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2014-05-15 12:23:17 PM  

medius: I will not jerk off to dial up speeds again!


Aw come on now.....you can't make your hands move that fast.
 
2014-05-15 12:23:20 PM  
Does this mean I have to start using my imagination when I jerk off again?
 
2014-05-15 12:23:26 PM  
It's obvious that the central authorities are bought , so you can keep biatching, or you can push your local municipalities to invest in fiber.
 
2014-05-15 12:23:31 PM  

macdaddy357: Everything is run by bribery and graft in the United States of Avarice, a corrupt banana republic that is no longer part of the civilized world.


You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy
 
2014-05-15 12:23:42 PM  

spman: I love how ever this becomes a wharrgarbl REPUBLICANS DEMOCRATS BUSH OBAMA issue. It's not, Bush, Obama, Republicans, Democrats, they're all in the pockets of the same big business interests that want to make this happen. This is not a partisan issue.


That being absolutely true, the guy in charge should not be getting a free pass.  He's the boss, but the buck doesn't stop anywhere near him, apparently.  There should be some anger from both sides of the aisle, but the wagons are permanently circled.
 
2014-05-15 12:23:53 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: This country in no way resembles the nation of my youth.

You sound like every onion-on-the-belt old man from every generation ever.


For one thing, in my youth, there was no such thing as an internet in the form we use today. So technically, that statement applies to me as well.

/ties onion to belt, as was the style at the time
 
2014-05-15 12:23:59 PM  
Kneel and bow before your corporate masters, filthy plebs.
 
2014-05-15 12:24:49 PM  

The Homer Tax: mod3072: So the Obama-appointed telecom industry shills voted to protect telecom profits at the expense of the consumer and free expression?? I blame Republicans. DAMN YOU, REPUBLICANS!!!

Are the republicans using their house majority to draft new legislation preventing companies from doing this? The regulatory powers of the regulatory bodies are determined by the laws enacted by the legislature. What are the republicans doing with their house majority to stop this?

Oh, having another Benghazi investigation? Awesome.


The FCC already has all the power they need to regulate the industry, they just refuse to do it. There is no need for legislation, the FCC just needs to step up and do its job. The House Republicans are idiots, but that does not absolve Democrats, especially Obama, from blame for passing these rules. I realize that this is Fark where Democrats can do no wrong and Republicans can do no right, but come on. The Republicans may not be taking any action to correct this, but the Democrats are ACTIVELY ENACTING IT. It's now the Republicans' fault because they don't use their majority to override crappy rules enacted by Democrats, but it's not the Democrats' fault for passing the rules in the first place? Would the Senate pass it even if the House acted to overturn the rules? Would Obama sign it? Yes, the Republicans are corrupt, bought-and-paid-for corporate shills who only care about themselves and their rich cronies. The problem is, so are the Democrats, you just refuse to believe it because GO TEAM! I would point out that Obama has appointed insider industry shills to every single regulatory agency in existence, but you'd probably find a way to blame that on Bush.
 
2014-05-15 12:25:07 PM  

make me some tea: Lamberts Ho Man: I just don't trust that google, zuckerburg, etc. really have our best interest at heart either.

Google and Facebook are beholden to their shareholders. Nothing else. Whenever a company goes IPO it inherently becomes evil. It has no choice but to do so, and even if the founders are still at the helm, their personal opinions are trumped by shareholder interests.


I'm kind of surprised that they're making public noise for net neutrality - it must just be for the PR benefit.  As the established players, who can afford to pay for "fast lane" treatment (hate that term) they stand to benefit.  Screwing startups etc., would serve to cement their current position.  Netflix already realized this.
 
2014-05-15 12:25:18 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: snocone: Prophet of Loss: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: It's time for a revolution.

But it won't happen ... at least until the Boomers die off. That generation holds on to the "MERICA, FARK YA!" delusion with a fervor unmatched by their justifiably cynical children and their completely farked (got our sonny, screw you!) grandchildren. For now, our corporate masters are solidifying their Oligarchy with little resistance and much fanfare.

