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Thu Feb 5, 2015, 06:23 AM

People Power

Not a fact yet, but the statements of Tom Wheeler indicate he's caving. What a huge success for people power. Millions of e-mails and protestors on the sidewalk in front of his home may just have turned the tide. When we point out that we know where you live it may add a very personal dimension to our stance.

With the power changing hands at the DOJ, maybe protesting and e-mailing could stress our points on war criminals and banksters getting prison sentences.This could also apply to the SEC.

How about the same pressure on the trade representative Froman and crashing websites.

Remember when Senator Sanders delivered hundreds of thousands of signed petitions to the White House to stop Chained CPI and it worked. Who is hiding all our signed petitions against Fast Track and TPP, isn't Bernie waiting.

These government agencies possess certain powers that don't require congressional approval, so why not get at it?

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Response to aspirant (Original post)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 06:52 AM

1. Nice to have more exposure of what is in the TPP and not fast track it.

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Response to aspirant (Original post)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 07:42 AM

2. Had to laugh yesterday - read elsewhere that oh, OF COURSE Net Neutrality was in no

 

danger (well, not yet, internet still needs to be reclassified, I think), so we all had overreacted and should "apologize" or whatever.
First, to who? No one, that's who. Second, if there had been no protests, just the usual pathetic wait and see and trust, the outcome most likely would have been completely different.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 10:27 AM

4. + Eighty Gazillion

 

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Response to aspirant (Original post)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 09:20 AM

3. I agree

There was a huge backlash in support of net neutrality.

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/11/06/internet-emergency-protests-sweep-united-states-defense-net-neutrality

Remember John Oliver's hilarious call to arms?

"But soon Oliver's call to action brought thousands of visitors to the FCC website, apparently causing it to shut down."
http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/13/7205817/fcc-john-oliver-net-neutrality-emails

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Response to aspirant (Original post)

Fri Feb 6, 2015, 03:17 AM

5. Pressure from millions of Americans WOULD work, and it has. Remember, the TPP was delayed because of

all the outrage and petitions demanding that Congress get to see it.

It certainly held it up for a while, and resulted in finally getting the WH to allow Congress to get a tiny peek at some of it. No where nearly enough, but it shows that pressure does work.

Good post, thank you.

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