My Comment On Comcast’s Net Neutrality Comments

Comcast recently clarified their position on net neutrality (link to Twitter hashtag).

Their comments are in this announcement from their corporate website.

I posted a comment to that discussion, and as of this post, it was still being “approved” by Comcast Voices.  Just in case it doesn’t, I screen captured the comment I left, and placed the image here:

My Comcast Comment

My Comcast Comment

Now, if they do in fact post the comment, then I will update here.  If they don’t, well … there is a back up record.

I also Tweeted…

Do The Politicians Stand For Any Issues Any More?

Here in WA State, we have two Senators running for a congressional spot.  Republican Dino Rossi, and Democrat Patty Murray.

Patty has held office for 18 years, and like most politicians, has done some things for the State, and failed to live up to some promises made.

Dino, well, ran for Governor twice…narrowly losing to Gregoire both times.

Both have their pluses, both have their minuses.

But neither are running ads that have any value whatsoever, and that’s the point of this post…why all the negative smear campaigns against the opponent and nothing else?

I don’t want to see problems, I want to see solutions, and how each person will provide them as our representative in Congress.

Let’s get to work.

The Stuff We May Not Want To Hear

It’s a nice thought to believe we live on top of this big, fluffy marshmallow called life.  It’s nice to believe the government is there to protect us, and guide our countries through any perils that may come along.  It’s nice to believe that there are trustworthy people in that government (and that U.S., corporations don’t have a measure of greed involved in their decisions).

It’s nice to believe all that.

Here’s the stuff we may NOT want to hear, but if we don’t act on as a country (U.S.) and world community, we might head in the wrong direction (all my opinion only, I’m not a lawyer, financial advisor or a health professional, seek professional guidance at your discretion)…

  • We need to quit listening to mainstream media so much. This antiquated system of relaying “spun” information has way too much influence in the U.S. and worldwide.  Plus, negative news is what increases ratings, so that should tell you what they focus on.
  • Vaccines are a band-aid, they are NOT the solution. Our medical community needs to work on eradicating viruses, not just providing a temporary solution that entitles the drug companies to profits year after year.

The real disturbing trend unfolding with vaccines is that for the most part “mass-vaccination” has been proven ineffective, yet we continue to use and rely on that ancient methodology.  We continue to hear reports of “superbugs”, yet we continue to rely on this “cure” for disease.  Folks, we need  a different answer, vaccines aren’t it…period.

  • Small business owners need to step up, not step out. The news keeps spewing venomous poison that the “recession” is in control, unemployment is at an all-time high, blah, blah, blah…

Folks, if you’re a business owner, you need to step it up…not cower in fear of this recession. Big companies are not flexible enough to adapt, they just put their proverbial tails between their legs and “ride it out”…but they have the resources to do so.

Small businesses don’t have these resources. So don’t act like a big business…act like a small business, and adapt…starting now.  Quit listening to the news, and instead focus on ways to improve your situation by using the Internet to market, improving your marketing, reaching a different target audience, creating another product etc…

This world economy is counting on you, the small business owner (that group also includes me, but my businesses have grown over 20% in comparable sales per year, almost every year I’ve operated, so I know it’s possible for you too).

  • Self-accountability needs to increase, and the stupid litigation needs to decrease by a LARGE margin. Man this is a hot button for me, I’m sick and tired of people blaming other circumstances and people for their own shortcomings.

From a cup of coffee that was hot (go figure) and winning a lawsuit because that coffee spilled in her lap, to blaming the economy for losses to your income instead of YOU going out and doing something about it…we have a BIG problem in society here.

Along with this lack of self-accountability comes the sense of “entitlement” that we are owed some form of lifestyle just for being here (especially here in the U.S., which makes me both ashamed and want to vomit in my mouth).  We are NOT owed any particular kind of lifestyle just because we are alive.

Get off government “feeding bottle” programs as fast as you can, get training, get a better job, hell…I’ll just say it…make a better life for yourself, don’t expect it to be handed to you (it never will be).

The gluttony and “pork-fat” in the society we live in is disgusting people, let’s work together and make it lean meat. 🙂

Joe out…

Are We Sure We Want National Security?

National Security.

Those words seem to promote a warm, fuzzy feeling in most people.

But do we really want National Security?

Because with a country of 300 million plus people, there have to be sacrifices to the way we live in order to achieve true National Security.

Do we want to sacrifice?

Do we want national security?  Or do we want our freedom?  Because you can’t have both existing in a country of this size at the same time…it’s impossible (or is it? can we?).

So where do you draw the line? (think:  body scanners in airports as just one of many examples)  Where do you stop giving up your personal freedoms in the name of national security?

And once those freedoms are gone, they’re gone…look at the rest of the world.

What Is Our Country Coming To?

I love this country, make no mistake about it.

But, there is a disturbing trend silently moving about that bothers me.

Here’s one example, where Hawaii had to pass a resolution just to stop forced vaccinations within it’s borders.

Why does it even have to come to that?

Do we really have freedom of choice anymore?  Or, are governing bodies starting to choose for us?

(even worse, are there people that want the gov to choose for us?)

Don’t get me wrong, I am NOT a conspiracy theorist…at all actually.  I do like to examine all sides of an issue and be informed though.

Looks like it’s time to step the process of being informed up to the next level.