TheOatmeal explains the internet (and net neutrality) to Ted Cruz
That was BEAUTIFUL!! I know too many people who had horrible experiences with Comcast.
When don't Liberals run to big brother for everything?
I'm amazed that even an idiot like Ted Cruz would pick the obvious wrong side of an issue that can't help him with anyone but campaign contributors like Comcast.
Trying to post the link on FB but it's timing out without posting. Wonder if Comcast is to blame.
Haha! If you really want to post it there, I'd suggest going to The Oatmeal's page on FB, scrolling down to the article, & sharing it.
I love it!! that's great!
I wouldn't think that you'd want the government to control the internet. What's next? Government controls content? Never will understand liberals.
I don't think it's stupid or dumb but oversimplified. It ignores the consequences of Internet companies being forced to comply with a policy that makes them lose money.
That was great!
When the FAA bans porn from the internet, like they did with TV, liberals will change their mind.
What do you think liberals believe?
Seriously Redsox, please educate yourself about net neutrality. You're making yourself look stupid with comments. You obviously have no ideal what this issue is about.
Hahaha please just stop. Ignorance is bliss. You have no clue whatsoever it is. Try educating yourself pal. It puts in the internet in the same category as TV and Radio for the FCC, to regulate.
Redsox yesterday - I don't know whether I support it or not.
Redsox now - yeah, fuck Obama, net neutrality sucks!! I would love my corporate overlords controlling the internet because I oppose whatever Obama supports. Freedumb!!!
That's got to be the dumbest thing I have read in a while. I had to stop halfway through.
Please tell me, where is it factually incorrect?
Let me start out by saying I'm no fan of Cruz, I wish someone would do a Christie and tell him to shut up and sit down. The scenario in the linked article is that comcast would do what they can to annoy customers, that's just stupid. I'm a comcast
...customer and I could very quickly go to verizon if I was unhappy.
Except no one is saying Comcast would do that to customers. They would -- and have already -- done it to other companies, in order to extort money out of them.
Just FYI, I believe Verizon also slowed down Netflix.
There's a difference between the scenario here, annoying customers for no reason, and real world, slowing Netflix to let everyone else through.
@TomM - if there is a downfall to the article it's that it doesn't focus on the business side as much. Think of it this way, should a business be discriminated against via speeds based on their content or amount of content. That's the big issue,
Content no, amount yes. That is fair.
Why is amount fair? Why should a small business not be allowed to broadcast a large amount of data. With how much is based on online and streaming content you're putting small businesses at a SEVERE disadvantage in that way
I guess I look at it like fuel I pay for what I use not why I use it. I say it appears fair. Paying instead for speed is another alternative. Personally I thing information should be free.
There shouldn't be discriminating based on what they send through and that's not the case. There's no censorship. The ISPs go after Netflix because they generate most traffic, they're clogging up the internet. I believe they should pay.
Or I should say I believe the ISPs should be allowed to charge Netflix, it's of course not a requirement.
I can't argue against that point is that is all that happens.
Perfect! Thank you for posting. Republicans.....go buy a clue.
The oatmeal must be an offshoot of the onion.
This is a bi-partisan issue. The majority of people support this. For you, just imagine if Obama didn't come out in support of it- that might change your mind.
Hahahaha stop lying to yourself. The majority of people do not support this.
I will claim most people don't understand the details. Saying the net should be neutral sounds good, why wouldn't you support that. If people were asked if they want the government to control the internet, the answer would be no. It's just like ...
..pro-life versus pro-choice. They both sound positive.
Why wouldn't people support it? Why would I support a company even knowing what data I am accessing? It would be like they were listening in on my phone calls.
Tom, I don't really get where you're getting it'll be controlled. You think the internet has been under government control all this time? Do you think honestly think telecom companies want to change how the internet has always been to help us?
Redsox, you just heard about this today, so how do you know? In another poll, even YOU said your mind wasn't made up
Abo it has been relatively free and that's what's made it so great. The proposal is modeled after the utilities and telephone companies, how is that not government control.
Wait, that's confusing. Allowing a corporation to charge based on our content rather than volume does not sound like government control. Although the gov is allowing it.
love TheOatmeal! he explains stuff so succinctly and with pictures to boot
Excellent! One of the clearest and easiest to understand descriptions of what net neutrality is and isn't I've seen (and I've seen a lot of almost-as-good explanations). I just hope it doesn't lose something in the translation to (almost) Texan.
It's easily understandable and true but, due to to my deep seated prejudice I'll continue
To make snide comparisons to Obamacare.
You crack me up, you curmudgeon.
Thank you but, just doin my job. ; )
In case people need a more serious article.
Rafael Cruz is a robot that is just programmed to oppose anything Obama supports and vice versa; if Obama wanted Cruz support, he would've just said the opposite of what he supported.
I was hoping someone would post this on Show of Hands.
Ha! Me too; I saw it on twitter and was hoping it would make it here.
I already filled my quota for "HEHEM GUYS NET NEUTRALITY" polls so I had to leave it up to others haha
It's a great article and it's actually very informative. People need to learn about this issue and not get caught up in talking points.
Glad *someone* else liked it. The poll had a rating of 0% for a little while. Geez.
Spot on, actually.
I thought it was pretty cool, especially at the end where he talked about it being a non-partisan issue. About freedom.
I wonder how many of the very early voters even read it (there were a few posted too fast to have gotten through it).
haters gonna stupidly hate Susan, you know THIS!
this was friggin awesome! thank you. :-)