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    I still need this explained to me.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/timoth..._b_799435.html


    Obama FCC Caves on Net Neutrality -- Tuesday Betrayal Assured

    Late Monday, a majority of the FCC's commissioners indicated that they're going to vote with Chairman Julius Genachowski for a toothless Net Neutrality rule.

    According to all reports, the rule, which will be voted on during tomorrow's FCC meeting, falls drastically short of earlier pledges by President Obama and the FCC Chairman to protect the free and open Internet.

    The rule is so riddled with loopholes that it's become clear that this FCC chairman crafted it with the sole purpose of winning the endorsement of AT&T and cable lobbyists, and not defending the interests of the tens of millions of Internet users.

    Welcome to AT&T's Internet

    For the first time in history of telecommunications law the FCC has given its stamp of approval to online discrimination.

    Instead of a rule to protect Internet users' freedom to choose, the Commission has opened the door for broadband payola - letting phone and cable companies charge steep tolls to favor the content and services of a select group of corporate partners, relegating everyone else to the cyber-equivalent of a winding dirt road.

    Instead of protecting openness on wireless Internet devices like the iPhone and Droid, the Commission has exempted the mobile Internet from Net Neutrality protections. This move enshrines Verizon and AT&T as gatekeepers to the expanding world of mobile Internet access, allowing them to favor their own applications while blocking, degrading or de-prioritizing others.

    Instead of re-establishing the FCC's authority to act as a consumer watchdog over the Internet, it places the agency's authority on a shaky and indefensible legal footing -- giving ultimate control over the Internet to a small handful of carriers.

    Obama's 'Mission Accomplished'

    Internet users deserve far better, and we thought we were going to get it from a president who promised to "take a backseat to no one in my commitment to Net Neutrality." Watch now as he and his FCC chairman try to spin tomorrow's betrayal as another "mission accomplished."

    Don't believe it. This bogus victory has become all too familiar to those watching the Obama administration and its appointees squander opportunities for real change. The reality is that reform is just a rhetorical front for industry compromises that reward the biggest players and K-Street lobbyists while giving the public nothing.

    It's not the FCC chairman's job to seek consensus among the corporations that he was put into office to regulate. His duty is to protect Internet users.

    More than two million people have taken action on behalf of Net Neutrality. Tomorrow, we'll all get the carpet yanked from beneath our feet.

    Net Neutrality is the freedom of speech, freedom of choice issue of the 21st century. It's the guarantee of a more open and democratic media system that was baked into the Internet at its founding.

    On Tuesday, Obama's FCC is going to sell that out.
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    Censored internet?

    LOL! <33
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    So. Corporate interests influence lawmaking more than high minded politicians looking after the people they represent? I need to re-think some things man.

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    This black guy is starting to piss me off.

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    this means you will have to pay for porn and the porn will only be of small titted or fat women. welcome to obama's internet.
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    to be honest, this most likely came about without much intervention from Obama.

    this doesn't necessarily change things. we'll see what pans out... most likely this will just end up being a missed opportunity.

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    This article contains zero citations to back up its claims. Bang-up job Huffington Post.

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    At least you all still get you ATT iphone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    to be honest, this most likely came about without much intervention from Obama.

    this doesn't necessarily change things. we'll see what pans out... most likely this will just end up being a missed opportunity.
    Pretty much this. I think the article is pretty vague in the first place but I'd like to see what happens to the first ISP that actually tries to censor the Internet. I'm extremely interested in the sleazy unrestricted ISPs of the future. I'm heading down to city hall to register T & A Broadband.

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    Is the government going to start taxing my emails now?
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    All of the recent abuse of the "raining" thing has made it completely worthless and lame(r). Long ago folks were chided for using it for things other than dead people.

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    So, in summary...
    For average internet users, the vote affects whether government will guarantee they'll continue to have access to all Web content, regardless of their internet provider's wishes, and whether they'll get that content as quickly as businesses or individuals able to pay more for it.
    BUT...
    The rules won't absolutely prevent broadband providers from "pay for priority" -- giving faster service to those able to pay for it, or to one favored business over another.
    AND
    The proposal also doesn't set the same set of rules for mobile communications as it does for Web-based ones. So, the rules protecting information on a home computer might not keep the same data free on a mobile phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw94086 View Post
    All of the recent abuse of the "raining" thing has made it completely worthless and lame(r). Long ago folks were chided for using it for things other than dead people.
    Cool story grandpa.

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    are you bragging about being an infant?

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    I'm just upset that I can no longer rely on a quick board search for reliable weather updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faxman75 View Post
    Cool story grandpa.
    Don't hate, he's 100% right
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    I'm pretty sure Ronnie painted that on her, with his dick.

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    Retirement sucks. I get it.

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    this is what you get...

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    Quote Originally Posted by faxman75 View Post
    Retirement sucks. I get it.
    at least my daipers fit better than yours do.

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    You guys shouldn't be sharing.

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    You guys are starting to reveal things...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw94086 View Post
    at least my daipers fit better than yours do.
    Long ago on this board people were chided for their poorly spelled posts. Even more so when their attempts at humor weren't above a 3rd grade level.

    I guess I see where you are coming from now. Oh the old days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by faxman75 View Post
    Long ago on this board people were chided for their poorly spelled posts. Even more so when their attempts at humor weren't above a 3rd grade level.

    I guess I see where you are coming from now. Oh the old days...
    sounds like your DIAPER need a change. Please try harder than dismissing something as infantile, especially if you're going to attack someone over a typo, and even more especially when the source of the squabble was a "grandpa" shot.

    and actually you're wrong, people were never chided for simple typos. You're reaching.

    No go somewhere else and quote something from one of your course readers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw94086 View Post
    sounds like your DIAPER need a change. Please try harder than dismissing something as infantile, especially if you're going to attack someone over a typo, and even more especially when the source of the squabble was a "grandpa" shot.

    and actually you're wrong, people were never chided for simple typos. You're reaching.

    No go somewhere else and quote something from one of your course readers.
    My diaper do be needin' a change.

    Passionate argument. You're fun to play with jack. Even 'more especially' because you took that grandpa shot so hard. See, you just sounded like an old timer who was pining for the old days. I wasn't trying to hurt you or enrage you or create some big personal debate by simply saying "cool story grandpa". Who knew such a statement would have caused such vicious attacks on my infancy!

    I misundersestimated you.

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    This thread blows.
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    ^ This
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    Quote Originally Posted by faxman75 View Post
    My diaper do be needin' a change.

    Passionate argument. You're fun to play with jack. Even 'more especially' because you took that grandpa shot so hard. See, you just sounded like an old timer who was pining for the old days. I wasn't trying to hurt you or enrage you or create some big personal debate by simply saying "cool story grandpa". Who knew such a statement would have caused such vicious attacks on my infancy!

    I misundersestimated you.
    Ya I took it sooo hard. That's why I compared our diapers.

    It's called a joke, squirt. lighten up. Even a tadpole like you should have grasped the one of the first laws of flaming, which is the first person to talk about how angry the other is, is actually the angrier one.



    serious business, you nazi.

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    Obama caves on _____. Full story at 11.

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    DEY TOOK ERR JINTERNETS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miscorrections View Post
    This thread blows.
    QFT
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    I don't fucking care. I don't even know who the hell Dave Wang is.
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