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Quick Net Neutrality Analogy

In Illinois, there is a coal mine just inside Perry County. The mine loads and dispatches trucks to take the coal to a Mississippi river dock in Randolph county. Hundreds of trips per day are made between the coal mine and the river dock.flat,800x800,070,f.u2[1]Over the years, the roads have been worn tremendously with ruts and bumps so bad, you can barely walk across the street in Steeleville sober… …forget about it when you’ve had a few.

In this analogy, Net Neutrality says that you con’t charge the trucker any more than the Prius for the road usage. The Prius pays as much for the road as the trucker. The Prius owner obviously thinks he’s getting punked.

Undoing Net Neutrality allows the Free Market to charge more for the truckers, since the wear and tear they cause to the roads is much greater.

Now, apply that to the Internet. Pornography makes up 30% of the Internet traffic, and Netflix, and YouTube use a large share.

Net Neutrality forces you to pay the same amount to the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as the bandwidth-hogging Porn, YouTube, and Netflix. And, what about Google and Amazon?!

Free Market lets the ISPs charge the Porn shippers and deliverers, as well as the other hogs, a higher rate than grandma gets charged when she tries to buy groceries from her local Schnucks.

If the ISP charges grandma too much, she goes somewhere else… …like Hughes Net, Charter, AT&T, Comcast, CenturyLink, Consolidated Communications, Digital West, Frontier, TDS Telecom, Verizon, Windstream… …etc. Oh, and Exede, Cox, Sprint, Dish, Cable ONE, etc.

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Posted by on December 15, 2017 in Freedom

 

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Obama World: EPA Assualt On Property Rights

From Phil Kerpen at American’s for Prosperity:

President Obama wants to control all the land and all the water in the United States.

Legislation that would have deleted the word “navigable” from the federal Clean Water Act and given the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers jurisdiction over every drop of moisture in the country crashed and burned last Congress, ending the 36-year congressional career of its lead sponsor, Jim Oberstar, in the process.

But Obama’s EPA, as usual, won’t take no for an answer, and is now attempting to ignore two Supreme Court decisions, commonsense, and the American people and vastly expand federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction via a guidance document.  A bipartisan group of 170 members of Congress told them not to, but they are doing it anyway.

If the EPA and Army Corps succeed, they can exercise effective control over all land and water in the United States.  The green groups are fired up and pouring comments into the docket supporting this outrageous power grab, and we need to fight back.

The docket closes on July 31st, there is no time to spare. Please take action today!

AFP is working to protect us from out-of-control regulatory advances, here from the EPA, and from the FCC and their attack on the freedom and free market of the Internet.  I was fortunate to attend an AFP briefing early this year regarding the FCC Internet takeover, and the information provided was invaluable!

I urge you to support their efforts by subscribing to their informative e-mails and using their simple service to contact your Congressmen (et al) to weigh in on the varying issues of the day.

Their e-mail above provides a link to a simple method by which to contact, in this case, the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers.  Here is a sample of such an e-mail:

The first time you will be asked to provide the same information you’d be asked to provide on your Congressman or Senator’s web site.  For future mailings, you’ll only need to provide your e-mail address.

It couldn’t be easier!

In this case the FCC is trying to usurp the Constitution and the Congress by asserting power it has not been granted.  Should sound familiar after Obama posed that he wouldn’t mind if he could just make law without that pesky Constitution and Congress.

 

 
 

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FCC Robert McDowell Interview from RightOnline.com

Who’d have thunk that one of the most interesting speakers at RightOnline (.com) was given the task of enlightening the crowd during dinner on Friday night.  His speech, while not for the masses, piqued the interest of Michelle Moore and me since we are a pair of geeks.

FCC Chairman Robert McDowell spent a large portion of the speech discussing ‘NET Neutrality’ and he talked more about it with Michelle Moore on Saturday here.

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2010 in Bureaucrat, Miscellaneous

 

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