Fun_People Archive
2 Feb
Re: The House has passed the Telecom Reform bill.

Date: Fri, 2 Feb 96 13:51:29 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Re: The House has passed the Telecom Reform bill.

From: Andrew Lippman <>

The quibbles about the bill are miss the point.  Kvetch about something  
important, not about abortion discussion, you already knew it wouldn't be  
effectively throttled no matter what is passed.  Similarly, broadcast  
'giveaways' is papering a rather difficult issue with simple buzzwords.  The  
bottom line is that the bill doesn't kill or advantage internet or consumer  
interests.  Leave it at that.

[Andy makes a good point, but I'm also concerned that we are being maneuvered  
into a position where everyone is breaking some law (effectively taking the  
courts out of the picture) so at the whim of law enforcement anyone can be  
imprisoned.  -psl]
From: (Jef Jaisun)
Subject: also Re: The House has passed the Telecom Reform bill.

Excuse me and everyone else who thought this country was founded on free 
speech, but just how do these complete wankers expect to keep people from 
discussing abortion or any other topic? What are they gonna do, have 
Operation Rescue swoop down on your server? Show you pictures of third 
generation Pentium chips just after they were found to be defective and 
had to be yanked? Aaarrrggghhh. 

	"I'm always amazed at how stupid people are."

				--Frank Zappa

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