Important Upcoming Primaries | The Future

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“When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.” ~Thomas Jefferson

The time is now…

I can’t fathom there ever having been a more urgent moment to get involved in the electoral process than the present. Trump is furiously promoting his Anti-American/Pro-Russia Agenda in a flurry of “Divide America” rallies. We mustn’t fight each other, we MUST fight for the future of our remarkable nation.

Flipping the House and throwing Devin Nunes and Trey Gowdy out of office, and power, is within our reach.

There are still 18 primaries to be held before the midterm elections on November 6, 2018. If a few dozen Russians were successful at influencing our election, then a few million American Facebook posters can be succeed at enlightening our fellow compatriots about which candidates will best lead us forward and restore our lost principles.

Tuesday AUGUST 6, 2018

  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Washington

Saturday AUGUST 11, 2018

  • Hawaii

Tuesday AUGUST 14, 2018

  • Connecticut
  • Minnesota
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin

Tuesday AUGUST 21, 2018

  • Alaska
  • Wyoming

Tuesday AUGUST 28, 2018

  • Arizona
  • Florida

Tuesday SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

  • Massachusetts

Thursday SEPTEMBER 6, 2018

  • Deleware

Tuesday SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

  • New Hampshire

Wednesday SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

  • Rhode Island

Thursday SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

  • New York

Of course we can do this better than Russia!


For more information call NCSL (National Conference of State Legislatures) 303-364-7700 / elections-info@ncsl.org .

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Protecting America’s Natural Wonders | The Future

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“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
~Albert Einstein

It’s July 2018, the height of summer vacation season, with millions of American families across the country piling into cars, boarding planes and trains, and trekking the distance to our country’s mesmerizing natural wonders.

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Families arrive at each destination, bright-eyed with sublime awe, enthralled with the dazzling displays of pristine landscapes seemingly untouched by humans prior to their arrival.

Most beautiful Falls in United States--Havasu Falls,Supai, Arizo

We’re all extremely proud of our nation’s natural beauty. For 200 years, ever since the Lewis & Clark Expedition (May 1804 to September 1806), when we first discovered these abundant natural resources, we’ve eagerly sacrificed whatever is necessary to preserve our most valuable treasures.

Yosemite Valley

American tourism is a $1.5 trillion industry, employing 7.08 million Americans. An economic powerhouse that features some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world.

Horseshoe Bend, Grand Canyon

But what will we the future hold for these iconic pillars of our American identity after the Trump team has completed their destruction agenda of these remarkable national assets?

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The current reality of recently resigned EPA Director Scott Pruitt’s, and Office of the Interior Director Zinke’s, swift and determined effort to rollback the safeguards that our previous presidents fought so hard to implement and maintain… is alarming.

PRUITT is RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Undoing the Clean Water Act implemented to protect wetlands and streams, many of which run through our millions of acres of National Parks
  • Dismantling Obama’s clean power plan
  • Halting the scheduled ban on chlorpyrifos which negatively impacts development in children
  • De-prioritizing the clean-up of superfund sites
  • Failure to focus on the Flint water crisis
  • 700 EPA employees leaving their jobs Pruitt’s first year in office
  • and so much more…

ZINKE is RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Canceling the freeze placed on coal companies for new leases on public land
  • Slashing the size of national monuments in an effort to promote mining and drilling, despite the fact that the world is shifting to clean energy at a rapid pace (Trump announced that Bears Ears monument will be cut by three quarters, and that Grand Staircase-Escalante monument will be cut in half)
  • Eviscerating the plan to save the endangered sage grouse, potentially opening up these thousands of acres to mining
  • Deleting Obama’s regulations against fracking on federal property
  • Opening up all US coastal shorelines to gas and oil drilling, destroying the lifeline of our immense tourism industry (again, this despite the fact, the world is rushing to shift to clean energy)

Tuesday November 6, 2018 is right around the corner. Let’s express our horror at these seeming crimes at the voting booth.

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Trump’s Undermining of the American Public | Perspective

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It’s the height of summer tourism season.

Millions of Americans travel from coast-to-coast to vacation in many of the world’s most spectacular destinations. And millions of foreigners flood to US cities from around the globe to enjoy our broad and wide and deep variety of regional culture.

But this summer of 2018, after 18 months of Trump annihilating our superior systems and institutions, we are beginning to feel the significant bite of Trump’s agenda on our daily lives.

