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Comments on news posted 2011-05-12 09:05:14: For years we've covered how multiple states have passed legislation blocking towns and cities from wiring themselves with broadband, even in cases where nobody else would. ..



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Broadband bill was passed; awaits Governor's signature

This bill has already been passed by both House & Senate in NC and is awaiting the Governor's signature. The bill given to her on May 10.

»www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/B···utton=Go

Here is a news item discussing whether the Governor will sign this bill or not.
»davidsonnews.net/2011/05/12/will···ld-bill/

If she doesn't sign or veto the bill by May 20, it automatically becomes law.

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Was Andy Stevens Con Man?

During WW II people like Andy Stevens were considered a collaborator because they were shills paid for by the enemy, in this case the enemy of citizens rights, paid for by Time Warner.

Our government is rotting from the inside out at all levels because the rich and corporate fascists have developed ways to manipulate our government officials and in this case putting a con man in office to deceive other government officials. Because Andy Stevens failed to disclose his relationship with Time Warner the bill should be rescinded and Andy Stevens impeached.


Sammer

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Re: Broadband bill was passed; awaits Governor's signature

The Governor should consider the message sent to the rest of the world that North Carolina does not care about broadband if she allows the bill to become law. That would definitely be an anti-business message.



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Re: Was Andy Stevens Con Man?

said by Mr Matt:

Our government is rotting from the inside out at all levels because the rich and corporate fascists have developed ways to manipulate our government officials and in this case putting a con man in office to deceive other government officials. Because Andy Stevens failed to disclose his relationship with Time Warner the bill should be rescinded and Andy Stevens impeached.

But people want the same basic government to put together a broadband network and make that work?

So which is it, is the government competent enough to build a broadband network cheap enough for the people, or is it full of incompetent, corrupt people that want nothing for the citizens?

Can't be both ways.

And yes, I know it's city/county governments that want to build these community broadband networks. But you do know that these officials are the ones that end up being state reps and senators, right? You do realize that they may have some financial incentive to want broadband built in their community, right?

It reminds me of something I've heard about Cary, NC. A mayor wanted a WISP put together to cover Cary, with AP's mainly being on water towers. Turns out he had a financial interest in those water towers or the property they were on.


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Re: Broadband bill was passed; awaits Governor's signature

said by Sammer:

The Governor should consider the message sent to the rest of the world that North Carolina does not care about broadband if she allows the bill to become law. That would definitely be an anti-business message.

My guess is that, as a politician, she will neither sign nor veto it but let the bill become law without her commenting on it. If she vetoed it, she runs the chance of annoying the legislature where both houses bi-partisanly passed it by large margins. If she signs it, she gets all the bad press about being a cable company lackey. Ignore it altogether and at most she just has to say she is honoring the will of the voters thru their elected representatives.
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said by FFH:

My guess is that, as a politician, she will neither sign nor veto it but let the bill become law without her commenting on it.

In Missouri, if the Governor doesn't sign a bill within a specified time period, it is returned to the legislature. They refer to this as a 'passive veto'. I don't know the law in North Carolina, though.


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said by FFH:

If she doesn't sign or veto the bill by May 20, it automatically becomes law.

Seems to be a propitious date. This law will be moot, as the next day it is all over anyway!

(If you believe that sort of nonsense!)
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Re: Was Andy Stevens Con Man?

said by nukscull :

But people want the same basic government to put together a broadband network and make that work?

So which is it, is the government competent enough to build a broadband network cheap enough for the people, or is it full of incompetent, corrupt people that want nothing for the citizens?

Can't be both ways.

And yes, I know it's city/county governments that want to build these community broadband networks. But you do know that these officials are the ones that end up being state reps and senators, right?

Not necessarily. I can name a score, or more, of local pols who never aspired to state office. As they say, "All politics is local".
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said by nukscull :

But people want the same basic government to put together a broadband network and make that work?

So which is it, is the government competent enough to build a broadband network cheap enough for the people, or is it full of incompetent, corrupt people that want nothing for the citizens?

Can't be both ways.

Uh... it's not the politicians building out the networks. The money is given to people with expertise in the field. Politicians simply decide where the money is allocated.


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Looks bad for broadband in the US

High prices for poor connection is what we will continue to bear and end up even worse in the world markets we are supposed to be competing with. Countrys with less corruption seem to be doing better than us ...
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Re: Broadband bill was passed; awaits Governor's signature

said by FFH:

My guess is that, as a politician, she will neither sign nor veto it but let the bill become law without her commenting on it.

If she's just a politician that's exactly what she'll do but it's not what a true leader would do. Favoring a handful of corporations at the expense of everyone else doing business in your state does have negative consequences.


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said by Sammer:

If she's just a politician that's exactly what she'll do but it's not what a true leader would do.

Our Governor is not a true leader. She's a useless sack of crap, and one of the worst Governors in the history of NC. I'm sure she'll just ignore it and allow it to become law without her signature.

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Re: Was Andy Stevens Con Man?

when the real revolution occurs these people will be shot or tarred & featherd



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Re: Broadband bill was passed; awaits Governor's signature

said by scots:

Our Governor is not a true leader. She's a useless sack of crap, and one of the worst Governors in the history of NC. I'm sure she'll just ignore it and allow it to become law without her signature.

Is she any relation to the Perdue chicken family? Her ex/dead husband Gary Perdue?
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Now you KNOW WHO TO VOTE OUT OF OFFICE!!
I dont' care if it's democrat or republican, these people who passed an anti competition bill for the likes of Time Warner need to have themselves REMOVED FROM OFFICE! Shake the corrupt tree and see what scum falls out!

I'll be posting late October & Early November to remind you people who fall asleep in the meantime!


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Doesn't really matter though. Next scum who gets voted in will get paid off by whatever corp and do the same thing.

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