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Technically, it was the government who got the internet started back in 1962. I do not agree that it should be regulated. However, who are we to say they can not? I know it will never happen, just making a point.
You are not reading my posts then. Look back to my last reply to Ed Post. I said a key sentence, “ I would like to see the Post Office, if needed to, be an internet provider/search site as well since the Post Office is a Communication service.” Notice the IF NEEDED TO part of the sentence. If the government sees a need to have its own internet service, then it should be run by the Post Office. You are taking my words out of context. Being in the internet, I mean mainly regulating the internet.
As far as my problems with Crossroads leaders and law enforcement. I will publish a blog I wrote a two weeks ago addressing that.
Writein...You wrote in a comment to Pilot, "You and your cohorts are forgetting that I do not support the government being in the internet."
But, you told Edpost in an earlier post that the government should create its own Yahoo, Google-like service provider.
I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but to me, the government CREATING a service provider IS "being in the internet." Which is it, J? Do you oppose the government being in the internet or do you support the government creating a service provider to compete with the private providers now in business? This is one of those "either/or" things. If you support one, you cannot support the other as they are diametrically opposed.
By the way, I'm still waiting to find out what the civil rights problem is you have with the Jackson County District Attorne as well as why you're mad at the Victoria County DA. I was afraid you'd forgotten your post and I know you want the world to know why you're mad at them.
I do not trust the government in doing this.
But to distort who, or whom deleted them?
Yes, the VicAd owns and controls this website and had every right to do whatever they chose. The question is, given the example, would you trust a federal bureaucrat to exercise this same power across the entire web?
You should be a last person to preach since you accuse someone of being in special ed. This paper, whom I have a major problem with, is a private company and has the right to delete comments as it see fit.
Please do not remind me about the Health Care Bill, that is and will always be the Liberal’s Water Lou. The Liberal wing of the Democratic Party are so stupid in trying to remake a Bad movie from 1993. America is too big, too diverse, and too proud to have such a system.
Far as your Post Office doing the census idea is a good way to help the ailing department from going under. I would like to see the Post Office, if needed to, be an internet provider/search site as well since the Post Office is a Communication service. As far as Amtrak goes, it should be de-funded. Train companies should invest in ads to fend off the airline industry.
Well I rather have the government doing that instead of regulating the internet. The cost of maintaining a search site would be cheaper. The taxpayer wouldn’t get hit as much as you would believe. You and your cohorts are forgetting that I do not support the government being in the internet. I think a way to prevent it is to do it on a state by state basis. A state would have 50% control of the services thus providing a checks and balances.
Some of those companies are the same ones who disrupt cable broadcasting like Comcast, Time Warner etc. Maybe you are not looking into the wide gap of technology . Maybe you should check out a Bill Gates interview back in ‘08 or ‘07, where he talk about the gaps in technology in the terms of education. Frankly, I do not have a Youtube link. So I urged you to look it up. I do not trust Bill Gates, but I do agree with him on the technological gaps between have and have nots.
Look no further than this simple website, administered by our local paper. Countless times (including this thread), poster's comments are removed by the censor, while stating "Removed by User" rather than the truth "Removed by Administrator" to give the appearance of being open and fair minded.
Do you really want a bureaucrat to rule over your comments across all lines, and even distort their content?
Oh please, high speed internet access is available in cities, towns and cow pastures these days, that is a lame excuse for new Federal Regulation. From what I have read of the law, providers can't block access to competitors sites or services, LIKE IT ALREADY IS NOW.
Also that providers can charge more for bandwidth used, if you watch movies or tv on the net you pay more, UNLIKE IT IS NOW.
The biggest concern is that these regulations by the government are just the first step towards government controlling all internet access, like China tries to do now with "the great firewall of China".
The first step in regulating anything that the people won't like is to take small steps. People say "Oh these rules aren't so bad." and accept them, next thing the people know, it is all controlled.
I would think parents of young children, public libraries, schools, churches, and those who do not like yahoo, goggle etc may use the service.
As to your questions, I think the government (via US POST OFFICE) should be a provider of the net rather then regulating the net. As being a provider, the Government could bring low cost internet to the disadvantaged.
