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FCC Chairman Proposes New Net Neutrality Rules

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FCC Chairman Proposes New Net Neutrality Rules
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Though the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals recently struck down the FCC's net neutrality rules, it did so because it did not believe that the commission had the authority to craft such rules.

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Coffee Party USA's curator insight, February 21, 2014 5:22 AM

Why does the new plan sound a lot like the one that just lost in court to Verizon? Why should people care about this?


People should care because until we had this open internet it was very hard to access information or actively participate in shaping policy and our own outcomes. People have been using the internet to shape their own stories and history and that is why we should all care. That addresses the last question now back to the first of why the new plan sounds old.

Chairman Wheeler, once the CEO for telecom and cable lobbyist, sounds nice on the surface, but his reluctance to reclassify our internet for what it is, the common carrier of our communication system, shows his loyalties to his old bosses, the cable and telecoms. His "new plan" also still leaves the wireless services on the earlier, ill planned honor system for neutrality protection. The growing internet service is among the wireless and all internet users need to be protected. The honor system is not the way to regulate. Wireless is the only communication access a growing number use.


 


Self-regulation is ridiculous in industry that by the very nature of its competiveness seeks self-serving interest first. Two chairman ago we had Michael Powell who created this mess. Past FCC chairman, Powell, now has Wheeler's old job as CEO of telecom and cable lobbyist and Wheeler who now has Powell's old job as Chairman of the FCC. It appears he  has most likely left the high paying CEO payroll to become a public servant to serve his old, higher paying, lords and masters  and himself, not the public..


 


Why do we allow these people to have conflict of interest without seeking prosecution and charges? Why did both sides of the isle willingly confirm Wheeler? Could it have anything to do with the huge sums these industries donate or to the fact the communication and media industry can squash politicians like  bugs if they don't do as they are told? Could it be also because American Citizens are not active participants in the policy making processes and often kept as far I the dark as the media can keep them. Are citizens too well entertained by these same industries to bother to stand up to corruptions of all types? Three out of five of the current FCC regulators have past, close connections and incomes from the industries they seek to regulate and that includes Wheeler, the Chairman of the FCC. Others like Powell and even more, leave public servant roles to be rewarded with jobs within the industry they regulated or  they more likely helped to de-regulate or confirmed and approved mergers that brought their future employer wealth. That is not legal conduct so why do we allow it to happen unpunished?


 


We do not need to weaken the power of our regulators. We need regulators that actually have a track record of strong, uncorrupted, public service to oversee the conduct of our industries they are employed to regulate.  We should not only avoid, but also punish regulators or elected officials when conflict of interest occurs as a result of  putting people in  regulatory roles that have proven loyalties to the industries through incomes and perhaps in the case of congress, received  donations that cause a conflict of interest. Conflict of interest dealings ARE illegal. These are not clumsy, wayward children, but grown people employed to oversee conduct of industry on behalf of the people of our nation. They are not there to serve the industries they regulate. They know what they are doing and should be penalized personally when they succumb to conflict of interest conduct.


 


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Ted Cruz: Liberals Have Declared War on Heterosexual Christians (Video)

Ted Cruz: Liberals Have Declared War on Heterosexual Christians (Video) | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday denounced Democrats as extremists out to destroy your religious freedoms. If you're a right-wing, heterosexual Christian, that is.
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Medical Expert Live-Tweets Her Son's Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Class With Increasing Rage

Medical Expert Live-Tweets Her Son's Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Class With Increasing Rage | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
A woman who studies the best ways to teach sex education at Northwestern University just sat in on her son's abstinence-only sex ed class. Things escalated quickly.
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CNN's Tapper Grills Sen. Marco Rubio: On Issue Of Same-Sex Marriage "You're The Candidate Of Yesterday"

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Chris Matthews explodes at MSNBC: Quit putting ‘goddamn’ right-wing ads on for free

Chris Matthews explodes at MSNBC: Quit putting ‘goddamn’ right-wing ads on for free | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
MSNBC host Chris Matthews lit into his own network on Tuesday, denouncing it for playing commercials paid for by “piggish” conservative groups, Talking Points Memo reported.
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SageRave of Get Custom Content's curator insight, April 8, 2015 1:30 PM

The GOP should not run ads on MSNBC, in my opinion. They have their own network for spreading the lies and bigotry they use to get their base out to vote!

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Monsanto Demands World Health Organization Retract Cancer Claims

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Monsanto are calling on the World Health Organization to retract claims made in a report that declared a link between Monsanto's Roundup herbicide and
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The Older Brother From The "Narnia" Movies Is Looking Fine As Hell

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William Moseley, aka Peter Pevensie from the Narnia franchise, is back on screen in The Royals. And he's looking fine as hell.
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The Antiviral Guide to the Worst Hoaxers and Liars on Facebook

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Facebook is a big and maddening place. Antiviral wants to make it better. To that end, we're putting together a comprehensive guide to the new, bad, weird, and bullshit "news sites" that are appearing on your feed. Here's part one: "Satire."
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CBS has released the Falklands protest video Bill O'Reilly asked for. It doesn't support his claims.

