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Say Goodbye To The Internet As You Knew It. Cost To Soar. Blogs And Political Speech To Be Regulated.

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The FCC AND the FEC announce their tag-team plans to takeover and control the internet, designed to silence critics of the Ruling Class Oligarchy in D.C.  Information will be regulated.  Blogs and political forums will be shut down, cost to get online to skyrocket.

Remember when the Marxist/Liberals/Fascists in America decided that the world’s best healthcare system was broken and needed to be fixed?  That it was unfair and cost too much and needed to be made available for “everyone” at taxpayer expense?

We got ObamaCare as a result.  An unConstitutional behemoth of Statism drafted in secret and passed in the middle of the night without a single Republican vote that the regime keeps rewriting as it sees fit while making healthcare unaffordable for most Americans.

Well, the same tyrants are about to do the same exact thing to the internet.  “If you like your internet you can keep your internet”is already being screamed by those supporting this takeover.

We’ve already been blogging on this Obama-dictatorial-takeover of the internet which will go into effect next month via the FCC, and now we learn that another Alphabet agency – the Federal Election Commission under Obama’s control will ALSO issue new “laws” and “rules” that will require blogs and any political opinions to be regulated with financials to be demanded and investigated of bloggers like yours truly because they assert I must fall under campaign finance laws.

Freedom of political speech – goodbye.  Freedom of the press – goodbye.  Freedom of religion – goodbye.

Americans do nothing while the Bill of Rights is being striped from them each and every day.

Well, this author says, I will not comply with whatever “rules” “Laws and Diktats” they make.  This federal tyranny is wholly illegitimate and therefore, has acted beyond their allotted Constitutional authority – and therefore they have no authority any of us have to comply with.

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FCC, FEC look to ruin the Internet

The left lifts its boot toward the free flow of information

We knew this was coming. Within the last couple of weeks, both the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Election Commission declared their intention to regulate the Internet. Fascists always explain their actions as efforts to either make something more efficient, “fair,” or to supposedly “protect” their target. Sometimes they simply lie, like saying they’re nationalizing health insurance to make it more affordable and to increase access to health care.

Now, with the feds’ latest effort, their new slogan might as well be, “If you like your Internet, you can keep your Internet.” Make no mistake: The Internet is under assault and saving it is up to us.

Democrats and their liberal sycophants have been contemplating for years how best to smash the Internet. Open discussion among the great unwashed masses poses a threat to the superiorly educated and groomed establishment. First, it was the magnificence of the so-called Fairness Doctrine, which made free speech on the radio impossible. President Reagan’s reversal of that Orwellian control mechanism made talk radio possible (to say nothing of the likely increase of gastrointestinal disorders among liberals).

Even prior to that massive win for the First Amendment, the left had succeeded at co-opting the legacy media by swamping the staff and reporters with ideological true believers, making newspapers and the broadcast networks nothing more than PR agencies for the leftist agenda.

Think about it: The sheeple emerging from the liberal academies around the country in the 1960s and ‘70s didn’t move to the countryside to smoke pot and raise puppies. No, they went into media. They became writers, reporters and television news anchors.

Never mind that by the 21st century, their blind partisan allegiance was destroying their industry. I’m sure they feel getting Barack Obama elected to two terms as president made it all worthwhile.

But now they want more. The left’s relevance relies on controlling the public discussion. Bill Clinton learned of the Internet’s importance when the legacy media, via Newsweek, “held the [Monica Lewinsky] story” according to Michael Isikoff, their reporter at the time, in comments reported by the Weekly Standard.

Then some guy with a website called “Drudge” made sure the American people were informed about the reckless actions of a self-obsessed president.

Newsweek? Now defunct. Drudge? More powerful than ever. And that’s the problem the feds want to fix. The Internet must be killed because it dares to keep turning on the light in a room the left prefers remain dark.

The past two weeks reveal the government’s frantic, and determined, effort to take control of the Internet. Using the pretext of “net neutrality,” that is regulating Internet service providers and the speed rate at which they provide Internet service, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced the FCC was claiming the power to regulate the Internet like a utility service.

This would be done to make the Internet more “fair,” of course. But the truth of the matter is it’s an excuse to essentially nationalize the Internet. The moment that’s accepted, all bets are off, and the Internet becomes, well, Newsweek.

