Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Soapbox.....

When I started this blog almost two years ago, I promised myself that I wouldn't  post about politics, religion, or the price of soybeans.
But some items have been brought to my attention that I would like to pass on to you. What you do with the information is up to you.......

Item  #1 ~  Google and Verizon are working on a policy framework that could possibly be the end of the Internet as we know it. The following is an excerpt from a Huffington Post article.

1. Under their proposal, there would be no Net Neutrality on wireless networks -- meaning anything goes, from blocking websites and applications to pay-for-priority treatment.
2. Their proposed standard for "non-discrimination" on wired networks is so weak that actions like Comcast's widely denounced blocking of BitTorrent would be allowed.
3. The deal would let ISPs like Verizon -- instead of Internet users like you -- decide which applications deserve the best quality of service. That's not the way the Internet has ever worked, and it threatens to close the door on tomorrow's innovative applications. (If RealPlayer had been favored a few years ago, would we ever have gotten YouTube?)
4. The deal would allow ISPs to effectively split the Internet into "two pipes" -- one of which would be reserved for "managed services," a pay-for-play platform for content and applications. This is the proverbial toll road on the information superhighway, a fast lane reserved for the select few, while the rest of us are stuck on the cyber-equivalent of a winding dirt road.

Item #2 ~ Collecting rainwater has now become illegal in many states.  The Government is claiming ownership. You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties.  Click here to read more.  

Now for the Plus Side!
A car which runs on Human waste is launched!  The Bio-Bug has been converted by a team of British engineers to be powered by biogas, which is produced from human waste at sewage works across the country. They believe the car is a viable alternative to electric vehicles. Click here to read more!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Aichihuahua! That's a general comment applicable to all three items.

Mother's Moon's Message said...

just let the government try and tell me that I can not collect rain water.... that is completely ridiculous

ptrmom said...

It is now legal to harvest rainwater in Colorado. They changed the law in the summer of 2009.

Jeanne said...

Thanx ptrmom! :0)

Little Messy Missy said...

I am from Utah and yes I sure did know we cannot collect rain water. As an organic gardener it has been disappointing for me, but I am trying natural ways to collect ;0)
I am going to google the "poop mobile" and see what I can find out about it!

JoyceAnn said...

Thanks for posting this information !

~ Be Blessed ~