“Don’t Push My Buttons!”

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RERUN! Net neutrality (also network neutrality, Internet neutrality, or net equality) is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication.

There has been extensive debate about whether net neutrality should be required by law, particularly in the United States. Debate over the issue of net neutrality predates the coining of the term. Advocates of net neutrality such as Lawrence Lessig have raised concerns about the ability of broadband providers to use their last mile infrastructure to block Internet applications and content (e.g. websites, services, and protocols), and even to block out competitors.

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NEW PODCAST: “Don’t Push My Buttons!”

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It occurs to me only now that when Andrew and I get together to record episodes of BlissVille Fridays, we tend to use a lot of harsh language. I don’t mean our attitudes and respective behaviors are cutting, or bizarre and bitter, but that we use adult language; lots of F-Bombs, and C-Words. I don’t know why except to say Andrew brings out the sailor in me.

If you’re offended by harsh language, you might not want to listen to these episodes. Just a little warning.

Net neutrality (also network neutrality, Internet neutrality, or net equality) is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication.

There has been extensive debate about whether net neutrality should be required by law, particularly in the United States. Debate over the issue of net neutrality predates the coining of the term. Advocates of net neutrality such as Lawrence Lessig have raised concerns about the ability of broadband providers to use their last mile infrastructure to block Internet applications and content (e.g. websites, services, and protocols), and even to block out competitors.

“Not Responsible For Nerve Damage”

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare”, is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, it represents the most significant regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.

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While originally conceived as a benefit to poor income households who could not ordinarily afford health care and related services, the Affordable Care Act has proven to be fairly inconsistent in overall rates, quality of health care, and dispersal of insurance.

We took our microphones outside to sit on the front steps over here in BlissVille to discuss the effects of Obamacare on our day-to-day lives. My family’s insurance was altered and then changed by my wife’s employer. Colin’s Medicare deduction on his check increased dramatically. Someone might say these are simply exceptions to the rule, but I can’t find anybody out there who will tell me their health coverage and quality of care improved as a result of Obamacare.