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What Next for the Federal Reserve? ‘Printing’ Cryptocurrency?

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The Federal Reserve is rightly a bit of a hobgoblin for us less government types:

“The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. It was founded by Congress in 1913 to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system.”

Yes.  Because when I think of government – “a safer, more flexible and more stable” anything leaps to mind.

The Fed is also a hobgoblin because – as with all things government:

“Over the years, its role in banking and the economy has expanded.”

When you have government – you have mission creep.  Because – the entirety of human history.

The Fed is ultimately a hobgoblin – because it allegedly exists in some quasi-independent “Fourth Branch of Government” nether world:

“The Federal Reserve, like many other central banks, is an independent government agency….”

Which means…The Fed doesn’t seem to actually be constitutional.

The Constitution creates – three branches of government.  The Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial.

Which means one of two things:

Someone in one of those three branches – has to have direct oversight over The Fed…and can directly order it to do things.

Or…

The Fed is unconstitutional.

Congress cannot create an independent fourth branch.  You have to amend the Constitution to do that.

Attempts by less government types to at least rein in The Fed are always welcome – and have occasionally occurred.

Meet Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul.

Dr. Rand Paul: Time for Congress to Pass ‘Audit the Fed’:

“S. 148 would require the nonpartisan, independent Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a thorough audit of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors and reserve banks….”

Yes, please.

Because – speaking of The Fed’s “role in banking and the economy” expanding….

Fed to Launch Real-Time Payments System in 2023:

“The Federal Reserve announced Monday it would create and implement a system that would allow consumers and businesses to send and receive money instantaneously by 2023.”

Well that certainly sounds like something the private sector – not the government – should be doing.

Oh look – the private sector is doing it.

Meet North Carolina Republican Congressman Ted Budd.  Who recently, rightly penned:

“In 2015, the Federal Reserve realized this problem needed to be addressed, and to their credit, they encouraged the private sector to develop a solution to the deposit/access time gap.

“Four years later, through American innovation, a real time payments (RTP) system came to fruition and currently reaches over 51 percent of the demand deposit accounts in the country. This allows immediate payment and withdrawal for consumers.”

The United States’ international banking system – is what we’re talking about here.  Because the US banking system – is international.

It ain’t easy to get an entire international banking system – fully online with instantaneous coin availability.

Yet here the private sector is – doing it.

Let’s extrapolate this time frame, shall we?

In four years, the private sector has delivered instantaneous money availability – to half of us.

Which means in another four years – give or take – the private sector will have delivered it…to all of us.

Four years from now – is 2023.

Just as the private sector has finished solving the problem, The Fed – in the name of “solving” a problem already solved by the private sector – will begin creating a whole slew of new problems.

Because that’s what government does.

Government-expanding Obamacare was supposed to increase health insurance access – and reduce premiums and deductibles.

Obamacare killed insurance for ten-plus million Americans – and doubled premiums and tripled deductibles.

The Fed’s plan – is Obamacare for the banking industry.

For yet another reason: Obamacare was designed – to kill the private health insurance sector.

The Fed’s RTP system – could very well kill the private sector RTP system.

In reality, there can be only one RTP system.  For the real time payments to actually be real time payments – every bank will have to be on the same system.

And as we’ve seen since time immemorial – when government and the private sector butt heads…government wins.

And as we’ve seen since time immemorial – that’s an awful outcome.

The government competing with the private sector – is like having a baseball umpire…also pitch for the opposing team.

You have the guy calling balls and strikes – calling balls and strikes for himself.

Guess how all judgement calls going forward will go?

For those too young to remember, we used to have phone books – in which you looked up phone numbers.

The White Pages contained residential numbers – the Yellow Pages business numbers.

We less government types have long had The Yellow Pages Rule:

“If you can find it in the Yellow Pages – government shouldn’t be doing it.”

Economist Steve Moore – is a really bright dude.  He gets all of this – and highlights yet another huge problem with the concept….

Why the Fed Shouldn’t Compete With Private Banks

“No private firm can safely charge as low a price as the Fed or absorb high costs.

“The Fed has an obvious advantage in any venturing into activities now conducted by private lenders: It has effectively the lowest borrowing costs in the world because the full faith and credit of the U.S. government stands behind it.

“The Fed can’t go bankrupt and by its enormous size and stature is the behemoth in the banking universe.”

It’s like competing with Communist China.

The Fed can obnoxiously warp the marketplace to its advantage – in about a million different ways.

Congressman Budd’s bill – doesn’t prevent The Fed from doing getting into the RTP business.

What Budd’s bill does do – is require The Fed to examine how much private sector damage they’ll do if they do this.

Which is certainly a very good idea (for the entirety of government).

Hint: The prospective damage is HUGE:

“It…could cost Americans who are already struggling to live paycheck to paycheck approximately $100 billion over the next five to seven years in unnecessary overdraft and penalty fees.”

But while we’re waiting for Congress to not be Congress and pass Budd’s bill….

President Donald Trump and his Office of Management and Budget (OMB) – can likely require The Fed to do for what Budd’s bill calls.

That is – if we’re going to thankfully, finally end the unconstitutional charade of The Fed’s alleged independence.

For me, I’ll take whatever oversight I can get – any constitutional way I can get it.

So here’s to Budd’s bill.

And here’s to President Trump – trumping Budd’s bill.

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Finally. Actual flying cars are in development

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We’ve waited long enough, haven’t we? Some of you of a certain age will recall that as early as the 1970s we were being told that there were flying cars coming. Not in science fiction movies or Jetsons cartoons, but actual flying cars you could use to get around. And it never happened. At least not until now.

