Tech at Night: Netflix does the right thing.
It’s very interesting how effective Edward Snowden’s pro-Russian propaganda has been in some countries. In some countries WhatsApp is being fled in favor of a Russian app. I guess the world is more worried about NSA than “gay rights” or political prisoners, eh? That’s an effective scam, right there.
Netflix uses a lot of bandwidth, and if they start broadcasting 4k movies, then that amount is going to go up. It’s a lot of one-way bandwidth, too. There’s no interchange of data going to and from users. It’s all being piped out. So the traditional concept of ‘peering’ where two Internet companies connect for free to send data both ways, really doesn’t make sense. Thus, Netflix is owning up and making deals to cover that bandwidth. More deals are likely coming. This is good news, as it means realistic investments in Internet infrastructure to make sure we all have enough room for the data we download. The fact that the Net Neuties are shrieking hysterically about this just proves what I was saying all along: Net Neutrality was all about trying to socialize the Internet.Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Emails Show SC Attorney General Concerned About Absentee Voter Compliance
Last week, the Super PAC of which I am a board member, Carolina Conservatives United, announced our intention to push for South Carolina to come into compliance with existing federal election law as it pertains to absentee ballots and the amount of time overseas troops & citizens have to get their votes counted. Federal law requires a 45 day period, however South Carolina currently misses | Read More »
John Dingell (D, Michigan)… retires. Or perhaps ‘abdicates’ would be a better word?
Sorry, but even I can’t say ‘cuts and runs’ with a straight face. Fifty-eight years in the House is fifty-eight years in the House. Well, actually seventy-eight: Dingell inherited the seat from his father. And he wants to pass it along like it was a title of freaking nobility: The question now becomes who will succeed Dingell. He won the seat at age 29 after | Read More »
Ukraine Looking for Financial and Political Stability in Wake of Revolution
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Ukrainian revolution, the financial state of the country and how Russia’s involvement in forging a lasting peace.Read More »
Is Your GOP Member Representing You or John Boehner?
Ask yourself this question: is there any Democrat that represents a solid blue congressional district who is not fully committed to advancing the progressive agenda? Is there any Democrat from deep blue territory who rubber stamps the conservative agenda? Of course not. Democrats utilize the liberal areas of the country to promote their beliefs. Yet, there are dozens of Republicans who hail from conservative districts | Read More »
Draft Bob Beauprez for Colorado Governor
There are seven people running for the Republican nomination for Governor of Colorado. None of the seven have shown an ability to unite the Colorado GOP. None have shown the ability to win the tough race. None have shown the ability to raise the significant money they will need for a very tough race. None even seem to have a very strong, statewide grassroots network | Read More »
Two Must Reads
Really, I need not say anything else. I know that is unusual, but just go read these two pieces. The first is by Andy McCarthy. The second is by Russell Moore. Read them and retweet them and put them on Facebook. It will save me the trouble of having to repackage and repeat arguments made better that I could.
Union Bosses’ 2014 Hit List: Why Unions Are Using $300 Million to Eliminate Five GOP Governors
Union bosses are reportedly planning to spend $300 million of their members’ money to eliminate five Republican governors during in the 2014 elections. While union bosses have not released a prioritized list, if they had a list prioritizing which governors are higher in their hit list, it would probably look like this: Scott Walker (Wisconsin)–While Walker’s Act 10 has done well for Wisconsin’s budget, by | Read More »
The @nytimes would like you ‘climate-change deniers’ to die now, please.
To quote SM Stirling: the Times apparently feels that your national destiny should be fertilizer. That’s from an otherwise dull and uninteresting ‘comic’ on what you should do with your spare icicles. A screenshot of said comic can be found here and here: I note them because there’s a pretty decent chance that the original will get memory-holed soon. Then again, maybe not: these people | Read More »
A Christianity Only American Liberals Would Recognize
A friend sent along the following responding to this piece in the Daily Beast about religious liberty. My personal impression is that the piece is deeply shallow, but uses enough fifty cent words to cover that up. Beyond that though, you should go read the piece, then come back and enjoy this from my friend: I’ll try to pick out discrete lines here to respond | Read More »
Looks like @RepGaryPeters decided to target inconvenient leukemia patient Julie Boonstra.
