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Comments on news posted 2014-06-16 08:16:01: "I would like to state for the record that I am not a dingo," FCC boss Tom Wheeler joked last week in response to the recent viral video created by John Oliver explaining net neutrality. ..



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When the fight is over...

We'll all be saying, "The dingo ate my baby!"

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RobRobertson

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So, not a dingo...

...just a spineless shill?


Jason Levine
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Not A Dingo

Tom Wheeler then stifled a growl and asked "Can I watch someone's baby for them? I don't work for much kibble... I mean, cash."
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Flyonthewall

@206.248.154.x

Dodged the whole issue though.

He did not address the reason the video even exists. Smoothly done, sir. Deny the claim, do not discuss the reason for the claim. Ronald Reagan all over again.

posthaste

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Wheeler's Not a Dingo

He's a wolf in in sheep's clothing.

Or a fox guarding the hen house.

The job or position he takes after leaving the FCC will tell you everything you need to know about his character. Hmm, might be interesting to see what all the former FCC chairmen are up to these days.
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No

@50.182.54.x
said by posthaste:

The job or position he takes after leaving the FCC will tell you everything you need to know about his character.

He is 68 now and already retired once before taking the FCC job as a favor to buddy Obama. More than likely he will just retire when FCC job is completed. He is already filthy rich.


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The problem is the same

Karl will continue to skewer who sits in the chair. It's his job, or at least he feels obligated to do it. The chairman is the public face and voice of the FCC.

OK. Who are the brains behind the FCC?

Although one can arguably question the timeliness of decisions, or lack thereof, it is most assuredly not the fault of the FCC - unless of course they really do -- "nothing", which is possible in DC, and still be salaried. . Nevertheless, The brains behind FCC is the UNITED STATES CONGRESS. The FCC Chairman speaks before it when meetings are convened, which doesn't seem to be too often or too timely.

Real time complaints should go to FCC and your representatives in House and Senate.
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fiosultimate

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reply to Jason Levine

Re: Not A Dingo

...and then he proceeded to eat a child left unattended

mpellegrini

join:2009-02-22
Tacoma, WA

I'm not a dingo...

Wheeler is a lying sack of shit.

All these "investigations" into peering and the other extraneous bullshit are just smoke and mirrors.

When the dust clears, Comcast and Verizon will have gotten precisely what they wanted.

Anyone got some Crisco?


anakin

@74.116.190.x

Dingo

Yes you are, Mr. Wheeler, because you will always put corporate interests in front of consumers.


DINGOYES

@67.8.58.x

Yes you are!

You ARE a DINGO, DINGO!!!

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Where is Susan Crawford's comment when you need it.

This is a perfect example of regulatory capture. I understand revolving doors will be installed in all Federal Government buildings to facilitate the movement of key executives between the government and private sector. Remember the interest of the 99 percenters will not be considered. How many milliseconds will it take for Eric Cantor to become a lobbyist after he leaves office.

posthaste

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Re: Wheeler's Not a Dingo

Does Wheeler-Dealer have any kids?


mochsim

@95.211.184.x

How about leading by example?

Let's see some full disclosure on the Netflix-Comcast and Netflix-Verizon "peering" contracts, to see that this guy has teeth. Only when we get this kind of transparency will we see what kind of abuses are going on by some of the nation's most congested networks.


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In other news...

Richard Nixon is not a crook.


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Re: Wheeler's Not a Dingo

said by No :

He is 68 now and already retired once before taking the FCC job as a favor to buddy Obama. More than likely he will just retire when FCC job is completed. He is already filthy rich.

Awesome, this could be the start of some very interesting buzz words to come in this round of net neutrality arguing. Friends with socialists, super rich and probably greedy too, probably is heavily invested in Wall St.

It's amazing how fast talking points change when a high ranking incumbent gets their ass handed to them because they are cozy with big money instead of their people.

The reality is this is a man who probably has personal conversations every week with high ranking, if not the highest ranking, people in the cable and telecom industry. Personal, private, off the record conversations.. about his work, just to make that very clear.
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'I Am Not a Dingo' ...

... is what a potential baby-sitting child-eating dingo would say

rseiler

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John Oliver responds...



meeeeeeeeee

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reply to mpellegrini

Re: I'm not a dingo...

said by mpellegrini:

Anyone got some Crisco?

There was someone selling 55 gallon drums of Vasoline on a well known auction site as "Governmental Interaction Lubricant". The way things are going in Washington, it might be a good investment for most families.

Wasn't it in Washington that King Dick Nixon stated "I am not a crook"? The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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dingo?

Hm.. A dingo is a wild dog found in Australia. If there is any wild card in the mix, it is a gridlocked Congress.

Wheeler's job is boring. It is to insure public communication remain public. FCC licenses wireline, television, and Ham Radio operators, manages auctions, mediates consumer complaints, appears before congressional hearings, etc..

Wheeler may well understand telephone and cellular products, and he may have an opinion. But Congress writes the rules, and today cellular providers compete against each other nationally - which is what it should do.
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In other news...

Dan Rayburn isn't a Comcast shill. LOL


OSUGoose

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So

is Coyotee better? Or How about Wolf?


chip89
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Maybe but that might be offensive to some people...

dagg

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reply to biochemistry

Re: When the fight is over...

for which they will release you from jail based on the evidence that you were not lying.. but put you back in there for not protecting your baby from the dingo that no one believed you about in the first place.


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Re: The problem is the same

said by linicx:

Karl will continue to skewer who sits in the chair. It's his job, or at least he feels obligated to do it.

I'm sure Karl would LOVE to write a glowing article about the FCC chair if he actually did his job and came out on the side on consumers, actively promoted and pushed competition and choices, and cracked down on fraudulent and anti-competitive practices of the businesses he's supposed to regulate.

I'd dare to say Karl would be *ecstatic* to be able to write up such an article.

Unfortunately, it appears, such an article will not be forthcoming anytime soon..... if ever.
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Mele20
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"Dingo" what is that?

I don't live in Australia so I was unfamiliar with this word. I looked it up in WordWeb and was told a "dingo" is a "Wolflike yellowish-brown wild dog of Australia". What does an Australian wild dog have to with the FCC Chairman's job? Is someone trying to say Wheeler is a "wolf" but wanted to be "cute" about it? They are trying to say he is a "woman chaser"?
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Look up dingo and baby. You'll get a lot of hits that'll explain it.
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fiosultimate

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reply to Mele20

Re: "Dingo" what is that?

Both are built to ruin your life