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Friday, May 19, 2006

Telecom Executives: Weapons of Mass Deception

In the high-stakes battle over Network Neutrality, the broadband companies are stooping lower and lower. They’re determined to make the Internet into their own personal fiefdom, with toll roads, fast lanes and slow lanes, and intolerable waiting periods for anyone who hasn’t paid huge extortion fees to use the Fast Lane.

The telecom industry already has more money than God. They’re spending millions of dollars a week to bribe their prostitutes (formerly known as Congress) to delete Net Neutrality, the Internet “First Amendment” which has kept the Internet a level playing field for hundreds of millions of users. And so far most of these hookers have been spreading their legs on command.

But the telecom monopoly isn't satisfied just having a million-to-one financial advantage over the rest of us. They already have Congress by the shorthairs, but that's not enough. They’re also stooping to new underhanded sleazy tactics that most criminals wouldn’t even sink to. They’re creating phony “grassroots” organizations pretending to “save” the Internet from “government regulation.”

The latest example is this group of lowlife douchebags. This group is affiliated with the largest telecom companies (AT&T, Cingular, BellSouth, among others), and they’re trying to con millions of Internet users into joining their cause (i.e. deleting Net Neutrality).

If you see an ad for this organization, ignore it. Even better, send them an e-mail telling them what a bunch of F#$&in’ C#&%$#%&ers they are.

Here is the current online ad being pushed by this gang of fucksticks. It’s sort of entertaining, but DON’T be fooled. Even more unbelievable: a lot of bloggers, including some of the big-name liberal blogs, are actually running this ad at their sites. Helloo!!! What’s next, the NAACP running a recruitment ad for the Ku Klux Klan?

So, in addition to having gazillions of dollars at their fingertips, the telecom companies are also stooping to the most slippery shameless tactics imaginable. Sort of like a 300-pound mugger using the most brutal martial arts tactics for mugging an old lady in a wheelchair.

So don’t be fooled by any telecom robber barons posing as a grassroots organization trying to “save” the Internet. Whatever your political views, or your favorite online activities — blogging, chat rooms, search engines, movies, music — the telecom cartel would like to charge you an arm and a leg, and/or keep you waiting interminably every time you want to download something. Is this what you want?

If you haven’t already done so, please click here to sign petitions and send e-mails asking Congress to KEEP Net Neutrality. Act now, while you still can.


Blogger dusty said...

Who are the prominent bloggers running this ad on their sites? I am very curious who did not read the fine print..like who was sponsoring it.

May 19, 2006 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger dusty said...

Good lord, I just clicked through on the Buzzflash link..and saw who is running the ads..geez..

May 19, 2006 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Dusty: Yeah, even DailyKos was running the ad for awhile and then discontinued it. I don't know if these "big" blogs got conned or if they're so anxious to make money on their ads that they don't give a shit which ads they're running. But if the telecom cartel gets its way, we all lose.

May 19, 2006 at 6:52 PM  
Anonymous Cariboo said...

Uh... look a little closer. There's no way the ad is "grassroots" and same with the whole HandsOff campaign. In fact, the HandsOff campaign links to AT&T and a bunch of other countries.

If you're fooled into thinking that AT&T is an independent non-profit, I'm afraid I can't help you.

May 22, 2006 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Uh, Cariboo, that's exactly what this post was about: the deceptive methods being used by AT&T and other telecom giants. So we agree.

May 22, 2006 at 11:26 AM  

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