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The Internet's 51 New Regulators
Wall Street Journal ^ | May 15, 2014 | No Attribution

Posted on 05/16/2014 8:19:47 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler went ahead with his proposal on Thursday to give his agency the power to decide whether the terms and prices of broadband Internet services are "reasonable." That's bad enough as political discretion, but according to dissenting Commissioner Ajit Pai, regulators from every state will also be able to get into the act.

For two decades Congress has wisely refused to give the FCC the same power over the Internet that it holds over the telephone system. And for two decades the Internet has enabled a gusher of creativity that was unimaginable over a century of regulated telephony. Mr. Wheeler's brainstorm to change all this is simply to pretend the Internet is a phone network.

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Its been grand!
1 posted on 05/16/2014 8:19:47 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

Last person out, please turn off the lights.


2 posted on 05/16/2014 8:20:58 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: MeshugeMikey

Area 51 .......


3 posted on 05/16/2014 8:21:52 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: doc1019

the article went as far as calling this the “ ObamaCare for the Web”.

All BET card holders will be given cable access... and a credit card drafted specifically for web purchases.

the rest of us will be forced to watch rap videos/


4 posted on 05/16/2014 8:23:19 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: American Constitutionalist

I’m a bit surprised it isnt 57 New Regulators! One from every STATE!


5 posted on 05/16/2014 8:24:32 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Hope Jim has a financial backup plan.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 8:24:40 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019

I hope we can cancel out these dopes plans before they go into effect


7 posted on 05/16/2014 8:25:56 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Heinz 57 ?


8 posted on 05/16/2014 8:30:31 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

John john Kerrys wife? ....a REGULATOR?

HELP!!


9 posted on 05/16/2014 8:34:58 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

We may have to resort to speaking with our neighbors, using aural, analog technology....


10 posted on 05/16/2014 8:40:54 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Regulation... the death knell of anything!

If we had 51 regulators of family sex, the population in the U. S. would drop to zero in 80 years.

What we need are some good wanted posters!


11 posted on 05/16/2014 8:44:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: MeshugeMikey
I hope we can cancel out these dopes plans before they go into effect

There, I think I figured out the weakness in that statement.

12 posted on 05/16/2014 8:45:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: MeshugeMikey

I thought we already surrendered our control/domination of the Internet to the UN or Russia or someone a month or so ago.


13 posted on 05/16/2014 8:45:50 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, who also dissented, notes that the FCC's net-neutrality campaign "rests on a faulty foundation of make-believe statutory authority."

Illegal power grab as in no bases in law. People should ignore these regulators but many will likely go along.

14 posted on 05/16/2014 8:47:21 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: MeshugeMikey

bookmark


15 posted on 05/16/2014 8:56:41 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: MeshugeMikey

The government makes an utter sh*t pile out of everything it touches, yet refuses to leave anything alone.

In five years, every petty, small-time, fat-headed and egomaniacal bureaucrat and his brother will have his paws in it, and the Internet will be regulated and priced into oblivion.

It was nice while it lasted, though.


16 posted on 05/16/2014 9:25:03 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.”

I’m guessing you meant the internet “was good while it lasted”. I’d apply it to our entire Nation.


17 posted on 05/16/2014 9:31:00 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: 21twelve

Yeah, me too.


18 posted on 05/16/2014 9:34:22 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer
It was nice while it lasted, though.

I figure that's how the Founding Fathers would view today's America.

They'd probably be surprised their republic lasted as long as it did.

Over now though.

19 posted on 05/16/2014 9:35:31 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: MeshugeMikey
Atlas Shrugged was a prophecy.
20 posted on 05/16/2014 10:17:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
I favor Ted Cruz but I acknowledge that Rand Paul is an effective politician and a brilliant spokesman for his campaign. It seems to me that this is an issue ready-made for Rand Paul which appeals to his natural constituency, a constituency which has proven so hard in this age of left-wing education for conservatives to win over.

Whether named Rand Paul or Ted Cruz, an aggressive candidate can pick up this issue and with it a host of typically a-conservative voters in an age group which Democrats have long regarded to be proprietary. He could put this grotesque regulatory overreach in its proper context, along with the overreach of the IRS against The Tea Party, and the bureaucrats against Nevada ranchers, against oyster farmers, against children selling lemonade, against the homeowners with a puddle in their backyard, against the intrusions of the Obamacare regulators into our very body cavities as well as our wallets. The list is endless and growing every day.

If conservatism stands for liberty, an articulate candidate can stand for liberty and make a case against tyranny better than Sam Adams could make in his time and turn a bunch of sunshine computer nerds and the rest of the nation as well into winter soldiers.


21 posted on 05/16/2014 10:29:31 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Save for later.


22 posted on 05/16/2014 11:14:41 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Solution? ROPE, and lots of it. May there be many tree’s adorned with hanging ornament’s


23 posted on 05/17/2014 3:05:14 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: ronnie raygun

Tall Tree / Short Rope


24 posted on 05/17/2014 6:20:38 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: nathanbedford

Amen!


25 posted on 05/17/2014 6:21:51 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Indeed it twas!

After God’s Regulation .....self Regulation ...

Bust the Authoritarians


26 posted on 05/17/2014 6:24:05 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: DoughtyOne

The Wanted Posters..I can help provide,,


27 posted on 05/17/2014 6:45:04 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MichaelCorleone

there was talk of an “international” “regulatory” body taking control of the net..yes.

it appears that the US may have been named Head of that body !


28 posted on 05/17/2014 6:47:14 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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ICANN debate: Team Obama must reverse decision on Internet control

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/04/09/icann-debate-team-obama-must-reverse-decision-on-internet-control/

From April... 2014

evidently Obama and company are developing an ever greater reactionary sensitivty towards being told what to to...


29 posted on 05/17/2014 6:52:36 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Regulation means tax.


30 posted on 05/17/2014 8:12:15 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: VRW Conspirator

at its root!!

the wonderful new OBAMANET!!


31 posted on 05/17/2014 8:15:40 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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