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Report: Vox Is Parting Ways with YouTuber Carlos Maza

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The Vox website is displayed on an iPad held by an Associated Press staffer in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Comcast, which became a TV powerhouse by signing up Generation Xers, is investing in online media outlets like BuzzFeed and Vox that attract millenial viewers. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

According to various reports, YouTube pariah and Vox video creator Carlos Maza will not be working at Vox anymore.

Maza recently obtained infamy after starting an online war with conservative comedian Steven Crowder that caused YouTube to crack down on which content gets monetized. This move effectively put many content creators bank accounts in danger and made Vox and Maza seem like villains.

According to the New York Post, Vox initially supported Maza in his war against Crowder, but as his battle became a crusade, Vox began distancing itself:

Initially, sources said, Vox executives had supported him in his battle with Crowder. But as Maza wanted to escalate the all-out war, their support seemed to wane.

Maza recently posted on Twitter that he went through the “shakiest” few weeks of his life, and posted a joke that he’s going through “trama.”

Whether or not this pertains to his parting of ways with Vox or not is still not known.

It should also be noted that while mainstream news outlets are reporting that Maza is out, there still has been no confirmation as to the validity of the reports.

Rumors have also been spreading based on these reports as to the nature of Maza and Vox parting ways. Various reports on Reddit claim that Maza has been fired from Vox. This would support some of the odd posts Maza has been posting about “trauma” and Vox’s unwillingness to follow Maza into a war with all of conservatism. Maza had also turned his attention toward Fox News host Tucker Carlson as well.

RedState will definitely be keeping its eyes on this story, but if this is the case, and Maza and Vox are parting ways over Maza’s zealousness, then it would show that even the mainstream media isn’t ready to take on the conservative movement, at least at its current level of strength.

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Net Neutrality Proponent Google – Accidentally Admits Net Neutrality Is Unnecessary

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We Less Government types like less government – for a vast and varied panoply of reasons.

For purposes of today’s excursion – let us focus on but one part of but one.

We like less government – because a market free from unnecessary government impositions delivers the most good to the most people.

Businesses are in business – to please customers.  And are in competition with other businesses – to please customers.  The more customers a business pleases – the more customers it gets.

So the economic self-interest of the businesses – not only protects the customers from harm, but ensures the customers the maximum satisfaction from the businesses looking to get their business.

So regulation to stop businesses from engaging in behavior that will harm customers – is almost always completely and utterly unnecessary.

You can impose regulations saying “Soda companies shall not put poison in their beverages.”  And without engaging in a Web search – I am almost positive many governments have.

But soda companies want customers – and they want repeat customers.  So they are exceedingly unlikely to put poison in their beverages.

The regulations – are wholly unnecessary.

And then you have opened the monstrous can of worms – that is a perpetually incompetent and politicized government defining what soda “poison” is.

Our government – and many, many others – has ridiculously deemed carbon dioxide a planet-poisoning “pollutant.”  You know, CO2 – the stuff every plant on the planet inhales.  Which is almost certainly the stupidest government definition – in a human history chock full of them.

So I am quite sure Coke and Pepsi don’t want government going there with them.

We Less Government types have spent the last two decades – almost since the inception of the private sector Internet – fending off Leftist attempts to impose massive-government-regulations Network Neutrality upon the Web.

And very many of the Leftists and their Net Neutrality attempts – were for years and years funded by Google.

Google wants Net Neutrality – because it would deliver them HUGE government cronyism.

But one massive cronyism advantage:

Google is a HUGE hog of Internet bandwidth.  Net Neutrality outlaws them paying for any of it.

Which means you and I will pay a whole lot more for our Internet access – to subsidize the likes of monster hog Google.

Because Google would benefit hugely from Net Neutrality, Google has spent hundreds of millions of dollars lobbying for it – and propping up Leftist “consumer” groups to lobby and screech and shout for Net Neutrality on their behalf.

The lie the Left tells to engender support for Net Neutrality?

The big, bad Internet Service Providers (ISPs) – the companies whom we hire to connect us to the Web – will block us from connecting to the Web.

Get that?  Net Neutrality’s proponents claim the ISP customer service businesses – will refuse to service their customers.

That’s the kernel of anti-Reality – upon which the entirety of the monstrous Net Neutrality lie is built.

