• Liberal progressive now pushing High Speed Internet is a Right.

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      • Fscking Moron
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        Posted 06/18/2017 11:39 PM - Hide
      • I want gimmedats too.
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      • Re: Liberal progressive now pushing High Speed Internet is a Right.
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      • Rafeal posted:
        The Government should give you high speed Internet for free.

        Whaddya mean for free? WE pay for it with taxes.
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      • Re: Liberal progressive now pushing High Speed Internet is a Right.
        Posted 06/18/2017 11:47 PM - Hide
      • It's as if the only people who are progressives are people who do not emotionally grow beyond 5 years of age......
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      • Re: Liberal progressive now pushing High Speed Internet is a Right.
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      • BANEOFLIBCUNTS posted:
        It's as if the only people who are progressives are people who do not emotionally grow beyond 5 years of age......

        You are a stupid motherfucker. :lol:
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      • Re: Liberal progressive now pushing High Speed Internet is a Right.
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      • Rafeal posted:
        The Government should give you high speed Internet for free.

        In most civilized countries, the government controls/builds/owns the ISP and the infrastructure. The internet is a utility. The internet access and speed in the US lags behind every other industrialized nation because it waits for the delivery to be profitable to Comcast/ATT/misc profiteers.

        Imagine if the US also waited to build roads until it was profitable for Comcast/ATT/misc profiteers. I'm sure a republican brain child is dreaming up a justification for this right now.
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      • Re: Liberal progressive now pushing High Speed Internet is a Right.
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      • . posted:
        In most civilized countries, the government controls/builds/owns the ISP and the infrastructure. The internet is a utility. The internet access and speed in the US lags behind every other industrialized nation because it waits for the delivery to be profitable to Comcast/ATT/misc profiteers.

        Imagine if the US also waited to build roads until it was profitable for Comcast/ATT/misc profiteers. I'm sure a republican brain child is dreaming up a justification for this right now.

        :rolleyes:

        Name one western country where the largest ISP is government-owned. We'll wait.
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      • . posted:
        In most civilized countries, the government controls/builds/owns the ISP and the infrastructure. The internet is a utility. The internet access and speed in the US lags behind every other industrialized nation because it waits for the delivery to be profitable to Comcast/ATT/misc profiteers.

        Imagine if the US also waited to build roads until it was profitable for Comcast/ATT/misc profiteers. I'm sure a republican brain child is dreaming up a justification for this right now.

        Almost the entire rail infrastructure in the US was built with private capital.
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      • Re: Liberal progressive now pushing High Speed Internet is a Right.
        Posted 06/19/2017 04:28 AM - Hide
      • Me want free internet.
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      • Re: Liberal progressive now pushing High Speed Internet is a Right.
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      • Rafeal posted:
        The Government should give you high speed Internet for free.

        And then censor all the icky bits so you are safe from misinformation and other bad things.
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      • Re: Liberal progressive now pushing High Speed Internet is a Right.
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      • . posted:
        Rafeal posted:
        The Government should give you high speed Internet for free.

        And then censor all the icky bits so you are safe from misinformation and other bad things.

        Perfect, I trust the government to know what's best!!
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      • Re: Liberal progressive now pushing High Speed Internet is a Right.
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      • . posted:
        In most civilized countries, the government controls/builds/owns the ISP and the infrastructure. The internet is a utility. The internet access and speed in the US lags behind every other industrialized nation because it waits for the delivery to be profitable to Comcast/ATT/misc profiteers.

        Imagine if the US also waited to build roads until it was profitable for Comcast/ATT/misc profiteers. I'm sure a republican brain child is dreaming up a justification for this right now.

        Cars are bad for Mother Earth.
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      • Re: Liberal progressive now pushing High Speed Internet is a Right.
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      • . posted:
        Almost the entire rail infrastructure in the US was built with private capital.

        And massive tax breaks for billionaires. :rolleyes:
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      • . posted:
        Cars are bad for Mother Earth.

        Good.
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        Posted 06/19/2017 05:36 AM - Hide
      • FCC mandated lifeline acess for internet started on June 15. Expect to see a federal universal surcharge on data only accounts by the end of the year
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      • Billions of watts of wasted heat,all so spankey can baste his meate
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      • Re: Liberal progressive now pushing High Speed Internet is a Right.
        Posted 06/19/2017 08:27 AM - Hide
      • The internet has become the quickest and most effective way of distributing information (and unfortunately, disinformation). I am fairly conservative, and I agree that it is unfair and cruel to expect people to live in the modern age without some kind of internet access. The internet is how 99% of people find jobs now-a-days, if not through job boards than through emailing hiring managers and recruiters. Add to that there's DIY sites \ video for almost anything, including home repair, car repair, cooking, etc, and the Internet becomes a phenomenal coping tool for the impoverished (assuming they're motivated enough to use it properly).

        I would not call it a right, the same way we don't treat food as a fundamental right. I do think there needs to be a cheap \ effective minimum level of access for everyone. Find a way to regulate the advertising and unnecessary bandwidth (flash and video crap) out of "basic services" internet, and I don't think it's unrealistic to require ISPs to provide a 128kbps - 256kbps for a nominal fee. It needs to be cheap and readily available, just like water.
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      • Re: Liberal progressive now pushing High Speed Internet is a Right.
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      • Rafeal posted:
        The Government should give you high speed Internet for free.

        I'd be happy with just net neutrality.
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      • Re: Liberal progressive now pushing High Speed Internet is a Right.
        Posted 06/19/2017 08:40 AM - Hide
      • Give them free high speed internet, and then they'll be bitching about not having a computer.

        FREE BLUE HIPPO COMPUTERS FOR EVERYONE!
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        :obamamad:
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      • Re: Liberal progressive now pushing High Speed Internet is a Right.
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        . posted:
        Almost the entire rail infrastructure in the US was built with private capital.

        And massive tax breaks for billionaires. :rolleyes:

        Not really. In most cases rail had much less favorable tax treatment than the automobile and aviation industries. Government viewed the rail industry as a cash cow and sucked it dry.
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      • Re: Liberal progressive now pushing High Speed Internet is a Right.
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      • Rafeal posted:
        The Government should give you high speed Internet for free.
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