Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Bazzo Says: Not Neutral on the Internet


Bazzo Says: 
BY ANTHONY J. BAZZO

OF YORKTOWN NEWS & MAHOPAC NEWS



I think one of the reasons I have been able to have a print column for the last 10 years is that I have an understanding of most of the readers. I have not lost “the common touch.” I am one of you. So when it comes to computers, I believe I am no different from most of you. I know how to turn it on. I know how to get and use the functions I need. After that, I am lost.
So whenever I have a question or a problem, I call the smartest computer person I know: my brother, Joe. I bet most of you have someone in your family or circle of friends you turn to. Were it not for my brother, doing the necessary research and writing this column every week would not be possible. So blame him.
So like most of you, I have been reading about “net neutrality.” Like most, I was of the belief that net neutrality means equality and fairness and sameness and does not allow the cable companies and the internet service providers to overcharge you. But in doing research for this column, I found out that nothing I was being told could be further from the truth. There is a book, “The Political Spectrum” by Thomas W. Hazlett. It is written for some one like me, meaning it is easy to understand. It is a history of the regulation of the telecommunications industry. This book gives the history of regulation of the entire spectrum: wireless, FM, AM, television, police band, air traffic control, etc.
What one finds out in reading the book is that the history of the telecommunications industry and the relationship between it and the government is that it is the history of government regulating it and impeding it, selling out to the highest bidder till it could no longer do so. To my surprise, I found out we could have had cellular communications in the ‘50s, that FM radio was delayed 20 years because of the power of AM broadcasters to shelve it.
One of the boldest lies we were told in selling us on net neutrality was in comparing it to Federal Express and Amazon. We were told FedEx delivers Amazon’s packages and they’re all treated the same. No package gets any preferential treatment. FedEx gets the packages, they deliver them. Yet for anyone who has used Amazon, you know this was a lie. I have used Amazon to buy DVDs and what I know when I order is you can choose your delivery speed; you can choose how many days, weeks; you can choose the kind of delivery you want and it all depends on how much you are willing to pay.
The same use be true for the internet before net neutrality. You wanted the fastest internet you can ask for. If the service provided you with what you were looking for, then you found out what it cost and if you agreed to the terms, you bought. If you don’t care about speed, you could go a cheaper route. The reality is that now net neutrality is misnamed. There’s nothing “neutral” about it. The government controls it. The government regulates it. Like all things the government regulates, it focuses on the lowest common denominator. More often than not, the lowest is not usually the best or the most practical.
Truth be told, government does not mean cheaper. The government doesn’t mean equal. The government doesn’t mean fair. What the government means is reduced services and less competence. Go back to the McCain legislation that was suppose to lower cable costs. Remember what happened after it became law? Within six months, prices for cable started to go up. This was because government regulation ignored the basics of economics, that it is competition that reduces prices; it’s competition that enables innovation, better services.
However, choice, other than when the topic is abortion, is anathema to the government centrist. Control is all they believe in. When it comes to the internet, I say why not let the market work? Why have the government, in reality, people who don’t know anything about any of this, like the people who wrote Obamacare, start regulating it? What happens is always what happens when government gets involved: Whoever gives politicians the most money is going determine how the internet operates, not the market. That’s why you should read the book I mentioned above and learn the history of cell phones and FM radio.
Let me bring this home with a story I heard last week on “The Rush Limbaugh Show.” Believe it or not, he is a tech geek. He told the story of how there would be no iPhone had “net neutrality been in effect.” I did not know this, but you may remember the iPhone back in 2007 and how for the first three years it was an AT&T exclusive. Steve Jobs had certain demands. One was he did not want the carrier name to be on the front or back of the device. Another was he did not want the carrier to put any of its own apps on the phone. Apple was going to control the whole process and AT&T was the only telecom that would give up total control.
If net neutrality had been the law of the land, that would not have been permitted. Apple would not have been permitted to offer the phone only to AT&T customers. That would have been discriminatory to Verizon and Sprint subscribers. However,  because there was no net neutrality, Steve Jobs had the option to create the best operating circumstances for his product. Think about that next time you reach for your iPhone.
This is what I say. What say you?
Volpe/Bazzo Report November 2017


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Friday, December 01, 2017

Bazzo Says: The Day of Reckoning Has Arrived

Bazzo Says: 
BY ANTHONY J. BAZZO

OF YORKTOWN NEWS & MAHOPAC NEWS




It was a survey about people on the London subway. They were trying to determine so they could pin point advertisements at them,  what women on the London subway when looking at men, what it was they looked at or were moved by or were affected by.  \What they found was  that women on the London subway tend to gravitate toward men who are wealthy, who are attractive, and who wear coats and ties. Can you believe this.  Good money spent on telling regular people what they instinctively already knew. 

