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Net Neutrality - Obama Defeated!!!

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posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 05:27 AM
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Obama wanted the FCC to regulate the internet. But the courts ruled that the FCC and obamas Big Governnment must stay out of our homes. The FCC tried to bully corporations like comcast into regulating home use and restricting internet to its customers. Good thing some people still believe in freedom.

finance.yahoo.com...


A federal court threw the future of Internet regulations into doubt Tuesday with a far-reaching decision that went against the Federal Communications Commission




posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 05:33 AM
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Already covered here...

In fact, that thread is on the front page of the recent posts thread and has been for a while...



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 07:05 AM
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And Comcast, by fighting the FCC as they have, may have inadvertantly forced the FCC to petition Congress for more authority, thus stabbing themselves in the back, so to speak.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 08:26 AM
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I don't think you understand what you're talking about.


The FCC was trying to keep corporations like Comcast from picking and choosing whose Internet traffic could move faster or slower than others. The FCC was protecting Net Neutrality for us ALL, but the court ruled that corporations can have the right to go in there and start mucking with the speed of different connections and control Internet traffic.

Yes, Obama was defeated, but so was the average Internet user like you and me. Next time you can't download something because a corporation has an interest in slowing you down so his buddies can download theirs faster, then you can say, "Yay! Obama was defeated! The corporations won"!




posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 08:33 AM
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Dozens of idiots in two threads, cheering the fact a government agency who tried to force telcos to act in a manner that ensured consumers were treated fairly as far as their use of the internet goes gets belted by the Supreme Court...

I really don't get it
America is a very strange place


Enjoy your restricted internet then...Kiss fast torrents goodbye, even the legal ones...Enjoy extra charges on your monthly interwebz bill for using the interwebz in a way that isn't in the T&C of your internet service providers' contract...



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 09:59 AM
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BH is right, this ruling allows the corporations to regulate the internet and to set their own fees. This is how we got in trouble with the financial institutions. It appears a lot of ignorant people would rather have a for profit corporation regulate something than the government. Bad choice.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 10:02 AM
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Originally posted by damwel
It appears a lot of ignorant people would rather have a for profit corporation regulate something than the government. Bad choice.


I think it's a case of Damn the Country, Obama Must Fail. So many people are in such a blind rage against Obama that if he is defeated (even in protecting us) they're happy. Classic ignorance.


DENIED!



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 11:29 AM
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Personally I dont need a federal agencie or any of Obamas other secret organizations monitoring my internet and trying to take it away from me.

this is AMERICA, not china where the internet is censored, this voting season we send Washington a message about democrats destroying america.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 11:35 AM
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Oh, Lord!



Originally posted by tigpoppa
Personally I dont need a federal agencie or any of Obamas other secret organizations monitoring my internet and trying to take it away from me.


No one was trying to take away your Internet! But clearly, you don't mind if the corporations do!
You still don't get it! The FCC was protecting your Internet! Read about Net Neutrality and educate yourself on what just happened.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 11:48 AM
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*stops slashing my wrists with the rusty razor blade and hands it to Benevolent Heretic*

Hand it on back when you're done, eh ?



What will it take for people to see the FCC was attempting to protect your rights as a consumer not to have ANY of your internet traffic "shaped" or slowed to suit the whims of your internet service provider ? :bnghd:

The evidence of ignorance on this and the other current thread about this issue is breathtaking...

OK BH, if you're done, I'll have that razor blade back thanks *continues hacking at wrists as its more productive and less painful than trying to convince people of the FCC's intentions*

[edit on 7/4/2010 by Retrovertigo]



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 11:49 AM
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Originally posted by tigpoppa


this is AMERICA, not china where the internet is censored, this voting season we send Washington a message about democrats destroying america.


YEAH! In America only corporations are allowed to censor the internet!


I'll admit when I first heard this story come across my radio and I head the FCC lost it's case I started to smile as it was the FCC, but then the reporter elaborated on which case it was and I nearly had to stop my car to vent.

