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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    I don't see paying for what I use as being against my interests. Limiting the power of the state, on the other hand, is in my interest.
    Uhh, net neutrality doesn't change the "pay for what I use" part.

    In fact, I would describe net neutrality as requiring that you get to use what you paid for. When an ISP throttles Fox News just for ****s and giggles, they aren't giving you what you paid for.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

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    I see you're still stuck in your own little world, too bad.
    Huh?......
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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    And how is this good for you? Why are you arguing for a position that is so blatantly against your interests?

    Must like his cble tv tiers

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    No. It sounds like typical liberal griping about big business. If what you see as a problem is happening with, in your own words, government help, then it would seem the correct step wold be to remove that government involvement, not add to it.
    Only in the land of the partisan hacks would a person arguing that regional monopolies exist (fact) and they have no interest in the free market (fact) be seen as someone who is in 'griping about big business'. In that world, giving them the power to do away with net neutrality (fact) is seen as a positive for the free market (your position) which doesn't exist in that type of business (fact).

    The guy who just minutes ago didn't know why net neutrality was important, is now reverting to catch phrases about liberals. How odd for a Libertarian! As it stands, net neutrality is literally the last bastion of freedom in telecommunications. That's what we have now and it has little to do with big business and everything to do with how content is accessed by the consumer. Essentially, without it, it'd be like you paying $100 for 100 TV channels, and then being charged again per minute of viewing time. The monopolies which already exist and have no interest in the market, are who you are arguing should be left in charge of defining what content you watch and how you watch it.

    Are you even serious?
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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Because we can't ****ing afford to pay for preferential data treatment.
    What will that cost?

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Why in the **** would you think that?
    I was asking a ****ing question. Do you know what a, "?", is?
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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Is treating them as a utility the best answer? Or will that pose new and different problems in the future?
    Irrelevant, there is no way to ensure net neutrality without regulation. Where that regulation comes from can be debated later. What most people with common sense agree upon is that letting regional monopolies decide how customers access online content is a terrible addition to the power they already have.
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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Will regulating them like a utility change that? I don't see lots of new innovation and startups in utilities. I see a couple big companies in bed with the government running everything. How can you be sure this wont happen with the internet?
    Because you're looking at the wrong people. Innovation on the internet comes from content creators, not the ISP that delivers the content. Net neutrality helps innovations like Twitter or Facebook become the giants that they are.

    As a rough analogy: you don't look to FedEx for innovation in small electronics. Apple and Samsung are doing that. FedEx just delivers the boxes.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    What will that cost?
    Whatever your ISP demands. Because they don't have a competitor.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You didn't challenge anything.You asked why he was wrong, and I told you to educate yourself on the matter and why net neutrality is important. Once you do that, you'll realize why opposition to it is wrong. If you still believe net neutrality is something which should be opposed, that's up to you. However, the discussion presupposes that the people discussing it have some knowledge of what net neutrality is. Do you know what net neutrality is apdst?
    And that was a challenge. Learn simple English.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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