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Thursday, February 26, 2015

"NET NEUTRALITY": AJIT PAI, FCC COMMISSIONER PROVES OBAMA LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE JUST LIKE HE DID WITH OBAMACARE



PROOF THAT OBAMA LIED AGAIN 
TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, JUST LIKE HE DID WITH OBAMACARE


Press Conference of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai
Published on Feb 10, 2015 on YouTube Channel "fccdotgovvideo"
Held on February 10, 2015 at FCC Headquarters in Washington, DC. For more information, see http://www.fcc.gov/events/press-confe...

SEE EXCELLENT VIDEO HERE:


TRANSCRIPTION FROM ABOVE VIDEO:


PRESS STATEMENT OF FCC COMMISSIONER AJIT PAI
ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S PLAN TO REGULATE THE INTERNET
The American people are being misled about President Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet. Last week’s carefully stage-managed rollout was designed to downplay the plan’s massive intrusion into the Internet economy and to shield many critical details from the public. Indeed, Chairman Wheeler has made it clear that he will not release the document to the public even though federal law authorizes him to do so. I believe the public has a right to know what its government is doing, particularly when it comesto something as important as Internet regulation. I have studied the 332-page plan in detail, and it is worse than I had imagined. So today, I want to correct the record and explain key aspects of what President Obama’s plan will actually do.

First
, the claim that President Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet does not include rate regulation is flat-out false. The plan clearly states that the FCC can regulate the rates that Internet service providers charge for broadband Internet access, for interconnection, for transit—in short, for the core aspects of Internet services. To be sure, the plan says that the FCC will not engage in what it calls ex ante rate regulation. But this only means that the FCC won’t set rates ahead of time. The plan repeatedly states that the FCC will apply sections 201 and 202 of the Communications Act, including their rate regulation provisions, to determine whether the prices charged by broadband providers are “unjust or unreasonable.” The plan also repeatedly invites complaints about section 201 and 202 violations from end-users and edge providers alike. Thus, for the first time, the FCC would claim the power to declare broadband Internet rates and charges unreasonable after the fact. Indeed, the only limit on the FCC’s discretion to regulate rates is its own determination of whether rates are “just and reasonable,” which isn’t much of a restriction at all. Lest anyone take comfort in the notion that the FCC will allow the market to set prices through competition, the plan goes out of its way to reiterate its view that competition is limited. And it uses the FCC’s new 25 Mbps yardstick for broadband to claim that competition doesn’t exist for a majority of Americans. To think that rate regulation and other utility-style regulation will not happen in the face of such findings is na├»ve.

Second
, President Obama’s plan targets pro-competitive broadband service offerings, both actual and potential, that benefit consumers. The plan expressly states that usage-based pricing, data allowances—really, any offers other than an unlimited, all-you-can-eat data plan—are now subject to regulation. Indeed, the plan finds that these practices will be subject to case-by-case review under the plan’s new “Internet conduct” standard. That standard evaluates at least seven vaguely defined factors in determining whether a practice is allowed. The plan makes clear that these practices are now on the chopping block, with those of mobile operators under special scrutiny. This means that consumers who use less data may end up subsidizing consumers who use more data. Moreover, the President’s plan goes 

 out of its way to say that sponsored-data plans and zero-rating programs, like T-Mobile’s Music Freedom offering, may violate the new standard for Internet conduct. Preventing companies from differentiating themselves from the competition by giving consumers a wide variety of options will mean less choice and less free data for consumers. If you like your current service plan, you should be able to keep your current service plan. The FCC shouldn’t take it away from you.

Third
, President Obama’s plan gives the FCC broad and unprecedented discretion to 
micromanage the Internet. The plan gives a Washington bureaucracy a blank check to decide how Internet service providers deploy and manage their networks, from the last mile all the way through the Internet backbone. Take interconnection as just one example. The plan states that the FCC can determine when a broadband provider must establish physical interconnection points, where they must locate those points, how much they can charge for the provision of that infrastructure, and how they will route traffic over those connections. That is anything but light touch regulation. And the plan extends the FCC’s interventionist gaze well beyond this part of the network. Small wonder that some pro-regulation activists are already deeming the FCC the “Department of the Internet.”

