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Open Eyes 077 02-27-15 Net Neutrality and Living Simply

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You can also listen to this episode at Late Night In The Midlands.


The Net Neutrality issue is now a done deal, and we go into ALL of the things that are now in place with it. IT IS BAD, people. It is NOT a “good thing”. We tell you why.

Also, we cover the idea of living simply and getting out of the debt based system.



The following are the show notes used to record this episode.  They are here for your reference and convenience.











There’s a reason people joke about babies being evil. Those little bundles of joy are capable of quite foul things, like poking you in the retina with their tiny talons or unleashing a geyser of pee right onto your unsuspecting face. (Side note: Why hasn’t anyone developed goalie-style protective masks for new parents? Seems like a great, untapped market niche, no?)

But we laugh about these misdeeds because we know babies aren’t actively trying to hurt us. They’re not nefarious creatures — they’re just babies!

Which is why a note that apparently came from a daycare provider is rubbing lots of moms, myself included, the wrong way. The note (which you can read in full below) was posted to a Facebook working moms group to which I belong and its contents include a mention that a 9-month-old girl was “playing roughly and aggressively with the other babies.” The note also said that the infant, named Samantha, was told “it’s not OK to hurt her friends” yet — shocker! — the girl was “smiling and going right back.”

The note also suggested that the girl’s parent “help us out by maybe discouraging her to not (sic) play roughly.”










 The sun is currently experiencing its weakest solar cycle in over a century according to scientists. “The sun is flatlining. For the 6th day in a row, solar activity remains very low. No sunspots are flaring, and the sun’s X-ray output has flatlined” says spaceweather.com Scientists say that if the solar flatlining continues it may be an indication we are about to enter into a mini ice-age.





“There have been two notable historical periods with decades-long episodes of low solar activity,” continues vencoreweather.com. “The first period is known as the “Maunder Minimum”, named after the solar astronomer Edward Maunder, and it lasted from around 1645 to 1715. The second one is referred to as the “Dalton Minimum”, named for the English meteorologist John Dalton, and it lasted from about 1790 to 1830. “Both of these historical periods coincided with below-normal global temperatures in an era now referred to by many as the “Little Ice Age”. “If this trend continues for the next couple of cycles, then there would likely be more talk of another “grand minimum” for the sun.”













A small but growing number of parents who object to vaccinating their children on religious grounds say they do so because many common vaccines are the product of cells that once belonged to aborted fetuses.


There is a grain of truth to this statement. But even religious leaders, including a future pope, have said that shouldn’t deter parents from vaccinating their children.


Vaccine and Cell Line Science


Some childhood vaccines, including the one against rubella — which is part of the MMR vaccine given to millions of children worldwide for measles, mumps and rubella — is cultured in “WI-38 human diploid lung fibroblasts,” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s fact sheet on the vaccine’s ingredients.




Merck, the vaccine’s manufacturer, acknowledged that those cells were originally obtained from an electively aborted fetus. They were used to start a cell line, which is a cell multiplied over and over again to produce cells that are of a consistent genetic makeup. The WI-38 cell line is used as a culture to grow live viruses that are used in vaccines.




Other common vaccines, including those for chicken pox, hepatitis and rabies, are also propagated in cells originating from legally aborted human fetuses, according to the FDA. Quoting Dr. Theresa Deisher on this subject:

“Vaccines with fetal cells, such as measles-mumps-rubella, chickenpox and hepatitis A are not only morally problematic”














Pres. Obama is daring Republicans to vote on whether or not his executive actions are legal.

Discussing opposition to his executive amnesty orders at an immigration town hall Wednesday, Obama said he would veto the vote because his actions are “the right thing to do”:

“So in the short term, if Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, want to have a vote on whether what I’m doing is legal or not, they can have that vote.  I will veto that vote, because I’m absolutely confident that what we’re doing is the right thing to do.”




Obama argued that he has merely “expanded my authorities” – not broken any laws:

“What we’ve done is we’ve expanded my authorities under executive action and prosecutorial discretion as far as we can legally under the existing statute, the existing law.  And so now the question is, how can we get a law passed.”

















Net Neutrality







The two Republican FCC Commissioners (out of a total of five) know exactly how important this new plan really is. Commissioner Ajit Pai has called the new FCC plan “a massive shift in favor of government control of the Internet…everything from your wireless service plan, to your wire line connection at home.”

These new rules would not only affect your services, it would also give FCC regulators the power to decide what content on the Internet was “just and reasonable.” Commissioner Tom Wheeler makes the absurd comment that the FCC would never use those powers. But in a February 4 issue of Wired, he already hints at ways bureaucrats could start dictating what they view as “threats” on the Internet:

“…my proposal includes a general conduct rule that can be used to stop new and novel threats to the Internet. This means the action we take will be strong enough and flexible enough not only to deal with the realities of today, but also to establish ground rules for the as yet unimagined.”

In other words, they want to establish new rules and regulations for stuff that hasn’t even been imagined yet!

Equally galling is the process by which this government takeover is happening. The 332 pages of new FCC rules have been held in secret, and even after Thursday’s vote, they are not being released. Like Nancy Pelosi said of ObamaCare, “We can read it after we vote on it.”










Living Simply…



Why should simpler living be important or considered?



Debt System



Do you realize that if each of us spent $100 more per year on local shops, locally owned stores and businesses, we would be adding $39.5 billion to local economies EACH YEAR?

It would create so many jobs, so much income for local business owners, instead of these mega corporations and franchises!



We ask 18 year olds to make huge decisions on what they are going to do with their lives and their financial futures,when 30 days earlier we made them ask for permission to go to the bathroom.







Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said, “Corporations have no conscience, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts and no desires,” in his dissenting opinion on Citizens United vs FEC.  He said, after retiring, “The rule announced today — that Congress must treat corporations exactly like human speakers in the political realm — represents a radical change in the law. The court’s decision is at war with the views of generations of Americans.”



We have no money for the elderly, the sick, the poor, veterans, bridges or schools, but we have a billion dollars for Ukraine and billions more for more wars.
If you have more than 7 days of food in your house stored, you can be considered a terrorist suspect!



If a man has an apartment stacked to the rafters with newspapers, we call him crazy.  If a woman has a trailer full of cats, we call her nuts.    But when people pathologically hoard so much cash that they impoverish entire countries, we put them on the cover of Fortune magazine and pretend they;’re role models.
How about Detroit?  How come the Fed has done literally ZERO to help out there or change things there?  If you think that the fed will help out, you are wrong.  It is a literal wasteland now.



Living Small…

Tiny houses…


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