The Role of Government (Formerly Net Neutrality Thread)

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  1. BenjaminW

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    I couldn't agree any more with you.
     
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    How is the common core "indoctrinating" students? I have criticsms of the common core, but you're just using conspiracy lingo with no facts. For one, common core has nothing to do with the specific curriculum -- it's simply a set of national milestones for each grade. We've always had grade-based milestones, just varying in scope and sometimes varying state to state or district to district. And I can assure you, these milestones have little to do with tying your shoes or reading a clock.

    btw, for basically all southern/mid-west states, common core sets more rigorous curriculum goals than were present before.
     
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    To be fair, as much as I say it's great, my school didn't teach me to tie my shoe laces.
     
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    Your Irish school system might be highly acclaimed by so-called "international assessment", but at least I know what this means:

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    #murica
     
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    I never said anything about clocks. I did that in school when I was 5 years old. Do you guys even graduate from finger painting at that stage?

    Edit: To demonstrate, that clock reads Guinness Time.
     
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    Ok, I should be a gentleman and let this slide...

    ...but the Fed doesn't print money. That's the Treasury you're thinking of, that prints money and issues debt.
     
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    isn't all the time Guinness time in Ireland?
     
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    For those who were proposing a government built infrastructure and making the internet a utility provided by the city, apparently some places have done just that already

    https://www.coloradoan.com/story/ne...s-looks-longmont-broadband-lessons/753336001/

    I understand their concerns about changing technology, but fiber has been the sort of 'high-end internet' for what, a decade now? Hell, it's what Google is using for their high-speed services. I feel like it's going to stay that way in the time it'd take to get them up and running (Longmont is just over 3 years in the making), and more on top of that.
     
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