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Comment: Re: Crime (Score 2) 416

Bush was a millionaire when he entered office (both Bushs).

Clinton was not a millionaire when he entered office - I think his gig as Gov. Of Arkansas netted him a cool $35K in salary.

Obama stepped into office a millionaire from book sales of his TWO autobiographies.

If Hillary becomes President, she'll step in as a multi-millionaire - probably richer than 'obscenely' rich Mitt Romney.

Comment: Re: B0ll0cks... (Score 1) 416

You seem to have forgotten that when it comes to the current administration and it's supporters, simply asserting something is in itself sufficient proof to support the assertion.

For example "There isn't even a smidgen of a scandal" at the IRS and it's enhanced interrogation of conservative groups. "It was a protest to an offensive video on YouTube" for Benghazi. Etc...

Comment: Re: Jail time (Score 1) 416

He never said to skip the legal process, he said that she should wind up in jail. I would enjoy watching that trial as it plays out during the Democrat Primary...

I suspect she'd have another one of those priceless Hillary moments "What difference, at this point, does it make..."

Comment: Re: Politics aside for a moment. (Score 2) 416

You sound like the apologists back in 2008 that excused Obama's lies on the campaign trail as 'something he had to do to win' - what?!?!

EVERY official communication email she sent originated from a non-governmental email server, and only those emails addressed to State a department workers were ever stored on federal email servers.

Why is that a problem? That means any emails she sent to anyone overseas, leaders of foreign nations, for example, were never stored on federal email servers, invisible to any FOIA request or Congressional investigation.

Comment: Re: fees (Score 1) 388

by kenh (#49159705) Attached to: Verizon Posts Message In Morse Code To Mock FCC's Net Neutrality Ruling

So, what the FCC should really focus on is ... to open up the broadband market to more competition.

Except they don't have jurisdiction, AFAIK.

The problem is the voters have elected representatives that agreed to and enforced local monopolies to encourage investment in enabling infrastructure. Without the offer of a monopoly on the local market, how would the local government be able to ensure everyone has access to the services offered, not just those most likely to subscribe to the services offered? How many competitors would enter a market and invest in a parallel infrastructure to fight over a defined number of customers?

Comment: Re: fees (Score 1) 388

by kenh (#49159659) Attached to: Verizon Posts Message In Morse Code To Mock FCC's Net Neutrality Ruling

An infrastructure funded by the entire community, both those that sign up for high-speed Internet and those that don't. That sounds wonderful - free infrastructure for the providers, funded by taxpayers... Unless you are one of the folks that doesn't have an interest in high-speed internet access...

A sizable percentage of Americans that are offered high-speed internet service opt out, either for cost or lack of interest. 'Sizable percentage' is far from a majority, but in many communities that rate is about 25% (from memory), and includes people with access, but no interest in high-speed internet access.

Comment: Re: I hope (Score 2) 227

by kenh (#49157289) Attached to: As Big As Net Neutrality? FCC Kills State-Imposed Internet Monopolies

A municipal Internet service, funded with tax-payer dollars, what could go wrong?

Gee, there isn't any chance some activist groups would file suits forcing the government to filter out hate speech, pornography, extreme violence, gun sales, etc on their "tax-payer-funded Internet"? No, that would never happen...

Oh wait, we already do that on taxpayer-funded Internet in our schools and libraries!

Comment: Re: Republicans are totally out to lunch on this i (Score 1) 227

by kenh (#49157273) Attached to: As Big As Net Neutrality? FCC Kills State-Imposed Internet Monopolies

Because wired Internet service so often is a natural monopoly, there are all kinds of situations in which towns or villages or even small neighborhoods find themselves cut off from any service by a company that simply does not feel it worthwhile to extend service to that market.

Really, because the "company simply does not feel it worthwhile to extend service to that market"?

They decline to extend services to areas that they don't think will be profitable, see they are a profit-driven enterprise in most cases.

Now, what we'll see is taxpayers absorb the losses extending services to areas that were otherwise unprofitable to service - that's a great step forward, I can just see your local taxpayer having no problem running fiber cable for miles down a rural road to offer high-speed internet service to the seven farms over 20 miles of county road...

Comment: Re: Hilarious (Score 1) 227

by kenh (#49157257) Attached to: As Big As Net Neutrality? FCC Kills State-Imposed Internet Monopolies

How so, deductions are a part of the tax code, put there for a reason. It is the government saying you owe us X% of your income above a certain amount, but if you have a mortgage you don't owe taxes on the money you spent on interest, if you have children we know they can be very expensive, so keep some of that money you were going to pay in taxes to cover the expense of your children, etc.

Deductions is the government telling you what money it is not entitled to, not 'taking money from the government'...

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