July 09, 2007


But it's a big one! AND THERE ARE ONLY 6 DAYS LEFT TO DEMAND NET NEUTRALITY. Even if you aren't concerned about coprorate greed on principle, do it just to save yourself some coins! There were enough signatures last time they tried this shit to make the FCC agree with US. But the lobbyists for the big corps are at it again and we have to become our own lobbyists. Strength in numbers--please sign and spread the word!

Save the Internet: Click here

Click HERE to sign or here's more info from http://www.savetheinternet.com/yourstory

What is this about?

When we log onto the Internet, we take a lot for granted. We assume we'll be able to access any Web site we want, whenever we want, at the fastest speed, whether it's a corporate or mom-and-pop site. We assume that we can use any service we like — watching online video, listening to podcasts, sending instant messages — anytime we choose.

What makes all these assumptions possible is Network Neutrality.

What is Network Neutrality?

Network Neutrality — or "Net Neutrality" for short — is the guiding principle that preserves the free and open Internet.

Put simply, Net Neutrality means no discrimination. Net Neutrality prevents Internet providers from speeding up or slowing down Web content based on its source, ownership or destination.

Net Neutrality is the reason why the Internet has driven economic innovation, democratic participation, and free speech online. It protects the consumer's right to use any equipment, content, application or service on a non-discriminatory basis without interference from the network provider. With Net Neutrality, the network's only job is to move data — not choose which data to privilege with higher quality service.

Learn more in Net Neutrality 101.

Who wants to get rid of Net Neutrality?

The nation's largest telephone and cable companies — including AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and Time Warner — want to be Internet gatekeepers, deciding which Web sites go fast or slow and which won't load at all.

They want to tax content providers to guarantee speedy delivery of their data. They want to discriminate in favor of their own search engines, Internet phone services, and streaming video — while slowing down or blocking their competitors.

These companies have a new vision for the Internet. Instead of an even playing field, they want to reserve express lanes for their own content and services — or those from big corporations that can afford the steep tolls — and leave the rest of us on a winding dirt road.

The big phone and cable companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars lobbying Congress and the Federal Communications Commission to gut Net Neutrality, putting the future of the Internet at risk.

Is Net Neutrality a new regulation?

Absolutely not. Net Neutrality has been part of the Internet since its inception. Pioneers like Vinton Cerf and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, always intended the Internet to be a neutral network. And "non-discrimination" provisions like Net Neutrality have governed the nation's communications networks since the 1930s.

But as a consequence of a 2005 decision by the Federal Communications Commission, Net Neutrality — the foundation of the free and open Internet — was put in jeopardy. Now cable and phone company lobbyists are pushing to block legislation that would reinstate Net Neutrality.

Writing Net Neutrality into law would preserve the freedoms we currently enjoy on the Internet. For all their talk about "deregulation," the cable and telephone giants don't want real competition. They want special rules written in their favor.


Blogger ayeM8y said...

Please sign this petition! Also if people are listening and they may not be able too much longer get involved in the free streaming radio petition!

Webcasts and all public radio programming, is in imminent danger. The recent ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) exposes public radio stations that stream their musical content to huge increases in royalty payments and threatens to drastically curtail the programming diversity found on public broadcasting websites. Unless Congress or the courts act soon, many public broadcasters may be forced to discontinue their internet streams. To learn how you can help, visit the website Tell Them Public Matters. Your help is appreciated.


5:58 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Thanks for that link, ayem8y...I've been looking for that one!

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, thanks my son, also do you have a good spinach dip recipe or a remedy for black foot?

11:31 PM  
Blogger ayeM8y said...

Black Foot Spinach Dip

This recipe obtained from streaming public radio.

1/2 (10 oz) package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and liquid removed
1 (4 oz) can of water chestnuts, liquid removed and chopped
1 (16 oz) container sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1 (1.8 oz) package dry leek soup mix
1 (1 pound) loaf sourdough bread, round variety
1 black foot finely grated


Remove shoes and walk barefoot in a grocery store for one hour, or until feet become
entirely blackened. Use a cheese grater to scrape.

Combine chopped spinach, water chestnuts, sour cream, mayonnaise, dry leek soup mix, and black foot scrapings.

Place in the refrigerator and chill for 6 hours, (or overnight if preferred).

Remove the top and inside of the sourdough bread to make a bread bowl. Pour in the spinach/mayonnaise/black foot mixture, then tear up the removed bread chunks into pieces.

Dip with bread and enjoy….mmm…mmm…good.

Also may be used as a poultice to soothe aching boils on feet from walking barefoot in the grocery store!

12:46 AM  

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