For those who may still be unsure about the whole Net – Neutrality issue or just want more information to solidify that it is a terrible thing, please click on the link below for a great article about PRIVATE PROPERTY and Government control. It is a little long but very worth while. As a matter of fact, please forward it on to your email lists.
By Raymond C. Niles-
Net neutrality advocates such as Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig liken the Internet to a “commons”—to “public property,” akin to state-owned highways and municipal parks. They call for the Internet to be treated as if it were “public property,” managed by the government in accordance with the “public welfare.” On these grounds, they advocate that the Internet remain a “neutral platform” where “the network owner can’t discriminate against some [data] packets while favoring others.” Plainly stated, net neutrality is the idea that the Internet is “public property”; thus, the government must ensure that online content is delivered in a “neutral,” non-preferential fashion.
But delivered by whom? To hold that the Internet is a “commons” or “public property” is to evade its actual nature; the Internet is a network of privately owned personal computers, servers, and cable. Ignoring this fact and pretending to themselves that the Internet is “public property,” proponents of net neutrality seek government control over private property—specifically that of Internet service providers.
In order to achieve net neutrality, its advocates hold that the Internet must remain, as they put it, a “stupid network,” meaning unregulated by an intelligence that might favor the transmission of some content over other content.11 But because data is transmitted through the private property of ISPs—the expensive cables, computers, and other infrastructure that make the Internet possible—what they actually advocate is denying ISPs the right to manage their own property. The “stupid” Internet that net neutrality advocates desire is one in which ISPs must, under threat of government force, remain largely passive with regard to how data flows through their lines and over their networks. An ISP’s role, according to net neutrality advocates, is to pay for and then provide a “stupid network” of “dumb pipe” (i.e., bandwidth capacity) to customers, who can use it however they please.12 Fearing the decisions that ISPs might make with respect to their own property, net neutrality advocates seek to impose their conception of how the Internet should work—via government force.
In essence, beneath their calls to preserve “economic innovation” and “free speech online,” net neutrality proponents advocate government control of the privately owned infrastructure that makes the Internet possible. To what types of controls will adherence to net neutrality lead, and how will these affect Internet service providers and their customers?
Unions: The more things change, the more they stay the same. “We’re trying to use the power of persuasion, and if that doesn’t work, we’re going to use the use the persuasion of power.” – Andy Stern, President of SEIU.
By D.J Biers, December 19th, 2014
Three more members of Ironworkers Local 401 in Philadelphia pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of conspiracy, extortion, and racketeering in an ongoing RICO case against the labor union. They join eight others who have pleaded guilty in recent months to charges related to arson, sabotage, and violent intimidation of contractors who used non-union labor.
Ironworkers 401 is a large and influential union, responsible for constructing many of Philadelphia’s landmarks, such as Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagle’s football stadium, and the Comcast Center, the city’s tallest building. But this year has brought a series of indictments and revelations that continue to produce serious fallout for the labor group and its allies.
The latest hit came on Tuesday, when union member Richard Ritchie and business agents William O’Donnell and Christopher Prophet entered plea agreements admitting to their role in a conspiracy to coerce non-union construction sites into using “unwanted, unnecessary, and superfluous union labor.” Read more at breitbart.com.
Note in the above video clip, that while Obama is talking about not smashing car windows, etc., the mob in Ferguson is trashing a police car.
Obama just gave his response to the grand jury saying Wilson has violated no law. His response was infuriating, typical, and race baiting just like usual. At one point, he even said he wants to “seize the moment” to push his racial agenda.
Barack Obama is the Divider in Chief. His goal is to divide Americans to keep some demographics strong for the Democrat party for political gain. It’s a typical liberal strategy and it’s sickening.
Let’s look at the points he made:
1. Refused to Say Wilson’s Name.
Perhaps the first sign it was going to be a racially dividing speech was the first few sentences when he refused to mention Officer Wilson by name. Instead, he referred to it as the ruling regarding the death of Michael Brown.
2. Brought Up the “Rule of Law.”
Really? Really, you total fraud?
3. Used Dramatic Language to Describe Protesters.
He said, “There are Americans who agree with it and there are Americans who are deeply disappointed, even angry.” Note the different tone he uses describing both groups. It’s obvious that Obama is against Wilson.
4. Said He “Joins” Michael Brown’s Family.
Obama literally said, “I Join Michael Brown’s Family.” This was completely unnecessary and wrong. Instead of simply calling for peace, he wants to make it clear which side he’s on. This is NOT a federal issue, but of course, he couldn’t care less.