Except no ISP has ever blocked anyone (from lawful content) – ever.  Because it is literally antithetical to their business model.

It would be like Coke and Pepsi – refusing to sell Coke and Pepsi.

And you know who knows this?  Net Neutrality-shoving Google:

“Phil Harrison, vice president and general manager of Google, was asked about data caps and the threat they pose to Stadia, the company’s fledgling cloud gaming platform. His response suggested that he believes ISPs will voluntarily lift the data caps for game streamers:

“‘The ISPs have a strong history of staying ahead of consumer trend and if you look at the history of data caps in those small number of markets — and it’s actually a relatively small number of markets that have [data caps] — the trend over time, when music streaming and download became popular, especially in the early days when it was not necessarily legitimate, data caps moved up. Then with the evolution of TV and film streaming, data caps moved up, and we expect that will continue to be the case.”

Emphasis ours.  Because it’s game-set-match for Net Neutrality – and its proponents have lost.  And it is Google admitting it.

“The ISPs have a strong history of staying ahead of consumer trend” – means ISPs have a strong history of looking out for what their customers want…and giving it to them.

Whether it’s on ever-increasing (or no) data caps – or never, ever blocking anyone from going anywhere on the Web.

No Net Neutrality regulations required.

Because the ISPs’ free market desire to get the most customers possible – mandates they do these customer-pleasing things.

No Net Neutrality regulations required.

So, thanks to Google for (inadvertently) finally coming clean.

There are no Net Neutrality regulations required.

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The Natural Art of the Government Shakedown

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“Human nature” – actually applies to way more than just humans.

Gazelles – like to consume vegetables.  It’s their nature.

Cheetahs – like to consume meat.  It’s their nature.

Governments – like to consume constituents.  It’s their nature.

Seventh century B.C. Greece’s philosopher Aesop – understood it way back when.

Timeless wisdom – is timeless for a reason.

Government consumes constituents in as many ways at it can conceive.  But it all comes down to laws-regulations – and taxes.

Laws-regs consume our lives – taxes tax them.

You can’t do ANYTHING – without permission from government.

And you can’t do ANYTHING – without paying government for the privilege.

(If you do NOTHING – government lets you do whatever you want.  And has a wide array of ways to pay you.  But analyzing this insanity – is for another day.)

We the Sane like limited government at all levels.  We the Sane also like the proper distribution of limited government power amongst the levels.

We’re adults – we can handle almost everything ourselves.  No government should be doing very much at all.

The federal government should do the league minimum – only what the states and localities can not handle for everyone.  The states and localities should handle more – but very little more.

Because when a particular government gets out of its lane – serious problems ensue.

To wit: The World Wide Web:

“Get that first word – ‘world.’  We again check with Merriam Webster:

“‘The earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it.’

“Like with immigration, this clearly means the Internet’s rule and regulation – is a federal government prerogative.

“Just like with immigration, there are very many reasons the Constitution insists the Internet is federal – whether the fore-thoughtful Forefathers realized all of them or not.”

When states and localities dictate oppressive Internet laws-regs and taxes – they very quickly create global problems for US:

“We are currently in a race with Communist China to be first to the Fifth Generation (5G) wireless Internet.

“If Communist China were to beat us to 5G wireless – it would be bad for our economy.

“If Communist China were to beat us to 5G wireless – it would be VERY bad for our national security….

“Our nation’s provincial governments are very often…provincial.  In thought and deed. When they mess with (inter-)national issues – their provinciality is often highly damaging to our nation.

“Which of course means provincial officials are more than happy to eviscerate the Constitution’s federalism and damage our national policy – when it means taking more money from us.”

What’s good Internet policy?  Less government – to allow more Internet.  To improve our economy – and our national security.

Want Cheaper, Better Internet?  Limit the Local Government Shakedowns of Internet Providers:

“(Internet Service Providers) ISPs show up in your area – looking to spend millions or billions of dollars to build or improve their service to you.

“But before they can do that – they must first play ‘Mother May I’ with the government(s) in your area.

“You know, the governments that are already taxing the living daylight out of ISPs. That now create ridiculous lists of additional demands of ISPs – for the ISPs’ ‘right’ to spend millions or billions of dollars providing you service.

“It’s like very many governments going shopping – with the ISPs’ credit cards….

