Why Comcast Should Be A Raceiteering Influenced Corporation

Gah, +Comcast has about the worst of all services available both for customers and their internet/telephone/television. Seriously, it’s time to get them indicted under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) since they do nothing, but handle their business dealings in an almost criminal manner.

And now look at them! They’re trying, along with +AT&T and other cable giants, to kill net neutrality. Killing net neutrality is about the stupidest thing they could do. What’s the point in paying more to have slow internet, and then almost impossibly more for reasonable access? This is absolutely nuts and would have an almost adverse affect of bringing small business to its knees. Believe it or not, 97% of all businesses in this country are small, not big, and slow internet will undoubtedly kill their ability to continue operations. In addition, no private consumer will be able to afford any kind of access. And this affect will be even worse. Seriously, it’s time to stand up to Comcast and AT&T, and their cohorts, and tell them HELL NO!

+Jgsf1987

Comcast & Big Cable’s Big Mistake

Well, seems as if +Comcast and company, via Big Cable, have thought that they could scam us into a two-tier payment system for internet access. Dead wrong, and now they’ve woken a sleeping giant in the American people and various groups fighting to keep net neutrality. That’s right, I’m talking about groups like +Fight for the Future+Electronic Frontier Foundation, etc. Hell, let’s throw +rootsaction in, just for argument’s sake. Anyway, the point is this: it’s time to tell companies like Comcast, +AT&T+Verizon FiOS+Time Warner Cable, that it’s time to end the games and to keep the net the way it is, open for everyone at the same dang speed. 

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I’ve been seeing a lot of videos on +YouTube on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, with various celebrities taking it on and passing on the torch. I’ve been touched by the videos and their huge effect on raising awareness of ALS, which stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (the actual name of Lou Gehrig’s Disease), since a close friend of mine was inflicted with this terrible condition. I feel that I must do a special shoutout to figures like +Mark Zuckerberg and +KatieColeOfficial, and say thanks for doing your part to help raise awareness.

I haven’t decided if I’m going to do the challenge or not, but I can say that I’ll think about maybe doing a fund-drive or looking for a charity to donate to. I’ll post my final thought when I’m done thinking it out.

This is +Jgsf1987.

Mideast quiets down

I’ll say with a degree of cautious optimism that the fighting in the Mideast has ended and that it won’t reflare for a short while. Still, it’s important to note that unless Israel under +Benjamin Netanyahu‘s leadership changes course in terms of the settlements, and attempts to occupy both the West Bank and Gaza, another flare-up will happen. Israel has weakened Hamas, but not very fully, as it still has some strength to fight another war. However, demographics are not on Israel’s side long-term, as there are fewer Jews than Arabs giving birth in the area known as Israel/Palestine. Additionally, many Israeli Jews are leaving Israel primarily to avoid serving in the +Israel Defense Forces. Others are leaving from being fed up with the Orthodox rabbinate kowtowing to the Ultra-Orthodox community on social and economic issues.

To those who are not familiar with Israeli politics, let me say this: the damage done by +Likudnik – ליכודניק and other right-wing parties in Israel is very similar to that done by the +GOP and other right-wing groups here in America. Many in Israel have quit trusting Likud primarily because they see Israel becoming more isolated from its primary ally on the world stage. Think about it, +Barack Obama‘s administration has become less and less willing to blindly follow Israel’s foreign policy objectives in the Mideast. As a matter of fact, the Obama Administration has been more outspoken about Israeli militarism to the point of almost directly calling Netanyahu to task of explaining why Israel will continue to sabotage any further peace talks.

Reason to Renew the Export-Import Bank Charter

To all those who work in small business, or are just trying to put their mark on the global economy, watch and listen to +Barack Obama in this week’s weekly address. President Obama couldn’t be clearer in explaining that letting the charter for the Export-Import bank expire would give many of you a harder time getting your goods and/or services abroad, either in big business or small. Just understand that should the +House Republicans and +Senate GOP not allow any renewal, it could end up hitting you very heavily in your wallets.

It’s time to join the President in telling Congress, specifically the Republicans in both the House of Representatives and the Senate to do their jobs.

This is +Jgsf1987.

Video Source: +The White House

Earthquake in San Francisco Bay Area

I know: San Francisco, Earthquake. Almost makes one think of that big one in 1989. Well, the good news is that this was not as powerful, only a 6.0, compared to the 6.9 or 7.1 in ’89. However, this was much shallower, and lasted longer, and unlike that of ’89, this came from the Hayward Fault, I believe.

Comcast Playing Games Again

Oh gee, isn’t this a surprise…not! Flipping Comcast has yet to get its act together whenever it’s billing customers. One would think that customer service & billing actually talk to each other, but they don’t. So now to deal with a company of bureaucrats whose heads are in their wallets.