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published December 14th, 2017:
sweet internet, we will miss you.
Today, the FCC voted 3-2 to overthrow former
President Obama's edict that prohibited internet
service providers from barring customers from
going to websites they don't like. What this means
is that your ISP now has the right to make sure
that you can't go to certain websites, or even
throttle the speed of the site itself or worse,
charge you extra to go to your favorite sites
(like this one).
Net Neutrality has been an issue since the 2000s
when some phone companies frowned on people using
VOIP services to make calls. However, the FCC told
them to stop. Same with P2P sites.
Of course, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is a former
Verizon exec, and that company is now applauding
the FCC's decision since they can now charge you
more to go to certain sites or even throttle your
speed. It's like watching Netflix and it buffers
all the time. Or worse, let's say that you already
have a Netflix subscription and yet, your ISP
redirects you to Hulu instead.
Folks, this shit wouldn't have happened if last
year's presidential election got all fucked up.
Trump got a bunch of big business ass-kissers into
his cabinet and now, kiss your internet goodbye.
The good news is that Massachusetts Senator Ed
Markey (D) is coming up with a bill that might
overthrow the FCC's idiotic rules. Now with one
less Repuke in the Senate, this bill might be easy
to pass. Remember, the FCC's stupid rules have
been overturned before. Remember Janet Jackson's
nip slip? The FCC tried to fine "fleeting
expletives" but that got shot down.
The sad thing is that every time we have a
conservative in the White House it seems, the FCC
gets worse. When Reagan was president, the
Fairness Doctrine was killed, allowing radio
stations to air right-winged hate talk 24/7. When
Clinton was president, Telecom 96 was passed,
allowing radio companies like Clear Channel and
Cumulus to buy up almost virtually every radio
station they wanted. Of course, the joke was on
them because both companies are now billions in
debt. Of course, the Janet Jackson incident was
under Dubya's watch, but guess what? Nothing
really happened under Obama. Hell, the only
broadcaster that got slapped with a Notice of
Apparent Liability was a TV station that
accidentally showed a pornographic website when
they did a news story about a firewoman who was
also a porn star.
I agree that it's sad that it's not even a year
since Drumpf became president and look where we're
at, folks. Environmental laws are being scaled
back, The wealthy are getting a tax break while
the working stiffs are now paying more and now,
this. If Drumpf is still president by 2020, expect
this country to be flying Russian flags.
But don't look at me, I didn't vote for the guy.
January: Donald Trump
February: The Republican
August: Donald Trump