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EDITORIAL: Obama's Internet nanny--FCC regulations not needed to 'protect' the Web
The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2010 | Editorial

Posted on 05/11/2010 10:11:20 AM PDT by jazusamo

The Obama administration refuses to take no for an answer in its desire to control the Internet.

Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals Court for the District of Columbia delivered a unanimous and unambiguous repudiation of the Federal Communications Commission's attempt to dictate how a cable company should run its business as an Internet-service provider. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski responded last week by proposing a "third way" around the court decision: He will redefine the Internet as if it were a telephone.

The FCC, a New Deal relic, derives its current authority from the Telecommunications Act of 1996. At the time the law was enacted, Congress wisely decided to take a hands-off approach to the Internet by creating a new "information service" category explicitly designed to remain free from the tangle of red tape that the agency layers on top of telephone service, cable, broadcast television and radio.

Mr. Genachowski, however, is upset that this plain reading of the statute deprives him of the authority to "safeguard privacy," "empower consumers" and "lower the costs of investment." He seeks to remedy this by imposing new rules on the Internet's network infrastructure. In a rather Orwellian fashion, he claims these regulations would not involve regulating the Internet itself. Mr. Genachowski insists that he has no intention of meddling with online content.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: fcc; internet; obama

1 posted on 05/11/2010 10:11:20 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Well, this is one way to bail out the USPS. No one will pay online if they get taxed to death! Soon everyone will be wiring money or just buying money orders.

Democrats gone wild!


2 posted on 05/11/2010 10:15:16 AM PDT by poobear
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To: jazusamo

Genachowski is a criminal like the rest of that crooked Obama’s regime. The law means nothing to them, unless we break it.


3 posted on 05/11/2010 10:15:32 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: jazusamo

If they regulate the Internet, how will they pay for it? You guessed it.......more taxes. That tax money will go to the WHO. Surprised?


4 posted on 05/11/2010 10:17:53 AM PDT by RC2
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To: jazusamo

When we said “Free Speech”, we didn’t mean for you!

Now pay your taxes we need a raise. :)


5 posted on 05/11/2010 10:17:59 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: jazusamo

The FCC itself is unconstitutional since Article 1 Section 8 does not specifically grant Congress the power to regulate communications! The FCC must be abolished!


6 posted on 05/11/2010 10:18:22 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: RoadTest

Just like the Obamacare Bill. The PEOPLE said NO and the evildoer lefties said “We don’t care WHAT you think.


7 posted on 05/11/2010 10:18:56 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: jazusamo

Are we tired of this guy overstepping his bounds yet? Never before in American history has a president been allowed so much power! Enough is far more than enough!


8 posted on 05/11/2010 10:20:10 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: RoadTest

Looks like Genachowskiis nothing more than another thug and tool for Obama.


9 posted on 05/11/2010 10:20:15 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Tzimisce

Yep, Zer0 wants the income from taxes but the Internet is a huge thorn in his side, he can’t control it as it is now.


10 posted on 05/11/2010 10:23:33 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Internet is to be as protected as Obama’s birth certificate.
Everyone will see it, but no one in particular.
11 posted on 05/11/2010 10:24:58 AM PDT by alecqss
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To: Paperdoll
Never before in American history has a president been allowed so much power!

Yes, but I'm not sure whether he's been allowed the power or has just taken it and dared people to take it back and no one has tried, I believe it's the latter.

12 posted on 05/11/2010 10:26:51 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

This from a previously posted article:

World Health Organization Moving Ahead on Billions in Internet and Other Taxes By George Russell

“The World Health Organization is moving full speed ahead with a controversial plan to impose billions of dollars in global consumer taxes on such things as Internet activity and everyday financial transactions like paying bills online — while its spending soars and its own financial house is in disarray. print email share recommend (19) The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations’ public health arm, is moving full speed ahead with a controversial plan to impose global consumer taxes on such things as Internet activity and everyday financial transactions like paying bills online — while its spending soars and its own financial house is in disarray.”

This does not look like a coincidence folks!


13 posted on 05/11/2010 10:26:57 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: marstegreg

Thanks for posting. No doubt the UN would love to get their hands on the Internet. The really scary thing about this is Zer0 would probably be all for it as long as he got a piece of the action.


14 posted on 05/11/2010 10:32:30 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Controlling the Internet is an attempt to shut down communications that enable organized resistance to the communist takeover. Everything is proceeding according to plan in the tyrants play book. It is all so predictable. Is there a “Tyranny for Dummies” book available?


15 posted on 05/11/2010 10:42:09 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: jazusamo

I am really worried that this is just a small piece of a much larger puzzle.


