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  • Mar 20th, 2018 @ 11:17pm


    And the State and Gov. have a monopoly on Cig taxes..

  • Mar 20th, 2018 @ 2:01pm

    Years ago..far far away..

    Its interesting that BEFORE cable/sat almost ALLLLLLL of the TV stations were broadcast only and mostly regional..
    Didnt matter who they were, most of the MAIN stations were local..from TNT to CBS..
    Cable came up and allot of fighting started..
    Who paid, what, Who paid who, Who was going to BUY WHO..
    25-50 channels and all of them were individual..
    We got to see things from every part of the USA..

    NOW 2/3 of the stations are designed to GOTO CABLE/SAT, with no local distribution..
    But the OLD system is still there.(for REASONS) If you know how Cable sends out to the areas, its easy...SAT distribution mainly.(they are looking at the net also, NOW).

    We do have a problem, in that the TV stations USED to have control, but the cable corps NOW have the ability to SHUT DOWN 90% of all of the TV stations in 1 click...and all the money they make, would be GONE./.(I think they are learning that)(which means they can TELL the TV stations how much they will pay or even CHARGE them to broadcast their channels)
    The end result, could be Good/bad/ugly..and everyone paying for Cable/sat..and its JUST TO MUCH..

    Fun time at the zoo..

  • Mar 20th, 2018 @ 1:43pm

    i FIND IT FUNNY, again..

    That Laws are being FOCUSED..
    not an OPEN law based on EVERYTHING..
    All the papers, all the books, and the internet..

    Why isnt the law against personal actions?? and not restricting public information?

    But we ALREADY have these laws.. including regulations on paper publications..

  • Mar 20th, 2018 @ 1:30pm

    For a government

    For a gov. thats supposed to be OPEN and outstanding in the Best ways, this goes against everything this nation is supposed to stand for..

    For all the balances and protections WE ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE, why is it that so much ISNT being done, as of late?

    For some odd reasoning, the Declaration of war, makes things SECURITY RIDDEN, and we cant even tell WHO flushed the toilet last, or even used the toilet last(and left it a mess)...(the cat did it).

    When the internet of things started, the Gov. posted as much as they could. But Tons of stuff has been removed, hidden, repressed.. Such as the Water Quality reports, that EVERY city is supposed to do yearly..and Many have NOT.. aND WHAT THOSE TESTS SHOW about your water, and what HAS been tested, and NOT tested..

    Would it not, be a good idea to know Whee super fund sites are and the LAST test evaluations??

    Or that the Gov. has cut so many jobs that 2/3 of the agencies CANT DO THE JOB..

  • Mar 20th, 2018 @ 1:19pm


    someone Does know what this would cause..
    Can you see all the Fonts being Copy protected, or extending CP to fonts that are in a NEW venue..
    Many companies have already LOCKED UP pictures to be rented/sold for use.. ANd it can be done. So Why is this happening.
    How about CP on News items??
    CP on Publishing.. Which would mean that Any distribution would Require Proof that it is/was purchasing or givin to the agency.

    There is 1 other thing about this..There are ways to protect your site and data..but Who is responsible? Forcing others to be responsible MEANS I dont have to do anything, except send out letters..
    Random letters going around looking for my data..
    But HOW to prove it is yours, and NOT someone elses, or a mis-sent Take down.

    Its also another Step to control Data on the net. Bombard a site with notices, and they have to protect themselves and PROVE every bit of data is independent and PAID FOR..

  • Mar 19th, 2018 @ 4:34pm

    Blame game..

    Always wonder about BLAME..
    Like the reasoning about AUTOMATION taking over jobs..and the Corp says, there will be jobs because we need people to Maintain and Program them.. 1-6 programs for different things, and you dont need programmers anymore. Maintenance? If it breaks more then a few times per year...IT GETS REPLACED..

    Cause and affect? WE can see what could/would/might/WILL happen..

    Show me anything that would EQUAL the amounts of games played tot he population over the last 30 years..
    WE COULD, do a few things about whats going on..the Spread of persons Doing these attacks is WIDE ranging..but most are in 1 group.. School..and GENERALLY this is already a Hard thing to deal with with TEENS.
    We get Bullying, Teachers not doing anything to control situations, Problems concentrating, Hormones, and a list of others.
    Lets also add HOME life..
    Parents? bad marriage, Arguing, NOT home? Cant paddle kids? Not teaching respect for others? No friends? NO one to talk to, no one to give them Solutions to problems..

    How many other things can we Show that could interfere with proper thinking and influence you?

    Love the idea of paying Doctors to discover that your kid is NUTS..
    But in allot of this I see 1 big break down, that is PROTECTED PRIVACY..there is no place that a police group can look to see IF' you are mentally unstable. There is no way to look up your medical records.

  • Mar 16th, 2018 @ 1:47pm


    Done this to Upscale homes they Might have found and confiscated more...and better Quality..

    Asset forfeiture is REAL and pays for itself..

  • Mar 16th, 2018 @ 1:31pm


    Thats agreed,
    But then you get the Gov/Corps wanting to input backdoors, and moderating All mail..
    Which makes the program SO unwieldy, and Complicated...

    Some group is always trying to get into the backdoor..

    Security isnt/woundnt be a problem, if it was a basic/simple setup.
    I bet they want Everyone to use the same Coding on the mail, so that it can be opened by anyone..WHICH isnt private.

  • Mar 16th, 2018 @ 1:26pm

    NOT admitting anything..

    Back in the OLD days..
    Even with games/utilities/software $20-30 EACH,..

