Monday, March 23, 2015

Oh Canada, Ted Cruz Announces Presidency Bid

I'm not a nut for conspiracy theories, but I am an a nut for facts. The whole conversation around Barack Obama and his suppose it Ugandan birth certificate is a sad pursuit about journalism at best and mental disability at worst. For some reason Republicans don't care that the latest high-profile nominee for the next presidential run is none other than Canadian Ted Cruz. Ted was born in Alberta, that's in Canada. Although Alberta might sound like America it certainly is not. I might be a lot of oil there and a lot of money, but it's not America.

Even though we were else to citizenship the realities still remains, this man most definitely was not born in America. Obama was. Will white Republicans care? Probably not. This is more of race than it is about principles. Republicans will turn a blind eye to Ted Cruz's Canadian birth because Canada is a western nation. Uganda? That's a bit too African to stomach.


Friday, January 23, 2015

Net Neutrality. Big Corporations or Public Interests?

The first major battle is heating up and coming to a close when it comes to net neutrality. Don't accidentally can't protect the interest of the public. Republicans are either silent on the issue or they are supporting big telecom. Corporate giant Comcast has only Republicans in their back pocket (and the odd Democrat) that the almost snuck through a net neutrality bill. Obama has been clear that you will support net neutrality and the push to turn the Internet into the public utility. The notion that Comcast even remotely win is an incredible exercise in how far the corporate dollar will go in American politics. In a few months will determine whether or not Comcast will succeed in their attempt to strangle web traffic.

THe fight against net neutrality basically says if you pay more money you can get an unobscured and faster Internet connection. And the providers are trying to choke data through their cables. Because in most cities and places where Internet is provided there is only one provider, the essential monopoly has enabled some large corporations to do as he please and transmitters they want, and now they want to restrict access.

This is why reclassifying Internet cables as a public utility will prevent any attempts to restrict web access. This particularly relevant because the same contribution corporations that are trying to usher in the bill against net neutrality are also losing millions with lost cable revenues as people turn to online sources to view entertainment.

Stay posted for updates on what might be happening. The weather is you know it might be in for a big shift.