Tech at Night (late, late edition): We must fight socialized Internet
There’s this crazy idea going around these days that free access to the Internet is a human right. This idea is behind a few different movements going around today. One of them is Net Neutrality, an idea with a name so misleading that the metaphors used to explain it are constantly shifting.
But another idea kicking around is state-run Internet at a local level. This is no better than any other form of Communism, where the state runs the means of production, and must be rejected.
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Export Import Bank subsidizes Russian companies under US sanctions
We posted earlier today on how the Russian adventurism in Ukraine seems poised to escalate into a full blown war. Since March 3, Obama has issued three executive orders imposing sanctions on a number of individuals and businesses (or on-going criminal enterprises if you are a stickler for accuracy) closely associated with Russian president Vladimir Putin. In light of recent statements emanating from the White | Read More »
Justin Amash versus the Chamber of Commerce
A showdown is brewing in Michigan’s Third Congressional Distirct which could have outsized impact on national politics for the foreseeable future. What is happening there is a showdown between populist sentiment and cash. For the time being it looks like cash isn’t king. The US Chamber of Commerce has targeted Representative Justin Amash for defeat. I’m not a huge fan of Amash, who strikes me | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Kerry Excludes Israel and Egypt from Ceasefire Negotiations
Israel’s Likud’s Communications Minister Gilad Erdan on Saturday night criticized Secretary of State John Kerry expressing dismay that Kerry’s negotiations in Paris to bring about a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas excluded both Israel and Egypt: Privately, Israeli leaders have signaled deep dismay that Kerry engaged in talks in Paris with representatives of Turkey, whose leadership is openly hostile to Israel, and Qatar, whose leadership | Read More »
President Obama Attempts To Treat Israel Like Apartheid South Africa
President Obama has taken sides in the conflict between Hamas and Israel. By having the FAA ban flights into Ben Gurion Airport, he has taken sides in the conflict. The result of the ban was that US commercial carriers were canceling all flights to that destination. Israel was effectively isolated in a way that could significantly impact its economy and weaken its status in the | Read More »
Philly doctor Lee Silverman shoots murderer at ‘gun-free’ hospital.
It turns out that if you let responsible people have access to their guns, they can use them appropriately when a maniac shows up.
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Russian involvement in Ukraine deepens
In the week after a Russian built, Russian commanded, and probably Russian operated anti-aircraft missile knocked a Malaysia Air plane from the skies over Ukraine, Russia has shown no signs of letting the stigma of slaughtering innocents deter them from their mission of carving up Ukraine. In fact, they have doubled down. Russian military forces have fired artillery rounds into eastern Ukraine targeting Ukrainian military | Read More »
Why Have a Bill of Rights ?
In any free society that area of life which is left to the sole discretion of the individual includes all actions that are not specifically forbidden by a general law. In our nation when it came time for the ratification of the Constitution it would have been impossible to gain the votes needed if the backers of a centralized national government had not promised that | Read More »
Obama’s “Inversion” Crusade Is Really Just Another Attack On Businesses
Obama has called “for an end to a corporate loophole that allows companies to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas in deals known as “inversions.” Such as statement shows the utter ineptitude that Obama has for understanding a) what inversion actually is and b) how his policies are the cause. Inversion is not a “corporate loophole” and companies who do so are | Read More »
US embassy in Libya evacuated
As a fitting capstone to the Obama administration’s ill-conceived support of the various “Arab Spring” uprisings, and a worthy metaphor for his entire foreign policy, the US embassy in Libya has been evacuated. Via USA Today: The U.S. embassy in strife-torn Libya was evacuated early Saturday, under cover of American warplanes and spy aircraft, according to the State Department and Pentagon. Personnel from the embassy | Read More »
Wikipedia bans Capitol Hill from making Wikipedia edits.
To the best of my knowledge, Donald Rumsfeld is NOT an alien lizard.
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Halbig’s Critics Hoist By Their Own Petards
This has not been a good week for defenders of Obamacare and their scorn for the legal arguments challenging whether the statute provides subdsidies for buyers of health insurance policies on the federal Helthcare.gov exchange. On Monday, a divided panel of the DC Circuit ruled in Halbig v Burwell that the statute only provides subsidies for purchases on the state exchanges (the Fourth Circuit reached | Read More »
Speak-o softly, and carry a big subsidy stick
While we’re all having a good time with the concentrated stupidity of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber (who allegedly holds some sort of advanced degree from a major institution) claiming he repeatedly made “verbal typos” when clearly stating that only state-run exchanges would be eligible for ObamaCare subsidies, let’s keep an eye on the big picture. Gruber’s “speak-o” is another way of saying that ObamaCare is | Read More »
CNN: The Question of Whether Hamas is Using Human Shields is “Complicated.”
Via CNN.com today comes this truly astounding article that purports to leave the question of whether Hamas is using human shields in Gaza up in the air. The opening four paragraphs here set the stage for the accusation that Israel is using the “human shield” argument as a PR ploy of questionable factual validity: Tuesday’s discovery of rockets hidden in a vacant U.N. facility is | Read More »