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Why we CANNOT allow the Internet to be regulated

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posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 03:24 PM
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On the heels of the FCC's announcement that they would try to make the Internet like cable TV, in that you would have to pay to use certain websites, i started thinking. We cannot allow the Internet to be regulated at any cost. It's the only form of information that isn't corrupted and slanted. Sure, we might not go right into total censorship or regulation, but the thing is that this is the hardest step. The next steps are easy in terms of censoring the Internet. If the Internet is regulated, it's over. TPTB could keep shoving their genitals down our throats and we can't do anything about it.

So here's hoping for the future!




posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 03:26 PM
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Why Internet connections are fastest in South Korea

articles.cnn.com...


Korean competition

Countries with fast, cheap Internet connections tend to have more competition.

In the U.S., competition among companies that provide broadband connections is relatively slim. Most people choose between a cable company and a telephone company when they sign up for Internet service.

In other countries, including South Korea, the choices are more varied.


Capitalism works.

edit on 22-12-2010 by mnemeth1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 03:38 PM
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Here come the parasites!

Resist internet control.

Surf free or die.



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 03:43 PM
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Originally posted by mnemeth1
Capitalism works.

It works well for east asians since east asian goods and services will flood europe and america.



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 03:48 PM
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Originally posted by mossme89
We cannot allow the Internet to be regulated at any cost.



Originally posted by Chakotay
Resist internet control.


And how you two are going to accomplish that.



posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 04:09 PM
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one step at a time, dear watson. the question is, how do you stop them? you catch them in the cookie jar and you yell. the problem is that its so easy for the government to divide us, and when we collect for a common goal, they introduce something to split that group. its like two dogs playing tug of war with a steak given to them by a thief. if only people would work together those two dogs got bite at the thieves legs, and drag him to the ground so that he cant get away with it. the problem is that it really is that easy to split people nowadays. its like they programmed competition into our brains so that we would rather argue the validity of our point, and the error in others points, than see a solution to the dispute at all

it will happen here too. ppl will argue too much over what "could" happen, that it becomes deadlocked and all speculation. why dont we just say its better safe than sorry, and make the internet completely neutral. almost like a library in which every piece is accessible. tptb would much rather make it the cyber-vatican library (haves only) so dont bicker please, just find a solution, or a way around it.

loopholes are EVERYWHERE in this country. theres one somewhere, someone help me find it when you find yourself wanted to post a kneejerk reaction to some troll.
consider it a guideline



posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 02:00 AM
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How are you going to stop the Federal Government from regulating the internet...

When the Federal Government passed Legislation forcing every American to buy ObamaCare (nationalized healthcare)?

Even if you have no job, you will be FORCED to buy ObamaCare in 2014. Your failure to apply for ObamaCare is a $25,000 Fine PLUS the IRS was given authority to levy a $750 fine on your annual income tax return. If you file taxes jointly with your wife and have 2 kids, your fine will be 4 x $750, $3,000 annual fine.

If you claimed 10 exemptions on your W-4, your fine will instead be 10 x $750, $7500 annual fine.

If they got away with that....they can get away with ANYTHING.



posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 12:36 PM
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Originally posted by mossme89
On the heels of the FCC's announcement that they would try to make the Internet like cable TV, in that you would have to pay to use certain websites, i started thinking.

Net neutrality would actually prevent that kind of practices by providers, not support it. Care to back up your statement that the “FCC would try to make you pay to use certain websites”?



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