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Governments are instituted among Men,
deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends,
it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,
and to institute new Government

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them

Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule that opens the door for ISPs to sell customer data. Lawmakers provided no credible reason for this being in the interest of Americans, except for vague platitudes about “consumer choice” and “free markets,” as if consumers at the mercy of their local internet monopoly are craving to have their web history quietly sold to marketers and any other third party willing to pay. 
The only people who seem to want this are the people who are going to make lots of money from it. (Hint: they work for companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T.) Incidentally, these people and their companies routinely give lots of money to members of Congress. 
So here is a list of the lawmakers who voted to betray you, and how much money they received from the telecom industry in their most recent election cycle.
You know, considering that stupid healthcare bill Trump endorsed last week, considering the fact that Pro-Choice activists in California were just charged with 15 felonies for doing undercover journalism and videotaping Planned Parenthood talking about selling baby's bodies, considering that THE REPUBLICANS in Congress were behind this privacy atrocity, I am beginning to wonder again if we have no recourse left other than to take up arms against our oppressors.

Throwing off the bonds of tyranny through the vote doesn't seem to have worked too well, does it?
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Blogger Redneck Texan said...

Welcome to the dark side.

Past generations would have done as you suggest ..... not ours.

But there is only about 2.5 million prison / jail cells in America ..... so I guess if we can convince about 10 million of us to fire the first shot ..... its doable.

Friday, March 31, 2017 2:30:00 am  
Blogger Redneck Texan said...

"Throwing off the bonds of tyranny through the vote doesn't seem to have worked too well, does it?"

That was the general consensus in the south Nov 7th 1860, btw

Friday, March 31, 2017 2:34:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...


There are revolutions all over the place for all sorts of different reasons.

Friday, March 31, 2017 5:16:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

"Revolution" in and of itself is not a good thing.

Just as moral agency does not necessarily mean a person is a good human being.

Friday, March 31, 2017 5:17:00 am  

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