‘Common man’ out of luck?

Net neutrality is the principle that internet pro­viders such as Comcast and Verizon should not control what we see and do online. In 2015, startups, internet freedom groups, and 3.7 million comments won strong net neutrality rules from the U.S. Federal Com­mun­ication Commis­sion (FCC). The rules prohibit internet providers from blocking, throttling and paid prioritization—“fast lanes” for sites that pay, and slow lanes for everyone else.

Looks like net neutrality is on its way to extinction. The common man does not have the means to sway the FCC or the U.S. Congress like large corporations do.

If you are from rural America, your politics shouldn’t matter on this one. Contact your guy or gal and let them know how you feel.

Contact information is at the bottom of this page for Kansas representation.


If those who don’t want net neutrality get their way, the internet will be over as we know it. The big boys will control what is seen on the internet and would be able to prevent startups and competitors from having a say.


I am really looking forward to the start of football. And this on every level, even though the NFL has already started with the preseason, which means nothing in the standings but gives the coaches a good look at their recruits.

The one I am most interested in seeing is Mahomes of the Chiefs. He was awesome at Texas Tech and looks to be an up and coming star in Kansas City.


So I said I was riding the stationary bike at the school weight room. It is getting harder and harder to get there in the evening.


Shop sign spotted on Main Street Hillsboro in front of the Shops at Kessler’s last week.

A+ for marketing on the street idea.


I have had this problem where my remote for my 1999 pickup has the ring at the top that is broken off.

I like the idea of having a remote, but not that it was in two pieces—separated from the key and ring.

That’s where keeping old stuff comes in handy.

I just took an old plastic key ring that was big enough to tape the remote to and—voila!—the remote is now connected to the key and ring again.


Granted, the whole deal doesn’t look the greatest, but “function over beauty” I always say. Plus, the fix was virtually free


If you wish to share your comments or ideas, my e-mail address is joel@

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