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Big Tech’s Big Data Means Big Money – and Big Problems for Our Economy

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Beware…Everyone Else

Still at top of mind for many is last week’s Facebook Edition of Congressional Oversight Theatre.

Where our elected officials pretend to do something about something – by holding hearings.

During which they look and sound very outraged at the latest outrage. They create soundbites and press releases they can send back home – to prove to their districts that they are doing something about something.

South Carolina Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy is someone who has built quite the reputation with his DC theatrical performances. The former prosecutor asks at hearing he sometimes chairs pointed, insightful questions – and often gets Leftist Swamp Creatures to hang themselves with their answers. More

Banning Internet ‘Fast Lanes’: The Left’s Latest Crony Assault on the Free Market and Reality

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Big Tech and Big Government
Greasing Each Other’s Skids

There are very many stupid aspects of the stupid government power grab that is Network Neutrality. A brief reintroduction….

Net Neutrality is the Trojan Horse that gets the government very thoroughly into the business of regulating the Internet. The Internet being the place for nigh all things free speech and free market going forward.

Net Neutrality – is your one-stop-shop for all things government censorship and control of the Web.

Under the phony guise of “neutrality,” “equality” and “fairness” – the government would be able to do to the Internet exactly what, say, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) did to President Barack Obama’s political opponents.

Only in a much more all-encompassing fashion – because the Internet is increasingly everything.

You see what Big Tech Facebook, Twitter and Google do to political people they don’t like? Instantaneous silencing and banishment.

Net Neutrality allows the government – to do exactly what these Big Tech companies do. More

Big Tech – Especially Google – Must Be Thrilled Facebook is Getting All the Attention

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The Big Tech Business Model

Facebook is getting about two minutes’ worth – of what it’s like to be Donald Trump every second of every day for the last almost two years.

When the myopic World of Left-Media fixates its Sauron gaze – and collectivist anger – upon you.

But Facebook is a Big Tech company – in decade-plus-long excellent Leftist standing. What could they possibly have done to elicit this all-encompassing wrath?

Everyone’s Suddenly Upset with Facebook’s Data Abuses – Because A Non-Leftist Did It

Which is, of course, a dose of hypocrisy so massive – as to send planets careening out of their respective orbits.

Facebook has been in decade-plus-long excellent Leftist standing – in no small part because they have repeatedly, generously and copiously allowed Democrats nigh unlimited access to their data. And helped Donkeys in oh-so-many other ways. More

Everyone’s Suddenly Upset with Big Tech’s Data Abuses – Because a Non-Leftist Did It

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You Can Trust Big Tech Too

The Internet is a twenty-year-and-counting free speech-free market Xanadu.

The free market part has been amazing. United States Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have invested more than $1 trillion building the connective tissue – the infrastructure that inter-Webs us all.

And the result has been us going from “What’s the Internet?” – to the Internet being 1/6th of our $18-trillion-per-annum economy. And our Net speed going from 14.4K dial-up sloth – to 1GB+ of blitzkrieg bop. And ever-climbing speeds – by the hour, it seems. And just wait until they deliver unto us 5G.

The Web’s free market explosion – has fostered the accompanying, unprecedented free speech explosion. Nothing prior made it so easy to speak one’s mind – and thereafter amplify said speech.

Unfortunately, as nigh always happens when a new free market sector rises up – there is a tendency for it all to be controlled by a tiny cabal. Where a few players with foresight stake out massive claims to their respective swaths – and quash and squash all subsequent competitors. More

Silicon Valley’s Anti-Conservatism Is Getting Really Ridiculous

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Conservatives Being Correct is a Blockable Offense

It is the world’s worst kept secret that most massive companies of the Silicon Valley – and the broader Tech World – loathe conservatives and conservatism.

Google (Market Cap: $799 billion), Amazon (Market Cap: $770 billion) Facebook (Market Cap: $535 billion) and Twitter (Market Cap: $27 billion) are but four monstrous entities of the many monstrous Tech entities that are openly hostile to anyone to the right of Josef Stalin and/or Mao Zedong.

Sure these monstrously rich companies can spend tons of political money against conservatives. And they do.

New Data Shows Just How Liberal Silicon Valley Donors Are

But a huger and even more pernicious problem for conservatives and conservatism is – these companies dominate the Internet. Which is nothing less than the 21st Century’s chief communications platform. More

Trump’s Deregulating and It’s Working – Why Would Congress Reimpose Any of It?

