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Marnetmar

Ted Cruz is a Poop Head

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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/10/19/ted-cruz-says-he-cannot-overstate-the-threats-to-internet-freedom-independent-news-websites-like-drudge/

The Texas senator cited the Federal Communications Commission’s move to classify broadband Internet service as a public utility as evidence of the threat.

“I’ve been leading the fight against that,” he told TheBlaze.

Cruz also cited plans to relinquish U.S. control of the Internet as a move that would “profoundly undermine U.S. interests and undermine free speech.”
“America invented the Internet and, I got to say, Obama’s idea to give it away is reminiscent of Jimmy Carter’s idea to give away the Panama Canal,” he said
“I have worked to do in the Senate every day is fight to defend freedom on the Internet — to keep the Internet free from the grubby hands of regulators and government,” Cruz added. “To keep it free from taxes and to allow free speech and entrepreneurship to flourish. And I think liberty on the net is every day more and more imperiled by big government and Washington politicians who want to muzzle dissent.

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The asshole said:

...to keep the Internet free from the grubby hands of regulators and government...

He actually means out of their hands so that it can be in the hands of greedy rich capitalists who don't have to pay taxes instead. You know, the ruling class.

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Marnetmar said:

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“America invented the Internet and, I got to say, Obama’s idea to give it away is reminiscent of Jimmy Carter’s idea to give away the Panama Canal,” he said


America has no legal power over (most) of the networks and servers running the internet in other countries. They cant give it away because it is global. There are to many civilian lives and governmental institutions intertwined with the network we call "the internet" to simply claim one single nation holds supreme power.

For a nation to have "supreme" power over their "internet" it would have to sever all international connections to fully place it under their laws, dictatorship, and controll.

Marnetmar said:

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“I have worked to do in the Senate every day is fight to defend freedom on the Internet — to keep the Internet free from the grubby hands of regulators and government,”


Governmental network based wars, capitalist corporations tracking your around the net, the ease it brings to spread propaganda, etc. There must be a form of regulation or in other words security or else any company could become worse (or as worse) as some governments in terms of the aforementioned.

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FireFish said:

For a nation to have "supreme" power over their "internet" it would have to sever all international connections to fully place it under their laws, dictatorship, and controll.



Sooooo, North Korea?

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Same old shit for these idiots. I've argued with plenty of people who complained when government decided to step in and reclassify the internet. Yet during the events that necessitated this action (e.g. Verizon fudging Netflix's bandwidth to extort money from them), I don't remember any of those people praising the virtues of free enterprise.

"We can't let government handle [thing people need], because they're just going to use it for [evil stuff that private companies are already doing now]!"
- pretty much every ancap argument ever

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Ted Cruz is the reason we couldn't visit the Capitol building for my school's D.C trip back in 2013. This guy sucks.

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I live a relatively happy, uncomplicated life. I attribute it to complete disregard and ignorance of politics, religion, and sports.

Will it ever come back to bite me in the ass? I don't know. I'll cross that bridge when need be. But for now.. I am content.

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I want Bernie Sanders to be the next POTUS. It'd be so very funny.

Also Corbyn to be the next Prime Minister of the UK, too.

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Buckshot said:

Will it ever come back to bite me in the ass? I don't know. I'll cross that bridge when need be. But for now.. I am content.



Of course it will bite you in the ass. That's what ignorants deserve.


Regarding Ted Cruz, if you ask me, that guy should be locked away in the most secure prison and the key thrown away. This guy is one of the biggest threats to the entire world. Sad that the Republican Party cannot just get rid of this cancer.

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Graf Zahl said:

Of course it will bite you in the ass. That's what ignorants deserve.


This reply has the power to tip fedoras everywhere.

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Clonehunter said:

This reply has the power to tip fedoras everywhere.

To be fair, outright ignoring the world you live in is pretty ignorant.