Writein...I'm wondering just who you think would use the government owned Google-like service? I certainly would continue to use the private services -- that is unless BO and his henchmen decide that the internet isn't the place for private entities and, like health care, puts government in charge. It's an unusual day that I don't spend time on the internet and I don't have any problems that I think the government could make things better. Also, I'm wondering how you think governmental regulations of the internet will allow more information to find its way into the inner cities. The same is available to anyone who has acces. There isn't one internet for wealthy in the suburbs and a less capable internet for "disadvanted" people in poor inner city areas. Please explain both how the government will make internet usage better and how government control will provide more information in areas where full internet access is already available. Please.
If the question was “Tell me the benefits of the federal government regulating the internet” then I would take you and your question seriously. If I have to answer to such a question (which you didn‘t asked), my answer would be this. The benefits would be that a company can not get one customer more “power” then the next for nothing. The internet, in the opinion of those who desire “Net Neutrality”, should be like water, food, lights, and other goods/services. The more one use the more he would have to pay. Second, it would close the gap between internet users in the rural area against those in the urban areas. Third, it may also close the gap between the Have and the Have Nots in Education. A student in the inner city would have an equal amount of information with a student in the suburbs.
Those are the benefits of having the internet regulated. Now, do I agree with the idea of having such an action? YES and NO. There are better ways to deal with this. Government should not have such a heavy hand in the internet. The concern I had is the government using the regulation as a back door attempt for a new tax. We, as a society, doesn’t need a new tax on anything. If the government desires the need to get in the internet then it should create its own, Yahoo, Google-like search site/provider and use it for revenue for the government with supervision under the ailing U.S. Post office. I do have more ideas, but I’ll keep them to myself.
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Pilot...Bobbie Jo was the one who did it for me. I always thought that old water tower was the luckiest structure ever built.
Writein...I'm a hypocrit for not knowing why you're poppa oscared about the District Attorney in Jackson County? WHAT is a civil rights issue? I'll readily admit I pay no attention to the politics of Jackson County and, you're right; it doesn't affect me personally. But, like so many of your posts, I still don't have any idea what you're mad about. How did the Jackson County District Attorney ruin your day? For that matter, what did the Victoria County District Attorney do to get your bowels in an uproar?
Who say I support the regulation of the internet? I never said I did. Thank you for trying to put words in my mouth. I said that I DO NOT know all of facts. The only thing I see is one sided fear mongering. Remember when I said that? However, the question of regulating the internet should be debated on the issues and not, I REPEAT NOT, on character assassination which you and others are doing. The President is not some big boggie man looking at your computer files and waiting to enslave, but your own fear and hatred is.
Having said that, maybe you should read CV27531’s post which spells it out, “ Why should someone who uses the internet only for email be billed the same as someone who downloads 100s of songs and movies online?”. There is a point to be made on this, but instead of focusing on the issues, you and others play chest beating politics.
Just because someone has an ideology or philosophy that is different than yours DOES NOT MEAN, he or she is evil or trying to take away your freedom. When can a difference of opinion means just that a difference of opinion?
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Your problem is that you don’t care about anything unless it affect you personally. Which I find it hypocritical for you. It is A CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE !!!!!!!!!! .
Writein...Okay, two DAs, one in each of two counties. Gotcha. Now, another question, if you don't mind. Why should I care about the District Attorney in another county? He hasn't done anything to make ME mad.
I hope I pray Rick Perry is the GOP’s candidate for President or Vice President. I want him to lose and lose big !!!!!!!!!! Your comment about the Birther movement is very funny. You are the first person who made me laugh on this site in a long time.
What does the DA’s from Victoria and Jackson have to do with Mr. Easton's blog? It has everything to do with it. Mr. Easton over the past two years accuse the Obama Administration for many things that are NOT TRUE. The Homeland Security report on Right Wing extremist. Mr. Easton said that the report targets conservatives, yet he ignore that there’s a report on LEFT WING EXTREMISTS that was publish the same month. Guess what those reports were being worked on during the final year of the Bush Administration.