Reinforcing the suspicion that every American should have about this unprecedented action is the fact that Mr. Wheeler is keeping the 332-page document outlining his plan secret from the American public. He released a four-page summary with major points, but refuses to release the full document to the public.

That’s right, they’re not allowing us to see it. Verge.com reports on the concern of Ajit Pai, a fellow FCC commissioner:

“The American people are being misled about President Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet,” he said in a statement, suggesting that Mr. Obama had pressured Mr. Wheeler into reclassification. “Last week’s carefully managed rollout was designed to downplay the plans of a massive intrusion in the Internet economy … . I have now read the 332-page plan. It is worse than I had imagined,” said Mr. Pai. In particular, he warned that reclassifying broadband would open the door to taxes and onerous regulations, and give the FCC “broad and unprecedented discretion to micromanage the Internet.”

This was the first shot across the bow. Within a week of Mr. Wheeler’s remarkable effort to pull an “Obamacare” on the Internet, the Federal Election Commission came through with the second volley.

“Democrats on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) signaled Wednesday that they are prepared to forge ahead with new regulations on bloggers and others using the Internet to support candidates and influence public policy, the Washington Examiner reports. Supporters of Internet regulation urged the FEC to put together new rules to require even third-party Internet-based groups to reveal donors, a move that would reverse a 2006 decision to keep the agency’s hands off the Internet,” according to Newsmax.com.

FEC Chairwoman Ann Ravel has said publicly she wants to control political information on the Internet. Of course they do. There’s another election coming up and they must act quickly to do everything possible to eliminate the ability of those who do not pledge allegiance to the liberal cause to be heard.

I don’t have much faith in the Republicans stopping this Democrat power grab, so this once again leaves the average person as the last line of defense against more federal overreach meant to silence and control the increasingly pesky, conservative and vocal citizen.

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Obama’s Takeover Of The Internet: He Will Impose It, So We Can Find Out What Is In It.

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The FCC Commissioner sounds the alarm on Obama’s intent to regulate the internet, and the intent to hide the regulatory plans from public until they are implemented… by decree.

UPDATE: 2-11-15

Ajit Paion just stated on the Mark Levin Show that the Government takeover and regulation of the entire Internet is “A done deal”.  The details of this takeover are being kept secret from the public until it is enacted into “law”.    Paion said that Obama had demanded the FCC Commissioners take it over after the November elections by decreeing the Internet a “public utility” like railroads and television.  Paion noted that in classic Central Planning fashion, Obama’s regime creates “a problem that does not exist” for the excuse of nationalizing and taking it over.  Paion said the Obama regime has insisted it must “fix” “a problem that does not exist using authority it does not have”.  And the 3 Democrat appointed Commissioners have already decided Obama will get his way without any recourse of us ‘subjects’.

• Rates will increase.

• The public will be limited in choosing Government-directed ISP service plans.

• Political “campaigning” and discussion will be regulated

• Raising funding for advocacy and political causes will be regulated.

• Free political speech on the internet will be regulated.

• Content will be regulated.

• The rules and implementation will mimic ObamaCare.

• The details of this plan are secret until they are implemented into “law”.

 

FCC Commissioner Ajit Paion is alerting the public to President Obama’s internet regulation plan. The plan itself is concerning on many levels, however the decision by the White House to hide the regulatory plans from public review and sunlight review  is a key indicator of the deceit involved.

As is now self-evident with the Obama Tyranny, whatever he and they say their intents are – be assured they will do the exact opposite.

The White House is saying they have to implement the regulations for us to be able to see what’s in them:

Exposed – President Obama’s 322 Page Secret Plan To Regulate The Internet – The White House Will Not Allow Public To See….

