Daily Archives: November 13, 2017

Verizon & Comcast Urge FCC to Block States From Passing Net Neutrality Laws…

Date: November 13, 2017

01) Verizon & Comcast Urge FCC to Block States From Passing Net Neutrality Laws

“Knowing that states will most likely respond to the FCC’s upcoming vote to rollback Title II net neutrality protections by passing their own laws, Comcast and Verizon are preemptively urging the FCC to keep states from doing just that. It’s a complete corporate takeover of the internet in America that Chairman Ajit Pai is enthusiastically championing.

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/11/06/how-verizon-and-comcast-are-working-to-ensure-states-dont-pass-their-own-net-neutrality-bills/

What Tom Hanks has to say about the Weinstein scandal…

Date: November 13, 2017

01) What Tom Hanks has to say about the Weinstein scandal

“In an interview with PBS NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown about his new book of short stories “Uncommon Type,” and his work, actor Tom Hanks also addressed the recent allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

He said that kind of behavior is happening in “every other corner” of his industry, and many other industries across America, particularly by people in positions of power. But the Weinstein allegations represent a tipping point for Hollywood, he said.

“The dam has burst here in a big way, and it is not just the halls of places like Harvey Weinstein’s office where this was standard operating procedure,” he said. “Don’t be surprised if, you know, there’s going to be a sign in front of every one of the studio gates that will say, ‘all people entering this studio will obey this code of ethics, or they will be escorted from the premises,’ and that will all be about sexual harassment, and sexual predatory behavior.”