Sadly, the only way you may get to drive one is if you enlist in the Air Force. Because that’s who is going to start building them and I don’t think they’ll be sharing any with the general public. (Government Executive)

If you thought that flying cars were just for Marty McFly or maybe Rick Deckard, the U.S. Air Force has some good news for you. This fall, service officials will kick off Agility Prime, an effort to harness the commercial world’s work on flying cars and, eventually, replace the V-22 Osprey.

Will Roper, the service’s assistant secretary for acquisition, described the program at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber conference on Tuesday as “a low-hanging opportunity” to “look into where commercial innovation is going in flying cars.”

Roper said he asked a team at the Air Force Research Lab “to come back with an acquisition strategy that has a variety of different options to pursue — a competition, a challenge, I think, is a very compelling option. We’ve been socializing the idea over at the White House and inside the Department.”

The report informs us that this is actually the second time the Air Force has looked into this possibility. They gave it a hearing in 2016 but abandoned the plan because there was opposition from leadership. And there remains some opposition today. The cars would only hold two people, at least in one of the prototypes being explored. They would be ultraquiet and stealthy, so special forces could come in low and get behind enemy lines.

That’s problematic in terms of the normal military mindset. You generally want to be able to put all your troops down at once where they can see and quietly communicate with each other. Using these sorts of vehicles, would you wind up with a bunch of special ops guys worrying about finding a place to park and then all hooking up with each other?

Of course, I’ve never been entirely sold on the idea of widely available flying cars for use by regular commuters. We already have idiots causing all sort of death and destruction with vehicles that never leave the ground. Also, consider the security concerns. Most facilities requiring protection rely on gates or steel bollards to prevent someone from just crashing through with their car or truck. How will you stop cars that can fly? The entire thing strikes me as problematic.

Still, it’s always fun to dream about. And it reminds me of this guy, speaking of blasts from the past. This commercial is from the year 2000 and it still holds up today.

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The Lies DC Tells – To Steal and Undermine Patents

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Washington, D.C. is really good at naming bad things well.  So as to obfuscate how bad the things they’re naming – and passing – are.

Obamacare’s actual name was “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”

Obamacare assaulted with government hundreds of millions of patients – rather than protecting them.

Included in the government’s assault – was on average doubling insurance premiums and tripling insurance deductibles.  Which is the antithesis of affordable care.

Good name.  Terrible legislation.

Yet another example:

The America Invents Act:

“The law represents the most significant legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the Patent Act of 1952.”

Indeed it was.  In that it made it exponentially harder for America to invent things:

“The America Invents Act (AIA) was the single worst disaster in the 226 year history of the U.S. patent system. The AIA did very real damage – enough to put many inventors out of business and discourage many others.”

Good name.  Terrible legislation.

The America Invents Act was passed for several phony reasons.

One – was addressing the alleged problem of alleged “patent trolls.”

The anti-patent freaks define “patent trolls” – as anyone besides the person who filed for the patent…owning the patent.

Except inventors – almost never want to manufacture anything they’ve invented.  They’d much rather continue inventing.  So they sell their patents – and plow that coin into their next inventions.

Which, by the way, is exactly what the rest of the planet should want them doing.  We want them in their labs and offices and garages – inventing the next bunches of really cool stuff.

Most inventors sell their patents to other people.  Who then manufacture the products the inventors invented.  Or license the patents to other people who manufacture the products the inventors invented.

These are the people the anti-patent freaks call “patent trolls.”

There is absolutely nothing wrong with what these after-invention patent holders do.  In fact, they are a crucial component of our nation’s continued economic success.

They ensure the patents – reach their maximum potential.

If you’ve ever met a typical inventor – you know they aren’t manufacturing-company-CEO material.  The Inventor skill set and the Manufacturing CEO skill set – have almost no skills in common.

Better to have the Inventor inventing – and the Manufacturer manufacturing.

Amongst many other atrocities – the AIA is a huge boon to patent thieves.

And most of those patent thieves – are huge corporations:

“(T)he Act clearly favors large corporations, particularly those in the financial services, software and pharmaceutical industries, over smaller companies and start-ups.”

Because why would we want to foster the Little Guy Inventor?  They can’t kick in anywhere near the huge political contributions “large corporations” can:

“Of course, it was a great new law for the large multinational corporations who pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into Washington D.C. in the form of political contributions and funding for a massive public relations campaign centered on a patent troll villain.”

Why would large corporations create the “patent troll villain?”  To set the stage – for their massive patent theft from the Little Guy Inventor.

One way the AIA helps huge patent thieves:

“The U.S. has been under a first-to-invent system since the first Patent Act in 1790. Under that system, when two patent applicants each sought a patent on the same invention, in theory a U.S. patent was awarded to the first applicant to have made the invention….

“The U.S. changes to a first-to-file patent system from a first-to-invent system as part of the America Invents Act of 2011.”

Huge corporations have lots of money and lawyers – eternally at the ready to file patents.  All they have to do is get wind of a Little Guy Inventor’s idea – and file first for the patent.

Under the AIA, it matters not at all how much evidence the Little Guy Inventor has that the idea is actually his.  Under the AIA, the idea is no longer his – it is now the huge corporation’s.

This terrible law was also passed in the name of addressing the approval of bad patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Stop right there.

You don’t need to fundamentally transform the US patent system – to improve the USPTO patent approval process.

You simply improve the USPTO patent approval process.

USPTO Needs to Be Forced to Do Its Job and Reject Bad Patents

No legislation at all required.  Just have the Office – do its job better.

