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Fed Gov take control of Internet TODAY - should we be worried ?

By mike ·
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President Obama has the POWER TO PULL THE PLUG on the Internet here in the United States, just like Hosni Mubarak's administration did in Egypt during the uprising. The FCC's Net Neutrality Act, passed by a vote of 3-2 along party lines on December 21, 2010, gives "kill-switch" authorization to the federal government.

The full implementation of this Act will take place 60 days after the date of the Act, which is FEBRUARY 21, 2011.


This means that the government will be able to REGULATE THE INTERNET and any other interstate communication service they choose, WITHOUT Congressional oversight.

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Give Big Brother a hug. (nt)

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Fed Gov take control of I ...
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Hold tight to your crotch

by santeewelding In reply to Fed Gov take control of I ...

And, run; don't walk.

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That's a difficult thing to do

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Hold tight to your crotch

if ever there was one.

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Blame the people who . . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to Fed Gov take control of I ...

..... espouse, support, and vote for big government.

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And the fearmongers too

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Blame the people who . . ...

The Patriot act laid down the tracks to this. Choo choo!

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Re: The Patriot Act and Fear Mongers

by maxwell edison In reply to And the fearmongers too

As a disclaimer, I initially supported the patriot act (2002-2003). But after a couple of years of finding out everything that was in it and its over-reaching and intrusive scope, I did an about-face and supported its repeal (2004-2005). It was one of the many things on which I disagreed with President Bush. And also for the record, this was well before anyone even knew who Barrack Obama was.

It was also the only time I can recall any regular around the TR Water Cooler doing a public mea culpa - admitting an error in judgment. I changed my position in these threads - something I don't recall anyone else ever doing. And I'd lay 10-1 that the Obama supporters around here won't do it.

Obama and his supporters ran against GWB and his policies: the Patriot Act, Guantanamo Bay, soldiers in Iraq, et al. I correctly predicted in 2008 that he would not reverse ANY of those things, but the Obama supporters around here insisted that he would get the Patriot Act repealed, close Guantanamo Bay, and pull all US soldiers out of Iraq. Instead, President Obama continued implementing those very same Bush policies to the letter. And in the case of the Patriot Act, he's actually expanded its scope - wire tapping, TSA policies, etc.

I'd like to see just one of his supporters admit an error in judgment. But I won't hold my breath.

On a more basic level, however, has there been a bigger opponent to big government around here than me? I've tried to rally the masses, so to speak, to get behind efforts to reduce the size, scope, and power of government on all levels. And I've taken an enormous amount of criticism for it: I'm selfish and self-centered; I'm uncaring; I don't get it; I want to destroy the planet; etc.

When people vote for those who campaign for big government programs, they get big government interference, intrusion, and control. And then they later complain about it. I don't blame the fear mongers as much as I blame those who are duped by the fear mongers and refuse to admit it - and then do something about it and subsequently change their position.

The solution to big government interference, intrusion, and control is a smaller, less intrusive, and less powerful government - not big government done differently.

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The rude Patriot awakening is ok for civilians...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Re: The Patriot Act and F ...

but you'd have thought the lawmakers would've read it through first, right?
I had cold shivers when I heard about that law, and it was even spun supportively over here, at the time.

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Please, I suggest that you

Check your facts. The FCC ruling has no teeth and no provision for an Internet Kill Switch. The House just passed a measure that will defund the FCC's proposal.

As for the Internet Kill Switch, it is part of a different bill and has just been reintroduced in the Senate:

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Why bring facts into this?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Please, I suggest that yo ...

Nice avatar, by the way.

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Never mind the facts

by seanferd In reply to Please, I suggest that yo ...

when we can play with Not Even Wrong.

Meanwhile, over at DHS/ICE, real things actually happened last week...

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