Net Neutrality Redux

Just in case you’ve forgotten what the big fuss is over net neutrality, here are three “Last Week Tonight” clips for your viewing pleasure.

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Last Week Tonight: Little Donny’s First Year

In this installment of “Last Week Tonight,” which will be the last one of 2017, John Oliver looks back at the Drumpf’s first year in office. Has it only been a year since people completely threw intelligence and common sense out of the window? It certainly feels much, much longer!

I’d have to say that I’m a bit disappointed to have lost acquaintances due to politics, but not surprised. The people who claimed to desire open, civil dialogue are the same people who are using and normalizing the Drumpf’s tactics. It is what it is. Fortunately, this, too, shall pass! I remain hopeful, and will keep on keeping on.

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Last Week Tonight: Economic Development

In this installment of “Last Week Tonight,” John talks about economic development. Massive financial incentives are offered to multi-billion dollar corporations in order to lure them to communities, with the hope that “trickle-down” economics will miraculously work this time around. With no accountability, however, are those corporations really beneficial? How many jobs have those self-described “job creators” actually created?

Are they jobs which will keep you in servitude for the rest of your life, or are they rewarding careers which will help you live, and enjoy, a happy, healthy life?

Anyone?

Bueller?

Last Week Tonight: Floods

In this installment of “Last Week Tonight,” John talks about flooding, how it will get steadily worse, and how insurance companies have benefited from those natural disasters.

Last Week Tonight: Multilevel Marketing (7 November 2016)

In this 2016 installment of “Last Week Tonight,” John talks about the predatory practices of multilevel marketing companies such as AmWay, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Herbalife, and Youngevity, to name a few. One of my brothers has fallen victim to these pyramid schemes, in spite of the warnings from myself and other siblings. It is sad to see that he lost an excellent job at a very large company to devote his failing energy to these scams. It nauseates me when I see people doing the exact same thing with sites like WordPress or Facebook – which is why I avoid those pages like the plague.

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Last Week Tonight: The Equifax Breach

In this installment of “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver talks about the Equifax data breach and actually offers a solution on how to protect yourself. There are some things in life which require self-reliance – you can’t depend on anyone else for some things! That’s just a real fact of life.

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Last Week Tonight: The Traitorous Confederacy

In this installment of “Last Week Tonight,” John talks about the cognitive dissonance of the average American when it comes to discussing the Civil War. History isn’t being erased solely because of the removal of a few statues. History has already been erased, due to the lack of inclusion of all historical figures. History isn’t all about white men and women, but that is exactly what many believe.

Last Week Tonight: Forensic Science

In this installment of “Last Week Tonight,” John talks about forensic science and the sad fact that it isn’t as reliable as shown on fictional dramas such as “CSI” or “Law & Order.” Of course it isn’t, but try telling that to those who believe in the pseudoscience shoved down their throats by snake-oil salesmen, snake-oil saleswomen and eugenicists.

Last Week Tonight: Corporate Consolidation

First off, congratulations are in order: Last Week Tonight won an Emmy! Now, on to the meat of the post.

In this installment, John discusses corporate consolidation and how lack of real competition has created laziness and lack of consideration for customers / consumers.

Last Week Tonight: The Presidential Pardon of Joe Arpaio

In this newest installment of “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver talks about the presidential pardon of Joe Arpaio, and what precedent it sets while this regime is in power.

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