Daily Topics - Monday November 17th, 2014

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Hour One: When it comes to war...whose side is the media on? Peter Hart, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (F.A.I.R.)

Hour Two: Will the FCC do right by the internet? Former FCC Commissioner, Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Hour Three: How the President could reform dark money - Lee Fang, The Nation / Republic Report

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mathboy's picture
mathboy 7 years 10 weeks ago
#1

The way I explain Net Neutrality is with an analogy to a toll road.

A toll road can charge the cars that travel on it, but the toll booth operator cannot ask the drivers where they're going, and then send a bill to everybody's destination for the privilege of making the stores and homes accessible by that road.

Without Net Neutrality, the "toll road" would be charging both sides of the interaction (the traveler and the destination), getting paid twice to do something once. And if the road is allowed to ask where you're going, then it can start charging different types of destinations differently.

mathboy's picture
mathboy 7 years 10 weeks ago
#2

Obion County, Tennessee, was where the fire fighters let a house burn down because the advance fee hadn't been paid.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obion_County,_Tennessee#Other_services

waterdrinker's picture
waterdrinker 7 years 9 weeks ago
#3

Off topic

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ckrob 7 years 9 weeks ago
#4

Can dark money groups be used to launder money from criminal enterprises? Anyone have an opinion? Movement of enormous sums of cash by unidentifed individuals outside banking surveillance seems like a real temptation to the less than scrupulously honest. Of course, it would doubtless be OK because our politicians would make sure everything is above board.

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