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Re: FCC and Net Neutrality

Post by Moliere » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:28 pm

Ron Swanson Slams Fan Ajit Pai Over ‘Duplicitous Handling of the Net Neutrality Issue’
Dear @AjitPaiFCC , I noticed your Pyramid of Greatness and thought it felt strange in your office, given your stance. So I went to see Ron Swanson to ask if he'd care to weigh in & he dictated the below to me

"I'm flattered that my pyramid of greatness has inspired you. I will remind you that the top category is Honor. Sadly, based on your duplicitous handling of the net neutrality issue, and the way you are willfully ignoring the public you claim to serve, I feel you may need that term defined. Which means, of course, that you don't have it."
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Post by Daehawk » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:04 pm

If they change the net here because of the morons running this country and make the net tiered or charge for each thing or cap my data Im simply going to cancel my net service completely. When I do I guess that will force me to give up gaming but Im not going to be reamed by that stupid Ajit Pai at the FCC or the orange turd.

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Post by stessier » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:53 pm

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If they change the net here because of the morons running this country and make the net tiered or charge for each thing or cap my data Im simply going to cancel my net service completely. When I do I guess that will force me to give up gaming but Im not going to be reamed by that stupid Ajit Pai at the FCC or the orange turd.
You're on Charter right? As part of their merger agreement, they can't impkse data caps for 7 years...well, six more now. So you have that going for you.
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Re: FCC and Net Neutrality

Post by malchior » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:35 pm

Officially dead - I'm pretty sure this is going to end up in a series of court challenges but in the meantime we will have to see how quickly this repeal changes the environment.

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Post by Kraken » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:05 pm

The telecoms won't do anything threatening until they're confident that Congress and/or the courts won't act. This really ought to be legislated anyway -- control of the FCC changes hands too frequently.

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Post by Holman » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:43 pm

Oh, and this:
That's the Daily Caller staff there being all hip and ironic with the Harlem Shake (a meme from 200 years ago) as an example of "what you can still do on the internet" after Pai kills Net Neutrality.
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I wonder if they paid the pizzagater in cheese pizza.
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Post by Daehawk » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:53 pm

Our leaders are stupid and repugnant.
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Not leaders; rulers. They have no regard for our approval or best interests and they face no consequences.

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Post by malchior » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:17 am

No no there will be a Dem wave and they'll take back power. They'll flip back a bunch of the policies. The benchmark state for a stable 1st world nation is constantly shifting policy priorities.

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Post by Carpet_pissr » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:39 am

Just looking up my name on that list showed this, right off the bat. See anything that seems a little off (Read details starting with the second entry)? :x

My first thought was: ok, calm down. This is likely a copy and pasted script coming from an activist site - pretty common for activists to give scripts to use for comments, or messages to leave senators, etc, to be as effective as possible. Then I wondered what non-ISP citizen would be so interested in OPPOSING net neutrality that they would do this? Thanks, Citizens United! I guess it's just Citizens AT&T, TWC, Verizon, et al, doing their free speech thing! Proceed.

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Post by Paingod » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:24 am

By "that list" of course, you mean this site?

I found a lot of my own name, but with different locations. Some were copies and pastes of the same comments. I can't say with certainty that they're not different people sharing my name, but the comments I checked were all against destroying Net Neutrality, not for it.
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Post by stessier » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:30 am

I had the same thing. My name is not that unique, but I think there were 7 postings and all used the same wording. I can't say that is unusual, though, if there was a form letter circulated by people against Net Neutrality. So curious, in my case, but not conclusive.
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:33 am

I would love to see an interview with a non-company "person" that is anti net neutrality.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:38 am

Thanks, Ted.



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And, of course, the last 12 years of corporate shenanigans.
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Post by stessier » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:46 am

Informed Observer: Since that rule was implemented in 2015, Cable companies' infrastructure investments have continued to increase year over year while pledges to not prioritize traffic were commonplace. Since the new rule has passed, both Comcast and Verizon have removed all traces of these pledges.

Ignorant Senators: Uh, never mind.
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Post by Enough » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:45 pm

Proof positive that Trump is rotting the brains of the Republican party. Snowflakes? What decorum for a senator, omg.
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Re: FCC and Net Neutrality

Post by GreenGoo » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:18 pm

Enough wrote:
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Proof positive that Trump is rotting the brains of the Republican party. Snowflakes? What decorum for a senator, omg.
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Post by YellowKing » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:40 pm

Just another example of the kindergarten philosophy of the modern GOP. If they can't win an argument through logic, they resort to branding. The term "snowflake," rather than being insulting, shows their own ignorance. They can't process complex social issues, so everything has to be turned into meme level vocabulary they can understand. I guess when your President has the brainpower of a hungry toddler, you have no choice but to stoop to his level.