“The number of cities and towns making…ridiculous demands is staggering. The wide variety of these ridiculous demands is mind-numbing.

“All of which are geared by government – to find new and additional ways to extract ever more money from the ISPs.”

And as the last two decades-plus have incessantly demonstrated:

Unless the federal government limits the shakedowns in which state and local governments can engage – there are no limits to the shakedowns in which state and local governments will engage.

As but one example – of oh-so-very-many?  Pole attachment fees.  Electricity utilities charge rent – for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to attach their lines to utility poles.

ISPs only attach to a pole once – then their line just hangs there.  So the monthly charge is…bizarre.  But leaving that aside….

Local governments often try to charge said monthly pole attachment fee – for each service an ISP provides.  Even if the ISPs’ various services – Internet, television, phone, etc. – all travel through the same line…with the same single pole attachment.  That’s not corrupt or anything.

And if you don’t limit what utilities tax for pole attachments – the sky’s the limit for utilities’ pole attachment taxes.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – under Section 224 of the 1996 Communications Act – limits the pole attachment taxes…for investor-owned utilities.  But does NOT limit the pole attachment taxes for municipal or co-op utilities.  So guess what happens?

Former FCC Chief Economist Michelle Connolly wrote a report: “The Economic Impact of Section 224 Exemption of Municipal and Cooperative Poles.”  In which she contrasts the tax-limited pole attachment taxes – with the unlimited pole attachment taxes.  Guess what happens?:

“Municipal and co-op pole attachment rates – are more than double or triple the rates charged by investor-owned utilities.”

Get that?  Government decided privately owned utilities have their pole attachment taxes limited.  But government-owned and pseudo-government-owned utilities…do not.

Why won’t sharks eat a flotilla of submerged attorneys?  Professional courtesy.

But every dollar ISPs have to pay in ridiculous pole attachment taxes…is a dollar they can’t spend on getting us better Internet – and to 5G prior to China.

Report author Connolly – does the pole attachment tax math.

Poles are spaced out – at eighteen per mile.

The tax-limited investor-owned pole attachment tax – is $6.84 per pole.  Which is $123.12 per mile per year.

The tax-unlimited municipal pole attachment tax – is $14.86 per pole.  Which is $267.48 per mile per year.  Or 117% more than the tax-limited tax.

The tax-unlimited co-op pole attachment tax – is $15.39 per pole.  Which is $277.02 per mile per year.  Or 125% more than the tax-limited tax.

Because human nature – is human nature.  And government nature – is government nature.  Government – is consuming constituents.

And lest we forget – the US is a very big place:

“The United States has a horizontal width of approximately 2,680 miles and a vertical distance of 1,582 miles.”

The US – is a VERY big place:

“The land area of the entire United States is approximately 3,800,000 square miles.”

Those pole attachment taxes – pile up in a great big hurry.

We’re not saying there shouldn’t be pole attachment taxes.

We’re saying there shouldn’t be ridiculous pole attachment taxes.

Congress should amend Section 224 of the 1996 Communications Act – to limit ALL pole attachment taxes.

Because equal protection before the law.

And because duh.

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America Last: Peter Thiel Is Right About Google and China – As Were We Last October

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Technology entrepreneur and angel investor Peter Thiel – is a Big Tech anomaly.

Thiel was a co-founder of what became mammoth online payment company PayPal.  He struck it really rich when they sold PayPal to eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002.

Thiel took that coin and started Clarium Capital – an investment management and hedge fund company.  Clarium’s was the first outside money invested in Facebook.  Thiel’s $500,000 in 2004 – became $1 billion when he sold his Facebook shares in 2012.  Not a terrible return on investment.

Ok, anyone who gets this rich is an anomaly – in the Silicon Valley…or anywhere else on the planet.  But Thiel – is much more anomalous still:

“A co-founder of The Stanford Review, he is a conservative libertarian who is critical of high government spending, high debt levels, and foreign wars. He has donated to numerous political figures.”

A conservative libertarian in Big Tech Land is…a unicorn.  With wings.  (A Pegacorn?  A Unisus?)

One of the political figures Thiel openly supports is…<GASP> now-President Donald J. Trump.  Thiel endorsed Trump in 2016and spoke at the 2016 Republican convention.  In October 2018 – Thiel donated $250,000 to The Trump Fund.