So many little things that are adding up to a big headache and a frightening future outlook.

FIRST, Washington, DC. The preferred family vacation spot, that of visiting our nation’s Capital. But look:

  • In past administrations, the top 3 Smithsonian Museums (Air & Space, American History, Natural History) all had extended hours from June through August staying open until 7:30p. But now it’s just Air & Space. This may not seem like a big deal, but it really is significant when you spend money to bring your family to the National Mall in the summer, and it stays light until 9:00p, but 90% of the Mall is closed at 5:30. What a shame. Very un-American of our president.

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  • The Pentagon was always such an amazing Tour. But that too as been negatively impacted. Many days are now blocked out, which was very rare in past administrations. And the Tour itself is completely changed… now tours are way off the beaten path, down far flung empty hallways. How unfortunate.
  • The exciting FBI Tour has become a psych challenge. Scheduling a tour feels more like a freaky maze with a twilight zone ending (tricked ya, no tours available after all).
  • Don’t even get me started on the gas price, 33% increase. An unusually high jolt.
  • Have you had your oil changed lately? Huge jump in price, 42% increase. Insane!

And how about other areas of pain that impact our budgets and quality of life. These are all occurring within months of corporations receiving a massive tax cut:

  • The never ending robo-calls are back. With Trump de-regulating every industry, the robo-calls on mobile devices feel like stalking. Back in the day, more than thirteen years ago, these came in on land lines. But now it’s all day every day on your mobile. (My car just passed 36,000 miles. I was drowning in calls trying to get me to extend my warranty.) At least it’s easy to hit “decline.”
  • The environmental de-regulation is gut wrenching to have to tread through. I was at the shore last week and was terrified to go in the water. And sadly, I had to pass on the delicious seafood options on the menu.
  • Banking issues again. Weird changes after the regulations were rolled back, that result in strange, unknown charges appearing on bank accounts.
  • Oh, and check your credit card interest rate. I have one favorite card with a low rate that jumped by 3% this year. No change in my monthly charge habits. No explanation. But from out of nowhere a rate leap within weeks of the Consumer Financial Protection deregulations.
  • Food prices are climbing too, but that’s a whole other story that we’ll hear much more about in the upcoming weeks.

So many small things, every day now. It feels like we’ve been thrown back in time. Thrown into a deep, dark hole… and now have to figure out a way to climb back out.

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Did God Bless America? Why?| The Future

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Yes, deep in our hearts we all know that God has definitely blessed America.

God has a reason for everything. So then why did God bless America?

In Thomas Jefferson’s 1st Annual Message as 3rd President of the United States of America, December 8, 1801, he touched on the answer:

“…We contemplate this rapid growth and the prospect it holds up to us, not with a view to the injuries it may enable us to do others in some future day, but to the settlement of the extensive country still remaining vacant within our limits to the multiplication of men susceptible of happiness, educated in the love of order, habituated to self-government, and valuing its blessings above all price.

Shall we refuse the unhappy fugitives from distress that hospitality which the savages of the wilderness extended to our fathers arriving in this land? Shall oppressed humanity find no asylum on this globe? The Constitution, indeed, has wisely provided that for admission to certain offices of important trust a residence shall be required sufficient to develop character and design. But might not the general character and capabilities of a citizen be safely communicated to every one manifesting a bona fide purpose of embarking his life and fortunes permanently with us?” 

The world desperately needs a beacon of hope for the oppressed and downtrodden. America is that beacon of hope, ordained by God it seems. The land of immigrants. The land of opportunity.

It’s time to fix this…

We have sweeping stretches of undeveloped land. In the 18th and 19th centuries, we opened specific territories to immigrants, creating opportunities and pathways for those willing to work hard.

We have two centuries worth of examples. We can look to the past to guide us toward the future. Securing our borders doesn’t have to be a crisis.

