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(Yahoo)   Greatest congresswoman ever proposes "the Global Free Internet Act" which is designed to protect the Internet from laws passed by people who have no freaking clue how the Internet works   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 44
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2012-09-28 12:42:51 PM  
You mean like "those people"?
 
2012-09-28 01:03:46 PM  
It's like a bunch of tubes. Next question?
 
2012-09-28 01:05:10 PM  

Odd Bird: It's like a bunch of tubes. Next question?


Seems more like a dump truck.
 
2012-09-28 01:06:13 PM  

Odd Bird: It's like a bunch of tubes. Next question?


so joe the plumber is appointed for the task?
 
2012-09-28 01:22:51 PM  
without looking, I will guess not-republican.
 
2012-09-28 01:24:53 PM  
Wait, a law that makes sense for keeping the internet from being tinkered with by Congress?

Too bad they'll throw her out of office soon, having a functional brain and able to grasp at logical concepts is not something the others will put up with.
 
2012-09-28 01:25:07 PM  
TFA: bill introduced last Friday by Lofgren that would create a task force...

Limiting government? You're doing it wrong.

How about a simple constitutional amendment that starts "Congress shall make no law" ...? Those seem to work as intended most of the time.
 
2012-09-28 01:30:32 PM  
I have to admit that watching shuffling old farts trying to figure out how to pass regulatory rules for an internet they clearly don't understand has given me a certain level of empathy for other industries that are regulated.
 
2012-09-28 01:32:17 PM  

DECMATH: TFA: bill introduced last Friday by Lofgren that would create a task force...

Limiting government? You're doing it wrong.

How about a simple constitutional amendment that starts "Congress shall make no law" ...? Those seem to work as intended most of the time.


This.

Although I appreciate her effort/stance.
 
2012-09-28 01:33:06 PM  
as long as it entails me getting free movies and music, i'm good
 
2012-09-28 01:39:41 PM  
Why limit yourself to earth? Let's name it the Universal Free Internet Act.
 
2012-09-28 01:43:53 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Odd Bird: It's like a bunch of tubes. Next question?

Seems more like a dump truck.


You're in the Politics tab.
 
2012-09-28 01:46:35 PM  
"Global" Free Internet Act doesn't go far enough.

I say make it the Universal Free Internet Act!
 
2012-09-28 01:47:41 PM  

moof: Why limit yourself to earth? Let's name it the Universal Free Internet Act.


Ahhhhhhhh dammit. I can't even pretend you posted that while I was typing mine, I just flat out missed it.
 
2012-09-28 01:50:34 PM  
Yeah a task force with power over internet related matters created by congress would never go wrong and become a bloated bureaucracy that can be bribed by certain people who would like to see their wishes prevail. Perhaps well intentioned but if created it would lead to more direct control and censorship, and perhaps that's the plan, my tin foil hat says. Yeah that's right, my tin foil hat talks.
 
2012-09-28 01:57:32 PM  

DECMATH: TFA: bill introduced last Friday by Lofgren that would create a task force...

Limiting government? You're doing it wrong.

How about a simple constitutional amendment that starts "Congress shall make no law" ...? Those seem to work as intended most of the time.


Difficulty -- getting 290 Representatives and 67 Senators, or the legislatures of 34 states, to propose such an amendment.

Difficulty #2 -- getting either the people or the legislatures of 38 states to vote in favor of the amendment.
 
2012-09-28 02:03:27 PM  
I don't see anything in this bill that gives the task force power to stop legislation.
 
2012-09-28 02:24:10 PM  

Slaxl: Yeah a task force with power over internet related matters created by congress would never go wrong and become a bloated bureaucracy that can be bribed by certain people who would like to see their wishes prevail. Perhaps well intentioned but if created it would lead to more direct control and censorship, and perhaps that's the plan, my tin foil hat says. Yeah that's right, my tin foil hat talks.


You've just seen too many political thrillers. Shut the fark up and eat your oatmeal.
 
2012-09-28 02:46:01 PM  
She has posted it on her Facebook page, and is asking for comments on her proposal.
 
2012-09-28 02:55:26 PM  
This should be a principle on ALL laws.


I'm tired of being represented by ignorant shiats
Give me SME's who clean up well.
 
