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Keith I MyersKeith I Myers2015-08-14 20:13:16-0400 – Updated: 2015-08-14 20:13:16-0400+Lauren Weinstein – http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/14/9156699/dianne-feinstein-terrorism-net-neutrality

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is worried net neutrality might help the terrorists

Shared with: Public, Lauren Weinstein, Steven Mautone+1’d by: Steven Mautone, Killa GamingLauren Weinstein – 2015-08-14 20:17:38-0400Yeah, well, it could be worse. At least she’s asking if it’s true not claiming it’s true.Steven Mautone – 2015-08-14 23:22:10-0400There’s no such thing as a stupid question…

But there definitely are questions that showcase the fact that someone doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Anyone asking if net neutrality could help terrorism is clearly not qualified to be a Senator.Keith I Myers – 2015-08-14 23:28:22-0400+Steven Mautone – While I completely agree with you, there is one thing you left off. There are certain senators who may be getting kickbacks by ISPs if they manage to derail the FCCs plans. I would not doubt that “rising teenage pregnancy rates” will also be blamed on Net Neutrality as it gives teenagers easy access to Adult Material which may give them ideas. Steven Mautone – 2015-08-14 23:47:55-0400The funny thing is that she’s essentially publicly supporting censorship!Lauren Weinstein – 2015-08-14 23:52:53-0400+Steven Mautone The dominant ISPs have been throwing out enormous amounts of FUD regarding NN. You don’t have to be on their payroll to be confused about this.Steven Mautone – 2015-08-14 23:56:39-0400+Lauren Weinstein​, a Senator should be concerned with the fact that Comcast and Verizon are illegal monopolies. She shouldn’t be listening to their FUD in the first place.Lauren Weinstein – 2015-08-14 23:59:12-0400+Steven Mautone She is not a telecom expert. All manner of people with far more expertise than she has in the area have been confused by the ISPs. Simply not listening is not an option when you’re a U.S. Senator. She asked some questions and she’ll get the answers. Q.E.D.Steven Mautone – 2015-08-15 00:10:25-0400I didn’t say she shouldn’t be listening… I said she shouldn’t be listening to two monopolies. She should be investigating the fact that they are so dominant in their industries that there is essentially no competition. And that should lead her to realize that their lobbying probably isn’t something she should support.

Sprint + TMobile doesn’t even come close to equaling Verizon. That should be a red flag.

Comcast is all over the Web with stories about how their customer service won’t allow people to cancel service and continually forces people into “package deals.”

But really, the problem is exactly what you said: she is not a telecom expert. I’d be curious what she is an expert of. Most politicians are expert politicians… If someone doesn’t understand the needs of our society they shouldn’t be trying to legislate it.Lauren Weinstein – 2015-08-15 00:28:40-0400 – Updated: 2015-08-15 00:29:33-0400+Steven Mautone Tell ya’ what Steven, hop over to Google and throw in:

Lauren Weinstein telecom competition

read around a bit — then get back to me. Thanks. P.S., or maybe better yet, visit my Network Neutrality Squad site of longstanding: www.nnsquad.org.Steven Mautone – 2015-08-15 00:33:35-0400You could just link to your blog. You seem to have an interest in this topic… which makes it that much more confusing why you’re arguing with me and defending this moronic Senator. But ok.Lauren Weinstein – 2015-08-15 00:37:49-0400+Steven Mautone She’s not a moron. Compared to the GOP monsters on the other side, she’s a genius. Everything is relative, my friend.Steven Mautone – 2015-08-15 00:40:20-0400You’re being more logical. I’m being more dramatic. Everything is definitely relative. 😉Lauren Weinstein – 2015-08-15 00:41:13-0400+Steven Mautone I tend to channel Spock that way.

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