[svlug] Call to Awareness.

Jason Shupe jshupe at d13.com
Sun Apr 23 03:38:23 PDT 2006

Well if it's a hoax it's currently a very well publicized one... as this
PAC is now pimping it.


On Sun, Apr 23, 2006 at 02:59:31AM -0700, Alan wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Apr 2006 22:54:43 -0700, James Sparenberg <james at linuxrebel.org> wrote:
> >All,
> >
> >  Though I realize political seems to not be the major thrust of many 
> >here there does come a time when it's something that has a very 
> >direct affect on each and every one of us.  This is in the form of 
> >House Bill called the COPE act which is aimed at removing network 
> >neutrality (meaning no favoritism or blocking of competitors.)  and 
> >moving toward a tiered Internet where only approved traffic 
> >(read "paid enough under the table traffic) can be accessed by you.  
> >Period.  
> >
> >  So far out of the two reps in CA 1 voted to maintain neutrality and 
> >the other sided with AT&T.  Check out http://www.savetheinternet.com/ 
> >make your own decision and take the actions you feel are correct.  
> >This can and does IMHO, directly affect most of our jobs.  Most of 
> >our families.  Read what Dr. Larry Lessig and others have to say.  
> >IANAL but they are.  
> >
> >Respectfully,
> >James Sparenberg
> Did you know that the word "gullible" is not in the dictionary?
> First of all, try to get even the BASIC facts straight.
> California has FIFTY-THREE Representatives, not two.
> Secondly, a cursory check of the internet you claim to want to
> protect shows that Rep Barton has a grand total of 11 bills
> that he has sponsored which are currently alive, NONE of 
> which is AT ALL related to the claims on that web site.
> (Go to http://thomas.loc.gov/ , check Find Bills By Sponsor)
> That "save the internet" site is oddly careful NOT to give any specific legislation
> links or bill numbers.  That should tip you off right there.
> If you are going to send SVLUG members on a wild political goose
> chase, at least make sure you've verified that at least one 
> such goose actually exists.  Start with a bill # and some pertinent
> quotes from the text of proposed law.
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