I think Marshall, Will and Holly would have them beat by a long shot (assuming that was still North America).
Back then, who knows? You'd almost think it could have been Gondwanaland or something.
Actually, I don't know if the dinosaurs predated or postdated those kinds of plate tectonics.
Oo, but maybe the sleestacks could reclaim the world!
Little known fact: Will and Holly strongly disagreed with the Marshall Plan.
They knew that the Sleestacks would simply waste all of the money and turn Europe into a neo-sleecialist continent.
Subject: Commissioners urge delay in FCC plan to regulate ‘every nut and bolt’ of Internet
Subject: Re: Commissioners urge delay in FCC plan to regulate ‘every nut and bolt’ of Internet
It's more complicated than that, dammit!
If I were the FCC Commissioner -- and I propose immediate deposition into a wood chipper for anyone who doesn't think my appointment as the Commissioner would be a great idea -- I'd rip out most of the telecom regulations already in existence and replace them with ONE regulation:
1. You can be a provider of last-mile circuits, *or* you can be a provider of services (voice, data, video, etc). You can't be both.
I've posted about this before. It's a one-step solution that fixes *everything*.
There's no difference between local and long distance. There's no difference between voice and data. There's no difference between public and private networks. The moment you are granted space on the utility poles or in the underground conduits, your *only* job is to operate a local network that connects service providers with subscriber premises.
If last-mile network operators were prohibited from being service providers, and were obligated to sell connectivity to all service providers at the same price, the network would be "neutral by nature" without the need for any further regulation.
My solution is, of course, perfect, and therefore would be frowned upon by both government and corporate types.
It remains to be seen what the FCC will do with their new authority but I'm worried enough. Everybody misunderstands what's happening with Netflix, for instance.
In other news ...
The Leader of the Free World is going to address Congress on March 3. A well-known terrorist and his accomplices are boycotting the event, preferring instead to assist in arming Iran with nuclear weapons.
It didn't look like he was getting the cold shoulder...
The boy did us proud. :)
Which is not to say that I'm voting for his party...
I'm voting for one of the other two parties which will only make a coalition with likkud. Not decided on which yet.
*sigh* the thought of bibi with access to a real military and not having the whole world second guessing his moves... omg... ISIS could be gone in a week.
This is one of my all time favorite quotes.
“Look, I run a show here. It’s a lot of smoke and noise and it’s strictly for the suckers. I’ve been pulling one kind of scam or another since I was your age, and if there’s one thing I know it’s how to spot the genuine article because that’s what you’ve got to watch out for. Not the cops, you can always get around the cops. But the one thing you can never, ever get around is the genuine article, and you, kid, are the genuine article.”
-- Steve Martin, as Jonas Nightengale in "Leap of Faith" (1992)
When you've built your entire world around lying and cheating, the genuine article is an existential threat. That's why the liberal establishment gets so rabid when you mention Sarah Palin or, now, Ted Cruz.
"Government is not the solution to the problem.
Government IS the problem."