Exactly four years ago, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed the internet regulation known as net neutrality, which had forced internet service providers (ISPs) to treat all content identically in terms of download and streaming speeds, for instance.Popular policy, which was established during Obama’s administration and was repealed during Trump’s term was considered the demise of internet. This was by panic-stricken #resistance Liberals. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–Calif.) As expected, the Republican attack upon net neutrality by Nancy Pelosi (D.Calif.) was an attack of democracy. (What isn’t?)
The term net neutrality Tim Wu, a law professor in 2006 came up with the idea of restricting ISPs from offering different service levels to customers. Wu warned that the internet would not exist if there were no rules to require internet service providers treat all traffic equally. This warning was made throughout the 2000s, and even into the Obama years. There are reasonsElizabeth Nolan Brown summarizes Wu’s position. The digital fast lane would only be available to rich content providers and users with high-end devices, while the rest of us would have slow internet access and would feel the pinch.
Wu was not discouraged by the fact that internet operations had been uninterrupted for many years without any government intervention and never produced a system with two-tiered systems. The Obama administration codified net neutrality in Title II of 1934’s Communications Act. Wu now advises the Biden administration on technology policy. When then–FCC Chairman Ajit Pai undid the policy on December 14, 2017, Democratic policy makers and pundits widely anticipated that the end was nigh.
That was also four years ago. The internet works perfectly today, even though it is not yet available. The expectations that ISPs would be able to discriminate in a wide and unjust manner were not realized. On the contrary, the internet is better and faster for basically everybody than it was when net neutrality ended—in fact, it’s better and faster than at any point in the past.
Nathan Leamer is a Pai adviser and current executive in public affairs. He pointed out that net neutrality’s chicken littles never backed down from their dire predictions.
Today, four years ago, the FCC was rightly repealed #netneutrality regulations.
Guess what? Internet works great.
Never forget about the hyperbolic forecasts. Below is the thread
— Nathan Leamer (@NathanLeamerDC) December 14, 2021
The tweets included many fascinating examples. CNN.com’s frontpage declared that the end of internet is here. It was under a tab called “breaking news”.
The Senate Democrats also claimed that the internet wouldn’t load one word at time without net neutrality.
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— Senate Democrats (@SenateDems) February 27, 2018
It was not, it is obvious. It didn’t happen. The net neutrality advocates were right to point out that the internet did not need government rescue. Without federal supervision and regulation everything will be fine.
Boston University mandates that Title IX Training participants affirm they would be willing to intervene when someone compliments a spouse or member of the family.Based on The Washington Free Beacon:
Many scenarios included “bystander intervention”, the notion that observers should intervene in inappropriate situations to prevent harassment. One vignette shows an Asian woman being told by her husband that she is “good looking” and that half-Asian children are “the cutest”. Students and faculty were asked “What should I do?” to move forward in the course. The training explained that even though she smiled at the compliment, it was possible for her to feel uncomfortable about “her race”, “her husband’s appearance” or “the prospect of having kids.”
Faculty and students were also asked to prove that “rarely,” false accusations are made. According to the training, false accusations are rare and frivolous claims almost impossible to make. “Sometimes” was not an acceptable answer—though one study found that as many as two-thirds of hate crime accusations turn out to be false.
New research from Pfizer shows that the COVID-19 drug by Pfizer works extremely well against the omicron version.Albert Bourla (Pfizer CEO) stated in a statement that he was confident that the potential treatment, if approved or authorized, could help to quell this pandemic.
Based on The New York Times:
Pfizer requested the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve the Paxlovid pill based upon a preliminary set of data. It is possible that Americans who have been infected by the virus will be able to access the pills within weeks thanks to these new findings.
Pfizer stated Tuesday that Paxlovid reduces the chance of dying and is safe if it’s administered within three days. The risk of death was almost half if Paxlovid is administered within five days.
The results, based on an analysis of 2,246 unvaccinated volunteers at high risk of severe disease, largely match the company’s initial, smaller analysis of the clinical trial, released last month.
Pfizer stated that only 0.7 percent of Paxlovid patients were admitted to hospital within 28 days after they entered the trial. None of them died. Contrary to this, 6.5% of those who were given a placebo died or were admitted to the hospital.
Perhaps the FDA could be a bit faster?
- Twitch suspended two popular streamers—Hasan and Vaush, a self-described “libertarian socialist”—for using the wordCrackerWhile a stream is being broadcast. It was considered a racist slur by the platform.
- For making death threats to Democrats such as Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker of the House and Muriel Bowser, a QAnon Supporter was sentenced at 28 months in prison.
- 27 of the 27 unvaccinated enlistees were dismissed by the Air Force.
- Newark, New Jersey wants to make illegal the feeding of homeless people.
Geraldo to Sean Hannity. “I beg Sean to recall the state of mind that you were in when you wrote this text on January 6. That’s what Laura did. Brian followed suit. Don Jr. did!”
Dan Bongino responds to Trump’s “backstabbing” by calling Geraldo out. pic.twitter.com/YSPYfBwAf4
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) December 15, 2021