Doesn't it seem wrong for the US gov't to be pushing private companies to censor the internet without due process?"
Does it seem wrong? Yes.
Is it surprising with this Administration, coming from a made-up post that was not vetted by Congress and is not supposed to have any operational power? Not in the least.
President Obama and the Democrat Controlled Congress, in comparison, pushed it to just over 1.85 Trillion... or in comparative numbers, 1,850 Billion Dollars. That is a lot more than +400 Billion.
So yes, we are "jawing about fiscal responsibility" because the numbers as produced by the OMB are pretty clear.
Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it'll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as ''one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.''
Moreover, Mr. Obama's own grandfather in Kenya was a Muslim. Mr. Obama never met his grandfather and says he isn't sure if his grandfather's two wives were simultaneous or consecutive, or even if he was Sunni or Shiite. (O.K., maybe Mr. Obama should just give up on Alabama.)
The other is the politician way of defining it: "all speech on the Internet must be neutral and balanced". Essentially, the equivalent of the "Fairness Doctrine" that was imposed (and revoked) on the visual and audio media years and years ago.
Unfortunately, this distinction is lost in a lot of these discussions. Do not assume that just because it says "Net Neutrality", that it is defined as you think it is.
For the record, I am for the former and against the latter.
If they were performing this action or disrupting the conversation someplace other than their own property, that would be a huge!
I remember after playing Need for Speed for a few hours with my friends (the original one that came out on the 3DO) we would go out to get something eat and found that our reflexes were still reacting to the game while the driving the real car. We found it amusing that our brain was telling us to take the turn at full-speed and cut the guy next to us off, but that was about it.
In that case, I'd have to question the social utility of colleges in a capitalist economy. The number of English and Philosophy majors capitalism can profitably use is vanishingly small, where the number of Engineers and actual professionals capitalism can use is comparatively huge.
America, currently being a Free Capitalist Market (hey, only 33% of it is Command, Give His Highness some more time to fix that) means that we can have as many English & Philosophy Majors as the market can bear. If they cannot find a job in their market, then they can go perform unskilled labor.
Still more needed, though, is UNSKILLED LABOR, apparently, given the eternal quest by our crony-controlled federal government for illegal aliens and the amount of times I've heard "You're overqualified" from HR idiots.
Fixed that for ya.
Seems to work across FF, IE, and Chrome.
But ignoring your insult, lets get to the "conned" statement. How exactly were you "conned"?
Apple, IBM, the guys who owns the Theatre down the block, or even the Mom-n-Pop store owner have the right to tell you "No, you cannot do/say that on my property, go away". For the Brick and Mortar stores, that involves their land (which is why you can protest on the public sidewalk). For Apple, that involves their Store. (Notice, I did not say the device was their property, just the App Store)
"...it's all about money and learning from history to protect your business."
Congratulations, you JUST learned Economics 101. By earning a PROFIT (you mean that hasn't been outlaw yet!?) he is able to keep his employees, well, employed, make more products, make more money, continue to contribute to charity, pay taxes, offer benefits, hire more people, rise-and-repeat.
So why is that a bad thing again?