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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Ted Cruz doesn't give a flying monkey's butt about whether or not he's right.

    Cruz is entirely doing this to out flank every Republican Presidential candidate in 2015-2016 by attacking everything Obama wants and does. Cruz knows full well that anyone who is even remotely tech informed knows he's completely full of crap. But most of us won't vote for him anyways. The crazy radicals within the GOP primaries, most of whom are old, white and tech illiterate will eat Cruz's statements up. Cruz knows he has to win the primaries and playing to the extremists is how he plans on doing just that.

    I fully suspect that Cruz knows he's wrong. But he doesn't care he's wrong because being wrong is just a means to an end. In a sense Cruz is farming the idiots for their votes. Expect Cruz to be nearly 100% "Whatever Obama Wants, I Hate" for the next two years. Doesn't matter what, Cruz's plan of attack is to be the anti-Obama. Whether or not that ticket will get him into the White House remains to be seen.
    Hyperbolic nonsense.
    He said he wanted it to remain the way it is.

    You do not obtain neutrality by classifying it as a utility, which is what he opposes.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Can you tell us how net neutrality restricts innovation? I'll wait.
    You're probably going to die before you get a coherent answer to that.
    The only reason that he may not, is that it is a dishonest question in regards to the topic.

    The real question in regards to this topic should be; Can you tell us how classifying the internet as a utility restricts innovation?
    Cruz already answered that question.


    Cruz is against trying to achieve neutrality by classifying the internet as a utility.
    Which is what his comments are about.
    As he stated in his published opinion, the following is what he wants.

    In the past, such a person would have to know the right people and raise substantial start-up capital to get a brick-and-mortar store running. Not anymore. The Internet is the great equalizer when it comes to jobs and opportunity. We should make a commitment, right now, to keep it that way.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    Ted Cruz has done the damage needed to kill NN. Cons like Cruz, and Rush Limbaugh have turned this into a Partisan issue. For the low information voters, that's enough for them to again allow businesses like Time Warner and Comcast to act against the interest of American Citizens.

    Thanks Cruz.
    How do low-information voters allow businesses to do anything?

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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    How do low-information voters allow businesses to do anything?
    They vote for talking heads like Ted Cruz a position of power that will fight every step of the way to make sure Comcast/Time Warner can do what ever they like to the Internet.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    I'm pretty sure that it wasn't just low-info voters who elected Cruz. I'm not entirely familiar with the issue of 'Net neutrality or his position on it, but dismissing this Senator as a "talking head" does suggest that maybe you fall into that category of low information too.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    They vote for talking heads like Ted Cruz a position of power that will fight every step of the way to make sure Comcast/Time Warner can do what ever they like to the Internet.
    That isn't at all evident.
    So that must be partisan hacker speaking.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I'm pretty sure that it wasn't just low-info voters who elected Cruz. I'm not entirely familiar with the issue of 'Net neutrality or his position on it, but dismissing this Senator as a "talking head" does suggest that maybe you fall into that category of low information too.
    I'm not dismissing Ted Cruz on Net Neutrality. I understand his position on the matter completely. (Which is he doesn't understand the issue at all.) It only takes a second of research on Net Neutrality to understand Ted Cruz is spouting nonsense, and that no one outside of Telecom companies stand to win anything if we allow ISP's to kill Net Neutrality.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    I understand his position on the matter completely. (Which is he doesn't understand the issue at all.) It only takes a second of research on Net Neutrality to understand Ted Cruz is spouting nonsense, and that no one outside of Telecom companies stand to win anything if we allow ISP's to kill Net Neutrality.
    And you are wrong.
    He has only addressed the way it is now and the impact of classifying it as a utility, and he is completely correct.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    I'm not dismissing Ted Cruz on Net Neutrality.
    No, you're dismissing him altogether as a "talking head" who preys on low-info voters.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    And you are wrong.
    He has only addressed the way it is now and the impact of classifying it as a utility, and he is completely correct.
    So when Ted Cruz says "In short, net neutrality is Obamacare for the Internet. It would put the government in charge of determining Internet pricing, terms of service and what types of products and services can be delivered, leading to fewer choices, fewer opportunities and higher prices." You agree with him?

    Ted Cruz doesn't understand the issue, and seemingly you seem to be ignorant on the matter as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    No, you're dismissing him altogether as a "talking head" who preys on low-info voters.
    Are you telling me a Politician is making bold, public statements out of the goodness of his heart and not to prey on people who do not understand the issue?

    Ted Cruz is wrong on NN, but it isn't stopping him from being the Devil's Advocate.

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