Monday, November 10, 2014

Net Neutrality - No Thanks

The dear leader is pushing Net Neutrality.  It is nothing short of regulating the Internet.  I could explain it if full, but after six years we all know his motivations: control, redistribution, and silencing critics.  Net Neutrality provides all of the above.  And we've learned to listen closely to his words.  Only Liberals Progressives Communists will appreciate the word, "Legal" in this sentence:
No blocking. If a consumer requests access to a website or service, and the content is legal, your ISP should not be permitted to block it. That way, every player — not just those commercially affiliated with an ISP — gets a fair shot at your business.
What if my "business" is to criticize and mock the dear leader and his ideology?  What if I use my site to inform Americans of a contagious disease because the lazy government workers hired to protect us are on break?  Is that legal?

Drudge links to this CNET article.

ZH has a post too.  Here are some selected comments:
We have to kill it in order to save it.

we have hired Chinese monitoring professionals to help us write the legislation...

Makes sense.  If we are to head back to the dark ages, then we don't need internet or any source of information.

Well, if its going to be considered a "Utility", regulated by the FCC, it will also be TAXED.

Who determines what is legal content?

Why am I thinking this is somehow going to end up costing me more for internet service?
I've updated the Obama Checklist with this.  Row 9.

UPDATED 11.10.14 2:45pm:

In case you were the last to wonder which way the Huffington Post leans on the political spectrum:

Maybe the Huffington Post is not the place one should go for any critical analysis.


sth_txs said...

Well, I'm sure those freedom loving Republicans will be happy to compromise. I mean, when are they never more than happy to compromise?

Anonymous said...

Aw shit, at first I thought it was just another crony deal for good old Uncle Sugar to give some sweet fiat bucks the telecom industry (although I'm sure there's some corporate welfare in there somewhere). Now this makes more sense, that communist rodent Jarrett said she was going to punish her enemies and this is likely part of the plan.

DAN III said...

The damn Internet doesn't need saving....except from the assholes we call "government" and the illegal, unconstitutional Muslim in the West Wing masquerading as an American POTUS.

Anonymous said...

Great, so Chancellor Obama wants to take over the internet and do to it what he did to healthcare.