2012-09-28 03:02:33 PM  
Nah, some dickhead will re-write everything in committee.
Making it the Universal Free Internet Act.
 
2012-09-28 03:50:43 PM  

Miss Stein: She has posted it on her Facebook page, and is asking for comments on her proposal.


Christ on crutches. I had no previous plans.
[bookmark]
I'm getting a case of beer and now I have a mission.
thank you,
 
2012-09-28 04:48:05 PM  

Slaxl: Yeah a task force with power over internet related matters created by congress would never go wrong and become a bloated bureaucracy that can be bribed by certain people who would like to see their wishes prevail. Perhaps well intentioned but if created it would lead to more direct control and censorship, and perhaps that's the plan, my tin foil hat says. Yeah that's right, my tin foil hat talks.


More likely something relatively toothless and ineffectual, like the EPA.
 
2012-09-28 04:55:10 PM  
Why does this have the "dumbass" tag?
 
2012-09-28 05:31:46 PM  

Glitchwerks: Why does this have the "dumbass" tag?


It's for subby.
 
2012-09-28 06:12:00 PM  
you know... I basically have no respect for california beyond her natural qualities, but that's twice this century that a house representative from california has done something sensible.

/ the first time was when a lady representative from california voted against going to war in iraq/afganistan. as far as I know, she was the only person in congress (house or senate) to vote against the war. but, i don't remember her name.
 
2012-09-28 06:42:13 PM  
They have the best intentions....

...This wont turn out well.
 
2012-09-28 07:34:48 PM  

DECMATH: TFA: bill introduced last Friday by Lofgren that would create a task force...

Limiting government? You're doing it wrong.

How about a simple constitutional amendment that starts "Congress shall make no law" ...? Those seem to work as intended most of the time.


No kidding. I would vote for that amendment. Next one should be a balanced budget amendment.
 
2012-09-28 07:51:35 PM  

Aikidogamer: DECMATH: TFA: bill introduced last Friday by Lofgren that would create a task force...

Limiting government? You're doing it wrong.

How about a simple constitutional amendment that starts "Congress shall make no law" ...? Those seem to work as intended most of the time.

No kidding. I would vote for that amendment. Next one should be a balanced budget amendment.


The fact that they are talking about making it part of the Constitution that the government has to operate with a balanced budget shows how retarded and utterly lacking in common sense they are already. And by that, they prove their incompetence.
 
2012-09-28 07:54:42 PM  

Glitchwerks: Why does this have the "dumbass" tag?


I have absolutely no idea. I'm guessing subby is a waterboy for his party, disagreeing with something just because a Republican proposed it.

So many pathetic little people here, who have no free will to have an opinion outside of their party's stance.
 
2012-09-28 08:20:32 PM  

uber humper: I have absolutely no idea. I'm guessing subby is a waterboy for his party, disagreeing with something just because a Republican proposed it.

House Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)


Yes. that must be it.
 
2012-09-28 09:49:47 PM  

Saberus Terras: Aikidogamer: DECMATH: TFA: bill introduced last Friday by Lofgren that would create a task force...

Limiting government? You're doing it wrong.

How about a simple constitutional amendment that starts "Congress shall make no law" ...? Those seem to work as intended most of the time.

No kidding. I would vote for that amendment. Next one should be a balanced budget amendment.

The fact that they are talking about making it part of the Constitution that the government has to operate with a balanced budget shows how retarded and utterly lacking in common sense they are already. And by that, they prove their incompetence.


Well, yes, they are ...so are you for it or not?
 
2012-09-28 10:57:10 PM  
I want one and only one law on the internet: "Submitters shall make no allegation of hotness unless there is actual hotness. "
 
2012-09-28 11:29:50 PM  

DECMATH: TFA: bill introduced last Friday by Lofgren that would create a task force...

Limiting government? You're doing it wrong.

How about a simple constitutional amendment that starts "Congress shall make no law" ...? Those seem to work as intended most of the time.


There is no such thing as a simple constitutional amendment in today's political climate. We all know there's 0% chance of it even coming close. Beyond that, any regular federal law would have no power to bind Congress. A task force dedicated to advocating for less government interference in the internet isn't perfect, but it's a better and more effective solution than a non-binding law, and far more plausible than an amendment.
 