“America First” seems to possess lasting appeal for Thiel.  And God bless him for it.

Which almost certainly led last week to this:

Peter Thiel Blasts ‘Treasonous’ Google for Choosing China Over US Military

Peter Thiel Calls for CIA, FBI Probe of Google over China Ties:

“Google was accused of sleeping with the enemy again this week when tech billionaire Peter Thiel called on the CIA and FBI to probe the search engine for its ‘seemingly treasonous’ ties with China….

“The speech, first reported by Axios, echoed a tweet by Trump in March accusing Google of ‘helping China and their military, but not the U.S. Terrible!’”

Trump Endorses Peter Thiel’s Demand to Probe Google on China Links

And it ain’t just them.

Ex-White House Advisor Richard Clarke: Thiel Right on Google and China

It all reminds of something we wrote last October – in which we point out the US should look at MANY more Big Tech companies than just Google.

Leftist Big Tech: Communist China? ‘Heck Yes.’ The US Military? ‘Heck No.’:

“(W)ho’s bending over backwards to help Communist China challenge American dominance of science – and everything else?  And help Communist China censor everyone and everything?

“Why…it’s America’s Leftist Big Tech….

“Big Tech’s Borg employees are more than happy to work for companies that censor speech.  Here – and all over the world.  All at the behest of the Communism-Leftism in which they so vociferously believe.

“But Big Tech’s Borg employees won’t work for companies – that work for the US Defense Department.”

Seriously, please (re-)read our piece in its entirety.  The number of evidentiary links provided therein – is extraordinarily damning of nigh all of Big Tech.

These Big Tech companies are hardcore Left.  And are willing to do whatever fellow hardcore Leftists wish – up to and including incessantly genuflecting to Communist China.

How U.S. Tech Giants Are Helping to Build China’s Surveillance State

Silicon Valley Adopts Chinese Censorship Tactics

Where Is China’s Silicon Valley?

The exact same place ours is.

Big Tech is filled-to-the-brim with Fellow Travelers – in the worst definition of the phrase:

“The term fellow traveller (also fellow traveler) identifies a person who is intellectually sympathetic to the ideology of a political organization, and who co-operates in the organization’s politics, without being a formal member of that organization.

“In the early history of the Soviet Union, the Bolshevik revolutionary Trotsky coined the term poputchik (‘one who travels the same path’) to identify the vacillating intellectual supporters of the Bolshevik régime.”

We have spent the last decade-plus describing and identifying Big Tech’s domestic policy efforts – as Socialistic in nature.

Why Don’t We Want More Government in the Internet? IDK…China, Maybe?

In no small part – because the domestic people helping Big Tech push their domestic policies describe these policies…as Socialistic in nature.

To wit: Network Neutrality.  Which Big Tech companies Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, et al would LOVE to impose here.

Which we have long called “Socialism for the Internet” – because it guarantees everyone equal amounts of nothing.

Why have we called Net Neutrality this?  Because Socialism for the Internet – is exactly what Net Neutrality delivers.  Per its proponents.

Meet Big Tech’s policy-pushing Fellow Traveler – avowed Marxist college professor Robert McChesney.  Who co-founded the Left’s lead Socialist US tech group – Free Press.

McChesney loves writing for domestic Socialist publications like Monthly Review and The Bullet – The Socialist Project.  In which he has written about Net Neutrality – really pleasant things like this:

“At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies. We are not at that point yet. But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.”

Hmmm.  That sounds…very Communist China.

McChesney sees Net Neutrality – as the Tech portion of the Communist takeover of all things US media:

“Any serious effort to reform the media system would have to necessarily be part of a revolutionary program to overthrow the capitalist system itself.”

“There is no real answer but to remove brick by brick the capitalist system itself, rebuilding the entire society on socialist principles.”

Hmmm.  That too sounds…very Communist China.

Worse, even.

Communist China has at least taken a couple of crooked steps toward capitalism.

McChesney and his Big Tech Fellow Travelers want to take the US Internet – all the way Left.

No, thank you.

President Trump and Peter Thiel – are even more right than they know.

We should investigate MANY Big Tech companies for selling out to Communist China.

WAY more than just Google.

We Shouldn’t Be Doing Business With Communist China

We really shouldn’t.

