Forget about Immigration, all the smoke and mirrors, confusing things Obama and his administration is doing and throwing at you Saul Alinsky style, though important but as the world burns and is consumed with Obama’s ineptness, failed foreign and domestic policies and total mismanagement of the government as he and his administrations “Fundamental Change of America” continues to reek havoc on America and the world. February 26th 2015 could be a day that changes everything.
A few week’s ago I was waiting in a doctors waiting room and picked up a old Time magazine from August 4th 2014 and began to read a article entitled Meet the Internet’s Most Powerful Man “The man who wants to remake the Internet does not wear a hoodie. He just owns the cables. Now he’s after more. Meet Brian Roberts, the King of Comcast” written by Haley Sweetland Edwards . You can’t read the whole article unless your a subscriber. I will be referencing the article when I post according to the Times article, the hard copy found it’s way home with me from the doctors office.
This how thing’s looked at the time according to the Time’s article.
Also according to the Time’s article because of all the hoopla over the Comcast and Time Warner merger, (“Time Inc. the owner of this magazine became independent of Time Warner in June. Time Warner Cable is independent of both companies”) not much attention was paid to AT&T who bought Direct TV (“The biggest satellite company in the country”). “While pretty much everyone is scrutinizing the pending mega-merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, not much attention is being paid to the possible marriage of the country’s second-largest wireless and pay-TV companies”. Read more here. Why Isn’t America Freaking Out About AT&T/DirecTV Merger — And Should We Be?
Also at the time (“Rupert Murdoch sprawling media empire, 21st Century Fox, floated the idea of snapping up the movie and television giant Time Warner”) which of course all has been completed by now. News Corp. divides into two companies; 21st Century Fox is born , News Corporation From Wikipedia
According to the Times article at the time there where all kind’s of concerns about the merger of Comcast and Time Warner and rightfully so. But, the mild mannered and “Likable” Brain Roberts the Chief Executive of Comcast was telling everyone not to worry about it, it would make all things better for everyone. “The recent record, however, suggest the story will be a bit more complicated. Comcast has raised it’s customer prices by an average of 4% every year since the mid -90s, a trend that Comcast executives say won’t end any time soon”. ” We’re certainly not promising that customers bills are going to go down Comcast executive Vise president David Cohen told reporters in February”. “This yer , the Customer Satisfaction Index rated Comcast and Time Warner the worst two companies in any industry nationwide”. Can totally agree with that. I had Time Warner for my Internet and when Comcast took over and prices continued to rise with even crappier services and slower speed with the supposed “new faster router” and having them come out twice to fix it with no improvement I found another cheaper service from a smaller company,(which was no east task because as everyone knows depending on which area you live in you have very few choices.) but they have to use Comcast lines.
That my friend is one of the problems with all these mergers. Everyone has to use one of the big boy’s lines so you can get Internet and the field is getting smaller and smaller. It’s also where it get’s kind of complicated and you have to pay attention to who you listen to when it comes to “Net Neutrality”. “Net Neutrality” is making for some strange bed fellow’s. It may look like liberal-progressives and republicans or conservatives are talking or concerned about the same thing but they are not. First of as far as elected officials are concerned it looks like it all about money, lobbyist and campaign donations of course. According to the Times article “Roberts has amassed one of the largest lobbying and political-influence operations ever created”. He also golf’s with Obama.
“President Barack Obama returned to the Vineyard Golf Club on Martha’s Vineyard today for another golf outing — this time with Brian Roberts, chief executive of Comcast, parent company of NBC Universal.”
