Big Telecom is running scared of cord-cutters – and is doing what it takes to block them from watching their favourite shows online. It looks like Rogers is even planning to block Canadians from watching Hockey Night online. They want to trap Canadians in expensive and outdated service plans – and they’re . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Should Rogers be allowed to block us from watching Hockey Night online?
Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/08/08/pol-crtc-sun-tv-news-ruling.html
Leave it to the head of Canada’s most disliked cellular provider, Rogers CEO Nadir Mohamed, to whine that Canada doesn’t need a fourth major cellphone company.
Okay, Nadir, how bout we put that to the test. Let’s put it to every Rogers customer and former customer from the past three years and see what they . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Oh Yes We Do
Shaw, the Corporation
If you are a lower mainland Shaw Cable customer you may have noticed a quite vague notification of a $5 [plus HST] bill increase coming in June. It is followed by a great deal of vague advertising fluff indicating that something awesome was about to happen, but no actual details . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Shaw Cable’s Dismissive, Dodging Customer Service
In another sign just how dangerous to freedom and the American way Rick Santorum really is, this statement from the presidential contender should send chills down one’s spine.
Current federal “obscenity” laws prohibit distribution of hardcore (obscene) pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, on hotel/motel TV, in retail shops and through the mail or . . . → Read More: Like porn? You won’t like a Santorum presidency.
Alltop just watches youtube all day.
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When it comes to climate change denial, a new study shows that the folks at Fox News are leading the pack. Through politically-charged news segments and commentary, Fox News personalities are helping spread misinformation about climate change while convincing their viewers that scientists are torn on the issue.
. . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Climate Change Spin A Growing Problem For Fox News
North Sea Oil Drilling by crawfish head
Yesterday, January 6th 2011, the UK Parliamentary committee appointed to look into whether the government should enact a moratorium on deep-water drilling in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico-BP oil disaster, has ruled out the need for a halt to new projects before new regulations can . . . → Read More: World Headlines Review: British Ethics: A Dark Comedy
A Huffington Post column by Johann Hari summarizes certain revelations stemming from the leaked USG diplomatic cables by Wikileaks. The piece posits that Julian Assange’s efforts have made the world safer and are a boon to US National Security, that a better educated public with proof of government wrongdoings can better bring its government to . . . → Read More: World Headlines Review: Drones, Torture, Rendition: Democratic Values?
Amid the bluster surrounding the public release of 278 of 251,287 secret and confidential USG diplomatic cables by Wikileaks as of Monday November 29th; more telling as to the behaviour and thinking of governments and vested interests is the current reaction in the world media and of public officials, than any information so far to . . . → Read More: World Headlines Review: Wikileaks: Misanthropy and the Spectre of Scrutiny