Impeachment 2: Electoral Boogaloo

The King of Stuff suffers déjà vu as the House of Representatives impeaches President Trump again. Jon takes on Pelosi’s gambit, McConnell’s refusal, and Big Tech’s cancel campaign. Oh, and shortwave radio. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from Jon and his guests. This week, Jon selects “Carousels” by Doves.

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  1. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
    Gazpacho Grande'
    @ChrisCampion

    No bonus points for pimping the Electric Boogaloo thing, dude.

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  2. David March Thatcher
    David March
    @ToryWarWriter

    When is the last time Jon actually had a guest, to suggest something for his spotify?

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  3. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Admin
    Jon Gabriel, Ed.
    @jon

    David March (View Comment):

    When is the last time Jon actually had a guest, to suggest something for his spotify?

    I think it was the Christmas episode.

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  4. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!)
    @DonG

    Jon’s point about other countries not tolerating the Malarkey of Big Tech companies from California.

    You have Uganda taking action (possible to support incumbents):

    Uganda has blocked access to social media platforms in the East African country just two days before Jan.14’s presidential and parliamentary elections.

    In a Jan. 12. letter, the Uganda Communications Commission ordered internet service providers in the country, to “immediately suspend any access and use” of all messaging apps and social media platforms until further notice.

     

    The E.U. is looking to create laws to control Big Tech.

    The European Union’s executive arm proposed two bills Tuesday—one focused on illegal content, the other on anticompetitive behavior—that would empower regulators in some cases to levy fines of up to 6% or 10% of annual world-wide revenue, or break up big tech companies to stop certain competitive abuses.

    The bills don’t mention any specific company but, as drafted, one or both would likely apply to several large U.S. tech companies including Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Amazon.com Inc. Apple Inc. and Facebook.

     

    Poland has a new law that allows fines of $2.2M against Big Tech for censoring.

    Under its provisions, social media services will not be allowed to remove content or block accounts if the content on them does not break Polish law,” Poland In reports.

    “In the event of removal or blockage, a complaint can be sent to the platform, which will have 24 hours to consider it. Within 48 hours of the decision, the user will be able to file a petition to the court for the return of access. The court will consider complaints within seven days of receipt and the entire process is to be electronic.”

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  5. David March Thatcher
    David March
    @ToryWarWriter

    Jon Gabriel, Ed. (View Comment):

    David March (View Comment):

    When is the last time Jon actually had a guest, to suggest something for his spotify?

    I think it was the Christmas episode.

    If your looking for an interesting guest may I suggest.

    Dan David of Wolfpack research. His podcast is below. He also was part of the movie the China Hustle.

    https://youtu.be/55892jT06aI

     

    The “I hung up on Warren Buffett” Podcast by Wolfpack Research (podbean.com)

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