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Net neutrality is the principle that Internet providers like Comcast & Verizon should not control what we see and do online. In 2015, startups, Internet freedom groups, and 3.7 million commenters won strong net neutrality rules from the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC). The rules prohibit Internet providers from blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization—"fast lanes" for sites that pay, and slow lanes for everyone else.

John Oliver on the danger of ending net neutrality:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbOEoRrHyU

On what ending net neutrality means for us:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexkantrowitz/fcc-moves-to-roll-back-net-neutrality?utm_term=.ds0OQ5QM#.djMoxJxy

Time to call your members of Congress, again.

Please guys, don’t ignore this stuff. This will negatively affect everyone and we need to stop it.

Prepare to be annoyed by me because I’ll never stop reposting about this until something is done

I hate diverging into reality on here. But this will end the internet as we know it. Its one thing you should hate if you’re left or right wing. Its not about promoting business. Its corporate greed. 3 big telecom companies gaining control of everything.

So call your senators. And your representative. Tell them to make net neutrality law. Then call them the next day. And then the day after. And keep calling every single day. Fax them. Email them. Best yet show up at their offices in person. At town halls. At public appearances. Do not let up.

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What did Donald Trump do today?He got bullied by Rodrigo Duterte.Trump's Asia to...

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What did Donald Trump do today?

He got bullied by Rodrigo Duterte.

Trump's Asia tour took him to the Philippines today, where he renewed his warm relationship with President Rodrigo Duterte. Death squads and other forms of vigilante violence encouraged by Duterte have killed thousands of people, making him a pariah in most democratic countries, including the United States under President Obama. 

Prior to Trump's arrival, Duterte had pre-emptively demanded that Trump not raise the issue of his human rights abuses, saying that if Trump did dare to bring it up, he would say, "You want to ask a question, I’ll give you an answer. Lay off. That is not your business. That is my business." Trump seemed happy to oblige, but when reporters present at the first meeting between the two asked about it, Duterte responded by calling the reporters "spies" and ordering them out of the room. (Duterte has openly threatened journalists with assassination.) 

Trump, who has called the free press in the United States "the enemy of the American people," laughed out loud at Duterte's expulsion of the press. Trump later reminded Duterte that he was his friend, but that President Obama had not been. (This is correct: Obama refused to "lay off" and ignore the murders the Duterte regime committed, and relationships between the two were strained as a result.)

Praise and warmth for dictators has become the hallmark of Trump's Asia trip: in addition to his deference to Duterte, Trump has sided with Vladimir Putin over the "political hacks" and "liars" of the US intelligence community, enthusiastically congratulated Xi Jinping on his "victory" in maintaining his place atop the undemocratic hierarchy of the Chinese government, and even (sporadically) held out hope that he might someday be "friends" with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. (At the moment, Trump and Kim are more like frenemies: Trump called Kim "short and fat" during this trip, but in the past has admired the way that the "smart cookie" Kim has ruthlessly suppressed challenges to his rule.)

Why should this bother me?

  • It's bad if presidents prefer the company of dictators and strongmen to democratically elected governments.
  • The President of the United States shouldn't be so easily pushed around.
  • Demonizing the free press is what authoritarians do--and this is an example of that.
  • A president who can't confront evil is either a coward or has priorities that make him unfit for office.
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On the last bullet point, why not both?!

Trump's presidency is the result of decades of structural problems in the US, not a brief Moscow campaign. If we can't or don't reckon with that, then Trump is the lighthearted intro to the much darker era that will follow him.

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Trump's presidency is the result of decades of structural problems in the US, not a brief Moscow campaign.

If we can't or don't reckon with that, then Trump is the lighthearted intro to the much darker era that will follow him.


Posted by pwnallthethings on Friday, November 17th, 2017 11:24pm


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A must-watch: MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle reminds everyone of the known sexual assault accusations against Donald Trump, one by one, in detail.

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Great news! 13 years in a row of sales growth is amazing! I’m...

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Great news! 13 years in a row of sales growth is amazing! I’m positive that Wallmart will now play all of its employees a living wage and offer full benefits to all of its employees.

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Constructive Behavioral Science Pranksters Solve Chaotic Sidewalk Bicycle Congestion With Duct Tape

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SHIFT, a group of Dutch behavioral science pranksters who seek to change human behavior by inserting subtle changes in the environment, took matters into their own hands to address a frustrating chaotic bicycle situation. The group simply used a roll of duct tape to create lines and arrows delineating turning lanes from those going straight and “nudged” the cyclists to follow the unspoken direction.

The situation at Keizer Karelplein Nijmegen has been annoying us for quite some time now, so we decided to put our nudging skills to the test. We managed to change the cyclists behaviour using only duct tape.

via reddit

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