Corporations are preferable to government control. The government is far more dangerous and totalitarian than competing companies in a free market.
The FCC is set to rule on “Net Neutrality” this week, which another name for government regulation of internet providers, which means a foot in the door for bureaucrats to start controling access to the internet with endless new laws and regulations. They’re planning to make their move this week, right before Christmas when they think it will go unnoticed. And in the UK they are planning to block all “adult sites”. You have to ask your ISP for access to see them. Which means you will be on record somewhere for asking to see adult sites.
And let’s not forget the UN, who is urging for control of the internet by China and Saudi Arabia, two of the most repressive nations on earth, because of Wikileaks. As I said, Wikileaks is only terrorizing the bureaucrats and we’re seeing what they’re made of.
The internet you’ve known and loved up till now may be a thing of the past if these various statists get their way.
With the world economy teetering, leaders more imbecilic and corrupt than ever, the freedom of the internet is very dangerous to those who want to control the public. It’s no surprise that they are feeling their grip on power slipping. There is a palatable anger out there from many sides. From left and right, from religious to atheist. Riots are breaking all over. Chaos is on the rise.
We may be in for some really dark times and the last thing we need is governments trying to put the choke on the greatest source of communication ever devised. Do what you can to tell your congresspeople to jump down the throats of the FCC. They should not get away with this power grab. This administration has been doing nothing but statist power grabs from the beginning. From the auto industry to healthcare, to banking and finance, food and now the internet. In every case, they make it sound like they are “doing it for our benefit” but the truth is, they are being given powers they never had and will only seek to make stronger because bureaucrats are never satisfied with what they have.
Never before in history since the birth of this nation has the need to reign in the government been greater. We can only hope we’re not too late.
More on the Food Safety bill which just passed the senate and why it’s based on lies. GOP Senators unanimously voted for it. Remember that this is the lame duck GOP, but the fact is it shows they are ignoring the Tea Party which was against this bill because it will hurt small farmers. You cannot trust either party. I’ve been saying that my whole life and now we’re seeing it in action.
UPDATE: The Register says the UK Porn Lock issue is merely being debated at this point. My point is, all over the the world governments are simultaneously talking about controlling the internet thanks in part to Wikileaks. They were just looking for an excuse, and the trumped up charges against Wikileaks are providing them with one. As I have pointed out before, the only damaging info to come out of Wikileaks so far is against corrupt bureaucrats. Unfortunately, that’s who makes decisions controlling people’s lives. We need to expose them more, not less.
As you may or may not know I have a web development company. We design and develop internet sites for businesses and individuals. I just redid our site. I’ll be adding more examples and text later.
Unfortunately, since I sub-contract for some companies I can’t list some of my better work. But this should give you an idea of what I can do in case you need a site.
Net Neutrality was a smokescreen for more government control of the internet. The people behind it were the the statist “Free Press” run by a hard core Marxist. And the Obama administration is ignoring the courts to press this hard. The excuse? It’s for the children, of course!
Congress must ensure that obscenity laws are enforced so that children are not exposed to pornography on the Internet, researchers and advocates of Internet safety said Tuesday.
Speaking at a briefing at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, researchers said because obscenity laws have not been upheld or enforced, illegal adult pornography has flooded and polluted the Internet.
“Today we are calling on Congress and the Department of Justice to ensure that the enforcement of our current obscenity laws is a priority,” said Donna Rice Hughes, president of Enough Is Enough, a Virginia-based nonprofit that works to make the Internet safer for children and families. “Our children’s innocence is worth fighting for.”
Adolf Hitler once said: “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”
Meanwhile, the new regulations they want to impose will do more damage to the economy and cause even more people to lose their jobs.
We’re in the fight for our lives right now. The government is using excuses like the oil spill and porn on the internet and any thing else they come up with to take away more liberties and freedom. It’s not a joke. People on the so called left and right better wise up fast. We need to put a stop to this madness. November can’t come fast enough.
Two links worth exploring today provide you with a ton of links to a lot of useful free software (mostly, but not entirely, PC stuff) that will boost your productivity and make your life easier.
The first is Life Hacker’s Pack 2010. A list of essential software you shouldn’t do without. I used to work with a guy who made an “essentials” cd for people every couple months that had the latest versions of freeware that was useful. This is a current version of that idea.
Gotta love the internet.
Another good Reason TV video. The fact is, the statists want the government to control the internet so they can limit who says what there. That is why they want the FCC to oversee it. The FCC has the racist crackpot Mark Lloyd involved with it. He wants to shut down all dissenting political views. No thanks.
Net neutrality must be stopped. We’ve already seen how bad this administrations ideas are. We don’t need them to get any more powerful.
I noticed I’ve been using Chrome more to surf the web than my beloved Firefox. Mainly because Firefox loads a lot slower. I suspect that’s because I have a lot of add ons on my Firefox version, but it seems I don’t use them as much as I expected and so the speed thing gets annoying. Chrome is faster. And I am looking forward to playing with the OS, which is getting great reviews. When I get a netbook, I may make that the OS (Operating System).
I know plenty of people are creeped out by Google, but I have to say I am impressed by a lot of their work. They produce very nice software and apps.
According to Google.