If Hitler had promoted his new Jewish Community Centers, and offered free train rides for the whole family, he would have been about as intellectually and verbally honest as the filthy communist pigs who coined the term "Net Neutrality".
Isn't the thread supposed to be locked after a Godwin?
"FCC approves tough net neutrality rules amid sharp partisan debate"
I can't believe that the LA Times editor would allow such an ad hominem headline! Clearly, they are implying that the FCC members opposed to the decision cannot think for themselves...
LOL. You realize who makes up the FCC, right? Comcast and Verizon employees. Their resistance is a farce.
The internet was open prior to this afternoon. You lived in some kind of dreamworld of your own making if you thought otherwise.
A) You would think, following your logic, that former Comcast and Verizon employees wouldn't have let this particular issue get this far.
I'm not sure why this is being implied, but I don't think anyone disagrees that the internet was "open" prior to this ruling, only that the ruling was to ensure that it stays that way. You can thank Verizon for suing the FCC (you know, their 'former employees'), and forcing it to get this far.
mrshow wrote: »
Here come the astroturfing trolls and Obama haters.
echosonic wrote: »
Sure, sure Einstein, and you can guarantee that the FCC won't ever require a license to build a website or post a blog, right? Yeah, thought so. Geniuses, all of you. /sarcasm
tallest skil wrote: »
So, again, you have no reply whatsoever to what I have presented already.
Good to know. Now why should anyone listen to you?
This ruling is the opposite of a little government
mrshow wrote: »
Funny how the guy who thinks we live in a dictatorship doesn't want to hear dissenting opinions.
Your proof is to post a government talking point...are you Tom Wheeler?
Umm it's not a government talking point.
Cable communications are regulated under Title VI and radio and television are regulated under Title III. Todays ruling was about placing ISPs under Title II.
SpamSandwich wrote: »
Here come the anti-free market big government apologists.
Point to one truly "free market" on the planet.
Astroturfing is the practice of masking the sponsors of a message or organization (e.g. political, advertising, religious or public relations) to make it appear as though it originates from and is supported by grassroots participant(s). It is a practice intended to give the statements or organizations more credibility by withholding information about the source's financial connection.
Just so everyone's clear as to what is likely going on in this forum and many others across the internet in response to todays ruling.
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Because clearly, little old me with nearly 2000 posts over almost a year is here to astroturf, vs little old you with less than 100 posts who seems remarkably dedicated about repeating talking points.
Actually you, with nearly 2000 posts in almost a year, would be the more likely astroturfing candidate. With so many posts in so little time, posting must be a full-time job for you.
Your ilk doesn't do any research before posting. You can clearly see that I've been a member since 2002. Just because I haven't posted much in the past doesn't mean my opinion now matters less. The public at large is clearly behind net neutrality, so the term astrofurfing wouldn't apply. I also didn't mean to insinuate that all anti-net neutrality posters are astroturfers. Clearly you are just an anti-Obama loon.
I find a certain degree of irony in entrusting the FCC to uphold freedom of speech on the internet.The same FCC that fines radio stations $100,000 every time someone utters a curse word.The same FCC that censors television.The same FCC that has been slapped down OVER, and OVER, and OVER, and OVER again by the Supreme Court for violating the First Amendment of the Constitution.The same FCC that is refusing to allow the public to even SEE these regulations - that are so good for you and I - until AFTER they have been passedThe same FCC that is staffed by a laundry list of former Comcast and media execs.What could possibly go wrong?
It's the big font again ... ... oh no!!
Nah - I think it's just mainly about people's politics (although that's an awful, awful, ad hominem-y thing to say).
Fortunately, I think common sense is winning out, though (- oh shoot, there I go again!)
Yeah I think you're right.
I don't know, the ignorance is relentless.
Of course, there will be, Mr. Smart Guy.
Why don't you, as "an attorney who practices administrative law for a living" tell us what that "cacophony of unexpected consequences" will be, instead of making a platitudinous statement?
Or is it just a "beware of the boogeyman" comment?
Good for ’this’. Posting it a bunch of times doesn’t make it true.
Sorry; the other guy, then.
Okay, enjoy your delusions.
Changes everything. Otherwise why would it have been so “crucial” to push?
And so you’re okay with doing it more?
That’s the opposite of what they just got the power to do.
Good to know you disagree with reality.
Ha ha good to know you can balance many chips on your shoulder. You really do post utter tripe.