Read more at conservative tribune.com. (Includes video of Obama’s full nine and one half minute statement)
I have been a Washington Redskins fan for more years than I care to remember although I thank God every day that I still have the mental capacity to do so. Therefore, one might say that I’m biased and that I can’t speak objectively on this topic – NOT TRUE. These heavy handed and so-called politically correct attempts to get the ‘Skins to change their team name have nothing to do with football, but rather they are an example of an out of control government once again putting its boot on the throats of We the People. And like the obstinate and spoiled child that it is, the more it gets away with, the more it attempts. And the more it attempts, the more it gets away with – ADB
RedState.com: The Washington Redskins have had their trademark yanked by the US Patent and Trademark Office because white liberals who feel guilty about their privilege were offended.
That is the actual fact. Most American Indians . . . errrr . . . Native Americans could care less. In fact, on Indian Reservations around the country there are kids’ sports teams called the Redskins.
The logo itself had the collaboration of Indians at its conception.
What is really going on here is that a bunch of overeducated white guys who cry during Love Actually feel they have too much privilege and are thus guilty. So they have gone out and found things to be offended about on behalf of others less privileged than themselves. Continue reading at redstate.com.
Aah… An interesting look into the future – Fifty years from now.
Today, in the year 2064, as we look back over the last 50 years, it might seem as if the Abundance Revolution was inevitable, since so much wealth was involved. After all, it was wealth just waiting to be unleashed.
Yet paradoxically, on the eve of the Abundance Revolution, many of America’s leaders, on the right as well as the left, were preaching a strict doctrine of overall austerity.
Indeed, as we look back and study the events of 2014, we can see the results of the Green elite’s ideologically-driven effort to squelch even the relatively small amount of prosperity that Americans were then enjoying. That is, it was the Green elites who unwittingly opened the door to the Abundance Revolution and the fantastic increase in wealth that Americans have since realized over the last half-century. Read more at breitbart.com.
SB-296 Firearms/Mandatory Evacuations is a bill to allow law-abiding citizens to take their firearms with them when they are complying with a mandatory evacuation order under a declared state of emergency. This bill will keep law-abiding citizens from being arrested and having their firearms confiscated for taking their firearms with them when they evacuate.
SB-296 Mandatory Evacuation is the Senate version of HB-209 that has been under constant attack by the Florida Sheriffs Association and continues to be under attack in the Senate.
Amendments have been filed for the Florida Sheriffs Association to literally gut the bill and usurp your right to bears arms when you need them most. The Florida Sheriffs Association, while proclaiming their support for the Second Amendment, continues to actively OPPOSE this legislation and your right to bear arms.
Watch the Florida Sheriffs Association tell a previous Committee that it is their opinion that you only have a “right” to own firearms and not a “right” to bear firearms.
THIS IS CRITICAL!!!! PLEASE ACT NOW
Please email THESE committee members IMMEDIATELY and ask them to SUPPORT SB-296 with NO AMENDMENTS
IN THE SUBJECT LINE PUT: SUPPORT SB-296 With NO AMENDMENTS
(To send your message to all just Block and Copy All email addresses into the “Send To” box)
PLEASE EMAIL COMMITTEE MEMBERS IMMEDIATELY
In the U.S. and around the world, it’s a weird fad.
Hat tip: Ed Braddy, DeLena May
…In a corrupt scheme, Sue and Settle, fireplaces next. But a half-billion dollar biomass plant is OK.
As of January 3rd, the EPA banned about 80% of the wood-burning stoves and fireplace inserts in the United States. Stoves which are used to heat 12% of the homes in America and are especially needed in outlying rural areas. Fireplaces are also being looked at.
The EPA is attempting to reduce particle pollution with new rules. Instead of limiting fine airborne particulate emissions to 15 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3) of air, the change will impose a maximum 12 μg/m3 limit. That is equivalent to a person smoking 3 to 4 cigarettes in a small confined space.
The draconian EPA regulations will be spread out, one will take place in March and the next in five to eight years. Stoves currently in use will not be affected but obviously, getting them repaired will become more and more difficult.
They haven’t yet gone after outdoor appliances or home heating appliances, but can they be far behind? Will people be able to heat their homes in a future controlled by extreme environmentalists? Read more at: independentsentinel.com.
