Category Archives: social

Closed Internet

…No one — whether government or corporate — should control free open access to the Internet,” says FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

It is a blatant lie however. The last time I checked the Federal Communications Commission was an independent agency of the United States government. Furthermore the FCC exists to regulate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. Now however you can add the internet. Just so we are on the same page, regulate means:

vt reg·u·late\ˈreg-yə-ˌlāt\
:  to control or direct according to rule or law <regulate the testing of experimental drugs>
:  to fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
reg·u·la·to·ry\-lə-ˌtōr-ē, –ˌtr-\adjective
So there, no one except the US government or rather the FCC should be able to control the internet–that is wrong. It is doublespeak.
Any edict, which is what this is anyways, coming from the FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler should be looked as suspect. The man is a former lobbyist for telecom companies–cable and wireless. He is also a major campaign contributor to Barack Obama giving $38,500 from 2008-2011. It is already been stated that the only reason that this is taking place is because, “Obama told us to do so.”
So let us get this straight:
  • The FCC will control (regulate) the internet.
  • No one from the public or Congress was allowed to read the regulations.
  • FCC did this because Barack Obama told them to do it.
  • FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler, a former telecom lobbyist, Obama contributor enacted this.

This is supposed to be great? I think this may force people to get licenses to operate websites, tax per website, megabyte, or gigabyte–maybe all these.

Closed internet–lest you are taxed and pay the tax.

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Bring The Beat Back pt 2

It would seem someone from Twitter has heard my cry–if you would like to call it that for lo, and behold:

So now when Twitter messes up we are thanked for having ‘noticed’ it(?)

What? Why? Is this an insult?

This just goes to reaffirm what I stated over on Pownce: “I think it’s safe to say Twitter is crap now…

Also when is this soon which they talk about?

To my understanding Twitter has yet to be fixed in general.

Like I said before, madonn!

Bring The Beat Back?

How many times must I tolerate Twitter telling me to bring the beat back?

Surely the have gone over that amount 10x

At what point do I just quit on Twitter when it tells me that…(?)

…madonn! Is all I have to say.

Free Speech–Revisted

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, whom might be a Presidential Candidate said that, “…the country will be forced to reexamine freedom of speech to meet the threat of terrorism.”

What? Why?

“…to reduce terrorists’ ability to use the Internet and free speech to recruit and get out their message,” the article states.

So the Constitution is going to be revamped to “meet the threat of terrorism”?

…”meet the threat of terrorism” with more terrorism because everybody is a ‘terrorist’ right?

Everything that is done in today in government is seemed to be prefixed with “terrorism”–to stop it, to reduce it, to prevent, etc.

Anything that may be proposed may be the most blatant violation of a law, but it seems that when “terrorism” is brought in the picture it doesn’t matter…everybody but a select few people are not ‘terrorists’…everbody else is.

The ‘terrorists’ are always about to attack, release something, strike fear, etc.

But they never do…and when people begin to question or doubt…a terrorist is caught, or a bomb goes off, or a nation has WMDs, etc.

Makes you wonder who the real ‘terrorists’ are.

Taxing Second Life and World Of Warcraft

First they sneak in a clause to make online gambling ‘illegal’–now they’re trying to tax virtual items being sold in SL and WoW?

These people have lost their minds…

Running A Meeting Like Google

Nice little list from Business Week about running a meeting like Google.

It’s all fine and well but My question is why is this on a Yahoo ‘site’…


Lance Armstrong and Ivanka Trump

I had to say it–there seems to be speculation that Lance Armstrong and Ivanka Trump may be hooking it up so seems to be the assumption by the NY Post’s Page Six.

Really it’s all very much hearsay but I had to say it.