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If you haven’t picked up on it yet, this is the best example of dirty pool in a long time.

I am a political conservative. I am for smaller government and less telling me what I can and can’t do. I border on libertarian, but I am not there yet.

If you haven’t been paying attention, the recent charge by the FCC to push regulation regarding the Internet has had major news organizations up in arms screaming about how big brother is trying to get his hands on the Internet – messing with the ultimate free market.

The truth is far different. The truth is, and I hate to say it, the FCC is right. The FCC is trying to help place net neutrality safeguards in place to protect us as consumers because the service providers are trying to figure out how to screw us out of content. Major Internet Service Providers want to turn the Internet into protected broadcast territory akin to network television.

From the Washington Post:

Specifically, Google and Verizon’s agreement could prevent Verizon from offering some prioritization to the biggest bidders who want better delivery of content on its DSL and fiber networks, according to the sources. But that wouldn’t apply to mobile phones, the sources said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the companies have not officially made their announcement.

The truth is so twisted in this statement.  This makes it sound as though big DOT COM’s are knocking on Verizon’s door asking to pay money to get their content delivered faster to the consumer.  The truth is exactly the opposite.  Major ISP’s like COMCAST, TIME WARNER, and others are looking to charge Google and other Internet sites to get their content delivered or face metering by the ISP’s.

Why is this all so misrepresented by the mainstream media and members of congress?  Truthfully, because many of the media outlets are owned by the same parent companies as the ISP’s and the congressmen are in their hip pocket.

It’s time to get angry before your ISP gets the right to tell you “Sorry, you don’t get that website with your package…”

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Another Survialist Blog Contest

M.D. Creekmore at The Survivalist Blog – a survival blog dedicated to helping others prepare for and survive disaster – with articles on bug out bag contents, survival knife choices and a wealth of other survival information is giving away a 1,000 round case of 9mm – 124 Grain FMJ (a $200 value – donated by LuckyGunner)! To enter, you just have to post about it on your blog. This is my entry. Visit The Survivalist Blog for the details.

Survivalist Stuff

M.D. Creekmore over at the The Survivalist Blog – a survival blog dedicated to helping others prepare for and survive disaster – with articles on bug out bag contents, survival knife choices and a wealth of other survival information is giving away a Go Berkey Water Filter System (a $139.00 value)! To enter, you just have to post about it on your blog. This is my entry. Visit The Survivalist Blog for the details.

New Computer Experiment

I have the oppurtunity to experiment with another brand new out-of-the-box Dell laptop.

It is a Vostro 1520 (entry level business class notebook) with a Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 3Gb RAM running Windows 7 Professional.

I am going to use Microsoft Office Professional 2010 Beta and Microsoft Security Essentials and see how this turns out. This lowers the TCO for the user (at least temporarily) and gets it up and running faster.

I will publish the results later in the year.

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