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Senate Must Stop Obama Internet Takeover
Fox News ^ | September 23rd | Phil Kerpen

Posted on 09/27/2011 2:20:13 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing

Today, the Obama administration officially published the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) so-called net neutrality rules in the Federal Register. These rules would undo a decade of free-market, hands-off Internet policy that has made the Internet the greatest engine of economic growth, creativity, and innovation the world has ever seen. They would set us down a path to reducing the Internet into a government-regulated, government-controlled public utility. The effective date is November 20, 2011. The House has already voted to overturn the rules. The Senate now has two months to do the same – and they must.

A recent Tarrance Group poll found that 74 percent of Americans believe the regulatory burden is too high in this country. Moreover, 65 percent of voters – and 67 percent of Democrats – oppose agencies regulating without the approval of Congress. And that is precisely what’s going on.

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Free from regulation, the Internet has been a bright spot in our weak economy, with tech sector unemployment at just 3.3 percent. The net neutrality order will start us down the path to crippling it with regulations. A study from NYU found the rule will destroy between 100,000 and 200,000 jobs.

And the end goal is even more extreme. Robert McChesney, founder of Free Press, a group with deep ties to the Obama administration, the FCC, and the FTC has let slip where the plan leads:

"At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies. We are not at that point yet. But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control."

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


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: donttreadonme; freespeech; internetironcurtain; netneutrality
This is socialism folks, and socialism is on the march. Freedom is in decline.
1 posted on 09/27/2011 2:20:20 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

bump.


2 posted on 09/27/2011 2:21:58 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

“They would set us down a path to reducing the Internet into a government-regulated, government-controlled public utility. The effective date is November 20, 2011.”

The very day these traitors do that, will be the day that I no longer use the internet.

I understand that getting off the net would be a tough adjustment, but it’s doable.... and I will save a great deal of money.

IMPEACH this bastard son of a Communist whore.... before we devolve into a Civil War.


3 posted on 09/27/2011 2:31:23 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

This sure doesn’t even pretend to be a democratic system. Why should the people trust a little cluster of eggheads in Washington to tailor the internet to its desires? It would be better to give the whole durn thing back to AT&T with a regulated monopoly.


4 posted on 09/27/2011 2:33:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I pray this power-grab by the FCC is thwarted by congress, as it should be. The left is over-reaching by far. This move to screw up the wildly successful internet with government rules and regulations that will choke the life out of it, along with the rotten Obama economy, is going to sink the Democrat party right along with Barack Hussein Obama. Americans are mightily fed up. The left pretending it’s only a few ‘extremist’ TEA party agitators that oppose this social crapola is just whistling past the political graveyard where their metaphorical tombstone is already in place just waiting until November, 2012.


5 posted on 09/27/2011 2:34:45 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Gator113
IMPEACH this bastard son of a Communist whore.... before we devolve into a Civil War.

I wish we would devolve into Civil War. I, like millions of AMERICANS are tired of this sh!t. Let's get it over with and start the eff over!

6 posted on 09/27/2011 2:42:35 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
This was stopped by the federal courts last year and FCC czar brought it back disguised by another regulation.
7 posted on 09/27/2011 2:45:27 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: unixfox

Regrettably, we agree.

I do hang onto hope that 2012 will somehow stop the destruction, but I have serious doubts.


8 posted on 09/27/2011 2:54:43 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: shield
If so, it seems to me that they are in contempt of the court order. Why isn't the court doing anything to bring this to a halt?
9 posted on 09/27/2011 2:54:54 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (Looking forward to kicking Chicago out of Washington.)
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To: ken21
But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control."I would like to see clear complete explanation of what is being proposed. We have been reading about net neutrality for some time but no one explains what it all means for us that are not experts. They use the term net neutrality like everybody knows what net neutrality is. I don't know what it means and I would like to see some clear explanatio of what it means and what the issues are.
10 posted on 09/27/2011 3:07:15 PM PDT by tommix2
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To: tommix2

-—————I would like to see clear complete explanation of what is being proposed.-——————

You’re not going to get that. A clear explanation.

These media marxists know they’d have full and open revolt on their hands if they did that.

There have been some unintentional leaks, however. Listen to this audio and weep.

http://ironicsurrealism.com/2010/05/25/uncovered-audio-obamas-regulatory-czar-cass-sunsteins-creepy-plan-for-legally-controlling-the-internet/


11 posted on 09/27/2011 3:25:22 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: tommix2

The above post should be appended a bit.

From the FCC’s standpoint, their current regulatory proposals are fairly bland. They certainly don’t reach as far as the media marxists want them to. And the media marxists have been very vocal, like clockwork. Over at biggovernment.com they’ve done a very good job of catalogging all of this as it’s happened. They’re one of the few news outlets that’s actually been willing to look past the noise and see what these people are saying, behind the scenes. That’s when they’ll tell the truth.

But these marxists, like all other marxists, are never satisfied until they have complete and total control. Which is what makes McChesney’s words - the ones you quoted - so profound. He comes incredibly close to admitting the true intent of what net neutrality has always been all along.


12 posted on 09/27/2011 3:32:58 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Thank you


13 posted on 09/27/2011 3:44:12 PM PDT by tommix2
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To: tommix2

My understanding of it: We’ve had de facto net neutrality for years — it’s been a sort of gentlemen’s agreement between the ISPs since the beginning, “You don’t mess with my customers’ access; I won’t mess with yours.”

The FCC wants to make that agreement official and give itself the authority to enforce it with fines and such. It already has similar authority over the telephone companies via the ‘common carrier restrictions’.