But the Office doing its job better – isn’t yet another opportunity for huge corporations to steal patents.

So in the name of creating patent theft opportunities – oops, I mean “addressing bad patents” – the atrocious AIA created the atrocious:

Patent Trial and Appeal Board:

“The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is an administrative law body of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) which decides issues of patentability.  It was formed on September 16, 2012 as one part of the America Invents Act.”

Except guess who almost always wins the Board’s decisions?  Why, huge corporations – natch.

Who with their huge wallets and packs of lawyers – file avalanches of near-identical-but-slightly-differently-worded PTAB challenges – against Little Guy Inventors.

To wit:

“Bassam Abraham and Roman Chistyakov, two Boston-based engineers, in 2002 created a new technology for depositing metals at the micro scale….

“The two men, joining a longstanding American tradition stretching back to the signing of the Constitution, filed patents for their invention.

“Then their technology drew the attention of several massive, Fortune 500 companies, whom Abraham and Chistyakov would end up taking to court for allegations of patent infringement.

“For just ten patents Abraham holds the PTAB received some 125 petitions, he said, challenging a total of 371 claims (patents are divided into ‘claims’). He noted that those same patents had been granted after review by six different examiners at the PTO….

“The PTAB panel returned its results: of 371 claims challenged, it invalidated all 371. Abraham’s patents, along with the 25-person company he and Chistyakov had grown based on them, were toast.”

Think that outcome is an outlier?  Heavens no.

PTAB sides with the patent thieves – 85% of the time.

And that’s when the Little Guy Inventors can afford to mount a PTAB defense.

Far too often, the Little Guy Inventors are simply swamped and overwhelmed with PTAB challenges – and have to abandon their patents to the huge corporations.

Oh – and those remotely familiar with our Constitution and its separation of powers probably noticed….

Yes, The PTAB is Unconstitutional:

“There is, however, a more fundamental problem with the PTAB run-post issuance proceedings, one that cannot be cured by fine-tuning particular processes.

“The Supreme Court now has before it a case that will consider whether reposing a power to annul vested private property rights in an administrative agency runs afoul of the Constitution’s Article III requirements.”

Article III – of the Constitution’s Seventh Amendment?:

“The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish….

“The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which shall be made, under their authority….”

Which means – the Judicial Branch does all the Judicial stuff.

PTAB – is the Executive Branch pretending to be the Judicial Branch.  Which is unconstitutional.

Unfortunately for the country, patent rights and the rule of law – the Supreme Court ruled against Reality in aforementioned case:

“Inter partes review — which authorizes the United States Patent and Trademark Office to reconsider and cancel an already-issued patent claim, under 35 U. S. C. §§311–319 — does not violate Article III or the Seventh Amendment of the Constitution.”

Of course, clowns in gowns ruling in defiance of the Constitution and Reality – is not at all an unusual occurrence.

That being said, we can and must rid ourselves of PTAB.

And as much of the rest of the AIA as we possibly can.

And as much of the unilateral Barack Obama Administration actions executed to undermine patents and patent protections.

There are a few bills out there looking to do this.

My favorite?

Rep. Massie Introduces New Legislation to Restore America’s Patent System:

“Representative Thomas Massie introduced the Restoring America’s Leadership in Innovation Act of 2018 (H.R. 6264). This legislation would reverse many of the harms that have been caused by recent changes to the patent laws from all three branches of government.”

Why is Massie’s my favorite?:

“Section 5 abolishes the PTAB.”

It’s the only bill that does.

And it does a lot of other really good undoing:

“Section 9 reestablishes the previously long-held status of patents as a property right.….

“Section 10 ends the automatic publication of patent applications. This change will allow applicants to keep their inventions secret until they have the security that comes with an issued patent….

“Section 3…returns the United States to a first to invent patent system….

“Section 4 abolishes Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Post-Grant Review (PGR)….”

And speaking of actually addressing the issuance of bad patents….:

“Section 6 eliminates fee diversion and provides for full funding of the USPTO.  Innovators and the public alike count on the USPTO to perform timely, quality examinations of patent applications in the first instance.”

Make sure the USPTO is thorough in its pre-approval application process.

Measure twice – cut once.

Actually, all we really needed in, say, 2010 – was Massie’s Section 6.

We’d have had all the patent improvement.

And none of the crony huge corporation patent theft – ensconced in law and policy.

And none of the crushing of our entire creation process….

The U.S. Drops Out of the Top 10 in Innovation Ranking:

“The U.S. dropped out of the top 10 in the 2018 Bloomberg Innovation Index for the first time in the six years the gauge has been compiled….The index scores countries using seven criteria, including research and development spending and concentration of high-tech public companies.”

Get those dates?

We passed the awful AIA – in 2011.

And dropped out of the Top Ten for the first time – seven years later, in 2018.

That is not a coincidence.

That is not an accident.

That was the legislation’s intent.

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California to ban facial recognition software in police body cams?

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We’ve already covered numerous stories about cities in California passing legislation designed to ban the use of facial recognition software by law enforcement. Apparently it’s too easy to catch criminals these days or something. But this mostly applied to cameras placed out on the streets, such as red light cameras. Now the entire state is preparing for a different sort of ban. They want to forbid the police from employing any sort of software that would apply facial recognition technology to footage captured by police body cameras. (CBS San Francisco)

California is poised to ban the use of facial recognition technology in police body cameras for three years after votes by the state legislature this week.

AB 1215 passed the state Senate 22-15 on Wednesday and the state Assembly 47-21 on Thursday. It has been sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom for signing.

Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, introduced the bill, citing inaccurate identification and apparent racial biases in the current state of the technology.

This level of paranoia about law enforcement officers is simply off the hook. The bill’s author, Assemblymember Phil Ting, made his intentions pretty clear when he released a statement in support of the measure. He’s quoted as saying, “Let’s not become a police state and keep body cameras as they were originally intended — to provide police accountability and transparency.”

In Ting’s opinion, the only use for police body cameras is to catch officers who are breaking the rules. That’s certainly one benefit to using them because we unfortunately do turn up the occasional bad apple among the police. But the footage captured by body cameras is also useful in identifying suspects who escape and as evidence at trial.

Ting went on to further demonstrate his lack of understanding by saying “Without my bill, facial recognition technology essentially turns body cameras into a 24-hour surveillance tool, giving law enforcement the ability to track our every movement.”

Can someone please pass the news to the assemblymember that police body cameras are physically attached to the officer’s body? (Hence the name.) The only way that body cameras could be used to “track your every movement” would be if the officer was physically following you around everywhere you go. And in that case, they would already literally be tracking your every movement without the need of a camera.

I understand the valid concerns some people have over facial recognition software because some of it is still quite error-prone. But I’ve yet to see one documented instance where a person was incorrectly identified by the software and then went on to be tried for a crime they didn’t commit. The results are always looked at by a human being who can quickly figure out that the technology screwed up. This should be doubly true in the case of body cams because the human officer is seeing the same thing the camera is recording in real-time.

California continues to attempt to make the jobs of police officers more difficult while doing nothing to benefit the citizens being served. This is a sad state of affairs.

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5G Wireless Makes Net Neutrality Even Dumber Policy

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The Left has spent the last five decades rigidly insisting the world was on the verge of imminent climactic collapse.

We are constantly on the verge of warming ourselves into mass extinction.

Dig this – from June, 1989:

U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked:

“A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.”

I’ll give you all a second to check a nearby calendar….

Yes, it’s nearly 2020.  Two decades AFTER the predicted beginning of the end.  Things are…exactly as they were.

The Left remains steadfastly impervious to facts.

The Left appears to like dozens.  Dig this – from January 2019:

Ocasio-Cortez on Millennials: ‘We’re Like the World Is Going to End in 12 Years if We Don’t Address Climate Change’:

“The world is going to end in 12 years unless the government takes action, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Monday at a Martin Luther King forum in New York City.”

How very United Nations-1989 – of AOC-2019.

How long are they incessantly wrong – before we finally stop listening to them?

The Left has spent the last two decades rigidly insisting the Internet was on the verge of imminent collapse.

We are constantly on the verge of Non-Neutralizing the Web into mass extinction.

Dig this – from June 2002:

A Proposal for Network Neutrality:

“(T)here is growing evidence that carriers can restrict the use of their broadband networks in ways that distort the market for internet applications, home networking equipment and other markets of public value….

“This proposal introduces the principle of network neutrality or non-discrimination as a tentative answer….”

Yes, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) “can” block you.  But they never, ever do.

Because they are in the customer service business.  If they do not service their customers – they will quite soon be out of business.

Since “Net Neutrality’s” introduction to the Leftist zeitgeist – we have always been one second away from a catastrophe…that never, ever comes to pass.

Dig this – from the 2010 election cycle:

Stand with Bold Democratic Candidates for Net Neutrality:

“Giant corporations want to take over the Internet. But over 95 bold Democratic candidates are going “on offense” – promising to protect Net Neutrality!”

Get that future tense again?  “Giant corporations want to take over the Internet.”  Not “have taken over the Internet” – they “want to” do so.

They haven’t yet – but they can AT ANY SECOND!

Actually, 95 Democrats and Democrat candidates signed that 2010 election petition.  How’d that go?

95 PCCC Pro-Net Neutrality Democrats All Lost on Tuesday – and PCCC Raised Less than $300 On It

Well that went well.

And here we are in the tail end of 2019.  After another decade of frenetic, frantic predictions of Internet doom.

Net Neutrality: Why the Next Ten Days Are So Important in the Fight for Fair Internet

The Left LOVES timelines – that turn out to be utter irrelevant to Reality.

Red Alert for Net Neutrality

Advocates Showed Friday Why Court Must Restore Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality Pros and Cons: This is Why it Must Be Preserved

Repeal of Net Neutrality Is Bad for Education, Business and You

Well, it’s 2019 – how’s the Internet doing?

Exactly the same freedoms as always.  And all the additional, exponential speed and quality improvements.

Provided solely by the Private Sector – that the Left wants to pummel with totally unnecessary government Net Neutrality regulations.

Speaking of private sector improvements – behold Fifth Generation Wireless….

What Is 5G, and How Fast Will It Be?:

“5G is the industry standard that will supersede the current widespread 4G LTE standard, just as 4G supplanted 3G. 5G just stands for ‘fifth generation’ – it’s the fifth generation of this standard.

“This standard is designed to be much faster than current 4G LTE technology. It’s not just about speeding up smartphone internet connections, though. It’s about enabling faster wireless internet everywhere for everything from connected cars to smart-home and Internet of Things (IoT) devices….

“While 4G tops out at a theoretical 100 megabits per second (Mbps), 5G tops out at 10 gigabits per second (Gbps). That means 5G is a hundred times faster than the current 4G technology.”

Let’s compare these wireless speeds to my home’s hardline-wired broadband connection.  I live in a suburb of a town of 2,000 people.  In the Land of Second Homes – where most people live mostly elsewhere rather than here….

