Friday, December 3, 2010

Guest Article: Warning: DEATH to Free Speech

America - This is NO Joke!

EDITORIAL: Wave goodbye to Internet freedom FCC crosses the Rubicon into online regulation


"The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is poised to add the Internet to its portfolio of regulated industries. The agency's chairman, Julius Genachowski, announced Wednesday that he circulated draft rules he says will "preserve the freedom and openness of the Internet." No statement could better reflect the gulf between the rhetoric and the reality of Obama administration policies.

With a straight face, Mr. Genachowski suggested that government red tape will increase the "freedom" of online services that have flourished because bureaucratic busybodies have been blocked from tinkering with the Web. Ordinarily, it would be appropriate at this point to supply an example from the proposed regulations illustrating the problem. Mr. Genachowski's draft document has over 550 footnotes and is stamped "non-public, for internal use only" to ensure nobody outside the agency sees it until the rules are approved in a scheduled Dec. 21 vote. So much for "openness."

The issue of "net neutrality" is nothing new, but the increasing popularity of online movie streaming services like Netflix have highlighted an area of potential concern. When someone watches a film over the Internet, especially in high definition, the maximum available capacity of the user's connection is used. Think, for example, of the problems that would arise at the water works if everyone decided to turn on their faucets and take a shower simultaneously. Internet providers are beginning to see the same strain on their networks.

In some cases, heavy use of this sort slows the Web experience for everyone sharing the same lines. That has prompted some cable Internet providers to consider either charging the heavy users more or limiting access to the "problematic" services. Of course, if cinema buffs find themselves cut off from their favorite service, they're going to be mad. If companies don't act, they're just as likely to find irate customers who don't want their experience bogged down by others.

It's not clear why the FCC thinks it needs to intervene in a situation with obvious market solutions. Companies that impose draconian tolls or block services will lose customers. Existing laws already offer a number of protections against anti-competitive behavior, but it's not clear under what law Mr. Genachowski thinks he can stick his nose into the businesses that comprise the Internet. The FCC regulates broadcast television and radio because the government granted each station exclusive access to a slice of the airwaves. Likewise when Ma Bell accepted a monopoly deal from Uncle Sam, it came with regulatory strings attached.

No such rationale applies online, especially because bipartisan majorities in Congress have insisted on maintaining a hands-off policy. A federal appeals court confirmed this in April by striking down the FCC's last attempt in this arena. "That was sort of like the quarterback being sacked for a 20-yard loss," FCC Commissioner Robert M. McDowell told The Washington Times. "And now the team is about to run the exact same play. ... In order for the FCC to do this, it needs for Congress to give it explicit statutory authority to do so."

Freedom and openness should continue to be the governing principles of the Internet. That's why Mr. Genachowski's proposal should be rejected and Congress should make it even more clear that the FCC should stop trying to expand its regulatory empire."

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Why Congress Has Low Ratings

Seeing Is Believing
While acting as the House of Representatives Speaker of the House, Representative Laura Richardson (D, CA) shows rudeness and tries to censor a fellow member of Congress. You don't have to know the Rules of Order to understand that this was JUST WRONG! Watch the video and notice that Richardson has four people on the sidelines coaching her what to say to silence Republican Steven Buyer (R, Indiana) from making a point of order regarding the incorrect "procedure" of the legislation at hand.

Lame Stream Media's Reporting
CBS said that Representative Buyer was throwing a "Tantrum." However, the CBS video clip deletes the beginning of the incident. They leave-out the first few minutes where the Speaker blatantly denies free speech in the House of Representatives for no apparent reason - other than just because she does not want to hear his arguments.

What CBS forgot to mention is that the person who actually wrote and sponsored the bill was not present. Representative Steven Buyer is the person who is in charge of the committee that reviews legislation. However, the DEMs "Skipped" the review process in order to jam this bill through Congress by side-stepping the official process. In other words, "THE ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS." (Saul Alinsky's method of destroying America).

More proof that Progressives don't want the hear the TRUTH. They would rather just SILENCE IT instead. They have no arguments for the facts! That's why Progressive are so dangerous.

