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Anonymous 16/11/10(Thu)02:35 No. 1 ID: 132ea3 [Reply] Stickied
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this is a bad idea


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Anonymous 17/05/06(Sat)03:56 No. 283 ID: 87f732
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I'm starting to like it.
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Anonymous 17/12/01(Fri)21:08 No. 485 ID: cfbfa4 [Reply]
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The proposal to turn the Internet into cable television:
http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db1122/DOC-347927A1.pdf

This will be "considered" at the FCC's monthly meeting on December 14th.

It's not what I thought it was. I thought it would be about putting control of the internet into corporate hands, raising the cost of hosting and streaming services nationwide, and forcing the people to pay for access to individual web sites like cable TV channels. It does those things, but its higher priority is undoing things that were done during the previous administration. This is yet another attempt by the current administration to make the American people and the world forget there was ever a black president by erasing any trace of a political legacy that could be attributed to his leadership (even though the president has no authority to direct the FCC). Destroying the internet as we know it will be a side effect.

Specifically, the proposal reverses this order:
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-15-24A1.pdf

Highlights:

Key to the proposal is defining broadband Internet access as a luxury, not a utility. Specifically, to reclassify broadband ISPs as Title I "information services", reversing their 2015 reclassification as Title II "telecommunications services" and bringing us back to 2014's Verizon Communications Inc. v. FCC, in which it was determined that the FCC relinquished the authority to regulate broadband ISPs blocking or throttling any information being transmitted through their networks by distinguishing them from "common carriers" as was confirmed in 2004's NCTA v. Brand X Internet Services.

The proposal repeats certain words and phrases to an almost hypnotic effect, among them "restore internet freedom" (what it purports to do) and "heavy-handed, utility-style regulation" (in reference to the 2015 order) and "light touch" (to describe it's strategy of regulation-free regulation that will magically prevent the telecom conglomerates from holding the internet for ransom).
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Anonymous 17/12/04(Mon)23:42 No. 487 ID: a870df
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What's real fun is that under Title I and without common carrier protections, they are liable for all traffic carried over their network.

If you commit a crime using their network, under Title I they're considered to be an accomplice to the crime. This is what common carrier prevented.

But because Verizon's execs want ever-greater forms of compensation, they sued common carrier out of the way, which lead to them being classified as Title II.

Now they're back to Title I without common carrier protections. Which means they're back to being liable for acts committed by customers using their network.

Almost every sketchy business that only accepts bitcoin as payment? ISPs are now liable for them. The act of receiving and transmitting information about the blockchain transaction? Liable.

They wanted it, they got it. And I hope they choke on it.


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Anonymous 17/12/09(Sat)10:56 No. 497 ID: a20cea

>>487
>under Title I they're considered to be an accomplice to the crime
They're just going to make that go away with lawyers and money you know.


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Anonymous 17/12/10(Sun)13:28 No. 498 ID: 15ac11
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>>497
They'd better beef up their legal departments, since they're accomplices on federal, state, and local levels.

Getting dragged into court in every municipality in the country tends to be a bit of a drain.

But I'm sure that the GOP, being such vocal supporters of state rights, would certainly never stand in their way.




Anonymous 17/11/27(Mon)00:25 No. 477 ID: ee2f87 [Reply]
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Just remember, anybody who doesn't want to go to war is gay.


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Anonymous 17/12/08(Fri)16:39 No. 494 ID: 13e15e

>>491
I will not be held responsible for Trump. I voted for Gary Johnson. I'm not saying I did anything of value, but I didn't vote for Trump.

...and did you just skip right over my whole spiel about the non-existence of the alt-right and snowflake left and make some comment about how I must be a supporter of one of those two sides?

You can not kill yourself fast enough. Hurry, there's no time.


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Anonymous 17/12/12(Tue)08:53 No. 499 ID: 15ac11
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>>494
>I voted for Gary Johnson
You clearly know what you have to do then...

>You can not kill yourself fast enough


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Anonymous 17/12/12(Tue)14:25 No. 500 ID: 019eec

>>499
Tell you what, lets race; I'll even give you a head start--I won't slash my wrists or overdose on anything until you're already dying.




Anonymous 17/09/24(Sun)05:47 No. 429 ID: 11862f [Reply]
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>Well, Donal Trump had it all wrong.
>It was actually me, who was born in Kenya.

This joke is funny because she is white racially and culturally and that she was obviously therefor not born in Kenya. The part that's a jab at Duck for perpetuating the "birther" conspiracy isn't what people will be laughing about when they hear this.

Hillary makes this racially charged joke on mainstream TV and no one calls out her shit?


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Anonymous 17/11/29(Wed)13:16 No. 481 ID: 8cb1db

>>480
>stated unequivocally that he was a Libertarian
Oh, well then, that was not me. I would not say that. Sorry to doubt you, and sorry to be rude. I can't account for what you find similar between my proposal and his; I'm not recommending any particular party nor do I personally support any particular party over another. I simply want to check the health of our democracy, because it looks really sick right now. We've had two presidents in the last thirteen years elected against the popular vote, voter turnout has been dismal throughout my lifetime, and voters consciously elect politicians to manage their country that they wouldn't trust to watch their children.

>a momentary change will affect the political system long term
It will. I don't expect it to fundamentally alter the way US politics work, but it will set a precedent that needs to be set in the 21st century: that the people--not the parties--are in control.

>all the times the existing political system went from two to three or more parties, only to end up back at two parties
Yes, that is likely to happen again. It is likely this cycle will never be broken so long as partisan democracies exist to perpetuate it. Much the same way people grow old and sick, democracies grow complacent and corrupt. Unlike people however, democracies can be rejuvenated at any time--provided the right people and the right circumstances come together.

