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Tristan Berry January 21, 2014 at 11:20 am
Right. Because having the federal government in complete control of the internet is a much betterRead More idea... *eyeroll* Don't say this isn't political. It's inherently political, and you know it. This is about the federal government trying to establish the premise that the internet is a national resource that needs government to protect it from 'unscrupulous corporate interests', as if these corporations actually have an incentive to destroy the very thing they are in the business of selling access to. My advice to everyone reading this article is to recognize this article for exactly what it is: a thoroughly political article designed to sway your opinion by generating fear. This ruling was a blessing for consumers who now have the freedom to contract with ISPs without the additional interference the government has been seeking through the FCC since even before President Obama took office.
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@MightyManGMan November 13, 2013 at 09:18 pm
In regards to legalization of marijuana: I have listened to many former drug addicts in my lifetime.Read More They ALL have one common denominator - marijuana. Also, as a former police officer in a dry college town, I constantly observed the great DUI driver actions/reactions. Lastly, it is a form of escapism. People do not want to deal with reality. Dragnet put it best; "Just the facts ma'am, just the facts."
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B Wood October 15, 2013 at 08:08 am
The risk if a default will never happen unless Obama wants to "Punish the AmericanRead More People". The US federal Reserve can/will PRINT MORE MONEY, like they have already been for the past 5 years and then use that NEWLY PRINTED MONEY directly or indirectly to pay interest and principal on it's existing debt before it defaults. There are no political obstacles preventing the Federal Reserve from printing money to pay Existing debt, hence there can be no default unless Obama orders it and refuses to pay the debt from the cash tax revenue sent in to the government every day. The monthly interest bill is about 10% of the monthly cash revenue, a much lower % than what most family households pay. The real risk to the US people is longer term (maybe in a year or 2?), when the investment community demands a much higher interest rate on US Treasuries which then will cause the loss of the US dollar being used as the world's reserve currency, which will then cause business shutdowns and rampant inflation in the US at a level that we have never seen. We have seen evidence of this damage to the US Dollar already, in the past 5 years the US dollar has dropped an average of 10% against ALL foreign currencies. Foreign nations, China, Russia, Germany, the IMF etc, have already held meetings to discuss replacing the US dollar as the worlds currency. The real problem is not a single event (i.e. Obama's threat of a default), but rather the reoccurring practice of printing huge sums of money by the Federal Reserve to buy the NEW debt of the US government that is a direct result of GOVERNMENT OVERSPENDING. The "tea party" Republicans are on the side of right. Obama, the Democrats and the "Big Government" Republicans are fiscally destroying the America we (the Private Sector) built and love.