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Now.... just extend that a LITTLE further...
Companies always go toward Monopoly. Something needs to reign them in. Free Market doesn't work in the case of monopolies. Comcast is the most hated company in America, but still exists....
Greedy bastards ALWAYS push it.
If you have criminals, and corrupt cops, the solution is not to get rid of cops. It's to get rid of the corruption!
I kid. I kid. I see your point. Regulatory capture is a bad thing. The solution is NOT to get rid of regulation. That leads to monopolies. The solution is to get rid of the corruption.
Frankly, America barely votes and a large swath of the voters are fucking lemming morons. We have the corrupt government we deserve. Congress has a 14% approval rating. Most of them get reelected over and over. This isn't the government's fault. This is OUR god damned fault.
If Verizon doesn't want to be a common carrier, I saw we let them reclassify themselves. They can be an information service. They can lose Common Carrier status. What they seem to forget is that there are two parts to being a Common Carrier. They're not held liable for what's ON their pipes, as long as they don't TOUCH what's on their pipes.
Let them lose Common Carrier, and then let's all sue them into the !@#$ing ground for all the emotionally crippling Internet sent over their pipes. Oh? What's that? Suddenly they want to be common carriers again?
Fuck you Verizon, and fuck your petty little tirades. This is why I use T-Mobile. No contracts, decent prices, and their CEO loves Net Neutrality. Oh, and GSM service so I can take my phone overseas and have it work.
Yeah, I'm getting annoyed at this whole "years in court" thing too. Title II is NOT new. It was established in 1933-4? and lasted until the late 90s I believe. Title II is very well tested. Further, we've had several DC circuit court cases in 2014 where the judges said that the FCC had the authority if they reclassified. They have. Done Deal.
They left out one important detail though... we didn't get unbundling back. It used to be that the phone carriers had to lease their lines to whomever asked for a decent price. That let mom and pop ISPs into the field to compete on service, and it was awesome for creating competition.
I'd tell her that her teenage years might be rough. I'd tell her not to worry about them and that life gets better in college, where you're surrounded by people that WANT to be there.
I'd tell her that she's going to feel a lot of pressure from the people around her to be "normal", and that's hogwash. She'll be told to look a certain way, act a certain way, and that there's a LOT of pressure to not be happy so she'll buy makeup or clothes so she can BE happy, but that that is BS and doesn't work.
I'd tell her that most of the people in the world don't know what they're doing with their lives. They're going through the motions and hoping no one else notices that they're lost. The people that make choices about what they want to do with their lives are the ones that are really happy, because their life has meaning. Tell her to do whatever she wants with her life, and you'll be happy if she's happy and lives her life well.
Tell her dating is a skill, and like any skill you learn it by fucking up a few times... Her first love won't be her last. There will be awkwardness and some small amount of stupidity, but you learn from that and you get better at it and eventually you figure out who you are, who you want to be, and then you find someone that you want to share your life with.
Tell her that another person can't complete her, ever. That's her job. She can't complete someone else. That's their job.
Other than that, I'd just spill your guts on random life lessons you've learned.
1. Actually, these are old rules. The internet was run under these rules for most of it's life. You have no idea what you're talking about.
2. Uhm.... You don't know much about the old days of radio or broadcast TV do you?
3. That's your belief, but not the history we've seen.
4. That's just FUD.
I don't think you know what your'e talking about at all. Your whole post is just FUD. Really. You're blatantly wrong about the regulations, about the history of radio, broadcast TV, and the rest is just your own anti government beliefs.
This is a GOOD THING.
Actually, it WAS a policy. Title II is NOT new. We had it in the
This is PRECISELY how the internet was ran back in the day. I'm old enough to !@#$ing remember it too. Get off my !@#$ lawn.
The policies that the FCC are putting in place are NOT NEW. We HAD them. They were knackered back in the 90's, and then everything went to shit. We know PRECISELY what these policies will do, because we've had them before.
If anything, the FCC hasn't gone far enough. They're not forcing the carriers to unbundle like back in the old days. In the old days the carriers were forced to lease their lines to competitors for decent rates, which allowed mom and pop ISPs to flourish and compete on service.
In the old days of Title II regulation, the companies were forced to lease their lines to competitors for decent rates. That's why we had lots of local mom and pop ISPs... Naturally, the FCC is not going to enforce that part of Title II, it might cause actual competition.
I'm incredibly frustrated by all the morons on here who quite obviously don't know what they're talking about, crying about government regulation and how this is going to hurt broadband, and if only we had more choice at the local level.... Not talking about you Woody. You're fine.