ENB #34 DOJ on Net Neutrality, The Surge Protector, YouTube vs. Gays, Economy Sucks, RIAA Losing

ENB #34 DOJ on Net Neutrality, The Surge Protector, YouTube vs. Gays, Economy Sucks, RIAA Losing

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HELLO I’M RICHARD BLUESTEIN AND THIS IS THE ECLECTIC NEWS BRIEF FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2007. THIS PODCAST IS SPONSORED BY PODSHOW AND GODADDY. CHOOSE GODADDY TO RELIABLY HOST ALL OF YOUR DOMAN NAMES. ENTER CODES INSANE1, INSANE2, OR INSANE 3 WHEN YOU CHECK OUT AT GODADDY.COM. PODSHOW.COM IS THE THE BEST WAY TO HOST YOUR AUDIO AND VIDEO PODCASTS. UNLIKE YOUTUBE, PODSHOW ALLOWS FOR LONG-FORM CONTENT AT VERY HIGH QUALITY. THIS PODCAST FOR EXAMPLE, IS OFFERED IN A 720P HD FORMAT IF YOU GO TO INSANEFILMS720.PODSHOW.COM.
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IN A REMARKABLE ACT OF CHUTZPAH, THE US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ARROGANTLY SHRUGGED OFF THE NEED FOR INTERNET NEUTRALITY LAWS. THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS CONCERNED THAT THESE MEGA-HUGE CORPORATIONS WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO *GOUGE* HIGH ENOUGH PRICING LEVELS. THE DOJ SAID THAT NET NEUTRALITY COULD MAKE CARRIERS UNABLE TO AFFORD TO KEEP UP THEIR INFRASTRUCTURES. THIS ACCORDING TO A SEPTEMBER 7 EWEEK ARTICLE. THE DOJ SAID QUOTE ANY REGULATION THAT PROHIBITS THIS TYPE OF PRICING MAY LEAVE BROADBAND PROVIDERS UNABLE TO RAISE THE CAPITAL NECESSARY TO FUND THESE INVESTMENTS. UNQUOTE. RIGHT. POOR AT&T AND COMCAST MAY GO BROKE IF THEY CAN’T DOUBLE DIP BY CHARGING BOTH CONTENT PROVIDERS AND CUSTOMERS FOR THE SAME DATA. HMMM. THAT’S INTERESTING WHEN YOU CONSIDER THAT THE CEO OF AT&T MAKIES 19 MILLION FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR. BELL SOUTH’S CEO, ALMOST 14 MILLION A YEAR, SPRINT-NEXTEL’S CEO 19.5 MILLION PER YEAR. HOW EVER WILL THESE POVERTY-STRICKEN CORPORATIONS BE ABLE TO PAY FOR THEIR INFRASTRUCTURE, PROBABLY BY INCREASING HEALTHCARE COSTS FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES AND DECREASING BENEFITS. OH, BY THE WAY, DID I MENTION THAT AT&T’S CEO GET’S AN *ANNUAL* PENSION OF ALMOST 5.5 MILLION DOLLARS? I TOOK A HUGE DUMP TODAY.
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DESPITE THE SUCESS CLAIMED BY THE SURGE PROTECTOR, GENERAL PETREUS, IRAQ’S CITIZEN’S SEE THINGS QUITE DIFFERENTLY. A COMPREHENSIVE POLL OF THE IRAQI PEOPLE WAS COMMISSIONED JOINTLY BY THE BBC, ABC, AND JAPAN’S NHK. THE POLL STATES THAT ABOUT 70% OF IRAQIS BELIVE SECURITY HAS DETERIORATED IN THE AREA COVERED BY THE US MILITARY SO CALLED SURGE OF THE PAST SIX MONTHS. A POLL OF IRAQIS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY SUGGEST THAT NEARLY 60% SEE ATTACKS ON US FORCES AS *JUSTIFIED*. BREAKING THAT DOWN TO SUNNI’S AND SHIA, 93% OF SUNNIS AND 50% OF SHIA FIND ANTI-AMERICAN VIOLENCE LEGITIMATE. THE POLL SHOWS THAT THE OVERALL MOOD IN IRAQ IS AT AN ALL TIME LOW SINCE THE US INVASION IN 2003. THE MARGIN OF ERROR FOR THE POLL IS PLUS OR MINUS 2.5 PERCENT. IN OTHER WORDS, THE SURGE HASN’T JUST MAQDE THINGS WORSE IN IRAQ, IT HAS MADE THEM *MUCH* WORSE. BING LADIN COULDN’T HAVE DONE A BETTER JOB OF MAKING NEARLY AS MANY PEOPLE LEARN HATE AMERICANS SO QUICKLY.