16 posted on 05/11/2010 10:42:15 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: jazusamo

“EDITORIAL: Obama’s Internet nanny—FCC regulations not needed to ‘protect’ the Web”

They are “needed” to throttle dissent.


17 posted on 05/11/2010 10:42:33 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: jazusamo

self ping (FCC Ruling)


18 posted on 05/11/2010 10:44:42 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: jazusamo

I’think he has staffed the balance of power with his goons, so he goes uncontested. A previously unthinkable concept! Perhaps he has overlooked the power of the people. We shall see.


19 posted on 05/11/2010 10:44:56 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: Spok; TexasRepublic
They are “needed” to throttle dissent.

I'm convinced you're both correct.

20 posted on 05/11/2010 10:45:42 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Paperdoll

Well said!


21 posted on 05/11/2010 10:46:31 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Man50D

Wouldn’t it be nice if the Republicans convened a Constitutional Committee to investigate all current laws under the lens of the Constitution? Any laws that aren’t specifically enumerated in the Constitution would be repealed and the issues thrown at the States. If the States don’t want to approve them, they don’t have to and can freely regulate based on their liking. Otherwise, anything not specifically enumerated in the Constitution would be repealed including laws, codes, amendments, agencies, committees, and NGOs that deal directly with the Executive branch.

It should be a committee in both houses of Congress that investigates these things and then drafts legislation. It would be likely that a majority of the legislation would never see a vote on the floors of the respective houses, but it should send a message to everyone that they are serious about reforming this Republic!

What does it take to create a bicameral committee?


22 posted on 05/11/2010 11:12:44 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: jazusamo

Let’s see if I understand this:

NObama want to protect my “PRIVACY” on the internet.....by giving the imposter in the Oval Office complete control over the internet.........

NObama wants to have ALL my MEDICAL RECORDS electronically filed so that ANYONE could get my PERSONAL medical information with just a few keystrokes.

Soooo- to sumarize:

I need to have my PRIVACY “Protected” on the internet by NObama & his minions......
BUT: my very PRIVATE PERSONAL MEDICAL information is going to be out there for anyone to see.

Not the kind of “Privacy Protection” I ever thought I needed.


23 posted on 05/11/2010 2:25:32 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Paperdoll

I’think he has staffed the balance of power with his goons, so he goes uncontested. A previously unthinkable concept! Perhaps he has overlooked the power of the people. We shall see.”””

I am convinced that the CZARS are a Shadow Government. They all report to & are accountable ONLY to NObama.


24 posted on 05/11/2010 2:27:57 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

Amen! Your scenario is a great example of the lengths our Liar-in-Chief and his thugs will go to to gain absolute control over all of us.


25 posted on 05/11/2010 2:31:00 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: marstegreg; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Liz; FromLori; dennisw; TigerLikesRooster
I am really worried that this is just a small piece of a much larger puzzle.

World Health Organization Moving Ahead on Billions in Internet and Other Taxes...

Hmmmmmmm............ What a coincidence!!!! FCC wants to take over the internet and WHO wants to tax the internet

26 posted on 05/11/2010 3:08:32 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: RC2

If they regulate the Internet, how will they pay for it?


Take a close look at your phone bill for a good idea of what’s coming. The list of fees and taxes goes on forever.


27 posted on 05/11/2010 3:20:56 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey (The bigger the government = The smaller the people)
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To: ridesthemiles

I think the shadow government has been around far longer than Barrack Obama has. For many generations it has existed in the Trilateral Commission,the Council on Foreign Relations,and the Illuminati. Congress and the Senate, the media, the financial institutions, the Federal Reserve,College and University presidents, are all are well staffed by members of the above societies. The ultimate aim is none other than one world government.

To learn more, send $2.00 for one, or $10 fore ten copies of “Who is in Control of America?” to F.R.E.E., p.o. BOX 293339, Kerrville, Texas 78029


28 posted on 05/11/2010 3:23:36 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

We nned to hold em all off until November.


29 posted on 05/11/2010 4:19:11 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; marstegreg; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Liz; FromLori; ..

How can the WHO tax us? Only congress can raise federal taxes.


30 posted on 05/11/2010 6:34:27 PM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: sickoflibs

True, and November can’t come soon enough (actually 01/01/11).


31 posted on 05/11/2010 6:36:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Excusaholic: MeCain lost to Jr., RINO endorsements are flying, & you live at 2012 Denial Blvd.)
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To: sickoflibs
How can the WHO tax us? Only congress can raise federal taxes.

Elementary, my dear Watson. They won't be called "taxes." They will be "internet fees." Maybe some "fines" too.

32 posted on 05/11/2010 10:35:13 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: sickoflibs

Has the constitution mattered to these guys yet? They do what they want.


33 posted on 05/12/2010 4:44:21 AM PDT by marstegreg
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