“The president’s August vacation on the Vineyard has included a number of informal events with media players. On Tuesday, the president and first lady Michelle Obama attended a party at the home of NPR host Michele Norris Johnson and her husband Broderick Johnson, who was an adviser on Obama’s 2012 campaign.” Read more here. Obama golfs with Comcast CEO
Cozy With Comcast: Fred Upton, Greg Walden, Architects Of GOP Net Neutrality Plan, Receive Big Cable Cash Check this one out, Does Comcast Own Washington? and this one, How Comcast Has Washington In Its Pocket To be fair there is this but in no way does it compare to his competitor in my opinion. Dish Network Head Has Strong Ties to Democrats
Another interesting thing form the Times article I didn’t know about. “for the price of 45-megabit-per second(MPS) download speeds, U.S. broadband ranks 30th out of 33 developed countries, according to a recent report by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development.” “In Hong Kong, 500 MPS cost $35 per month; in San Francisco Comcast’s fastest download speed is, 105 MPS, runs you $114.95”. What’s up with that?
Time for a brake and some comedy about “Net Neutrality”. “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Net Neutrality (HBO)”
Ever wounder like I do what the heck happened to good show on TV? Of course there’s some, not many though. I see allot of pro homosexual and some that boarder on soft porn. I saw some commercial for the show Sirens on USA network it looked funny so I checked it out. In the first few minutes I started to feel uncomfortable, after watching a little more I knew it wasn’t for me. The three main charters I would guess where watching some video or something, they didn’t show the video but they did a good job of explain what they where watching. It was a video of a women having sex or pleasuring a horse and the horse let loose all over if you can imagine and they continued to make mention of it and one of the charters was guy and had some nice things to say as you might imagine. The homosexual thing being played all over the place that one “Modern Family” is almost the only thing on, on the USA Network, when I look at the guide I see long blocks of it. I used to be a big fan of the USA network, they used to have some good content. It just amazes me that less then 5% of the population has such a presence in entertainment. It seems something that small would have it’s own little network where you watch if you wanted to instead of it being hammered in to our heads that it’s all normal. Well, that’s a whole other subject. The reason I bring it up is because of what Comcast owns and how one person or company can dictate what you watch, fill your head with and maybe even shape your opinion. Check it out, “Law & Order”, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, “Parks and Recreation”, and NBC News highlight the company’s broadcast TV portfolio. Cable networks like CNBC, MSNBC, Syfy, the Golf Channel, and USA Network are all under the Comcast umbrella. As are dozens of local NBC affiliate stations across the country, including those in major media markets like New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami. Comcast also owns a minority stake in Hulu (albeit under FCC-mandated restrictions).” “Even in an age of unprecedented media consolidation, Comcast stands alone as both producer and distributor of content that Americans watch.” Read more here. Comcast’s Own History Is Best Argument Against Time Warner Deal . “Roberts built Comcast into a programming and distribution powerhouse by gobbling up companies like Pac-Man did pellets”.”Brian Roberts, the chief executive officer of cable giant Comcast, is not an imposing figure. His frame is thin and of slight musculature, his face framed by a delicate pair of wire-rimmed glasses. He resembles Bill Gates in many respects. And just like Gates, appearances to the contrary, Roberts will crush anyone standing in the way of his business objectives”. Read more here, Why Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Is The Best Deal-Maker In Media
We all know or any reasonable person should know the the “Lame Stream Media” is left leaning to say the least, an arm of the Obama administration and progressives. The heads of all three major networks and executive’s are friends with and major donors to Obama and the democrat party. When the FOX black out was going on when Dish and Fox the most hated network by the left, Holder and Obama where negotiating I really got to experience it and it made me sad for people that don’t know or understand and are so easily swayed and just accept what they are fed. During the negotiating I had only the Big Three network RT and CCTV which had no problem bashing and blaming America for the world’s woes, with left leaning American’s only to happy to appear on the show to contribute to the bashing. Though it’s always good to watch news out side of America to see what’s not being reported in America. Thank God Dish provide complementary Blaze TV and I still had Newsmax TV to keep up with some news and event’s.(I like my Dish one of the reasons being Charlie Ergen built it up from nothing with his wife and friend. they did it the American way, “the earned it” and yes Mr president They did build that!