If Mr. Easton was so concern about FREEDOM then he should look FIRST at his doorstep in the crossroads area.
I have yet to hear from Mr. Easton, Sandwichh, and local conservative, but I am not holding my breath.
By the way, I hate Green Acres and Mayberry wasn't fun after Barney left.
Darn, regulate the web? How will I get my porn or you guys get your Birther's monthly spew? Next thing you know Rick Perry is going to save us from our Government..........
Wisdom also comes from the creator. I guess you don't believe in a higher power, so I guess your point is moot.
I wish I could say….lets get ice cream and be happy. I wish I was carefree like I was in my late teen years. Since I have pay taxes, had my tuition increase 30%, gas being 3 dollars a gallon, being stopped by the police over nothing, and my friends and love ones being shipped off to an illegal war, I can not be idle no more.
I wish I could say….lets get ice cream and be happy. I wish I was carefree like I was in my late teen years. Since I have pay taxes, had my tuition increase 30%, gas being 3 dollars a gallon, being stopped by the police, and my friends and love ones being shipped off to an illegal war, I can not be idle no more.
I am talking about the D.A. in Victoria County and the one in Jackson County.
Then why did you avoid the question the first time? It is not rocket science.
It's all good folks! You guys are putting way to much energy into nothing. Forget all this politics junk and go to DQ for some ice cream.
Writein...When did Victoria get a second District Attorney? I can certainly understand that having two would be a problem. Are you talking about the DA and one of the ADAs? If so, are they not getting along?
writein YES, that is my answer to your question.
Excuse me, but your post is what I am looking for. You displayed MORE WISDOM than any of these “men” to posted on this blog thus far. There is hope in the world.
Thank you are right. If they were SO CONCERN ABOUT FREEDOM, then how come the local leaders are still in office. WE have TWO, NOT ONE, BUT TWO D.A.’s who are problems. We have a school district that has a HIGH DROP OUT RATE. We have a Mayor who was arrested. We have a STATE SENATOR who’s in favor of taking ground water. WE HAVE A STATE REP who ruin Higher Education in Texas.
If their names were Barack H Obama, they would have field day. It is CALLED HATRED, RESENTMENT, and SOUR GRAPES.
You are talking, but you are NOT, I repeat NOT, SAYING anything. I asked you a question, but you refuse to do so. Why is that? JUST ANSWER THE QUESTION !!!!!!!! Anyone can vote, but IT TAKES AN ACTIVE CITIZEN to confirm and reconfirm ideas and solutions with his/her leaders. UNLIKE YOU and your buddies on here, the active citizen would try and make contact with leaders. Unlike you JBJ, every one of those idea had in one way or another had been written and send to our leaders. Do not worry, I am not a hyper partisan. It isn’t just the President, even our Former President, former Sec of State ,and the corrupt Governor of Texas. AND I DID IT WITHOUT THE NAME CALLING which you, ITISI, PILOT and HAMSANDWICHH do on a DAILY BASIS. Which also makes it shameful that you and other do after CHRISTMAS. AND yall call yourself Christian. You see I can back it up with what I am saying. I do not need a crowd to defend you just like you are doing.
So I asked this question to you. Have you made any attempted in contacting the President and other leaders? The question is simple; it implies a simple YES or NO answer. Do not try to hide behind four or five other men to back you up.
I DO NOT OWE YOU A D%MN THING !!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t you dare and try to put words in my mouth. Don’t try to email me and say that I want the world to owe me something. ANOTHER STUPID STEREOTYPE FROM YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!! The only people, I owe is family. I guess you forgot there is the 15 amendment that I have the RIGHT TO VOTE FOR WHOEVER I AGREE WITH AND LIKE. Whether you like it ot not. This is 2010, NOT 1911, you will NOT, NOT tell me anything and expect me to jump.
writein, we did express our ideas and we did something to solve things. We voted.
When will Americans actually argue issues instead of being knee jerk partisans?
All consumables in a free market society are metered and billed accordingly. Think of things like your light, water, cell phone. The more you use, the more you pay.
Why should someone who uses the internet only for email be billed the same as someone who downloads 100s of songs and movies online?
