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#21 BSLMikeLowe

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 06:47 PM

This is the thing if taken too far that would drive me to another country. FFFFFFFFF this.

 

Since this is my business at stake, depending on how it plays out I might have no choice but to find greener pastures as well.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 07:31 PM

All too few people will even know about this before it's too late... because the media focuses on tweets, tweets, tweets about garbage while they either completely or mostly ignore many things that actually matter...


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:23 PM

Oliver did a good piece on this a while back.

 

This is not cool, not cool at all. 



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:33 PM

The people who support this need to be reminded that the types of outlets that this would really hurt aren't CNN, but Breitbart and Infowars, because they are smaller independent sites that would have neither the corporate backing to be included in a general internet plan nor the money to pay for access.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:47 PM

The people who support this need to be reminded that the types of outlets that this would really hurt aren't CNN, but Breitbart and Infowars, because they are smaller independent sites that would have neither the corporate backing to be included in a general internet plan nor the money to pay for access.

 

Yeah, everyone talks about what this will do to Netflix and Amazon. They'll be fine. They may have to charge customers an extra couple bucks, but people will pay it. It's the person out there with a great idea that could be the next Netflix or Amazon that won't stand a chance.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:20 PM

Thanks Obama


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:22 PM


Thanks Obama

Corporate puppet if I've ever seen one. Just like his love for the TPP.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:06 PM

Thanks Obama

 

???


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:49 PM

???


Your sarcasm tuner needs its annual recalibration haha

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:20 PM

Elections matter.



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 06:16 AM

Your sarcasm tuner needs its annual recalibration haha

More like, your sarcasm tuner is ready for installation. 



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:23 AM

Umm, was Ricker being sarcastic too?



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:45 AM

Umm, was Ricker being sarcastic too?

 

Hey guys, I know my sarcasm detector is iffy at best.  But I originally thought he was kidding.  

 

It was the Rickster's follow-up that made me think otherwise.


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:55 AM

Apparently Donald Trump tweeted in favor of net neutrality in 2014.  Who exactly is against it, besides Comcast, Verizon, and the FCC?



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:58 AM

Apparently Donald Trump tweeted in favor of net neutrality in 2014.  Who exactly is against it, besides Comcast, Verizon, and the FCC?

 

Ideologues who think the gov't should not do anything to help regular people, especially when that means protecting them from mega-corporations.  That's what they call a "basic conservative principle", not anything regarding just those specific corporations.

 

Also, Congresscritters who take money from those corporations.  

#GetTheMoneyOut


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 10:15 AM

Obviously this is a money grab for some politicians.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 10:30 AM

Obviously this is a money grab for some politicians.

 

Yep, it would open things to large corporations paying kickbacks to voting members in order to secure their market share and make it impossible for any new players to break into the group, which lets them raise prices and gouge us.

 

Imagine having to pay $4.99 per month just to be able to access BSL or FB. And then another $4.99 per month if you want to use Gmail. Want to watch Netflix? Yep another $4.99 per month and that's with a data cap.

 

Sigh...nothing good comes from this, but as large corporate america is in office right now, those big companies and anyone with money behind the scenes (Oil, guns, utilities etc) are throwing money at everyone and buying every outcome.

 

People laughed in the 80's when an Actor became president, but that pales to putting a Corporate Shrew in office.


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 10:45 AM

Comm industry have been lining politicians pockets for years.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:14 AM

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting less govt control. They usually fuck things up. I’m all for it.

But there still has to be regulations in place that make sense for everyone.

Now, there is always another side to things. I don’t know enough about this to know what that Other side is but I’m 100% sure there are positives that will come from this.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:48 AM

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting less govt control. They usually fuck things up. I’m all for it.

But there still has to be regulations in place that make sense for everyone.

Now, there is always another side to things. I don’t know enough about this to know what that Other side is but I’m 100% sure there are positives that will come from this.

Not for us. But for the elitists, sure.






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