Blogroll Me! How This Old Brit Sees It ...: Now America Wants To Wage Another War -- A War On The World Wide Web

09 June 2006

Now America Wants To Wage Another War -- A War On The World Wide Web

Blooming brilliant, ain't it?

It's simply Sod's law, some may say.

After blogger being well and truly buggered for the last few days, finally it limps back to life, and what do we find to be the first piece we have to publish after it's absence?

Bloody bad news --- with a couple of capital Bs.

The United States of America now warns the world that it wants to wage yet another war -- a war on the world wide web!

Yep, you read that right.

US politico-pricks are planning an attack on the internet itself.

Can you say shock and awe?

Some smart players say that sooner or later it was certain to happen;that it was merely a matter of time.

Well, we say, it should not be allowed to happen.

Never. Ever. Not at any time at all.

Hit this BBC link to see some more of what we're alerting you too.

But first, read the horrible headline.

Defeat for net neutrality backers

US politicians have rejected attempts to enshrine the principle of net neutrality in legislation.
So, can you help?

Can you call your own local politco?

Can you let him or here know what they're letting themselves in for if they meekly go along with this idea?

Can you make it clear to them as to how many millions of votes they'll miss out on unless they rapidly revert to representing the people, rather than the people's oppressors?

Maybe more to the point -- will you?

Because it's our own firm belief that if this actually is allowed to happen, then it truly is the end of civilization as we've all come to know it.

And we're neither joking nor exaggerating.

That's the honest to God , plain and simple way that This Old Brit and Richard see it.



Blogger markfromireland said...

Your font is bollixed on my machine anyway (using both firefox and internet explorer)

2:11 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Ahwr, shit. I've had this problem before. In the past, it's suddenly appeared properly later on. I think it has to do with 'waiting in line' when a whole boatload of bloggers are trying to publish at the same time. And after the shennanigans of the past few days, I can well imagine there are plenty more like me, just bursting to get going again.

I'll try republishing now and see what happens. Thanks again for another heads up, Mark.

2:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Er, I can read the font without any trouble.(I'm using the Firefox browser btw).

Maybe an internet war has already started, Brit. Maybe blogger and you and others are being buggered about by ---- who knows?
Btw, Sorry to sound so negative but I'm one that believed something like this was bound to happen at some time.

'They' can't have the regular people getting ahead of their 'games'. Freedom of speech, especially beween folk of so many countries getting their heads together and figuring it all out for themselves. Then, even worse, spreading the truth across the continents.

It scares me. At what will they draw the line?

2:45 pm  
Blogger Richard said...


I can read it too now, anon. On both Firefox and IE.

It is scarey to think they have complete control of so much. Though I'd say I'm more sickened & sad than scared by this latest news.

As for then ever drawing a line, I don't think they plan on ever doing that. That will need to be done by others I'm afraid. In what way and by whom, remains to be seen.

Too many people have had enough of it all for too long. Something's got to give -- pretty soon, too.

2:52 pm  
Anonymous me said...

And they have the nerve to ask why everyone hates them.

5:49 pm  
Anonymous Griffon said...

Well, it seems Congress did the dirty on everyone.
I don't know why the blogosphere doesn't throw down the gauntlet to these miserable wimps and say "Vote for that and you die" (electorally, that is). Make it clear that they will work against their individual re-election no matter what bloody party they belong to. Nothing is going to get any better until it gets very personal for these "Benedict Arnolds", to use their term.

3:19 am  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

One thing you guys are forgetting.

Americans have no way to ensure their votes are being counted at all.

We KNOW the presidential votes were not counted properly in 2000 and 2004. We KNOW votes for Senators were not counted properly in 2002 and there are suspicians about the votes for Congress members that year.

So the threat to withhold our votes or campaign against them don't carry much weight.

4:02 am  
Anonymous Griffon said...

Good point, Rosemary.
I guess get frustrated with people who think voting for the Democratic Party is somehow going to change things when the evidence is otherwise. For instance, all these outrageous laws and appointments the Dems keep voting for.

So if voting is next to useless, what's Plan B? That's a sincere question.

I'll add that Australia and it's version of one party with two faces is no better. Timor is our little Iraq and for the same reason - oil.

5:21 am  
Blogger markfromireland said...

Richard there's a warning on my control panel that a blogger outage is scheduled for 8:23 pst.

Also I'm testing Zoundry (a blogging tool) irritatingly it doesn't publish to blogsome. But I've been publishing the bejaysus out of blogger for the last hour. Deleting / editing / yadda yadda the main point is that it saves a draft copy locally (on your hard disk) and it downloads your last 100 posts. Looking very promising actually I take that back so far I'm very impressed and I don't impress easily. I'll get back to you on it but I haven't found any hiccups with it for blogger so far.

4:57 pm  
Blogger Gert said...

No passaran!

They won't be able to muzzle us that easily. Only in their puerile wet dreams...

5:08 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Fraid it had to happen sooner or later chaps.

I just wonder what took them so long.

2:06 am  

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