Net Neutrality

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It’s time to pick a side. Net neutrality does not benefit any consumers.

It’s been a while since I’ve written but current events have gotten my blood boiling enough lately that I felt inspired to write this down.

The FCC is trying to take net neutrality away again. I, for one, am sick and fucking tired of having to deal with this argument. How many times are we going to have to deal with this debate?

No one wants their internet to be throttled or function in a way like AOL used to or the way phone providers handle wireless data. I pay enough for internet from the one provider available to me in my area as it is. I should not be required to pay even more because I watch too much Netflix or listen to music on a non-stop basis. Imagine what it would be like if one night, you’re watching a Let’s Play or Game of Thrones and a little box pops up saying “Sorry! You’ve used all of your internet for this month! Upgrade to our ‘high streaming’ package or wait until the next billing cycle to finish this show.” Just the thought of such a thing occurring makes my teeth itch and my head hurt. What if all of the blogs that we love were taken down because they didn’t toe the party line?

We live in a wonderful digital age where this mass communication has made an impact on society on a scale that has never before been seen. I do wonder if the cork can be put back in the bottle on this issue or if this will cause an uprising on a nationwide scale.

The internet should be a free area for all of us to interact, create, and share. The sad thing is that these are the very reasons they want to take that away. Taking away these net neutrality laws is not a good thing. It’s so they can control the what we see.  What interests me is if the upper echelon will have their internet history searched. I wonder if they might change their minds if their search history was revealed…

This country is on a nasty trend of moving backwards year after year. It’s getting harder for people to express themselves on college campuses, political activists on both sides are behaving like scumbags, and now the cable companies are trying to take away an expression of free speech.

A quote from 1984:

“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power.”

 

Make your voices heard and hope it makes a difference. I’m putting a link to where you can find out how to contact your congressman. They’ve got information on phone calls, emails, tweets, and other forms for support. Do whatever you deem necessary.

D

https://www.battleforthenet.com/

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Sundays

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Sunday: the alleged day of rest, but is usually spent recovering from binge drinking due to the fact that Monday shall come once again. I’m just as guilty. A few months ago, I gave up drinking, because I realized I was pouring alcohol into my emotional problems. Not a healthy relationship with the substance. And that’s on me. I don’t preach to anyone to stop drinking, I just cannot stop drinking once that first drop of liquor touches my lips. If only marijuana was legal, society would be much better, I feel. It’s not like we live in a sober society anyway, so this ‘war on drugs’ is completely arbitrary. No news there, but it’s obvious that a lot of people don’t want to be sober all the time, and they want to escape reality. Is it because alcohol keeps you dumb?

I really wish I could locate a job that I really want to go to every day. I’ve always had a soft spot for writing, but it’s quite a lofty dream to hope to make any money at that. I just got my hands on a desk for my computer, finally. Now i’m sitting much more comfortably and not having constant back pains. Before this, my computer was set up on the main television in the living room, and I was hunching over the keyboard on the floor, or – sometimes- an upturned laundry basket. Not good on the spine, especially one with preexisting problems.

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My search for a better, more meaningful life continues on and on. I spend my Sundays like most: regretting the fact of what tomorrow is. Another day meaningless day wasted being unhappy with where we are. How do people do the same career for 50 years in a row? Am I just wired differently? Or have I just not found that one thing? The idea of doing a job for that long sounds like an absolute nightmare. Even something you enjoy grows old if you do it for 50 years. When is it acceptable to take a chance and try something new?