Pro-Net Neutrality Big Tech – Is with Conservatives as Anti-Neutrality as You Can Get

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A Little Constitutional Consistency –
Isn’t Too Much to Ask (Is It?)

Network Neutrality is absolutely awful policy.  It is a huge government imposition on the entirety of the Internet.  It has zero business being even considered – by any nation laying even the remotest claim to being a free market economy.

Net Neutrality is a ginormous Fourth Amendment violation.  Private Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have spent more than $1 trillion building their Web networks.  Net Neutrality mandates nigh limitless government access to – and control of – those networks.  Net Neutrality is no Probable Cause, no Warrants – just one humongous, all-encompassing, infinite Unreasonable Search and Seizure.

Net Neutrality is a ginormous First Amendment violation.  Private ISPs can assemble – or not assemble – their private networks…any way they wish.  Completely free from government interference or imposition.  And in those privately assembled spaces – speak any way they wish.  Completely free from government interference or imposition.  Net Neutrality dumps all over all of this.

You don’t hear too many anti-Net Neutrality, free market, defenders-of-Reality people – make these particular Constitutional cases.  I believe this has been a giant mistake.  Constitutional rights should always be expressly defended – whenever they are under attack. (more…)

‘America First’ Must Mean – Never Allowing Other Nations to Take Advantage of Us

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Yes, Please

Donald Trump became President for a couple of fundamental reasons.

Immigration was certainly a key component.  Building a border wall and enforcing our laws – resonated.

Putting an end to the US getting robbed over and over again by nations the world over – in awful trade deals, in Intellectual Property (IP) theft,… – resonated.

Engaging in massive regulations reduction and tax reform – all to make our companies more globally competitive – resonated.

The theme underlying all these victorious campaign tenets – was and is “America First.”

We no longer wish to be the world’s open house and welfare state.

We are no longer wish to cut awful, anti-US deals that suck trillions of dollars and millions of jobs out of our country.

We are no longer wish to sit idly by when outright thieves like China rob our IP creators blind – to the tune of trillions of dollars more. (more…)

DC Again Misidentifies a Problem – For Crony, Self-Serving Reasons

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Indeed It Does

In the great Aaron Sorkin based-upon-real-life movie “Charlie Wilson’s War” there is a brief yet very apt exchange between Texas Representative Charlie Wilson and CIA agent Gust Avrakotos:

Wilson: “No, I don’t understand…because I’m stupid.”

Avrakotos: “No, you’re not stupid – you’re just in Congress.”

In the area of pharmaceuticals and their national and international markets – Georgia Republican Congressman Buddy Carter perfectly fits the Sorkin-Avrakotos description.

With, unfortunately, a very heavy dose of self-serving cronyism thrown in.

Congressman Carter was himself a pharmacist when he was engaged in productive work.  He and his wife still own three pharmacies.

Big Pharma – and Big Pharmacies – are big fans of Congressman Carter.  And in DC, big fans – means big donors. (more…)

Amazon: Government – And Its Crony, Monopoly Straight-Jacket

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No Man Is an Island –
or Should Be a Government Monopoly

Every intellectually honest person acknowledges government its own self – is a monopoly.

Only the government Post Office can legally deliver First Class mail – because government has made it illegal for anyone else to do so.

As a flood victim of Hurricane Irma – I can assure you government monopoly flood insurance is…mind-meltingly awful.

And just wait to see how un-great government-medicine Medicare-for-All will be.  See: Everywhere on the planet with government-only medicine.

Any competition to government – exists only with the permission and controls of government.  Which is hardly a level playing field.

Imagine a baseball umpire – also pitching for the other team. (more…)

Apple Gets to $1 Trillion – Trafficking in Goods They’ve Stolen

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Without Qualcomm’s Guts –
Apple Would Get No Glory

The world last week was rightly agog when Tech uber-giant Apple became the first company on the planet ever to top a $1 trillion market cap.

And many people think that’s only the beginning.

VC Gene Munster: Apple Is in a ‘Paradigm Shift’ That Will Make It Worth Even More than $1 Trillion

How did Apple get here?  Sure, they sell several products and services.  But let us not kid ourselves.

The reason Apple is Apple – is the iPhone.