I just tested my speed.  My major ISP ( I shan’t disclose – but trust me, it’s a major) – just timed at 281.78 Mbps.

Think about this: 4G wireless – is already within shouting distance of wired broadband.

The most data-intensive thing to currently do online – is stream video.  And just about everyone in America can currently, seamlessly stream video – on their wireless devices.

That’s impressive.

5G wireless is going to blow the doors off of 4G wireless – and wired broadband.

Thank you yet again, Private Sector.  For yet again delivering exponential increases in speed and quality.  Yet again – totally bereft of Net Neutrality regulations.

And 5Gs super speeds – makes Net Neutrality even dumber now…than its ever before been.  And that’s saying something.

The Net Neutrality argument is – there isn’t enough competition amongst ISPs.  So they will – one day, perhaps, maybe…. – block you.

Even though it would be STUPID ISP business practice.  Which is why ISPs never, ever have.

Well, we’re very, very soon all going to have wireless service that is MORE THAN THIRTY TIMES FASTER than my current hardline broadband speed.

Which means I’ll have about a dozen wireless ISPs – competing with my hardline ISP.

Which, by the way, I have had all along the way with 4G.

I work from home.  When my hardline connection fails me – I HotSpot my laptop off of my 4G cellular phone.  Out here in the hinterlands.

And I do everything I want to do online – up to and including streaming video.

The truth is: Net Neutrality has been orders-of-magnitude stupider – since the Private Sector delivered us 4G.

But the Left still insists on counting ONLY hardline connections – as connections.  Most unfortunately, so does our government.

But if almost all of us can do everything we need and want to do online wirelessly – how the heck does that not count as a connection?

We can all do all of that – on 4G.

We will all be able to do all of that – and so much more than we can currently conceive – on 5G.

And we’ve been doing all of it – totally bereft of titanically stupid Net Neutrality regulations.

May we please, FINALLY retire the stupid, ridiculous Net Neutrality?

(He asks…knowing the Left will never, ever abide Reality.)

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That Feel When The Feds Notice You: Big Tech Facing Several Anti-Trust Probes

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While social media applications like Twitter and Facebook continue to battle allegations they engage in “viewpoint discrimination”, a bigger — arguably potentially much more disruptive — investigation is beginning to take shape, and Big Tech ought to be thinking of ways to tighten up.

While Google has been negotiating an investigation into their business practices from the Department of Justice, and Facebook has been the subject of a Federal Trade Commission antitrust investigation, it was announced last week that state 50 attorneys general from across the nation decided to launch their own antitrust investigation into Facebook.

Now comes word that legislators on the House of Representatives antitrust subcommittee, who have been investigating antitrust allegations related to potential anti-competitive behavior from Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook, have ramped up their investigation and asked those companies to supply them with internal documents to aid in their work.

“Today’s document requests are an important milestone in this investigation as we work to obtain the information that our Members need to make this determination,” Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), who chairs the subcommittee and is leading the antitrust investigation, said in a statement.

“We expect stakeholders to use this opportunity to provide information to the Committee to ensure that the Internet is an engine for opportunity for everyone, not just a select few gatekeepers.”

“This information is key in helping determine whether anticompetitive behavior is occurring, whether our antitrust enforcement agencies should investigate specific issues and whether or not our antitrust laws need improvement to better promote competition in the digital markets,” added Rep. Doug Collins (Ga.), the ranking Republican on the full Judiciary Committee.

Apparently one goal of the request is to bring to light dealings and processes these companies have previously jealously guarded as highly secretive.

The letter to Google parent company Alphabet, for instance, asks for records relating to “Google’s algorithm that determines the ranking of search results, including but not limited to how Google’s algorithm accounts for Google content or services and how Google’s algorithm accounts for non-Google content or services that compete with Google’s offerings.”

But the larger goal is to try to determine how these companies gained market power, if they used tools and business practices to discourage competition and market entry, and whether or not the market power they’ve enjoyed is actually harming consumers.

Free speech on social media may become a bit player in a much larger drama involving the relationship of Big tech companies with their users.

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Dave Chappelle and Big Tech Rotten Tomatoes: Everyone Is Biased About Everything

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My last actual gig prior to venturing out and founding Less Government – was at the Media Research Center (MRC).

I described MRCs toil as: “We work to expose and catalogue Leftist media bias.”  And then always added “We’re understaffed.”

But I have always held what I know was a minority perspective at the MRC.  On the media – and perhaps all humans everywhere.

MRC’s Mission Statement:

“To create a media culture in America where truth and liberty flourish.”

The MRC at least used to want to get back to the alleged halcyon days of unbiased journalism.

Except there was never any such thing as “unbiased journalism.”  Because human nature.  Humans – are biased.

CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite – was “The Most Trusted Man in America.”  And, we know now, a pronounced Leftist liar.

Because media culture is human culture – truth and liberty will never, ever flourish.  Personal perspectives on things – always will.

The Leftist perspective – has nigh always dominated the news media.

Right now, the Leftist perspective dominates the entertainment media and Hollywood.  But ’twas not always so – at least amongst the actors.

Before there was the heinousness of Rob Reiner and the beautiful ignorance of Alyssa Milano – there was the Golden Era of Tinsel Town.  When Ronald Reagan and John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and Bob Hope – and many, many others – were huge stars…and conservative as the day is long.

But in all of this: One word you would never, ever use to describe any of these people – is “unbiased.”

Because humans – are biased.  Because human nature.

Humans do media – so media has been, is, and always will be biased.

