Obama, just like he campaigned on a promise to end Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthy, also promised America net-neutrality. Today, the FCC and Julius Genachowski will hold a vote on their FCC’s proposed “Net Neutrality” rules and it is expected to pass. When it does, Obama will more than likely claim that he has protected the internet for everyone and fulfilled his campaign promise. … Continue reading Obama’s FCC Sells Out Internet Freedom and Calls it Net-Neutrality
Ed. Note: Today (Sep 30th) this legislation was tabled…so for now, never mind. It’s back in the FCC’s court. From Rawstory: Legislative text put forward by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) under the banner of mandating network neutrality would instead prevent the government from requiring broadband providers to treat all Internet traffic equally. Waxman, who has vowed that he would support the so-called ‘Net Neutrality’ policy … Continue reading Rep. Waxman Turns Back on Net-Neutrality, Consumer’s Internet Freedoms
Fish research vessel drafted for use at BP oil spill site – Times Picayune Feds order more pressure tests before relief well drilling can restart – Times Picayune WikiLeaks: We Won’t Be Threatened by Pentagon – AP BP clears itself over oil spill disaster – Daily Mail Yes, a British Paper Just How Badly Have We Screwed Up the Gulf Ecosystem? Maddow on Vitter: Hooker, … Continue reading Headlines: Gulf Coast and Beyond…
Two days ago, Verizon and Google went public with their vision of the “free and open” internet, but as people are quickly learning, free and open is the last way to describe their ideas. They propose zero net-neutrality on wireless networks – what many people understand to be the future of the internet – and a standard for “non-discrimination” so empty discrimination will most certainly occur. Their … Continue reading Spine to spare? Please donate to the FCC, act now!
Oh Google, methinks you doth protest too much. When insiders leaked information regarding your proposed deal last week, the internet went crazy, myself included; we believed that Google and Verizon were joining forces in a deal that would destroy net-neutrality and in turn, destroy the internet as we know it. As the backlash grew, the CEO’s of Verizon and Google quickly issued statements saying they … Continue reading Dear Google, so you announced your deal…you lying, net-neutrality killing, betraying son of a bitch
1. Locals worry Gulf oil spill will hurt them twice 2. Obama energy advisor won’t say if BP to face criminal negligence charges 3. Plugging the WikiLeak: US Government frustrated by lack of options 4. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu marks 100 days with 100 projects 5. Coast Guard and Obama Administration betrays the people and country it is sworn to protect 6. Gay marriage … Continue reading Headlines: Gulf Coast and Beyond…
Imagine a group of paid lobbyists behind closed doors engaged in secret negotiations regarding the internet, your internet. Sure, you may not own it, more than likely you haven’t personally purchased any of the wires or organized any of the companies that have created the structure and framework that allows the internet to function, speeding information to your computer, but it is your internet. It … Continue reading FCC Net-Neutrality Meetings Crash to a Halt…Good.