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... "Now just reflect," she interrupted, "and you will remember that in the days of our slavery there were more great women than there have ever been great men who were also slaves; so that now that our full emancipation is imminent, why, you shall see what you shall see."

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  —Sarah Grand (writer), "The Undefinable: A Fantasia" in Daughters of Decadence: Women Writers of the Fin-de-Siecle edited by Elaine Showalter..

net neutrality provision fails in the House

Friday, June 9th, 2006 9:19 am

we knew this, right? that legislative attempts to do something positive for consumers were likely doomed? [nyt 6/9]

consumers, if you get Internet service from a phone or cable company, do you think you pay enough to have service already? do you think your broadband provider ought to be able to charge you more for getting email from a non-corporate-licensed listserve, or using Google? you might want to consider calling & explaining that you already pay them to deliver a particular service–not to spend millions of dollars in lobbying to ensure their “right” to double-bill you for Internet access.

Save the Internet and Public Knowledge are the places to go on this one. Go now, while you’re not being charged double for the privilege.

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» agh – LA Times on “piracy”, 2007-08-22 (score:22)
» Calling Doctor Google, 2005-12-23 (score:21)
» bush & kerry on technology, 2004-10-23 (score:21)
» copyright office gone completely insane, 2005-08-11 (score:21)

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