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton in Trevor Loudon’s New Zeal-
The government is getting ready to seize even more land to put under federal as well as UN control. If they control the land, they control the food and they control the people. The Marxist moonbat Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who has been on the job about 6 months, is touting the coming Jack Bootedness of the Obama Administration using conservation as a shield.
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Photo credit: http://vegasxau.blogspot.com
There aren’t many who didn’t dream of having a playhouse of their own when they were a child. Most of us sufficed with temporary blankets draped over furniture as an improvised fort, but a 5-year-old in Ocala, Florida, is one of the lucky ones who actually got everything he dreamed of. Built of wood, the miniature edifice looks like something out of a fairytale. It’s surrounded by lush flowers, and even has a television inside.
But according to WESH-TV, since the playhouse isn’t in compliance with the city’s zoning regulations, the D’Annunzio family could have to tear it down. Read more at: theblaze.com.
I know it seems like there’s so much to do, and that we’re always being asked to write letters, sign petitions and make phone calls – But that’s because there is. The Progressives never sleep! ADB:
Much to everyone’s surprise, SB 584, Purchase of Land by a Government Entity, was placed on the agenda of the Environmental Protection and Conservation Committee last Friday. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 at 4:00 pm! For more details, visit www.flsenate.gov and put 584 in the bill search engine.
This is great news because it will be an opportunity to make our case for limiting the endless purchase of property for conservation. It is time for us to act!
From the North Central Florida 912 Project’s website:
Florida Forever and the other environmental extremists feel that 28% ownership of Florida’s land is not enough. They have been calling the legislators to kill or alter bills SR 584 and HB 901. It is imperative that you call. They want the budget to include billions of our tax dollars for their salaries and to steal or condemn our land. Tell the legislators not to alter the bill.
Once out of private hands, Florida land is off the tax rolls. Every time that happens, your taxes will go up until eventually your taxes will be too high and you will be forced to vacate your land. Your community will lose land and a tax base without your approval.
This has nothing to do with conservation, it has to do with money power and control. Don’t be Fooled. Isn’t it time that unelected people STOP telling you what to do with your property?
YOUR ACTION STEPS
First, everyone, please send an email to Committee Chairman, Senator Charlie Dean and thank him for putting the bill on the agenda.
Second, if your personal Senator is on the Committee, please send an email and call their Tallahassee office to say something to the effect:
“I am aware SB 584 sponsored by Senator Hays has been placed on the agenda of the Committee of Environmental Protection and Conservation. I am a constituent and am asking the Senator to vote favorably on this bill. This bill is a good government bill because it requires:
One, needed information for decision making before additional purchases are agreed to,
Two, good stewardship of current government owned conservation land, and
Three, fiscally responsible use of tax-payer dollars.
I respectfully request you vote favorably for the SB 584.
PS – After consultation with various special interest groups, Senator Hays will introduce an amended version of this bill which will put it in a better position to be advanced.
Here are the email addresses of the Committee membership:
Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation
Vice Chair: Senator Joseph Abruzzo (D)
- Senator Dwight Bullard (D)
- Senator Andy Gardiner (R)
- Senator Denise Grimsley (R)
- Senator Jack Latvala (R)
- Senator Wilton Simpson (R)
- Senator Darren Soto (D)
Thank you for your good work. I’ll let you know how the vote goes!
Walmart Supercenter on Waldo Road
(Just turn off Waldo Rd. at Walmart and park on the left)
Let’s show which candidate in the race for Mayor cares about East Gainesville!
This action taken by the agency responsible for “sustainability” and “green energy” and “global governance”. We need to opt out and then kick out our most dangerous political enemy: The Unted Nations.
From RoseMarie Newton, Chair of Government for Accountable Ctizens working against United Nations’ Agenda 21 at www.g-a-c.net. We urge you to contact RoseMarie at firstname.lastname@example.org and GET INVOLVED!
“Funded primarily with U.S. tax dollars, the famously corrupt United Nations has hit a new low, awarding a genocidal warlord indicted by an international court for crimes against humanity a seat on its laughable human rights council.
The worst part is that this madness is funded by Americans to the tune of 7-plus billion dollars a year. The American cash keeps pouring in even though the U.N. is pillar of corruption, fraud and mismanagement. Its so-called human rights council is a huge joke with members that are famous for oppressing their citizens and, in many cases, committing atrocious human rights violations. Cuba, Iran and Venezuela are among the offenders.”