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Far Rockaway Rappers Rap Against Gentrification

Sean Blaise ft Stacks the MenACE & TrisNev - Fuck Out the Rock

Far Rockaway rappers Sean Blaise, Stacks the MenACE, and TrisNev are no fans of the gentrification going on in Far Rockaway, Queens in New York and have no problem telling those imposing on their neighborhood to get the “Fuck Out the Rock”. This joint definitely reminds me of the 90’s with the uptempo break beat and the faster flows. It vibes nice while delivering a message that many who live in neighborhoods they are slowing being forced out of share.

"…bout they green like Rondo say, get out pronto, we trying to build some condos so grab your shit and walk off like you struck out gentrification really means….get the fuck out but in a nice way, isn’t this a nice day for rich kids to come through and move in where I stay?"

Stacks is not wrong. In neighborhood take overs, those that are transplanting residents don’t care where the former occupants go just as long as they leave. Of course on the surface gentrification can look like it’s making the neighborhood better. Sure, the safer streets, economic development, and the attention the communities have been calling for seem like a God send. That is until the neighborhood is no longer affordable for the people who lived there. we live here nowCrossposted from OneTwoOneTwo.com

Additional: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140605/rockaway-park/rockaway-rappers-take-on-fema-gentrifiers-new-song

http://observer.com/2014/06/rockaway-rappers-tell-hipsters-to-fuck-out-the-rock/

http://www.onetwoonetwo.com/sean-blaise-ft-stacks-the-menace-trisnev-fuck-out-the-rock-video/

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#FCCNetNeutrality discussion with FCC Chief Information Officer

content blocked I posted the following tweets to Twitter conversation regarding the telcos wanting to prioritize access on the Internet and the FCC’s deliberation. I got a response from FCC Chief Information Officer David A. Bray. I thought the discourse made for an interesting read for those interested.

Of course this isn’t an end all be all conversation on the issue and neither I nor David Bray have the power to decide. Ideally, together we all have that power by letting the FCC know what side of the issue we stand on. Senator Al Franken called this fight “the free-speech issue of our time”. He’s not the only one weighing in either, Netflix, Amazon.com, and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian among others. It may even be a moot point because unless the ISP’s are classified as common carriers the FCC may not be able to do anything at all because the courts already ruled in favor of the telcos.

"Sure, the proposal may ask if so-called fast lanes should be banned outright, but Wheeler is already well aware of the answer: Unless ISPs start being classified as common carriers (i.e. services that are legally required to cater to all), the FCC doesn’t have the legal authority to do so even if they wanted to. It’s like asking if we should have world peace; the answer’s obvious, and there’s absolutely nothing he can do about it.” - gizmodo.com The FCC Thinks We’re All Idiots

It still doesn’t sit well with me that FCC chairman Tom Wheeler was a lobbyist for the cable companies previously. Even worse, he was appointed by President Obama to head the FCC even though Candidate Obama promised to protect Net Neutrality. Hopefully, letters, comments, and phone calls to the FCC directly and even creative protest methods will get the word to them that Net Neutrality needs to be protected. Our conversation went like this.

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New NSA chief Michael Rogers: Agency has lost Americans’ trust
By SHAUN WATERMAN, politico.com
The NSA has lost the trust of the Amer­i­can peo­ple as a result of the Edward Snow­den leaks, and needs to be more trans­par­ent to gain it back, the NSA’s new direc­tor said Wednes­day in his first pub­lic com­ments since tak­ing con­trol of the…

NSA didn’t lose our trust as a result of the leaks but as a result of what the NSA was doing that made Snowden leak that information.

New NSA chief Michael Rogers: Agency has lost Americans’ trust
By SHAUN WATERMAN, politico.com

The NSA has lost the trust of the Amer­i­can peo­ple as a result of the Edward Snow­den leaks, and needs to be more trans­par­ent to gain it back, the NSA’s new direc­tor said Wednes­day in his first pub­lic com­ments since tak­ing con­trol of the…

NSA didn’t lose our trust as a result of the leaks but as a result of what the NSA was doing that made Snowden leak that information.