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We ALL Would Be

President Donald Trump’s Administration – is a tax-and-regulations-cutting machine. Less government nigh everywhere – as far as the eye can see.

And the direct results – have been outstanding.

To wit: This (in this instance with the glorious assistance of the Republicans – and only the Republicans – in Congress):

President Trump Signs Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into Law

Begets this:

List: Companies Giving Bonuses, Wage Hikes Due to Trump Tax Cuts More

President Trump: The Federal Government Should Spend Zero Dollars on Infrastructure

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May We Please FINALLY Figure This Out?

I supported and generally support President Donald Trump – predicated largely on what he campaigned and on his doing that on which he campaigned.

And I am mostly pleased that the latter has hued to the former so historically closely.

Contrary to prevailing sentiment – we Trump supporters do not like every single thing Trump proposed or proposes. Nor do we refrain from vocalizing said disdain when it arises.

To wit: I think each and every gun law – is stupid (not to mention unconstitutional). Blaming the actions of people on inanimate objects – is stupid. Passing laws in an attempt to preemptively affect the behavior of lawbreakers – is stupid.

Trump has discussed several particularly stupid gun proposals – which is actually in violation of Campaign Trump’s campaigning – and I have had zero problem publicly writing and saying that they are stupid. More

The Left’s Fake Grassroots: The Best Big Money Can Buy

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How Organic

The Left is excellent at faking things. They long ago had to become so – because Reality so implicitly contradicts everything for which they stand.

The atrocity shooting at Florida’s Parkland High School – has become a crass political opportunity for the cold, callous Left. Because they never allow a crisis to go to waste.

The Left ignores the fact that the Left themselves have banned guns from schools – and ever since the overwhelming majority of mass shootings occur in schools.

The Left ignores the fact that prior to their stupid Gun Free Zones – guns were almost ubiquitous at very many schools, and there were almost no school shootings.

The Left ignores the fact that four cops showed up at the school during the shooting – and then failed to enter the school and deal with the shooter.

The Left ignores the fact that everyone and their mother warned government at all levels that this insane person was an insane person – and government at all levels did nothing. More

Immigration, Internet,…: The Left’s Warped, Ridiculously Fake Federalism

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The Left’s Bizarro ‘Federalism’

Our nation’s Founding Fathers – were geniuses. They overcame the unbelievable handicaps of being white, male and by nigh all accounts all heterosexual – to create the greatest form of government in the history of personkind.

Amongst their very many brilliances – was federalism. The concept of a very limited federal government with expressed powers – leaving the unexpressed and all the rest to the states and the people. The Ninth and Tenth Amendments to our Constitution help lock down this federalism.

The Founders knew they weren’t perfect (though they came exquisitely close). Their federalism allows states to experiment with new ideas of how to govern. And if the citizens of one state don’t like what that state is doing – they can move to another. Yet another Founder deference to the governed.

This state-by-state-experimentation is what Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis later called “laboratories of democracy.” (We’ll ignore Brandeis’ one error – we’re a republic, not a democracy – and give him copious credit for grasping the federalism concept.)

The Left, of course, loathes federalism. Nationally syndicated radio host Chris Plante rightly observes that the Left wants to mandate that which they do not want to ban – and ban that which they do not want to mandate. More

Silicon Valley: If Something on the Internet Is Free – You’re the Product

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Always and Everywhere

The Internet is a wonderment. Perhaps the greatest feat of human achievement…ever.

Of course things like penicillin and the polio vaccine are wonderments – and amazing betterments of man. But they were rifle shots. The Internet is an omni-directional automatic shotgun. With benefits redounding up and down – in 360 degrees.

To name but one medical benefit: Soon doctors will be able to perform examinations, surgeries and other procedures…remotely. Doctors Without Borders…on steroids. Dedicated broadband connections will allow cameras and robot hands to be controlled by doctors…from anywhere. Delivering lifesaving care…anywhere and everywhere.

America’s Internet Service Providers (ISPs) – are the world’s leaders. They have connected the vast land mass that is America (it is much easier to connect tinier places). And rapidly delivered us from ridiculously slow 14K dial-up – to 1GB of lightening speed…and beyond.

And we are on the verge of the Fifth Generation (5G) wireless network – which really should be called Second Level. This transformation will infinitely expand our Internet – and our concept of the Internet. And deliver us countless things we can not yet even conceive. More