My interest always perks up a bit when I hear the Peterson Institute is involved. Its founder Peter G Peterson has spent nearly 1 BILLION in think tank propaganda to try and convince Americans that the US Debt will cause a financial crisis...NOW, and we have to cut Medicare, and Social Security...NOW or doom will follow. He is the one that funded Simpson Bowles (when their funding ran out), and they both serve on the board of the PI. He also funds the "No Labels" and "Third Way" organizations...and it would horrify you to see the list of people with truly large conflicts that get funding from him. Remember Reinhart/Rogoff...peterson funded...and wrong.
If, in addition to running ad blocking software you are also blocking scripts (like noscript)these blockades are not that hard to get around. Find the script thats sniffing out your ad blocker and forbid it either in adblock plus or noscript. Some are more challenging than others, but usually can be beat. I do agree, however, its usually just easier to move along somewhere else and not be bothered.
I will do whatever it takes to block these type of ads. Watch a 30sec ad for 2 mins of content...really?? Whats worse is when on a a long video you have to watch the SAME AD every 6 or 7 mins. I've used AdBlock + for years and my list of custom blocking rules are quite long. BTW, its not that hard to opt out of AB+ "allowed" ads...just uncheck the box
You know, when you started these podcasts I had high hopes for some really good topics that mirrored the content you provide...controversial topics. This just screams BORING and IRRELEVANT ...I'm sorry, but sometimes someone just has to say it (and no, I didnt listen to it...had no desire to)
Currently in the ATL market...Comcast service is capped somewhere between 200-300 gigs per month. If they make it so much easier to push those limits with higher speeds...thats where they will stick it to people...I'm holding out for Google here in ATL
I would love to see a study of broadband penetration in TN's 7th District (that she represents). I'm willing to bet its one of the least served and most expensive in the country. Go Marsha! Taking voting against whats best for your district to new heights.
The republicans are poised to take control of the Senate and John Thune will be the chairman that deals with these issues. He has already come out saying that the 1996 Telecommunications Act needs to be scraped and in the new one there needs to be much LESS regulation...in essence he wants to guy any remaining FCC power...so much for any rules at all...
I'm sure you could get an expedited revue by the FCC in 2 years instead of the normal 3. Its ludicrous to think the FCC will have any intention of doing any case by case complaint investigation. Appoint a lobbyist...dont be surprised when consumers get screwed
The American people are so demoralized with a government they feel they have no say in, so propagandized at every turn, and so entrenched in their own political right/left BS that this will happen and people will accept it as the new norm. Its sad and pathetic. If people really feel that this is a bad thing...get off your butt and get busy doing something to make the people that represent you know this is an issue that will determine how you vote, and get other people to do the same. Unfortunately most intelligent people that have a clue have been gerrymandered into districts where you'd be preaching to the choir. One bright spot is that all these right wing nut jobs like Marsha Blackburn will soon see what happens when you let monopolists go unregulated...even her constituents have to pay the cable bill (if they even have cable)