In 1994, Verizon made an agreement with the state of Pennsylvania that it would deploy infrastructure, giving every home in the state access to fiber-optic internet. In exchange, the state would give Verizon over $2 billion in tax breaks. The deal required Verizon to be done by 2015 and to hit the 50% threshold by 2004. In 2004, Verizon was providing fiber optic internet service to 0% of Pennsylvanians. And here it’s 2014 and they haven’t made much more progress. Verizon doesn’t seem too worried about it either. Read more…
Within days of his acquittal, Jay Cicinelli is demanding his position as a police officer back. Him and another officer were charged with the murder of a homeless man, Kelly Thomas. Despite the video footage of Cicinelli repeatedly hitting Thomas, a jury acquitted him and his co-defendant of all charges. The video footage and pictures of Kelly taken afterwards are very graphic and hard to stomach. Kelly repeatedly apologizes and screams in pain, yelling for his father as he’s beaten. Read more…
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A Libertarian Case for Net Neutrality
As a libertarian you may be uneasy with the concept of net neutrality. Like me, you feel inexplicably drawn to this neutrality but feel guilty for it. You think to yourself, “I’m a free-market libertarian, by God! Regulation is wrong! Why is my instinct betraying me?” It’s because we don’t live in perfect world. We live in an economy that is far from free and is infested with government regulations and corporate manipulation. The internet service industry is a picturesque example of this.
Is the “secret Service Scandal” Really News?
Am I the only one that really doesn’t care if some Secret Service agents and military guys got a few prostitutes while in Colombia? It really aggravates me that stupid stories like this continue to make headlines while our country is swirling the drain.
It wasn’t rape. Grown men paid willing adult women to have sex. Had this been in Las Vegas it would be completely legal, yet somehow it’s a news story. I’ve seen politicians do worse and continue to get reelected. It’s sad when non-politicians get caught up in these political games, all so one side of the political spectrum can prove a point. People need to mind their own business and put the pressure on the politicians to focus on the things that really matter.
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