Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Worst or THE Worst

If you like the internets then you better clue in to what's happening in D.C. Basically the polis want to give control of the net to the big tele corps. They, then, can essentially rip it apart. The internet as we know it today would cease to exist.

Keeping a Democratic Web:
"'Net neutrality' is a concept that is still unfamiliar to most Americans, but it keeps the Internet democratic. Cable and telephone companies that provide Internet service are talking about creating a two-tiered Internet, in which Web sites that pay them large fees would get priority over everything else. Opponents of these plans are supporting Net-neutrality legislation, which would require all Web sites to be treated equally. Net neutrality recently suffered a setback in the House, but there is growing hope that the Senate will take up the cause.

One of the Internet's great strengths is that a single blogger or a small political group can inexpensively create a Web page that is just as accessible to the world as Microsoft's home page. But this democratic Internet would be in danger if the companies that deliver Internet service changed the rules so that Web sites that pay them money would be easily accessible, while little-guy sites would be harder to access, and slower to navigate. Providers could also block access to sites they do not like."
Really, could Bush be any dumber?

Administration Is Singing More Than One Tune on Spanish Version of Anthem:
"President Bush declared last week that the national anthem should be sung in English not Spanish, but he evidently never told his own government or campaign organizations.

The State Department posts four Spanish versions of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' on its Web site, and accounts from the 2000 election suggest that the song was at times performed in Spanish at Bush campaign events. Critics even turned up one reference to Bush himself singing the anthem in Spanish on the trail, but there was no confirmation."
Goddamn science with its facts and proofs. Jesus doesn't like facts and proof.

Study Reconciles Data in Measuring Climate Change:
"A government study released yesterday undermines one of the key arguments of climate change skeptics, concluding there is no statistically significant conflict between measures of global warming on the earth's surface and in the atmosphere."
Take Doonesbury's Presidential Poll.

Doonesbury - The Strawpoll

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