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Post by Daehawk » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:48 pm

First why is it we allow a former big company lawyer to run a government agency policing big companies? And second why is it ok for this idiot government employee to dress like Santa and play with toys in videos? WTF !????

These people should all be in prison.
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Post by Max Peck » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:12 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:
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Thanks, Ted.



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And, of course, the last 12 years of corporate shenanigans.
FFS Ted. A snowflake is someone who thinks they're special and unique. When you're pigeon-holing someone as overly sensitive, you refer to them as a delicate flower or a buttercup. And if they just have stupid ideas, they're a flake. Period. It has nothing to do with snow. It's no wonder that you're not President, with these weakass randomly selected insults.
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Post by Pyperkub » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:57 pm

malchior wrote:No no there will be a Dem wave and they'll take back power. They'll flip back a bunch of the policies. The benchmark state for a stable 1st world nation is constantly shifting policy priorities.
Yes, except for the flip back policies. The dumpster fire that the economy will become will be the priority (again).
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Post by Paingod » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:05 pm

Moliere wrote:
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Ted Cruz v. Mark Hamill
While I applaud Mark for jabbing a politician that he caught attention from, he could have done so much more with that than throw an insult back. He could have said anything from "On that count, you're wrong. Vader would have squashed Net Neutrality, letting his Empire cronies listen in to every Rebel transmission and creating catastrophic delays in communications that hamstrung their efforts. Net Neutrality would stop the Empire from controlling traffic for their own benefit."
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I'm beginning to think Ted Cruz is a poor man's Ann Coulter, a polemicist, but not a very good one.

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Post by Smoove_B » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:49 pm

Just what we need:
This idea to reclassify smartphone data as broadband was first proposed in August, but with the net neutrality repeal out of the way, the FCC is expected to vote on the proposal by February 3. Currently, the FCC defines broadband connection as 25Mbps download speeds and 3Mbps upload speeds minimum. The new proposal would keep these minimums in place for fixed wireline broadband but also expand the definition to include cell phone data coverage.
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Is the implication that your horrendous situation would qualify as “Super A Terrific Broadband” because there’s a nearby LTE tower?


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Post by Max Peck » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:18 pm

It's almost as if Ajit Pai literally hates America.
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Post by Smoove_B » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:09 pm

RunningMn9 wrote:
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Is the implication that your horrendous situation would qualify as “Super A Terrific Broadband” because there’s a nearby LTE tower?
Exactly. No need to invest in wired infrastructure in rural America because everyone can play Words with Friends on their iPhones. Or apparently download and play the Witcher 3 while three people in my house simultaneously watch two HD movies on Netflix.

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Post by RunningMn9 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:55 am

Smoove_B wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:09 pm
RunningMn9 wrote:
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Is the implication that your horrendous situation would qualify as “Super A Terrific Broadband” because there’s a nearby LTE tower?
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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:19 pm

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A Senate bill that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to repeal net neutrality received its 30th co-sponsor on Monday, ensuring it will receive a vote on the Senate floor.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) announced her support for the bill on Twitter, putting it over the top of a procedural requirement to bypass committee approval.

The bill, which is being pushed by Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), would use Congress’s authority under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to reverse the FCC’s rollback of its popular net neutrality rules.
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Under the CRA, if a joint resolution of disapproval bill has enough support it can bypass committee review and be fast-tracked to a floor vote. If the bill is passed and signed into law, it would vacate the FCC's vote last month and prohibit the agency from ever trying to repeal the rules in the future.
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Post by stessier » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:38 pm

It's a nice gesture, but there is no way it's getting through the House and if it did, there's no way Trump doesn't veto it. Which is sad.
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Post by Defiant » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:12 pm

stessier wrote:
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It's a nice gesture, but there is no way it's getting through the House and if it did, there's no way Trump doesn't veto it. Which is sad.
Yeah, but it gets them on record, which is something.

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Post by Paingod » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:45 pm

Whopper Neutrality. Teaching people about Net Neutrality with real-world situations that they can grasp.

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Post by Remus West » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:19 pm

I do not have the words to express the level of disappointment I feel that YK did not post that. :lol:
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Post by stessier » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:41 pm

That was pretty good.
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Post by El Guapo » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:08 pm

The King with Ajai's stupid oversized Reese's mug was a nice touch at the end.

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