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    Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

    A mysterious conservative group with strong ties to the Koch brothers has been bombarding inboxes with emails filled with disinformation and fearmongering in an attempt to start a "grassroots" campaign to kill net neutrality—at one point suggesting that "Marxists" think that preserving net neutrality is a good idea.
    The emails, which come with subject lines like "Stop Obama's federal Internettakeover," come from American Commitment, an organization that is nonprofit in name only and has been called out time and time again by journalists and transparency organizations for obscuring where it gets its funding.

    In an email I received, American Commitment president Phil Kerpen suggests that reclassifying the internet as a public utility is the "first step in the fight to destroy American capitalism altogether" and says that the FCC is plotting a "federal Internet takeover," a move that "sounds more like a story coming out of China or Russia."
    The email, sent as an ad to people who have registered to read the Washington Times, asks readers to sign a petition asking FCC chairman Tom Wheeler to acknowledge that reclassifying the internet as a Title II utility is a "lawless Obama administration power grab."





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    Oh Christ. Nothing like to get all the idiots all crazed than throwing scary words like "Marxist", "communist", and "destroying American capitalism".


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    Re: Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Oh Christ. Nothing like to get all the idiots all crazed than throwing scary words like "Marxist", "communist", and "destroying American capitalism".
    Sounds like your typical fake email to me. I mean...if its so mysterious then how would they "know" it has "ties with the Koch brothers"?
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    Re: Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Sounds like your typical fake email to me. I mean...if its so mysterious then how would they "know" it has "ties with the Koch brothers"?
    "In addition, Noble’s CPPR gave the currently active American Commitment $1.6 million in 2011, using the latter group’s correct EIN — money that also should have shown up on American Commitment’s 990 covering that year. In 2012, control of the active American Commitment, now in Washington, D.C., was transferred to Phil Kerpen – who, like Noble, has strong ties to conservative billionaires David and Charles Koch." American Commitment’s Missing Millions | OpenSecrets Blog


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    Re: Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

    Looks like the WaPo is on the side of the Kochs

    At best, a full or partial government takeover of Internet access would almost certainly slow future network evolution.* And in a bit of irony lost on the advocates, such a radical move, assuming it passed legal muster, would actually*make “fast lanes” easier, not harder, for ISPs to market.

    There’s simply no benefit — and enormous cost — to turning the Internet over to the FCC.* Indeed, given the dearth of serious technical or legal problems in nearly 20 years of an unregulated Internet, it’s not clear that*any*new FCC rules are required.*
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    The sad thing is both republicans and democrats want net neutrality and both are too dumb to even know they are on the same side

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    Re: Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    "In addition, Noble’s CPPR gave the currently active American Commitment $1.6 million in 2011, using the latter group’s correct EIN — money that also should have shown up on American Commitment’s 990 covering that year. In 2012, control of the active American Commitment, now in Washington, D.C., was transferred to Phil Kerpen – who, like Noble, has strong ties to conservative billionaires David and Charles Koch." American Commitment’s Missing Millions | OpenSecrets Blog
    Again, sounds like a fake email to me. Or do you really think that those people are so stupid as to mass send such an email?
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    Re: Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

    What's funny is that net neutrality is as pro business as you can get, a level playing field for all to compete.

    Break that and you don't have a pro business agenda, you've got a pro big corporation agenda.

    **** comcast and **** time warner.

    this nonsense will destroy the internet.

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    Re: Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Again, sounds like a fake email to me. Or do you really think that those people are so stupid as to mass send such an email?
    Im sure its a real e-mail. The article is just misrepresenting what the e-mail is saying. They are saying the govt takeover of the internet is Marxist not the concept of net neutrality

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    Re: Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Oh Christ. Nothing like to get all the idiots all crazed than throwing scary words like "Marxist", "communist", and "destroying American capitalism".
    and when they could have just said "It's a colossal bad idea!"
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    Re: Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

    It's always funny when people who clearly don't understand the concept of Net Neutrality try to argue for or against it.

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    Re: Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    What's funny is that net neutrality is as pro business as you can get, a level playing field for all to compete.

    Break that and you don't have a pro business agenda, you've got a pro big corporation agenda.

    **** comcast and **** time warner.

    this nonsense will destroy the internet.
    Not to mention everyone is already paying for the service they are already supposed to have delivered in the first ****ing place including Netflix and the rest. Those cocksuckers (Time Warner and Comcast and Verizon) are trying to get paid a third time. There is no reason for crap by them except outright trying to fleece people. Just like the bull**** of putting caps on the amount of data you use in the fine print while pretending to lease you a pipe for data. They didn't lease you a pipe they leased you a ****ing bucket. Lying two faced skunks.
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