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(The Daily Caller)   Republicans are making plans to become the champions of internet freedom. Free porn for EVERYONE   (dailycaller.com) divider line 137
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2012-08-25 08:28:06 AM
Let me guess: you'll be free to do anything they think is acceptable to a Christian. And corporations are free to do whatever they like.
 
2012-08-25 08:34:55 AM
Freedom for big corps, not you citizen.
 
2012-08-25 08:55:50 AM
Republicans? No thanks, I'm not into the gay porn. NTTAWWT
 
2012-08-25 09:01:01 AM
Ah, more "net neutrality" = political censorship stupidity. You'd think that, given how Republicans feel beset on all sides by sites like Fark refusing to allow ANY bad things to be said about ANY liberal they'd be for their retarded interpretation of net neutrality.
 
2012-08-25 09:04:22 AM
let me guess, since we're talking republicans and the daily caller, i'm guessing the reality is the opposite of the headline, right?
 
2012-08-25 09:07:48 AM
GOP. its really easy.

• Dump the neoconservative foreign policy. (See Reagan for details)
• Dump blind allegiance to "market fundamentalism." (see Stiglitz for details)
• Reboot.
 
2012-08-25 09:08:14 AM
Anytime a conservative uses the word Freedom, he usually means something else.
 
2012-08-25 09:15:23 AM

edmo: Anytime a conservative uses the word Freedom, he usually means something else.


But at least they're low-key about it.
 
2012-08-25 09:19:59 AM

edmo: Anytime a conservative uses the word Freedom, he usually means something else.


Freedom to discriminate, freedom to teach myth as fact, freedom to pollute, freedom to rake over consumers with no recourse.

Also odd that the phrase "Net Neutrality" is not mentioned. Nice propaganda piece you got there.
 
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2012-08-25 09:29:16 AM

Sybarite: Republicans? No thanks, I'm not into the gay porn. NTTAWWT


Beat me to it.
 
2012-08-25 09:45:41 AM
"We will ensure that personal data receives full constitutional protection from government overreach and that individuals retain the right to control the use of their data by third parties," it said.

Bull. Farking. Shiat.
 
2012-08-25 09:58:55 AM

NutWrench: "We will ensure that personal data receives full constitutional protection from government overreach and that individuals retain the right to control the use of their data by third parties," it said.

Bull. Farking. Shiat.


They believe corporations are people.

Recalculate and reassess what they mean.
 
2012-08-25 10:03:52 AM
Republican idea of freedom: Sell it to businesses and let them rape their customers as every business inevitably does.
 
2012-08-25 10:06:26 AM
Oh, I already figured they were talking about corporations. It's the way they abuse common-sense terms like "personal data" and "individuals" to imply that they're talking about regular folks that I find so annoying.
 
2012-08-25 10:18:31 AM

GAT_00: Republican idea of freedom: Sell it to businesses and let them rape their customers as every business inevitably does.


Nonsense. Customers' spastic intertubes will shut that down.
 
2012-08-25 10:32:48 AM

GAT_00: Republican idea of freedom: Sell it to businesses and let them rape their customers as every business inevitably does.


rather crudely put, but essentially correct. I don't trust the GOP to reign in out of control corporations from quashing anything they don't like. one thing we never want to see is a 'tiered internet'. that'd be the end of online freedom...and if it's done by corporations then hey, it's entirely constitutional.
 
2012-08-25 10:50:46 AM

vygramul: NutWrench: "We will ensure that personal data receives full constitutional protection from government overreach and that individuals retain the right to control the use of their data by third parties," it said.

Bull. Farking. Shiat.

They believe corporations are people.

Recalculate and reassess what they mean.


Yeah, THAT makes more sense
 
2012-08-25 10:58:00 AM

Weaver95: GAT_00: Republican idea of freedom: Sell it to businesses and let them rape their customers as every business inevitably does.

rather crudely put, but essentially correct. I don't trust the GOP to reign in out of control corporations from quashing anything they don't like. one thing we never want to see is a 'tiered internet'. that'd be the end of online freedom...and if it's done by corporations then hey, it's entirely constitutional.


I don't trust businesses, period. That's why I think they should be regulated well. There's no such thing as a business that doesn't screw over people, only ones that haven't yet. And I think that way because a business is inherently unethical. You simply can't be ethical and do what a business is for: make money. Once a corporation becomes public, it's a guarantee, because now they have shareholders who demand profit above all else.

Well, I suppose there are a few that never do, but that's because they're driven out by megacorporations into bankruptcy.
 
2012-08-25 11:00:15 AM
Free porn for EVERYONE

And that sounds good until you find out it's Ayn Rand porn.
 
