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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.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Update on the NBA Racism Fiasco

From just about all outlets, both in the mainstream and alternative media, the commissioner of the +NBA+Adam Silver, announced that the league was banning the owner of the +Los Angeles Clippers+Donald Sterling, for life and ordered him to disassociate himself from any franchise elements. This is a move I heavily applaud, as racism has no place in the +NBA, nor should it be tolerated when it comes up. And it's not just in the +NBA where it shouldn't be tolerated, racism should never receive any toleration in any sphere of American daily life. It's a burden from our past that we need to embrace and by taking on this burden, we should try to open our eyes to the experiences of people on the receiving end of it. The sooner we have this discussion, the better. We need to do so to learn from our past so that we don't repeat it again.

Monday, April 28, 2014

New Bout Of Racism

In all ways to slam the Republicans for racist commentary, or the Right-Wing in general, that won’t happen in this post. I have a slightly different person to go after, Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, over comments he made to his girlfriend about posting pictures with African American or Latin American men. What’s the critical and racist commentary for? For instilling racialist demagoguing? This is not the 1960s! Why anyone thinks it's alright to degrade people because of their race or ethnicity is beyond my level of understanding.

While I hope the +Golden State Warriors do well in the playoffs and make it to the finals, I also feel for the +Los Angeles Clippers, as well. Like just about every other team in the +National Basketball Association, the heaviest proportion of the Clippers' players are African American, and so the comments by Sterling make their play-off time that much more difficult as it provides them with an unneeded distraction.Besides being a distraction, it's really goes beyond offensive. They're insensitive and this is the worst representation of the NBA. I hope the NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and the commission board of the NBA will get to the bottom of what happened as soon as possible. There needs to be a message sent throughout the league that this type of language is not permissible.

Why We Need To Vote This November

This picture says it all, and the reason behind the words is clearer than ever in my eyes. The Koch Brothers, along with other ultra-wealthy ultra-conservatives, attempting to tell us to keep out of our own nation, unless we re-instill White Supremacy with racial segregation and go after the Black community for even forcing the whole Civil (aka: Special) Rights issue, which is completely bogus. It’s not going to happen, as most Americans of all racial origins do not want the return of Jim Crow. It doesn’t serve our needs.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

White Supremacism Taking On Nazi-esque Themes And New Lows From The Far-Right

Somehow, whenever anything happens that seems to have to do with penalizing someone who's White for breaking the law, the racialist-right goes absolutely nuts. Take for example the Cliven Bundy case: on the nose, it's an open and shut case of where the typical rancher has to pay a fine for not paying fees to graze cattle on federal land. Another factor to bear in mind is that approximately 80% of all land in Nevada is federally owned (nearly 20% more than the next state in line Utah), and when ranchers graze cattle in the area, they have to pay an annual fee to get a permit in order to let their cattle graze there, and Bundy had not been paying the fees annually nor the fines from the racked up fees, and so he was forcibly evicted from the area.

However, what has me concerned is that there's been some figures who've backed Bundy, have also declared their intention to bring women and children as human shields. This reminds me exactly of the type of extremism that we purportedly tried to fight off in the Middle East, with only some temporary success. Still, it makes me sick to hear of Americans, specifically those from the right-wing, championing this. This is not principled conservatism, this is just outright insanity. To think that this is mainstream is even more sickening to me.

It should be time for the American public to rise up and call out the right for continually calling for violence. It's not the American way, and to say that Democracy is Socialism, and that "Americanism" is dictatorship, bullshit! This is way we need to shut down the funding to +The Tea Party, and end their reign of violent "credibility".

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Software Testing

Hey all, +jgsf1987, here. I'm going to put politics aside for a moment to talk on my newest adventure as of yet, software testing. It's pretty simple, but a little tedious at times, as you need to watch what you're doing as precisely as possible. Basically, all I'm doing is looking for bugs, and making a note of such bugs. Like I said, simple yet tedious.

Anyhow this is my newest gig thus far.

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