    How many of us would STILL be paying off the bill, IF' we had paid for every program??
    How many of those programs WE SAMPLED..were NOT very good? And no Return policies would still cost us MONEY.

    I love all the claims of Piracy. When 1/2 of the problem Is/WAS those selling the software.. Buy Crap and you still had to pay for it.. And demo programs that Never Covered much of anything..

  • Mar 16th, 2018 @ 1:04pm


    need to understand..

    And with a little tech we can add even more things to this..
    Are all interrelated..

    and with abit of tech, we can add power and heat to this..
    if They are willing to add tot he Whole system NOW, Would make this an easy transition..

    But nope. There are FEW forward thinkers in this group.

  • Mar 16th, 2018 @ 12:30pm

    Re: Facebook's contribution is a symptom of the underlying problem

    2 realities in 1 country..
    Truth and fiction..
    1 telling FB NOT to post anything from the other side THAt could show what is happening, THEN posting Their OWN atrocities..

    FB COULD..
    External POST, to the outside world..ALL OF IT..
    COULD STOP editing everything, and tell the gov. to Cut them off, and watch the countries Citizens go NUTS..
    COULD Cut and Run..and just SHUT DOWN, and ask Other news sites to Jump out with them..Take all the Net companies WITH them..

    NEWS is cheap and simple..
    OPINION is everywhere..and isnt correct most of the time.
    PEOPLE are news..and make the best reporters..

  • Mar 16th, 2018 @ 12:05pm


    "perceived problems with the Internet (even though there's no evidence that these are problems the Internet itself caused) that it threatens the ability of the Internet to deliver its benefits, "

    The internet has the same problem we had before, and hasnt really Changed much of it, or made much WORSE..
    The internet has made 1 HUGE change.
    ALLOT of communication.
    Everyone gets to say something, Good, bad, Weird, Strange...
    Those that are REALLY "OUT THERE", that are trying to say the WRONG things, in the WRONG WAY...are getting shut down, and TOLD to find their OWN place to talk/speak/bitch/moan and groan..Make their own location on the net, and OTHERS LIKE them can join in.

    There are Soo many places to have open discussions that we can get opinions from Anywhere in the world..

    We are not Pigeon holed, restricted, Held back, Diversified, Stomped on.. we can find places to SPEAK, say, express, Examine, Experiment... We can Watch IDIOTS EXPRESS THEMSELVES, and LEARN WHY "FIREWORKS" DONT WORK UP YOUR BUTT..And not do it ourselves, or Wait for another idiot to IMPROVE what was done before..(Maybe)

    Why do SOME people THINk they see things WORSE on the net?
    Its an old conspiracy, that all those Groups from the past, that were Social groups, were 1 way or another..FEW have survived. And for Strange reasons they slowly disappeared.. Internal problems, to Lawyers, all kinds to strange reasons.. Its like Schools not teaching Wood working, Wielding, Metal shop, ... We have kids now that CANT COUNT CHANGE..

  • Mar 16th, 2018 @ 12:32am


    Not said..
    Emails? from inside the business from and TO other lawyers and judges??


    A single server setup to Connect all the lawyers and judges...Should NOT be a problem,, 1 day to 1 week..

  • Mar 16th, 2018 @ 12:26am

    Have to say it..

    What Badges??

    Im starting to know More about Aussie, Brit, Kiwi Governments then OUR OWN..
    Keep burying everything..get it Deep..

  • Mar 15th, 2018 @ 12:38pm

    For all this STUFF..

    How many Homes could be outfitted/fixed/updated..
    How many People that NEED A CAR, TRUCK, BIKE..
    Small trailers for Emergencys???

    Could we fix up this nation with all this STUFF??
    How about smaller forces, reselling it(AT BETTER PRICES) to get money to update property..

    How many agencies would LOVE to have access to the NON-LETHAL goods??

  • Mar 15th, 2018 @ 12:16pm

    dAR aJIT

    Dear Whatsit..

    We are going to give you a new office and HOME..
    In an area that has Full internet(its said)
    The Appellations.. Which WERE supposed to have Full coverage almost 10 years ago(not by the complaints).
    We are giving you one of the best locations to be close to nature, and Clean air.(and DIALup is more stable)

    Enjoy yourself..

  • Mar 14th, 2018 @ 11:08am


    Lets ask,
    I thought this was Against Human Trafficking.."ITS FOR THE CHILDREN"

    What would this bill DO, is keep things UNDER THE TABLE..
    The idea is that IF this bill ISNT there, that there is a WAY to monitor and SEE WHO IS USING THE SERVICES OF THE SEX TRADE.. Something 'some people' would love to be Private..

    Its always Surprised me, that So many are Against Prostitution, but it is STILL AROUND. Most religions, and groups have ostracized those FOUND practicing it.. We have books about it from Long ago..

    Someone wants it, Private, Unknown, Unseen, in the background, but ALWAYS there..

    Dont give a solution, dont HELP them at all, which Gives someone Control over those Practicing, those that NEED money.

  • Mar 14th, 2018 @ 10:44am

    Re: Let me get this straight.

    Our forefathers left for allot of reasons..
    From the banking system(S) to Churches, The Aristocracy, the Governments of the time..

    Then we FINALLY, got the area Settled, and started domesticating this land, and GUESS WHO CAME FOR DINNER..

    It was ASIF, we forgot WHY WE LEFT..

  • Mar 13th, 2018 @ 2:58pm

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    Marked South west, the company..

  • Mar 13th, 2018 @ 2:48pm

    Re: hELPFUL?

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