The Senate just voted 52-47 to restore net neutrality rules

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TulionKT, May 16, 2018 at 1:21 PM.

  1. TulionKT

    TulionKT Spamaton Will Rise Again

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  2. Octavionn

    Octavionn Mind Blowing!

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    Good! And that kid looks like a vampire
     
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  3. Octavionn

    Octavionn Mind Blowing!

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    I'd imagine Comcast stock is taking a beating. Lol
     
  4. Arogarn

    Arogarn TZT Neckbeard

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    That's good, but why was this so close?
     
  5. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    is that a serious question or do you not understand what's happening anymore
     
  6. AgelessDrifter

    AgelessDrifter TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    still gotta get it through the House, though
     
  7. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    i.e. it's DOA
     
  8. Arogarn

    Arogarn TZT Neckbeard

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    I never really understood in the first place. But figured with the rampant support for neutrality among the populace, and it's likelihood to pass the House / get signed, I figured this would be a no-brainer for constituent posturing. I guess politicians really care about us so little that we don't even get lip service anymore.
     
  9. Grandasaur Egg

    Grandasaur Egg Groor.

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    They're making a bet that people hate libruhls enough to accept it.
     
  10. Sanlaven

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    I always kind of took it as a situation where most people don’t understand what this means so the political consequences are small, making it easy for a few powerful conglomerates to buy the votes they need in order to further enrich themselves at the expense of the average person

    Basically, like everything else that’s been occurring since 1980
     
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  11. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    That time has come to a quick end, these next decades will be dealing with the lies of Centrist Democrats and Republicans, "traditionalists" will suffer the most here.

    You can link everyone together so quickly now, and information moves so much faster. People who normally wouldn't be interested get to participate in pulling up the gigantic magnifying glass to the individuals who are now trying to run for a political seat or those who have already been doing so.
     
  12. Kanmuk_Sealclubber

    Kanmuk_Sealclubber Yes

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    I've been trying to find reputable polls on Net Neutrality. This one came up:

    http://www.publicconsultation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Net_Neutrality_Quaire_121217.pdf

    Even in Q13 there, which is designed to be a leading question, the support only gets to 58.7% for the GOP. It's a "partisan" issue in the sense Dems support net neutrality more than Reps (based on this one questionnaire, I haven't look at others), but like gay marriage (where even 41% of conservatives support it now, according to Pew) it's one where the math doesn't make sense on the surface - alienate a huge chunk of independents for something that your base only slightly supports. And with net neutrality, it's even worse, because by other questions and measures, it looks like most GOP members support it.

    I think what San says is probably true. In a two party system in such a polarized country, there really aren't that many issues that move the needle, so who gives a fuck what the public wants? As long as republicans can continue to exploit white anxiety, they can do what they want elsewhere. Demographic shifts SHOULD end that sometime soon, but who the fuck knows. Dems SHOULD have a more coherent party base (they superficially do), but seem to be incapable of truly embracing the progressivism that polls indicate they should. I don't know if it's corruption, or if they are afraid of losing TEH MIDDAL SWINGZ STATES, or what.
     
  13. Utumno

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    Stupid old people in control
     
  14. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    This isn't a political problem, none of this is going away. Our society has to change and literally everyone who is running for office or is in office and has committed a crime has to be charged.

    You can sum up every 'centrist'/republican idea that's not a religious/social stance and trace it back to avoiding taxation. Trickle down, flat taxation etc
     
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