A free market flourishes in the presence of that superb human invention called "money". It is impersonal, it is versatile, it is free from dependency on source -- as long as it is handled in lawful ways -- and it is in itself an inspiring asset. Internet offers hundreds of thousands or millions of buy opportunities -- but does it offer anything which rivals the payment by cash face-to-face with a buyer? Suggestions have... more »
The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech
This is a portion of a much larger document that I wrote as a letter to all citizens. The time for we the people to band together and protect our right to free speech far into the future is now. We must demand and pass into legislation that any company or entity which transmits or transports information shall not alter or deny their services based on the source or the receiver. This simple principle should only be redressed... more »
The issue of 'Net Neutrality' is NOT and has NEVER BEEN about "government control of the internet." As far as I'm concerned, anyone who says otherwise is either a conspiracy theorist or has not taken the time to fully understand the issue. Or perhaps they're overly cynical. The issue is one of corporate power, checks and balances and a guarantee that all bits are created equal, so-to-speak. It has become quite apparent... more »
The freedom of speech has absolutely no relevance to "open internet" discussions. Freedom of speech comes with a requirement that the "free speaker" does not violate another's fundamental rights. Shouting "fire" in a crowded theater or such uses of speech are not protected. Where is the corresponding responsibility for "open Internet". Where they are at now is completely nonexistent. SEC III ¶ (51) is the best definition... more »
Verizon and Google have unveiled a framework for net neutrality policy that would harm the openness and freedom that have led to the tremendous growth of the Internet. I strongly urge you to reject this plan, and to the listen to the voices of me and millions of consumers who are demanding strong net neutrality protections. Today the Internet serves as our "town square" – where we talk to one another, exchange views,... more »
An Open Internet is Essential for America Are some corporate CEO's, doctors, lawyers, politicians and scientists psychopaths?+By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor, Can WE ADD TOP Government Be In This List? Can America Be America With OUT The Free Speech? Or Do WE Americans Let The Psychopaths, At the Top Run America, With the Rule Over US ALL, With No work that have a role in the economy depend on it, How Can WE... more »
Keep the Internet Free and accessible. Why? I survived without it before; I can do it again. A very good friend of mine taught me the most important 4-word phrase in life: I don't need it..!!!
It is imperative that the Internet be kept open for two reasons. First, if Civilization is 'any society moving towards a clearer view of reality', then it is based on individuals adding their personal views of reality into the general pool so that others may weigh it against what is standardly accepted. A civilization is based on the individual's perceptions. A Tyranny, or a Dark Age, is based on a top-down dictation... more »
The problem I see is none other than the same tired old rhetoric that has plagued EVERY end user service of any kind. Foe example: Last night I watched an old re-run of a Cheers episode and some agency, I assume the content provider, decided that the word "crap" should be bleeped. This was NOT the case, years ago when I watched the same episode. This is the root of the problem. I pay a broadband service provider for... more »
This may be one of the last bit of our freedoms to go. It is a fact 92% of our newspapers, and 98% of all radio talk shows are controlled by Republican interests. They spew hate and division to unimformed voters such as the tea party folks who are doing the bidding of big corporations. In the New Yorker Magazine, article by Jane Mayer's on the Koch Brothers is very telling. Corporations work to fund low informed... more »
Where does illegal activity lie within the idea of free speech? I for one, am tired of the scammers, malware, trojan horses, and other scams done by phone, internet or mobile devices. Where is protection for the public?
(51) WIRE COMMUNICATION.--The term ''wire communication'' or ''communication by wire'' means the transmission of writing, signs, signals, pictures, and sounds of all kinds by aid of wire, cable, or other like connection between the points of origin and reception of such transmission, including all instrumentalities, facilities, apparatus, and services (among other things, the receipt, forwarding, and delivery of communications)... more »
Reviewing the posts for the past few days, I notice that this area has degenerated into the normal path of most internet "discussions". While some are quoting statistics and statements from politicians and members of the current administration, others have fallen into the path taken by people who have no real argument. That is, they start name calling. Calling someone a dupe is not germain to the topic. In a republic,... more »
First, Cable companies should be regulated and told they can not charge more than a certain amount for cable........example I pay $175 for cable with Charter in Hoover Alabama and pay $100 for cable with Bright House in Orlando(daughter in college). The Bright House has more channels and features but I pay $75 more for less! Second, ANY network or broadcast television station should be free if you can pick it up on a... more »
If we can't get the FCC to contol the Internet, have the FTC do it! :-(
this is scary stuff folks. Please don't permit this to happen, or we will live in a country like China.
Read for yourself from the FTC web site!