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Monday, January 23 - 9:35pmSanction this postReply
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Trump seems to be picking good people.  The next 4 years might be quite good.



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Tuesday, January 24 - 1:13pmSanction this postReply
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A lot of what is in 'net neutrality' is doing away with capitalistic activity; Netflix and others pay for bigger pipelines and throughput so they can provide their services.  Removing those could cripple their services and their ability to do business.  It's a classic anti-capitalist argument, really: a business finds a competitive advantage and grows, reducing competition in the process, and it's the 'little guy' who gets squeezed out and gets favored, not the achievement(s) of the successful business(men).  I think people in support of 'net neutrality' have added to it to try to make it something other than what it is.  Bandwith and throughput costs money, and businesses are paying for it.  But there is a limited quantity overall, so those contracts have to be maintained.  There has been some shady things in the market, but that doesn't mean that it is capitalism that is faulty, it's the fault of the people doing the shady things.  Penalize them if they have to, but reforming the market is unnecessary.



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Wednesday, January 25 - 2:45pmSanction this postReply
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There are times when I feel like writing a little book to go along with my book on Progressivism that is kind of like a dictionary or encyclopedia - but every word or phrase would just be something the progressives cooked up that is completely unlike its name. 

 

For example "net neutrality" isn't about neutrality, just as "social justice" is actually various forms of injustice, just as "diversity" and "inclusivity" both really mean "only progressives and progressive ideas allowed", just as "Affordable Care Act" isn't affordable, just as "government revenues" is just a sneaky way of talking about your money, and worse, "government expenses" is sometimes used to refer to a tax cut!  Just as "climate change" doesn't mean that the climate can or does change over time, but about a fanatic religious regime that infects every aspect of our lives (like regulations on the light bulbs we are allowed to buy, the amount of water a toilet can flush, and a grand explanation for all things, including ISIS, etc.)  And on and on it goes.



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Thursday, January 26 - 1:26amSanction this postReply
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would love such a dictionary Steve :)

added benefit to other 'lengthy treaties' about politics: it's short and concise and just on that one word / topic not the whole smorgasboard around it ;)

VSD



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Thursday, January 26 - 11:07amSanction this postReply
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Hi Vera,

 

I've started making notes - saving ideas and words... so maybe I'll do the dictionary.



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Friday, January 27 - 12:13amSanction this postReply
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Thanx :)



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