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Our Obsession Over Celebrity Is Hitting Our Children Hard, and China Will Take Advantage Of It

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Over the weekend I saw an article detailing the results of a Harris Poll that was commissioned by LEGO that focused on what children aspired to be in various countries. What I saw was a bit unnerving.

According to the poll, 56 percent of Chinese children said they wanted to be astronauts when they grow up. Meanwhile, only 11 percent of U.S. children wanted anything to do with that.

No, for children in the United States, the number one career choice was to grow up and be a YouTuber or vlogger of some sort at 29 percent.

This worried me, because it showed me how far the United States has fallen in terms of how high it holds up its celebrities. Don’t get me wrong, I watch YouTube for nearly everything, including my news. The vlogger has become just as much a celebrity as the people on the silver screen, only we don’t call them celebrities per se, we call them “influencers.”

And therein lies the draw for American kids. The influencer is just as recognized as the celebrity with the added benefit of never having to leave your home to be one. They get all the recognition and and fame for their work, including the perks of money and free stuff from sponsors. As such, American kids don’t want to grow up to be Neil Armstrong, they’d rather grow up to be PewDiePie.

Instead of exploring the stars, they’d rather sit in front of a camera and talk about their thoughts and opinions. I realize that’s rich coming from a guy whose job is to talk about his thoughts and opinions, but at least I have the excuse that I fell into it by mistake. The very first thing I wanted to be as a kid was an astronaut.

We’ve become so obsessed with ourselves and how people look at us. Our social media fixation has showed us a world where everyone is looking at us and applauding for being entertaining. Meanwhile, Chinese children are actually looking toward the future and figuring out how to get off this Kardashian infested rock where a makeup tutorial is more viewed than news about the latest scientific breakthrough.

I have to say, however, that I’m not blaming the children. Generation Z was born into this. This is the world that they know and understand. The successful people, at least to them, are the ones who are sitting in their living rooms with a camera and making millions of dollars talking to people. It’s something that they can do too, right now. They don’t need training or need to slog through horrible times in order to finally achieve their goal. They can just pull out the high-tech computer in their pocket, switch on an app and begin broadcasting.

American culture is so infectious and addictive that Gen Z never had a chance. The fastest and most effective way to change the world now is to become a recognized face within it.

Chinese culture has not fallen to that, however. Not, at least, to the extent the west has.

And while we’re looking at ourselves in our computer screens while we talk, Chinese children are looking at the stars. While we obsess over celebrity, Chinese children obsess over the future. Rest assured, the day is approaching swiftly when we’ll look up and see China above us both figuratively and very, very literally.

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Latina ICE Officer Becomes Internet Sensation “#ICEBae,” Slaps Down Leftists Telling Her to Feel Ashamed

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Allow me to introduce you to “#ICEBae,” a Latina officer with the department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She recently became something of an overnight internet sensation after appearing in a photo alongside Mike Pence while he toured .

According to the New York Post, the officer’s real name is Kiara Cervantes and she hails from Texas. Within moments of appearing next to the VP as part of his security detail, the 26-year-old woman went viral, earning her the nickname “ICEBae” due to her beauty.

Due to her sudden rise in fame, Cervantes created a Twitter account in order to reach out to her new fandom. She told them in a tweet that she is grateful for her job and that she loves protecting her country.

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She also made mention that it was an “honor” to provide security for Pence.

She later made a video confirming that the account was hers, which has been shared around the internet.

Of course, the hard-left parts of Twitter couldn’t stand the fact that an ICE officer would get positive press, much less a Latina one. They struck back with all the force and fury of children throwing a temper tantrum according to the NYP:

“This country is a mess, we are praising and trending #IceBae when she is literally a guard at a CONCENTRATION CAMP, guarding CHILDREN IN CAGES, RIPPING FAMILIES APART AT THE BORDER,” seethed one Twitter user. “You’re all sick, honestly.”

Another person said, “#IceBae is actively aiding in the internment of men, women, and children without trial or even so much as humane living conditions. She, along with every other officer going along with this is a traitor to the very ideas of justice and freedom.”

At one point, an internet leftist said that she should feel shame for being a Hispanic ICE officer and that her parents should disown her, adding that she’s “literal scum.” Cervantes defended herself in a now deleted tweet.