The times you are talking about were almost one hundred and fifty years ago. Every corrupt or scandalous political thing that has happened to you, your parents, your grand parents and your great grand parents happened under the purview of either a Republican or Democratic president. Isn't time to try something else, if for no other reason than to try something else?


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Anonymous 17/12/08(Fri)07:13 No. 492 ID: 15ac11
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>>481
>The times you are talking about were almost one hundred and fifty years ago.
Those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.

History is cyclical. The sooner you learn this the sooner you can use history to better understand the present. The humans who were alive 150 years ago are virtually identical to the humans who are here today.

Their reasons for acting the way they acted are the same reasons people act the way they act today.

Don't get lost in the superficial differences.


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Anonymous 17/12/08(Fri)16:52 No. 495 ID: 13e15e

>>492
>Don't get lost in the superficial differences.
I'm going to have to ask you to translate all this edginess into an actual statement.




Anonymous 17/11/01(Wed)17:56 No. 457 ID: 873203 [Reply]
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Harvey Weinstein isn't a tipping point; he's the point of no return.


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Anonymous 17/11/06(Mon)07:27 No. 462 ID: 4c7fc5

>>460
Kevin Smith financed Clerks using comic books, credit cards, and student loans.

A million bucks is exploiting this for personal gain. Its Corey Feldman. He'll just spend most of it on coke and hookers and scrape something together with whatever remnants are left.


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Anonymous 17/11/08(Wed)16:05 No. 463 ID: ca31d1

>>462
Imagine the hookers and blow you could get with $10m.

I bet you could fill a yacht with hookers and blow, take it from Miami to New York, rent a private jet and fill it with hookers and blow, take it to Amsterdam, and then hookers and blow until you're dead or waking up in jail.


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Anonymous 17/11/25(Sat)17:18 No. 476 ID: 9cd6dd
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>>457
This bitch was actually the tipping point.




Anonymous 17/11/03(Fri)11:52 No. 458 ID: db770c [Reply]
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Was this Russia?

You know what's happened; the resistance to forced memes is gone.

The internet has made goatse of society's anus.




Anonymous 17/10/29(Sun)18:11 No. 456 ID: 5fc4cd [Reply]
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Noozweak:
>Woman Gives Trump The Middle Finger After Following Motorcade on a Bicycle

>XboxSolution




Anonymous 17/09/06(Wed)16:08 No. 420 ID: 9fd7e5 [Reply]
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So all the posting about the German election got deleted. Why? Even as a non-German I still find it useful to know what's going on in other countries and also to see what sort of trends might apply to where I live.

Right now it looks to me as though despite the number of people who loudly dislike Merkel and her party there are still enough who either don't dislike her as much or dislike the other parties more that she'll get first crack at forming a governing coalition.


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Anonymous 17/09/08(Fri)06:21 No. 422 ID: a4d268

Haben Sie F├╝hrerschein?


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Anonymous 17/10/06(Fri)20:58 No. 442 ID: 9fd7e5

So a Jamaica coalition, they say. This is what it'll be like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH9J-eBldeA




Anonymous 17/09/20(Wed)15:34 No. 427 ID: 1e22f7 [Reply]
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After all, this presidency only happened because of memes.




Anonymous 17/09/16(Sat)12:54 No. 423 ID: 4bf217 [Reply]
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We owe the Kurds their country.

They've been better allies to the west than Iraq, Iran, Syria, or Turkey ever were or will be. They have bled on the front lines on the same side as US and UN forces in numerous conflicts and all they get in return is further isolation and oppression.

The US should back not only their independence from Iraq, but withdraw from all ties in Turkey and back their independence there as well. We should take steps to ensure the territory they've purged of ISIS in Syria remains theirs, and pressure Iran to give them autonomy.

There's nothing more wrong we could do to these people than tell them they can't be free because we want the oppressive, corrupt, unstable regimes they want out of to stay in place.


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Anonymous 17/09/17(Sun)10:05 No. 424 ID: 4d62fc
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Its an eternal stain on the US that Bush told them to rebel because we'd have their back, only to run away like a little bitch the instant they played their hand.

Turkey, on the other hand, has appointed a tyrant to rule, a tyrant who is determined to remain in power until his death, no matter how many citizens has to imprison and kill to maintain it. Upon his death the country will descend into chaos.

That time of chaos would be a great moment for the Kurds seize control of their destiny.


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Anonymous 17/09/17(Sun)17:05 No. 425 ID: e895f3

>>424
I honestly cannot fathom what sustains the US-Turkey alliance. It's not like this regime is keeping the islamic fundamentalists at bay like the other scummy Middle-Eastern dictatorships the US was allied with before the Arab Spring fiasco. They provide safe passage for incoming recruits to ISIS, medical care for wounded jihadi fighters, and make a profit from black market sales of Syrian oil--and that's just the stuff we have proof of.

>Bush told them to rebel because we'd have their back
Indeed, such shame. Which reminds me, Obama gave them weapons, training, and hope--only to heel-turn on regime change and the anti-Assad alliance in Syria shortly before the end of his term.


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Anonymous 17/09/19(Tue)09:36 No. 426 ID: c56a97
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>>425
Well, you can thank Turkey for being their usual shitheaded selves about Kurds and Russia informing us that they would start firing on US forces if we didn't stop making their #1 arms importer Assad cry.

They still are completely autonomous in Iraq, primarily due to the US letting them do whatever the fuck they wanted in their territory with full logistical support. At this point they have better control over it than the rest of Iraq has over its territory.

Once Erdogan dies in power they'll have their country. It's just going to take a while. Well, assuming the rest of the Turkish military doesn't get tired of his shit, instead of just part of it. Part didn't work.




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