Skip to comments.On March 28, Ed Perlmutter(D) and 182 other Democrats Voted to Seize the Internet. (vanity)
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.
I'll work on it.
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.
(Yes, yes: I will ALWAYS be Laz)
THANK YOU SWEETY! I am really surprised this editorial didn’t take flight a little more. Very little notice and interest.
Effing ignore them.
Hey bro, sorry we missed yesterday, try again tonight?
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
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?
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]
” 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.”
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.
Thanks for the post Laz. The libs are flooding FB with a skewed version of this story.
This is the ammo needed to respond.
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