It is a complex issue more deserving of the rants posted on this board.
I did offer solutions, I voted, I voted against communism, socialist and those that put their ideology ahead of “We the People”, last but not lest poor performance. To you, guess what it paid off♣♣♣
“Character assassination” that is a phrase you chose. As far as the character of the President, he does not posses the individual or moral qualities that I expect from a president. He has strong ties to some very undesirable individuals, from socialist to terrorist. I’m sure you have the list, so no need for me to expand on that subject. “Obama commented with a metaphor” “walk with me and I will tell you who you are”, well Obama does not have those qualities other than being a narcissist which he is♠♠♠
Wisdom is understanding that sometimes bitter medicine can be good for you. Victoria is a long time republican strong hold. Historically our community has little support for democratic leaders on a state and national level. Having Barack Obama win the presidential election is the most bitter dose of political medicine for many in our community. It just doesn't go down easy, for some it is intolerable, overwhelming, this idea that Barack Obama is president. Prehaps Barack Obama is the koolaide you need to drink to feel better about yourself.
Good job Pilot..
J, Koolaid is now hate speech? That's one of the reasons the November elections went the way they did. Nonsense. No character.I have never said you owe me, it is you who state others owe you. I will say it one time though, the only thing you owe me and other US citizens is to vote intelligently, truthfully and according to the rule of law. That did not happen across the nation in 08. Or in this last Congress. It's getting to be a habit.
PS, if you post it here don't post it on my wall. In fact don't post on my wall.
It is my hope, my wish, and my prayer that your comment stands as is. I do not want Mr. Eastonor those mods of the Victoria Advocate in deleting your comment. Your comment only reflects your character and reinforce my opinion about you and this area that tolerant such attitude. This is real life, not the T.V. show “Good Times” and I am not Jimmy “JJ” Evans. I would hope that your keep your “KOOL AID” stereotypical viewpoints and hatred to yourself.
“It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.” -Henry David Thoreau.
You told me to look around. I did and have been looking around today, yesterday, last month, and even three years ago. STILL I AM NOT IMPRESSED !!!!!!!!! All I see is a bunch of old men complaining and having sour grapes. I DO NOT SEE WISDOM !!!!!!!
If someone were using wisdom, he wouldn’t be using words like: Tyrant, Obammy, dictator, and other words for CHARACTER ASSASSINATION!!!! A wise person would catch “more flys with honey” instead of being hostile and harsh. DO NOT PREACH TO ME ABOUT THE HEALTH CARE BILL!!!! You should already know I was against the Health Care Bill. Maybe you should read my blog about the Bill ( http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/weblo... ) . You said that you “heard” that death panels are coming. Like I said earlier, just because you “heard” something doesn’t mean its true. It seems you’re enjoying yourself on the Glenn Beckian BOO BOO Mess.
Let me end this with a question or two. If you are so concern about the state of affairs in this nation, then why hadn’t you put pen and paper in “petitioning your government to redress grievances” ? Let me repeat that for you , PEN AND PAPER. Notice I didn’t say email or face book, just PEN and PAPER!!!!!Final question. I am the only person on this blog, so far, shared my ideas and solutions on various topics. How come in my three years on this forum, you JBJ, Pilot, Victore, Waywardwind, Itisi, South Texas, and the former State Rep. candidate Alton Easton never displayed any solution or idea???
Some of you libs can say how you like this President, but just a fact the 111th congress has acquired a new debt of 3.22 trillion in their tenure, which happens to be more debt than the first 100 congresses according to a report released by the U.S. Treasury. Just a note; you owe the government an extra $10,000.00 for the fine mess they got us into♣♣♣
"Where is the wisdom?"
It ain't in the Koolaid......J.
True One......what in the world are you smoking or snorting.....some type of hallucinogenic drug??....we are better off than when Obama took office??? Surely you jest!!
So soon after Christmas, how can so much hate be yet in the hearts of men? America is much better today than it was when Obama took office. The economy has been saved from going into a full fledge depression. Victoria has a new Caterpillar plant that will bring good jobs because of stimuls money Caterpillar received. The deep sea oil pipe line has been sealed. Obama is not a Muslim. Obama was born in America. Healthcare will benefit our parents. Most people have respect for President Obama. All good things and more. Obama is on the way to re election in 2012. Real facts are stronger than hate.
