politics

Net Neutrality – be careful what you wish for

October 2, 2009
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As retribution for Martin Geddes and in the name of “what goes around comes around” for Google, in the irony of ironies, it is now AT&T claiming Google  is violating Net Neutrality laws. Tell me you didn’t see that coming. We also have Carl Ford asking “can the concept of ‘open’ be governed?” (see http://apps.calliflower.com/conf/show/58623)…

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Rejected by Skype

April 23, 2009
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I didn’t make the grade.  They’re not going to let me play with “Skype for SIP”. I guess I’ll find a way to make it through another day, somehow.

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Moving Political commentary to separate blog

October 13, 2008
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Administrivia: Prospectively, I will be posting most of my political commentary on a separate blog: There, I said it I’ll be shifting the focus of Mr Blog back toward various technology related issues. I’ll limit political posts here to those more related to the tech. sector, and less general politics. I’ll use my There, I…

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McCain: “If you can’t beat ‘em, Join ‘em”

October 8, 2008
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McCain: “If you can’t beat ‘em, Join ‘em”

John McCain was driven out of the 2000 Republican primaries by a very ugly, and deeply personal, smear campaign. Voters were asked, “Would you be more or less likely to vote for John McCain…if you knew he had fathered an illegitimate black child?” (At the time, McCain was campaigning with his dark-skinned daughter, Bridget, adopted…

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Congress told Martial Law would be declared in USA if Bailout fails

October 3, 2008
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To ensure the false sense of urgency, congress was threatened warned that Martial Law would be declared if this bailout bill doesn’t pass. WTF? To back this up, the Army announced that, beginning October 1, and for the next 12 months: the 3rd Infantry Division of the 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT) has a new…

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All you need to know about John McCain

October 2, 2008
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Haven’t we already had this kind of representaton for long enough?

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Senate puts Lipstick on the Bailout pig and rams it down our throats

October 1, 2008
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Senate puts Lipstick on the Bailout pig and rams it down our throats

The pundits were right in saying the scandalous Bailout Bill, aka “Leave No Banker Behind”, would probably pass in the Senate, despite overwhelming opposition of average Americans, on the left and right.  After all, only about 1/3 of the Senators are up for reelection, so most of them can assume voters will forget by the…

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Odd Bedfellows – Ralph Nader and Ron Paul

September 29, 2008
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When was the last time Ralph Nader and Ron Paul agreed about anything?  Well, they both oppose the bailout.  Ron Paul says it will lead to a rough economic ride and will only make the down-turn last longer. Ralph Nader agrees and tells about the story his father told him: “Capitalism will always survive in…

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House Rejects Bill – Wall Street trying to manipulate, induce panic

September 29, 2008
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Don’t let Wall Street create a panic that causes people to push for a Bailout plan.  I’ve seen the news pushing that if a plan is not put forward, the sky will fall. Look, the sky is going to fall anyway. Any bailout is only a bandaid. That $700B has to come from somewhere. It…

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Republican, Bush Supporter, Rejects Bailout

September 29, 2008
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At least one long-time Bush supporter has finally accepted the reality: I was prepared to give Bush the benefit of some doubt on Iraq and other issues, but in my mind this latest attempt at attacking the Constitution, moving our country down the road toward socialism, is the last straw. The Bush Presidency is a…

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