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Trump’s Psych Warfare | The Future

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“Psychological Operations or PSYOP are planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of organizations, groups, and individuals. Used in all aspects of war, it is a weapon whose effectiveness is limited only by the ingenuity of the commander using it.” ~Major Ed Rouse (Ret), Psychological Operations/Warfare

Nearly a decade ago, I was cursed/blessed to have a boss who was retired military. She’d been active duty during the Iraq war, serving stateside in psychological operations, that she referred to as PSYOPS, also known as Psych Warfare.  I loved my job very much and worked diligently to overcome the twisted obstacle that my boss soon became. During the 16 months that I suffered through this ordeal, I felt as though I’d received covert training in counter strategies for blocking the intended harm an evil boss was trying to inflict on all of us under her lead, but me in particular. It became a sick, live chess game. The knowledge I acquired during this grueling period, proved very valuable and useful in all the days that have followed. (I did waltz out the door one bright day, after eventually figuring out that it was time to graduate from my PSYOPS schooling.)

It dawned on me a few months ago, that so many of our current President’s tactics are exactly the same as my previous boss’s, almost to the point of being freaky. I pondered this for awhile, wondering if it was because they have similar personalities perhaps… but no, that’s not it. And then a few weeks ago while I was running after work, the connection between the two suddenly popped into my mind: Psych Warfare. Ah-huh! When I held up the PSYOPS profile alongside Donald Trump, the lightbulb went off.

That’s it exactly!

So now, as we step intently toward our nation’s future on November 6, 2018, we must have a strong grasp of the looming obstacle that will hold us back, possibly even halt our nation’s progress, if we’re not alert and careful. The most significant threat to our country’s well-being is our president’s Psychological Warfare tactics seemingly being used to upend our democracy and Constitution.

If you Google Psych Warfare and PSYOPS and brush up on all the strategies and specifics, it becomes much more clear what counter moves are most effective in combatting this type of twisted aggression.

Good Luck. We can do this!

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5G & Net Neutrality | The Future

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“There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed.” ~ Robert Kennedy

The midterm election on November 6, 2018 is about positioning America for the future. Our bright horizon is wide open. Real leadership will guide us onward and upward.

Trump has spent two years outlining an agenda that indicates his goal is to steer America back to the 20th Century. He feels very safe in the past. His sense of security appears to be rooted in the methods that ensured his survival during the Mafia-controlled construction and development boom of the 80’s and 90’s in New York City, during which Trump’s Terminator Roy Cohn kept Trump out of jail.

But Roy Cohn is long gone. The Mafia in New York City has been sidelined. And 21st century technology changes everything. So does social media. And so will 5G.

Preparation for the 5G wave begins right now.

What is 5G? 5G (5th Generation Wireless Network) is an ultra fast and stable wireless connection to the internet with massive band widths that will remarkably lower energy consumption. This will transform home, banking, energy, transportation, entertainment, and office management capabilities…to name but a few industries. It has the potential to significantly improve the cost and effectiveness of local, state and federal governments. It will transform public education.

According to Lifewire, AT&T has tested 5G in Austin TX, Waco TX, Kalamazoo MI, and South Bend IN. AT&T and Verizon will continue their trials during the summer of 2018. 5G will expand across the country in major city by major city in 2019, and then by 2020 is expected to be available everywhere in the United States. Simultaneously, it looks like China, Japan and South Korea will be testing their 5G networks during the summer of 2018 as well. Vodafone in the UK began testing its 5G network two months ago.

The 5G rollout will launch an amazing array of new gadgets and products that will WOW American consumers and change the way we do things. Tech giants are expected to rake in billions, possibly trillions, with the 5G global transformation. Without Net Neutrality, American consumers will get the short end of the stick, paying far more for 5G and it’s services than otherwise.

Net Neutrality – an essential consumer protection in this new tech age – was wiped away by Trump and the GOP as of June 12, 2018. Consumers are now very vulnerable. So, as we head to the voting booth on November 6, 2018, it’s imperative that we understand that 5G is an “all day/ everyday” issue. It should be at the top of our list of important drivers that are compelling us to get out and vote on November 6, 2018. 5G will be the backbone of our everyday family life. Without Net Neutrality, our disposable income will be eaten up by unprecedented monthly 5G charges, or we’ll have to go without the myriad of new gadgets that will begin flooding the markets very soon.

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United States of America INC | Perspective

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There have been 241 successful years that have passed since the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the launching of our democratic “experiment.” It now seems unfathomable to witness the dire circumstances Trump’s new mission statement has inflicted on modern society. Trump’s agenda is the polar opposite of the mission outlined by the author of the Declaration of Independence, and other founding fathers.

DONALD TRUMP: “I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye on the bottomline. Perhaps it’s time to run America like a business.”

