SECRET NEW INTERNET RULES LOOM FOR AMERICANS Feds look to adopt 322 pages of fresh taxes, regulations; FCC Chair Refuses to Testify before Congress



Another wild power-grab. Power without accountability.  The net is the very last frontier for free speech.

— Despite google algorithms that consistently render — day in day out, year in year out — always render left-wing sites on first page search results;
— Despite filters that block my site and sites like mine (Jihad Watch, The Religion of Peace, Creeping Sharia, Sharia Unveiled, et al) at work, school, and even US army bases and government agencies;
— Despite search engines refusing to include news sites like mine in the news searches;
— Despite the fact that the mainstream broadcast and print media, with the exception of the tepid Fox News, are notoriously left;
— Despite the fact that we are a mere fly buzzing around the mammoth head of the mainstream media;
— Despite the fact that they should win by overwhelming numbers because it’s David vs. Goliath;

They fail, because their ideas fail.

Which is why they must destroy us.

“The issue is not slavery for a “good” cause versus slavery for a “bad” cause; the issue is not dictatorship by a “good” gang versus dictatorship by a “bad” gang. The issue is freedom versus dictatorship.” — Ayn Rand


FCC Chair Refuses to Testify before Congress ahead of Net Neutrality Vote, The Corner, February 25, 2015
by Andrew Johnson February 25, 2015 (thanks to Van)

Two prominent House committee chairs are “deeply disappointed” in Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler for refusing to testify before Congress as “the future of the Internet is at stake.” Wheeler’s refusal to go before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday comes on the eve of the FCC’s vote on new Internet regulations pertaining to net neutrality. The committee’s chairman, Representative Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), and Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Fred Upton (R., Mich.) criticized Wheeler and the administration for lacking transparency on the issue. “So long as the chairman continues to insist on secrecy, we will continue calling for more transparency and accountability at the commission,” Chaffetz and Upton said in a statement. “Chairman Wheeler and the FCC are not above Congress.” The vote on the new Internet regulations is scheduled for Thursday. The FCC’s two Republican commissioners have asked Wheeler to delay the vote to allow more time for review. The changes would allow the commission to regulate the Internet like a public utility, setting new standards that require the provision of equal access to all online content.

Courtesy of Pamela Geller.

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