I like sport and watch it often. But when ESPN and NBC started mixing politics with sports I've gone elsewhere to get my fix, even as far as the radio or just reading a book. I asked my cable company offer the channels I watch without the crap I don't want or I'm gone. I can find most of what I want on the internet it just requires a little more work.
Progressives don't think the United States Constitution applies to them or their actions. What is surprising is that the Bergen Dispatch isn't in lock-step with it's fascist brothers in the MSM. The Bergen Dispatch and the people behind it will be severely punished.
Based on the actions of the US Government, State Governments and/or International Organizations I would find it hard to trust any political organization to enforce or run net neutrality.
Until we have a Bill of Internet Rights it doesn't matter because whatever the moneyed want they will get while the user will have no choice but to bend over if they don't want to be labeled Criminal Terrorist.
All you have to do is look around and look at other government operations (post office, VA, Obamacare, NSA, IRS, EPA, etc) to understand why letting the government run the internet is a bad idea. Agreed, Big Business is no better. So how about all parties (gov, business and users) agreeing on a list of users rights that internet provider must guarantee and let the fed enforce only.
Illinois is already a de facto Police State with Chicago as it's capital. Only the elite have any expectation rights and those are fleeting at best. If you're satisfied as a serf then Illinois is the place to be. Either stay or flee. There is no middle ground.
How dare these people want to keep THEIR money and spend it for stupid things like food, clothing, fuel, and housing. Don't they know that the government knows what they need and what the money needs to be spent on better than they do? After all there are poor starving government wards that need food, clothing, fuel and housing more than they do. Without the government insuring social justice what would happen to Texas and the world. /Sarcasm
BTW, why are all the loonies Anonymous Cowards? I guess I would be ashamed to own up to an opinion that the government can spend more efficiently than anyone who has honestly earned a dollar.
More sites than I'm going to spend time on. Sites have been shut down with no due process or notification. How many of the sites could be considered a national threat is dubious at best but then again DHS provided obtuse response when ask for justification. Here is a recent article from Techdirt. There are many more. I don't know or care what the sites were about or what they do but the Constitution gives every American rights that DHS can't deny.
Now that the MPAA and RIAA have partnered with Homeland Security the old business model of using lawyers to sue is no longer needed. DHS apparently doesn't need court approval or any justification to shut down any site that the a major financial contributor desires. Not sure how this will affect the lawyers but for the MPAA and RIAA all legal cost are now paid by the taxpayers.
I think this is an overreaction. True there is already data but the data remains with the agency from which the FOIA was made. The priority of most government agencies is CYA (Cover Your Ass). The executive branch has shown that transparency is just a word but never a practice. Someone besides the executive branch has to set standards but without data all that results would be GIGO. Not compiling the data because of fear would only give the offending agencies more reason to avoid processing a FOIA.