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Monday, December 18, 2017
Being a person of some IT knowledge, it bugs me when non-technical people tell me how the internet works. On that topic, especially this week, I've heard from many on the pure evil of how NN rollback is about to destroy the world by taking away free internet, fair internet or something that prevents hard working folks from getting their fair share.

That's a bunch of crapola.

Net Neutrality isn't about the internet. It's not about neutrality.

I offer these facts and opinions:

Net Neutrality didn't take effect until 2015. It was suspended by Trump's FCC chair, Ajit Pai, earlier this year.

Most also don't know the roles of FTC vs FCC.

The purpose of Net Neutrality was to take regulatory oversight of the internet out of the FTC's hands and hand it over to the FCC.

The FCC is responsible for behaving as a moral authority, censoring and fining any entity in its jurisdiction pretty much whenever they feel like it.

The FCC does NOT have strict consumer privacy protection requirements.

The FTC does. This is important.

Not only that, but by considering the internet a "common carrier", the government gets to dictate how ISPs run their businesses and how they offer service to customers.

There never was, never has been, and never will be an issue of ISPs "deciding what sites you can visit".

That's not just a myth - it's a deliberate lie.

ISPs do manage bandwidth and network traffic, but that's not about capitulating to the highest bidder - it's about ensuring a minimum level of service for all subscribers.

If we needed Net Neutrality, Comcast wouldn't be *throttling* Netflix in the evening.

If anything, they'd be *prioritizing* Netflix traffic, because guess who has enough money to pay off Comcast for preferential treatment? Oh yeah...Netflix.

This isn't about protecting your actual rights.

It's not about "keeping the internet free and open".

The internet IS free and open.

You think Comcast is bad now, how do you think it will pan out if the government forces Comcast to treat all network traffic exactly the same?

Instead of parts of the internet sucking for a small subset of subscribers, the entire internet will suck for everyone! Why?

Because regulatory burden isn't going to force Comcast/Spectrum to upgrade their network infrastructure.

The only strategy that will actually have an impact on the ISP monopoly is deregulation.

It's become prohibitively expensive to start your own ISP, and now nobody is willing to stand up to the behemoths of Comcast, Time-Warner, AT&T and Verizon.

Except, that is, Google...and we all know why Google started its own fiber optic service.

Hint: it's not because they're such great guys.

If you still don't understand what I'm getting at, think of it this way: Heavy vehicles are treated differently from light vehicles on public roads.

Most (if not all) states have DOT laws prohibiting vehicles over 10,000 lbs GVW (gross vehicle weight), and slow-moving vehicles in the passing lane on highways with three or more lanes.

Additionally, heavy vehicles are generally required to pay higher tolls at toll roads, bridges, and interchanges.

Why is this? It's pretty simple.

Left lane restrictions on highways exist to keep the flow of traffic moving consistently and efficiently.

By prohibiting semis and trailers and slow traffic in the left lane, other drivers can pass through more quickly.

If these laws didn't exist, you'd see semis and dump trucks and RVs and whatnot in the left lane, holding up traffic for everyone else.

Kind of like what would happen if NN were enforced and Comcast couldn't manage their bandwidth to ensure the fast-moving traffic (like people checking email or ranting on Twitter) can get through without being held up by the bigger traffic (like you binging YOUR_SHOW_HERE in 4k).

What about tolls? It's the same idea - heavy vehicles cause more wear and damage to roadways.

Thus, when tolls are implemented with the goal being to augment funding for the toll's roadway, heavy vehicles have to pay more $$, because they impact roadways more than cars.

Kind of like how ISPs negotiate agreements with major bandwidth consumers (like Netflix and Hulu) to offset the significantly higher bandwidth consumption incurred by those services.

The world is not ending because Net Neutrality is going away.

NN didn't exist before 2016, and the internet was chugging along just fine without it.

We don't need more government regulation over the internet.

We need less.

For anyone facing arguments such as, "without NN, ISPs won't bother to upgrade their networks!", point them to the FCC's annual broadband report.

Between 2014 and 2015, there was a 98% increase in average speed across all broadband.

Compare this to data to the year before NN... a 36% increase.

Facts oppose the popular Net Neutrality narrative.

Before NN, broadband was quickly improving.

With NN, infrastructure investment slowed considerably.

You are not entitled to internet access unless you head over to the public library, but not all have them (public access internet devices) so you best call first. It is not the government's responsibility to ensure you have always-available internet access. It DEFINITELY isn't the federal government's responsibility to ensure you have internet access at some particular speed.

You aren't entitled to any of these things. At all. They are luxuries, not inalienable rights.

“Theo 'Sandy' Doan is accused of paying a student $28,000 to hide sex abuse secret. https://t.co/8fcNL14uTT pic.twitter.com/C7wfqpAOtI

It’s unclear whether Sandy Doan ever suspected the real source of the threatening blackmail messages on her cellphone, but for nearly a year, investigators say, she dutifully obeyed the texts, leaving thousands of dollars at drop-off locations across Dallas.”

You've got to love it when the youngsters take advantage of today's liberalization of sex and applies a little business ingenuity and fore-planning of fore-play so to speak. With the cost of today's college, $28K is a good down payment towards a college education. And, what a great irony, getting the teachers of today to help pay for the teachers of tomorrow.

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“SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – The state of California is studying ways to suspend financial transfers to Washington after the Trump administration threatened to withhold federal money from sanctuary cities, KPIX 5 has learned.”

