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Scott Converse
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Another great reason to have Municipal (and county) fiber based internet infrastructure. Its like roads, sewers, electricity or any other utility. You cant trust a for profit entity thats also a defacto monopoly to not operate in its own self interest. You need to provide those services directly, or, you need to regulate the monopoly.

Comcast, CenturyLink Give New Home Owner Kafka-esque Introduction To U.S. Broadband Market http://zite.to/1CxtJDt

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The problem isn't the bad cop.  The problem is the GOOD cop who doesn't REPORT the bad cop.  It perpetuates the bad cops behavior and gives ALL cops a bad name.

to the 95% good cops:  Start giving up the asshats.  Until then, to us (the general public) you're all untrustworthy, violent and potentially deadly.
A video with echoes of the Rodney King beating shows Floyd Dent pinned to the ground and punched 16 times by an officer with a history of citizen complaints
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Amen.
Thousands of studies tout its magical properties
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Yet another reason for FCC Title II oversight of the internet and implementation of municipally owned broadband systems.  It's a utility; it should be treated like a required 'if it's not there lives can be threatened' utility.   #centurylink   #centurylinksucks  
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Interesting idea.  it's, effectively, a huge tax break to 'bring the money home'.
 
A good move Mr. President....
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Definitely a policy idea we need to consider, but watch this movie http://werenotbrokemovie.com/ (eye opening on some of the issues and hidden traps in repatriation if policy makers aren't prudent in their design. I don't subscribe to this line of thought necessarily but enjoyed the thought stimulation in my own mind and paradigms.
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Sheesh... Just break up the oligopolies & defacto monopolies. At this point, there is no fix that wont take 10 years of court challenges. Go anti-trust. Its an easy case to make.

Judge rejects AT&T claim that FTC can’t stop unlimited data throttling http://zite.to/1CxuqMQ

AT&T can't escape the FTC's jurisdiction, despite "common carrier" status.
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Actually, if the courts wanna get serious, it's not too much of a stretch to apply RICO here. It would probably get converted into something else in the process, but the bad press for a company like AT&T from even the whiff of a RICO case would generate would have customers bailing in droves. 

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Wow...  Indiana, now...Arkansas:  The stupid states.
WASHINGTON -- Arkansas passed a religious freedom bill on Tuesday that is similar to an Indiana law that has faced national backlash for legalizing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The bill cleared the Arkansa...
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I say, why not?
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This is really kind of amazing to me.  It seems the entire Republican Party is supportive of this law.  Every one of the Republican presidential wannabe's has expressed support for this bill.  I wonder if they realize that 10% of the population is LGBT, and fully half (or more) of the general population have friends who are LGBT.

Idiotic.  Politically It's like: shoot me in the head stupid.
WASHINGTON -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) said Tuesday he will back an amendment to the state's new "religious freedom" law clarifying that it does not allow businesses to deny service to anyone, and insisted that he never intended to discr...
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Indiana Sentences Purvi Patel to 20 Years for Feticide - NBC News

What. The. F##k. Its like the state of Indiana regressed to medieval times. Someone should tell them it's not the twelfth century anymore.
On Monday, the state of Indiana sentenced 33-year-old Purvi Patel to 20 years in prison on charges of feticide - an act that causes the death of a fetus - an...
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Nice Move!  Platte River Power Authority is the 'co-op' that Longmont uses to provide electricity to our city.  Very impressive.   #longmont  
WELLINGTON – Platte River Power Authority and Boulder-based solar developer juwi Inc. have signed an agreement to build a 22-megawatt solar energy...
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Longmont, CO
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Boulder, CO. - Denver, CO. - Los Altos, CA. - Chicago, Il. - New York, NY. - Cedar Rapids, IA. - Dallas, TX. - Los Angeles, CA.
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Product and Business Creator
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Currently have a small consulting practice and am involved in hackerspaces (tinkermill.org). Last 5 years or so: Founded a couple of startups (ClickCaster and Medioh). Past 20 years or so: worked in senior executive positions for Apple, Paramount Pictures/Viacom, Motorola, MCI, Nagravision and McCloud USA. Love to create and democratize platforms (software, organizational, business and non-profits).
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Create stuff; put together teams of amazing people; guide it all so good things happen.
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I'm teachable.
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  • Entrepreneur/Consultant
    CEO/CTO/VP/Managing Partner, 2004 - present
  • Mcleod USA
    GM, Cable/TV/Telephone group, 2003 - 2004
  • MCI Inc.
    VP, Strategy, 1999 - 2003
  • Motorola
    Divisional VP HS wireless/4G, 1997 - 1999
  • Paramount Pictures
    Sr. VP Technology, 1994 - 1997
  • Apple Inc.
    Sr. Group Mgr/AEML Director- Online Services, 1987 - 1994
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I love this place. Eat hear at least once a week, often more. Great breakfasts, creative specials, high quality food, excellent service. What more can you ask?
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Excellent food, outstanding service, generous potions, well priced... What more could you ask?
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Best Italian food in Longmont. I grew up in this neighborhood and this place has been here for decades. The parents sold the place to their kids a few years ago so it's a true local neighborhood Italian restaurant in every sense of the world. They make their own pasta on site. The owner even had the spaghetti machine custom designed to get just the right width for the noodles (I know this because he brought the custom made part out to show me when I asked about the noodle size). It's not a fancy place, (yea, they use iceberg lettuce in some of their salads) it's just great neighborhood Italian like you'll find all over larger cities like NY or Boston. Either you like it or you don't. Personally, I love it.
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