16 May 2011

The “Protect IP” Act Means Jail Time For Bloggers Linking To Illegal Websites

It’s absurd to think that the courts are going to arrest every blogger that refuses to remove illegal hyperlinks. So why is the law written that way? Under the new Protect IP act currently in Senate Committe, owners of a “directory, index, reference, pointer, or hypertext link” must delete that

12 May 2011

FCC Regulator Approved The NBC-Comcast Merger In January, Is Hired By NBC-Comcast Today

When the FCC doesn’t regulate, you end up with a few media companies owning everything that Americans read and watch. Media consolidation (concentration of media ownership) means that local news isn’t reported, stories with an anti-corporation “spin” are buried. Also, the news media competition means that Justin Bieber stories are

11 May 2011

Congress Moves To Shut Internet Down. But Just The Parts That Threaten Corporate Profits. The “PROTECT IP Act of 2011” Replaces COCIA.

the “PROTECT IP Act of 2011” is a new version of the COICA act, which would allow the federal government to sieze websites instantly. A stronger version of the law is “needed” because websites are currently able to move to new web addresses quickly and subvert the process. After this

03 May 2011

The Six Reasons Why Conservatives Dominated Yesterday’s Canadian Election. (R.I.P. Liberal party. 1867 – 2011)

First off, for my american readers, Canda is a neighboring country of the USA, up somewhere near Alaska. Michael Ignatieff killed the Liberal Party of Canada, the country’s number one political party. http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/36081 The Liberal party of Canada was the dominant party of Canada. Period. They were effectively the majority

01 May 2011

AT&T’s Internet Customers Now Face Data Caps, Heavy Internet Users Will Face Overage Fees

AT&T will inflict data caps on it’s customers tomorrow. A 150 Gigabyte cap on it’s internet customers is somewhat generous. It would take 130 hours of Netflix to equal 150 gigabytes. Or about 64 hours of HD Netflix (HD uses more bytes). This means AT&T would not be charging the

29 Apr 2011

The Contempt In His Eyes Is The Only Thing You Need To Know

Why is this guy laughing? (U.S. Representative Lou Barletta)
Why is he laughing? Laughing hides his real emotions. It suppresses the smirk at his constituents, and hides his angry scowl at such a question.

I have to dig deep to even find a literary character as full of scorn as Lou Barletta.
I dig all the way to John Travolta in “Battlefield Earth”. Travolta and Forest Whitaker play a pair of officers without scruple as they scheme and blackmail themselves into gold riches.

Just like Travola’s alien, Barletta (our laugher) knows that his people are only there to be used as a stepping stool to power. In Barletta’s case, maybe a revolving door to a private sector payoff. For Travolta it was the teleporter back to planet Psyclo.

Market analyst and blogger, Barry Ritholz complains how modern politicians have lost any sense of responsibility.

“It’s hard to convince a man of the truth when his livelihood depends on not believing that.”

26 Apr 2011

Republicans Will Dominate Unemployment Issue Until Obama Loses. No?

Obama the child prodigy has been scoring cheap points. He’s hit the campaign trail to score easy points on the Paul Ryan budget. I’m talking about this Obama speech. Voters don’t care about scoring political points. Voters don’t care about shooting percentages and the point spread at the beginning of

14 Apr 2011

End Our Government’s Dependence On Corporate Cash By Twitter-Tagging #rootstriker

If you don’t know, unemployment is part of the government policy to reduce wages to a “competitive” level. http://www.therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=6108 Let me quote the late Charlie Reese Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats

11 Apr 2011

Upcoming Free Trade With Colombia Is An Important Threat To American Workers (So Make Some Noise!)

follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/bittersublime How convenient to bash deficit cuts, when you are selling the American worker out. I’m talking about the new sellout by Obama Democrats, the Colombian free trade deal. The free trade deal has been postponed in the past because of human rights and worker rights

11 Apr 2011

FDL Infested by Drunks and Cowards. (Our Economy needs real answers, not postures)

follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/bittersublime A coward is unable to deal with the overdue bills on the kitchen table, but instead, beats his wife (to appear brave.) A policeman sees a drunk man searching for something under a streetlight and asks what the drunk has lost. He says he lost