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    Democratic senators push to save net neutrality rules under Trump
    http://www.computerworld.com/article...der-trump.html


    Mr. E says:

    You can now sign my petition if you would please:

    Vote to Keep NET NEUTRALITY For Everyone

    https://www.change.org/p/federal-com...y-for-everyone


    This is something I think we should all be in favor of-- Net Neutrality. I don't think this is a Red/Blue issue, but a Corporate/Class/Greed issue. One of the things that has united the planet more than anything before it has been the Internet. Whether you're pro-this or anti-that, the Internet has provided you a way to reach the world with your message. Similarly, the hands-off Internet policy has given rise to some of the richest, most powerful corporations on the planet, who have taken advantage of the public / government largess granted to the Internet to spark new ideas, new avenues for commerce, and new opportunities for rich and poor alike, all around the globe.

    It needs to stay this way.

    Now that those companies have coalesced the backbone and content repositories to themselves, they aim to tighten the regulations, jettison the spirit of unity and neutrality that has governed the Internet so successfully so that *they* can squeeze consumers and smaller producers for ever more and more money, while dumbing-down the content they provide to only what *they* provide and only what *they* will permit.

    This is dangerous and goes against EVERYTHING the Internet has stood for to this day. Already we are seeing the beginnings of this trend as the large social companies such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube, and others start to squeeze their users more and more with ever repressive policies and increased advertising and restrictions on unpopular / unfavorable content, particularly content which goes against the express goals and agendas of "the establishment" and of the corporations themselves who own the various infrastructure components.

    Tell your government representative "NO" to getting rid of Network Neutrality. Tell your representatives that you WANT free speech, free exchange of ideas and for greedy corporations to keep their mitts OFF of OUR Internet. The Internet doesn't belong to THEM, it belongs to ALL OF *US*.

    KEEP THE INTERNET FREE AND AVAILABLE FOR EVERYBODY.
    Last edited by mr_e; 02-08-2017, 01:57 PM.
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  • #2
    The internet might belong to all of us. But the trouble is that specific platforms like Twitter or Facebook or google typically belong to a handful Silicon Valley globalist progressives.

    We can bitch about censorship and free speech all we like...but these specific platforms are someone else's private property. They have the right to police them as they see fit. Even if that means silencing certain political positions.

    Just like this place belongs to Paul Elam. If he wants to kick someone outta his house for saying something he doesn't want them to it's in the end his call.

    If we know that certain platforms like Twitter or Facebook have an anti-conservative pro-feminist pro-left bias or are openly hostile to men or men's issues or men's rights or Trump voters or whoever, we need to quietly emigrate to alternative platforms that aren't.

    Not with retarded vocal boycotts the way leftists do, but just nice and quiet.

    We are the silent the majority. If we find alternative social media platforms the leftists that run the presently more established ones will either have to adjust their policies or lose revenue.

    Money talks.
    "Being a cunt doesn't make you wrong." ComradePrescott

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Maxx View Post
      these specific platforms are someone else's private property.
      Not when they built it on public property (the Internet), it isn't!

      They get to profit as they can, but WE get to set the ground rules.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Maxx View Post
        The internet might belong to all of us. But the trouble is that specific platforms like Twitter or Facebook or google typically belong to a handful Silicon Valley globalist progressives.

        We can bitch about censorship and free speech all we like...but these specific platforms are someone else's private property. They have the right to police them as they see fit. Even if that means silencing certain political positions.

        Just like this place belongs to Paul Elam. If he wants to kick someone outta his house for saying something he doesn't want them to it's in the end his call.

        If we know that certain platforms like Twitter or Facebook have an anti-conservative pro-feminist pro-left bias or are openly hostile to men or men's issues or men's rights or Trump voters or whoever, we need to quietly emigrate to alternative platforms that aren't.

        Not with retarded vocal boycotts the way leftists do, but just nice and quiet.

        We are the silent the majority. If we find alternative social media platforms the leftists that run the presently more established ones will either have to adjust their policies or lose revenue.

        Money talks.


        Yes, but I think there is a decent argument to be made that the Internet transcends any particular company, in much the same way as the Telephone companies are regulated as "Common Carriers". That whole section of law was put into place to prohibit telephone companies from being able to interfere or censor what you could say and talk about. The Internet has become the modern day equivalent of the "Public Street".

        I don't have time to go into great detail at the moment, but I would be happy to debate / discuss this topic with you (or anyone). I don't think it is anywhere near as cut-n-dry / black-n-white as you might think.
        FEMINISM is a HATE GROUP - Feminists are HATEFUL PEOPLE
        It's time to call it out for what it is.
        == REJECT FEMINISM. EMBRACE HUMANITY ==


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        • #5
          Originally posted by mr_e View Post
          the same way as the Telephone companies are regulated as "Common Carriers".
          The Common Carrier provision was one of Ayn Rand's pet peeves; she specifically railed against it in Atlas Shrugged.

          Of course, she had basically zero knowledge of history or law, so she didn't understand WHY we have Common Carrier provisions. The old railroad barons used their monopolies to manipulate or even destroy businesses that were possible competition, or even just run by people they didn't like personally or politically.

          It's just another way for rich people to assert control over the behavior and choices of everyone else, and the ONLY entity capable of protecting our freedoms against such people is... the government.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Maxx View Post
            The internet might belong to all of us. But the trouble is that specific platforms like Twitter or Facebook or google typically belong to a handful Silicon Valley globalist progressives.

            We can bitch about censorship and free speech all we like...but these specific platforms are someone else's private property. They have the right to police them as they see fit. Even if that means silencing certain political positions.
            Granted that private property is a good thing, it still isn't the be-all and end-all of human values. Ia a private owner gets to both own all communication infrastructure _and_ police vontant at will, that menas that this person owns everybody else's right to free speech. Therefore, no private owner can be allowed to both own all the infrastructure and police content.

            M

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Manalysis View Post
              Granted that private property is a good thing, it still isn't the be-all and end-all of human values. Ia a private owner gets to both own all communication infrastructure _and_ police vontant at will, that menas that this person owns everybody else's right to free speech. Therefore, no private owner can be allowed to both own all the infrastructure and police content.

              M
              And when the "private" infrastructure exists on public land, we get to vote on the rules.

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