Everything You Need To Know About Why Net Neutrality Is A Terrible Idea

Enforcing “net neutrality” does the exact opposite of what its proponents claim. It results in an internet where a handful of large corporations have access to peering agreements with large transit providers (what some people refer to as “the fast lane”), and the rest are subject to far fewer options in terms of services, and even upon growing and gaining market share, will be denied the opportunity to shop around for different ISP plans that suit them best.

Everything You Need To Know About Why Net Neutrality Is A Terrible Idea by Harry Khachatrian, dailywire.com

http://www.dailywire.com/news/24004/everything-you-need-know-about-why-net-neutrality-harry-khachatrian

Cowards in the Academic Trenches

My Marxist colleagues are not true revolutionaries. They are cowards in a civil war of their own creation. And they are poisoning the academic climate with their toxic and highly contagious intellectual cowardice. Each one of them should be dishonorably discharged for the crime of academic malpractice.
– Mike Adams

https://townhall.com/columnists/mikeadams/2017/11/17/cowards-in-the-academic-trenches-n2410510

News from the Swamp – not surprised

Quick – ask me if I’m surprised….

From CNN Breaking News:

Be extra careful of the male lawmakers who sleep in their offices — they can be trouble. Avoid finding yourself alone with a congressman or senator in elevators, late-night meetings or events where alcohol is flowing. And think twice before speaking out about sexual harassment from a boss — it could cost you your career.

These are a few of the unwritten rules that some female lawmakers, staff and interns say they follow on Capitol Hill, where they say harassment and coercion is pervasive on both sides of the rotunda.

There is also the “creep list” — an informal roster passed along by word-of-mouth, consisting of the male members most notorious for inappropriate behavior, ranging from making sexually suggestive comments or gestures to seeking physical relations with younger employees and interns.

CNN spoke with more than 50 lawmakers, current and former Hill aides and political veterans who have worked in Congress, the majority of whom spoke anonymously to be candid and avoid potential repercussions. With few exceptions, every person said they have personally experienced sexual harassment on the Hill or know of others who have.

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…. And I’m supposed to be looking to these people for solutions? Really.

Unfree education

Creating government schools violates basic principles of economics. First, it violates the notion of consumer sovereignty. Parents are told where their children are to go to school, what the curriculum will be, how many days the child must attend school each year, and which holidays will be observed. The unit of society patronized by government is the school, not the consumers of education. Schooling may be “free” but parents are not free to choose.
– Randy Simmons, Beyond Politics

Panic


One reason Americans are more inclined to panic over shootings or kidnappings these days is, perversely, that these incidents are so rare. They are the last isolated cases in what was once an epidemic of commonplace violence. Because kids do not go missing as a matter of course, we freak out more on the rare occasions when they do.
Katherine Mangu-Ward, How to Talk to Your Kids About Guns
http://reason.com/archives/2017/11/11/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about

Children


But the FBI says reports of missing children are down 40 percent in the last two decades, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that teen homicide rates have fallen by more than 40 percent; homicides of kids under 14 are at a near-record low; and overall child mortality rates have declined almost by half.
Katherine Mangu-Ward, How to Talk to Your Kids About Guns
http://reason.com/archives/2017/11/11/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about

Misunderstanding

Take a misunderstanding of the scope and nature of a problem, combine it with a desire to “do something” in the face of national anguish, and you get a recipe for both bad law and cultural conflict.
Katherine Mangu-Ward, How to Talk to Your Kids About Guns
http://reason.com/archives/2017/11/11/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about

the Bolsheviks’ useful idiots still don’t get it

This is what I call the Goodbye Lenin Delusion, the idea that socialism could have turned out completely differently. It could not, and it never will anywhere, no matter how often we insist on trying.
Kristian Niemietz

https://capx.co/paul-mason-and-the-bolsheviks-useful-idiots-still-dont-get-it/