Welcome To ObamaNet

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Feb 282015
 

Welcome To ObamaNet

Obama envies Russia, China and North Korea’s ability to control the internet. Those that think this is ridiculous need only look at how the Department Of Justice, the IRS and other government agencies have been used to target and harass opponents of Obama’s far left policies.

The Federal Communications Commission’s decision Thursday to regulate the Internet as a public utility is a depressing moment for American innovation and economic liberty. The FCC is grabbing political control over a vibrant market that until now has been driven by inventors and consumers. Welcome to the Obamanet.

President Obama demanded this result in a November speech, and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and Democrats Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel have now dutifully voted to apply last century’s monopoly telephone rules to Internet service providers. They have in the process made a mockery of the agency’s supposed independence.

The rules are ostensibly to prevent Internet companies from blocking customer access to particular websites or slowing down service. But the FCC has presented no evidence that this is occurring, so the power grab is being justified by some theoretical future harm.

By the way, the FCC hasn’t released the text it has now approved as a final rule, which according to dissenting Republican Commissioner Ajit Pai runs to more than 300 pages. It’s not clear when the public will be permitted to see what Washington has done, and the normal comment period has been bypassed on a plan that is vastly different than what Mr. Wheeler has previously proposed.

Meantime, Mr. Wheeler will exercise what FCC lawyers call “editorial privileges,” allowing him to craft his arguments after reading the two dissents. Taxpayers might prefer that regulators analyze the pros and cons before voting to impose something on the whole country, and we hope judges feel the same way when the rules are challenged in court.

But based on an FCC summary, it’s clear that the agency has done administratively what Congress has always refused to do: make the old telephone and broadcasting overseer the general regulator of the Internet. Providers of broadband services will be barred from employing any “unjust or unreasonable practices,” whatever FCC bureaucrats decide those words mean. The FCC release also makes clear that government attorneys—not engineers—will decide what “reasonable network management” is.

And while “net neutrality,” the fuzzy concept used to justify these rules, was originally sold as a way to ensure that consumers are treated well, the rules will go well beyond those customers. Digital communications networks that exchange Internet traffic will also have to be “just and reasonable” with each other. The bureaucrats will exercise their discretion to define those words case-by-case, always listening to the best-paid lobbyists.

It’s hard to imagine a more just and reasonable market than today’s Internet. According to the website DrPeering, which tracks the agreements among communications companies to move information, the price of moving data across the Internet has been falling roughly 30% a year since the late 1990s. That collapsing cost per bit is a big reason Internet usage has skyrocketed. Consumers downloading huge volumes of video are paying bills not much different than when they were mainly visiting static websites.

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Giant Catfish Caught In Italy

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Feb 282015
 

Giant Catfish Caught In Italy

Italian fisherman Dino Ferrari, an expert at catching big catfish, outdid himself on Thursday when he landed an enormous 280-pounder in the Po Delta, a part of the famous Po River, the longest river in Italy at more than 400 miles.

Twin Italian brothers came within a whisker of a European record when they reeled in a catfish weighing 127kg in northern Italy’s River Po – with just a fishing rod.

The 2.7-metre long fish, believed to be one of the biggest of its kind ever caught, was snared by twin brothers Dino and Dario Ferrari.

It was reeled from the River Po on February 19th “in a fight that lasted 40 minutes,” Dino Ferrari told Corriere, adding that “nobody has ever caught such prey” through spin fishing, a technique which uses artificial bait.

“To fish these river giants, you must have patience and a lot of physical strength,” he said.

And the whopper is still swimming in the Po after the brothers let it back in following a photo-shoot that shows them chuffed to the gills with their haul.

The twins are known in the fishing world for their exceptional catfish catches.

“In over 20 years we have caught about 1,800,” Dino said.

Hungarian fisherman Attila Zsedely holds the European catfish record after he pulled a 135kg beauty out of the Po in 2010.

But the largest recorded catfish snare was a 155kg beast pulled from the Brazilian Amazon in 2009.

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Random Riddle: 2-28-2015

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Feb 282015
 
It was once taboo and it can be red.
There is a legend that’s right on the head.
Daily physician is kept from calling.
There is a theory that has it falling.
 
Riddle

 

Joke Of The Day: Two Blondes

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Feb 282015
 
Rubber Chicken Two blondes were walking down the road and the first blonde said “Look at that dog with one eye!”

The other blonde covers one of her eyes and goes, “Where?”

 

 

Treason

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Feb 272015
 

Treason

Article III, Section 3, of the Constitution

Section 3 – The Text
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

Section 3 – The Meaning
Treason is the only crime specifically defined in the Constitution. According to Article III, Section 3, a person is guilty of treason if he or she goes to war against the United States or gives “aid or comfort” to an enemy. He or she does not have to physically pick up a weapon and fight in combat against U.S. troops. Actively helping the enemy by passing along classified information or supplying weapons, for example, can lead to charges of treason.

Vocal opposition to a U.S. war effort through protest and demonstration, however, is protected by the free speech clause in the First Amendment. A conviction of treason must be based either on an admission of guilt in open court or on the testimony of two witnesses.

Congress may set the punishment, but it must be directed only at the guilty person and not at his or her friends or family if they were not involved in the crime.

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7 Simple Sleep Hacks!

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Feb 272015
 

Seven quick and simple hacks to help you sleep better at night.

Enjoy!

We have put together several amazing sleeping tips that will help you find your way to dreamland!

 

7 Simple Sleep Hacks!