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What Is 'Net Neutrality?'

Last week the US Federal Communications formally adopted stricter “net neutrality” rules that essentially will regulate the internet in the country like a public utility, according to Quartz. 92 more words

U.s. Politics

Ending the Export-Import Bank's Corporate Welfare Should Be a Gimme for the GOP

In the grand scheme of things, the Export-Import Bank isn’t the worst government program or the one that most needs to be abolished.

Entitlement programs… 660 more words

Big Government

New Poem: The Tear of the Jewel

The Tear of the Jewel,

The waters of the East are still

They fear the silk that seeks their thrill

It seems their oyster died today… 148 more words

Poetry

21st Century Slavery……

‘Reach for the history books and they’ll tell you that slavery was abolished in the UK by the Slave Trade Act of 1807, driven by the unstoppable will-power of William Wilberforce. 609 more words

Exploitation

Treachery wears a contemporary's guise

I watched the classic John Landis comedy ‘Trading Places’ last night, where street hustler Eddie Murphy and privileged stockbroker Dan Aykroyd have their socio-economic roles reversed by two arrogant stock tycoons on a bet, in order to demonstrate how much of an effect one’s environment has on their chances of success. 431 more words

Elizabeth Warren on the Trans Pacific Partnership

By Elizabeth Warren,

The United States is in the final stages of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive free-trade agreement with Mexico, Canada, Japan, Singapore and seven other countries. 113 more words

"blood-sucking, intimidating bullies."

 

 

I have been following the saga of four Goderich, Ontario families (the Drennans, Ryans, Dixons and Kroeplins) who attempted to stop the development of a monstrous wind turbine development near their homes and farms. 358 more words

Society