2012-08-25 11:16:55 AM
I already have more free porn than I can keep up with.
And believe me, I'm trying.

/free-dumb from O-ppression!
 
2012-08-25 11:19:21 AM

PreMortem: Freedom for big corps, not you citizen.


Big Christian Corporations, like the kind you see in church every Sunday, like the kind that takes your parking space at the church every Sunday and hogs the holy water and steals your bible when you leave to go to the bathroom.
 
2012-08-25 11:19:24 AM

edmo: Anytime a conservative uses the word Freedom, he usually means something else.


What it usually means is "freedom for the corporations to fark you".
 
2012-08-25 11:21:08 AM
Right, I'll believe that when monkeys fly out of my ass.
 
2012-08-25 11:22:32 AM
and those Big Christian Corporations that fart two rows ahead and the reason they call it a pew.
 
2012-08-25 11:24:23 AM

vygramul: Ah, more "net neutrality" = political censorship stupidity. You'd think that, given how Republicans feel beset on all sides by sites like Fark refusing to allow ANY bad things to be said about ANY liberal they'd be for their retarded interpretation of net neutrality.


lolwut?
 
2012-08-25 11:26:51 AM

PreMortem: Freedom for big corps, not you citizen.


blessthe40oz.com
 
2012-08-25 11:27:10 AM

St_Francis_P: Free porn for EVERYONE

And that sounds good until you find out it's Ayn Rand porn.


Masochism and Sadism are types of porn
 
2012-08-25 11:27:47 AM

GAT_00: Republican idea of freedom: Sell it to businesses and let them rape their customers as every business inevitably does.


Keep oppression in the Private Sector!
 
2012-08-25 11:29:04 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: GAT_00: Republican idea of freedom: Sell it to businesses and let them rape their customers as every business inevitably does.

Keep oppression in the Private Sector!


But hey, at least taxes would be low.



For the rich.
 
2012-08-25 11:29:48 AM
Thank Ron Paul. He has had a big influence on the platform. The country club Republicans would just like to be the ones to regulate the internet.
 
2012-08-25 11:31:31 AM
daily caller and double speak so no surprises but why the plank? who is the RNC trying to appeal to with this?
 
2012-08-25 11:31:45 AM

badhatharry: Thank Ron Paul. He has had a big influence on the platform. The country club Republicans would just like to be the ones to regulate the internet.


They have to figure out what it is first.
 
2012-08-25 11:33:55 AM

GAT_00: I don't trust businesses, period. That's why I think they should be regulated well. There's no such thing as a business that doesn't screw over people, only ones that haven't yet. And I think that way because a business is inherently unethical. You simply can't be ethical and do what a business is for: make money. Once a corporation becomes public, it's a guarantee, because now they have shareholders who demand profit above all else.


Your newsletter. I'll subscribe.
 
2012-08-25 11:34:04 AM
They're also planning on adding a new domain extension. You can read about it more at www.gop.rape
 
2012-08-25 11:34:05 AM
They're fighting against net neutrality.

They want your Internet provider to be free to sell your bandwidth to the highest bidder.

For example, without net neutrality, Comcast (part owner of NBC), could block or slow down your home access to ABC-Disney sites.

That is what net neutrality is about, and anyone fighting it is doing so to favor their big-money donors.
 
2012-08-25 11:34:20 AM

SilentStrider: Lenny_da_Hog: GAT_00: Republican idea of freedom: Sell it to businesses and let them rape their customers as every business inevitably does.

Keep oppression in the Private Sector!

But hey, at least taxes would be low.



For the rich.


THIS
 
2012-08-25 11:34:34 AM

Curious: daily caller and double speak so no surprises but why the plank? who is the RNC trying to appeal to with this?


FW: FW: FW: FW: FW:.....
 
2012-08-25 11:34:37 AM

Curious: daily caller and double speak so no surprises but why the plank? who is the RNC trying to appeal to with this?


They may think they're throwing a bone to the Paulites since they recently sold out.
 
2012-08-25 11:34:59 AM

Methadone Girls: badhatharry: Thank Ron Paul. He has had a big influence on the platform. The country club Republicans would just like to be the ones to regulate the internet.

They have to figure out what it is first.


It's a series of tu......

Ahh fark it. I still can't even get through that line without giggling.
 
2012-08-25 11:35:12 AM

GAT_00: Weaver95: GAT_00: Republican idea of freedom: Sell it to businesses and let them rape their customers as every business inevitably does.

rather crudely put, but essentially correct. I don't trust the GOP to reign in out of control corporations from quashing anything they don't like. one thing we never want to see is a 'tiered internet'. that'd be the end of online freedom...and if it's done by corporations then hey, it's entirely constitutional.