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THE GAY NEWS BLOG REPORTS THAT ZEITGEIST VIDEBLOGGING SERVICE FOR THE ORIGINALITY CHALLENGED, YOUTUBE, DISCRIMINATES AGAINST GAYS. YOUTUBE MANAGERS REMOVED A VIDEO OF TWO TEENAGERS KISSING FOR FIVE SECONDS. YOUTUBE HAS NOT CENSORED, HOWEVER, MULITUDES OF HATEFUL FUTURE REPUBLICANS CALLING GAY PEOPLE “FAGGOT”, “COCKSUCKER” AND OTHER HORRIBLE THINGS. I CAN ATTEST TO THIS PERSONALLY. MY OWN CLIP OF WANDA WISDOM PRETENDING TO USE A FURBY AS A VIBRATOR WHILE FULLY CLOTHED WAS REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE STRAIGHT AWAY. AT THE SAME TIME, VIEWERS NOTED THAT MUCH MORE EXPLICIT VIDEOS OF STRAIGH WOMEN USING *REAL* VIBRATORS WERE NOT BANNED. OH, DID I MENTION THAT THIS PODCAST IS SPONSORED IN PART BY PODSHOW.COM WHERE NOBODY CENSORS MY OFT-TIMES *UNSETTLING* CONTENT?
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ECONOMIC FORECASTERS SAY THAT ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE US IS AT IT’S LOWEST IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS. THE ECONOMY IS EXPECTED TO BE SLUGGISH, AT BEST, NEXT YEAR AS WELL. THIS ACCORDING TO A FORCEAST RELEASED MONDAY BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR BUSIENSS ECONOMICS. THE NUMBER ONE RISK, ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, IS THAT THE CONOMY WILL LOSE ITS FOOTING ALTOGETHER AND FALL INTO A RECESSION. YOU MAY RECALL I REPORTED THAT ANOTHER ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION FORECASTED A RECESSION DUE TO THE SUB-PRIME MORTAGE CRISIS LAST MONTH.
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IT LOOKS LIKE SOON, WE MAY ALL BE ABLE TO START PAYING FOR OUR MUSIC AGAIN ! THE RIAA HAS BEEN FAILING TO WIN ITS LAWSUITS AGAINST GRANDMOTHERS AND CHILDREN FOR QUOTE STEALING MUSIC. TECHDIRT REPORTS QUOTE RECENTLY, WE’VE SEEN THE COURTS GETTING LESS AND LESS WILLING TO ACCEPT THE RIAA’S FLIMSY EVIDENCE AS BEING ENOUGH TO CONVICT SOMEONE OF BREAKING THE LAW WITH FILE SHARING APPLICATIONS. IN A RECENT CASE, THE RIAA SIMPLY PRESENTED A BOILERPLATE COMPLAINT AGAINST A PLAINTIF, NOT EVEN BOTHERING TO CUSTOMIZE THE ELEMENTS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGMENT TO THE PARTICULAR CASE BEING ARGUED AT THE TIME. IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE THE COURTS ARE FINALLY BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND THE INTERNETS. PERHAPS THIS MEANS THAT DISASTEROUS LEGISLATION SUCH AS THE 1990’S DCMAA WILL NOT GET THROUGH AS EASILY NEXT TIME. RIGHT.
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OK, WELL THAT’S ALL FOR TODAY. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE SEND THEM TO [email protected] I’M ALSO LOOKING FOR ITNERESTING AND PROVOCATIVE BACKGROUND FOOTAGE FOR THIS SHOW. IF YOU HAVE ORIGINAL CONTENT THAT FITS THE FORMAT OF THIS SHOW, I WILL GLADLY INCLUDE A PROMOTION FOR YOUR BLOG, VLOG, PODCAST OR WHATEVER. I’M RICHARD BLUESTEIN AND DIT WAS HET NIEWS.
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3 thoughts on “ENB #34 DOJ on Net Neutrality, The Surge Protector, YouTube vs. Gays, Economy Sucks, RIAA Losing”

  1. I like the dramatic lighting you had on your face. Also, I think it’s total bullshit that YouBoob pulled your Wanda film — hell, I think I let my 3 year old watch this. Keep on doing your good work Richard.

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