Federalization of the internet and wordpress
On February 26th the FCC will rule on a 332 page bill submitted by the President that regulates the internet, wherein it states ???? Oh did I forget to mention that the contents are secret until after the vote by the FCC. This reminds me of what Nancy Pelosi said about oboma-care that we must pass the bill before we can see whats in the bill. I believe the internet has done a fair job of regulating itself so far so why does oboma want a new set of federal regulations and have those rules enforced by the FCC?
Today on the radio a member of the FCC’s voting board was on the air talking about how outside regulation would only mean increases in the price of internet access. He spoke in generalities because of the ‘gag order’ in place but did mention that these regulations would deal with allocation of bandwidth meaning that the big guys would win out over the smaller internet providers, and in some cases put them out of business. This would result in a quasi monopoly and thus higher rates for the consumer.
I assume that the billions who use the internet are OK with federalizing the internet
because there has been no ground swell of protest against it.
But I wonder
how many censorship clauses are in that bill?
A quick note of a personal nature with regard to my blog. For those who have been with me for a while you will notice the lack of photographs scattered throughout different postings and now a total loss of any links to articles I quote in the posting. I apologize but wordpress is not allowing me to do either operation. The buttons are there but when I click them nothing happens. A reader commented on my ‘Friday-fiction’ posting about something I wrote that the President said and I had to email her the link because I could not even copy and paste the link to the bottom of the posting like I had done previously. I believe this could be due to any of several factors, like my having an old browser or antiquated operating system or the fact that because I am connected to the internet server over a 300 foot WiFi link.
In any event I apologize for any inconvenience
and if you ever want further clarification of something I have written
just drop me a line
and I will send the relevant links back to you.