This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
 SeeMCI v. FCC, 515 F.2d 385 (D.C. Cir. 1974).
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STATEMENT OF FCC COMMISSIONER AJIT PAION PRESIDENT OBAMA’S PLAN TO REGULATE THE INTERNET
Last night, Chairman Wheeler provided his fellow Commissioners with President Obama’s 332- page plan to regulate the Internet. I am disappointed that the plan will not be released publicly. The FCC should be as open and transparent as the Internet itself and post the entire document on its website. Instead, it looks like the FCC will have to pass the President’s plan before the American people will be able to find out what’s really in it. In the coming days, I look forward to continuing to study the plan in detail. Based on my initial examination, however, several points are apparent.
First, President Obama’s plan marks a monumental shift toward government control of the Internet
It gives the FCC the power to micromanage virtually every aspect of how the Internet works. It’s an overreach that will let a Washington bureaucracy, and not the American people, decide the future of the online world. It’s no wonder that net neutrality proponents are already bragging that it will turn the FCC into the “Department of the Internet.” For that reason, if you like dealing with the IRS, you are going to love the President’s plan.
Second, President Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet will increase consumers’ monthly broadband bills.   The plan explicitly opens the door to billions of dollars in new taxes on broadband. Indeed, states have already begun discussions on how they will spend the extra money. These new taxes will mean higher prices for consumers and more hidden fees that they have to pay.
Third, President Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet will mean slower broadband for American consumers.
 
The plan contains a host of new regulations that will reduce investment in  broadband networks. That means slower Internet speeds. It also means that many rural Americans will have to wait longer for access to quality broadband.
Fourth, President Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet will hurt competition and innovation and move us toward a broadband monopoly. 
The plan saddles small, independent  businesses and entrepreneurs with heavy-handed regulations that will push them out of the market. As a result, Americans will have fewer broadband choices. This is no accident. Title II was designed to regulate a monopoly. If we impose that model on a vibrant broadband marketplace, ahighly regulated monopoly is what we’ll get. We shouldn’t bring Ma Bell back to life in this dynamic, digital age.
Fifth, President Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet is an unlawful power grab.
Courts have twice thrown out the FCC’s attempts at Internet regulation. There’s no reason to think that the third time will be the charm. Even a cursory look at the plan reveals glaring legal flaws that are sure to mire the agency in the muck of litigation for a long, long time.
And sixth, the American people are being misled about what is in President Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet.
 The rollout earlier in the week was obviously intended to downplay the plan’s massive intrusion into the Internet economy. Beginning next week, I look forward to sharing with the  public key aspects of what this plan will actually do.

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Obama’s Regime Makes It Official: Government To Take Over The Internet

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Under the guise of ‘Net Neutrality’ the FCC chairman announced that the Feds are going to take control of the internet to regulate ‘fairness’.  Ultimately, we know it will end up being used to regulate content and take control of information.

Just like Arbeit Macht Frei was a colossal lie intended to engender abject submission to what was in reality – an extermination; so too is ‘Net Neutrality’ a colossal lie intended to engender abject submission to what will become an intended extermination of the free-flow of information on the internet.  All-the-while insisting that their takeover of the internet will preserve the free flow of information- which is a colossal and gargantuan lie.

The internet has worked just fine for decades without the oppressive grimy and corrupt hands of government molesting it, but Obama made the Orwellian decree  back in November that the Internet must be more heavily regulated “to keep it independent”.  Truly and Orwellian Ministry Of Truth moment from Obama’s lips.

Ronald Reagan told us a deep truth about the nature of a government beast by stating

“…government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” – Ronald Reagan

So the big worry and the very thing we have been warning that the tyrants will do next, is to regulate the internet – and thus get it’s nose under the tent for the intended purpose of regulating it.  On Wednesday February 4, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler confirmed that indeed, under Obama’s directive – they intend to regulate the internet with a series of ‘new rules’ that in-effect give the Federal Government total control over the internet.

But like the Nazis and other tyrants in recent history that LIE, and use misinformation to engender compliance and acceptance of government takeover of everything – they tell us that it is in our best interests and in the name of ‘fairness’ that they take over and control the internet.

Name one thing that government has taken over to control that has benefitted the people and not lined the pockets of their cronies, PACs and politicians while making the very business they said they would make ‘better’ ridiculously more expensive and inefficient. Remember Cable TV when Congress regulated that for ‘fairness and our own good’????

In April, 1993, the FCC adopted rules governing cable rate regulation. According to the FCC, those rules would reduce rates by ten percent, on average, and would lower rates for as many as seventy-five percent of all cable subscribers throughout the country. The FCC estimated that its rules would lead to $1 billion in rate reductions.  They did no such thing, and instead rates skyrocketed.

