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Sun Apr 6 2008 22:33:44

Navajo Nation Residents May Lose Internet Connection

By: Ina Steiner

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I was appalled when I read the Associated Press report, "The thousands of Navajo Nation residents who rely on the Internet to work, study and communicate across their 27,000-square-mile reservation will be out of luck Monday, if their service provider shuts access as planned."

I'm not sure how many eBay buyers and sellers this issue might affect, but it's something to be aware of.

The Economist ran an interesting article recently about business in the Navajo Nation.

 




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by: Furious

Mon Apr 7 02:29:56 2008

SCREW EBAY!  I want to see this damn site crumble to the ground!  They have proven over and over again that they are no longer able to run a reputable site!

I have personally found a new small site that I have signed up for.  Its a very small site right now but it is promoting something huge right now!  

It's called EWAEY.COM and for the first 5000 members that sign up for this site, when you become a member and verify yourself as a seller, you get a FREE LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP WITH 100% COMPLETELY FREE USAGE!! NO FEES WHATSOEVER FOR LIFE!!!

Sites like this need to be supported and helped out.  I am going to do whatever I can to help out a small site like this!

Please check the site out and spread the word!!!

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by: otto

Mon Apr 7 10:37:25 2008

Regarding EWAEY.COM

Another WORTHLESS site with NO traffic, NO buyers, NO sales.

I don't have the time to waste to ''help'' these sites, even if free. And how is a ''free'' business model going to work? Did everyone forget the 1990's internet ''free everything'' bubble?

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by: disgruntled ebayer

Mon Apr 7 15:44:47 2008

Good luck EWAEY.COM. I hope you make it. We also like iOffer.com because the transfers of any ebay listings & feedback tranfer is fast & seemless.

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by: Weird Comments

Mon Apr 7 22:39:40 2008

If the only comments are for a bogus newbie site that has no traffic, no buyers and has to give their services away to BEG sellers to bring their wares, how are they going to survive?

And for the sellers posting these comments, if you are so unhappy with eBay, GO AWAY and stop posting, go find another site and leave the rest of us alone.   We are too busy to worry about you, WE are making money....

Good Luck (You're going to need it)

And P.S.  What did this have to do with Navajo internet access??
You just felt the need to show how disgruntled you are, and since your new site isn't selling anything, you have all this time on your hands.

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by: Another Bob

Mon Apr 7 22:58:09 2008

If the Indian nations are generating so much revenue from their gambiling activities, why don't they provide their own ISP services, rather than purchasing them from someone else?  Wouldn't that be the smarter thing to do?  Invest those millions into building up your people, instead of lining someone's pocket.  Invest in the infrastructure to show the rest of the country what can be done when the leadership invests in the population, instead of just giving them lip service.

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by: Renee

Mon Apr 7 23:55:25 2008

How rude all of you!  When any portion of a community, and I don't care what community it is, is denied internet access of any sort for any reason we should be upset and appauled.  What can happen to a reservation can happen to a town.

If your internet supplier decided tomorrow that it was not lucrative enough to supply your small town with internet access you would be storming their home office and trying to get any newspaper to pick up your story.

Is is just because they are indians that makes it unimportant because if that is the case then I guess there are still a lot more bigots running around than I thought.

As for posting non subject matter here, that is just as insulting.

As for "Weird Comments" we will see how you feel when eBay has their next pending price increase to see if you are still making money.  If not, I wonder what your comments will be.  

I wish you all well but man, show a little consideration.

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by: R.GARNER

Tue Apr 8 10:01:35 2008

WELL HERE WE GO AGAIN. HAVENT WE DONE ENOUGH TO OUR RED BROTHERS, TOOK THEIR LANDS, LIVES, AND FREEDOM.  I GUESS NOT, NOW YOU TAKE THEIR WEB SITE, SHAME==SHAME  WHEN WELL IT END??? WHAT NEXT ??????  HANG IN THERE MY RED BROTHERS.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless

Fri Apr 11 23:33:44 2008

Chief Donna Hoe do to ebay sellers what white man do to Indians.



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