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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: theNLBS
Thanks for yet another informative and well put together video! The issue of net neutrality is one which is going to be crucial in times to come. With so many businesses and services now relying on the internet for everything from basic communication between franchise owners and their various outlets, to stock management systems and banking, the speed at which services are rendered by ISPs is vital to virtually (you see what I did there?) the entire financial structure of the economy. That does not just apply to America of course, but the whole world.
After a week in which Dallas school Superintendent Mike Miles came under fire for paying his top-level deputies high salaries, he fought back Saturday, defended their pay as reasonable and contended one is being singled out because of her looks.
Miles said that the communication chief’s $185,000 salary and the $220,000 salary for the chief operating officer were comparable to other large urban districts and what it takes to hire nationally recognized people.
“I’m bringing in two people that I trust,” Miles said in an interview with the news media Saturday. “Most people understand that. They are not my friends. I have never had coffee with either one of them.”
Miles defended the salary for Jennifer Sprague, who will follow him from his Colorado Springs, Colo. district to become the communications chief, and suggested her pay is being criticized because she is a 31-year-old female. He said her salary, which is nearly $100,000 more than what she earned in Colorado, was warranted because of her proven track record and numerous national awards.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: onequestion
Award? What, the "Overly verbose bastard" award?
Nope! The thing is, I feel if one is going to comment on a bit of media created by the ATS family, then the least one can do is actually engage with the topic at hand a little, and expand upon points made, for the benefit of the discussion.
The basic understanding I have about net neutrality is that it is an intentional agreement to not turn the internet into a war zone.
Joe in one breath you claim ISP's are going to slow down sites that don't pay, and in the next breath you say they're going to slow down sites they don't like... so which is it?
In my opinion, if anyone's going to be censoring anything it'll be the FCC, not the ISP's. The dems are looking for a way to regulate political speech on the internet, and this could very well be the foot in the door that they need to make that happen.
originally posted by: DarkkHero
These days the outright overt leftist "in your face" content such as this is just driving people away.
Maybe that's what you want. Who knows?
I didn't bother watching this episode, or any of the past 4 or 5 episodes, simply because the headline was all I needed to know about what it would be about.