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    •  I've always liked that Richelieu quote. (31+ / 0-)

      A brutal view of a devious, ruthless mind.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Thu May 15, 2014 at 08:36:17 PM PDT

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      •  I've seen this quote quite frequently (24+ / 0-)

        recently to debunk the absurd defense of the NSA collection of meta data that some frequently cite, "if you have nothing to hide ..."

        If the cardinal should be alive today, he be in good company.

          •  Yes, but don't forget that Bush 43 (16+ / 0-)

            basically told Bill Keller at the time (according to the source listed below) that if they DID publish it, and there was another terrorist attack afterwards, The Times would be considered "at fault" (more or less).

            Check out United States of Secrets, on PBS.

            America's LAST HOPE: vote the GOP OUT in 2014 elections. MAKE them LOSE the House Majority and reduce their numbers in the Senate. Democrats move America forward - Republicans take us backward and are KILLING OUR NATION!

            by dagnome on Fri May 16, 2014 at 11:32:27 AM PDT

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            •  So: bypass the middlemen; go to primary sources... (5+ / 0-)
              Federal Communications Commission
              FCC 14 - 61
              Before the F ederal Communications Commission Washington, D.C. 20554
              In the Matter of Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet ) ) ) ) ) ) )
              GN Docket No. 14 - 28
              Adopted: May 15 , 2014
              Released : May 15 , 2014
              Comment Date: July 15 , 2014
              Reply Comment Date: September 10 , 2014
              I. INTRODUCTION
                  1. The Internet is America’s most important platform for economic growth, innovation, competition, free expression, and broadband investment and deployment. As a “general purpose technology,” the Internet has been, and remains to date, the preeminent 21st ce ntury engine for innovation and the economic and social benefits that follow. These benefits flow, in large part, from the open, end - to - end architecture of the Internet, which is characterized by low barriers to entry for developers of new content, applic ations, services, and devices and a consumer - dem and - driven marketplace for their products. As the Commission explained in its 2010 Open Internet Order , the Internet’s open architecture allows innovators and consumers at the edges of the network “to create and determine the success or failure of content, applications, services and devices,” without requiring permission from the broadband provider to reach end users. 1 As an open platform, it fosters diversity and it enables people to build communities.
                  2. We s tart with a fundamental question: What is the right public policy to ensure that the Internet remains open? This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice), and the comment process that follows, will turn on this fundamental question.
                  3. Today , there are no legally enforceable rules by which the Commission can stop broadband providers from limiting Internet openness. This N otice begins the process of closing that gap, by proposing to reinstitute the no - blocking rule adopted in 2010 and creating a new rule th at would bar commercially unreasonable actions from threatening Internet openness (as well as enhancing the transparency rule that is currently in effect).
                  4. The goal of this proceeding is to find the best approach to protecting and promoting Internet openn ess. Per the blueprint offered by the D.C. Circuit in its decision in Verizon v. FCC , t he Commission proposes to rely on s ection 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 . 2 At the same time, the Commission will seriously consider the use of Title II of t he Communications Act as the basis for legal authority. This Notice seeks c omment on the benefits of both s ection 706 and Title II, including the benefits of one approach over the other. Under all available sources of legal authority (including also Titl e III for mobile services), the Commission seeks comment on the best ways to define, prevent and punish the practices that threaten an o pen Internet. We emphasize in this Notice that the Commission recognizes that both section 706 and Title II are viable solutions and seek comment on their potential use.
                  5. It is important to always remember that the Internet is a collection of networks, not a single network. And that means that each broadband provider can either add to the benefits that the Internet delive rs to Americans — by maintaining Internet openness and by extending the reach of broadband networks — or it can threaten those benefits — by restricting its customers from the Internet and preventing edge providers from reaching consumers over robust, fast and c ontinuously improving networks. This is a real threat, not merely a hypothetical concern.
                  6. In its 2010 Order , the Commission found that providers of broadband Internet access service had three types of incentives to limit Internet openness. First, broadb and providers may have economic incentives to block or disadvantage a particular edge provider or class of edge providers. 3 Second, broadband providers may have incentives to increase revenues by charging edge providers for access or prioritized access to the broadband provider’s end users. 4 In particular, excessive fees could reduce edge provider entry, suppress innovation, and depress consumer demand. 5 Third, if providers could profitably charge edge providers they would have an incentive “to degrade o r decline to increase the quality of service they provide to non - prioritized traffic.” 6
                  7. Those threats are even more important today because Americans and American businesses have become even more dependent on the Internet. For example, according to the Pew Research Internet Project, as of January 2014, 87 percent of Americans used the Internet, compared to 14 percent in 1995. 7 And it is a critical route of commerce, supporting an e - commerce marketplace that now boasts U.S. revenues of $263.3 billion. 8
                  8. O f particular concern are threats to American innovation. In “the end - to - end architecture, different economic actors can independently choose their innovation projects.” 9 In novation is the chief driver of American economic growth, which means that all Ame ricans lose if the opportunity to innovate is curbed. For example, an economic study originally released in February 2012 and updated in July 2013 reported that the app economy is responsible for roughly 752,000 jobs in the United States, which is an incr ease from zero in 2007 when the iPhone was introduced. 10 But equally important are the jobs that could be — but might not be — created if edge innovation and investment were to be chilled by doubt that the Internet will remain open or, even worse, if openness were defeated.
                  9. Although the Commission has emphasized for almost a decade the importance of legally enforceable standards, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has twice invalidated the Commission’s attempts, most recently in Verizon v. FCC , decided this January. 11 It is in the absence of these protections for the open Internet that the Comm ission must act to ensure that new legally enforceable rules are put in place. That is a gap that must be closed as quickly as possible.
                  10. The remainder of the Notice proceeds as follows . First, we generally propose to retain the definitions and scope of t he 2010 rules. Second, we tentatively conclude that the Commission should enhance the transparency rule that was upheld by the D.C. Circuit so that the public and the Commission have the benefit of sunlight on broadband provider actions and to ensure that consumers and edge providers — indeed, the Internet community at large — have the information they need to understand the services they are receiving and to monitor practices that could undermine the open Internet . Third , we tentatively conclude that the Com mission should adopt the text of the no - blocking rule from the Open Internet Order with a revised rationale, in order to ensure that all end users and edge providers can enjoy the use of robust, fast and dynamic Internet access. Fourth , and where conduct would otherwise be permissible under the no - blocking rule, we propose to create a separate screen that requires broadband providers to adhere to an enforceable legal standard of commercially reasonable practices, asking how harm can best be identified and prohibited and whether certain practices, like paid prioritization, should be barred altogether. Fifth , we propose a multi - faceted dispute resolution process to provide effective access for end users, edge providers, and broadband network providers alike and the creation of an o mbudsperson to act as a watchdog to represent the interests of consumers, start - ups , and small businesses . Sixth, and finally, we ask how either section 706 or Title II (or other sources of legal authority such as Title II I for mob ile services) could be applied to ensure that the Internet remains open.
              keep reading (or at least skimming; its very interesting stuff):