Apple uber-fan – and creator of modern syndicated radio – Rush Limbaugh acknowledged this on his show on Monday: (more…)

The NY Times Is Media’s Apex – And Their Anti-White People Tech Hire Is Wholly Emblematic

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Anti-White People? No Problem

We have spent the last near-decade pointing out the Tech World media – is just as obnoxious and Leftist as the broader media.  A microcosm of the massive Jurassic Press – all of which has been screwing conservatives and free marketers for decades.

In fact, we have noted that over the last near-decade – a three-way merger has occurred.  Between the media, the Tech World media – and Tech World itself.

The Likes Of Google And Facebook Are Now Driving The ‘News’ Media Cart:

“Our recurring joke – that is itself a ceaselessly recurring joke – is when we mention the ‘Media-Left,’ we always follow it with ‘please pardon the redundancy.’  The Media-Left merger is now seamless.  I could hand you a New York Times article and a Daily Kos article – and you would be hard pressed to determine which is which (aside from the latter’s propensity for profanity)….

“Because the Internet has transmogrified the landscape for all things news – and ‘news.’  The benchmark of Media success is with ever-decreasing frequency subscriptions sold – and with ever-increasing frequency clicks generated. (more…)

Umm…There Is Some Really Good Patent Legislation in Congress

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This Phone is Inexorably Leaning WAY Left

Will wonders never cease.

We who follow the goings-on in Washington, D.C. – are used to not a lot of good going on.

We have time and again seen lots and lots of awful legislation – pass and become law.

We have seen lots of last-second omnibus-ing.  Massive, unread spending bills passed at the very last moment – rather than Congress engaging in the normal, transparent budget process. (more…)

The Tech World Is Still Screwing Conservatives – And It’s Beginning to Hurt Their Business

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This Phone is Inexorably Leaning WAY Left

That the Tech World and its many mega-companies loathe anything and anyone to the Right of Karl Marx – is not breaking news.

That the Tech World and its many mega-companies are incessantly blocking, censoring and otherwise stuffing down digital holes anything and anyone to the Right of Karl Marx – is not breaking news.

Study: Conservatives Losing in Social Media Bias Battle

What’s news is: The Tech World mega-companies’ ability to do all of this – in such new, creative and innovative ways.

What’s news is: The Tech World mega-companies’ getting increasingly called out on the carpet – yet continuing unabated to abuse their nigh-limitless power.

What’s news is: It seems, finally, the Valley’s nigh-limitless power – and thus its ability to abuse the daylight out of anyone they wish, which they seem to revel in doing – is rubbing more and more people the wrong way. (more…)

The New EU Trade Deal: No One Likes Tariffs – Which Is Why Trump Imposes Them

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The Best Relationships – Are Balanced Relationships

When I attended primary school, a popular insult amongst the students (please pardon the crassness, we were kids) was “Sucks to be you.”

As we’ve previously noted – life is high school on steroids.  Which President Donald Trump seems to grasp better than most.  He applied this knowledge to accomplish oh-so-very-much in the private sector – and is doing so again as President.

It is how Trump is approaching the half-century-old global trade nightmare mess he inherited.

The United States on trade – has been the fool of the world.  We have been a virtually open channel to any goods and services from any and everywhere (including really awful places like China).  While we have let any and everyone everywhere – impose all sorts of tariffs and import-limits on our stuff.

Meanwhile, we hardly subsidize anything – while they subsidize the daylight of just about everything. (more…)

NASA: Sometimes a Little Government – Saves Us All a Whole Lot of Government

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Spending a Little to Save a Lot…Isn’t Rocket Science

I’m incessantly harangued by pin heads – about everything.

But for the purposes at hand – we will focus on the pin heads who are dying to catch me in hypocrisies when it comes to my desire for less government.

Let us begin with the fact that my organization is called “Less Government” – not “ No Government.”

I remember being accused on television by host Thom Hartmann that I wanted America to be Somalia – i.e. a lawless rambling wreck.  To which I responded “I want to be somewhere between $4-trillion-per-year (our current federal budget) – and Somalia.  Closer to Somalia – but somewhere in betwixt.”

I am a Constitutionalist.  And the Constitution calls for federal spending on some things.  Pin heads routinely chastise me for wanting to spend money – on which the Constitution mandates we spend money.  Because they are pin heads. (more…)