[edit on 4/7/2010 by eNumbra]



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 11:52 AM
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sorry i cant make a better quote right now. But the point of the ruling is to secure the right for a corporation to be able to police itself without the need for government controls which serve the purpose of removing our rights. If we dont stop them here then what is next? their going to be going into mom and pop hardware stores telling them who they can and cant let in their store.

In philadelphia there are 2 world famous Cheese Steak places. One of them supports America and the other is antiamerican, I will leave out the names. The point is one place shows Patriotism by not serving foreigners and not serving anyone who doesnt speak english that meets their level of decency. This was fought in court, luckily the store won the right to remain more American then its competitor.

I dont want the government taking away a corporation or a restaurants right to be AMERICAN!!!



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 12:06 PM
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Give me that FREAKING razor blade!




posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 12:09 PM
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There does seem to be an odd affliction on ATS that everything is linked to Obama.

Llamas contract a disease in die by the thousands in South America. Obama sucks!



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 12:11 PM
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!
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Priceless


Here ya go *wipes blood from the blade and hands it over*

On topic tho...I wish our Federal communication authority was fighting to ensure ISP's didnt shape or speed limit user traffic to suit themselves...Instead they're going to be masters of a secret list of websites, access to which will be blocked at ISP level as part of the governments compulsory internet filtering policy...

I can't believe Americans would be enraged that their FCC is trying to act in THEIR interests and not the corporates that screw over almost everyone on the planet every single day...

I really don't get it...Somebody please help me out ?



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 12:27 PM
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Originally posted by tigpoppa
But the point of the ruling is to secure the right for a corporation to be able to police itself ...


And that works so well, doesn't it?

All the corporations who don't spew carcinogens into the air because of their own good conscience. They regulate themselves, huh? They don't need the government telling them whether or not to spew pollutants onto our air and water. Damn Obama!

And the ones who slaughter and package our meat? Those beef corporations don't need all those government regulations telling them how much poison they can put into our meat. They wouldn't feed rotten flesh to their animals that would show up in our beef as Mad Cow or anything like that. Would they?

And those lovely banking corporations? They wouldn't take advantage of the people by bundling their assets and selling them to collections agencies or anything nasty like that!

Oh, no, corporations have shown that they are the epitome of self-restraint and concern for citizen well-being when it comes to taking care of the people of this nation...

Now. I'm about ready to pass out from loss of blood, so I'll not attempt to explain your error again, but instead allow you to wallow in ignorance.



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 12:29 PM
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Like I said earlier, people should be allowed to run buisnesses and restrict access to who they want like the case in philadelphia I mentioned. There are also private restaurants and clubs in philadelphia that require access so to speak, again no names. The point is if just anyone was allowed in, then the buisness owner would have no right to limit who is allowed in protecting us from the unwashed masses.

I dont want washington in my bar, isp, or cheese steak shop!

Obamas waterloo is upon us!



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 12:38 PM
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Ok...You makes your bed, you lay in it tho...

Which means I expect to hear not one peep from you or anyone else on ATS who hails this Supreme Court decision in the future when ISP's start engaging in speed limiting of various type of internet traffic..

Not a single word..Not even a breath...No flip-flopping

But of course there will be much bitching and moaning and gnashing of teeth on here from these people should ISP's stop playing nice with their customers...

This is ATS, the home of flip-floppers after all



posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 01:11 PM
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My motives for allowing a business to police themselves extends only to their selection of customers. When it comes to protecting the public from a harm such as illegal dumping as you mention I couldnt agree more. What I was referring to was more the legal argument that allows a business to decide who they wish to service as customers. In other words the business operator has the right to refuse service.

What is next if Obama has his way? hes trying to bring socialism to business forcing say a restaruant to let people dine there who dont belong.



posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 04:07 AM
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It is not defeated, they are using another way to do it. Similar to cap and trade.

Have you not learned anything with the health care bill?




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