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    Quote Originally Posted by Misrule View Post
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    Oh, but if the ISP's are being paid for bandwidth by the content providers, then surely they will reduce the charges to their subscribers. They'll hardly want to get paid twice for the same bandwidth, will they?

    Dream on.....ain't gonna happen, no way no how This hurts small businesses and startups in the online sector. They won't have the money to pay for premium access so they won't get exposure like the big boys do.


    I see that Eric Schneiderman has been investigative fake positive comments about net neutrality and today he slammed the FCC for not cooperating:


    https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/21/...ation-evidence


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    If the Koch brothers are funding the purchse of Time magazine, can we expect Trumpety Trump to be Time's Person of the Year EVERY year?

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    Having learned more about it, the net neutrality thing just bugs the hell out of me.

    Ending neutrality will allow ISP's to sell bandwidth - that we already pay for.
    It'll be sold out from under us, and we'll be charged through the nose to buy our own bandwidth back. That, through fees, we paid for the infrastructure that carries it.

    We could be charged for different internet use - for example plus your basic fee you pay now, extra would be charged for gaming access, video streaming/downloading, email access, social media access etc. ISP's could split it up like that and charge us for each.

    ISP's could slow down or block any website that they don't like or that doesn't pay them. This will result in slower or even no access to most places you like to visit, and larger/more fees to, again, buy our own bandwidth back.

    You know all the things we connect to the internet as a matter of course? No charge or limit?
    Those days could be gone. You will be charged monthly for each phone, tablet, thermostat, every router, on and on that you connect to the internet. Think about that. You could be tightly limited in which devices are allowed.

    We could see tiered internet packages being sold to us with website access limited to whatever the ISP's choose. Imagine that.

    No net neutrality would stifle businesses that can't pay to play. It could be used politically, to slow down or block the opposition.

    I hope at least some of this will not take place, but we will see.
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    Good News and Bad News

    Flynn plead Guilty and is Cooperating with Robert Mueller

    Senate passed the Tax Bill, now goes to House to reconcile,
    will most likely now get to Trump to sign

    1.44 Trillion Deficit, everyone's taxes to go up except for those
    making 1 million or more

    and it looks likely that once Congress faces that 1.44 Trillion Deficit,
    they will have to cut Medicare, Social Security, Medi-Cal, etc to
    then pay for it for anything else, as there is then left no more money
    to go around

    their plan all along


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    Confirmation


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/republica...230021453.html

    Florida Senator Marco Rubio admits that the Republican tax cut plan to aid corporations and the wealthy will require cuts to Social Security and Medicare to pay for it.

    Rubio told reporters this week that in order to address the federal deficit, which will grow by at least $1 trillion if the tax plan passes, Congress will need to cut entitlement programs
    such as Social Security. Advocates for the elderly and the poor have warned that entitlement programs would be on the chopping block, but this is the first time a prominent Republican has backed their claims.
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    Hundreds of empty seats spotted at Donald Trump's first White House Christmas tree-lighting ceremony

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/hundreds-...172150301.html



    Maybe because Scrooge was there





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    Trump Gives Rich Donors Massive Tax Cuts, Then Asks Them For Campaign Donations
    Newsweek - By Summer Meza On 12/2/17 at 1:41 PM

    http://www.newsweek.com/trump-2020-f...-donors-729484

    President Donald Trump arrived in New York today to meet with potential donors for his 2020 re-election campaign, donors who are expecting to gain substantially from the Trump administration’s tax overhaul bill that was passed by the Senate in the early hours of Saturday morning.

    Trump will spend his one-day trip in the city meeting with potential donors leading fundraising events and attending a discussion with Republican National Committee supporters to discuss his 2020 campaign. He plans to raise around $6 million while in New York, from donors who will attend his “Christmas Breakfast with President Trump,” with tickets ranging from $1,000 per individual to $50,000 for a VIP table for 10.

    Those donors stand to gain from the Trump-backed tax bill that was passed by a vote of 51-49 after a last-minute rewrite that gave senators very little time to review what they were voting on. The bill benefits the wealthiest Americans the most, slashing tax rates for the middle class initially but permanently cutting the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent. Foreign profits of U.S.-based companies would be largely exempted,
    something that lobbyists have wanted for years.

    While Senate Democrats had very little input on the bill, lobbyists saw the bill early on and gave their input - for example, real estate groups spoke with members of Congress to voice their concern over a potential limit on interest deductions.

    The $1.5 trillion dollar tax bill was a priority for Senate Republicans and lobbyists alike. Senator Lindsay Graham (R-South Carolina), said last month that the tax bill needed to be passed if Republicans didn’t want to see donor money dry up.

    “Financial contributions will stop,” said Graham of the potential ramifications of the bill not passing, according to an NBC report. Graham has also said that the bill needed to pass to avoid the demise of the Republican party as a whole.

    Now that the tax bill is one step closer to finalization, Trump can take his promises to protect corporate tax benefits and cash them in, coming back to the White House with a sizable boost to his 2020 campaign funding. The campaign raised more than $36 million in the first nine months of 2017.

    "The Republicans have managed to take a bad bill and make it worse," said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.

    "Under the cover of darkness and with the aid of haste, a flurry of last-minute changes will stuff even more money into the pockets of the wealthy and the biggest corporations."




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    The Real Reasons why Republicans voted for the Tax Bill

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/...might-get-mad/

    Everyone knows politicians pay excessive attention to the demands of their campaign donors. But if you’re a politician, you’re not supposed to actually say that publicly.

    Yet so far this week, two Republican politicians have done exactly that.

    “My donors are basically saying, ‘Get it done or don’t ever call me again,'” Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) told The Hill on Tuesday when asked about the GOP’s tax reform package.

    On Thursday, Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) followed with his own unusually frank comment:

    Lindsey Graham says “the financial contributions will stop” if tax reform fails.

    — Alan Rappeport (@arappeport) November 9, 2017

    GOP donors have made clear for months that they are unhappy with congressional Republicans.

    As far back as June, Doug Deason, a well-known conservative donor from Texas, announced that “the Dallas piggy bank” for Republican politicians was closed until GOP lawmakers started delivering. He had already refused two congressional Republicans who had asked him to hold fundraisers. “Get Obamacare repealed and replaced, get tax reform passed,” Deason said. “You control the Senate. You control the House. You have the presidency. There’s no reason you can’t get this done. Get it done and we’ll open it back up.”

    By the time the Obamacare repeal flopped in late September, lawmakers were privately warning each other about the fundraising ramifications. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who heads the National Republican Senatorial Committee, cautioned his colleagues in a closed-door meeting that they were treading on dangerous ground by failing to deliver for their donors.

    “Donors are furious…We haven’t kept our promise,” Gardner reportedly said.

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    Yeah great. They'll get donations but I wonder how many votes they're gonna get when the vast majority of people in this country suddenly realize how badly they're getting screwed by this tax crap they want to pass.



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    SNL last night - Trump Gets Visited by Christmas Ghosts





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    Trump will apparently move the US Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. This will anger Muslims and probably derail any Israel - Palestinian peace process.

    There's actually a US law requiring this move, enacted by Congress in 1995. Previous Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama have deferred the move, citing national security concerns.

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