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So ideally, Obama should have weighed-in sooner.

The time for Obama to have exerted influence over Net Neutrality would have been before or during the appointment process for Tom Wheeler.

Right now, Obama's words are just words. Nice words, for sure. I agree with them. But I voted in 2008 and 2012 for progressive action from my President. Getting a few nice words in 2014 is a little too little, too late.


The Stasi never convinced the E. Germans to buy their own bugs/cameras/mics.

Capitalism has been much more creative in convincing us to rush toward being spied upon via embracing the latest gizmos. Add-up many peoples' cable bills, smartphone plans, and internet service and we are shelling out hundreds of dollars per month to help the NSA know everything about us.

If you have not yet watched "The Lives of Others" (2006) I highly recommend it for a powerful look at East Germany back in the day.

I know that by posting here, I am doing my part to be known and tabulated. But fuck it, I'm an American who believes in the Constitution and a government that derives its legitimacy from the consent of the citizenry. This is nothing to be ashamed of...

Other than that matter of degree, I agree with your post 100%.

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