Gary Johnson Opposed to Net Neutrality

He’s doing well among millennials, but they won’t love his stance here.

Source: Here’s one big policy where Gary Johnson and millennials have opposite views

Gary Johnson Opposed to Net Neutrality

This is another position, taken by Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson; that blows my mind.  What blows my mind, even more, is the fact that many of his supporters are former supporters of Bernie Sanders, even though they are opposites, at least politically.  I’m pretty sure that Bernie Sanders is not pleased with his former supporters.

The support of Gary Johnson shown by millennials is also another area that has me baffled, not to mention dismayed.  Either these people are so anti-Hillary, or they are not paying attention to the situation that they are willing to take a massive, and potentially costly gamble. Gary Johnson has taken a position in opposition to net neutrality, a controversial issue that has confronted our society for the last several years.

Net neutrality, also known as Internet neutrality, is a position where Internet providers (ISPs) are not allowed to enhance connections to certain websites, interfere with the bandwidth of each site, decreasing access to certain websites, or entirely blocking access to certain websites.  The concept of net neutrality is a way of guaranteeing everyone free access to the Internet, regardless of political position or corporate affiliation.  Net neutrality will make sure open access to the Internet for everyone regardless of who they are.

I don’t understand why supporters of Gary Johnson, especially millennials, and former Bernie Sanders fans cannot grasp that the candidate they now support is against something that most of them are for, net neutrality.  Bernie Sanders was a great advocate for net neutrality, as he said on many occasions. It distresses me that, as a Bernie Sanders supporter myself, that so many others are so stupid or naïve as to trust Gary Sanders.  It also distresses me that so many millennials also support him, even though studies show that they are also largely in support of net neutrality.

Gary Johnson has always supported a ludicrous and shortsighted position calling for increased usage of coal-fired power plants; something that studies have also shown millennials are opposed to because they are opposed to greenhouse gasses and global warming, I cannot understand where they are coming from, by supporting a candidate like Gary Johnson.

Gary Johnson has also said that the government should not do anything about global warming. He is also against net neutrality.  This makes him a candidate for president that I would never vote. Why so many millennials and former supporters of Bernie Sanders are supporting Gary Johnson tells me that they either aren’t paying attention or are so disaffected and disenchanted with the system that they are willing to risk it all by voting for Gary Johnson for President of United States.  I certainly hope that they don’t get the chance to see their mistake after it’s too late.

 

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The Obama Administration and the Bakken Oil Field

The environmental policy of the Obama administration has always been a mystery to me.

The Obama Administration And the Bakken Oil Field

Bakken oil fieldThe environmental policy of the Obama administration has always been a mystery to me.  On the one hand, the president says that we must end our dependency on fossil fuels, particularly oil and natural gas, yet when it comes to controversial issues like the Bakken oil field, President Obama takes no position on this controversial subject.  This issue begs the question for President Obama, “do you mean what you say or are you just trying to be politically expedient.”

By remaining silent on the issue of exploiting the oil contained in the Bakken oil field, it makes one wonder if President Obama is genuine in his environmental policy.  Why he doesn’t recognize the dangers of oil companies being allowed to have their way on Bakken oil field production is beyond me.  More than that, why doesn’t President Obama get more involved on the issue of this oil field, in North Dakota?

natural-vs-human-enhanced-greenhouse-effectThe Obama administration has always taken a firm position against any further production of greenhouse gasses that causes global warming, yet he says nothing about a major source of greenhouse gasses, fracking.  Fracking is a dangerous practice that is being used extensively in Bakken oil production, primarily because the oil companies are taking the oil from an area known as the Bakken formation, a vast area of shale known as Bakken Shale.  This area is particularly environmentally sensitive because of a large aquifer, or water table, exists under the Bakken oil field.  This aquifer supplies the drinking water for the people living in this area.  The fracking process being used to extract the oil endangers this water supply.r

If the Obama administration is serious about its environmental position, why does is allow the extensive fracking in North Dakota to continue?  The major question for me is, “is the president sincere about his wish to slow down the production of greenhouse gasses, or is he just paying this crucial issue more lip service?”

 

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Splitting the Republican Party: A Sensible Idea

Dividing the Republican Party in half makes a lot of sense, especially when you consider the fact that presidential hopeful Donald Trump is already crying foul, and claiming that if he loses, it is because the election is rigged.

Steve Schmidt, a highly regarded Republican political operative has raised the interesting question of whether the Republican Party will split in half. One half of the remaining Republican Party would be a hard core, far right party, and the other half would be a center right party. Donald Trump could very well attempt to continue […]

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Splitting the Republican Party: A Sensible Idea

The Republican PartyDividing the Republican Party in half makes a lot of sense, especially when you consider the fact that presidential hopeful Donald Trump is already crying foul, and claiming that if he loses, it is because the election is rigged. Expecting him to lose gracefully and bow out with some class, something that he doesn’t have is asking a lot.

From a political standpoint, it makes a lot of sense to divide the Republican Party into a half. Half the “crazies” going one way, and the moderate and sensible Republicans (considering there are any) going the other way. Dividing the Republican Party into two parts makes a lot of sense from a political standpoint. It would be the politically expedient thing to do if they have any hope of surviving the upcoming debacle.

