Me turning my back on the U.S of A if congress approves the #netneutrality repeal. Like what the heck.. as if y’all aren’t making enough money as it is, you want to make it possible for business to not only charge us extra for use of things like social media, but to also have right to censor what we can see and search. Like I already know the feds are doing it undercover anyway, but now y’all are just being real bold. Just openly taking our rights from us. We got a president with his finger on the nuclear trigger, and now the government openly wants to control our access to knowledge and info. At this point we are one step away from being North Korea 2.0. Let me pack my bags... It’s summer in Australia right now right? .
Donald Trump’s feelings of inadequacy, his jealousy, his unhealthy obsession with President Obama by trying to undo his many accomplishments — as well as his insecurity and lack of confidence is evidenced by his anxious, incessant, aggressive thoughts and tweets over Obama’s approval ratings and successes.
He cannot accept the fact that Barack Obama was not just successful but a much loved President —
thoughtful, intelligent, dignified, compassionate and caring and admired around the world, something Mr. Trump will never be.
🛑🛑TRIGGER WARNING: GUN VIOLENCE, DEATH. PLEASE READ WITH CARE🛑🛑
Hey guys, I know there’s a lot of chaos going on with Net Neutrality at stake, but I wanted to take a moment to remember some beautiful people who lost their lives 5 years ago today at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. This tragedy is incredibly personal to me. My childhood home (and the home in which my parents still live) is only a few miles away from Sandy Hook and I have friends and family who were directly affected by this unthinkable act of violence.
The wounds from December 14th, 2012 will never fully heal. 27 lives—including 20 six and seven-year-olds—were stolen from their loved ones that day by a disturbed gunman armed with AR-15-pattern semi-automatic rifle and a 10mm Glock pistol. A couple of the staff members died shielding their students. The school principal and school psychologist died bravely trying to take down the gunman and alert others to his presence. One child hid under the body of a classmate and pretended to be dead. She was the only person in her classroom who survived. Countless students, staff, first responders, and family members suffered PTSD from the event and still do.
Newtown was flooded with international support after the events unfolded, but how far have we come since then? In the 5 years since the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, there have been more than 1,500 mass shootings in the U.S. that have 1,700 lives, many of them children according to the Gun Violence Archive. The Texas church shooting, Las Vegas, Pulse nightclub....the list goes on. We haven’t come far at all. When will these senseless mass shootings end? When will our government leaders take action to prevent mass shootings from being the “new normal”? Everyone has a different opinion about the possible answers to these questions, but I personally believe that a good place to start is with Automatic weapon regulation and mental health. ⬇️⬇️KEEP READING IN COMMENTS BELOW⬇️⬇️
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Today, the FCC under the leadership of Ajit Pai voted to reverse net neutrality: a set of tight regulations that ensure consumers who pay for internet get access to all websites without having to deal with internet providers tampering with any services. This policy was initiated in February of 2015 by former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, who was appointed by (D) Barack Obama; whom is not only responsible for thousands of new regulations on the economy, but also had endorsed such regulations that came with net neutrality. Before net neutrality had been established, the Internet already had a de-facto (unlawful) form of it, as the FCC prohibited companies from treating online traffic unequally. To understand this issue, one must understand the two sides debating over it: one being service providing companies who want to treat the Internet as a "free market," these people being the one to back Pai; and the other being websites (like Twitter) and regular everyday consumers who want the Internet to lean more towards being beneficiary to them rather than an open arena for businesses to attempt at dominating. Usually, the FCC tries to balance the two sides out; but this time around, it's either been leaning towards the people (2015) or leaning towards big companies. (2017) Although net neutrality is most definitely an improvement regarding consumers because it basically assures them the Internet as a form of public utility, it's actually NOT needed to enjoy the Internet as many know it. Actually, many people who claim that the rollback of such regulations will lead to "the end of the Internet as we know it" are exaggerating. If the FCC were to cut all - or at the very least most - progress dating back to the 1980s-90s, then yes, that would be the "end of the Internet as we know it." But they're not; their action today will lead to the Internet to be the way it was before 2015, which to most consumers, wouldn't enable any forms of noticeable change. Relax, your online experience will remain the same. You're not losing anything, and you're most definitely not paying fees for free sites. Don't buy into the hype. As a staunch supporter of net neutrality, even I wouldn't panic.
Get motivated on this because if you haven’t been on Facebook for a while, I promise that your Uncle Gary is still on there all day, sharing links about how liberals are secretly lizard people. You don’t want internet providers charging tolls to internet publishers. Trust me. #NetNeutrality
FAX AND CALL NOW! THEY VOTED AND HAVE ALREADY REPEALED NET NEUTRALITY. PROTESTS NOW ARE OUR LAST CHANCE.
When Americans go online, we expect to be connected to whatever website we want—it is an extension of the right to free speech. We expect our cable or internet company to connect us to all websites, applications and content we choose—not what they allow us to see, filtering out their competition or opposing political opinions.
We expect to be in control of our internet experience, and we expect our first amendment right to produce content that reflects our views and beliefs, without interference from corporations.
We expect Net Neutrality.
Net Neutrality is the basic principle that prohibits internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from speeding up, slowing down or blocking content, applications, or websites. Net Neutrality is the way that the internet has always worked.
DEMAND NET NEUTRALITY.