Censorship Begins: FCC trying to block releases from commissioner who opposes Net Neutrality

It appears the fix is in on the 332-page government takeover of the internet.  The FCC is not allowing the public to read the new regulations for the internet, known as “net neutrality” despite claiming the rules are necessary for “open internet.”  Talk about irony!

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai is one of the few people in the world who have actually read the rules, and he’s sounding the alarm that “net neutrality” is nothing more than a complete government takeover of the internet, and that the rules would subject the web to heavy taxation and government censorship.  As if trying to confirm his warnings, the FCC is actually trying to block Commissioner Pai from releasing information about the rules to the press, according to his Chief of Staff Matthew Berry. 

Pai isn’t heeding the FCC’s call for silence, and he is still making waves in the press.

Pai has an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune:

If you like your wireless plan, you should be able to keep it. But new federal regulations may take away your freedom to choose the best broadband plan for you. It’s all part of the federal government’s 332-page plan to regulate the Internet like a public utility — a plan President Barack Obama asked the Federal Communications Commission to implement in November and that is coming up for a vote Feb. 26.

While the plan contains no shortage of regulations, the most problematic may be the new “Internet conduct” rule. It’s a vague rule that gives the FCC almost unfettered discretion to micromanage virtually every aspect of the Internet, including the choices that consumers have for accessing it. If a company doesn’t want to offer an expensive, unlimited data plan, it could find itself in the FCC’s cross hairs.

But restricting service plan options is inherently anti-competitive and anti-consumer. The inevitable results will be higher prices and less service for consumers along with an especially adverse impact on small providers and upstart competitors trying to differentiate themselves in a crowded market.


And here’s another irony: Federal law already protects competition and consumers online — and the president’s plan would strip away those protections. Indeed, the Federal Trade Commission has the authority to quickly address any anti-competitive exercise of market power, protect consumer privacy, and prevent deceptive and unfair practices that harm consumers. And it uses its authority aggressively to police market power and fraud in the Internet economy.

But regulating broadband service like a public utility denies the FTC these powers and denies consumers the protections that come with them. That’s because the law makes clear that the FTC doesn’t have jurisdiction over “common carriers,” which is what broadband providers would become under the president’s plan.

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Contrary to popular belief, Net Neutrality is an easy vehicle for corporate cronyism and government-aided monopolies.  It will not “fix” the internet because the internet isn’t broken to begin with.  

If you have a problem with your internet provider (say, Comcast perhaps), that’s understandable.  There are other options available to you on the market already.  Getting big government involved and expecting that to solve your problems is total insanity. 

It’s a shame how many of us have forgotten the lives lost in the struggle for Sikhi. I see Merry Christmas on every Punjabi’s status but what about the Shotay Sahib Zadai? A panth that forgets its past can and never will excel. Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s children gave their lives so that Hindus and Sikhs could practice their religion freely in India but how many of you know that? Or how many of you remember? Simply put, how many of you still care?
Demagoji Ne Demek? Demagoji Nedir? Ne Demek?

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Demagoji Ne Demek? Demagoji Nedir?

Demagoji ne demek? Demagoji nedir?

Fransızca kökenli demagoji kelimesi Türkçede laf cambazlığı anlamına karşılık gelir. Bir olayı çarpıtarak, abartarak, ajite ederek yansıtmak demagojinin dilini kullanmak anlamına gelir. Demagojiyi kullanım amacına göre ele alacak olursak ikna etmeye yönelik bir iletişim yöntemi olduğunu görebilirsiniz. Tabi demagojinin dilini kullanan bir kimseye bunu kabul ettiremezsiniz. Yaptığı demagojinin farkında da olsa bunu inkar edecektir. Çünkü amaç aracı aşmıştır. Yani ikna etmek kaygısıyla demagoji yapmayı, çarpıtmayı kendisi için meşrulaştırmıştır. Bu kelimeye “demagoji yapma” şeklinde sıkça rastlamak mümkündür.


90s icon cited as justification for tax-payer subsidized Internet

The Federal Communication Commission’s newly-released Net Neutrality regulations cite music icon MC Hammer as justification for implementing taxpayer-subsidized Internet.

Arguing for the need to subsidize home Internet access for needy families, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn labeled the Lifeline Assistance Program, which provides Obamaphones, an outdated relic.

“I have… been vocal about my call to modernize the Lifeline program, which has been stuck in an MC Hammer, parachute-pants time warp since 1985,” Clyburn argued in the FCC’s 400-page order.

As noted by FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, expanding the Lifeline program would be financially painful for America.

“That won’t come cheap,” Pai said in his dissent to the FCC’s new Internet regulations. “In order to provide discounted broadband service to millions of Americans, the FCC will have to find the money somewhere. With this Order, that somewhere is your wallet. So when it comes to broadband, read my lips: More new taxes are coming. It’s just a matter of when.”

Furthermore, Clyburn’s reference to Hammer’s single “U Can’t Touch This,” which solidified the parachute pant meme, is erroneous as the song hit US airwaves in April 1990.

Ironically, the government bureaucracy that aims to regulate the free internet as we know it can’t even get the details of an MC Hammer song right.

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Sadece sevgiyi bekleyip duran o aptal insan, en çok sana iyi geceler olsun. Sanma yalnız olduğunu ya da var git yalnız yürü, yürümeyenler arkanda boş sokaklar gibi kalsın.

Potential for bipartisan net neutrality bill emerges in U.S. Congress

Potential for bipartisan net neutrality bill emerges in U.S. Congress

[cfsp key=”adsense_336x280″]”Both political parties have a major reason to seek a permanent legislative solution after the Federal Communications Commission last month enacted tough new regulations for online traffic,” Jim Puzzanghera reports for The Los Angeles Times.

“Leading Republicans want to limit the broad authority the FCC asserted to police broadband after classifying it as a more highly…

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