Richard Sherman wants billionaires, not taxpayers, to pay for stadiums – CBSSports.com

I agree, wholeheartedly. There are zero reasons why taxpayers should pay for statiums. They get no benefit from the investment. Crowd sourcing the stadium might make more sense. They could set committment levels where you pay for a reserved seat for 5 or 10 years for X dollars.

Stadium financing was in the news again recently

Source: Richard Sherman wants billionaires, not taxpayers, to pay for stadiums – CBSSports.com

The Joy of Group Viewing

One of the things I enjoy most, in terms of media consumption, is the live viewing of a recorded video show, complete with dedicated IRC chat room.

One of my absolute favorite websites is http://diamondclub.tv, which displays dozens of professionally produced podcasts on various topics. Many of the shows, as they are being recorded, are displayed on Channel 1, and you can chat with other viewers in the diamondclub chat room. A couple of my favorite shows include the chat room in the bottom of the video output of the show, which thrills me to no end.

I love, and financially support, the Daily Tech News Show, http://dailytechnewsshow.com/, and watch it 6 days a week, nearly always the recorded version, but those days I’m working from home and not involved in a conference call after 3:30pm ET, I try to watch live, and join the live chat.

Another show I’ve long been a fan of is Night Attack, starring Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Young. I’ve supported them since before they went independent, and still love their humor. FYI, true fact, that Night Attack Neon Light that appears behind JuRY whenever he records, was a gift to him by me. I felt like it.

Interactive entertainment is amazingly attractive. I don’t know if that will work for every audience of every show, probably not. Not everyone is funny, or interesting, but I find the DiamondClub.tv audience to be very entertaining, and worth the time to join.

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FCC admits defeat in municipal broadband, won’t appeal court loss

Obviously, the only organizations who think municipal broadband is bad and a bad investment of public money are the telecommunications companies who will lose a whole LOT of money because they can’t compete fairly. These laws and rulings only guarantee income for the giant ISPs and poor performance for the majority of us.

Cities seeking to expand broadband could still appeal judges’ decision, though.

Source: FCC admits defeat in municipal broadband, won’t appeal court loss

What’s more expensive than ColoradoCare? No ColoradoCare

I truly hope this passes. This could be the next huge quality of life improvement in this country. It’s only opposed by insurance companies who will lose the entire state’s income if it passes. There is no downside. Save money, improve healthcare, bring all the decisions back to the state level. I can’t wait until Georgia figures this out too, because the status quo is too damned expensive.

The big health insurance companies have been gouging us for years, reducing coverage while raising costs. Amendment 69 would give them an in-state competitor.

Source: What’s more expensive than ColoradoCare? No ColoradoCare

Alphabet to Cut Google Fiber Staff In Half: Report | Multichannel

I’m thinking this is signaling that Google has finally accepted the past statements of ISPs that most Americans don’t care about gigabit Internet. Google was hoping to have 5 million subscribers after 5 years. What they got was just about 200,000 after just a couple years. Millions of hopeful techies and gamers from coast to coast should be sad at hearing this.

Source: Alphabet to Cut Google Fiber Staff In Half: Report | Multichannel

I wonder if this means Comcast and AT&T will scale back their gigabit rollouts now too? Both are scheduled to hit this area this year. I know AT&T just buried fiber on our block. I doubt they’ll give up on that investment now.