“I think that’s really rude and naive of you to say,” responded Cervantes. “You have no idea who my parents are and no idea what goes into my job on a daily basis… before speaking on something you know nothing about…. DONT. Regardless I’m blessed and thankful for the career I have.”

Sadly, the internet can’t take someone like Cervantes existing laying down.

Responding to Daily Caller alum Scott Greer who joked that she worked at a “concentration camp,” Cervantes did give us some insight as to what people were seeing in the photo.

“I can’t agree with concentration camps. But… this station in particular isn’t meant to be a holding facility hence the overpopulation of aliens. We are doing our best but some people won’t ever understand. They don’t know the daily of what my job consists of,” she tweeted.

All things considered, Cervantes seems to be a pretty level headed individual despite the aesthetic cause of her fame. She’s actually a registered Democrat according to the NYP, though she hasn’t voted since 2014.

Let’s hope Cervantes’s 15 minutes of fame don’t result in the left terrorizing her over being an ICE agent. There’s a lot of that going around lately.

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Localities Shouldn’t Be Dictating (Inter-)National Policy

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California Does Not Have Jurisdiction Over This

 

Federalism is too infrequently mentioned.  And when it does come up – it is woefully misrepresented and abused.

Let’s check with our old friend Merriam Webster:

“The distribution of power in an organization (such as a government) between a central authority and the constituent units.”

Our Constitution is fully imbued with decentralized federalism.

The Founding Fathers – were brilliant.  Not only in limiting for what the “central authority” is responsible – but in rightly assigning the policies for which it is.

The Constitution gives the federal government (the “central authority”) a few expressly enumerated powers.  And then the Ninth and Tenth Amendments give all other power(s) to “the States and the People.”

Merriam’s “constituent units” – are the fifty state and very many municipal governments.  Most unfortunately, as government is want to do – the “constituent units” insist on doing (too much) of their stuff…and the central authority’s limited portion as well.

We certainly see this with immigration.

These are the policies this country has with regard to whom and how many from other countries we allow to come here.

Which is clearly a national prerogative – and therefore clearly a federal government prerogative.

But behold the “Sanctuary _____” – States, Cities, Counties, etc.

These non-federal elected officials openly flout our immigration laws – and allow illegal aliens to stay in their jurisdictions.  Worse, they openly obstruct justice – refusing to cooperate with federal authorities on the rare instances they decide to enforce our immigration laws.

These non-federal elected officials – should be in prison.

And as with all things rightly national – pretending it’s local…doesn’t keep it local.

Los Angeles, California has been a Sanctuary City for decades.  Illegal aliens have spent these decades pouring in there – and the result has been a mass disaster area.

But it doesn’t just stay there.  Once they’re in LA – they don’t have to stay in LA.  They can move to anywhere else in America they wish – completely unfettered by the checks rightly and wisely imposed along our borders.

LA’s alleged local preemption of rightly national immigration policy – doesn’t keep it local.  It becomes a national disaster.

As demonstrated by the massive illegal alien problems throughout the country.  Including in far-flung “border areas” like Long Island, New York and Portland, Maine.

This is our non-federal governments – making massive national messes.

So too are they doing with the World Wide Web.

Get that first word – “world.”  We again check with Merriam:

“The earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it.”

Like with immigration, this clearly means the Internet’s rule and regulation – is a federal government prerogative.

Just like with immigration, there are very many reasons the Constitution insists the Internet is federal – whether the fore-thoughtful Forefathers realized all of them or not.

To wit: We are currently in a race with Communist China to be first to the Fifth Generation (5G) wireless Internet.

If Communist China were to beat us to 5G – it would be bad for our economy.

If Communist China were to beat us to 5G – it would be VERY bad for our national security.

Why the Founders made the Internet federal – economy:

We now invite you to (re)visit the Commerce Clause:

“[The Congress shall have Power] To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes….”

The most originalist reading….:

“The narrowest definition of ‘to regulate’ is to ‘make regular,’ that is, to facilitate the free flow of goods, but not, except in cases of danger, to prohibit the flow of any good.”

Why the Founders made the Internet federal – national security:

We don’t want Communist China setting global Web standards.  Which they get to do – if they get to 5G first.

