And yet there are still lefties claiming Obama didn’t lie. Lie of the Year: ‘If you like your health care plan, you can keep it’ — PolitiFact It was a catchy political pitch and a chance to calm nerves about his dramatic and complicated plan to bring historic change to America’s health insurance system. “If you like […]
Promoted from the diaries by Neil The American Television Alliance (ATVA), a coalition comprised primarily of cable and satellite TV operators, is using the playbook of net neutrality proponents in a bid to convince the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate prices for broadcast television content. The goal of ATVA’s cable and satellite members is to increase their profit margins by convincing the government to artificially lower the cost of programming they resell to consumers. I suspect the goal of ATVA’s non-profit members , e.g. , Public Knowledge and New America Foundation , is to solidify the FCC’s flawed rationale for adopting net neutrality rules in 2010, which imposed restrictions on market arrangements between Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Internet content providers without finding a market failure. Many of ATVA’s cable members are also ISPs that have routinely argued against the imposition of net neutrality regulations in the market for Internet services. By supporting ATVA, these same companies appear to have abandoned the intellectual foundation for opposition to net neutrality. Are they now signaling their intent to embrace net neutrality regulation of the Internet?
I just saw on Amazon that one of my favorite writers, Pete Earley, has a new non-fiction book out. (Well, “new” to me: it actually came out in January 2012.) The book is called The Serial Killer Whisperer and I just ordered it. The book is about a teenager who suffered a traumatic brain injury, went into a coma, and emerged with a fascination for serial killers. He starts writing serial killers, who reveal to him crimes they committed for which they were never convicted. I am a true crime guy, but I don’t go for the lurid true crime books. I prefer well-written accounts like The Executioner’s Song or Vincent Bugliosi’s Helter Skelter (or almost any of Bugliosi’s other books written before he ran off the rails and started accusing George W. Bush of murder). I have touted Earley before. I mentioned his book The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison in this post . And in this post I described his book Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness as a book that changed my life — or at least my outlook on mental illness, and how it is treated by the criminal justice system. I’m very excited about this book and heartily recommend all Earley’s books — I have read all the non-fiction ones. He writes about topics as varied as spies, Mormon cult leaders, the federal witness protection program, and Vegas casinos. Every book is a fascinating insight into a world you knew almost nothing about. You can buy The Serial Killer Whisperer here . Or you browse Earley’s books at this link . Anything you buy after browsing these links will help this site, or use the search box to the right. If you have an ad blocker, you will have to whitelist this site to see the box, or just access Amazon through one of the links above.
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Pete Earley’s “New” Book: The Serial Killer Whisperer
[re-posting this oldie...with an added question] Our enemies look at America and they see our economy teetering on collapse, with massive deficits ensuring that collapse! They see a “Commander in Chief” who is at best weak…and at worst, well, MUCH worse! They see the moral and ethical fiber of a once proud nation being rent asunder. […]
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What’s Stopping Them?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Myron Magnet to discuss his new book The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817 , how the religious persecution of the pilgrims influenced our founders and if we still live in a land of the free.
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Do We Still Live in the America Our Founders Created?