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Save The Internet: USA bill; weds Apr 26th, 2006

http://www.savetheinternet.com

There is more info and A PETITION at moveon...
Easy to sign and give your two cents (and to your own reps in the process).
http://civic.moveon.org/alerts/savetheinternet.html

There's a nice quick video of what this bill means to you...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9jHO...page=1&t=t&f=b

Didn't think it was real? We've witnessed the deregulation of mainstream
media behemoths from 1996 to the present. They can own your town if they
like; in TV and in print. The internet is next.

Spread the word if you are so inclined. This is a good time for last minute
emailings. TIA -

Mark

Get a copy of the COPE bill:
http://static.publicknowledge.org/pd...ecom-print.pdf
Apr 25 '06
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> http://classicvb.org/ <-- WARNING: Politics!!!

I should have guessed.

--
Ajay Kalra [MVP - VC++]
aj*******@yahoo .com

Apr 27 '06 #21
In article <#Q************ **@TK2MSFTNGP03 .phx.gbl>,
mg******@bellso uth.net says...
http://www.savetheinternet.com

There is more info and A PETITION at moveon...


More one-sided info, I daresay we can assume.

Anyone want to join my campaign to save our roads by letting bicycles
go in the fast lane? Can we permit corporate oil interests to take
over the very roads we rely upon for our (foam, rant)?

- Gerry Quinn
Apr 27 '06 #22
"Ed Weir (ComCast)" <An**@Maus.du h> wrote in message
The rabbi looks up and says, "Looking back on it, circumcision may not
have
been the best way to start."


Pwned

--
- Mark Randall
http://www.temporal-solutions.co.uk

"We're Systems and Networks..."
"It's our job to know..."
Apr 27 '06 #23
> By definition??? I'm not really interested in arguing it, but wtf can you
possibly mean by that?
From the Dictionary definition of "political" -

1. Of, relating to, or dealing with the structure or affairs of
government, politics, or the state.
2. Relating to, involving, or characteristic of politics or politicians:
"Calling a meeting is a political act in itself" (Daniel Goleman).
3. Relating to or involving acts regarded as damaging to a government or
state: political crimes.
4. Interested or active in politics: I'm not a very political person.
5. Having or influenced by partisan interests: The court should never
become a political institution.
6. Based on or motivated by partisan or self-serving objectives: a purely
political decision.

Any message whose subject matter is related to the process of changing laws
or influencing governmental authorities, whether that message is an indirect
or direct endorsement of political action, is, by definition, political.
That includes not only messages which directly endorse political action, but
also messages that purport to make people "aware" of some situation which
the author feels needs political participation to address. The latter case
is a form of advertising, or, to put it in UseNet terms, SPAM. Political
SPAM.

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP
Professional Numbskull

Hard work is a medication for which
there is no placebo.

"Karl E. Peterson" <ka**@mvps.or g> wrote in message
news:uy******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP02.phx.gbl... Kevin Spencer wrote:
No, it is by definition political in every way.


By definition??? I'm not really interested in arguing it, but wtf can you
possibly mean by that?
--
Working without a .NET?
http://classicvb.org/ <-- WARNING: Politics!!!

Apr 27 '06 #24
> Anyone want to join my campaign to save our roads by letting bicycles
go in the fast lane? Can we permit corporate oil interests to take
over the very roads we rely upon for our (foam, rant)?
Good point, Gerry.

What people don't seem to understand about politics is that the purpose of
any government is to interfere in the private lives and control the
decision-making process of individuals by threat of force. By definition,
that entails the reduction of liberty. While government is necessary, it is
not desirable. Where on earth do people get the idea that "politcal
activism" is a good thing? In my short lifetime, I've seen so many
restrictions added to the private lives of individuals in this country it
makes my head spin. We seem to have been taught that personal responsibility
is a bad thing. If I am suffering, it is not my responsibility to overcome
the situation; we need more laws to protect me! However, one thing
programming has taught me is that solving a problem is the process of
dealing with the conditions that exist and overcoming them, not trying to
change the parameters within which a problem exists.

Life is like a game. Changing the rules of the game only makes it more
complicated. It does nothing to help one win. It simply makes the game
harder to play, for everyone playing. Winning is achieved by working within
whatever the set or conditions is, and achieving a solution, regardless of
the conditions. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.

And while these philosophical points may be debated, a technical support
forum is not the place to debate them. Nor is it a place for political
debate or activism.

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP
Professional Numbskull

Hard work is a medication for which
there is no placebo.

"Gerry Quinn" <ge****@DELETET HISindigo.ie> wrote in message
news:MP******** *************** *@news1.eircom. net... In article <#Q************ **@TK2MSFTNGP03 .phx.gbl>,
mg******@bellso uth.net says...
http://www.savetheinternet.com

There is more info and A PETITION at moveon...


More one-sided info, I daresay we can assume.

Anyone want to join my campaign to save our roads by letting bicycles
go in the fast lane? Can we permit corporate oil interests to take
over the very roads we rely upon for our (foam, rant)?

- Gerry Quinn

Apr 27 '06 #25

"Mark Randall" <mark[__OKTHISISFAKE_]yr@REMOVETHISgo ogle.ANDTHIScom > wrote
in message news:Ox******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP05.phx.gbl...
| "Ed Weir (ComCast)" <An**@Maus.du h> wrote in message
| > The rabbi looks up and says, "Looking back on it, circumcision may not
| > have
| > been the best way to start."
|
| Pwned

Huh?

|
| --
| - Mark Randall
| http://www.temporal-solutions.co.uk
|
| "We're Systems and Networks..."
| "It's our job to know..."
|
|

Apr 27 '06 #26
"Ed Weir (ComCast)" wrote:
Huh?


Thats the young-un way of saying 'owned', 'beaten' or otherwise 'destroyed'.

--
- Mark Randall
http://www.temporal-solutions.co.uk

"We're Systems and Networks..."
"It's our job to know..."
Apr 27 '06 #27
Kevin Spencer wrote:
By definition??? I'm not really interested in arguing it, but wtf
can you possibly mean by that?
<snip> , or, to put it in UseNet terms, SPAM. Political SPAM.


I dunno what group you're reading this in, but I'm seeing it in a
"general.discus sion" group, and I think your problem is really more to do
with excessive crossposting than anything else.

Or, to put it in UseNet terms, BITE ME!
--
Working without a .NET?
http://classicvb.org/
Apr 27 '06 #28
Ajay Kalra wrote:
http://classicvb.org/ <-- WARNING: Politics!!!


I should have guessed.


<eg>
--
Working without a .NET?
http://classicvb.org/
Apr 27 '06 #29
Yes, it was cross-posted, which is a very bad idea.

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP
Professional Numbskull

Hard work is a medication for which
there is no placebo.

"Karl E. Peterson" <ka**@mvps.or g> wrote in message
news:ub******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP03.phx.gbl...
Kevin Spencer wrote:
By definition??? I'm not really interested in arguing it, but wtf
can you possibly mean by that?

<snip>
, or, to put it in UseNet terms, SPAM. Political SPAM.


I dunno what group you're reading this in, but I'm seeing it in a
"general.discus sion" group, and I think your problem is really more to do
with excessive crossposting than anything else.

Or, to put it in UseNet terms, BITE ME!
--
Working without a .NET?
http://classicvb.org/

Apr 27 '06 #30

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