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On March 28, Ed Perlmutter(D) and 182 other Democrats Voted to Seize the Internet. (vanity)
Free Republic quality editoral | March 29, 2012 | By Lazamataz

Posted on 03/29/2012 9:47:29 AM PDT by Lazamataz

For many months, Republicans have fought the Obama-directed attempt by the FCC to expand it's control over the internet. Many pundits argue that the FCC has no compelling interest in the internet, and that the FCC has a long history of chilling debate in the various media venues it has asserted control over.

In November of 2010, the FCC and their accomplices in Congress again tried to let 'the camel's nose in the tent', by allowing the FCC to regulate the internet in the guise of 'Net Neutrality'. This effort was defeated.

Obviously, the Democrats will not be allowed to squelch the alternative media, and to quash dissent, by letting the FCC decide what speech is allowable and what is not. So, on March 28, in a time-honored tradition, legislation was offered that seemingly had a benevolent intent -- to prevent employers from demanding Facebook passwords -- but inside the legislation was a poison. The enforcing agency would be the FCC.

This legislation would then be a win-win for the Democrats. If the legislation was adopted, the control over the internet by the FCC would be further advanced. If the legislation was killed, the Democrats and their complicit counterparts in the media, could cry out that 'Republicans hate privacy' and that they opposed keeping Facebook passwords out of employers hands.

And since the legislation did fail, the second option is the one that has materialized. The left and their accomplices in the leftist press, is in fact obscuring the true objection (the FCC) and claiming Republicans hate privacy.

It is nonsensical, and a bright Republican leadership will propose the exact same legislation, with a much more neutral enforcing agency.


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Another self-generated editorial. I hope this one can stay in the editorial sidebar!
1 posted on 03/29/2012 9:47:36 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: TheOldLady; Cyber Liberty; CatherineofAragon; Slings and Arrows; Responsibility2nd; doorgunner69; ..

The Official Lazamataz Funny-But-Somewhat-Disturbing Ping List (24 Satisfied Customers!)

This one ain’t funny, but it’s my editorial and it’s important.


2 posted on 03/29/2012 9:52:29 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazamataz

Indeed. Good post. The left has been doing this for ages because they know the media will not report the truth and will blame it on the evil republicans.

Sometimes people on our own side fail to realize that some bills get voted down because of added destructive content within a bill.


3 posted on 03/29/2012 9:58:01 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Lazamataz

I see it coming eventually, too. Especially if 0-Care is let live, in part or entirety.

Libs-dems/RINOs = flip side of the same dirty coin.


4 posted on 03/29/2012 9:58:50 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: dforest
I saw an Occupy Voting Booths graphic, that made me do a little homework, and it immediately became apparant why the bill was truly defeated. Here's the graphic. I would ask someone to completely copy the format, almost to a T, and put MY message into it..... using this article as the linked source.


5 posted on 03/29/2012 10:08:41 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazamataz

Once the camel gets his nose under the tent it isn’t long before the sh!t is hip deep.


6 posted on 03/29/2012 10:13:59 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox; John Semmens; Travis McGee; Squantos; Southack; holdonnow

True, but the point is the chess that the left is playing, and why I needed to respond with this article. I need the premise (that dissects the left’s claim) to go viral.


7 posted on 03/29/2012 10:16:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: martin_fierro; JoeProBono

I need your graphical skills. Please see #5 and post the result here, if you get the chance to get ‘er done.....


8 posted on 03/29/2012 10:25:49 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: null and void; kristinn; onyx; trisham; Politicalmom

This editorial needs more exposure.


9 posted on 03/29/2012 10:48:56 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: null and void; kristinn; onyx; trisham; Politicalmom

This editorial needs more exposure.


10 posted on 03/29/2012 10:49:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Danae; Berlin_Freeper; real saxophonist; RetSignman; BuckeyeTexan

This editorial needs more exposure.


11 posted on 03/29/2012 10:51:36 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazamataz
It is nonsensical, and a bright Republican leadership will propose the exact same legislation, with a much more neutral enforcing agency.

There is no such thing. People simply have to refuse to work for companies that do that, or else stay off Facebook (my preference).

12 posted on 03/29/2012 11:06:47 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: Carry_Okie
Perhaps. But the point is the propaganda counter and the gain from that. The Dems won't go for anything but FCC oversight, so you know the outcome already -- and you win in the court of public opinion.

See, it is important to counter a prevarication by the Democrats. We need to play chess, not checkers.

13 posted on 03/29/2012 11:09:29 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: mhking

mhking, who I am in contact with, says.... “Just damn.” LOL


14 posted on 03/29/2012 11:17:25 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazamataz
But the point is the propaganda counter and the gain from that.

