I have started several blogs since Friday and dismissed all of them as I was unable to come up with cohesive thought. There aremany things that are happening in our world these days and a lot to talk about. Today however is the day we talk about Net Neutrality.
CALL YOUR SENATORS! CALL YOUR REPS! DO THE RESEARCH!
For as much time as you have spent reading this you could of made a call, signed a petition, written a quick letter to your congress to let them know WE WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS!
“But this doesn’t impact me” is the bullshittiest thing you could say. Every person who has ever shopped online, visited Facebook, amazon, paid their bill online, checked out a new link, found a new amazing website, discovered a new music site, listened to the radio online, listened to #podcasts, watched TV from their phone, streamed any kind of content, had to do research for work, for school, for their kids, for their kids school projects, had to look up information on google, checked out wiki for any and all reasons, reached out to a lost loved one, visited several pages to find them a best airline deal, hotel deal, best place to visit in the world, has ever wondered what the hype about Reddit is, WordPress, LiveJournal, Weebly, tried to create their own business online, extended the reach of their base through the internet, and the list goes on and on and on.
These things will not only come to a halt but will cost you money every time you go outside of ‘your limits’. We are working finally on uncapped data from our cellphones and to hurt us they have decided that they will find a new way to charge us for what should be and is FREE.
Call yourself a patriot? Believe in FREEDOM? Believe that the people have the power? SHOW THEM!
We will take this to the streets, we will all turn off our cellphones, we will oppose their actions so I beg of you, GO SUPPORT NET NEUTRALITY!
Linguist This happens to be a fall of Crawford and how pronunciation can be deceiving. We researched this past week about the history of language. Profanity is a problem because you are offended by it. When it comes down to the reality of it, these issues are another portion of societal divide. Germanic language is where a majority of our favorite words come from, as is most of our language.
Where did the divide come besides nobles and the poor? Really, no where. We divided ourselves many a moon ago by class by language. If you could not decipher which class some one was a part of you simply had to listen to them and you could tell by their ‘absurd’ and ‘vulgar’ language. We feel that not much has changed, except this time people are more offended by less offensive words and not offended by the most offensive words. Offensive these days has more to do with using words to bully people and how they use their words with such negative connotation towards one specific human being, where beforehand offensive words were just curse words. Curse words are really not that offensive are they? Are they more offensive than racist language? I mean, really, are they?
What we can do is be less offended by curse words and offer positive reinforcement for being such fouled mouth human beings. I don’t think that you are ignorant because you say Fuck, Shit, Ass, Bitch, and all the other words that are considered hurtful to ear drums, but I do think you are less of a person if you won’t open the door for the old person behind you. Having respect for your elders and others around you does go a long way, so do not use foul language to purposefully hurt someone; especially your mama; but understand how saying FUCK and saying FUCK YOU has two different meanings.
Within the realm of offensiveness and others we do dive in to how other countries take on offensive language. Each country has their own rules and regulations as to what you can prosecuted for when using curse words in the public and Wiki gave some good information about profanity . You can, in certain countries be arrested for your language. However, in America, profanity is protected by freedom of speech. Know your constitutional rights in the First Amendment while we still have it.
Beyond language that we speak, we should also remember the culture we come from. The story Crawford puts out about the Chief and not knowing his culture is beyond shocking to me and I will never understand some human beings in this planet. I also have a hard time understanding the English language, pronunciation, and well, sometimes just writing what we just talked about.
Thank you for listening, remember to donate, help, share!
Net Neutrality is the devil and you better fucking believe this is contained knowledge and keeping us from one another. DO NOT ALLOW NET NEUTRALITY to happen! I can not tell you how much you need to take your 45 minutes of Facebook time off the table and read about Net Neutrality, so actually there, i told you. Here is the truth:
When you go online you have certain expectations. You expect to be connected to whatever website you want. You expect that your cable or phone company isn’t messing with the data and is connecting you to all websites, applications and content you choose. You expect to be in control of your internet experience.
When you use the internet you expect Net Neutrality.
Net Neutrality is the basic principle that prohibits internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from speeding up, slowing down or blocking any content, applications or websites you want to use. Net Neutrality is the way that the internet has always worked.
In 2015, millions of activists pressured the Federal Communications Commission to adopt historic Net Neutrality rules that keep the internet free and open — allowing you to share and access information of your choosing without interference.
But right now this win is in jeopardy: Trump’s FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, wants to destroy Net Neutrality. And on May 18, the FCC voted to let Pai’s internet-killing plan move forward.
What is Net Neutrality?
Net Neutrality is the internet’s guiding principle: It preserves our right to communicate freely online.
