#1 Edited by Tru3_Blu3 (3243 posts) -
 Proof here

 I'm going to turn 19 very soon. I'm still in school, and have yet to achieve a career. With a dieing mother, economy and political system, I must also deal with a dieing virtual world, filled to the brim with freedoms, joy, dark humor, and relaxation. Now, with already homeless-immune corporates wanting to be more immune from starvation and pain, they want to get rid of our only joy in the world, the internet, by dismantling it and placing their own post for their own wicked benefit. And we cannot do jack shit about it. I'm stunned that the United States, once the testament to the world, is so reluctant to give more power to high classes and not the actual people. 
 
I guess the only way to live an American is if you act first before many; before the scrawny man doesn't reach for the innovative idea to make a booming corporation our of. No one can make an act for her or himself; no one can show their true colors and become what they are intended to be. That would imbalance the power of things, right? That would replace J.G. Rockefeller, the politicians' loving friend, with you--the new inheritor of power. 'Better' replacing 'worse' means nothing now; all for the purpose of stubborn, illogical balance. 

Laugh at your memes until you cry by the lack of them, for this is a day where blood blurs our eyes and tears go ignored. An ironically good day to you all.     
#2 Posted by Mrnitropb (2090 posts) -

While hella shitty, i don't think net FCC's net neutrality ruling will end your world that easily, and has the chance to be struck down by courts for being to far-reaching. Hopefully. 

#3 Posted by baron_calamity (240 posts) -

It sucks but i don't think it is going to be earth changing nor internet destorying. Old media, specifically cable, is trying to defend its turff from tv over ip. That is the focus of this.
#4 Posted by JeanLuc (3608 posts) -

I feel that this is rather appropriate.

#5 Posted by alternate (2720 posts) -

You can't spell either.  Sucks to be you.

#6 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3243 posts) -
@wasteguru said:

" I feel that this is rather appropriate.

"
I gotta admit it, that was pretty hilarious.
 
Yeah, maybe I over exaggerated. Crappy post. Close it.
#7 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

It's the Huffington Post. They tend to over-exaggerate on everything. So, nothing to see here.

#8 Posted by Bigrhyno (505 posts) -

Assuming that these cooperations gain the power to do what they want with their service, the outcome will depend on how the general consumer reacts. Using examples from that article, if the consumer sits back and let's Comcast cripple Netflix instead of voicing their opinion with their words and money, then it is no one's fault but their own. Smaller internet providers will likely sit back to wait and see the reaction that larger companies get, and I'll gladly join them if the larger cooperations go overboard.    

#9 Posted by Malakhii (1443 posts) -
@wasteguru: Prince is a prophet, who has come from the heavens. It has been foretold that his word shall become the law of all men. We must bow before him. 
#10 Posted by IBurningStar (2190 posts) -

Don't get yourself worked up over it. The internet is in no danger. If it ever is, one day in the far future, then the internet will stand up and prove to the world that you can not fuck with it. If you think 4chan has done some crazy fucked up shit, just wait until people who aren't trolls/psychotic bastards decide that they wouldn't mind helping them out a little. It could become Project: Mayhem. I have said it before and I will say it again. The internet is a horrible place, it is full of horrible people, and they will do and say horrible things to each other just for shits and giggles. You don't want that spilling out into the real world.

#11 Edited by ProfessorEss (7518 posts) -

Gotta say I'm kinda shocked that people are so cool with this.

#12 Posted by Jeust (10858 posts) -

 @ProfessorEss said:

" Gotta say I'm kinda shocked that people are so cool with this. "
Yep. We live in apathetic times. 
#13 Posted by crusader8463 (14429 posts) -
@ProfessorEss said:
" Gotta say I'm kinda shocked that people are so cool with this. "
Don't think everyone is ok with it, just over the last several months all we seem to be hearing about is laws being passed/brought up around the world to fuck us over with nickle and dimming the internet from ISP's and people trying to censor the internet in every conceivable way possible. I think a lot of people just accepted that  it's going to get real bad real soon and there is fuck all anyone can do about it.
#14 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4859 posts) -

BURN PARLIAMENT

#15 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1133 posts) -

Sounds like a conspiracy theory... that was written by a fictional character in GTA IV on the 'Lies, damn lies' website...

#16 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -

I'm pretty sure the FCC will close this thread in about 3 years.  After they finish dolling out all those RIAA suits.

#17 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -
@Jeust said:
"  @ProfessorEss said:
" Gotta say I'm kinda shocked that people are so cool with this. "
Yep. We live in apathetic times.  "
  
#18 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
@rawdanger said:
" "they want to get rid of our only joy in the world, the internet"  Is this a joke post? "
Probably; look at the guy's avatar.
#19 Posted by benjaebe (2784 posts) -

Sure is misinformation and pointless angst in this thread. Yeah, the FCC bill doesn't go as far as a lot of people would like to see it go (myself included), but if there's one thing it does do it makes it so that service providers can't block access to any legal content, application or service. It could still have used some work to be more strict regarding wireless carriers and  speed tiers, two things that are a glaring issue with the bill.
If you're going to get all up-in-arms about something, at least be up-in-arms about the right things.

