Worst example of government intervention… ever

IntelligenceOperativesDavid Asman, Fox News, wrote yesterday, “Of all the government interventions by the Obama administration, the plan released Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission to regulate the Internet is the worst.

“Yes, ObamaCare is massive and is clogging one-sixth of the economy. But even before ObamaCare, government had a huge imprint on the health care industry with Medicaid and Medicare. Also, regulations on pharmaceutical and insurance industries led to their energies being focused as much on pleasing government bureaucracies as curing illnesses.”

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Fallin to chair Governors Policy Committee

Governor Mary Fallin

Governor Mary Fallin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republican Governors Public Policy Committee (RGPPC) announced today that Governor Mary Fallin will serve as its Chair for 2015.

“Governor Fallin is a natural choice for this leadership position. On energy, jobs, the budget, and more, she is putting sound, conservative policy to work in Oklahoma,” said RGA Chairman Bill Haslam. “Oklahoma turned a corner since she was elected; it is growing and thriving, and its future is more secure because of her commitment to good governance. Governor Fallin’s leadership has made a hugely positive impact on her state, and her insight will be a tremendous asset to the RGA’s policy efforts in the coming year.”

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Lankford: Keystone issue bigger than oil

KeystonePipelineSenator James Lankford (R-OK) today in response to President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline said, “Since the beginning of this debate six years ago, the dialogue has been dominated by misinformation and political sensationalism. Our nation already has thousands of miles of pipeline flowing through it, which transports crude oil faster and safer than many of the alternatives. All of the inaccuracies have been addressed; it is time to build.

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City-County Library shortlisted for national medal

TulsaLibrary1WASHINGTON – The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced that Oklahoma’s Tulsa City-County Library is among the 30 finalists for the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 21 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service to make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.

“Museums and libraries are the lifeblood of our communities, serving as trusted providers of critical resources, educational training, skills development, and civic and cultural enrichment,” said Maura Marx, acting director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. “We salute Tulsa City-County Library for exemplary leadership in promoting lifelong learning while engaging and inspiring the public.”
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Cuban: Net Neutrality will ‘f**k everything up’

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban

Billionaire investor and ABC “Shark Tank” star Mark Cuban unloaded on the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to fundamentally change how it oversees the open Internet.

“That will f**k everything up,” said the voluble Cuban in remarks last week at the Code/Media conference at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Calif. according to ReCode.Net.

In early February, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed tough new rules for Internet lines that would prohibit wired and wireless broadband providers from collecting payment to cut to the front of the line, or blocking and throttling lawful content and services.

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