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Net Neutrality is Dead. FCC kills it. Democrats are correct.

by James Denison / December 14, 2017 12:43 PM PST

Trump's stumbled on this one, he should have backed net neutrality. It's an issue that hits EVERYONE in the country eventually. Being an "issues" person, I have to agree with the Democrats on this one. Why are there so many foreigners so high up in our American government? Even if recent immigrants or only second generation citizens, why so many of them? I wish we followed the old biblical code that one didn't get full citizen till the third generation, which allowed time for proper assimilation. We had that South Carolina governor, daughter of immigrants who weren't born citizens. Now we have this Pajit guy, seemingly more enamored with his own self aggrandizement and probably the payola he will get from the big ISP companies when he leaves office. This totally STINKS.

"The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to scrap all of its existing net-neutrality rules.

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has never wavered from his deep distaste for the rules adopted in 2015 that ban internet providers from blocking or slowing legal sites and forbid them from charging sites for priority delivery of their data.

His two Republican colleagues Mike O’Rielly and Brendan Carr agree with him, leaving Democratic commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel on the losing end.

So if you don’t like Pai’s plan, it’s too late to expect comments to the FCC to stop this. The chairman is so confident in his cause that he used his speech at the FCC Chairman’s dinner in Washington last Thursday to joke that, yes, he really was a Manchurian candidate for his former employer Verizon (VZ). (Verizon’s media division, Oath, includes Yahoo Finance.)

But what happens next may not go according to Pai’s script. Or yours.

The vote to kill net neutrality will first lead to protracted litigation. Should Pai’s plan survive that, internet providers will be free to block sites as long as they say they’ll do that. ISPs say they won’t (and there’s zero long-term business logic for them doing so), but this regulatory rollback will also enable them to engage in less-obvious mischief that the government may not be able to punish until years later."
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RE:Why are there so many foreigners
by JP Bill / December 14, 2017 1:01 PM PST

Why are there so many foreigners so high up in our American government?

You call them "foreigners" some would call them "tokens"...

You believe the "foreigner" is doing it without the direction of TheRUMP?

What does their nationality have to do with anything?....

TheRUMP is the puppetmaster....

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Recent nationality
by James Denison / December 14, 2017 1:12 PM PST

always colors their thinking, and their perceptions. Like Teddy Roosevelt, I believe many of them have divided loyalties, till a few generations have passed.

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RE: Recent nationality
by JP Bill / December 14, 2017 1:32 PM PST
In reply to: Recent nationality

Recent nationality always colors their thinking,

Just "recent" AND "always"?

Ya' think?....

till a few generations have passed.

3 rinse cycles is enough?

Depending on how the previous 2 generations that THEY have observed have been treated?

You treated my grandparents and parents like dirt....I'm going to show you?

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No, just...
by James Denison / December 14, 2017 2:39 PM PST
In reply to: RE: Recent nationality

...disallow them to hold govt offices till third generation. They NEED time to assimilate fully and truly become Americans.

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RE:disallow them to hold govt offices till third generation.
by JP Bill / December 14, 2017 7:15 PM PST
In reply to: No, just...

and that would make it less painful for you to know that you weren't being shafted by someone that has been here 3 generations instead of 2 generations?

You're being shafted by one else...He's been here more than 3 generations...HE doesn't have "divided loyalties"...He's against YOU on this subject....

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RE:Should Pai’s plan
by JP Bill / December 14, 2017 1:48 PM PST

Pai's plan?

Come on're more intelligent than that....

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Oh, I'm sure there's more to it....
by James Denison / December 14, 2017 2:40 PM PST
In reply to: RE:Should Pai’s plan

...than that. He'd not care one way or the other unless it was to his benefit personally is some manner.

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RE:unless it was to his benefit personally is some manner.
by JP Bill / December 14, 2017 8:12 PM PST

AND to the personal benefit of the other 2 panel members (that more than likely have been in America more than 3 generations) that voted for the net neutrality...

The vote was 3 to someone else agreed with him....

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(NT) Correction....... that voted AGAINST net neutrality...
by JP Bill / December 14, 2017 8:19 PM PST
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Wishful thinking
by Bob__B / December 14, 2017 2:39 PM PST

Removing the rules of the road and expecting everyone to drive nice does not make much sense to me.

My ISP sends me a monthly bill and somewhere in the fly spec it says they are going to throttle CNET to 50% speed or totally block it.

There is nothing I can do as I only have one ISP to chose from.

As for Trump his agenda seems to be to remove all BO regs.
I doubt he understands what some of these regs are for.

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(NT) Bob, you can be sure he understands.
by drpruner / December 17, 2017 6:16 PM PST
In reply to: Wishful thinking
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What is Net Neutrality
by danieltamayo023 / December 14, 2017 9:47 PM PST
Net Neutrality is the plan that online service providers (ISPs), including cable companies like Time Warner and wireless providers like Sprint, ought to take care of most of the internet traffic alike. It says your ISP shouldn't be permitted to block or gain access to individual websites or providers, nor should it be allowed to put away a "fast lane" which allows content preferred from the ISP to load more immediately than the others.
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My friend Louise Bullhorse says the same.
by drpruner / December 17, 2017 2:55 AM PST

About foreigners.

BTW Solomon dealt with them specially at 2Chr 6:32-33.
Jehovah had done so already at Ex 12:48, and later at Isa 56:6,7.

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If you noticed in context
by James Denison / December 17, 2017 6:55 AM PST

It was talking about those who came for the purpose of being a follower of God, not those who came with other intentions.

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The Bible's context is its own. You cited it.
by drpruner / December 17, 2017 6:11 PM PST

Residents were not required to become witnesses of Jehovah, but they were restricted in some ways if they didn't. [That privilege was reserved for Jews-by-birth and formal proselytes like Ruth. These were given full citizenship immediaetly, as shown in the cites from God's own word that I gave you. Read.]
In Isa 43, after referencing other political entities of the time, Jehovah says, “I am the One who declared and saved and made known when there was no foreign god among you. So you are my witnesses,” declares Jehovah, “and I am God."
The government of ancient israel sat on "Jehovah's throne", not a red or blue one. 1Chr 29:23

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(NT) Typos: immediately; Israel.
by drpruner / December 17, 2017 6:14 PM PST
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I told my wife about it. [She doesn't bother with
by drpruner / December 17, 2017 2:59 AM PST

that stuff.] We discussed the possibilities, including being reduced to only telephone calls [remember those?] and texting. We'll be fine with that.

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And a word of advice, James.
by drpruner / December 17, 2017 3:01 AM PST

Never argue internet with a South Asian. Happy

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