#20 Edited by TooWalrus (13256 posts) -

Does anyone remember that Futuristic Sex Robotz song Fuck the MPAA? That was written in like, 2004. 
 
The internet is the only place you're still free,
If you disagree, just you wait and see,
You wanna lock down the web and throw away the key?
Well, you better not touch my fuckin' technology,
So back the fuck off or you're fuckin' dead,
Yellin' 1337 on a motherfuckin' fed.

#21 Edited by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

Oh well there goes onlive and their streaming ability. Also we will see the word buffering more often watching videos.

#22 Posted by heatDrive88 (2404 posts) -

YO DAWG RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

#23 Posted by CitizenKane (10508 posts) -

How about waiting after today to decide whether or not your world is going to end?

#24 Posted by nail1080 (1975 posts) -

Sorry to hear about your mother

#25 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

I don't think it will ever go to the extent that guy was talking about, but net neutrality still = good.

#26 Posted by Jonnyflash80 (505 posts) -

THE SKY IS FALLING. THE SKY IS FALLING!   
Oh please.  I think there's some major exaggeration going on here.  Sure the net neutrality bill isn't as strict as it needs to be but overall it is a good thing.

#27 Posted by Example1013 (4807 posts) -
This post has been blocked by the user's ISP for objectionable content.
#28 Posted by melcene (3034 posts) -
@rawdanger said:
" "they want to get rid of our only joy in the world, the internet"  Is this a joke post? "  
@ch13696 said:
" It's the Huffington Post. They tend to over-exaggerate on everything. So, nothing to see here. "

 And Al Franken as the author of the article.  SRSLY. 
 
Also, OP @Tru3_Blu3: Guess what?  There was once a time where there was no internet.  I know its hard to believe.
#29 Posted by zudthespud (3284 posts) -

Net neutrality is the most important thing about the internet. The moment you take away neutrality then the internet is dead. 
 
I don't think it will happen overnight, but give them (ISP's) an inch and they will take a mile. There has to be strict regulation securing net neutrality. I could totally see them charging to get to smaller sites.

#30 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -
Comcast already started to flex its muscles awhile ago.   
 
I'm pretty ashamed at the userbase of GB. Gamers will most likely be the first ones hit when the true effects of throttling and tiered pricing come into play, yet are completely apathetic about it.  Pathetic.  
#31 Posted by inknail (155 posts) -

Whoa whoa whoa, since when is the FCC going to radically alter the internet landscape? The FCC wants to regulate the internet via net neutrality, which is basically how the internet has been run for decades now,  laissez-faire, if you will. The alternative is that the ISP corporations will take over internet regulation and I for one do not want that. If ISPs gain a leg up on internet regulation, I can easily imagine them curtailing everything to hell and back just to make some extra bucks.

#32 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

yeah, internet is going to go down. it is going to suck. the place is going to be a different place once sites start getting blocked.

#33 Posted by RubberFactory (291 posts) -
@ninjakiller said:

" @Jeust said:

"   @ProfessorEss said:

" Gotta say I'm kinda shocked that people are so cool with this. "
Yep. We live in apathetic times.  "
  
"
If only Bill Hicks were still around. He'd have a field day with the shape America is in now.
#34 Posted by jakob187 (21759 posts) -

You know what I think is funny? 
 
The internet is worldwide, yet we treat it like it's only an American thing.

#35 Posted by Warfare (1642 posts) -
@jakob187 said:

" You know what I think is funny?  The internet is worldwide, yet we treat it like it's only an American thing. "

Americans live in a bubble.
#36 Posted by inknail (155 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" You know what I think is funny?  The internet is worldwide, yet we treat it like it's only an American thing. "
Even if these decisions are being made in the US, they are going to have far reaching consequences. Online businesses, especially the smaller, freelance ones, would likely receive significant punishment just from ISP controls over potential US customers.
#37 Posted by Gamer_152 (14109 posts) -

 Everybody panic!
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#38 Edited by JakJ (1010 posts) -

 Oh well. I personally don't care. I'm so used to this kind of shit it doesn't even phase me anymore. The internet as you know it won't die, it'll just cost you more.
 
AT&T, Comcast, Verizon etc are all giant telecommunication corporations who throw hundreds of millions of dollars at the government to get their way.
 
Listen, if these new regulations upset you so much, I suggest you band together with like-minded people to create a force that can rival those hundreds of millions being spent. Then you may actually make a difference.

#39 Posted by BRNK (307 posts) -

Malapropism.  
 
That is all.

#40 Posted by Mrnitropb (2090 posts) -

hey ya go, this should help. 

#41 Posted by JJOR64 (19065 posts) -

Is the internet tarnished yet?

#42 Posted by pplus0440 (260 posts) -
@alternate:
fune thin about spelling is regrdless of how terrrrible i spell u sitll get the point. So how about if the only thing you have to do is point out that someone spelled something wrong you go do something else?