Net Neutrality means an internet that enables and protects free speech. It means that ISPs should provide us with open networks — and shouldn’t block or discriminate against any applications or content that ride over those networks. Just as your phone company shouldn’t decide who you call and what you say on that call, your ISP shouldn’t interfere with the content you view or post online.
Without Net Neutrality, cable and phone companies could carve the internet into fast and slow lanes. An ISP could slow down its competitors’ content or block political opinions it disagreed with. ISPs could charge extra fees to the few content companies that could afford to pay for preferential treatment — relegating everyone else to a slower tier of service. This would destroy the open internet.
What would happen if we lost Net Neutrality?
The internet without Net Neutrality isn’t really the internet. Unlike the open internet that has paved the way for so much innovation and given a platform to people who have historically been shut out, it would become a closed-down network where cable and phone companies call the shots and decide which websites, content or applications succeed.
This would have an enormous impact. Companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon would be able to decide who is heard and who isn’t. They’d be able to block websites or content they don’t like or applications that compete with their own offerings.
Without Net Neutrality, how would activists be able to fight against oppression? What would happen to social movements like the Movement for Black Lives? How would the next disruptive technology, business or company emerge if internet service providers only let incumbents succeed?
Didn’t we already win strong Net Neutrality rules?
Yes. After a decade-long battle over the future of the internet, the FCC adopted strong Net Neutrality rules based on Title II of the Communications Act, giving internet users the strongest protections possible.
But ever since then opponents have done everything they can to destroy Net Neutrality. And Chairman Pai — a former Verizon lawyer — is moving fast to destroy the open internet. He must be stopped.
Why is Title II so important?
Courts rejected two earlier FCC attempts to craft Net Neutrality rules and told the agency that if it wanted to adopt such protections it needed to use the proper legal foundation: Title II. In February 2015, the FCC did just that, giving internet users the strongest possible Net Neutrality rules when it reclassified broadband providers as common carriers under Title II. Title II gives the FCC the authority it needs to ensure that companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon can’t block, throttle or otherwise interfere with web traffic. Title II preserves the internet’s level playing field, allowing people to share and access information of their choosing. These rules have ushered in a historic era of online innovation and investment — and have withstood two court challenges from industry.
But Chairman Pai wants to ditch Title II and return the FCC to a “light touch” Title I approach. Translation: Pai wants to give control of the internet to the very companies that violated Net Neutrality for years before the FCC adopted its current rules in 2015. Title I would do nothing to protect internet users like you.
The 4 million people who spoke out in support of Net Neutrality in 2015 are fired up and ready to fight back — and you can join them here.
Why is Net Neutrality crucial for communities of color?
The open internet allows people of color to tell their own stories and organize for racial and social justice. When activists are able to turn out thousands of people in the streets at a moment’s notice, it’s because ISPs aren’t allowed to block their messages or websites.
The mainstream media have long misrepresented, ignored and harmed people of color. And thanks to systemic racism, economic inequality and runaway media consolidation, people of color own just a handful of broadcast stations. The lack of diverse ownership is a primary reason why the media have gotten away with criminalizing and otherwise stereotyping communities of color.
The open internet allows people of color and other vulnerable communities to bypass traditional media gatekeepers. Without Net Neutrality, ISPs could block speech and prevent dissident voices from speaking freely online. Without Net Neutrality, people of color would lose a vital platform.
And without Net Neutrality, millions of small businesses owned by people of color wouldn’t be able to compete against larger corporations online, which would deepen economic disparities.
Why is Net Neutrality important for businesses?
Net Neutrality is crucial for small business owners, startups and entrepreneurs, who rely on the open internet to launch their businesses, create markets, advertise their products and services, and reach customers. We need the open internet to foster job growth, competition and innovation.
Net Neutrality lowers the barriers of entry by preserving the internet’s fair and level playing field. It’s because of Net Neutrality that small businesses and entrepreneurs have been able to thrive online,.
No company should be allowed to interfere with this open marketplace. ISPs are the internet’s gatekeepers, and without Net Neutrality, they would seize every possible opportunity to profit from that gatekeeper position.
Without Net Neutrality, the next Google or Facebook would never get off the ground.
What can we do now?
Chairman Pai wants to replace the agency’s strong rules with “voluntary” conditions that no ISP would ever comply with. Pai unveiled his plan in a closed-door meeting with industry lobbyists in April 2017 and and officially kicked off a proceeding on May 18, 2017, when the FCC voted along party lines to move this proposal forward.
The Trump administration is doing everything in its power to clamp down on dissent. If we lose Net Neutrality, it will have succeeded.
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