The US has completely withdrawn from the Human Rights Council.
Makes sense. Seems to be a bit silly being on any “‘Uman Rights Counil” when you spend so much time torturing people on boats and such like.
In other news, the people I get my Internet off are into some dark shit.
Virgin Media CEO Neil Berkett has attacked the principle of net neutrality, whereby internet service providers do not interfere with or degrade the speed at which content is delivered from websites to consumers, branding it as “b****cks”.
Berkett’s cable operator ranks as the second largest internet service provider in the UK with approximately 3.6m customers.
In an interview with the Royal Television Society’s Television magazine, Berkett said that “this net neutrality thing is a load of b****cks”, and revealed that Virgin is already in talks with unnamed content providers about paying to have their content delivered faster than others.
Feeding into the debate between internet service providers and the BBC over iPlayer, Berkett even warned that public service broadcasters who choose not to pay for faster access to Virgin’s subscriber base would end up in “bus lanes”, effectively having their content delivered to consumers at a lower speed.
Elsewhere, I am still weirded out by this Obama thing. I’m kind of expecting for him to be outed as a trannie or something, though all that business with the pound makes me think something weird is gonna pop off regarding his wife.
Maybe I’m just a paranoid dude.
Elsewhere in Hilarityville, that dude they’ve been torturing for five years who’s just decided to say it was him who did 911 has appeared in court, where he told the judge he had been “looking to be martyr from long time.”
“The government case,” the article notes, “is largely designed to obtain death sentences against them”, which, as Ioz notes, is a bit like punishing a bank robber by giving him keys to the vault.
New video later! Whoo!