Skip to comments.Wave goodbye to Internet freedom
Posted on 12/04/2010 1:37:27 PM PST by Graneros
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is poised to add the Internet to its portfolio of regulated industries. The agency's chairman, Julius Genachowski, announced Wednesday that he circulated draft rules he says will "preserve the freedom and openness of the Internet." No statement could better reflect the gulf between the rhetoric and the reality of Obama administration policies.
With a straight face, Mr. Genachowski suggested that government red tape will increase the "freedom" of online services that have flourished because bureaucratic busybodies have been blocked from tinkering with the Web. Ordinarily, it would be appropriate at this point to supply an example from the proposed regulations illustrating the problem. Mr. Genachowski's draft document has over 550 footnotes and is stamped "non-public, for internal use only" to ensure nobody outside the agency sees it until the rules are approved in a scheduled Dec. 21 vote. So much for "openness."
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Freepers howling for Julian Assange's head and the dismantling of Wikileaks had better think again. If the FCC or any other agency brings down Wikileaks for printing the truth they'll have no problem getting rid of Rush, Fox News, or any website they deem subversive and yes that will include Free Republic.
Herr Goebbels' spirit is alive and well in the USA.
The House should bring this dick head Genachowski in for waterboarding first chance.
the fcc is another puppet...
None of FR, Fox, Rush have gone and spied out classified or secret diplomatic documents, nor have they ever shown signs of caring to do so. If repercussions cannot be brought upon an out and out spy who uses the internet as his bulletin board, whom can they be brought upon?
The real enemy of the administration:
The house should water-board themselves then shoot themselves.
The New House the present morons are in bed with the nitwit in chief.
The FCC is among my top 10 list of federal agencies that need their budgets slashed so hard that they can’t afford to function. We now control the purse strings and we made it clear that reducing the size of government was a top priority so get ready to start cutting where it counts.
“The House should bring this dick head Genachowski in for waterboarding first chance.”
Agreed. Heck, I already wanted to see them hung from a lamppost for imposing digital TV on us.
I tell you, the so-called do-gooders in government have been doing nothing but make our lives as irritating as possible. They junk a TV system that had worked perfectly fine for decades so cell-phone companies could have more bandwidth, they want to force crappy, mercury-filled light bulbs on us, low-flush toilets that don’t actually save any water, and now they think they can impose Chinese-style internet censoring?
From past palaver about this matter, it looks like it is a looie libertarian push to ban ISPs from furnishing cut-rate premium content associated with themselves which other ISP customers would have to pay the full rate to get. If this is being pushed to an out-and-out viewpoint discrimination, I’d think this would go to the USSC as a First Amendment case pretty quick.
I am 68 a lot of my friends have passed, this is a temporary and disturbing part of life, my goal is to live long enough to see these people brought down.
Start calling members of the new Congress 24/7 demanding they do something about the current police state!
When they are finished, the only “freedom” left will be the “freedom” to be a pervert of one variety or another.
There needs to be tea parties being held this month and continually throughout the year, both to keep the pressure up and to find candidates to take the reigns of power from establishment Republicans.
Wickileaks is already down, and Assauge has an arrest warrant issued by Interpol.
I'm 47 and can say the same thing.
A federal court already has ruled that the FCC does not have authority to do this. The new Congress should reverse this ASAP and start budget cuts with the FCC.
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