more suck from the Obama Administration, net nuetrality, g20, and a robbery

Obama drops demand that Israel freeze settlements

Prodding Israel and the Palestinian Authority to restart talks aimed at a permanent resolution of their decades-old conflict, President Obama dropped a demand for an Israeli settlement freeze, U.S., Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

"Simply put, it is past time to talk about starting negotiations. It is time to move forward," Obama told reporters before a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"It is time to show the flexibility and common sense and sense of compromise that is necessary to achieve our goals," Obama said.

So ask Israel to block building settlements, do absolutely nothing when they ignore you, then say its not a big deal and things should just move along anyway.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman proposes to possibly extend the agency's network neutrality principles to the mobile Internet

As expected wireless carriers are opposing the statement arguing against government interference to the Internet. The truth is that net neutrality would protect the Internet to be free and open and keep it from a corporate takeover where the highest bidder would control bandwidth. Most people are unaware of the importance of net neutrality legislation and how without it the Internet will be controlled by just a few rich companies like radio and tv are, taking the voice away from the people.

The G20 summit is in Pittsburgh this weekend and the police is prepared. It has been extremely difficult for activists to get permits for marches and rallies and they will most likely be overwhelmed by the police presence. Upward of $20 million will be spent on security while at the same time neglecting the first amendment rights of activists.

On a lighter note, thieves stole a helicopter and robbed a security firm in Stockholm and got away. This sounds good enough for a movie.

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