You can be assured, that whatever government agencies say they will fix with ‘new rules’ – expect the exact opposite to take effect.  And trust history when I say that the most voracious appetite of all tyrannies of men, is the absolute control of the flow of information and dissent.  This government now ruling us has already told us that it collects all our phone data and conversations, e-mails and where we go on the internet.

It was inevitable that the tyranny that is the Obama regime would move to totally take over the internet.  Now it is here and the question becomes, who is going to stop them?

Congress?  They want a piece of the money pie that all the fees and taxes will generate.

The Courts?  They will do as they did with ObamaCare and homosexual marriage – do the bidding of His Heinous and use ridiculous stretches of legalese to justify fascism and control.

This is our generation’s version of a Stamp Act by the decree of a tyrannical king and his parliament.

What will we do now?  Suck up and pay up?  Call our useless congressman?  Bitch on talk radio?  Write a useless letter to a newspaper no one reads anymore?

The grip of tyranny tightens and like sheep, we are being herded to the edge of the cliff by wolves dressed up as sheepdogs.

FCC CHAIRMAN: INTERNET TO BE PUBLIC UTILITY

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) — The Federal Communications Commission will seek more influence on Internet regulation to ensure net neutrality, its chairman said Wednesday.

Tom Wheeler explained new rules, proposed this week, “to preserve the Internet as an open platform for innovation and free expression. This proposal is rooted in long-standing regulatory principles, marketplace experience, and public input.”

PUBLIC INPUT????????  Any of you ever have any INPUT into what the FCC regulates and makes rules on????  Total Barbara Streisand.

The change would give the FCC more power to regulate arrangements between Internet and content providers, and would change current policy in which Internet providers charge content companies, such as Netflix, for direct access to customers through broadband.

Remember when we were told that “If you like your healthcare plan you can keep it?  If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor”????

As we saw when all the promises of Cable TV rates coming down if only the government through the FCC regulates Cable TV – you can be assured that the exact opposite of preserving the Internet as an open platform for innovation and free expression will result.

In short – kiss the internet as you knew it … goodbye.  Kind of like your healthcare plan.

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TEOTIAWKI: The End Of The Internet As We Knew It

The tyranny of the Ruling Class marches on towards a much desired goal; to restrict web site content and block access to sites the government accuses of engaging in “infringement”.

Free Speech and access to uncensored information is about to be outlawed by the thugs in D.C.

All tyrannical and despotic regimes of men move to ban three key things right when they are in the act of imposing an iron fist upon a people: weapons for self defense, freedom of speech and free access to information.

It is no surprise that the Ruling Class in D.C. are working overtime to impose those things.  Gun control was eagerly sought to be imposed on the people in a criminal conspiracy involving Obama’s Justice Department with the Gunwalker/Operation Fast and Furious scandal that smuggled guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels for hoped-for use on Americans so as to foster the call for an abolishment of the 2nd Amendment.  The pompous and lawless Attorney General Eric Holder continues to thwart efforts to hold him accountable for his heinous involvement in that treason.

Earlier this year the Ruling Class in Congress attempted to impose “Net Neutrality” rules by granting the FCC the right to regulate the internet as it does the telephone and television airwaves under the oft-used notion of ‘fairness’ and  “keeping the internet flowing” – but in truth – it granted large corporations (mainly the mainstream news corporations) a monopoly in league with the government, license grants by the FCC to charge for a tiered pay-per-view” browsing privilege.  This was roundly seen as a back-door approach to letting the government regulate the internet – something Obama lackey Julius Genachowski has been pushing for.

The need to regulate the free flow of information and speech is vital to any despotic or tyrannical system.  In all practicality, information is more important to control than guns for a despotic regime.  It is said that the advent of the fax machine is what directly led to the Soviet Union losing it’s iron grip on it’s people.   A tyranny cannot allow access to information or the exchange of ideas it cannot control.

So in addendum to the defacto imposition of net neutrality – the Ruling Class in Congress, under the auspices of ‘combating online piracy’ and ‘copyright infringement’ are heavily pushing the “Stop Online Piracy Act” or SOPA and the “Protect IP Act” or PIPA.  Both are blatant attempts to grant the Federal Government the ability to block any web site, close any blog or web channel it merely ACCUSES of engaging in illegal infringement of copyright.

