Category: Politics

  • Just a speed test & some thoughts on internet access in the USA

    Just a speed test & some thoughts on internet access in the USA

    Netflix internet streaming is finally good. I watched a movie two nights ago and it streamed to Super HD within in a couple of seconds. It stayed nice and swell for the entire thing too. Today I decided to see how much an internet upgrade would cost me. After trying to do it myself online…

  • It’s a scary dangerous world we live in

    It’s a scary dangerous world we live in

    And its not the people on the street that you need to be afraid of, it’s our own government:¬†http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/10/lavabit_unsealed/ More fallout from Edward Snowden’s revelations at the NSA, basically the government required the founder of lavabit to hand over all the keys to his user’s data. The order that was given to him could not…

  • Finland sounds Good!

    Wow, what a nice country. I couldn’t imagine the US doing this, it’d be neat if they would though: For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it…

  • Does anyone in the US Senate have a brain?

    I already know the answer to that one. But they really need to get their act together, they’re US Senators for cryin’ out loud! It looks like they just passed an amendment to the yearly bloat called the farm bill to stop felons from receiving food stamps. Now, at first glance it sounds like a…

  • I’m now a fan of Bill Moyers

    I wish there were more sources that are as honest and straightforward as Bill Moyers is. This is the type of journalism we need, this is the type of news that people need to listen to and watch. Its not just because it appears to be honest, which some might call a liberal-bias, but talking…

  • The internet, is it still a series of tubes?

    It looks like congress had a hearing about net neutrality and they still don’t understand the issue: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/05/a-rube-goldberg-theory-of-regulation-net-neutrality-hearing-gets-testy.ars. What options do you have with limited options or in some cases a monopoly? How can you say one doesn’t exist when your DSL provider is limited to 256k upload download and the only cable company in…

  • NY Times Opinion Piece on the State of American Democracy

    Having been reading tons of articles over the past year on politics and corporations in America and seeing all the money that was thrown around in the elections I reached the same conclusion as this op-ed: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/12/opinion/12herbert.html?_r=2&ref=opinion. That basically American politics is owned by the corporations who are sitting on a ton of money and…