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Senator describes Internet as ‘series of tubes’, defends vote against Net Neutrality

Senator Ted Stevens from Alaska gave his colleagues a brief primer on how the Internet works while explaining why he voted against Net Neutrality.
It's a series of tubes.

And if you don't understand those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and its going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.
This is what we get when we hire nitwits to write our laws.
I just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why?

Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the internet commercially.
A Whole Internet? No wonder it's slow!
Now I think these people are arguing whether they should be able to dump all that stuff on the internet ought to consider if they should develop a system themselves.
I don't understand this guy. Is he explaining why he voted against Net Neutrality or why he should have voted for it?

If anyone should have to develop a system themselves, it should be the corporations. This Internet is ours! We paid for it!

15 Comments:

At Sunday, July 02, 2006, Anonymous i on the ball patriot said...

He's a dumb ass politician that is obviously on the take, the citizens of Alaska should kick his ass out of office.

 
At Sunday, July 02, 2006, Blogger Akber said...

Net neutrality is the #1 issue facing freedom today - the real goal is to stop the free media of the Internet.

Broadcasting companies can lay their own fibre if they want to improve the QoS of their transmissions. There are other protocols available such as the multi-cast TCP protocol. I will not be too technical here, but fight against it. It is a top-tier issue.

 
At Sunday, July 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even further, the telecoms are claiming the increased revenue will pay for them upgrading the infrastructure and laying new fiber, when taxpayers paid bailouts on corporations like Global Crossings who laid fiber all over the US in the late 90's and up until the NASDAQ crash.
There's still dark fiber all over the country.
This bill is about shutting down the blogosphere, pure and simple.
Too many people have discovered the internet as an information source that continues to scoop the mainstream media. They want the ability to gatekeep our information before they really tighten the screws on us.
~The Rational Realist

 
At Sunday, July 02, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

Yeah, this is a front and center issue in OUR war on terror - if we lose the internet, we don't stand a chance against them - they can terrorize us unopposed with their insipid lies.

 
At Sunday, July 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The attack on the internet is coming soon. This is the only bastion of real news left. Mainstream media is a tentacle of the administration. The gov't pressure corporations to do their bidding. They pressured Amazon to stop stocking the book "America Deceived" by E.A. Blayre III, they tap all phones with the help of Verizon and Sprint and they start illegal wars with an inept Congress. The internet's free days are numbered.
Support indy media (before it's gone).
Last link (before Google Books is legislated away):
http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/book_detail.asp?&isbn=0-595-38523-0

 
At Sunday, July 02, 2006, Blogger Citisucks said...

Ted Stevens is a total nutjob. I wrote a piece on him not to long ago as part of a series I am still working on: Progressives Against Democrats: It Ain’t Just Bu$h: Part 4 of 100 of Part A: Why they all must go!

The corporate terrorists in Congress want to make the internet just like tv-full of lies and controlled by the corporate terrorist government.

 
At Sunday, July 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some jackass politician was talking about being a gamer and admitted to playing PONG. These idiots are living in the 1970s and want to see a Ministy of Truth to police the airwaves for decency, and your mind for impure thoughts.

 
At Sunday, July 02, 2006, Blogger Citisucks said...

1970's?

Try the dark ages, where if someone gets in your way or you don't like them, they you just pick up your weapon and shoot.

 
At Sunday, July 02, 2006, Anonymous The End said...

The fact that they're so scared of the internet is a big sign that 9/11 was indeed an inside job. The U.S. government is so corrupt that the only way they can rule any longer is with lies, Orwellian propaganda, and terror scares (which makes THEM terrorists). They are so committed to their path of deceit that they'd rather destroy the internet than change their lying ways.

They know that the truth about 9/11 is all over the internet (not to mention the truth about a LOT of things, Pearl Harbort, etc), and that it will spread farther & farther since it has so much evidence & logic on its side.

It shows you just how sociopathic these leaders really are; instead of saying, "Hey, we can't pull this stuff off for much longer, these escalating lies & false-flag operations are too much to handle, people will find out..." No, that's not even on the table--these guys are addicted to lying to us & ruling over us, and they don't wanna kick that habit!

If the internet was as full of bullshit & nutty lies as they try to make it sound, then hell, they'd HELP the internet thrive somehow--they'd give MORE people access just so they could fill up on distractions & bullshit. So it's QUITE clear that the internet holds too much truth for these elite rulers of ours.

We must be willing to actually FIGHT to defend it. If politicians pass more laws like this, we've got to RAISE HELL in any way we can.

 
At Monday, July 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why bother. You idiots still sit there on your computers complaining like a bunch of babies. Posting stupid comments on how it is all going down the tubes. Well I say good. The internet is crap and good for nothing anyway. You want change then go and sit on the white house lawn. Don't move from there. You get 10 million of you babies protesting in DC and change will happen, until then your useless. Go and sit. If it is that important then you will do it like the french did for that great labour law.

 
At Monday, July 03, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

anonymous is right. We must descend on the capitol.

 
At Monday, July 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The internet is the biggest threat to govt and religion ever because it reveals the truth and teaches.
Ever wonder why Law is not being taught in our schools?
An ignorant populace is easy pickings.

 
At Monday, July 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlottes WEB- is seen as a Commie pinko network according to this vacuous Senator and his tube description.

This is one tool that is an equalizer, and the senile, anachronism of goverment dispenses out wisdom.

Turf his ass-----at least the Alaskan Senator, in the sixties; who tipped off the New Orleans, District Attorney, Jim Garrison,about the sham of the WArren report had temerity.
Sadly he died in a plane crash like Senator Wellstone. Now all your left with is alot of corrupt genuflectors.

 
At Monday, July 10, 2006, Anonymous Mike Flynn said...

Ted Stevens is correct, the internet is a series of tubes and we can speed it up by building large bridges to outlying areas. Then we can turn it over to companies that are good at collecting money and are effective at billing customers like Verizon. It will make America stronger and will fight the War on Terror. It will be expensive, maybe as much as 30 trillion dollars but Halliburton has promised that they will bring the the project in on time and within budget. God bless America.

 
At Saturday, July 15, 2006, Blogger z0manifest said...

quote from Senator Ted Stevens:"I just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday."

Huh?

O the joy of this guy's knowledge I feel safer already [not]. What scares me is that, he's still in power regulating what he STILL doesn't know.

 

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