If the Republican Party doesn’t wake up and smell the coffee, it may be too late to save itself. Either that, or publicly admit that they made a huge mistake supporting Trump, and divorced themselves from him and his “followers.”  If the Republican Party put some distance between themselves and Trump, they would look better in the public eye, especially considering that some of the top racist groups in this country are among his supporters.

The Republican Party cannot think that it can lie down with a pig, and come out smelling like roses. They should be smart enough to realize that fact. They would also look better in the public eye admit that they made a mistake, apologize for it, and attempt to move on.

As it stands, they are in a lot of danger of losing control of both the House and Senate; something that I am closely hoping for, primarily because they have grossly abused power all the way through the eight years of President Obama. If they keep control of both houses of Congress, I can easily see them obstructing Hillary Clinton the same way they did Barack Obama.

 

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John Kasich’s dire warning for the Republican Party: EVOLVE OR DIE

2 days ago Kasich discusses TPP and the Wells Fargo scandal, and gives a warning to the Republican Party.

 

 

Cards Against Humanity creators troll scared, little Donald Trump with a billboard in Detroit

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Russian Sabotage In The American Election

Russia was very likely responsible for the hack that has upended the DNC.

Source: Here’s What We Know About Russia and the DNC Hack | WIRED

Russian Sabotage In The American Election.

The evidence seems to be growing that there has been Russian sabotage in the American election.  Even though the outcry from American politicians, especially those in the DNC (Democratic National Committee), we shouldn’t be surprised that another country would try doing what we have been guilty.  In a weird way, it’s like “political Karma” has come around to haunt us.

What I’m referring to is the American government’s successful attempt to sabotage Australian election of 1975, when the CIA was successful in unseating the prime minister, Gough Whitlam.  The US government felt that Prime Minister Whitlam was a threat to American interests, primarily because he was opposed to the war in Vietnam.  American sabotage of the 1975 election began several years earlier, during the Nixon administration.

In the current case of Russian sabotage in the American election, they have hacked the servers the Democratic National Committee and leaked sensitive emails to the press.  These emails are embarrassing to the DNC, especially candidate Hillary Clinton, as she battles Donald Trump for the presidency. The Russian sabotage is half-day because

The Russian sabotage is being committed, probably with the blessing of Vladimir Putin, because they want Donald Trump to win the election because Trump is more likely to turn a blind eye to Russian aggression.  Trump has said that he will not interfere if the Russians were to attack our European allies, something that is extremely distressing.

Even though the Russian sabotage of our critical election is something that we should not condone, we should not forget that we have also been guilty of the same thing in our sabotage of the Australian election of 1975.  The only difference between the Russians and us is that we were successful in our underhanded efforts and the attempted Russian sabotage has failed to achieve its goal.  Both the Russians and the Americans deserve condemnation for their attempts to stand in the way of real democracy.

 

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The Dakota Access Pipeline Protest: A Brief History

The Dakota Access Pipeline Protest: A Brief History

I hope that this video about the Dakota Access Pipeline protest is as informative to you as it was me. Finally, the “mainstream media” is giving some coverage to this crucial issue. It’s appalling to see the way that the US Government is mistreating the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.  I guess some things never change.

The Dakota Access Pipeline will cause tremendous and irreparable damage to the water supply of the Native Americans who occupy this region, located in North Dakota. In addition to destroying their water supply, the intended route of this pipeline will take it through the burial grounds and many other sacred sites, belonging to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

It is appalling to see heavily armed police officers, looking more like a paramilitary force, is trampling on the civil rights of these unarmed, and peaceful protesters who are doing nothing more than trying to protect a fundamental necessity in the lives like water. The US government should be ashamed of itself, but as we all know, the US government never apologizes for anything it ever does, no matter how egregious.

What is happening to these Native American people is an atrocity that equals the Wounded Knee protests of the 70s. Hopefully, these peaceful protesters are not harmed.

 

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Dakota Access Pipeline: A Blatant Abuse Of Force

The Dakota Access Pipeline is the most blatant abuse of force since the demonstrations in Ferguson Missouri.

Dakota Access Pipeline: A Blatant Abuse Of Force

Dakota Access PipelineThe Dakota Access Pipeline is the most blatant abuse of force since the demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri.  It is probably the most blatant misuse of force used against Native Americans since the siege of Wounded Knee in the 70s.

This demonstration resembles the protests in Ferguson, Missouri because the police are using leftover armored vehicles from the military.  It is just more evidence that our police forces are becoming paramilitary forces that are intended to be used to quell free speech than they are to protect society from criminals.  Police forces in the United States have become more militarized over the years because the Obama administration has released armored vehicles to police forces across the United States.  This arming of police has been done through the Department of Homeland Security under the guise of protecting us from potential terrorist attack.  What a crock of bullshit!

At the center of this dispute is the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is designed to carry oil across tribal lands, belonging to the Standing Rock tribe.  The tribe is protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline because it will cause the destruction of tribal burial sites and holy places.  It also threatens the water supply of the tribe because it will cause damage to the aquifer that runs under tribal land.

It is a very scary site to see armored vehicles and police officers, heavily armed with M-16 rifles and other military-style weapons, squaring off against unarmed protesters in pickups.  Since the governor of North Dakota, Jack Dalrymple ordered the North Dakota National Guard to participate in suppressing the Great Sioux Nation situations has only gotten worse.  This protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline is a potential timebomb waiting to go off.

 

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