This is YOUR Congress At Work
No wonder we have lost faith and trust with the Lame Stream media. They blatantly misrepresent the truth and slant the news to fit THEIR POLITICAL AGENDA. They reported this incorrectly as anyone who witnesses it can attest.

Don't Trust Lame Ducks
This is a clear example of the Lame Duck Congress in action. Are there any good reasons why the Progressives shouldn't be labeled as a danger to American values and freedom?

Action To Take
America, pay attention to the details. Once you begin to understand who you have elected into office, you will become active to get them out-of-office ASAP!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Govt. Thefts Lead to Counter Measures

Government Theft...
With the recent government seizures (stealing) by the Department of Homeland Security of Internet domains to close down websites, there is a new movement taking place. The new DNS (Domain Name Server) system exchanges DNS information by peer-to-peer transfers and will have a new p2p file extension.

This is in direct response to the ILLEGAL takeovers by the Federal government in the past couple of weeks. Our government has been ILLEGALLY "policing" the Internet and has been seizing Internet domains from anyone who they "THINK" may be guilty of copyright infringements. So much for obeying the US Constitution!

These recent anti-music pirating efforts have focused on seizing (STEALING) domains from the alleged infringing websites. Homeland Security has found out how easy it is to STEAL a domain name. It's easy because several of the top domains are managed by US-based company's like Verisign who works closely with the US Department of Commerce. This situation is a REAL threat to the 1st Amendment and the right to free speech. Does anybody care?

Always Watch Both Hands of the Government
Recall that while this theft is going on - the other arm of OUR government is also trying to take control over the Internet simultaneously. The FCC is trying to pass "regulations" that would in affect allow them to become Internet censors. These actions are not coincidental. Our government is actively trying to take over control of the Internet any way they can.

Why isn't anyone complaining? Some are!

New Approach
The new approach to Internet addressing of domain names incorporates a service that attaches to a host computer's system and manipulates all the requests for a domain name. This eliminates government take-overs because they cannot just pull the plug on a central server like they have recently. This method decentralizes the old way and eliminates domain name censoring which is also being used in China and Iran.

Action To Take
Watch closely how this project turns out. If adopted, it could significantly change the Internet and dis-allow government censorship.

In the mean time tell the government to keep their grubby hands-off the Internet! We don't want them censoring it!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Why The DREAM Act Is Bad

Thank Harry Reid
Newly re-elected Senator Harry Reid (D, NV) is trying once again to try and get ILLEGAL ALIENS to have full AMNESTY! This time he calls his bill the "DREAM ACT." This bill gives amnesty to ILLEGALS aged 16 to 35 if they meet one of two conditions.

1. They are eligible to become a US citizen (FULL AMNESTY) if they complete two years of college (that WE will probably pay for in total). The bill doesn't say how a 16 year old can complete two years of college because they haven't completed high school yet - but that's beside the point.


2. They can become US citizens if they complete two years in the United States military service. They don't indicate how an ILLEGAL can join the military without using stolen Social Security numbers or falsified identification. In other words, they have to break the law AGAIN in order to pass this qualification!

Why Bother With These "Restrictions" At All?
Aren't these two conditions just a free ticket that invites more law breaking? Harry Reid is an IDIOT! He thinks we are too stupid to see that this bill is pure and simple a gift of AMNESTY.

Impact on Us
Reid's legislation takes NOTHING into account as to what impact this would have on the American economy and small businesses. It's no wonder because it would be devastating. The DREAM Act adds another 2 MILLION to our population.

What about the 17% of unemployed American workers who cannot find jobs? Forget them. That's only 22 Million Americans who can't find work. So why would adding more out-of-work ILLEGALS be hurting these numbers? They won't explain that!

The Children Are the Victims
Frankly we're getting tired of this BS argument. Supporters of the DREAM Act say that we are "punishing the children" of ILLEGALS and it's not their fault that their parents put them there. They forget to mention that after the "children" become US citizens they can apply for their parents to join them as well! This law IGNORES the fact that it will encourage MORE ILLEGALS to enter the country for the same amnesty!

Still NOT Convinced?
You need to watch a five minute video that explains why the DREAM Act will have no effect whatsoever on the problem of world hunger or overpopulation. Here's the link.

