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  •  We musn't quit until... (20+ / 0-)

    ...the Internet is a public-funded, free service, just like the Interstate Highways.

    It is entirely Constitutional and proper for the Federal Government to do this. A free Internet is the essence of Interstate Commerce and is a logical extension of the duties done by the agencies such as Post Office.

    We delayed them now, but they will try to sneak pay-for-play through again and again. They will never quit.

    •  umm . . . (2+ / 0-)
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      ManhattanMan, bryduck

      given the fact that several interstate highways are private and/or toll-accessed -- and increasingly so -- that's probably not the best comparison.

      I agree with your point, however, and your last paragraph in particular.

      Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

      by corvo on Thu May 08, 2014 at 09:24:53 AM PDT

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    •  Net Neutrality and Free Internet are very.. (1+ / 0-)
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      different things.

      I can easily EASILY get on board with the Net Neutrality argument.  The free internet for all argument is a bit rough though.  People have to pay to use the post office per item, so it's not really free at all.  And the comment about toll roads is a good one to keep in mind.

      I'd much prefer more government action to force competition between providers instead of allowing the regional monopolies that exist.

      Let's break up the bells.... again...

    •  Just like SOPA and the TPP. (1+ / 0-)
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      Remember when we thought we defeated it? Not to get off topic, but ever see some of what's in the TPP?

      It's more like a wish list of the 1% than a trade bill. Through the magic of corporate lobbyists they've managed to cram just about every shitty piece of legislation we though we defeated in the legislature into this one big enormous turd of a trade bill that Obama is willing to sign.

      If this goes down, it wouldn't surprise me a bit to see it included in the TPP or a future shitty, anti-American trade bill.

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