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Tag Archives: internet

What’s really behind the so called “net neutrality” push? Part of it is Netflix versus Comcast

I like Netflix as much as the next guy. Great shows. Pretty good movies for the most part. It’s a good company which delivers a high quality product at a reasonable price. And House of Cards which is produced by Netflix is a favorite in my house.

But people should be aware that the president’s recent pronouncement in support of “net neutrality” has a long back story. A giant part of this story is Netflix and by extension the entertainment industry not wanting to pay for overwhelming ISP networks.

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Putin wants to wall off the Internet

It’s good to remember that this guy is a big big government autocrat and a veteran of the KGB. The entire country is a cleptocacy and compliance to the Putin Plan is requisite for pretty much everyone.

The Great Internet Wall of China has proven moderately effective at best. Millions of people break through it daily. Russia, home of many highly talented hackers would probably have the same problem.

Isn’t it interesting how the powers that be, whether in Moscow, Beijing, London, or Washington are so concerned about the flow of information? Information itself is a threat. The truth is a threat.

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Why Rand Paul’s standing ovation at Berkeley really irritated partisan hacks

I think that Rand Paul is cracking a code which doesn’t really need cracking for small government folks outside of Washington DC. People are sick of the neoconservatives (who are not conservatives at all by the way – conservatives are not for waging war all over the planet in that name of some American ideal) and they are sick of supposedly small government Republicans spending as much or more than their big government Democratic brethren.

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