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I'm fairly positive, that like my current 33 years of existence, that whichever way the political tide turns will have no drastic effect on my everyday life, nor will my bickering and anger change much (if anything). I generally take anything any politician says with a grain of salt... sure, their motives may be nice (lower taxes, save the world, save people,etc) but it's been my observation they rarely give a shit post election.



I mean.. I do vote (whichever candidate sees more favorable when time comes) as that is a right and perk of my country that I am allowed to excercise, but no specific to any party.

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rf` said:

To be fair, outright ignoring the world you live in is pretty ignorant.



That may be... however, by ignoring things I could generally careless about, it saves me all sorts of time and stress for things I do actually make differences in (job, family, friends, game time, collecting, tech, reading, movies, hiking, etc)

Sometimes I think by partaking too much into such things, it's more detrimental to your mental and physical well being than beneficial, and leaves a lot of people with a false impression of changing more than they actually are. Hell, even wrecks havoc on your social life and career... I can't count how many people I know fired or shunned because someone high up a corporate chain or social gathering disagreed with their views. Furthermore, in the army (or any branch of the armed forces)... you either agree with command and the potus, or you're wrong and trouble follows. Even your religious beliefs were your own... and discussing them landed you in some hot water.

And so you do not misunderstand... I do care very much about the world, which there's far more to than just politics or religion. In fact, anytime I turn on the news... it's generally politics and religion getting people killed.

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Graf Zahl said:

Of course it will bite you in the ass. That's what ignorants deserve.

Hopefully I get to play Mordeth before I get bitten in the ass.

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What would possess people to think that men who have ran different branches of government for 30+ some odd years would just keel over every 4 years and let someone else tell them what to do. I would say that is kind of why things don't change. Also, lobbies.

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I have a somewhat distant uncle who's one of those "smarmy conservative types"; acts like he's smart and educated but really knows nothing and just parrots his favorite sources. He's against net neutrality, I've argued with him before for easily over an hour, never got anywhere. Usually I'd hit a wall when he'd refuse to admit that he's wrong after I correct him on factual errors in his argument. Really basic shit too, like "net neutrality isn't going to make it easier for the NSA to spy, if anything, slightly harder".

Scary how some of this double-speak actually seems to seep into some people. I like to believe that these days, people like him are more of a minority and most people have grown a cynical enough skin to see past that stuff, after what this country's been through over the past decade and a half.

CyberDemonEmpress said:

Just the politicians who are conservative, and the liberals who aren't progressive are shit I reckon.

There are very few truly liberal politicians in America. Chances are, if they're part of either major party*, they're a corporatist shill to some extent.

*we have 3rd parties but they may as well not exist for all intents and purposes)

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Sodaholic said:

In your view, why is that?

The Republicans would become even more insane if the Commuslim Kenyan Nig-wait-I'm-not-allowed-to-say-the-word-it's-PC-gone-mad-I-tell-you is succeeded by a bona fide socialist. Socialist! The killing word in US politics since McCarthy! It'd be comedy gold.

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Clonehunter said:

Conservative = Evil, amirite?

Not necessarily, but if only looking at the political landscape in the USA in this early 21st century... yes, yet it is.

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Gez said:

The Republicans would become even more insane if the Commuslim Kenyan Nig-wait-I'm-not-allowed-to-say-the-word-it's-PC-gone-mad-I-tell-you is succeeded by a bona fide socialist. Socialist! The killing word in US politics since McCarthy! It'd be comedy gold.


Show me an actual bona fied socialist running for the presidency. Not a social democracy capitalist. A true socialist.

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Clonehunter said:

Conservative = Evil, amirite?

Not really. Conservatives are OK in my book.

The problem here, that I've explained over and over, is that the political conversation in the US has steadily moved to the right for the past 40 years. Our "liberals" are actually right-leaning moderates and our "conservatives" are reactionary regressives.

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Tarnsman said:

Show me an actual bona fied socialist running for the presidency. Not a social democracy capitalist. A true socialist.

I'd be happy with the social democracy variant. Like western European countries (used to) have.

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