2012-09-29 01:51:19 AM  
just checked her out...she is the rep from San Jose.
She knows what the hell she is talking about.
/San jose= sillicon valley (somewhat)
 
2012-09-29 03:08:53 AM  

pute kisses like a man: you know... I basically have no respect for california beyond her natural qualities, but that's twice this century that a house representative from california has done something sensible.

/ the first time was when a lady representative from california voted against going to war in iraq/afganistan. as far as I know, she was the only person in congress (house or senate) to vote against the war. but, i don't remember her name.


Way to rewrite history with a sweeping BSABSVR. The Iraq War was a Republican war, voted for mostly by Republican chickenhawk pussies, who were tricked by Republican administration lies, cheered on by mouth-breathing Republican voters, and charged on our credit card with Republican tax cuts.

* 126 (61%) of 208 Democratic Representatives voted against the Iraq War resolution.
* 21 (42%) of 50 Democratic senators voted against the Iraq War resolution.

* 1 (2%) of 49 Republican senators voted against the Iraq War resolution.
* 6 (<3%) of 223 Republican Representatives voted against the Iraq War resolution.


On the off chance you are genuinely mistaken (fat chance, I think I've seen your drivel before on the politics tab), you are probably thinking of this:

The Lee Amendment

Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to have the United States work through the United Nations to seek to resolve the matterof ensuring that Iraq is not developing weapons of mass destruction, through mechanisms such as the resumption of weapons inspections, negotiation, enquiry, mediation, regional arrangements, and other peaceful means.

Sponsored by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA).

Source
 
2012-09-29 09:07:38 AM  

Aikidogamer: Saberus Terras: Aikidogamer: DECMATH: TFA: bill introduced last Friday by Lofgren that would create a task force...

Limiting government? You're doing it wrong.

How about a simple constitutional amendment that starts "Congress shall make no law" ...? Those seem to work as intended most of the time.

No kidding. I would vote for that amendment. Next one should be a balanced budget amendment.

The fact that they are talking about making it part of the Constitution that the government has to operate with a balanced budget shows how retarded and utterly lacking in common sense they are already. And by that, they prove their incompetence.

Well, yes, they are ...so are you for it or not?


At this point, sense they seem to require a rule for it, yes. Congress needs to spend within their means, just like the rest of us. Most of the population can't just give themselves a blank check to make up for our financial shortfalls, because when J.Q. Taxpayer tries that, it's called fraud.
 
2012-09-29 09:09:07 AM  

Saberus Terras: At this point, since they seem to require a rule for it, yes. Congress needs to spend within their means, just like the rest of us. Most of the population can't just give themselves a blank check to make up for our financial shortfalls, because when J.Q. Taxpayer tries that, it's called fraud.


FTFM

Too early, not enough caffeine in the blood.
 
2012-09-29 10:18:29 AM  
www.diggles.com

Okay, Internets: To fap, or not to fap?

/ It's your civic duty...
 
2012-09-29 10:42:04 AM  

Saberus Terras: Aikidogamer: Saberus Terras: Aikidogamer: DECMATH: TFA: bill introduced last Friday by Lofgren that would create a task force...

Limiting government? You're doing it wrong.

How about a simple constitutional amendment that starts "Congress shall make no law" ...? Those seem to work as intended most of the time.

No kidding. I would vote for that amendment. Next one should be a balanced budget amendment.

The fact that they are talking about making it part of the Constitution that the government has to operate with a balanced budget shows how retarded and utterly lacking in common sense they are already. And by that, they prove their incompetence.

Well, yes, they are ...so are you for it or not?

At this point, sense they seem to require a rule for it, yes. Congress needs to spend within their means, just like the rest of us. Most of the population can't just give themselves a blank check to make up for our financial shortfalls, because when J.Q. Taxpayer tries that, it's called fraud.


Into the same vein of stupidity how about actually having to get Congress to declare war like it is supposed to. "Congress shall make no law that allows the president to make war with out a public vote in the Congress" or the like.
 
2012-09-29 05:10:40 PM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: pute kisses like a man: you know... I basically have no respect for california beyond her natural qualities, but that's twice this century that a house representative from california has done something sensible.

/ the first time was when a lady representative from california voted against going to war in iraq/afganistan. as far as I know, she was the only person in congress (house or senate) to vote against the war. but, i don't remember her name.