So what “bottom line” is Trump referring to?

“Capitalism in its purest form is a society in which the market sets prices for the sole purpose of profits and any inefficiency or intervention that reduces profit making will be eliminated by the market.” ~Investopedia, definition of the Bottom Line

The Trump and GOP agenda is now clearly defined. This definition is the missing puzzle piece which should help us understand the GOP vision when we head to the voting booths on November 6, 2018. It appears that saving American lives in Puerto Rico, funding health programs for impoverished children, meals-on-wheels, cutting protective regulations, and a whole long lengthy list of life-saving initiatives were eliminated because they “reduce profit making.”

What are the key characteristics of capitalism:

  • TWO-CLASS SYSTEM: (1) capitalist class, owns the means of producing and distributing goods and services; (2) working class, works for producers and distributors for earned wages. There’s also a “division of labor” made possible by specialization as a result of education and training.
  • PROFIT MOTIVE: “Companies exist to make a profit.  The motive for all companies is to make and sell goods and services only for profits.  Companies do not exist solely to satisfy people’s needs. Even though some goods or services may satisfy needs, they will only be available if the people have the resources to pay for them.” ~Investopedia
  • MINIMAL GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION: “Capitalist societies believe markets should be left alone to operate without government intervention. However, a completely government-free capitalist society exists in theory, only. ” ~Investopedia (Trump doesn’t believe government-free capitalist society exists in theory only; he’s determined that America can be regulation free for the benefit of the 1%.)
  • COMPETITION: Must be a competitive market so monopolies don’t form. Markets set prices, not sellers (monopolies). If sellers set prices it’s no longer capitalism.
  • WILLINGNESS TO CHANGE: Adaptation is a critically important feature of capitalism. (For some reason Trump ignores this characteristic and doesn’t mind cutting profits to protect antiquated energy sources like coal.)

Understanding these chief characteristics of capitalism should make clear what Trump is using as his rudder to steer America. And it seems that the reason why so many Republicans are willing to hold a blind eye to Trump’s dangerous flaws is that his danger pales in comparison to these capitalistic principles that are engrained in their way of thinking, after all capitalism is America’s economic system.

However, our federal government is not a business and should not be run following the principles of capitalism. This is a ridiculously hairbrained scheme.

THOMAS JEFFERSON: “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.”

JAMES MADISON: “We are free today substantially, but the day will come when our Republic will be an impossibility. It will be an impossibility because wealth will be concentrated in the hands of a few. A Republic cannot stand upon bayonets, and when the day comes when the wealth of the nation will be in the hands of a few, then we must rely upon the wisdom of the best elements in the country to readjust the laws of the nation to the changed conditions.”

The United States of America has always taken the moral high-ground which has resulted in more than 200 years of global superiority. Trump’s vision to run America like a capitalistic business, has dramatically denigrated our standing in the world, and with the ballooning deficit…has undermined our financial strength. Further, Trump has taken the moral low ground, creating a tidal wave of enemies around the globe who now have America marked as their number one target.

Further, Trump has declared bankruptcy six times and appears to have America on the same trajectory. There’s no time to be celebrating. We have to take a long term perspective and rush to reinforce our nation’s initial core operating principle: “…the care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction…”

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Using Correct Lens(es) to See Properly | Perspective

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The entire world was stunned on August 21, 2017 to witness President Trump stare at the sun without protective solar eclipse glasses, going against the advice of every single professional on earth who was advising the global population on the best and safest protocols during an eclipse.

So why did Trump ignorantly stare at the sun while being broadcast on live television?

A reasonable deduction is that it appears Trump was trying to guide his devoted base of supporters to follow whatever he says and does, no matter how reckless and dangerous.

Why would any American leader wish their supporters such harm?

Trump seems to emphatically believe that his followers are lemmings and will happily tumble off a cliff with him, and for him. Every single day of the year we see Trump fanning this fire, feeding the flames, tweeting out more and more delusional notions for his supporters to gobble up and use as their lens through which to view the Mueller investigation, the environmental crisis, global warming, the national debt, the dramatic erosion of our global leadership, and so much more.

Meanwhile the rest of us are wearing specialized lenses that reveal the hidden clues –glasses like those used in National Treasure to find the missing treasure.