Dajaz1.com is an example of our future under these defacto rules they now seek to make permanent law.  It was a site the Feds took over with many other ‘hip-hop’ sites last year without any recourse provided to the owners. They FALSELY ACCUSED the site of copyright infringement, denied the owner DUE PROCESS for over a year and only recently, without any explanation quietly dropped the case.

A test run to see what they could get away with.  But now with SOPA and PIPA, those actions will be legal and enforced whenever the Feds and the media conglomerates decide to block, stop and seize those blogs, web sites and forums they want to shut down.

Just think how willing the old media of ABC, CNN, NBC and the print whores at the NYT and the wire services at AP and Reuters – will use this law to attempt to get their old media monopoly on information back.  Any blog mentioning the news can be legally shut down, blocked and seized for nothing more than an accusation by one of these sites that the news blogged about was ‘infringed’ from their site.  And of course, you can be assured the sites that are sympathetic to the agenda of the MSM will get a free pass, while those questioning or opposing the agendas will become daily targets.

The Ruling Class cannot tolerate the free internet. They hate the Blogosphere and the power it has to shape public opinion and dispense information.  They hate the eyes watching and reporting their attempts of treason and tyranny – and like all despots of mankind’s history – they will have to take over the last bastion of freedom that stands in the way of their designs.

As with all the tyranny we willingly suffer, the Ruling Class will use clever sounding titles to obfuscate the real purpose and intent of these bills.  “Protect IP” and “Stop Piracy” are certainly noble-sounding names that the less-than-informed will embrace.  But at their core – it the mechanism in the hands of the government to block, seize, stop and eliminate the information it does not want you to access or share.

Welcome to Amerika.

Heritage.org discusses the consequences for the internet.

Would you be outraged if the Department of Justice shut down The Foundry without any warning and blocked access for more than a year?

The Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA as it’s known in the House, and the Senate’s PROTECT IP Act would give the U.S. attorney general the power and authority to block criminal enterprises from trafficking in illegal products online.

But the two bills making their way through Congress are the wrong solution. They pose serious threats to freedom of speech and expression and raise security concerns. With the Senate possibly voting on the PROTECT IP Act in January and the House moving forward with hearings on SOPA, Americans should understand what’s at stake.

Think about this now for a moment – the Attorney General, who was behind putting guns in the hands of Mexican drug cartels so they can be used against Americans for the purpose of abolishing the right to arms in the USA, who has been lying and deliberately covering up his role in that treason, will be granted power to decide what blogs, sites and forums can be seized, blocked and shut down with these Acts.

While Fast and Furious was their underhanded conspiracy to abolish the Second Amendment, these two Acts will grant him the ability to abolish the First Amendment, legally – and at his whim.

When the free flow of access to information and discussion is controlled by government, real tyranny, real genocide can begin without fear of consequences for the Ruling Class.

And as I said earlier this has been attempted before, in a former tyranny we suffered that we overthrew:

The Licensing of the Press Act 1662  an Act of the Parliament of England (14 Car. II. c. 33), long title “An Act for preventing the frequent Abuses in printing seditious treasonable and unlicensed Bookes and Pamphlets and for regulating of Printing and Printing Presses.”

Motivated by a desire to eliminate chaos and piracy in the printing industry, protect parliamentary activities and proceedings from its opponents, suppress royalist propaganda and check the widening currency of various sects’ radical ideas, Parliament instituted a new state-controlled censoring apparatus in the Licensing Order of 16 June 1643.

The Licensing Order reintroduced almost all of the stringent censorship machinery of the 1637 Star Chamber Decree including:

pre-publication licensing
registration of all printing materials with the names of author, printer and publisher in the Register at Stationers’ Hall
search, seizure and destruction of any books offensive to the government
arrest and imprisonment of any offensive writers, printers and publishers.

The Stationers’ Company was given the responsibility of acting as censor, in return for a monopoly of the printing trade.

Nothing new under the sun, and Satan and tyrannies of men stick to what works, and they are happy that their people are ignorant of or forget history.

 

UPDATE:  Well at least someone has some interesting ideas of how to try and stop this:

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