CCRs prevent an individual phone company from giving their customers’ signals priority over those belonging to another company’s customers. As long as you pay the agreed upon fee for the agreed upon service with your phone company, they can’t interfere with the routing of your call or prevent you from calling a particular number.

For example, if I place a call from my home AT&T number to my mom who happens to be a Verizon customer, Verizon can’t charge AT&T extra or bump my call to make room for more Verizon-to-Verizon calls — and by the same token, AT&T can’t tinker with the routing to give higher priority to AT&T-to-AT&T calls. As long as I pay AT&T the agreed fee for the agreed upon service, I can use the use that service to contact whomever I see fit to contact. I can even call Verizon’s New Customer Service line and AT&T can’t block that call.

In the case of ISPs, you pay for the access and you can use that access to visit whatever site you see fit to visit whether it’s Free Republic or Netflix or Girls Gone Wild.

The problem isn’t with net neutrality itself; it’s that the FCC is trying to give themselves the authority to enforce it.


14 posted on 09/27/2011 4:18:57 PM PDT by Reese Hamm
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

How ironic that the video featured on that site has been pulled. No interest in truth can be found with these people. None.


15 posted on 09/27/2011 4:26:53 PM PDT by HushTX (I make libs rage quit.)
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To: HushTX
How ironic that the video featured on that site has been pulled.
All your videos are belong to Internet.
uncovered-audio-obamas-regulatory-czar-cass-sunsteins-creepy-plan-for-legally-controlling-the-internet/ 158 results
16 posted on 09/27/2011 9:34:24 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

From the article:
“And it rewarded special interests, both left-wing ideological groups and companies like Google and IAC/InterActiveCorp that are close to the administration.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/09/23/senate-must-stop-obama-internet-takeover/#ixzz1ZDsdxfg6";

Didn’t Chelsea Clinton just take a job with IAC?


17 posted on 09/27/2011 10:45:07 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
The House has already voted to overturn the rules. The Senate now has two months to do the same – and they must.

Or what? The law goes into effect?

Is this the same kind of deal that McConnell tried to give Obama over the debt limit, that is, give Obama the power to raise the limit unless Congress can vote to turn it down?

-PJ

18 posted on 09/27/2011 10:50:01 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: Reese Hamm

Thank you. I guess I’ll have to learn a lot more about the whole business to understand what’s in it for the varoius parties and their designs might be and what we consumers
are up against. Right now it seems we have a pretty good system because we all have access to everything at low cost.
Why do they want to change it? What will that do to us?


19 posted on 09/28/2011 4:09:00 AM PDT by tommix2
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20 posted on 09/28/2011 4:30:52 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

And just exactly WHY would the Senate do that? The Feds have been working toward this for 15 years .


22 posted on 09/28/2011 4:36:05 AM PDT by mo
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To: HushTX; tommix2

Thanks for pointing out that the video no longer worked. Breitbart has it. It’s a Blaze/Naked Emperor News video, so it’ll always be easy to find somewhere.

http://www.breitbart.tv/uncovered-audio-obamas-regulatory-czar-pushes-creepy-plan-for-legally-controlling-internet-information/

Redstate has a partial transcript:

http://www.redstate.com/neil_stevens/2010/05/20/dont-let-them-tell-you-they-dont-want-to-censor-the-internet/

========================Sites of one point of view agree to provide links to other sites, so that if you’re reading a conservative magazine, they would provide a link to a liberal site and vice versa, just to make it easy for people to get access to competing views. Or maybe a pop-up on your screen that would show an advertisement or maybe even a quick argument for a competing view. [break] The best would be for this to be done voluntarily, but the word “voluntary” is a little complicated, and sometimes people don’t do what’s best for our society unless Congress holds hearings or unless the public demands it. And the idea would be to have a legal mandate as the last resort, and to make sure it’s as neutral as possible if we have to get there, but to have that as, you know, an ultimate weapon designed to encourage people to do better.=========================

It makes me shudder when he says “voluntary is a little complicated”. This is how totalitarians speak.


23 posted on 09/28/2011 5:54:54 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Mr. Peabody

Mr. Peabody wrote: -———————Didn’t Chelsea Clinton just take a job with IAC?——————

Thank you sir, that’s a good catch!

http://paidcontent.org/article/419-sec-watch-chelsea-clinton-joins-iac-board/

The nepotism of these people is maddening.


24 posted on 09/28/2011 6:02:05 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Bttt


25 posted on 09/28/2011 6:36:41 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: tommix2
Right now it seems we have a pretty good system because we all have access to everything at low cost. Why do they want to change it? What will that do to us?

In their [the FCC's] opinion, they aren't changing it -- they're merely putting the weight of law behind it to make sure it stays the way it is. Only thing, no one gave them the specific authority to do this.

They claim it's necessary to keep large corporations from controlling access to content that they don't like or approve of.

Their argument: Think of the big media companies and who owns what -- now imagine them controlling not just the content on their own outlets but controlling your access to alternate outlets. Put that way, it sounds perfectly reasonable to have some rules in place.

Which is true. The rules themselves aren't unreasonable...but a government entity can't just step up and CLAIM the authority to enforce whatever rules they want to just because most people find them reasonable. There are procedures to follow that could GRANT them that authority but allowing them to just grab it for themselves isn't the way government is supposed to work.

26 posted on 09/28/2011 6:44:42 AM PDT by Reese Hamm
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

She’s on the board!?
Tell me this is wrong.

She’s on the board at IAC!
Is she out of school yet?


27 posted on 09/28/2011 12:11:46 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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