Action To Take
Tell your representatives to vote "NO" on the DREAM Act. It's no solution to the problem - it only makes it worse!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Notice Any Internet Problems Lately?

Coincidence - or Threat?
Call it ironic, but isn't it a coincidence that two major Internet providers had outages that corresponded at the same time frames. Comcast and AT&T had major Internet service outages during the same time periods yesterday in different parts of the country. This is the second time this has happened in less than two weeks. Huh!

Outages began around 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time and lasted through 10:00 AM this morning. Gee, what a coincidence huh? Two major Internet providers both shut-down at the same time for about the same duration. Isn't that rather strange? How could this happen? Some sort of electronic "glitch"?

Paranoia or Fact?
Ask yourself what the odds are for that to happen. They would have to be astronomical for that incident to happen simultaneously over two distinct (and separate) computer networks as vast as Comcast and AT&T. Is the government messing around here too? Think about it.

Is WikiLeaks the Real Problem?
As you know WikiLeaks is provoking the Federal government by disclosing multiple government secrets - including disclosing 250,000 State Departments classified documents. Some of these documents have revealed that China was urged to stop shipments of missiles from North Korea to Iran and that Saudi Arabia wanted the USA to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. Read the gory details for yourself.

Where is Homeland Security?
Strange that we haven't heard much from Homeland Security lately... Wait a minute, weren't they the ones who have been shutting-down various websites lately? Of course they are. AND, they were doing it without ANY LEGAL Authority whatsoever! All they had to do is "THINK" (no warrants or court orders) that a website was breaking the music copyright laws and they were taking control over the domain names of those "GUILTY" websites. "Guilty" is in quotes because there was never any charges or court trial at all. They just shut-down those sites as THEY deemed fit. Maybe they are just practicing for something else.

Theory Postulated
Do you "THINK" that there could be any connection with OUR Internet outages and Homeland Security? Naw, they can't legally shut-down our Internet providers, because the Constitution doesn't give them that authority. Just because US Senators are SCREAMING about WikiLeakers being TERRORISTS doesn't mean that there is ANY connection with your Internet outages. That's just hypothetical conjecture! Oh wait a minute, aren't the US Senators the ones who just passed COICA out of committee? Isn't that the bill that gives the Feds the OK to become the Internet Police? Yeah, but it hasn't become law yet!

Gee, what another coincidence!

Pay Attention America
Your liberties are under attack as you read this. It's time to be scared! Start preparing for the worst. It's coming....

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Fate of ObamaCare

ObamaCare Faces Courts
Although the Obama administration is going forward full-blast on government healthcare, they may have to do an about face soon. A Federal judge in the state of Virginia will soon rule on the legality of ObamaCare!

Constitutionality of ObamaCare
Judge Henry E. Hudson of Federal District Court in Richmond, Virginia has promised to make his ruling on the constitutionality of the new government healthcare law by the end of the year! The major point being questioned is the one that "requires" Americans to obtain government health insurance on or before 2014.

Obama and his cronies believe that it is constitutional to force people to buy government health insurance whether they want it or not. Remember however, the law requires everyone to participate under punishment of fines or imprisonment! This type of big government law has NEVER been compulsory before. This is the CRUX of the issue! Can the government force you to buy things?

Ruling Could Undermine Several Provisions
Apparently the judge has asked a number of questions that express some skepticism about certain parts of the new law. If some of the major parts are ruled as a no-no, this could negate several of the "important" provisions of the law. Let's hope this is the case. This in-turn would impact hospitals, insurers and government agencies that are trying to carry out the new law. Recall, that parts of it are in place now and must be adhered to as we write this article. Hence, we see increases from our insurers coverage costs thanks to ObamaCare!

Obama cronies are also afraid that any negative court ruling will create a public relations nightmare for Obama. Several other states (22 total) are also suing the Federal government because of ObamaCare and its regulations that affect them. All in all, this is a very important ruling and it may determine the fate of the law.

Supreme Court
This case will eventually be decided by the Supreme Court because no matter who wins or looses, it will be contested. Keep your eyes and ears opened. This first ruling will help set the tone on which way this argument will start.

Meanwhile support all Congressional efforts to REPEAL OBAMACARE!