Save The Internet Day

I love the internet.
It allows me to trans-Atlantically track the demise of Star Jones Reynolds, witness the triumph of man over beast (which some might say bears an eerie resemblance to the previous scenario), and allows otherwise successful writers to fritter away his… I mean…their talents, in lieu of earning a living.

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Today is Save The Internet Day.
Living abroad often makes me forget how the US government valiantly fights on behalf of its citizens; making sure that you won’t suffer the dire consequences posed by raw milk cheese, ensuring that 47 million people living in the richest country on the planet don’t have to worry about that pesky health insurance, racking up a staggering $305 billion dollar deficit, and introducing legislation making high-speed internet accessible only to the highest corporate bidders, blocking or slowing access for other web users using search engines, telecommunications devices, and visiting a host of web sites and, gulp, food blogs.

If you can’t imagine your access to the internet being reduced, think again. It’s about to happen. And soon. Really.

Concerned? Read more about it here.


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4 comments

  • Jeff
    May 16, 2006 10:51pm

    The Outstanding US Public Debt as of 17 May 2006 at 02:45:41 AM GMT is:
    $ 8 , 3 7 2 , 7 5 6 , 0 8 0 , 9 1 8 . 2 2

    Yeah, we’re f*#ked. I hope the EU doesn’t follow our example with regards to the Internet. Why can’t bureaucrats understand that equal access creates opportunities for commerce, provides means for innovation, and that without it we can’t pursue happiness?

  • May 17, 2006 12:56am

    I love your website, but we cannot live on chocolate alone! Great information on Save The Internet Day. I guess I need to do some writing!

  • May 17, 2006 3:10am

    I wonder if this affects users outside the US?

  • May 18, 2006 11:08am

    nothing new….the US gov’t selling its citizens down the river. I bet the French are feeling smart about themselve now, for not having joined us in the Iraqi War. Viva la France. Stay where you are for now. BTW, I still buy French imports.