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1 posted on 07/02/2011 5:03:02 AM PDT by markomalley
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2 posted on 07/02/2011 5:14:33 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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The GOP candidates' pledge I'd like to see is:

Upon swearing in, Timothy Geithner would be charged with tax fraud, every FCC employee contributing to the Fairness Doctrine or Net Neutrality, would be fired, the NEA, Planned Parenthood, PBS, etc., would be defunded, all drilling restrictions would be voided, all federal lands would be returned to the states except the National Parks. Then for the second day . . . .

3 posted on 07/02/2011 5:15:57 AM PDT by anton
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Once upon a time in America,
there was Freedom of Speech.


6 posted on 07/02/2011 5:30:03 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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I like unlimited bandwidth as much as the next guy, but this is property seizure and a tragedy of the commons.

If I were a telco, I would slow down my buildout and limit the bandwidth available to my customers so that I wouldn’t have to keep upgrading my backbone to handle unlimited amounts of data.

In other words, this policy will be counterproductive. It is a typical leftist view—the evil profiteering companies have unlimited bandwidth and are gouging us.

Of course, in certain cases, like SMS messaging charges, this is true, but that’s not the main point here.


7 posted on 07/02/2011 5:40:01 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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Critics say net neutrality isn’t necessary and, even if it was, free-market competition would fix the problem anyways.

There is no free-market. For many locations, particularly for rural and apartment dwellers, you have a single choice for broadband internet.

14 posted on 07/02/2011 9:43:36 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Overturn Reynolds v Sims & repeal the 17th Amendment)
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