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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Millenial Misrepresentation

An article on Buzzfeed got me thinking, there’s too many “experts” misrepresenting my generation, the Millenials. Oh like we have no incentive to pick ourselves up by our bootstraps or follow tradition to the point of allowing hate to be used as political credit? Honestly, that’s not how we’re willing to go. Let me be clear, too many of us don’t have the means to go the traditional root, as we’re bogged down by the heaviest load of college debt in American/US History. So what exactly do you expect us to do? Wish it away or get a “job” that we earn barely enough to get food? Yeah, great thinking. This is the thing, how can we be the ones pulling down the economy if we can’t afford to buy food, much less pay the bills?

The last thing anyone from the Millenial generation wants to be referred to is lazy, egocentric, etc, as we have a strong sense of community with a degree of individual autonomy. Next of all, most of us have the same mentality of our grandparents’ generation, the G.I.’s.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Keeping Net Neutrality

It's important for me to put this out for everyone to see. I'll be brief, as there's enough people yammering on why we need to keep net neutrality (for those who want more information can do so on +Google or Bing in less than a second), and I've made a number of postings of this subject on my Facebook page in addition to my Twitter feed. That being said here's my take.

My thinking for preserving net neutrality is to give everyone the most open source of information and ability to exchange ideas. Letting big companies, such as +Verizon Communications and +AT&T, holding control over this useful utility without some kind of oversight from the Federal Communications Commission, would be able to stifle whatever data traffic comes in from their competitors on the web, and may be able to intimidate social media sites to delete commentary that gives them bad publicity from customer complaints. Both are free speech issues, and censorship is the biggest concern on my end.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Newsworthy Cringe

I find this particularly cringeworthy, what makes people think that they have the right to be nasty to one another? I’m just confused as heck. I’m not talking about the matter of Don Sterling, I have 3 posts on that, which will explain my absolute disgust with his comments. I’m talking now about another page on Facebook called Barack Obama Must Die. This is the exact kind of nonsense we don’t need.

But that’s not what’s most troubling, as that whole deal with a page calling for President Barack Obama’s assassination isn’t new or terribly surprising. The more troubling aspect is that now we’re seeing more of an obvious racial overtone to much of these new conflations from the right. Comparing Al Sharpton’s efforts and commentary as head of National Action Network to the words spoken by Sterling to his “girlfriend” is not even a true argument.

Another subject that I need to bring up is the whole deal over Voter ID laws. I remember making a post either a year or so ago, mentioning some of the adverce effects on turout. Well turns out the Republicans have gone full steam ahead, in states like Florida and Wisconsin. But there's some good news from it, a Federal judge literally threw the law out, saying that it was unconstitutional from the fact that unquestioningly violated the 15th and 26th Amendments, as well as the 14th Amendment, and was little more than a naked attempt at voter suppression as a means of keeping Scott Walker in office. My thinking is that Walker will be rejected by the voters in November.

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