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What a Dish!

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When I visited North Carolina, I quickly noticed something which didn’t make much sense to me: in all the crappiest apartments and neighborhoods, there were DISH satellite antennae everywhere. Sometimes on the roof. Often on the lawn. But it was a reliable marker that whoever lived in that place had no money. To this day, I have no idea why Dish Networks is the purview of the penurious, but maybe it explains why Dish Networks has crumbled to prices not seen since the last millennium.