Another effort at Dividing and Conquering, or are you just misinformed?

Your fantasy "Boomers" ended the Vietnem War.
Whatcha all done lately?
Riot in Chicago? NO!
Occupy Kent State and elect martyrs, Hell NO!

No offense to the ideological protesters of the Vietnam War, but it's a f*ckload easier to get people in the streets if they're worried about being drafted. You guys got sold on the most crackpot economic bullsh*t theory, and bought it because of greed. We're still suffering through the effects of Reaganomics, and trends don't look good.


They turned in, dropped out, and finally sold out. They failed to realize they were being scammed that the magic beans of trickle down economics only sprouted unaccountable corporate giants that are slowly eating everything they "worked so hard* (snicker) to achieve.
 
2014-05-15 12:25:40 PM  

sparty: From the FCC's page:

The FCC is directed by five commissioners appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for five-year terms, except when filling an unexpired term. The president designates one of the commissioners to serve as chairman. Only three commissioners may be members of the same political party, and none can have a financial interest in any commission-related business.

 it's clear where the fault lies... yet I'm sure the minority party will do nothing to overturn it.


Change just one word and it gets better.
"Only one commissioner may be from the same political party" seems kinda catchy.
 
2014-05-15 12:25:55 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: Hi! I can lick my own eyebrows: Thank FSM that I have enough porn downloaded to last two lifetimes.

You have a thousand terabytes of porn?!?



He had it wetwared.
 
2014-05-15 12:26:34 PM  

GORDON: spman: I love how ever this becomes a wharrgarbl REPUBLICANS DEMOCRATS BUSH OBAMA issue. It's not, Bush, Obama, Republicans, Democrats, they're all in the pockets of the same big business interests that want to make this happen. This is not a partisan issue.

That being absolutely true, the guy in charge should not be getting a free pass.  He's the boss, but the buck doesn't stop anywhere near him, apparently.  There should be some anger from both sides of the aisle, but the wagons are permanently circled.


This issue, as well as the NSA surveillance issue, are not partisan at all. They will continue unabated, regardless of which party and politicians are running the show, and there's a simple reason for this: the influence money is projected to whomever is running the show.
 
2014-05-15 12:26:36 PM  
Ted Cruz bill would ban 'FCC's latest adventure in net neutrality'

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wants Congress to ban "the FCC's latest adventure in 'net neutrality,' " saying the proposed changes to Internet regulations would damage the industry.
"A five-member panel at the FCC should not be dictating how Internet services will be provided to millions of Americans," Cruz said in a Wednesday afternoon statement. "I will be introducing legislation that would remove the claimed authority for the FCC to take such actions, specifically the Commission's nebulous Sec. 706 authority. More than $1 trillion has already been invested in broadband infrastructure, which has led to an explosion of new content, applications, and Internet accessibility. Congress, not an unelected commission, should take the lead on modernizing our telecommunications laws. The FCC should not endanger future investments by stifling growth in the online sector, which remains a much-needed bright spot in our struggling economy."
 
2014-05-15 12:26:40 PM  

Raging Thespian: Just tell Republicans that this is the result of people appointed by Obama. They'll stop it in no time.


Holy shiat. You are technically correct---the best kind of correct. Could this be an issue to galvanize the TeaBaggers into doing something useful?
 
2014-05-15 12:27:52 PM  
I wonder how long it will take before Netflix, Google, Amazon and Apple start billing the cable companies for every bite of data requested.  This still doesn't help the little guys at all, and customers are generally screwed, but it would be pretty funny to watch this blow up in the face of the cable industry.
 
2014-05-15 12:27:57 PM  
So...uh...that means...you get what you pay for?  HO-LEE-SHYT!!  Bu...bu...bbbut companies with less money cant afford to run super bowl ads.  We need to Harrison Bergeron everyone's ass.
 