I don't trust businesses, period. That's why I think they should be regulated well. There's no such thing as a business that doesn't screw over people, only ones that haven't yet. And I think that way because a business is inherently unethical. You simply can't be ethical and do what a business is for: make money. Once a corporation becomes public, it's a guarantee, because now they have shareholders who demand profit above all else.

Well, I suppose there are a few that never do, but that's because they're driven out by megacorporations into bankruptcy.


not that corporations don't have their uses...but yes, they are a necessary evil. emphasis on the 'evil' part - don't trust them, watch them, and dear gods don't ever let them dictate public policy! But don't eliminate them, because they can get things done that are difficult for governments to accomplish. not to mention the fact that if you're going to be a free country, you kinda have to let people do things that you don't like. so the evangelical nutballs have to tolerate pagans and muslims while the left wing activist types have to tolerate the existence of corporate america.
 
2012-08-25 11:39:05 AM
The language the article is using to describe their stance is pretty shady. No mention of net neutrality, seems like the opposite actually, freedom for businesses, not consumers.
 
2012-08-25 11:41:22 AM

birchman: The language the article is using to describe their stance is pretty shady. No mention of net neutrality, seems like the opposite actually, freedom for businesses, not consumers.


to the Republicans, that IS freedom - allowing corporations to run the internet any way they want IS the GOP definition of 'internet freedom'. which, of course, would screw over you and me. But we don't really matter in any of these discussions. we're not rich, we're not powerful. our concerns? not important enough to be considered.
 
2012-08-25 11:41:52 AM
There are people who believe that bullshiat and there are people who know what they're talking about. There is no intersection between the two sets.
 
2012-08-25 11:46:13 AM

birchman: The language the article is using to describe their stance is pretty shady. No mention of net neutrality, seems like the opposite actually, freedom for businesses, not consumers.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-25 11:51:44 AM
sunnywholesale.com

What a country!
 
2012-08-25 11:55:26 AM

Weaver95: birchman: The language the article is using to describe their stance is pretty shady. No mention of net neutrality, seems like the opposite actually, freedom for businesses, not consumers.

to the Republicans, that IS freedom - allowing corporations to run the internet any way they want IS the GOP definition of 'internet freedom'. which, of course, would screw over you and me. But we don't really matter in any of these discussions. we're not rich, we're not powerful. our concerns? not important enough to be considered.


Welcome to the GOP's 1984....war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength.
 
2012-08-25 11:56:48 AM
...remove regulatory barriers that protect outdated technologies and business plans from innovation and competition....

I read that as "screw net neutrality" as written by an ad agency.
 
2012-08-25 11:58:56 AM
Liberals believe some really stupid stuff.

If only the government had control to make private companies give us stuff. Imagine all the stuff we are missing because the government isn't telling these tech companies how to run their businesses. Things would be so great if only the government controlled how the internet works.
 
2012-08-25 11:59:58 AM
I'll wait to see the final draft and what actually passes before I know my level of outrage or acceptance.

Knowing the Republicans though, it is likely going to be one that allows each ISP to restrict access as it wants based on 'religious freedom', while also continuing the practice of monopolies enforced by local governments.

As the term 'Net Neutrality' can mean many things to many people, here is a Wiki page on it.

I have little problem with an ISP charging based on the amount of data used, so long as it is neutral regarding the content of that data. Charge me by the GB? Sure, no problem, so long as it is a charge based on reality, and not the insanity the mobile companies charge. Charge me based on content? Fark you. Whether I stream Netflix, porn, share files, or run a political blog from a home server, should make no difference.

What I really want to see is elimination of local monopolies. Cable-Vision, Comcast, Time-Warner, the local TelCo, etc, would all be treating customers better if the customers had a way of cancelling service and swapping to a competitor without notice. In most areas you are lucky if you have one ISP offering broadband. In many areas it is dial-up only. If you are lucky to have more than one broadband provider, your choice is typically between a CableCo and a TelCo, both heavily regulated and monopolistic in their policies.

Get rid of the monopolies and regulate what minimum treatment of customers can be, to reduce and punish abusive policies, and let competition drive improvements.

This is also why ATT and Verizon are not competing with each other over their home fiber services, (U-verse, FiOS) they hate competition.

This is why Google fiber is such an important experiment. It brings the possibility of competition to a local market.
 
2012-08-25 12:01:05 PM

badhatharry: Liberals believe some really stupid stuff.

If only the government had control to make private companies give us stuff. Imagine all the stuff we are missing because the government isn't telling these tech companies how to run their businesses. Things would be so great if only the government controlled how the internet works.


You believe some really stupid stuff about what liberals believe.
 
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