When robots start doing journalism – they will reflect the biases of their programmers.

Speaking of media, Hollywood, Big Tech and pronounced bias….

Rotten Tomatoes Gives Dave Chappelle Special Zero Percent Rating

Dave Chappelle – is absolutely one of the funniest people alive.  Even if he simply came on stage and Bill Burr-style extruded a profanity-laced insult-fest of the city in which he was appearing – it would get something higher than…zero.

But you see – Chappelle’s “Sticks and Stones” special – is an actually funny thing.  (I know – I’ve watched it.)

Which means it draws humor from and pokes fun at – everyone.  And everyone – includes Leftists.

Rotten Tomatoes couldn’t let that go unchecked.  So Rotten Tomatoes – rigged their Chappelle rating:

“Chappelle’s latest hour-long stand-up set for Netflix received an extremely rare 0 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating from five professional critics….”

Wait – only “five professional critics?”  Rotten Tomatoes’ business model is – per their website:

“(T)he leading online aggregator of movie and TV show reviews from critics, we provide fans with a comprehensive guide to what’s Fresh – and what’s Rotten – in theaters and at home….

“The Tomatometer score – based on the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of critical recommendation for millions of fans.”

“Hundreds of…critics….”  So why was the entirety of the Chappelle review – limited to five obviously Leftist, pre-selected-by-Rotten-Tomatoes reviewers?

Because Rotten Tomatoes – is biased.  Because Rotten Tomatoes – is made up of humans.  In modern Hollywood and Big Tech – that means Leftist humans.

An important part of Rotten Tomatoes and its success – is serving as a place where We the Viewing Public can also rate what the “experts” rate.

When Rotten Tomatoes finally published the ratings of We the Viewing Public….:

“Rotten Tomatoes unveiled Chappelle’s special has received an equally rare 99 percent audience score.

“The high audience rating was the cumulative score from at least 3,753 casual reviewers who praised the comedian for daring to broach controversial topics that most comic stars have avoided in the era of ‘cancel culture.’

“Such a stark contrast among critics and regular viewers is almost unheard of and illustrates the wide cultural divide among the general public and media elites.”

This is…oh, I don’t know…about the nine millionth instance of Leftist Big Tech abusing their nigh-monopoly online platforms to screw anyone not in lockstep with their hard Leftism.

Of course, anecdotes of Big Tech Leftist bias – no matter if they number in the infinities – do not add up to data.

So one particular Leftist – delivered us the data on one particularly influential Leftist Big Tech function: Web Search.  How you get answers – when you ask the Internet questions.

Rotten Tomatoes rigging entertainment ratings is…bad.  But not fundamentally transformational of our politics – and thus our nation.

Leftist Big Tech rigging Web searches…is exceedingly awful.  In a great many ways – including politically.

And in 2018, 87.3% of all Web searches in the United States – took place via uber-Left, uber-huge Google (Market Cap: $851 billion).

So when you want to search the Web – you “Google” something.  Both rhetorically – and literally.

So when Google rigs things – they’re rigging nigh everything Americans see on the Web.

We all by our onesies have documented dozens and dozens of instances of Google (and other Big Tech joints) screwing conservatives.

But again, let’s get scientific.  Meet Dr. Robert Epstein – a self-avowed man of the Left.  I would not call him a Leftist – because he’s actually honest.

He’s been studying Big Tech’s political bias – for quite a while:

“Regarding elections, Dr. Epstein has found in multiple studies that search rankings that favor a political candidate drive the votes of undecided voters toward that candidate, an effect he calls SEME (“seem”), the Search Engine Manipulation Effect….

“(B)iased search rankings exercise undue influence over voter’s opinions – influence that cannot be counteracted by individual candidates but that can easily determine who will win a close election.”

Before Dr. Epstein did an in-depth study of Google manipulating voters and potential voters in the lead-up to the 2016 election – he called his shot:

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election – August 19, 2015

Shocker – Google did.

In fact, Dr. Epstein’s study reveals – the election doesn’t even have to be close…to be transformationally affected by Google’s Leftist bias.

“In 2016, I set up the first-ever monitoring system that allowed me to look over the shoulders of a diverse group of American voters — there were 95 people in 24 states,” (Epstein) said….

“The study looked into ‘politically oriented searches’ from a ‘diverse group of American voters,’….

“‘I looked at politically oriented searches that these people were conducting on Google, Bing and Yahoo. I was able to preserve more than 13,000 searches and 98,000 web pages, and I found very dramatic bias in Google’s search results… favoring Hillary Clinton — whom I supported strongly.”

Again: The election doesn’t have to be close – to be won by Google:

“‘That level of bias was sufficient, I calculated, to have shifted over time somewhere between 2.6 and 10.4 million votes to Hillary without anyone knowing that this had occurred….’”

We have heard INCESSANTLY since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton – that she won the popular vote by about three million votes.  That popular-vote-Clinton-victory – has re-ginned-up the Left’s push to end the electoral college.

And it turns out that if 90%-of-US-Search Google hadn’t uber-rigged their results for Clinton – Trump most likely would have also won the popular vote.  Maybe by a lot.

And how did Google get so uber-huge?  So as to wield such huge, Leftist, stealth political power?

Government cronyism.

Platform, or Publisher?:

“Section 230 of the (1996) Communications Decency Act immunizes online platforms for their users’ defamatory, fraudulent, or otherwise unlawful content. Congress granted this extraordinary benefit to facilitate ‘forum[s] for a true diversity of political discourse.’