There are all sorts of global implications to our World Wide Web policy.  Which is why non-federal governments should be doing…nothing at all to the Internet.

Leftist non-federal officials want very stupid Internet policies imposed.  Policies We the People won’t elect federal officials to impose.  (How dare We not.)

So these provincial officials are unconstitutionally doing it themselves.

Oregon Enacts Net Neutrality Law as Pacific Northwest Trump Resistance Grows

California Lawmakers Pass Nation’s Toughest Net Neutrality Law

Maine Governor Signs Net Neutrality Bill

Again, a reminder – locals messing with national policy…never stays local.

So even if you like a law’s concept – you may not like how this state or that details it.  If you’re to the Right of Karl Marx – you almost certainly won’t like how nation-warping California details it.

California Passes Strict Internet Privacy Law With Implications For The Country

Maine Passes Nation’s Strictest Internet Privacy Protection Law

New Jersey Passes Consumer Privacy Act:

“State laws governing the collection and use of personal information continue to proliferate.”

Again – this is NOT a good thing.

Our nation’s provincial governments are very often…provincial.  In thought and deed.  When they mess with (inter-)national issues – their provinciality is often highly damaging to our nation.

Which of course means provincial officials are more than happy to eviscerate the Constitution’s federalism and damage our national policy – when it means taking more money from us.

Want Cheaper, Better Internet?  Limit the Local Government Shakedowns of Internet Providers:

“(Internet Service Providers) ISPs show up in your area – looking to spend millions or billions of dollars to build or improve their service to you.

“But before they can do that – they must first play ‘Mother May I’ with the government(s) in your area.

“You know, the governments that are already taxing the living daylight out of ISPs.  That now create ridiculous lists of additional demands of ISPs – for the ISPs’ ‘right’ to spend millions or billions of dollars providing you service.

“It’s like very many governments going shopping – with the ISPs’ credit cards….

“The number of cities and towns making…ridiculous demands is staggering.  The wide variety of these ridiculous demands is mind-numbing.

“All of which are geared by government – to find new and additional ways to extract ever more money from the ISPs.”

So…imagine being an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

You have to deal with 194 different nations’ Internet laws, regulations and taxes.  As each enters the US portion of the World Wide Web – and (if you do) you enter each of theirs.

And now you have to deal with fifty different state governments’ Internet laws, regulations taxes?

Oh – and thousands of municipal governments’ laws, regulations and taxes?

What a giant anti-economy, anti-national security, anti-coherence nightmare mess.

The Feds are currently working to restore Constitutional order.

They are looking to streamline the local shakedowns – and preempt the local laws.

God bless each and every one of them for so doing.

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MSNBC Fears the Dank Memes of Bennie Johnson, and They’re Right To

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Turning Point USA’s Benny Johnson tweeted that Thursday has been the best day of his life, and to be honest, I can’t disagree with him. It’s not everyday that two different networks simultaneously mention you in such hilarious ways that you wonder if you’ll ever laugh this hard again.

For one CNN, noted that Johnson was one of the people chosen to attend a social media summit at the White House, but ended up confusing him with TPUSA founder and Director, Charlie Kirk.

While that’s kinda funny, it’s not surprising. CNN is constantly making gaffes like this, and I’m don’t expect one of the worst performing cable news networks to get things right the majority of the time anyway.

No, the most hilarious part came when MSNBC singled out Johnson over fears that he may share some of his — and this is not a joke — “dank memes” with President Donald Trump.

This is a real life thing that happened…in the real world…on an actual news channel. Watch for yourself.

Why would the left fear Johnson handing “dank meme” ideas to the President.

Because the left can’t meme.

In the age of the internet where a person’s attention span makes an ant look large, memes are one of the most effective ways to make a point, tell a joke, or expose an inconvenient truth. The latter two are things the left typically tries to avoid by keeping everything as politically correct and/or nebulous as possible.

You’ll often notice comedy is under attack by the left, even to the point where well established comedians like Jerry Seinfeld becomes very choosy as to where he performs for fear of upsetting social justice leftists on campus, and humor is one of the best ways to expose a truth that many in our society tend to try to cover up in its quest for political correctness.

Because of this, the left fails to make memes. When they try they come off as unfunny and even sometimes cringe-worthy. There’s not bite to them.

