Netflix hopes the Charter peering pledge could serve not only its own interests, but establish an industry-wide practice for internet TV. Hastings said he hopes free peering will spare the emerging industry from the sort of battles that continue to plague the cable TV industry industry, in which stations go dark whenever distributor and content owner haggle over a “retransmission” price.
Some may argue Net neutrality, while others would accuse Netflix of freeloading. What's your take?
Now is the opportunity for shuttle bus drivers, for food service workers, for janitors, for security officers to re-ask the question: Should I be equally as valued as the high tech workers in the high tech industry?
He did not state a specific opinion as to require a Bachelor's degree in Urban Transport, or equivalent experience, for future bus drivers.
Did they exhaust the H1B limit already?
The limit for H1B's for FY2013 was reached on June 11, 2012 already. The filing of H1B's for FY2014 will (probably) open up on April 1st, 2013. I'm sure a number of corporations have a few petitions ready to be filed.
I'm British and I'm accidently sickened by this news, and I actually think our country deserves international condemnation over this but your rant is just stupid and wrong. "Before exiting Heathrow Airport, you will be recorded on more CCTV camera's than while driving from San Francisco to New York." That doesn't even make any sense, the distance between a plane and the exit to Heathrow isn't large enough for this to be true, unless you believe for some reason they have multiple CCTV cameras covering exactly the same spots taking the exact same redundant images for absolutely no reason at all. Hint: they don't. The UK has a CCTV problem, but your example is 100% bullshit, if you'd really actually been to Heathrow you'd know this.
I have been to Heathrow many times. And yes, I was exaggerating a but, but I'm glad to see that you at least agree with the message I was trying to bring: the U.K. has too much CCTV going on. It is impossible not to be on CCTV if you live in the U.K.
"The UK prohibits MP's of other European countries access because of their political views." Sure, the UK has refused entry to Geert Wilders, the Dutch far right extremist politicians which is presumably who you're referring to, but that's because the UK was dealing with a resurgent BNP at the time and we frankly didn't want to strengthen the far right platform. You realise however that countries like the US ban even simple holiday makers for jokes they've made on Twitter which the US authorities finds offensive? many European countries also ban extremists and so forth too.
There is a difference between the holiday makers making "terrorist jokes" and an MP who has been invited to speak about his political views. And you've just proved my point: the politics in the U.K. are so rotten that they want to avoid strengthening a far right platform. You know what? Even the far right (which whom I definitely do not agree), have a right to form a political voice. I order for people to respect your/a democracy, you need to allow political views that you do not necessarily agree with. I don't agree with Geert Wilders at all. But I will defend his right to freedom of speech whenever I can. The U.K. has a right to deny GW entry to their country, but that gives me the right to place them on my list of countries-who-oppose-democracy, and on my list of rotten-countries. And again, nothing against the individual Briton like you, but the system as a whole.
We do need to make sure we don't allow the downwards trajectory towards less tolerance to continue though and absolutely we should still work to reverse it.
By limiting free speech?
"The health system exceeds Mao's finest expectations when it comes to communist equality for all, especially the lack of quality." This is just stupid and wrong. The NHS works, it's one of the best systems in the world and used as a model for many other countries who want a progressive health system. If you think the NHS is somehow a communist issue, then presumably you think that the US having public police and fire services makes the US police and fire services communist too. In most civilised nations, healthcare is treated as an essential basic service just like policing, fire, and the military are. Sucks for you if you don't come from such a civilised society where people can focus on being productive, rather than having to worry as to whether they'll be made bankrupt for no other reason than they got ill.
Just check this link: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=NHS+mistake and you'll see why I say this. There is one public system, and it is the NHS. Here in the U.S., I can choose which doctor I'd like to visit, if necessary. I agree with you that the insurance system is broken, but the quality of care is generally excellent.
"The police have a license to kill (remember the poor Brazilian guy in London?)." Well yeah, the police kinda do have a license to kill. Have you ever heard of an armed police unit anywhere in the world that is told "Well, here are your guns, but don't actually shoot anyone". A few examples of malpractice like Menezes do not equal an endemic issue with police murdering people. The British police record on this sort of thing is orders of magnitude better than in most of the world partly due to the fact a small handful of units have firearms so the scope for it happening accidently, or intentionally, is low. Compare this to say, America, where the police shoot multiple people every day across the whole country. Again, this isn't exactly one of the more pressing areas the UK needs to improve in. It's again one of those things that needs consistent monitoring and work to improve on, but is still one of the best in the world. Again, this is why the British police force do a lot of training of other countries across the globe.
The big difference with the U.S. is that when a police officer makes similar misjudgement, he will face a court and a jury, and the legal system will do its job. The officer could still be cleared of all wrongdoing, but in the case of Menezes, no such justice was done. There was an internal inquiry, the police was cleared and that's it. None of his killers have ever seen a judge or a jury, let alone done any jailtime.
"They sold out their own traditions in order to get the Corrupt Olympics of 2012." What traditions did we sell out to get it? what was corrupt about it?
How about changing laws to meet the demands of the IOC? And the IOC is as corrupt as corruption can go. I guess that's a well-known fact.
"The UK is one of the most rotten countries in the world" Well let's be honest, no it's really not is it? It has problems, it doesn't live up to the same standards it proclaims everyone else should, and it's dissapointing for those living here. But relative to the rest of the world, it's still one of the least corrupt. That doesn't mean it's not a problem though, and it doesn't mean we should ignore it.
Ok, if I'm really honest I would probably choose Nigeria or Somalia to fit that description. I take those words back and apologize.
"I would avoid it as the plague. No way in hell will I ever spend a single holiday penny there." Glad to hear it. We're not really that keen on America's ill-informed right wing nutjobs over here.
Well, I'm actually not a right-wing American nut-job. I'm from The Netherlands, but live in the U.S. since a couple of years. And I'm not right-wing at all. Not left wing either, probably somewhere in the middle. But I can't vote anyway so that doesn't really matter.
"It's just their government that they have to deal with. Poor them." Well, at least you got one thing right. Honestly, if you really knew much about Britain you'd know that the pressing problems are things like this, political corruption stemming from an unhealthy lack of separation between corporations and politics fuelled by an abysmal electoral system that allows politicians to only have to cater to minorities and ignore the majority. Unfortunately what you would probably still fail to realise is that this is the same fundamental issue at the source of America's problems too. Perhaps the reason you mistakenly believe the UK is somehow in a worse situation because we actually do complain about these issues and because when things like the Menezes incident happens, it does make headline news because it is such an uncommon occurance, whilst in the US, officers shooting unarmed latinos just isn't newsworthy anymore?
The big difference I see between the U.S. and the U.K. (once again, I see myself as pretty neutral as I'm not American and I'm pretty new here), is that the U.S. has a constitution which is pretty well-respected (yes, some may disagree). Freedom of speech is non-existent in the U.K. (tweet something bad about an athlete and get arrested), but heavily protected here, for example.
The ordinary people, however, are pretty similar, despite their interesting differences. In general I've found both the British as the Americans to be fairly open-minded, friendly and welcoming. And everybody hates their own politicians.
Sorry for the long post.
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