2014-05-15 12:27:58 PM  

Carn: Kneel and bow before your corporate masters, filthy plebs.


Not really required, just send money.
 
2014-05-15 12:28:13 PM  

Somacandra: Raging Thespian: Just tell Republicans that this is the result of people appointed by Obama. They'll stop it in no time.

Holy shiat. You are technically correct---the best kind of correct. Could this be an issue to galvanize the TeaBaggers into doing something useful?



Yea, "Obama wants to destroy the internet in a way that hurts small business owners and job creators".  That's a GREAT talking point for Fox News.
 
2014-05-15 12:28:46 PM  
All these American companies should move their internet services to Canada
 
2014-05-15 12:29:04 PM  

Lamberts Ho Man: make me some tea: Lamberts Ho Man: I just don't trust that google, zuckerburg, etc. really have our best interest at heart either.

Google and Facebook are beholden to their shareholders. Nothing else. Whenever a company goes IPO it inherently becomes evil. It has no choice but to do so, and even if the founders are still at the helm, their personal opinions are trumped by shareholder interests.

I'm kind of surprised that they're making public noise for net neutrality - it must just be for the PR benefit.  As the established players, who can afford to pay for "fast lane" treatment (hate that term) they stand to benefit.  Screwing startups etc., would serve to cement their current position.  Netflix already realized this.


This is exactly why corporations recently have been taking political sides on issues that are unrelated to their business: it translates to increased consumer activity. They focus-group the hell out of this stuff before they make any moves.

Google may warm your liberal heart by showing support for gay marriage, but make no mistake, they are only doing it for business purposes.
 
2014-05-15 12:29:24 PM  

jshine: Yea, "Obama wants to destroy the internet in a way that hurts small business owners and job creators".  That's a GREAT talking point for Fox News.


Let's start a meme and pass it through out the internet
 
2014-05-15 12:29:39 PM  
I am fine with this.  Internet is a service and just like anything else, you pay more to get more.  I don't feel entitled to it.
 
2014-05-15 12:29:49 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: snocone: Prophet of Loss: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: It's time for a revolution.

But it won't happen ... at least until the Boomers die off. That generation holds on to the "MERICA, FARK YA!" delusion with a fervor unmatched by their justifiably cynical children and their completely farked (got our sonny, screw you!) grandchildren. For now, our corporate masters are solidifying their Oligarchy with little resistance and much fanfare.

Another effort at Dividing and Conquering, or are you just misinformed?

Your fantasy "Boomers" ended the Vietnem War.
Whatcha all done lately?
Riot in Chicago? NO!
Occupy Kent State and elect martyrs, Hell NO!

No offense to the ideological protesters of the Vietnam War, but it's a f*ckload easier to get people in the streets if they're worried about being drafted. You guys got sold on the most crackpot economic bullsh*t theory, and bought it because of greed. We're still suffering through the effects of Reaganomics, and trends don't look good.


With all due respect, you are fulla zhit.
 
2014-05-15 12:30:24 PM  

mr lawson: Ted Cruz bill would ban 'FCC's latest adventure in net neutrality'

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wants Congress to ban "the FCC's latest adventure in 'net neutrality,' " saying the proposed changes to Internet regulations would damage the industry.
"A five-member panel at the FCC should not be dictating how Internet services will be provided to millions of Americans," Cruz said in a Wednesday afternoon statement. "I will be introducing legislation that would remove the claimed authority for the FCC to take such actions, specifically the Commission's nebulous Sec. 706 authority. More than $1 trillion has already been invested in broadband infrastructure, which has led to an explosion of new content, applications, and Internet accessibility. Congress, not an unelected commission, should take the lead on modernizing our telecommunications laws. The FCC should not endanger future investments by stifling growth in the online sector, which remains a much-needed bright spot in our struggling economy."


I love Ted Cruz!