Looking at the big picture, It’s just shocking to me how it would and maybe will be with just the Big Three networks and progressive programming, what happened to the news channels that are for the most part infomercials or talk show’s reporting on lost and found dog’s, the latest diet thing, celebrity news. Fifteen minutes in if you’ve stayed that long you MIGHT depending on the network catch some actual news but only a blip. Imagine what the Internet will be like when the progressives and Obama finally control everything, the message, the airways.
According to the Times article, “For the past 25 years, no single person or company has been powerful enough to control how American Internet works. One reason for that was the diffuse and chaotic nature of our online economy-a kind of rough and tumble Wild West where thousands of producers jostled for attention of the masses. In this environment, no single company, not even Goliaths like Google or Facebook, dominated enough traffic to bend the networks free-market checks and balances”. The way it should be I think, “If it ain’t broke why fix it”. “It was, for a time, a marvelous architecture, fundamentally unlike any other networks in our lives. There was no government ownership as with the the interstate highway system, no costly long distance plans as with phone networks and no individual postage required to send content as with the U. S.Postal Service”. That has, is and will be changing now though, with talk about “fast Lanes and “slow lanes” on the Internet. With only a few ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) controlling the Internet, if you want content to get through the pipes you’ll have to pay them.
There’s some much out there time for some headlines. Hope you take the time to check them out. REPUBLICAN FCC MEMBER WARNS NET NEUTRALITY IS NOT NEUTRAL
Sen. Thune: FCC ‘Discouraged’ Dems From Working With Republicans on Net Neutrality Legislation
FCC Commissioner: ‘Net Neutrality Is a Plan to Control the Internet’
Dems on FEC move to regulate Internet campaigns, blogs, Drudge
DON’T LET THE GOVERNMENT TAKE OVER THE INTERNET
President favors cities offering broadband service
Dems on FEC open to new regs on donors, Internet
Liberal campaign finance reform group files faulty disclosures, risks federal audit
ERRONEOUS GOVERNMENT ETHICS DOCUMENT FILED AFTER FEC CHAIRMAN ANN RAVEL TAKES LAVISH WEEKEND TRIP
FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report and Sean Hannity face regulation — like PACs
Internet Taxation Bill Brings Lots of Love from Telecoms
Why industry is trying to tell you how to think
Like most everything nowadays it all boils down to money, politics and control. The White House Emails at the Center of Washington’s Brewing Net Neutrality Storm
Oversight to look for ‘improper’ WH influence over Internet rules
Remember earlier in the post when I said this all makes for strange bedfellows and you have to be careful who your listening too? Well, Tom Wheeler is a big time buddy Of Obama, Obama bundler Tom Wheeler helps his former industry from FCC perch Given the history of the of this administration and it’s allies consider this. Senator Reid is standing up for net neutrality and the open Internet. Demand Progress is also teaming up with them too. Net Neutrality just got gutted – but we can still save it. Check this one out and scroll all the way down to check the whole thing out. The most important FCC vote of our lifetime is about to happen. What’s the point you say? What happened last time all these got together to push something called Obamacare? Aside from all the problems of Obamacare that have been and are becoming obvious, what was warned about by republicans and conservatives alike B.T.W. and the constant changing of the law, which is against the law but don’t tell that to this administration. How Obamacare gives this administration such a deep reach into our lives and push the progressive agenda, for example, Priorities: Obama admin tasks healthcare facilities with focusing more on … climate change not to mention the E.PA., the I.R.S. to name a few. How can anyone in their right mind trust anything they’r pushing?
What’s the right thing to do hear? Break up the Monopolies encourage competition to lower prices and leave the Internet the way it is. Again “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. PROTECT INTERNET FREEDOM , Protect Internet Freedom Organization, Facebook
PDF file, PRESS STATEMENT OF FCC COMMISSIONER AJIT PAI ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S PLAN TO REGULATE THE INTERNET
Say ‘NO!’ to the FCC Internet Takeover I got information on how to make comment’s to the FCC on this subject from one of the petitions I signed via e-mail if your interested.
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