 Yet to them It was disappointing, shocking news.  The news would be even more shocking had that survey been taken in America.  Had they done one about men.  It is not for nothing that Playboy and Playgirl were best selling magazines, and it was not just for the articles.

We are talking fantasy here.  Most people never get to date their fantasy.  Most people wise up a marry the one that is perfect for them.  Not eye candy, but soul candy.

So the natural question would be why? Why in fantasy is one so superficial? Why are liberals still shocked?  The answer lies in the fact that liberals have been at war with human nature for decades.  The left has tried to erase it, reprogram it, change it all in the name of compassion or fairness or equality.

 It first reared it ugly head with women wanting to join what were previously all male clubs.  So instead of waiting till circumstances would force these bastions of masculinity to change their policies, namely needing the dues, they forced their way through the courts.  This of course caused animosity.  Where as now because of need (dues), there is a welcome mat.  Money is still the great equalizer.  That too is human nature and in spite of all the attempts, can not be changed.

It has now gone full boar with single sex bathrooms and the boy scouts saying the will allow girls to join.  We are now witnessing the redefining of what is sexual harassment.  It use to be easily defined.  

Now if at the water cooler one tells a joke with sexual overtones that some one does not think is funny, it can be said to be a form of harassment.  There are college campuses where men have to sign a piece of paper for every step of courtship.  Yes, there is real abuse out there,  but innocent flirtation has now been included.  Yes! There is innocent flirtation!  Most people know to move on when it is not returned.  Now it is "get a lawyer"!  The presumption of innocence has all been abandoned.  All one now need to be is accused and guilt attaches itself.

The reality is these are people of both sexes, I have seen it first hand in my years at Studio 54 and the Red Parrot top night clubs of their day. I know for I saw it first hand.  


This is quintessential, pure normalcy, that women and men like good-looking people who have money and power. That’s universal.  We use to call them groupies., hanger-oners. They were called the beautiful people. It was Henry Kissinger who said back in the early seventies that power is the greatest of all aphrodisiacs.  It was true the, it is still true today. 

This was why when the Access Hollywood tapes came up in the last weeks of the presidential election, other then those who were never going to vote for Trump, ordinary people knew what Trump was saying.  He was not talking about assaulting women.  For if you actually listen to the tape, not what you are being told he said on the tape, he said women will LET you......"  You can not have assault if you have consent. 

 Ordinary people knew he was speaking a truth.  In the real world there are fame whores of both sexes.  Who the hell are we to judge?  That holier then thou attitude made me want to puke.  If there is consent, I say live and let live. 

However what we are now witnessing is true harassment.  Non-consensual.  You want a job, you want to keep your job, you must do this sexual thing.  Think about this, in all the years Trump was in the media spotlight, business and a hit t.v. show, he was never accused of that.  He hired on merit.   Who could best advance the product he was involved in.  He hired the first woman, the best based on merit to head a successful  presidential campaign.  Does he get credit for that?  Hell no! He is a sexist.  "War on women"!

Now we are seeing those same people who accused Trump of sexism, actually doing it. They have admitted it.  You see others that accused Trump of all sorts of heresies were friend with these people, covered for them, championed them, voted for them.  

Why?  As I have said before, liberals are liberals first.  Now in order to still get Trump (remember that is always the objective), they are back tracking.  Re-writing history.  Saying times have changed when they have not.  A pig was a pig then and still is now.  All too little, too late.  On this topic, Trump critics have no standing.


  Judge not, lest you be judged.  I was taught that as a kid.  Turns out mom was right.  The day of reckoning has arrived and I for one say it is about time.  

This is what I say.  What say you? 

Volpe/Bazzo Report November 2017
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