No problem there; we are in agreement. It's time like this that I miss FReeper Registered. He could crank tweak that image in a heartbeat.

See, it is important to counter a prevarication by the Democrats. We need to play chess, not checkers.

Nah, I like to hand them a fully loaded gun and tell them we're playing Russian Roulette. :-)

15 posted on 03/29/2012 11:25:45 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: Lazamataz
fcc copy
16 posted on 03/29/2012 11:40:40 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7

GOOD ENOUGH for a source material. I will make corrections sometime today and upload. A few adjustments... but thanks!!!


17 posted on 03/29/2012 11:55:23 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazamataz

Not exactly on topic, but somewhat related — California finally did something right by introducing a bill banning prospective employers from requiring Facebook info:

http://economy.ocregister.com/2012/03/28/calif-bill-would-ban-employers-from-asking-facebook-passwords/106522/


18 posted on 03/29/2012 12:06:10 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (Newt's not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn't running this year. - shoff)
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To: Lazamataz
"And since the legislation did fail, the second option is the one that has materialized. The left and their accomplices in the leftist press, is in fact obscuring the true objection (the FCC) and claiming Republicans hate privacy.

It is nonsensical, and a bright Republican leadership will propose the exact same legislation, with a much more neutral enforcing agency."

At this point in time, a bright Republican leadership is almost an oxymoron to me. They MUST stand up and fight these duplicitous, snakelike Communists.

Someone who pays for Rush's premium service should send your editorial to him.

19 posted on 03/29/2012 12:17:22 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Lazamataz

Thanks for the report, Laz. They called the last censorship system the “fairness doctrine” and Republicans were said to be against fairness. Dems are sneaky petes.


20 posted on 03/29/2012 9:26:44 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Lazamataz
This editorial needs more exposure.

I'll work on it.

21 posted on 03/30/2012 12:39:53 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: SaraJohnson; Travis McGee
Thanks for the report, Laz. They called the last censorship system the “fairness doctrine” and Republicans were said to be against fairness. Dems are sneaky petes.

True, madam. But we also have the ability to frame a debate, and I have done so, above.

I have decided, with some success, to fight fire with fire and water with water. The liberals I have met are flabbergasted when I use their own arguments against them. They still have no ability to meet an attack that uses their very own Alinsky techniques. I expect that to change, but so far, so good.

22 posted on 03/30/2012 2:08:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Thank you, dear lady, and it would not hurt matters to tumble around with me. :)

(Yes, yes: I will ALWAYS be Laz)

23 posted on 03/30/2012 2:10:05 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: holdonnow

Ping


24 posted on 03/30/2012 3:25:09 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lazamataz; darkwing104; 50mm; SunkenCiv; humblegunner; Allegra; Eaker; Norm Lenhart; Viking2002; ...
Abusing my ping lists for this excellent editorial by Lazamataz.

Please read and pass it on.
25 posted on 03/30/2012 7:17:03 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady

THANK YOU SWEETY! I am really surprised this editorial didn’t take flight a little more. Very little notice and interest.


26 posted on 03/30/2012 7:18:53 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazamataz
Actually in November of Last year new FCC rules went into effect for the internet. But hardly a word was mentioned in the MSM.

U.S. Internet rules to take effect November 20

27 posted on 03/30/2012 7:23:19 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg
JEEEEEZ.... well, here's my take on it. If I am in violation of the FCC rules, and they try to cite me for it, I simply ignore them. THEY HAVE NO STANDING, any more than the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, in Washington DC, tried to cite you for farming too many acres of carrots.

Effing ignore them.

28 posted on 03/30/2012 7:39:55 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazamataz


29 posted on 03/30/2012 8:02:04 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Hey bro, sorry we missed yesterday, try again tonight?


30 posted on 03/30/2012 8:03:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazamataz
If my handlers allow
31 posted on 03/30/2012 8:20:49 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I got ya beat. I have love handlers.

I mean, uh, love HANDLES.

No phones needed bro, is all good. Just freepmail at around 7-8pm EST


32 posted on 03/30/2012 8:34:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazamataz

Laz... Please add me to your ping list.

Do I have to threaten to report you to the mods or will a simple request suffice?


33 posted on 03/30/2012 8:47:42 AM PDT by SpottedBeaver (Tagline removed by moderator)
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To: Lazamataz


34 posted on 03/30/2012 8:49:47 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: Lazamataz; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...
Ping
35 posted on 03/30/2012 8:51:51 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1165 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: SpottedBeaver
Laz... Please add me to your ping list.

Urine.

