTEREST and of course they are not profitable to carry.  But I argued that it is their DUTY as Americans to provide these channels to the U.S. CITIZENS in its service area.  I stated that it is in the PUBLIC INTEREST.

He said, "Sorry, we are a FOR-PROFIT corporation and the demand isn't there."

I would like to escalate this complaint to the next level, given that it wasn't resolved by Comcast.

I believe it is in our national security interests for the citizens to have access to their congressional proceedings in HD.

Subject: CIMS00005891453 - FCC Consumer Center response from representative TSR58
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:13:37 -0400
Organization: FCC
To: Ken M.

You are receiving this email in response to your inquiry to the FCC.

Dear Mr. M.,

Thank you for your e-mail to Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding C-Span in HD.

Cable TV companies are not required to carry C-SPAN in HD. C-SPAN is sponsored by the cable TV industry. The letters stand for "Cable Sponsored Public Affairs Network."

Thank You.

You are receiving this e-mail regarding your inquiry/complaint. Please note that this mailbox does not accept inbound e-mail. Do not attempt to respond to this e-mail message.

If you need additional information regarding your inquiry/complaint, our Consumer & Mediation Specialists are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET to assist you at 1- 888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL- FCC (1- 888-835-5322) TTY. Please save the case number and refer to it when following up with the FCC.

Representative Number : TSR58

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