              #3: ensure network neutrality; #2: ensure electoral integrity; #1: ensure ecosystemic sustainability.

              by ivote2004 on Fri May 16, 2014 at 12:21:15 PM PDT

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              •  big thanks for this (1+ / 0-)
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              •  Inaccessible to primary sources (2+ / 0-)
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                is one of the endgame goals of the destruction of net neutrality. Hard news, citizen reporting along with rational discussion of same (ala the Daily Kos) will be strangled and drowned in the bathtub, along with any remnant of government that serves the interests of the people.

                I think the Times has exposed the corporate playbook with this coverage.  Obscure the truth, confuse and misdirect the public about what the ruling will do to the internet, demonize the opposition; just plain lie to the public in the interim until it is too late.  After net neutrality, pesky "primary sources" will no longer be a problem for the corporate bottom line. Propaganda outlets like the Times will be rewarded with an EZ-Pass to the new information Supertollway.

            •  "Democrats move America forward" (3+ / 0-)
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              "America's LAST HOPE: vote the GOP OUT in 2014 elections. MAKE them LOSE the House Majority and reduce their numbers in the Senate. Democrats move America forward - Republicans take us backward and are KILLING OUR NATION!"

              Most Democrats today vote according to their Corporate sponsor's desires.  Objectively there is very little difference between the parties anymore.  

              I suggest we keep Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Alan Greyson and show the rest the door.  Did I miss any keepers?  There are so few...

              •  I am with you 100% but vote for vote, (0+ / 0-)

                are there any who are better than our very own dear Rep Doris Matsui, who, many years ago took her husbands district when he died and has found a real home here, in Sacramento, California. I don't know for sure but check her democratic record and you'll be proud. She isn't out for headlines, except here at home.  I'll leave it to you to check her out. I would give you links but I really don't know how to do that. sorry.

                •  I just looked at her legislative record (0+ / 0-)

                  and I like it.  I remember her husband back when I lived in Sacramento, and I always admired him.

                  We have a wonderful congressman here, too, named Peter DeFazio.  I think he is one of the few outstanding House members of the past couple of decades.  He is intellectual, considers issues very seriously, and is very straightforward & forthright.

              •  Kristin Gillibrand (0+ / 0-)

                "The French have no word for entrepreneur!" G. W. Bush

                by bbuudd on Sun May 18, 2014 at 02:06:53 PM PDT

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          •  Also, the same Times that "Leaked so called WMD (3+ / 0-)
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            (re Saddam)...that infamously, Cheney went on to quote stating; "He read it there"..But most likely, he had it  planted himself, or at least he had one of his minions plant it for him to "quote"..
            As IF.."The Times" had actual journalism integrity even then. Now, I don't even read that rag. Even my states Newspaper is owned and runs only a one way street of lies..and so declines..
            I'm shocked any papers still sells at all anywhere.

            Dailykos has credible info, and there are a few others on line...and that to me "IS" American media today with integrity. I'm grateful for that. Didn't the Times have a journalist who covered for Bush's lies about WMD, while the Times did coverage in Iraq too? Seems I read that somewhere back then?

      •  The next six lines are crucial n/t (6+ / 0-)
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    •  "All the news that's fit to BULLSHIT!" (5+ / 0-)

      same idea, but rhymes better for OUR meme!

      Separation of Church and State AND Corporation

      by Einsteinia on Fri May 16, 2014 at 09:04:54 AM PDT

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    •  NYT blew this one. However generally they can (2+ / 0-)
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      be trusted in areas where I know enough to judge (biomedical research on aging).

    •  All the news that's fit to Tint (4+ / 0-)

      Can you help me make Green Planet Heroes happen?

      by radical simplicity on Fri May 16, 2014 at 12:53:10 PM PDT

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