Way to rewrite history with a sweeping BSABSVR. The Iraq War was a Republican war, voted for mostly by Republican chickenhawk pussies, who were tricked by Republican administration lies, cheered on by mouth-breathing Republican voters, and charged on our credit card with Republican tax cuts.

* 126 (61%) of 208 Democratic Representatives voted against the Iraq War resolution.
* 21 (42%) of 50 Democratic senators voted against the Iraq War resolution.

* 1 (2%) of 49 Republican senators voted against the Iraq War resolution.
* 6 (<3%) of 223 Republican Representatives voted against the Iraq War resolution.


On the off chance you are genuinely mistaken (fat chance, I think I've seen your drivel before on the politics tab), you are probably thinking of this:

The Lee Amendment

Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to have the United States work through the United Nations to seek to resolve the matterof ensuring that Iraq is not developing weapons of mass destruction, through mechanisms such as the resumption of weapons inspections, negotiation, enquiry, mediation, regional arrangements, and other peaceful means.

Sponsored by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA).

Source


well, this certainly won't be the last time I repeat things that I heard a stranger say in a bar over 5 years ago on fark... but, it is the last time i repeat such eavesdropping based knowledge with enough specificity to be so roundly corrected.
 
2012-09-29 05:26:06 PM  

pute kisses like a man: Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: pute kisses like a man: you know... I basically have no respect for california beyond her natural qualities, but that's twice this century that a house representative from california has done something sensible.

/ the first time was when a lady representative from california voted against going to war in iraq/afganistan. as far as I know, she was the only person in congress (house or senate) to vote against the war. but, i don't remember her name.

Way to rewrite history with a sweeping BSABSVR. The Iraq War was a Republican war, voted for mostly by Republican chickenhawk pussies, who were tricked by Republican administration lies, cheered on by mouth-breathing Republican voters, and charged on our credit card with Republican tax cuts.

* 126 (61%) of 208 Democratic Representatives voted against the Iraq War resolution.
* 21 (42%) of 50 Democratic senators voted against the Iraq War resolution.

* 1 (2%) of 49 Republican senators voted against the Iraq War resolution.
* 6 (<3%) of 223 Republican Representatives voted against the Iraq War resolution.


On the off chance you are genuinely mistaken (fat chance, I think I've seen your drivel before on the politics tab), you are probably thinking of this:

The Lee Amendment

Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to have the United States work through the United Nations to seek to resolve the matterof ensuring that Iraq is not developing weapons of mass destruction, through mechanisms such as the resumption of weapons inspections, negotiation, enquiry, mediation, regional arrangements, and other peaceful means.

Sponsored by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA).

Source

well, this certainly won't be the last time I repeat things that I heard a stranger say in a bar over 5 years ago on fark... but, it is the last time i repeat such eavesdropping based knowledge with enough specificity to be so roundly corrected.


I'm sorry about that, and please know I am being sincere. I just went off my "medicine" for employment purposes this week and I am experiencing severe mood swings. I really jumped to conclusions and shouldn't have. To be honest, I myself was absolutely shocked to learn that so many Democrats had voted against the war, so I think I was under the same misconceptions, and I certainly had no right taking my anger out on you. Once again, I apologize. Namaste.
 
2012-09-30 04:58:32 PM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: I'm sorry about that, and please know I am being sincere. I just went off my "medicine" for employment purposes this week and I am experiencing severe mood swings. I really jumped to conclusions and shouldn't have. To be honest, I myself was absolutely shocked to learn that so many Democrats had voted against the war, so I think I was under the same misconceptions, and I certainly had no right taking my anger out on you. Once again, I apologize. Namaste.


no worries. I wasn't offended. I've read/participated in enough fark threads in my time to avoid taking offense. plus, I don't mind being corrected when someone takes the time to provide actual information
 
2012-09-30 11:33:07 PM  

DECMATH: TFA: bill introduced last Friday by Lofgren that would create a task force...

Limiting government? You're doing it wrong.

How about a simple constitutional amendment that starts "Congress shall make no law" ...? Those seem to work as intended most of the time.


There is no such thing as a 'simple' constitutional amendment. Have you ever studied what it takes to amend the constitution?
 
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