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NET NEUTRALITY NEUTERED??

Feel free to use any part of this as a template, but for maximum effectiveness, (and if you wish to be taken seriously) please:
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Dear President Trump,

RE: proposed FCC changes to net neutrality schedule December 2017

Please re-consider the negative consequences of the steps under consideration, ostensibly to enhance services.

These proposed changes will monetize and add opportunity for future administrations and non-voting entities to MANIPULATE what is has been a very even playing field.

Current “net neutrality“ is the closest we have to a “Free Market” environment where worldwide popularity will test and “make-or-break” a website or business or New Idea.

The decision before you is analogous to giving “MORE free speech” to some – and thereby “LESS free speech” to others: contradicting the meaning of “free speech”.

There is nothing broken here to fix – only the temptation to tax, divide and break an engine that has already provided unparalleled revenue.

They already have and currently use their ability to increase bandwidth by subscription “paywalls”.

Please

1. Reject these proposed changes

2. Enact laws that will ENSURE net neutrality and shield it from future attempts to change it directly and indirectly.

Respectfully yours,

Japan may push citizens into Radioactive zone

Sources: Greenpeace,  RT.com, UK Mirror

High radiation risks in Fukushima village as government prepares to lift evacuation order – Greenpeace | Greenpeace International

re-reported by RT.com as Japanese govt pushing Fukushima evacuees back to high radiation areas – Greenpeace Published time: 21 Feb, 2017 18:25


Fukushima survivors are being urged to return to the nuclear disaster site by the Japanese government despite radiation levels similar to Chernobyl, say Greenpeace.

Officials are planning to slash housing support for 6,000 people from the village of Iitate on March 31, when the evacuation order is due to be lifted just six years on from the reactor meltdown, reports rt.com.
The risk to health is on a par with the exclusion zone around the former Soviet reactor Chernobyl in what is now Ukraine – more than 30 years after it spewed plumes of killer fission, say Greenpeace Japan.

 

Greenpeace has some superb idealists, but not renown for conservative reporting- Can any Commentor  add any  corroborating or dissenting news reports?