Speaking solely from a pragmatic point of view, this does not exactly sound like a sensible decision on Rep. Gary Peters’ part: LANSING – Today Rep. Gary Peters set his Washington DC legal attack dogs out to intimidate and silence Julie Boonstra, a Michigan mother battling leukemia who had the courage to speak up after the insurance plan she liked was cancelled due to the | Read More »
*Possibly* good news coming out of #ukraine.
If true, at least. Parliament taking charge, with authority of restored constitution. Seems to be a parliamentary coup on president . #ukraine. Developing — Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) February 22, 2014 At last observation, Venezuela is still spiraling out into the Deep Black. Caracas (AFP) – Opponents of Venezuela’s leftist government prepared for a mass protest rally in Caracas Saturday, one day after President Nicolas Maduro | Read More »
Barack Obama, Karl Popper, John Maynard Keynes And The Non-Falsifiable Recovery.
“In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality, it must be falsifiable; and in so far as it is not falsifiable, it does not speak about reality.” Karl Popper According to Whitehouse.gov, happy days are here again, and Barack Obama is pretty much The Fonz! You see, The Executive Office of The President’s Council of Economic Advisors has released a report entitled “THE | Read More »
Tech at Night: FCC overreach begins to get noticed.
I’ve been talking about FCC overreach in this space for a long time, but now the Obama FCC is trying so hard to go so far, everyone’s noticing now. Yes, the FCC’s plan to attack free speech got so much unkind attention that it’s been pulled, for now. Don’t count on it being gone forever, though.
Because they still haven’t given up on Net Neutrality. Commissioner Michael O’Rielly points out that Chairman Tom Wheeler’s plans are wrong and an overreach, however just as importantly, Commissioner Ajit Pai calls it “Groundhog Day” because this will make at least the third attempt to grab this power.Read More »
Queen Michelle versus the young knuckleheads
If you want to sum up everything wrong with the way our arrogant Ruling Class looks upon its child-citizens, you could use Michelle Obama’s deep thoughts about why young people should be racing to sign up for the Affordable Care Act. The young have largely turned up their noses at ObamaCare thus far, despite one of the most massive, expensive advertising campaigns in history, including | Read More »
Yes, Jesus Would Bake A Cake for a Gay Person
Jesus Christ would absolutely bake a cake for a gay person. He’d bake a cake for a straight person. He’d bake a cake for a girl, a boy, a person who isn’t sure what they are, a black person, a white person — Jesus would bake that cake if it, in some way large or small, drew that person closer to Him. And Christians should | Read More »
Colorado young people discovering that thousands > hundreds. #obamacare #mandate
A note, and a clarification on this Denver Post piece: Matt Leising spends about $3,600 a year on medication to treat asthma and sinus problems, so he was supportive when Washington politicians were debating the Affordable Care Act. After the law passed and then began rolling out last fall, Leising went to Colorado’s health care exchange website to look for coverage, but the 29-year-old Littleton | Read More »
Fed Tightens Rules on Foreign Banks
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the announced release of Fed discussions from the 2008 financial crisis, new rules the Fed is applying to foreign banks and how EUrope’s biggest banks may respond.Read More »
Let’s not poll the general election before anyone campaigns
People love general election matchup polling. For some it’s the ultimate way to decide which candidate is the best choice to win a primary. But even if that’s true, it is possible to run such polls too soon.
Right now, it’s too soon to poll the 2016 Presidential race.Read More »
Standing With Matt Bevin
Matt Bevin ran a company, something Mitch McConnell has not done. While running that company, Matt Bevin put his signature on a prospectus for his company in which the company touted the economic benefits that would be derived from TARP. Pretty much every financially oriented business in America did the same at the time. That’s what Mitch McConnell, George Bush, Hank Paulson, and virtually everyone | Read More »