36 posted on 03/30/2012 8:51:51 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazamataz
"JEEEEEZ.... well, here's my take on it. If I am in violation of the FCC rules, and they try to cite me for it, I simply ignore them. THEY HAVE NO STANDING, any more than the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, in Washington DC, tried to cite you for farming too many acres of carrots."

Well that sounds good BUT all those ISPs operate under FCC rules and require a license to operate (has to do with the Telecommunications system)

They even operate under the CALEA-Compliant Rules the FCC mandates (long story short: CALEA means that each and every ISP must have the capability to do D.P.I. (stands for Deep Packet Inspection) of a targeted ISP account. D.P.I. shows every bit of info that account has accessed in a given time frame)

So the ISPs are hamstrung and Must follow FCC rules or they lose their right to be an ISP.

But here is the Kicker Laz. These Rules and Regs went into effect for the first time in Nov. of last year. Now if you read those regs they actually seem logical. They state an ISP can't up and censor the data stream without cause. (For instance they can squelch a Denial of Service attack or other such malevolent attacks on their system.) However the real worry is the FCC gained all this power of the Internet without legislation being enacted.

Now for the icing on the cake: In December of last year the Major ISPs and the RIAA/MPAA (A.K.A. Big Media) met with The Obama admin who brokered a deal wherein the ISPs with the aide of the RIAA/MPAA can throttle ISP accounts who are "ACCUSED" (not found guilty but only accused) by the RIAA/MPAA of illegal downloading.

Think that thru a sec everyone. In November New FCC rules go into effect that says you cannot Throttle/Censor the Internet without "CAUSE" and not 30 days later Obama brokers a deal wherein ISP customers can have their Internet Connections Throttled/Censored (and in some cases disconnected) just by being "ACCUSED" by the RIAA/MPAA.

Of course it is merely coincidence that mega dollars have been deposited into Obama's reelection campaign account by all the parties involved.

Bottom line what Congress is trying to do in the legislature has in effect already been back-doored by the FCC. So the camel's nose is already under the tent. The FCC will just expand their power by dribs and drabs using issues like The RIAA/MPAA as mile posts.

[sarc]Yep nothing to see here Folks Instead you should look into the Trayvon Martin thing cause that is the real issue. No need to worry bout the Internet the Gub'ment has it well in hand! [/sarc]

37 posted on 03/30/2012 8:53:06 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

” Bottom line what Congress is trying to do in the legislature has in effect already been back-doored by the FCC. So the camel’s nose is already under the tent. The FCC will just expand their power by dribs and drabs using issues like The RIAA/MPAA as mile posts.”

Yep!


38 posted on 03/30/2012 9:24:33 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: TheOldLady; Lazamataz
Good afternoon.

Abusing my ping lists for this excellent editorial by Lazamataz.

I feel abused. Now i r a victim.

Where do I go to get paid?

Good op/ed guy.

5.56mm

39 posted on 03/30/2012 9:32:11 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Lazamataz

Thanks for the post Laz. The libs are flooding FB with a skewed version of this story.

This is the ammo needed to respond.


40 posted on 03/30/2012 9:54:12 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Lazamataz

Add me bro!


41 posted on 03/30/2012 9:58:07 AM PDT by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: Lazamataz

Tweeted an ‘at...


42 posted on 03/30/2012 10:06:36 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Lazamataz
seemingly had a benevolent intent -- to prevent employers from demanding Facebook passwords -- but inside the legislation was a poison

Every bill has pork, small print, and extra little perk$ for someone. Yet, nobody ever reads so much as the title.

43 posted on 03/30/2012 10:09:02 AM PDT by bgill
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To: TheOldLady

I hereby give you my personal permission to abuse your ping list anytime you feel it justified.

Kind of like Obama’s Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius.

You have all the power....:>)


44 posted on 03/30/2012 10:39:25 AM PDT by OneVike ((Just a Christian waiting to go home) internet ID:: impeachobamanow)
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To: Lazamataz
You're welcome, my dear.

Give it some time for word to spread.
45 posted on 03/30/2012 10:46:03 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: MestaMachine

Thanks!!!


46 posted on 03/30/2012 11:41:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Eaker
Add me bro!

Urine

47 posted on 03/30/2012 11:42:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: shibumi
EXACTLY WHAT I WAS RESPONDING TO.

A graphic must come next.

48 posted on 03/30/2012 11:44:18 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: OneVike

Thanks, OV!


49 posted on 03/30/2012 11:53:25 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady; TEXOKIE
Thanks for the ping TOL.
TEXIOKIE: This may be of interest too you.
50 posted on 03/30/2012 12:23:52 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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