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[#] Thu Feb 19 2015 16:29:22 EST from fleeb

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[#] Thu Feb 19 2015 23:34:45 EST from ax25

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I think Marshall, Will and Holly would have them beat by a long shot (assuming that was still North America).

[#] Fri Feb 20 2015 08:11:50 EST from fleeb

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Back then, who knows? You'd almost think it could have been Gondwanaland or something.

Actually, I don't know if the dinosaurs predated or postdated those kinds of plate tectonics.

Oo, but maybe the sleestacks could reclaim the world!

[#] Sun Feb 22 2015 14:38:30 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Little known fact: Will and Holly strongly disagreed with the Marshall Plan.
They knew that the Sleestacks would simply waste all of the money and turn Europe into a neo-sleecialist continent.

[#] Tue Feb 24 2015 11:37:50 EST from <>

Subject: Commissioners urge delay in FCC plan to regulate ‘every nut and bolt’ of Internet

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The two Republican members of the Federal Communications Commission are urging the Democratic chairman to delay a high-drama vote on a secret Internet regulation plan, with one warning the proposal would "impose rules upon almost every nut and bolt" of how Americans use the Internet.

[#] Wed Feb 25 2015 09:45:41 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

Subject: Re: Commissioners urge delay in FCC plan to regulate ‘every nut and bolt’ of Internet

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I think everyone's wrong about this. I'm a hard core conservative and I'm in favor of net neutrality. What's being regulated isn't "every nut and bolt of the Internet" but rather the last-mile connections which are provided over already-granted monopolies. Damn straight that needs to be regulated.

[#] Thu Feb 26 2015 21:27:45 EST from vince-q

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It isn't so much about what the FCC did "today" but more about how it leaves the door wide open for the obamanoids to *really* fuck with it.

[#] Thu Feb 26 2015 23:06:36 EST from zooer

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I wont blame the obamanoids until it happens. There are plenty of other administrations that can do a lot of

[#] Fri Feb 27 2015 11:10:27 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Those are reasonable observations. My objection to the whole discussion as has happened so far is that the pundits quickly boiled it down to "the government taking control of the Internet" -- which of course resulted in Democrats supporting it and Republicans opposing it.

It's more complicated than that, dammit!

If I were the FCC Commissioner -- and I propose immediate deposition into a wood chipper for anyone who doesn't think my appointment as the Commissioner would be a great idea -- I'd rip out most of the telecom regulations already in existence and replace them with ONE regulation:

1. You can be a provider of last-mile circuits, *or* you can be a provider of services (voice, data, video, etc). You can't be both.

I've posted about this before. It's a one-step solution that fixes *everything*.
There's no difference between local and long distance. There's no difference between voice and data. There's no difference between public and private networks. The moment you are granted space on the utility poles or in the underground conduits, your *only* job is to operate a local network that connects service providers with subscriber premises.

If last-mile network operators were prohibited from being service providers, and were obligated to sell connectivity to all service providers at the same price, the network would be "neutral by nature" without the need for any further regulation.

My solution is, of course, perfect, and therefore would be frowned upon by both government and corporate types.

[#] Fri Feb 27 2015 11:11:18 EST from LoanShark

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It remains to be seen what the FCC will do with their new authority but I'm worried enough. Everybody misunderstands what's happening with Netflix, for instance.

[#] Sat Feb 28 2015 10:28:49 EST from zooer

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Bring back semaphore, probalmo el solvo.

[#] Mon Mar 02 2015 13:38:47 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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In other news ... ]

The Leader of the Free World is going to address Congress on March 3.  A well-known terrorist and his accomplices are boycotting the event, preferring instead to assist in arming Iran with nuclear weapons.

[#] Tue Mar 03 2015 21:25:34 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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...and Pelosi stormed out of the chamber like the spoiled little communist bitch that she is.

[#] Tue Mar 03 2015 21:30:08 EST from nristen

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It makes no sense... no sense at all

[#] Tue Mar 03 2015 21:32:44 EST from nristen

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The truth is best hidden out of site and mind... that way it doesn't interfer with the current mind set.

[#] Sat Mar 07 2015 15:08:15 EST from triLcat

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It didn't look like he was getting the cold shoulder...
The boy did us proud. :)

Which is not to say that I'm voting for his party...

I'm voting for one of the other two parties which will only make a coalition with likkud. Not decided on which yet.


[#] Wed Mar 11 2015 22:23:16 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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That's fine. Can you send Bibi over here then? He's an excellent leader and he clearly loves America far more than the anti-semitic piece of shit we currently have in the white house. And it seems that the requirement for POTUS to be a natural born citizen was dropped in 2008, so that's of no concern either.

[#] Sat Mar 21 2015 15:16:58 EDT from triLcat

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*sigh* the thought of bibi with access to a real military and not having the whole world second guessing his moves... omg... ISIS could be gone in a week.


[#] Tue Mar 24 2015 12:54:30 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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This is one of my all time favorite quotes.

“Look, I run a show here. It’s a lot of smoke and noise and it’s strictly for the suckers. I’ve been pulling one kind of scam or another since I was your age, and if there’s one thing I know it’s how to spot the genuine article because that’s what you’ve got to watch out for. Not the cops, you can always get around the cops. But the one thing you can never, ever get around is the genuine article, and you, kid, are the genuine article.”
   -- Steve Martin, as Jonas Nightengale in "Leap of Faith" (1992) 

When you've built your entire world around lying and cheating, the genuine article is an existential threat.  That's why the liberal establishment gets so rabid when you mention Sarah Palin or, now, Ted Cruz.

[#] Tue Mar 24 2015 13:54:37 EDT from vince-q <>

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And that is exactly why the liberal left was completely destroyed by:

"Government is not the solution to the problem.
Government IS the problem."
Ronald Reagan

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