I personally feel an overwhelming indebtedness to James Comey and James Clapper who have recently shared their valuable and profound career insights into Russia meddling in the 2016 election, and the investigation into whether or not the Trump Campaign colluded with the Russians:

  • “Flashbacks to my earlier career as a prosecutor against the Mob. The silent circle of assent. The boss in complete control. The loyalty oaths. The us-versus-them worldview. The lying about all things, large and small, in service to some code of loyalty that put the organization above morality and above the truth.” ~ James Comey, ‘A Higher Loyalty’
  • James Clapper, ‘Facts and Fears’ : “Surprising even themselves, they swung the election to a Trump win. To conclude otherwise stretches logic, common sense and credulity to the breaking point. Less than eighty thousand votes in three key states swung the election. I have no doubt that more votes than that were influenced by this massive effort by the Russians.”

These weighty realities create two very powerful lenses to view current events properly. The fact that some Americans are willing to join Trump and stare at the sun during a solar eclipse without protective eye shields, while others of us are using potent, specialized lenses that help us see the frightening nuances of having a Mob Boss placed by the Russians as our US President… means that we unfortunately won’t interpret current events the same way.

This is extremely worrisome. It indicates that many of us who have GOP family and friends – who’ve slowly but surely refused to turn away from an arch enemy wearing a GOP jacket – that we’re on different tracks, and will most assuredly have different outcomes after we reach the critical fork in the road up ahead.

Do you recall the traumatic tsunami that struck Sumatra December 26, 2004? When the tide was swept out so far, and for so long… and the wise ones recognized what was going on and immediately ran inland and took cover, but 227,898 others ran towards the suddenly vast and empty shoreline, plucking up unique shells they’d never seen before, smiling and  delighted by the unexpected wonder of this phenomenon, but later (fifteen minutes to seven hours later, depending on which coastline), their glee turned to despair as they were swept out to see and died. Some of these destructive coastal waves were as tall as 100 feet.

The heartbreaking part about this tragedy was that there was time for everyone to escape to safety. No animals were killed during the tsunami. But the majority of those killed wouldn’t heed the warnings. They didn’t follow the advice of those fleeing. They weren’t open to another perspective about what was actually taking place.

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Of Course Trump Knew! Bank On It | Perspective

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On May 8, 2018 , stunning news broke of Michael Cohen’s shell company Essential Consultants LLC receiving millions of dollars from major US Companies, along with Russian Oligarch Viktor Vekselberg. It was apparently from these millions that Stormy Daniel’s $130,000 hush payment was made, just before the 2016 election.

In the eleven days that have followed, numerous outlets have traced the money and learned that Cohen reached out to major US companies, suggesting it would be very wise for them to drop their current consultants and replace with Essential Consultants. Cohen convinced many corporate contacts that he had the closest ties to President Trump.

Now the big question everyone is asking is whether Trump knew about Cohen’s solicitations and receipt of the millions, particularly Russian Oligarch Vkselberg, who’s on the US sanctions list. Cohen claims “No.” Giuliani asserts “No.” Trump emphatically states “No, I knew nothing.”

Mueller’s investigators are certainly way out in front on this; they’ve likely been tracing the money for six months, and must have an abundance of documentation that when lined up, can divulge answers.

When Mueller’s investigators kicked off this phase of their investigation though, they had to begin with a reasonable hypothesis, which is preceded by a pointed question: Did Trump know what Michael Cohen was doing? (Simple YES or NO; I say YES). Better yet, was Trump the one who suggested Cohen set-up Essential Consultants LLC to raise easy money that would keep Trump financed/protected from all the people he’d wronged? (Simple YES or NO; I say YES).

My certainty that Trump knew is based on the pre-release leaked excerpts of James Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty.

“Flashbacks to my earlier career as a prosecutor against the Mob. The silent circle of assent. The boss in complete control. The loyalty oaths. The us-versus-them worldview. The lying about all things, large and small, in service to some code of loyalty that put the organization above morality and above the truth.” ~ James Comey, ‘A Higher Loyalty’

I believe the pre-release excerpts of Comey’s A Higher Loyalty are the equivalent of bolding and underlining the most significant passages in the book, indicating that Trump uses similar techniques, and has similar behaviors, as a Mob Boss.

