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Internet & Networking According to Wired, "The Senate is likely to vote within days on a measure that would undo net-neutrality rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2010, even though they've yet to go into effect... The House passed a similar measure, but Obama has threatened to veto it. It was not immediately clear whether the Senate has the necessary votes for passage." If you care about net neutrality, now is a good time to head on over to Save The Internet and get involved in this issue.
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RE: Comment by marcp
by umccullough on Tue 8th Nov 2011 21:48 UTC in reply to "Comment by marcp"
umccullough
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2006-01-26

We - citizens of the world - don't care about U.S law as long as U.S doesn't try to impose it on us.


If there's one thing wikileaks leaked state department cables have shown us - the U.S. is VERY much involved in "helping" the rest of the world make laws.

So, you might as well fight it at the source, rather than wait for it to be too late.

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by marcp on Tue 8th Nov 2011 21:52 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

I'm kinda helpless. I'm not a U.S citizen. It's not my law. I just don't want U.S to act as the father of all laws. I'd like them to mind their own business, limited to their own country.

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RE[3]: Comment by marcp
by LighthouseJ on Tue 8th Nov 2011 23:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
LighthouseJ Member since:
2009-06-18

I am a citizen of the United States, and I feel equally as helpless as you, even with our access to voting.

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RE[3]: Comment by marcp
by umccullough on Wed 9th Nov 2011 08:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

I'm kinda helpless. I'm not a U.S citizen. It's not my law. I just don't want U.S to act as the father of all laws. I'd like them to mind their own business, limited to their own country.


Likewise, as a U.S. citizen, I wish my country's government would get out of my business too ;)

You can start by contacting your own government representatives and letting them know that you strongly disagree with U.S. laws...

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by tomcat on Thu 10th Nov 2011 22:14 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

If there's one thing wikileaks leaked state department cables have shown us - the U.S. is VERY much involved in "helping" the rest of the world make laws.


What's your point? Every country on Earth is working in its own self-interest, in diabolical ways, in cynical ways. None of this shite is exclusive to the U.S.

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Comment by zima
by zima on Tue 15th Nov 2011 23:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Google: tu quoque (and how it didn't work as a defence of war crimes in Yugoslav wars). Perhaps also creeping normalcy, nirvana / perfect solution fallacy, or b&w thinking.

And it is rhetoric of your place which paints it as the greatest evah (heck, even literally... http://kyon.pl/img/18692,Africa,infographic,.html 2nd paragraph of the text in lower left corner)

But really, sort of telling how you retreat to such defence. Of, may I remind you, a major influencing force of the last few decades (so on a time scales where the world very much still lives with the consequences, very actively feels the results)

One which, say, also has its share of coup d'etat events, is at least one of the biggest supporters of such (beware, if you're a small country which wants to pursue its own goals & you're not aligned with some other bully; well, and if you're a country of "lesser" people ...~Caucasians are of more concern to the world, it seems)
Or even of dubiously legal wars. And with among the most active intelligence agencies, also within Europe (pdf warning http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//NONSGML... ). Or allied - again, within still very relevant historical background - with (often installed) regimes keeping themselves in power via violence, also extreme; systematically supporting such as long as they are on "the good side"

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