There's a guy in San Francisco who is really fighting to help the internet. He's making a living winning lawsuits against companies that send spam in violation of California law. Imagine how much good could be done if thousands of people would sue those who send repeated unwanted e-mails to our addresses. If BO really wanted to improve the internet, he'd sic his DOJ on the businesses that send massive spam e-mails to people who don't want them. Then, if his computer geniuses would figure a way to hit back at those who hack into systems, find out who they are and send assassination squads after them, the internet would again be a user friendly place.
Another example of something Obama has done to undermine his trust of the American voter is in his choice of his czars.
I won't go into detail, but anyone who wants to read about the safe school czar can do a search on "safe school czar" and read about this man. Does anyone out there really think this man is interested in the safety of our children?
To anyone who would accuse me of being homophobic, I will assure them that if this man had not had the background of being associated with approval and encouragement of man/boy relationships, I would not be bringing this up. His association with such a website and his endorsement of books on this subject are my main concern, not his sexual orientation. This man has a committment and is driven by a cause that is not consistent with safety of children.
This is the type of thing that casts doubts on the committment of this administration to do what we elected them to do. (by the way, the czars are not elected, so the responsibility of our safety has to fall on those who appointed them)
Where is the God given wisdom? Look around you. It is with those who see the fallacy of this administration.
One example. End of life counseling plan calls for counseling older people on a yearly basis on end of life options, including foregoing expensive therapies based on one's age and condition. Doctors are going to do this counseling, based on government criteria. Yet many practicing doctors are not planning to continue practicing and many others are curtailing treatment of medicare and medicaid patients. So where are older patients going to find these doctors? Think about it. Even healthy older people need more care than younger healthy ones. There are many more sick older people than younger ones. We need more doctors to treat older patients, not fewer. The whole plan is not well thought out.
If the Democratic party does not wake up and realize that the change they thought we could believe in was not what a majority of voters thought it was and are now rejecting this, there will be another flush of the Democrats in the next election. We do not want take over of our economy by the federal government, we do not want them telling us what to eat, how to use the internet, how to raise our children and what medical treatments we can have. We do not want political correctness to advance to a point where it restricts our personal religious freedom or violates our personal privacy or compromises our safety. If Democrats do not see that what many in Washington are doing now does things we do not want, it will be the end of the Democratic party.
We also want to see an end to the spending and the sneaking in of earmarks that are not directly part of a bill. Both parties will have to clean this up or clean out their desks.
We not only want our country back, we want it cleaned up.
In response to this blog by Mr Easton, I must repeat this line from my blog (http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/weblo... )
“It is a ashamed that some men in their 50’s, 60’s and 70’s on the Vic AD didn’t have the wisdom to offer solutions or guidance, only to make cat calls. Where is the wisdom? Where is the GOD GIVEN WISDOM?????”
Do you have proof or you saying what you saying out of sour grapes, hatred, and out for character assassination?
This blogs seems to be a rehash of the Glenn Beck Show. Which I am not surprise from the author. While I reserve my opinion over this until I learn ALL OF THE FACTS and not just what Glenn Beck and local conservatives said.
Just because you heard something doesn’t mean its going to happen. The last time I check there are NO DEATH PANELS. Other red herring.
This is what the Wall Street Journal had to say about this power grab by Obama….some excerpts:
“There's little evidence the public is demanding these rules. Over 300 House and Senate members have signed a letter opposing FCC Internet regulation, and there will undoubtedly be even less support in the next Congress.
Yet President Obama, long an ardent backer of net neutrality, is ignoring both Congress and adverse court rulings, especially by a federal appeals court in April that the agency doesn't have the power to enforce net neutrality
The net neutrality vision for government regulation of the Internet began with the work of Robert McChesney, a University of Illinois communications professor who founded the liberal lobby Free Press in 2002. Mr. McChesney's agenda? "At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies," he told the website SocialistProject in 2009. "But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control."
