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FCC chairman defends repeal of net neutrality in front of skeptical Wilmington tech workers
Many Delaware tech workers listening to the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai were skeptical of – or even disagreed with – data he presented.
governmentLies  governmentIncompetence  trumpAristocracy  netNeutrality 
7 days ago by joeybaker
China overstated its nominal and real GDP for at least 9 years and by 2 percentage points on average
DOWNLOAD Download the conference draft » ABSTRACT China’s national accounts are based on data collected by local governments. However, since local governments are rewarded for meeting growth and in…
globalGameOfThrones  governmentLies 
10 days ago by joeybaker
Ajit Pai's FCC insists that ignoring consumers and gutting oversight of major ISPs dramatically boosted network investment. Reality suggests something else entirely.
Ajit Pai’s FCC insists that ignoring consumers and gutting oversight of major ISPs dramatically boosted network investment. Reality suggests something else entirely.
netNeutrality  governmentLies  governmentIncompetence  corporateIndemnity  corporateCorruption  ISP 
23 days ago by joeybaker
Missouri GOP sent 10,000 voters false absentee voting information
The Missouri Republican Party sent mailers to 10,000 voters across the state with false information about when their absentee ballots are due. The mailers have a red bar across the top that says “urgent notice.”
governmentLies  voterSuppression 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Wilbur Ross Lied to Congress About the GOP’s Plot to Rig the Census. This Should Be a National Scandal.
The commerce secretary lied under oath about a new policy that could rob Democratic states of power: asking people if they are American citizens.
immigration  voterSuppression  governmentLies  trumpAuthoritarianism 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Oh Look, The FCC Is Lying Again In Its Latest Court Filings On Net Neutrality
As the FCC gears up for legal battle against the numerous net neutrality lawsuits headed its way, its latest filing with the courts acts as a sort of a greatest hits of the agency’s biggest fallacies to date. 23 State AGs have sued the FCC...
netNeutrality  governmentLies 
october 2018 by joeybaker
China legalizes Xinjiang 're-education camps' after denying they exist
Authorities in China’s far-western Xinjiang region appear to have officially legalized so-called re-education camps for people accused of religious extremism a little more than a month after denying such centers exist.
authoritarianism  religion  governmentLies 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Republicans Are Terrified of What Democrats Will Uncover If They Take Back the House
For two years, Paul Ryan has ensured that the Trump administration doesn’t have to answer to voters. That could change soon.
endOfTheGOP  endOfTheUSEmpire  governmentLies  governmentIncompetence 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Kansans drank contaminated water for years. The state didn’t tell them.
Twice the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has discovered contaminated groundwater in and near Wichita, then sat on the information for years.
governmentLies  healthcare 
august 2018 by joeybaker
'Complete Joke': Democrats Ripped for Totally Failing to Grill FCC Chair Ajit Pai Over Net Neutrality Cyberattack Lies
“There were many opportunities to talk about how the FCC misled the press and mistreated reporters. That should have been the story of this hearing, but they didn’t make Pai sweat nearly enough.”
governmentIncompetence  governmentLies  netNeutrality 
august 2018 by joeybaker
ICE Modified Its 'Risk Assessment' Software So It Automatically Recommends Detention
A recent software change to an ICE tool that automatically recommends detention of immigrants with little to no criminal history.
immigration  governmentLies  governmentOverreach  policeLies  judicialOverreach 
june 2018 by joeybaker
The U.S. oil and gas industry emits 13 million metric tons of methane from its operations each year – nearly 60% more than currently estimated by the EPA, a new study finds.
The U.S. oil and gas industry emits 13 million metric tons of methane from its operations each year – nearly 60 percent more than currently estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency, a new study in the journal Science said.
climateChange  governmentLies  governmentIncompetence  corporateIndemnity 
june 2018 by joeybaker
FCC 'Lied to Media' Saying Net Neutrality Comment Flood Was Cyberattack
Between May 8 and May 12 it received more than 2.1 million comments. The system came crashing down.
governmentLies  trumpAristocracy  netNeutrality 
june 2018 by joeybaker
A former FCC senior official who issued false statements to reporters, claiming a cyberattack hobbled the agency’s comment system in 2014 and that the ex-chairman ordered it kept quiet, is now backpedaling amid renewed scrutiny by U.S. lawmakers and a w
A former FCC senior official who issued false statements to reporters, claiming a cyberattack hobbled the agency’s comment system in 2014 and that the ex-chairman ordered it kept quiet, is now backpedaling amid renewed scrutiny by U.S. lawmakers and a wholesale denial by the former chairman himself.
governmentLies  trumpAristocracy 
june 2018 by joeybaker
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