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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
My son returned from Iraq recently. While over there, he was charged nearly $80 for internet access. Free access was available: there were 10 computers for hundreds of NG to "share". If you wanted actual access -- he used it to skype his wife and, after Xmas Eve, see pictures of his new baby daughter -- you had to pay rates that can only be called extortionate. I know Sen Merkley tried to get this changed but was unsuccessful. The govt contractor getting billions to provide services to our troops found another way to line their pockets: ripping off our soldiers for the privilege of staying in touch with their families back home.
posted 3 years ago
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