Seriously folks, liberalism is a mental defect! Let's take a walk down memory lane, since the MSM won't do their jobs without a left bias. So, some poor little county clerk in Kentucky is thrown in jail because she doesn't like issuing marriage licenses to gays. Obama admin withholds federal education monies from Palatine, Il. high school doesn't want a boy to shower with girls. But, mayors from all around the nation decide to ignore federal laws regarding illegal immigrants. Who does the media side with? (rhetorical question!) And now, the latest absurdity California wanting to be a non compliant tax payer. Well fine, how about Trump declares martial law in California, send in the National Guard, and then let the fun begin.

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“‘Crossing Identity Boundaries’ course devoted to identity politics

A class to be offered this spring at Ohio State University is an identity politics-based course that in large part is focused on teaching students how to detect microaggressions and white privilege.

The course is dedicated to social justice themes, and pledges to teach students how to “identify microaggressions,” define and address “systems of power and privilege,” advance notions of diversity and inclusion, and prioritize “global citizenship,” its description states.

“Crossing Identity Boundaries” aims to expand students’ “self-awareness” and help them develop “dialogue skills.””

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While the lamestream media worried about Trump's bad boy language:

Here's how it works:

1. You create a separate foreign "charity." In this case one in Canada.

2. Foreign oligarchs and governments, then donate to this Canadian charity (over 1,000 did).

3. The Canadian charity then bundles donations into a massive donation to the Clinton Foundation.

4. The Clinton Foundation and the cooperating Canadian charity claim Canadian law prohibits the identification of individual donors.

5. The Clinton Foundation then "spends" some of this money for legitimate good works programs. Experts believe this is on the order of 10%.

6. The Clinton Foundation, with access to the world's best accountants, somehow fails to report much of this on their tax filings. They discover these "clerical errors" and begin the process of re-filing 5 years of tax returns.

7. Net result: foreign money, much of it from other countries, goes into the Clinton's pockets tax free and untraceable to the original donor. This is the textbook definition of money laundering. The Canadian "charity" includes as a principal Frank Giustra (he was central to the formation of Uranium One), the Canadian company that acquired massive U.S. uranium interests and then re-sold them to an organization controlled by Russia. This transaction required U.S. State Department approval and Hillary approved the deal.

Why did these foreign interests funnel money through a Canadian charity? Why not donate directly to the Clinton Foundation? Better yet, why not donate money directly to the people, organizations and countries in need?

This is the essence of money laundering and influence peddling. Now you know why Hillary's destruction of 30,000 e-mails was a risk she was willing to take. Bill and Hillary are devious, unprincipled and dishonest at best. Comes from this article:

SOURCE

Obama Wants To SHUT DOWN Judge Pirro After She Exposes THIS Leaked Info About Him…Pirro found herself the source of controversy once again when she discussed the attacks on the Western world at the hands of radical Islamists. She cited specifically the Philadelphia police attack and the terrorist attack in San Bernardino.
Mick - "Why couldn't America get someone like Sheriff Clarke or Col. Allen West for our first black President? Instead we got a complete idiot that has been nothing but divisive to this country?"

Former Miss USA contestant shares her side of Trump story

The Federal Reserve Bank... they are not part of the federal gov, they have no reserves and they are not a bank. Yet we continue to focus and protest on issues that pertain to genders using the same restroom and our #1 threat is the weather.

A version of the "Trump violence" that the media seems to propagate every chance they get. This is a video (454,329 views) of a AZ police officer who explains what he experienced while attending a private Trump rally.

Source: Facebook

A mentally handicapped man posted several videos on YouTube making death threats saying he was going to go to a rally with a gun to kill Donald Trump. This incident shows how damaging the hatred being spread online by anti-Trump agitators like Black Lives Matter and George Soros funded protesters can be on those who are easily influenced and may be incited to commit acts of violence.

The average cost of every immigrant in 2015 was $12,213. The cost includes identifying the immigrant, apprehending them, placing them in a detention center, their process through immigration court and their subsequent removal. That's more than $300,000 every day to deport illegal immigrants on commercial flights and private jets.


Why do we need to fly them back to Mexico? If they arrived via their two feet, put em a bus and drop them at any controlled border crossing. For repeat offenders, how bout we pack em into C-130s and air drop them anywhere back in their country. I'm sure being pushed from a perfectly good aircraft, even with a fully functioning parachute, would be somewhat of a deterrent.

FULL STORY via DailyMail

Why we need a president that's not afraid to say YOU'RE FIRED.

A report from the Office of the Inspector General found that there are 6.5 million active Social Security numbers on file which belong to people aged 112 and up. Meanwhile, there are only 35 people older than 112 in the world.

The Office of Inspector General believes that this could be a huge avenue for fraud and waste. For example, from 2008-2011, Social Security numbers for nearly 4,000 people over the age of 100 were run through the E-Verify system, which determines work eligibility. Recently, a man opened bank accounts for two people born in the late 1800s.

NO JOKE. READ THE FULL STORY

And a little over a decade later, all of Germany lay in ruins. A once rising nation completely devastated. Destroyed by the drive by a few for empire. Again and again through history the pattern repeats. The movement for domination of all turns out to be the factor that collapses the system completely. Are our self proclaimed leaders on the same path? Are we going to stand by and applaud our own collapse? Sure hope not.
Naomi Wolf is the author of seven books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Beauty Myth, The End of America and Give Me Liberty. She has toured the world speaking to audiences of all walks of life about gender equality, social justice, and, most recently, the defense of liberty in America and internationally. She is the co-founder of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, which teaches ethics and empowerment to young women leaders, and is also a co-founder of the American Freedom Campaign, a grass roots democracy movement in the United States whose mission is the defense of the Constitution and the rule of law.
The whole thing is a hoax to push the envelope. Every time we now see a Muslim with a bomb looking device we are just suppose to check our "White Privilege" and wait for him to get invites to meet the POTUS.

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