It�s Official � The FCC Will Vote to Take Over the Internet in December
dougpol1 at verizon.net
Fri Dec 24 15:58:54 GMT 2010
On 12/24/2010 02:20 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>>> I sail my own boat and have made several ocean crossings alone. I
>>>>> >>>>>> am sure no one here knows but the world has joined and made that illegal
>>>>> >>>>>> activity. I did not post this to be off topic but instead to show what
>>>>> >>>>>> will almost surly happen to the Internet if we users do not fight
>>>>> >>>>>> government intervention.
>>>> >>>>> Sorry, until there is a world government, you bet that you cannot just
>>>> >>>>> sail from any point to just any point in the world.
>>> >>>> Did you mean "can" or "cannot"? Seems to me it should be "can".
>> >>> Oh, you certainly can do so. You just have to deal with the coastguards.
>> >>> I'd certainly have to answer if I get caught trying to sail out of Hong
>> >>> Kong without informing the Marine/Immigration/Customs Department. So
>> >>> unless Douglas is yapping about something else...we need a world
>> >>> government to do away with a whole load of crap issues due to a divided
>> >>> world.
> >> That's one solution even I can't swallow.
Ok guys I am not even going to comment on world Government since I
have just discovered that I am a conservative zealot and as such we all
know where I stand.
I guess I made a mistake of giving an example of governmental
intervention in my personal life on this list. The girls single
handing across an ocean are breaking international law. They could be
arrested by any government official when they enter any port in the
world. I have a six pack captains license and I delivered boats back
and forth across the Atlantic for buyers or sellers of boats and those
that want there boat taken someplace so they can use it to vacation
on.. If I do that today my license can be revoked. Today If I am to
deliver a boat over a long distance across an ocean I have to take
someone with me. That is the law!
This appears to some of us zealots to be a step in controlling the
high seas. Since the world is mostly ocean and is the only place that
people can go to to escape Government, it should be controlled by some
world organization. Heck, even the Antarctic has been devided up by the
worlds Governements. I don't think any 30 ft boat has ever sunk a
ship and no boat sailing at 7 miles per hour is likely to sink any other
boat. I guess they are protecting me from being run over by a ship?
The government gave the phone companies the laws they needed to be
a monopoly. They tried to take the cable and cell phone advocates right
to operate. So the FCC was the very ones that faught against your
ability to use high speed cable for anything. Had they and the phone
companies had their way you would still be getting on line by the use of
Companies smelling money began installing cable and selling it's
use. The FCC seeing it was backing a dead horse in the phone companies
applauded cable and gave them a monopoly in the area they had installed
cable. Now they have a Government given monopoly so the FCC has to
control how they do their pricing. The cable companies now want to
change the pricing structure to cover the huge cost of putting in
hundreds of miles of cable to supply small towns with only a few people
in them to pay the cable bill. Why didn't the FCC install their own
cables since they are so adept at running services like the Post Office
and Amtrak at a profit?
I would answer some other questions that have been put to me but I
can't think of any. I can only think of some name calling I also
cannot think of a single argument anyone has made to back up their point
of view, that government should control the web in any or every way.
My argument is why don't we try the providers solution as to how we
pay for our Internet and if it sucks the government will be perfectly
willing to jerk the whole thing away from the providers and give it to
us free and raise the taxes to pay for it?? That way my year old mother
inlaw has no computer can help pay for it.
The Government can do this you know? Companies had loaned General
Motors billions. When the Government took it over without showing any
constitutional right at all to do it, it told without any authority the
holders of those notes to go fly a kit. Then they divided the stock up
giving organized labor huge portions of the debt free preferred stock.
I have disagreed with liberals all my life, but I have yet to have
an argument with one. I state my point of view and they call me names.
I can't figure out what they believe in or even if they believe in
anything except let the Government handle it. Certainly they must
believe in Something and I wonder what it is? Doug
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