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The fact that this happened even though majority of the population, businesses, upper echelons, ect, are completely against it is absolutely beyond me....This was up to FIVE people. FIVE people in the world overturned something that is supposed to keep things neutral. How the hell did this happen.
There is still a slight glimmer of hope, though. wired.com/story/after-fcc-vote-net-neut...
I wouldn't hold my breath.
This is what happens when people don't vote or when Bernie or Busters decide to vote for a serial sexual harasser out of pure spite.
What the FCC did today is simply putting Republican ideology into action. "To the victor go the spoils." None of us should be surprised.
ClayTaylorNC Wrote: The EFF will file an injunction to challenge this in court. Also, congress could begin an investigation into Pai and the FCC, there's quite a bit of dirt to dig up there.
The battle isn't quite lost.... There's still a few things that can stop this.
The former has a hell of a lot better chance of happening than the latter, but I wouldn't hold my breath for either.
This may get struck down in the lower courts, but the Supreme Court is in Republican hands and I would be shocked if the Republican majority has an abrupt change of heart and magically decides they suddenly care about people that aren't multinational corporations.
ClayTaylorNC Wrote: I'm honestly thinking it's a possibility that Trump comes out of nowhere to block/undo this. Then he'll claim that he's saving everyone from it. Even though he was for ending NN, I can totally see him pulling a 180 like he has so many times before. I'm praying he does what he's so good at for this in particular, if it's even possible.
I highly doubt it. Net neutrality was something President Obama ushered in. Donald's sole focus is undoing everything President Obama did. However, I've been proven wrong time and time again when it comes to Donald, so nothing would surprise me anymore.
ClayTaylorNC Wrote: Also, this makes it blatantly clear that we are no longer living in a democracy. When 80%+ of the population is strongly against this and it still gets passed, we are now under the control of those enormously tall metal and glass things that are now called "people". We are now officially somethings else.
Secretary Clinton received three million more votes than Donald, but he still has the keys to our nuclear codes. If that didn't convince people we don't live in a representative democracy then nothing will.