OMG WHAT AM I SAYING??? WE'RE THRU THE LOOKING GLASS HERE PEOPLE!!!!
 
2014-05-15 12:31:02 PM  
Long after Russia has bankrupted itself playing Soviet Russia, The ACA has morphed into single-payer or a more viable third-party solution than we had, this will be Obama's lasting legacy.

You cannot say he cares for the average joe when he blatantly appoints lobbyists time and time again.
 
2014-05-15 12:31:05 PM  

Prophet of Loss: UrukHaiGuyz: snocone: Prophet of Loss: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: It's time for a revolution.

But it won't happen ... at least until the Boomers die off. That generation holds on to the "MERICA, FARK YA!" delusion with a fervor unmatched by their justifiably cynical children and their completely farked (got our sonny, screw you!) grandchildren. For now, our corporate masters are solidifying their Oligarchy with little resistance and much fanfare.

Another effort at Dividing and Conquering, or are you just misinformed?

Your fantasy "Boomers" ended the Vietnem War.
Whatcha all done lately?
Riot in Chicago? NO!
Occupy Kent State and elect martyrs, Hell NO!

No offense to the ideological protesters of the Vietnam War, but it's a f*ckload easier to get people in the streets if they're worried about being drafted. You guys got sold on the most crackpot economic bullsh*t theory, and bought it because of greed. We're still suffering through the effects of Reaganomics, and trends don't look good.

They turned in, dropped out, and finally sold out. They failed to realize they were being scammed that the magic beans of trickle down economics only sprouted unaccountable corporate giants that are slowly eating everything they "worked so hard* (snicker) to achieve.


No more fail to realize, Fool, that you are with this theft of your internet.

Get your ass into the street and get moticed.
 
2014-05-15 12:31:12 PM  

Walker: WE'RE THRU THE LOOKING GLASS HERE PEOPLE!!!!


no shiat...we are thru it.
 
2014-05-15 12:31:37 PM  

snocone: Prophet of Loss: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: It's time for a revolution.

But it won't happen ... at least until the Boomers die off. That generation holds on to the "MERICA, FARK YA!" delusion with a fervor unmatched by their justifiably cynical children and their completely farked (got our sonny, screw you!) grandchildren. For now, our corporate masters are solidifying their Oligarchy with little resistance and much fanfare.

Another effort at Dividing and Conquering, or are you just misinformed?

Your fantasy "Boomers" ended the Vietnem War.
Whatcha all done lately?
Riot in Chicago? NO!
Occupy Kent State and elect martyrs, Hell NO!


Idiot trolls remain idiot trolls
 
2014-05-15 12:31:43 PM  

mod3072: The Republicans may not be taking any action to correct this, but the Democrats are ACTIVELY ENACTING IT.


Much as it galls me to admit it, you are indeed correct. On this issue the democrats deserve more of the blame.
 
2014-05-15 12:31:56 PM  
Fair enough, time for every local government to make it a condition of public right-of-way access, eminent domain, easements, franchise rules, BS tax breaks etc. that the provider has to be neutral in how it passes it's traffic
 
2014-05-15 12:32:11 PM  

mr lawson: Ted Cruz bill would ban 'FCC's latest adventure in net neutrality'

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wants Congress to ban "the FCC's latest adventure in 'net neutrality,' " saying the proposed changes to Internet regulations would damage the industry.
"A five-member panel at the FCC should not be dictating how Internet services will be provided to millions of Americans," Cruz said in a Wednesday afternoon statement. "I will be introducing legislation that would remove the claimed authority for the FCC to take such actions, specifically the Commission's nebulous Sec. 706 authority. More than $1 trillion has already been invested in broadband infrastructure, which has led to an explosion of new content, applications, and Internet accessibility. Congress, not an unelected commission, should take the lead on modernizing our telecommunications laws. The FCC should not endanger future investments by stifling growth in the online sector, which remains a much-needed bright spot in our struggling economy."


If you are gonna put a chicken in every pot, first they need pot.
 
