I’ve done some antitrust litigation. Just heard @SenWarren make case for Antitrust enforcement to change the way the internet works. @MSNBC

Senator Warren made an analogy comparing the current internet market to the steel and railroad monopolies of the late 19th century.  The ‘trains and steel’ analogy might work for the ISPs that are positioned best to abuse market power.  For them I believe regulation like any utility is appropriate.  Concepts of net neutrality should be the law of the land.

But once you leave the brick and mortar market for delivering the data service to the consumer, the way that content is created and marketed is less appropriate to the trains and steel analogy.

First, there are fewer barriers to market entry writing software and producing content compared to creating an ISP.

Second, the US need to regulate our data related providers may not be necessary for the largest internet content providers because the EU will do that for us.  For our companies to be safe from EU enforcement and competitive internationally, the US Congress should work to harmonize things like consumer privacy with our cousins across the pond.

Finally, the key to US remaining truly competitive is to create more US workers with skills necessary to exploit the current job markets for technical skills. Computer programing should be something that every US student has access to in high school.

I’ve reported on this earlier but I think it deserves another mention. From Jan 22 to the present, there are 17 documents missing from #Manafort DC docket. @Maddow @lawrence

Here is the relevant docket excerpt. Docket

Based on my experience, the court’s minutes entries and orders don’t get a document number because they are not a “document.”  So starting with January 22 entry I count 17 missing documents as follows:

522, 523, 525, 526, 529, 530, 531, 532, 534, 537, 539, 540, 542, 546, 547, 548 and 550.

I’ve seen the SDNY use an entry for documents placed in the “vault” that does not give a document number. Based on a review I did in the SDNY Zarrab case (that has a lot of these pending) the “vault” entries turned out to be either related to a secret plea or a superseding indictment before it was unsealed.

For all the folks who are docket watching and in particular those who are concerned Manafort got off too light, I think the one conclusion I can draw for sure about this is that we have not seen the last of Paul Manafort in the DC court.

 

 

Yang Enterprises founded in 1986 claims to be a defense firm. I’m going to dump my quick background. They are recruiting at Offut AFB? #CindyYang @maddow @lawrence @FBIWFO

I think Cindy is Yang Li-Woan and her spouse is Yan Tyng-Lin. NB I could have it backwards.

I’m going to post the corporate materials. This company looks like the stuff Flynn was up to with Bijan Rafiekian aka Bijan Kian and Kamil Ekim Alpekin.

I pulled some of the Yang Enterprises Corporate documents.  There doing business at Offut AFB?

recruiting

Also here is the website. Looks to me like perfect honey pot recruitment op. They pick her up or she’s gonna scoot.

https://www.yangenterprises.com/profile.aspx#

Yang Enterpris Who

 

Yang Enterprise Who

Yang Enterprise Web page what we do

1995 Annual report

1996 Annual Report

2005 Annual Report

2007 Annual Report

2009 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

They are operating the Arecibo Observatory.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arecibo_Observatory

 

 

More later.