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The Donald is a birther but at least he's consistent.  
 
Donald Trump responded to Sen. Ted Cruz jumping in the contest for the 2016 Republican nomination by questioning Cruz's eligibility to be president.
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I know.  The whole birther movement was a complete sideshow for Obama's campaign.  I'm just saying that if they don't keep on Cruz with the same temerity then everyone else will see how much effort they wasted.  
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A quick St. Patrick's Day survey. 
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Well, I quite enjoy boilermakers but this survey was about having your whisky/whiskey with or without the letter "e".  
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Here's to the Irish in all of us. 
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Net neutrality means a neutral internet, not one controlled by the government or by the monopoly service providers.  
 
FCC Full Releases Full Net Neutrality Guidelines
The supplemental rules are 313 pages of the 400 page document (80 pages of Republican dissent included), but the new FCC rules specifically pertaining to Net Neutrality are just 8 pages (p. 283-290) in the section PART 8: PROTECTING AND PROMOTING THE OPEN INTERNET. http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db0312/FCC-15-24A1.pdf

I'm proud that President Obama and the Democratic Party supports a free, open, and neutral internet. It's just too bad Republicans have chosen to attack this as some type of "government takeover" instead of supporting your right to not be faced with speed throttling, packet prioritization, and paid content packages. 

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400-page net neutrality order includes 80 pages of Republican dissents http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/03/400-page-net-neutrality-order-includes-80-pages-of-republican-dissents/

Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know Now  http://www.savetheinternet.com/net-neutrality-what-you-need-know-now

Republicans’ “Internet Freedom Act” would wipe out net neutrality http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/03/republicans-internet-freedom-act-would-wipe-out-net-neutrality/

Republicans in Congress already trying to overturn FCC’s latest votes
http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/02/republicans-in-congress-already-trying-to-overturn-fccs-latest-votes/

Fact Checking organizations are calling Republicans out on their lies and exaggerations:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2015/01/16/the-claim-that-fccs-net-neutrality-decision-would-cost-americans-15-billion-in-new-taxes/

"Broadband For America" Members Didn't Know Group Was Front For Anti-Neutrality Cable Industry  http://consumerist.com/2014/06/10/broadband-for-america-members-didnt-know-group-was-front-for-anti-neutrality-cable-industry/

FCC Republicans launch last-ditch effort to sink net neutrality plan  http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/02/fcc-republicans-launch-last-ditch-effort-to-sink-net-neutrality-plan/

#NetNeutrality   #InternetFreedom   #FCC  
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Let's clear something up first.  As it turns out, most brewers only rack once, from primary to secondary fermentation, and don't rack multiple times to improve clarity.  So that's information I'll be using soon to improve my mead brewing. I am still having ...
Let's clear something up first.  As it turns out, most brewers only rack once, from primary to secondary fermentation, and don't rack multiple times to improve clarity.  So that's information I'll be using soon to improve my ...
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I swear by my pretty floral bonnet this is the shiniest animation in the 'verse.   #firefly  
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This is going on the project list.  
 
This heavy duty workbench has two adjustable lights, 4 x 110v outlets, a small vise, a storage locker, and the ability to roll.

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Archaeologists in Spain have recently confirmed the remains of Cervantes, author of Don Quixote.  It's worth taking a look back at the origin of the story that made him famous.  
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And a shoe drops.  At first reading, you expect the word "lawful" in the FCC document to mean something like "not child pornography."  But as is always the case these days the definition gets expanded to cover drug interdiction, money laundering, and eventually, inevitably, copyright.  
Classifying internet traffic under Title II has just handed internet service providers either the requirement or the permission to examine all traffic, make a determination on its legality outside of due process, and block or allow that traffic, whether it be an artist's own work, a video game patch distributed to customers through BitTorrent, or an unlicensed movie distribution.  
 
FCC's Net Neutrality: The word "Lawful" has really become newspeak for "Evil". New column on Privacy News.

Apparently, the FCC’s version of net neutrality really does contain a gaping hole for anything copyright-monopoly-related. The little qualifier “lawful” in the sentence that “all lawful traffic must be treated equally” turned out to mean that ISPs may now be required to police the net for copyright monopoly infringements, acting as police, prosecutor, judge, and executioner – often in complex cases, denying citizens any and all due process. This is starting to become a pattern.

It’s become more and more apparent, that the word “lawful” in any policy matters has become synonymous with “evil”. Any and every time something is described as “lawful”, it could just as well have been described as “despicable”, “unjust”, “corrupt”, or “violating human rights”.

The reason is simple: if you presented something good and desirable, you would never point out that it were lawful in the first place, regardless of whether it were or not. “Lawful” has become a justification for anything and everything in society that is being shoved down the throat of the net generation against their will.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2015/03/fcc-net-neutrality-lawful-has-really-become-newspeak-for-evil/
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Wash and Mal want to make a new series on Indiegogo but they didn't make their funding goal.  No, just kidding, they blew past it and two new stretch goals and are sitting at nearly triple their original goal with a month left in the campaign.  Oh, Zoe and Simon are also on board for the project.  But it isn't a new Firefly series.  
So this new series, Con Man, is about two actors from a cancelled but cult favorite sci-fi show.  One went on to be a big name A-list actor while the other one is stuck in the convention circuit.  Starring Tudyk, Fillion, Torres, Maher, and also Seth Green and Felicia Day.  But it isn't a biography either.  
Here's my one big concern about Con Man.  I don't want it to be Galaxy Quest: the Series.  _Galaxy Quest_ was a great send up of sci-fi culture but it works best as a stand alone event.  Any sort of continuation would be like explaining the joke.  Anyway, I'm looking forward to following this project and I hope for the best for Con Man and everyone involved.  
Firefly's Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion have already surpassed their crowdfunding goals for their 'Con Man' campaign.
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