2014-05-15 12:32:21 PM  

sprawl15: thanks obama

 
2014-05-15 12:32:25 PM  

Driedsponge: I wonder how long it will take before Netflix, Google, Amazon and Apple start billing the cable companies for every bite of data requested.  This still doesn't help the little guys at all, and customers are generally screwed, but it would be pretty funny to watch this blow up in the face of the cable industry.


They'd all have to work together for your plan to work. Customers won't cancel their internet service unless they lose access to all of their primary sources of internet usage.
 
2014-05-15 12:32:56 PM  

Deftoons: I am fine with this.  Internet is a service and just like anything else, you pay more to get more.  I don't feel entitled to it.


Not sure if trolling or serious, but I do pay for my internet access & bandwidth -- and feel consequently entitled to receive what I pay for.  I don't want Comcast/Charter/Cox/etc. deciding which websites I should be allowed to access quickly and which should be slow.
 
2014-05-15 12:33:15 PM  

Obama's Reptiloid Master: 1. It's not a final rule.

2. Ruelmaking authority is subservient to legislative power.

3. Congress can always act and supersede the FCC.

4. The solution is therefore that we stop electing Republicans to Congress, or at least any Republican (or Democrat, for that matter) who supports anything less than treating ISPs as common carriers.


Unfortunately, I doubt that congress could ever make a law to garauntee net neutrality. At best, it would have tons of crazy things bundled into it, and the political process would be exhausting.

And the dispute resolution body the FCC says it will have is a complete joke. The FCC doesn't even bother to enforce the national do-not-call list, and that was an incredibly popular piece of legislation and isn't really that hard to enforce.
 
2014-05-15 12:33:20 PM  

Gunther: mod3072: The Republicans may not be taking any action to correct this, but the Democrats are ACTIVELY ENACTING IT.

Much as it galls me to admit it, you are indeed correct. On this issue the democrats deserve more of the blame.


And if you vote Republican this year, the Republicans will be the ones actively enacting it.
 
2014-05-15 12:33:28 PM  

happydude45: snocone: Prophet of Loss: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: It's time for a revolution.

But it won't happen ... at least until the Boomers die off. That generation holds on to the "MERICA, FARK YA!" delusion with a fervor unmatched by their justifiably cynical children and their completely farked (got our sonny, screw you!) grandchildren. For now, our corporate masters are solidifying their Oligarchy with little resistance and much fanfare.

Another effort at Dividing and Conquering, or are you just misinformed?

Your fantasy "Boomers" ended the Vietnem War.
Whatcha all done lately?
Riot in Chicago? NO!
Occupy Kent State and elect martyrs, Hell NO!

Idiot trolls remain idiot trolls


Pats little pointed head and skritchs between the ears.
 
2014-05-15 12:34:45 PM  

clkeagle: Driedsponge: I wonder how long it will take before Netflix, Google, Amazon and Apple start billing the cable companies for every bite of data requested.  This still doesn't help the little guys at all, and customers are generally screwed, but it would be pretty funny to watch this blow up in the face of the cable industry.

They'd all have to work together for your plan to work. Customers won't cancel their internet service unless they lose access to all of their primary sources of internet usage.


The only groups allowed to work together in this country are those that rent permission.
 
2014-05-15 12:35:26 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: So what. I already downloaded all the porn on the internet to my hard drive...


But as long as narcotics remain addictive, Dads can be abusive and rent needs to be paid then every day will see more to add to the pile.

Spank all you want....they'll make more!
 
2014-05-15 12:35:30 PM  
www.freaksugar.com

www.freaksugar.com

www.freaksugar.com
www.freaksugar.com
 
2014-05-15 12:35:46 PM  

mod3072: The Homer Tax: mod3072: So the Obama-appointed telecom industry shills voted to protect telecom profits at the expense of the consumer and free expression?? I blame Republicans. DAMN YOU, REPUBLICANS!!!

