Big fan of PIA, Thank OP.
Interested but not quite familiar with VPNs
If I am using a secure SSL to access to a newsnet server, I don't think I will have any need for VPN, isn't it? ISPs should not be able figure out the content? isn't it?
I've seen a lot of UFC fight pulled from usenet servers that use secure SSL. I would recommend you look further into it. I personally use a VPN w/all my downloads (usenet & torrents).