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It is so much easier when the little people don't think.

I have lifted this post nearly word for word from my good friend Sue. I have to say her post horrified me. I don't even want to know the mentality of an organization that would consider this kind of approach to business that is, in my opinion, highly unethical. It would be fairly easy to create a piece of software that performed this task but I guess they just don't want to put any work or effort into this. They just want to control and rake in the money...

This is from the MoveOn.org: Democracy in Action:

Do you buy books online, use Google, or download to an iPod? These activities, plus MoveOn's online organizing ability, will be hurt if Congress passes a radical law that gives giant corporations more control over the Internet.

Internet providers like AT&T and Verizon are lobbying Congress hard to gut Network Neutrality, the Internet's First Amendment. Net Neutrality prevents AT&T from choosing which websites open most easily for you based on which site pays AT&T more. Amazon doesn't have to outbid Barnes & Noble for the right to work more properly on your computer.


If Net Neutrality is gutted, MoveOn either pays protection money to dominant Internet providers or risks that online activism tools don't work for members. Amazon and Google either pay protection money or risk that their websites process slowly on your computer. That why these high-tech pioneers are joining the fight to protect Network Neutrality--and you can do your part today.

The free and open Internet is under siege--can you sign this petition letting your member of Congress know you support preserving Network Neutrality.