Are the republicans using their house majority to draft new legislation preventing companies from doing this? The regulatory powers of the regulatory bodies are determined by the laws enacted by the legislature. What are the republicans doing with their house majority to stop this?

Oh, having another Benghazi investigation? Awesome.

The FCC already has all the power they need to regulate the industry, they just refuse to do it. There is no need for legislation, the FCC just needs to step up and do its job. The House Republicans are idiots, but that does not absolve Democrats, especially Obama, from blame for passing these rules. I realize that this is Fark where Democrats can do no wrong and Republicans can do no right, but come on. The Republicans may not be taking any action to correct this, but the Democrats are ACTIVELY ENACTING IT. It's now the Republicans' fault because they don't use their majority to override crappy rules enacted by Democrats, but it's not the Democrats' fault for passing the rules in the first place? Would the Senate pass it even if the House acted to overturn the rules? Would Obama sign it? Yes, the Republicans are corrupt, bought-and-paid-for corporate shills who only care about themselves and their rich cronies. The problem is, so are the Democrats, you just refuse to believe it because GO TEAM! I would point out that Obama has appointed insider industry shills to every single regulatory agency in existence, but you'd probably find a way to blame that on Bush.


Exactly.

Corporatists. The lot of them.
 
2014-05-15 12:35:46 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: Hi! I can lick my own eyebrows: Thank FSM that I have enough porn downloaded to last two lifetimes.

You have a thousand terabytes of porn?!?


pffft that's like two weeks worth
 
2014-05-15 12:36:14 PM  

m1ke: This is going to really hurt my Super Karate Monkey Death Car.

 
2014-05-15 12:36:21 PM  

UNC_Samurai: If the city built its own FttH infrastructure, would they be peering with other networks?


It's not necessary, but it would be mildly surprising if there are no peering agreements with established providers in the area.
 
2014-05-15 12:36:36 PM  

Gunther: mod3072: The Republicans may not be taking any action to correct this, but the Democrats are ACTIVELY ENACTING IT.

Much as it galls me to admit it, you are indeed correct. On this issue the democrats deserve more of the blame.


Only because it is their turn in the barrel.
There is no Partisanship, except for fooling Public.
 
2014-05-15 12:37:06 PM  
Surprisingly all 3 democrats voted for it, both republicans against it.

It's a mad mad world.
 
2014-05-15 12:37:33 PM  

clkeagle: Obama's Reptiloid Master: The bill can start in the Senate.
The HoR is farked, sure, but that's the fault of gerrymandering.

Either way, everyone in this thread should start typing something to their Democratic representative and/or senator right now. I'm working on one to Senator Harkin.


Mikey1969: Wheeler's proposal is part of a larger "net neutrality" plan that forbids Internet service providers from outright blocking Web sites. And he promised a series of measures to ensure the new paid prioritization practices are done fairly and don't harm consumers. The agency said it had developed a "multifaceted dispute resolution process" on enforcement.
Who the fark is "Wheeler"? The word appears once on the page, right in the quote I posted above. Do they even require an 8th grade education to write for the Washington Post, or can my dog get a job there?

It was an editing mistake... but they probably assume someone interested in the current net neutrality discussion would know who the FCC chairman is.


sprawl15: sdd2000: sprawl15: thanks obama
From the article: "The plan, approved in a three-to-two vote along party lines, ..." I will let you guess who appointed the three.
george soros?

DRINK!


Might mention in the letters that the people that will be royally pissed are to a large extent educated young voters...
 
2014-05-15 12:38:11 PM  
Now that I won't be able to be passified playing on the internet I can go do stuff like demonstrate against the federal govt, politicians, and the like. Thanks for giving me the time and the reason!
 
2014-05-15 12:38:11 PM  

Deftoons: I am fine with this.  Internet is a service and just like anything else, you pay more to get more.  I don't feel entitled to it.


The thing is you will pay more keep your current speeds. Or slower.
 
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