“This exemption from standard libel law is extremely valuable to the companies that enjoy its protection, such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but they only got it because it was assumed that they would operate as impartial, open channels of communication—not curators of acceptable opinion.”

Get that?  Google and the rest of Big Tech get this massive cronyism – so long as they do not act as “curators of acceptable opinion.”

But Google – and the rest of Big Tech – have done exactly that.  Trillions and trillions of times.

The accumulated tonnage of anecdotes – proves it.

Dr. Epstein’s in-depth study – documents it.

Big Tech is biased – because they’re human.  And human nature…trumps…all.

Thus legislation dependent upon humans not behaving like humans – is folly.

Thus Section 230 – has gots to go.

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Electric school buses are coming to NoVA, thanks to these Fairfax moms

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Fairfax County is the 10th largest school division in the United States, home to almost 200,000 students, and uses the second largest fleet of school buses in the country with 1,625 buses. 

And as of last week, local school districts have the chance to start replacing diesel-fueled buses with electric buses, stemming from efforts made by Mothers Out Front Fairfax County, a local branch of a national advocacy group dedicated to ensuring a livable climate for all children through various initiatives.  

The group of mothers decided to come together in February to begin work on the electric school bus campaign, which is one of the many initiatives parents can choose from when they create a local chapter of Mothers Out Front. 

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While the current yellow buses transport local children to and from school, they also emit thousands of toxins into the air, which are more harmful to the respiratory and cardiovascular systems of children, according to the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists.

“I started it with one other mom and we’ve had guidance from the national organization to help with our launch,” says Julie Kimmel, a Fairfax County mother who has a 4-year-old daughter. “Since our campaign launched a few weeks ago, we’ve seen it grow so rapidly and it’s a huge win for us.”

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Following months of planning, discussion with the county school board and other local companies, the group launched its campaign on Aug. 20, announcing to the community how the replacement of buses would have a positive impact on the climate, and the children who grow up in it. Just nine days later, Virginia-based company Dominion Energy officially announced its commitment to phasing in electric school buses for local school districts over the next decade. 

Each electric school bus costs around $300,000, and Dominion plans on paying the economic difference of $200,000 for each school bus in its territory of Virginia, with the ultimate goal of replacing 100% of the diesel-fueled buses by 2030. The initial phase of the bus deployment aims to have 50 electric buses up and running at county schools by the end of 2020.

Currently, bus manufacturers and school districts are submitting proposals to get involved with the program as early as next year, giving Kimmel hope that Fairfax County Public Schools will be among the first to receive the chargeable buses. 

The 25 to 30 women of the local chapter of Mothers Out Front are now turning their attention to school board members, because while staff and teachers are on board, according to Kimmel, there needs to be pressure put on the executive side in order for real change to happen. 

“What we like the most about this issue is that it’s a literal billboard for sustainability,” says Kimmel about why her and co-founder Bobby Monacella chose this initiative in particular. “It’s pulling up in front of schools, it’s a talking point for students, teachers, parents and administrators. It becomes a community-wide thing.”

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Electric school buses are coming to NoVA, thanks to these Fairfax moms

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A group of community members, as well as Mothers Out Front leaders, at the campaign launch on Aug. 20. (Photo courtesy of Julie Kimmel)

Fairfax County is the 10th largest school division in the United States, home to almost 200,000 students, and uses the second largest fleet of school buses in the country with 1,625 buses. 

And as of last week, local school districts have the chance to start replacing diesel-fueled buses with electric buses, stemming from efforts made by Mothers Out Front Fairfax County, a local branch of a national advocacy group dedicated to ensuring a livable climate for all children through various initiatives.  

The group of mothers decided to come together in February to begin work on the electric school bus campaign, which is one of the many initiatives parents can choose from when they create a local chapter of Mothers Out Front. 

Want to know more about community members who are making a difference in the community? Subscribe to our newsletters. 

While the current yellow buses transport local children to and from school, they also emit thousands of toxins into the air, which are more harmful to the respiratory and cardiovascular systems of children, according to the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists.

“I started it with one other mom and we’ve had guidance from the national organization to help with our launch,” says Julie Kimmel, a Fairfax County mother who has a 4-year-old daughter. “Since our campaign launched a few weeks ago, we’ve seen it grow so rapidly and it’s a huge win for us.”

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Community members inside an electric school bus on Aug. 29. (Photo courtesy of Julie Kimmel)

Following months of planning, discussion with the county school board and other local companies, the group launched its campaign on Aug. 20, announcing to the community how the replacement of buses would have a positive impact on the climate, and the children who grow up in it. Just nine days later, Virginia-based company Dominion Energy officially announced its commitment to phasing in electric school buses for local school districts over the next decade. 

Each electric school bus costs around $300,000, and Dominion plans on paying the economic difference of $200,000 for each school bus in its territory of Virginia, with the ultimate goal of replacing 100% of the diesel-fueled buses by 2030. The initial phase of the bus deployment aims to have 50 electric buses up and running at county schools by the end of 2020.

Currently, bus manufacturers and school districts are submitting proposals to get involved with the program as early as next year, giving Kimmel hope that Fairfax County Public Schools will be among the first to receive the chargeable buses. 

The 25 to 30 women of the local chapter of Mothers Out Front are now turning their attention to school board members, because while staff and teachers are on board, according to Kimmel, there needs to be pressure put on the executive side in order for real change to happen. 

“What we like the most about this issue is that it’s a literal billboard for sustainability,” says Kimmel about why her and co-founder Bobby Monacella chose this initiative in particular. “It’s pulling up in front of schools, it’s a talking point for students, teachers, parents and administrators. It becomes a community-wide thing.”

