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  • Marym625 (27223 posts)
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    Join The Battle For The Net – Nationwide Protests 12/7/17

    I’ll be at the protest at the Verizon store on State Street downtown Chicago at 11:30 am. Bringing a few people from work with me.

    Check for a protest near you. Here’s the link to search for one

    http://verizonprotests.com

    From Fight For The Future:

    The FCC will vote on December 14th to repeal net neutrality protections. There’s still time to stop this. Congress has blocked FCC votes before and we can get them to do it again. Here’s how you can help:

    Visit

    https://www.battleforthenet.com

    to call your member of Congress.

    Sign up to attend a December 7th protest:

    http://verizonprotests.com

    Volunteer with Team Internet:

    https://act.demandprogress.org/sign/sign-up-text-team-internet

    Make a donation:

    https://donate.fightforthefuture.org/

    ChiciB1, Koko, mntleo2 and 12 othersrudycantfail, Stockholmer, Agony, Scuba, snot, Go Vols, Baba OhReally, Enthusiast, ravensong, Charles, Gryneos, area woman like this
    Take Action #StopFCC https://www.battleforthenet.com/breaktheinternet/ "Once the decision was made to go into Iraq as an invader and occupier,  it’s like our nation lost its conscience. And it has not yet gotten that conscience back." Madfloridian  

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  • Marym625 (27223 posts)
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    1. Kicking this

    Needs to be fought. We have one week left

    Take Action #StopFCC https://www.battleforthenet.com/breaktheinternet/ "Once the decision was made to go into Iraq as an invader and occupier,  it’s like our nation lost its conscience. And it has not yet gotten that conscience back." Madfloridian  
    • Stockholmer (2533 posts)
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      9. Kick from Sweden! Fight these fuckers hard!!!

      • Marym625 (27223 posts)
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        13. Thank you

        That’s the plan!

        Take Action #StopFCC https://www.battleforthenet.com/breaktheinternet/ "Once the decision was made to go into Iraq as an invader and occupier,  it’s like our nation lost its conscience. And it has not yet gotten that conscience back." Madfloridian  
  • Charles (1814 posts)
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    2. JPR Rec.

    • Marym625 (27223 posts)
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      4. I'll beput there freezing my butt off

      :) luckily it’s right around thecorner from work

      Take Action #StopFCC https://www.battleforthenet.com/breaktheinternet/ "Once the decision was made to go into Iraq as an invader and occupier,  it’s like our nation lost its conscience. And it has not yet gotten that conscience back." Madfloridian  
  • Enthusiast (10636 posts)
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    3. Kicked and Recommended to the fucking Max!

    "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." - Frederic Bastiat, 1848
    • Marym625 (27223 posts)
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      5. Thank you

      Will you be able to attend one?

      Take Action #StopFCC https://www.battleforthenet.com/breaktheinternet/ "Once the decision was made to go into Iraq as an invader and occupier,  it’s like our nation lost its conscience. And it has not yet gotten that conscience back." Madfloridian  
      • Enthusiast (10636 posts)
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        8. After giving it some thought

        I decided to remain home. My body isn’t comfortable enough to endure the drive plus the protest. Just the drive would wear me clear down. Thanks, Mary.

        "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." - Frederic Bastiat, 1848
        • Marym625 (27223 posts)
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          12. I'm sorry you're not doing well

          The 12th there’s an online protest. Their tool will make it easy to participate.

          Hope you feel better

          Take Action #StopFCC https://www.battleforthenet.com/breaktheinternet/ "Once the decision was made to go into Iraq as an invader and occupier,  it’s like our nation lost its conscience. And it has not yet gotten that conscience back." Madfloridian  
  • snot (1024 posts)
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    6. Fwiw, a few talking points

    People in the US invented the internet, and US taxpayers funded its development, but our internet access is now among the slowest and most expensive in the developed world, because in the US, we’ve allowed ISP’s to acquire ownership of most of our internet infrastructure and we regulate them lightly.

    One of the reasons the US Constitution protects not just the right of free speech but also the right of free assembly is that, before electronic communications, the public square was THE place where people could encounter other citizens in order to share new information and disparate points of view.

    After all, there’s not much point in having a first amendment if no one can hear you speak.

    But our most important “public squares” are now online.

    While there are many urgent issues for us to be concerned about right now, the fact is that progress on ALL of them depends on our ability to communicate about them.

    ISP’s have repeatedly been caught abusing the power they’ve already got by censoring political or other content; and history has shown time and again that allowing greater power to be concentrated in fewer hands is great for the few and terrible for the rest of us.

    The internet has become humanity’s central nervous system. We can’t afford to allow corporations whose main interests are to manipulate and exploit us to control our collective brain.

    https://www.battleforthenet.com/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1% “To Do” list:

    1.  Control banking; 2.  Control communications (including “news” media); 3.  Control the government; 4.  Control education ; ....

    • Marym625 (27223 posts)
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      10. +a zillion

      Thank you. This is great information.

      I hope you’ll be able to attend a protest today.

      Thanks again

      Take Action #StopFCC https://www.battleforthenet.com/breaktheinternet/ "Once the decision was made to go into Iraq as an invader and occupier,  it’s like our nation lost its conscience. And it has not yet gotten that conscience back." Madfloridian  
  • Scuba (4238 posts)
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    7. Kickety kick kick.

    • Marym625 (27223 posts)
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      11. Thank you

      Good luck at your protest

      Take Action #StopFCC https://www.battleforthenet.com/breaktheinternet/ "Once the decision was made to go into Iraq as an invader and occupier,  it’s like our nation lost its conscience. And it has not yet gotten that conscience back." Madfloridian  
      • Scuba (4238 posts)
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        14. Dressing warm!

        • Marym625 (27223 posts)
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          15. Me too

          Can’t find my scarf. Gonna have to buy a new one

          Take Action #StopFCC https://www.battleforthenet.com/breaktheinternet/ "Once the decision was made to go into Iraq as an invader and occupier,  it’s like our nation lost its conscience. And it has not yet gotten that conscience back." Madfloridian