In an unexpected move the FTC has sued AT&T over its practice of throttling its unlimited data customers. In effect “unlimited’’ Internet usage plans do not mean unlimited. The company has slowed down the Internet speed by 60 to 90 per cent when a customer uses up a specified limit during a billing period. Throttling has been going on for years all over the world by almost all telecommunication se
By Preetam Kaushik on Oct 31, 2014
Is it November 4th yet? I can't wait for Tuesday to finally roll around so I can vote and be done with it all. Now don't get me wrong I appreciate the sacrifices that others have made so that I have the opportunity to vote, but I must say the political ads just get to be a bit much this time of year and I'll be happy when they all go away. I live in Maine and this year has been a bit nastier than
By Darren Pare on Oct 31, 2014
Opinion A report released Monday on the United States edition of The Guardian’s website provided troubling information about spending on physical health versus spending on mental health in the United Kingdom. According to the article, less than 1.5 percent of local public health budget spending is devoted to mental health, compared to the amount dedicated to physical health campaigns such as smoki
By Mike Sarzo on Oct 31, 2014
Did you know there is a Halloween party at the White House on Oct. 31? The invitations went out in September 2011, since it takes so long for Washington politicians to make up their minds do anything. If you did not get your invitation, either the postal service screwed up – what are the chances of that? – or you are lucky enough not to be on the guest list. President Obama was somewhat peeved on
By Barry Ellsworth on Oct 30, 2014
One recent Friday afternoon, New York City’s rich elite gathered at a sumptuous garage sale called the International Fine Art & Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory in the heart of the city’s Upper East Side. The show contained everything from a 1770s silver serving dish to a 1960s letter written in French by then-first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Patrons who wanted to pick up a bauble or two coul
By Suzanne Surbeck on Oct 31, 2014
A time-honored tradition during midterm elections is for candidates from the party of the incumbent president to act like the commander-in-chief has cooties. It's also juvenile and pathetic. While it's statistically true that the party of a president with a low approval rating tends to get "thumped" or "shellacked" during midterms, that same statistic indicates snubbing the president doesn't help
By H.B. Koplowitz on Oct 31, 2014
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By Lawrence Bonk on Oct 30, 2014
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