CBS has released the Falklands protest video Bill O'Reilly asked for. It doesn't support his claims. | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
The Fox News host says he was in a "war zone" where police gunned down civilians. The video doesn't show that.
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Drop-Out Scott Walker Calls Critics Of His Smarts ‘Elitist’ As He Sandbags State’s Universities (VIDEO)

Drop-Out Scott Walker Calls Critics Of His Smarts ‘Elitist’ As He Sandbags State’s Universities (VIDEO) | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Former Gov. of Vermont, Howard Dean: "I worry about people being president of the United States not knowing much about the world and not knowing much about science."
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Residents Of America's Food Stamp Capital Continue To Vote Against Their Self-Interests

"In spite of the prevailing stereotypes and assumptions about who uses SNAP Food Stamp benefits the most in the United States, the highest usage is not in Co...
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Jennifer Lopez - Booty ft. Iggy Azalea Parody - YouTube

http://www.lulu.com/shop/bryan-hawn/the-list-what-the-top-fitness-models-dont-want-you-to-know/ebook/product-21670800.html ~ ATTENTION: For everyone emailing...
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When will liberals start caring about federal judges?

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The ruling against Obama's immigration order is the latest victory for the GOP's judicial strategy
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Conservatives Seize On Hugely Flawed Study About Same-Sex Parents

Conservatives Seize On Hugely Flawed Study About Same-Sex Parents | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
A new study critiquing same-sex parenting suffers from the same flaws as previous studies purporting negative outcomes for children.
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CNN's John King Gives NRA's Wayne LaPierre "Knucklehead Of The Day Award" For Clinton And Obama Attack

CNN's John King Gives NRA's Wayne LaPierre "Knucklehead Of The Day Award" For Clinton And Obama Attack | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
King: "So You Insult Barack Obama, You Insult Hillary Clinton, Implicitly You Also Insult African-Americans And Insult Women. Census.gov, Mr. LaPierre."
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Michele Bachmann Blames Obama For The End Times: ‘Christ’s Return Emminent’ After Iran Nuclear Deal (AUDIO)

Michele Bachmann Blames Obama For The End Times: ‘Christ’s Return Emminent’ After Iran Nuclear Deal (AUDIO) | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Bachmann believes the second return of Christ is near - because Obama just can’t stop pissing God off.
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Set phasers to shun: George Takei encourages boycotting Indiana over ‘religious freedom’ bill

Set phasers to shun: George Takei encourages boycotting Indiana over ‘religious freedom’ bill | Daily Crew | Scoop.it
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) now faces the prospect of a wider boycott from sci-fi and gaming fans with the involvement of actor and activist George Takei, the Huffington Post reported.
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Salesforce cancels all travel to Indiana, won’t subject customers or employees to discrimination

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has made good on a threat that his $4 billion company would "dramatically reduce" its investment in Indiana in response to an anti-LGBT religious freedom law.
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Bayard Rustin: The Man Homophobia Almost Erased From History

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Rustin played a key role in advancing civil rights and economic justice. His partner, Walter Naegle, talks with BuzzFeed about that legacy on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the march Rustin mad...
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Moving forward to fix our broken immigration system

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President writes in The Hill he'll fight "any attempt" to turn back progress on immigration.
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Gullible Conservatives Sent Millions To Scam Groups Like Sarah Palin's SarahPac

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Just as we suspected, none of the money being given to organizations like SarahPac goes to actual campaigning. It just goes straight into the pockets of professional grifters like Sarah Palin.
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Misogynist blogger: Make rape on private property legal so women can have ‘learning experiences’

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The founder of a website that is popular with so-called Men’s Rights Activists said this week that the “solution” to the problem of rape in the United States was to decriminalize “the violent taking of a woman” on private property.
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Mississippi Lawmaker Makes Racist Comments, Then Claims He's Not Racist

"Mississippi State Rep. Gene Alday, a Republican, told The Clarion-Ledger he was against increased funding for education, in particular funding to improve li...
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Boehner And GOP Ready To Sacrifice Homeland Security In Petulant Attack On Obama

As unbelievable violence is escalating around the world, John Boehner is ready to sacrifice funding for Homeland Security in order to get his own way.
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When Will Fox News Fire Bill O’Reilly For Lying About Combat Duty?

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Conservatives have tenaciously sunk their fangs into the juicy scandal that is engulfing NBC News anchor Brian Williams. The fact that he has admitted (and apologized for) some false statements he ...
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