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Leftist Judge’s ChiComm #1 Witness in Awful IP Theft Ruling – Is a Massive IP Thief

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Behold: Judge Lucy H. Koh:

“(A) United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California….On January 20, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Koh on the recommendation of California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California….”

Koh’s private and public career indicates she is thoroughly Democrat.  Koh’s ridiculous rulings indicate she is thoroughly Leftist:

“In Silicon Valley, Lucy Koh Is the Law:

“‘Koh has presided over some of the tech industry’s highest-profile cases. Though federal court cases are typically randomly assigned, fortuity and her spot in Silicon Valley have gained her more influence over tech than any other judge in the U.S….

“‘Her rulings at times have broken legal ground….

“‘Koh’s interest in the law, friends and colleagues say, is rooted in an idealistic sense of justice – in the law as an agent for change.’”

“Translation: Koh likes to ignore the Constitution and the law.  And make stuff up so as to impose her personal policy preferences – ‘break new ground’ so as to be an ‘agent of change’ – rather than remain within the confines of the law.

“Which is the job of the Legislative – not the Judiciary.  If she wants to change the law – she should ditch the robe and run for Congress.”

Koh is not a judge.  She is a judicial activist.

Most of the time – judicial activists get away with it.  But every once in a great long while, we revert to the Rule of Law – rather than the Rule of Men (and Women).  A very nice little hiatus – whenever it comes to pass.

Qualcomm Can Maintain Licensing Tactics Pending Appeal, Court Says:

“According to the filing, Qualcomm successfully raised ‘serious questions’ on the merits of a district court’s antitrust ruling. As such, the company can maintain existing license terms with customers, offer modem chips under condition of a customer’s patent license, and is not required to offer standard essential patent licenses to modem suppliers.”

And which district court judge issued this ruling?  That raised “serious questions?”  That got the frigging Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to stay said ruling?

Why…it’s our own intrepid Judge Koh:

“Judge Lucy Koh determined Qualcomm(’s patent licensing) violated federal antitrust laws and ordered remedial actions that call for the firm to restructure current and future licensing tactics.”

Suing a patent and its holder for being a monopoly – is like suing Shaquille O’Neal for being tall.  O’Neal is inherently large.  A patent is inherently a (temporary) monopoly.

Koh should have thrown out the case brought against patent holder Qualcomm…in no more than five seconds.  Instead….

Hey Judge Koh: When you are too far Left for the Ninth Circuit – you have REALLY gone off the edge of the map.

Koh’s entire ruling – and how she handled the entire case – was entirely absurd:

“Judge Koh – dismissed two dozen witnesses put forward by San Diego, California’s Qualcomm.

“And went whole hog with…Communist Chinese cellular company Huawei.  That also happens to be a direct competitor of Qualcomm.

“Judge Koh cited Communist Chinese, Qualcomm-competitor Huawei…134 times in her 233 page order.

“Because Judge Koh didn’t care about…you know, facts and dubious Communist Chinese witnesses and stuff.  She cared about imposing her personal Leftist policy preference.”

And what have we since learned about Koh’s star Intellectual Property (IP) witness – Communist China’s Huawei?  Whom she cited more than once per two pages – for 233 pages?  In her ruling that Qualcomm’s handling of its IP was illegal?

Huawei Faces Criminal Probe by US Prosecutor on Intellectual Property Theft

Oops:

“(O)n Thursday, the 29th of August 2019, US Prosecutors had set out a new investigation against the Chinese tech conglomerate accusing the Shenzhen-based telecommunication equipment maker of alleged technology theft….

“On top of that,…the Chinese tech titan was accused of stealing intellectual property from companies alongside individuals for multiple years by recruiting employees from its rivals….

“Aside from that,…the latest probe on Huawei would be looking in to the business practices of the Chinese tech conglomerates which had not been covered in the regulatory clauses….”

Wait – “the latest probe?”  Not the first?

Of course not.  To sort-of-quote the last line of the 1974 cinematic classic:

“Forget it, Jake. It’s China(town).”

Huawei’s Yearslong Rise Is Littered with Accusations of Theft and Dubious Ethics

Huawei Faces Charges of Intellectual Property Theft in US

8 Steps Huawei Took to Steal IP from T-Mobile and Cover It Up

US Semiconductor Company Claims Huawei Tried to Steal Its Technology

Huawei Using Suit Against Him to Steal IP, Ex-Worker Says

60 Minutes Torpedoes Huawei in Less Than 15 Minutes

Hey Huawei: When you are too far Left for fake news CBS’ fake news 60 Minutes – you have REALLY gone off the edge of the map.

NONE of Huawei’s ongoing, rolling massive IP theft – should come as a surprise to anyone.

Because like mother – like son.

Communist China has spent the last forty-plus years – stealing trillions of dollars of our IP.

And Huawei – is an appendage of the Chinese Communist Party.

IP theft is a fundamental component of Communist China’s business model.  So IP theft is a fundamental component of Huawei’s business model.

So NONE of Huawei’s ongoing, rolling massive IP theft – should come as a surprise to anyone.

Most especially Judge Koh.  Who does just about nothing but IP and tech cases for a living.

Koh should have dismissed any and everything Huawei had to say.

Instead, she did exactly that with more than two dozen Qualcomm witnesses.

And instead cited Huawei more than once per two pages – for 233 pages.

Because Koh is not a judge.  She is a judicial activist.

Thank God part of her idiocy was stayed.

Hopefully until the entirety of her idiocy is overturned.

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