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  • Marym625 (24867 posts)
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    Join The Battle For The Net!

    This is a battle for the future of the internet

    https://www.battleforthenet.com

    Comcast & Verizon want to end net neutrality so they can control what we see & do online. On July 12, we take the first step to stop them. This is a battle for the Internet’s future. Before you do anything else, send a letter to the FCC & Congress now!

    They are Team Cable. They want to end net neutrality, to control & tax the Internet.

    Cable companies are famous for high prices and poor service. Several rank as the most hated companies in America. Now, they’re lobbying the FCC and Congress to end net neutrality. Why? It’s simple: if they win the power to slow sites down, they can bully any site into paying millions to escape the “slow lane.” This would amount to a tax on every sector of the American economy. Every site would cost more, since they’d all have to pay big cable. Worse, it would extinguish the startups and independent voices who can’t afford to pay. If we lose net neutrality, the Internet will never be the same.

    On July 12, 2017, thousands of us will protest to defend Internet freedom.


    https://www.fightforthefuture.org/news/2017-07-11-heres-how-you-can-participate-in-net-neutrality/

    Here’s how you can participate in Net Neutrality Day if you don’t run a website.
    Posted 16:02 EDT on July 11, 2017On Wednesday, July 12, hundreds of websites, including some of the biggest in the world, are taking action to alert the Internet about Big Cable’s attempt to end net neutrality.

    But everyone has a part to play in saving net neutrality, not just big websites.

    If you have a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media account, you can use it to get your friends to join you in sending a pro-net neutrality comment to the FCC.

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    Please click on the two links above and send the letter now.

    We will be joining the battle. @dragonfli has sized the avatar to work here. You can use it in your signature line too.

    Get your Net Neutrality avatar

    Please make sure to call and write on July 12th. Fight For The Future has a calling tool as well as information for you to use to call.

    This is it folks. We lose and you can say goodbye to your favorite websites, independent media, etc. It will beall Verizon, at&t, Amazon, all the time. With WaPo and the NYT all the information you can get.

    TIME TO PANIC, snot, Deadpool and 24 othersJefferson23, cui bono, Koko, Gryneos, Johnny Rash, , Betty Karlson, Phlem, Octafish, dlegendary1, WillyT, ctsnowman, 20score, Enthusiast, LiberalElite, Tuesday, Land of Enchantment, madfloridian, Silver Witch, twenty, mntleo2, A little weird, Hari, Dragonfli like this
    "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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  • Silver Witch (4885 posts)
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    1. This is part of the Revolution I have been talking about….

    We need to Talk About Revolution and stop letting corporations make all the decisions for us the people.  Corporations are NOT people…really really they are not.

    We need to let them hear our voice loud and clear.  Thanks for posting this Mary ….not on to the revolution!!!  Not with violence – WITH OUR VOICES.

    #Let'sTalkRevolution
    • Marym625 (24867 posts)
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      2. And places like FFTF make it so easy!

      They inform, cause action, have autodialers, etc. You can’t go wrong

      Thank you!

      "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  
  • LiberalElite (5257 posts)
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    3. I commented before I logged in. eom

    I feel much better since I've given up hope
    • Marym625 (24867 posts)
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      5. As long as you comment!

      I won’t be around this morning. Have to leave in a few minutes. Manny will be putting up our stuff in a bit

      Hope @mannygoldstein doesn’t break the site again! :lol:

      "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  
  • MrMickeysMom (1582 posts)
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    4. Thank you!

    I think I did it to FB and Twitter accounts… will have to check later!

    Hell no...I'm not giving up...     cat-gif-238.gif giphy.gif
    • Marym625 (24867 posts)
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      6. Thank you!

      I hope we flood the FCC all day.

      We’ll have our comment link up in a bit

      "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  
  • WillyT (9446 posts)
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    7. Thanks Mary !!!

    :fistbump:

     

    :hug:

     

    • Marym625 (24867 posts)
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      8. Thank you!

      :fistbump:

      :hug:

      "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  
  • Marym625 (24867 posts)
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    9. Their tool could not make it easier

    https://www.battleforthenet.com

    It’s amazing how many voicemails are full!

    "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 (9467 posts)
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    10. I told the assholes again and again.

    I told Pai he would be held accountable too. I told him not to go against the interests of a huge majority of Americans. And I told him not to kill the goose that laid the golden eggs.

    "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 (24867 posts)
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      11. Awesome!

      I got about 20 calls in before I had to go. The majority of the Republicans either had no way to leave a message or their voicemail was full.

      But I will keep calling!

      Dog they’re egocentric

      "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  
      • Dragonfli (1231 posts)
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        12. I used all but ten of my minutes for the entire month

        I may not be able to make one of my Dr appointment pick up calls or two, but fuck it was well worth it!

        I was concise, clear, using very strong unconditional active phrasing without the sort of vulgarity and anger that might close a weasels ears too quickly. They will not forget me or my very clear expression of my understanding of the issue and DEFINITE reciprocity of acting against my best interests and that of all others that benefit from the systems developed by our tax dollars by limiting public use for private profits of those that would purchase policy and/or regulation!

        “We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust. We must dissent from a nation that has buried its head in the sand, waiting in vain for the needs of its poor, its elderly, and its sick to disappear and just blow away. We must dissent from a government that has left its young without jobs, education or hope. We must dissent from the poverty of vision and the absence of moral leadership. We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.” Thurgood Marshall

          

        • Marym625 (24867 posts)
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          13. Good for you!

          Thank you so much!

          "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  
  • joentokyo (500 posts)
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    14. I wonder is it already too late. Recently I tried a search to find my brother's

    obituary. Instead of taking me to one of the two newspapers that I knew carried the obit, I was directed to a place called Legacy.com where my brother’s birth and death dates were presented, and for a nominal fee I could read the whole obituary. I went to the websites of the two newspapers, but a search at both (channeled through Legacy.com) did not turn up the previously published obits.

    Are we too late to stop the takeover control of the net by for-profit corporations?

    “For what can war, but endless war, still breed?” ~John Milton
    • Marym625 (24867 posts)
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      15. I'm sorry about that. Don't know why the papers wouldn't

      keep archives of obituaries.

      I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother. :hug:

      It’s not too late. I don’t know how they could possibly do this without a serious revolt. When Google, Facebook and Twitter are taking a stand against the repeal of Title II, they, I think, won’t beable to do this.

      Evidently, Google filed a 38 page comment.

      "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  
  • KaliDurga (282 posts)
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    16. I really hate boycotts, but for those companies I will make an exception

    I think that must be the next step. Make Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner, and AT&T too weak to try this shit again. Millions need to stop doing business with them.

    • Marym625 (24867 posts)
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      17. And with any company that advertizes

      Through them.

      Just like with everything else, they’ve got us where they want us. There’s almost no way to have internet access, cable access, etc., without using oneof these major companies.

      We need to end these too big to fail everything

       

       

      "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