A year earlier, Mr. McChesney wrote in the Marxist journal Monthly Review that "any serious effort to reform the media system would have to necessarily be part of a revolutionary program to overthrow the capitalist system itself." Mr. McChesney told me in an interview that some of his comments have been "taken out of context." He acknowledged that he is a socialist and said he was "hesitant to say I'm not a Marxist."
For a man with such radical views, Mr. McChesney and his Free Press group have had astonishing influence. Mr. Genachowski's press secretary at the FCC, Jen Howard, used to handle media relations at Free Press. The FCC's chief diversity officer, Mark Lloyd, co-authored a Free Press report calling for regulation of political talk radio.
Free Press and allied groups such as MoveOn.org quickly got funding. Of the eight major foundations that provided the vast bulk of money for campaign-finance reform, six became major funders of the media-reform movement. (They are the Pew Charitable Trusts, Bill Moyers's Schumann Center for Media and Democracy, the Joyce Foundation, George Soros's Open Society Institute, the Ford Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.) Free Press today has 40 staffers and an annual budget of $4 million. “
All of this crap is just more work by the Marxist Obama administration and George Soros – the revolution has begun, wake up people !!!!
Well Zero, since everything Alton mentioned was a executive order, I take it whatever judiciary action taken, pro or con, has been effectively over ruled.
Alton, you forgot to mention that the liberal activist judges are in on the conspiracy:
"A federal appeals court today rejected a motion by several industry groups and states opposed to climate regulation for a partial stay of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's planned regulation of greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act."
"A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied all the pending motions to stay EPA's regulations of greenhouse gases, some of which are scheduled to take effect on January 2, 2011. " (http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/dec20...)
Now are these judges involved in this conspiracy part of the same conspiracy that nuked the net neutrality regulations? Is this the same conspiracy of conspiratorial judges that nuked Obamacare?
I would really appreciate it if you can tell me when the judiciary is conspiring with the executive branch and when they are not. Because linking net neutrality to cap and trade to greenhouse gases in one blog is really hard to follow.
TCEQ has no business over seeing any kind of environmental permits for the state. The agency is a complete joke and serves as a rubber stamp factory.
It will be interesting to see if, in the new year with a new majority, Congess doesn't mount its' own revolt aganist BO's attempts at ruling by decree. If Congress doesn't try to take back the reins, it just leaves the people. The people MUST vote out this tyrant in the next election. His disdain for Constitutional governance is a greater threat to the country and its future than anything the Russians ever did. The sad part is, we did this to ourselves. The American people voted in this president with his "progressive" ideas. There IS a glimmer of hope. The recent elections suggest that the people are finally seeing the truth of BO and fired many of his supporters in Congress. Without the firing of so many democrats, I believe that we were on the way to a Venezuela-like power grab by the president. The new congress must keep him in check.
Alton, liberty-loving Americans protested this Marxist regime last November, loudly and to great effect. That the current Administration appears deaf to our protest is just further proof, not that any was needed, that they all lied when they took an oath to "...protect and defend the Constitution...". It is impossible to protect and defend something in which one does not believe. It will take another similar protest in two years to finally take our country back. It cannot come soon enough for me.
Where do we go to protest? I will be there. Just tell me where to go.
I have watched this man, backed by a lovesick media, catapult himself into office on lies and false promises. Any issue that came up, he was going to deal with in the way that would be against what the majority of the American people would want. Even faced with the demolition of his own party, he held to his unpopular ideology. This past election did not cause him to waiver.
Now he wants to shut down those who voice opinions that do not support his actions, saying that they are causing alienation of the voters .... good grief, like this man needs any help alienating voters. He is doing just fine all by himself.
Now there is talk that he will use executive power to enact the death panels. Well, death panels, by their definition, as simply allowing government payment to counselors available to older people for end of life decisions, are not a bad thing. But this man has maneuvered his power in such a way that most voters do not want the government behind any of their life decisions. They simply do not trust him. He has caused that by his blatant disregard for the will of the majority of voters.
His time is limited, but in even a short amount of time, a corrupt leader can do lots of damage in his swan song. Wake up, America.