Here’s an example. Below is a meme currently floating around on Reddit created by the right.

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It’s simple, it’s fast, it’s hilarious. I don’t think I have to explain why.

Now here’s a meme from the left.

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There’s no joke here, and it comes off as pompous and try-hard. It reeks of the elitist attitude many leftists tend to take against their ideological opponents. In fact, I’d be perfectly convinced if someone told me this meme was created by the right to mock the left.

Johnson is known for creating viral content that wrecks left leaning narratives and, despite it being pretty funny that MSNBC actually used the term “dank memes,” their fear of Johnson — heh — isn’t actually that weird. If the President learns to communicate to the populace like Johnson does and without looking like a “hey fellow kids” meme in the process, then the left will have a serious problem on their hands.

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Zuckerberg Is Awfully Interested In Keeping Track of Your “Zuckerberg Is an Alien” Memes

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It would appear that Facebook creator and cold-blooded CEO Mark Zuckerberg is a little sensitive about some of the things said about him…perhaps…a little too sensitive.

That Facebook has been monitoring your various activities to make sure it passes its nebulous ruled smell test rules is something we already knew judging by the fact that you could be suspended or restricted for so much as sneezing in the wrong direction. However, according to Gizmodo, Facebook was also tracking how the public viewed and spread ideas about Zuck using a program called “Stormchaser.”

Including the one about him being a secret alien wearing a human suit:

Citing former employees and internal documents, Bloomberg reported that Stormchaser has been used by Facebook employees since 2016 to track viral content involving everything from “Delete Facebook” campaigns to claims that Zuckerberg is an alien (big if true). In some cases, the company reportedly targeted sharers of such content with specialized messages to debunk bogus claims, including memes and those dumb “copy and paste” posts people still love to share for some inexplicable reason. A spokesperson told the outlet it stopped using Stormchaser to track memes midway through last year.

In other words, Zuckerberg seems awfully uncool about the idea of you spreading the idea that he’s from planet Zorpborp.

It’s funny to think about the idea that Zuckerberg — one of the most powerful people on the planet thanks to his ability to addict and keep around 2 billion people on his site — is sitting in his office seething over the fact that you’re making fun of his inability to come off as an everyday person, and not a creepy basement dweller with all the social skills of a chameleon.

Or perhaps…he acts perfectly normal for a chameleon.

In any case, it would be absolutely awful if you shared this article around on Facebook and spread the joke around that Zucky is actually a lizard person from the planet Zorpborp. Just do so under the knowledge that he’s got both eyes on you…at the same time.

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Project Veritas Uncovers Google Documents that Show Staff Tried to Remove Breitbart from AdSense

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As the Project Veritas investigation continues its investigation into it Google, it continues to uncover some pretty striking things going on within the company that completely blow its claims that it’s politically neutral out of the water.

A recent video shows James O’Keefe talking with a former employee of Google under complete anonymity. The employee is asked about an email from March 23, 2017, uncovered by O’Keefe’s team with the header “Please join us in asking Google to remove ads from Breitbart.com.”

Within the email is a request from readers to join a co-signed letter to leadership that had already accrued 1,186 employees with the intention of convincing Google’s brass to “end Google’s business relationship with Breitbart.”

“I’m sure most of you are aware of the extreme sexism that articles and comments on Breitbart disseminates,” the email states. “And for this and many other reasons, my colleagues and I have drafted an internal letter to leadership asking them to end Google’s business relationship with Breitbart.”

The anonymous Google insider said that the internal email was meant to convince leadership to cut Breitbart off from being able to take part in Google’s AdSense program, which allows Google to run ads automatically on various websites based on what the user is into. This would damage Breitbart’s ability to generate revenue through clicks.

“What you’re looking at here is Google intolerance, and what’s really ironic here is that Google prides itself on inclusion and diversity,” said the insider. “But what you see right here is actually an intolerance to inclusion and intolerance to diversity.”

As O’Keefe points out, this display of intolerance is important due to Google’s claims of protection under section 230 under the communications decency act. The act states that “no provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”

This is just one more drop in the bucket of Google attempting to damage President Donald Trump’s chances of winning reelection in 2020. Before this, leaked emails between Google employees showed them trying to find a way to silence people like Ben Shapiro and Dennis Prager, who they referred both to as “Nazis.”

 

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