Can anyone picture a Mob Boss not knowing what his underlings were doing, especially when it’s a matter of hustling for staggering sums of cash all because of a close personal connection to the Mob Boss? Seems pretty clear that if the “Head of the Family” wasn’t aware, and then found out after the fact, the hustler would be annihilated.

Ergo, Trump knew. Investigators can bank on it. And when they do, they’ll most assuredly find a rich trail of proof.

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Net Neutrality, It’s Life or Death | Perspective

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Short memories are extremely dangerous.

The success of modern American life is based on having our free and open internet, which Obama’s FCC protected through net neutrality. We take our blessings for granted.

Supersonic speeds that connects us to the internet – any site, anywhere (with the exception of rural dead zones). Don’t you remember life before this life-changing luxury? It was such a short time ago.

Dial-up internet connection that took forever. How about 2G service? Even 3G connection was a nightmare. Life before 4G smartphones. Ugh!

When we’re traveling through rural areas with no bars, we get a dreadful reminder.

Read a few articles about what it’s like living in North Korea, Iran, Egypt, China without free and open internet and you’ll begin to really appreciate this game-changing advantage.

It’s incomprehensible that Trump and FCC Chairman Pai want to impede American innovation, restrain American business and inflict torture on our day-to-day existence  by rolling back net neutrality. Why would any American want this? There are NO ADVANTAGES to consumers in blocking our free and open internet.

We’ve felt the negative impact before.

Do you remember when the iPhone was 3G, and many of us had unlimited data plans through AT&T, and we were throttled after AT&T upgraded to 4G. It was shocking to experience a dramatic slowdown connecting to the internet once we exceeded 2 GBs. Yes, with no regulations in place, AT&T throttled consumers with unlimited data plans after we exceeded 2 GB once we upgraded to 4G phones. If we didn’t want to be throttled, we could get off the unlimited plans and pay for higher usage. (Man Sues AT&T For Throttling His iPhone Service – And Wins! ) After this consumer won his lawsuit, AT&T threatened to shut off his service.

Exactly three years later, February 26, 2015, under Obama the FCC “voted in favor of strong net neutrality rules to keep the internet open and free.” It was because of aggressive negative actions like AT&T’s, and consumer/provider battles that spanned several years, that the FCC took a stand to protect American consumers and small businesses. Corporations have proven themselves over and over agin to care only about the bottomline, harming the public without remorse.

And how about a similar hostile act just a few months ago, with Apple slowing down connection to the internet for older devices in the hopes we’d buy new ones. This was accomplished by imbedding a “fix” in one of the regular software updates. Another dot that proves how even the richest company on earth, more cash than any country, how even Apple in the extreme black will strategically throw consumers into the red without blinking an eye.

Greed is bewildering.

Trump and Chairman Pai’s malicious move to rollback consumer protections so that corporations can increase profits, and consumers can pay more or be harmed, is a personal assault on the American public. With 5G service deploying in the very near future, June 12, 2018 perhaps (?), just a guess. They’re keeping it a secret for some reason. But net neutrality is scheduled to end at 11:59p on June 11, 2018, so I can’t help but wonder if 5G begins at 8:00a on June 12, 2018.

The internet needs to remain free and open like the majority of our interstate highways. Who wants to pay a toll? It’s crazy that anti-tax Republicans would be pro-net neutrality rollback. This alarming plan of FCC Chairman Pai’s will result in the following:

  • Access to the internet can be blocked, or severely slowed, by providers – AT&T customers in 2012 can speak to this
  • Affordability – throwback to 2012 again when AT&T throttled customers to get them to pay more for data plans
  •  Being blocked from certain sites – AT&T owns direct TV and is not happy with consumers cancelling TV service because we’d prefer to watch Netflix, so they’ll likely block us from using Netflix unless we sign-up for direct TV

The GOP just gave corporations a HUGE tax cut. American corporations have never had it so good. The vast majority of corporation are not passing their windfall onto employees in the form of higher wages, nor are they discounting prices for consumers. They are buying back their stock en masse, and some are even stooping to pay Michael Cohen’s Essential Consultants LLC millions of dollars for easy access to President Trump.

Democratic Senators Mackey & Schumer are in the process of trying to reverse the rollback. Again, they have until June 11th, 2018 at 11:59p. It’s imperative that every American call our Senators and demand that the rollback be reversed and the internet remain free and open to the American public.

This is a life-as-we-know-it threatening situation.

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