I have actually been in Comcast test areas in Georgia and have gotten 10 times (no joke) the speed both upload and download I was paying for, but then they extended the bandwidth to others and it dropped.
Police have by need, circumstance, and desire for power forgotten that they are there to "To Protect and Serve".
Instead they believe they are there to do what they think is OK and act as if they are the power when the power is derived from the authority we give them to enforce the laws we should be defining. They have gone to a place where they react first from over-caution instead of using rational thought.
IMHO if an officer shoots someone it has to be shown without a doubt that they were doing what was required to protect innocents or themselves from real harm. Not just a dude that was unarmed and "OMG" lunging. That officer was a person we do not want helping to enforce our laws.
In other news, regulation to require ISPs to provide true speeds and inform consumers about data caps in their advertising has been met by much resistance from ISPs.
Comcast is quoted as saying "Having to quote the actual speed a consumer will get is too complicated. Additionally, if we are forced to let consumers know that there are caps in a transparent way before they sign we are put at a competitive disadvantage."
So as usual regulators have offered to allow the ISPs to do whatever they want.
I can understand why cops are leery of being recorded. Video can be edited to show a different story than what really happened. Video can be taken out of context and it will show a different story. And things that occur off screen could alter opinions about what really happened.
I also know that cops don't want to be monitored because sometimes they forget they are there to serve us not rule over us.
The statements above suggest not only that Snowden was being truthful, but also that administration and Congressional officials who insist that Snowden gave the documents to the Russian are ignorant or lying.
Mike, mike, my over informed long time friend, what it suggests is that they need to CYA not that they really are lying or are ignorant. Those people did not get there by luck, they know what they are doing. So enough giving them the benefit of the doubt and call a f**ka*s a f**a*s they are and will always be about their power and their privilege. They knew what they were doing and are doing what they can to not lose what they have.
Mike sometimes you are just to diplomatic. They suck and you know it.
When I read this and watched the video no one had commented yet. I just could not at that time because I had feelings of serious hate towards them. I am not a minority nor am I some bleeding heart but watching this video made me so mad that ANYONE in the country would be treated in that manner no matter the circumstances that I really wanted to blast them.
I am not aware of their day to day job or the stresses involved but there simply is not excuse for the way another human being is being treated.
Simple answer these officers should be fired. If not then the police chief should be fired then the officers. Anything less is just not acceptable. Time to send a message to police they are not the power they are allowed by us to exercise certain powers we grant them to serve and protect us. That is it.
Well maybe...But there are other ways of tracking you. OnStar? Have we heard a word from the Government bailed out company GM about what they do or do not provide to the government about tracking info? The NSA might be all up in their DBs finding data.
Don't forget traffic cams, or highway traffic cams, or the billion other cameras that are tracking your movements that the NSA has found some way to tap in to.
1984 was a fantasy. The reality is a bit more detailed.
Washington is about gaining power not about representing the people that elected you. So the people elected only need to balance 2 points. What gains them power in Washington and what gets them re-elected. Nominations are not part of that equation.
So it seems that Bush was the pre-vanguard 1984 monitoring president. And Obama is a president that found good info in being a government that always and monitors...everything.
Elect those people you want, but enjoy the benefits and consequences of that choice.
Turn off that stupid, vapid reality tv show and find a way to understand what they want to do to you and your family. Or complain never again. You choice with or without information is your choice. But understand if enough uninformed people agree then the US becomes the USSR.