Monday, May 15, 2006

Big Brother's Big Business

I was thinking of changing my mobile service for reasons that I have yet to identify other than my own sexiness was overpowering and calling for a slight change. I was thinking of some and Verizon was one of them because I totally love those commercials (Text is horrible with conveying sarcasm). Then the whole NSA scandal came out. Verizon along with the Death Star, AT&T, were among those big "bidnesses" that handed over the numbers to Big Brother.

I knew at that point I would not do business or "bidness" with those companies. Now some people are taking it further, to the logical conclusion.

NEW YORK (CNN) - A lawsuit is asking a federal court to order President Bush, the National Security Agency and Verizon to end a secret snooping program, and Verizon's stock took a hit on the news Monday.

stock fell more than 1 percent on the New York Stock Exchange early Monday.

The suit, filed Friday by two New Jersey lawyers on behalf of ll Verizon subscribers, contends the phone records collection - first reported by USA Today on Thursday - violates the Constitutional right to privacy and federal law.

Now let's think of this on a couple o' levels.

First level Tort Reform. With the Right's tort reform such lawsuits as the Verizon one that is seeking $50 million dollars will be a thing of the past. There will be no accountability to an "entity" that only looks for and respects money. Nevermind that a large contributor to the Democratic party are lawyers.

Now let's talk about at the second level the organizations involved. Look at the main players in the NSA scandal AT&T, BellSouth, and Verizon. These "thugs" are the same mafia looking to rip off our internet.

Congress is pushing a law that would abandon the Internet's First Amendment -- a principle called Network Neutrality that prevents companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from deciding which Web sites work best for you -- based on what site pays them the most. If the public doesn't speak up now, our elected officials will cave to a multi-million dollar lobbying campaign.

Now would you want organizations like that controlling the internet? These companies want to control information and when you control information, that should be free, well that just ain't sexy.



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