Fourth
, the President’s plan is a gift to trial lawyers. The plan allows class-action lawsuits—
with attorneys’ fees—should any trial lawyer want to challenge an Internet service provider’s network management practices or rates. Indeed, the plan expressly declines to forbear from sections 206 and 207 of the Act, which authorize such private rights of action. And it adopts a theory of broadband subscriber access services—that is, services that broadband providers supply to edge providers—that would allow anyone online to file a complaint or go to court. The end result will be more litigation and less innovation.

Fifth
, the President’s plan makes clear that more utility-style regulation is coming. In 
discussing additional rate regulation, tariffs, last-mile unbundling, burdensome administrative filing requirements, accounting standards, and entry and exit regulation, the plan repeatedly states that it is only forbearing at this time. The plan is quite clear about the limited duration of its forbearance determinations, stating that the FCC will revisit the forbearance determinations in the future and proceed in an incremental manner with respect to additional regulation. In other words, over time, expect regulation to ratchet up and forbearance to fade.

Sixth
, President Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet explicitly opens the door to billions of dollars in new taxes on broadband. The plan repeatedly states that it is only deferring a decision on new broadband taxes (such as Universal Service Fund fees and Telecommunications Relay Service fees, among others)—not prohibiting them. And it takes pains to make clear that nothing in the draft is intended to foreclose future state or federal tax increases. Indeed, the plan engages in the same two-step we saw last year with respect to the E-Rate program: Lay the groundwork to increase taxes in the first order, and then raise them in the second. One independent estimate puts the price tag of these and other fees at $11 billion. In the end, when you compare what the American public is being told about President Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet with the actual text of that plan, these and other discrepancies become apparent. That makes it all the more important for the FCC to let the American public see the plan before the FCC makes it the law. We should be able to have an open, transparent debate about the President’s plan.

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FACT SHEET: PRESIDENT OBAMA’S PLAN TO REGULATE THE INTERNET

On February 5, 2015, Chairman Wheeler circulated to his fellow Commissioners President 
Obama’s 332-page plan to regulate the Internet. Here are some key aspects of that plan:

Through broad and vague rules, President Obama’s plan gives the FCC the power to micromanage virtually every aspect of how the Internet works.
o Instead of allowing the American people to choose the broadband service plan that is best for them, the President’s plan places that decision in the hands of a Washington bureaucracy.
o The plan curtails the ability of broadband providers to offer innovative service plans. For 
example, the rules jeopardize the future of T-Mobile’s Music Freedom program.
o The plan also explicitly calls into question usage-based pricing. This means that broadband subscribers who use less data could end up subsidizing subscribers who use more data.
President Obama’s plan opens the door to billions of dollars of new taxes on broadband.
o Following a transition period, the plan contemplates adding assorted regulatory taxes to 
Americans’ broadband bills, including fees to support the multi-billion-dollar Universal 
Service Fund and the Telecommunications Relay Service Fund.
o These taxes will increase the prices American consumers will have to pay for broadband.
President Obama’s plan contains rate regulation.
All rates charged by broadband providers will be subject to FCC regulation. Specifically, 
they must be “just and reasonable” pursuant to section 201 of the Communications Act. The plan does not forbear from any aspect of this statutory provision.
o This requirement will apply both to retail rates for consumers and interconnection rates for edge providers. It will embroil the Commission in an endless series of disputes that the 
agency is ill-suited to resolve.
President Obama’s plan will steadily increase regulation over time.
o The plan does not safeguard the Internet from additional regulations. Instead, it takes what it describes as an incremental approach to imposing those new regulations.
o Some of the plan’s new Internet regulations will go into effect immediately. Others will not take effect at this time or for now, making clear that the President’s plan contemplates even more rules in the future. This undermines regulatory certainty and will leave consumers poorer, step by step.
President Obama’s plan will be a boon to trial lawyers and will lead to more litigation.
o The plan allows trial lawyers to file everything from individual lawsuits to sprawling class 
actions against broadband providers for any practices or charges they believe to be 
unreasonable.
o These litigation costs, including attorneys’ fees, will be passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices.

 
President Obama’s plan will reduce competition and decrease consumer choice.
o The plan imposes a host of new regulations on broadband providers. The costs of these 
regulations will hit smaller broadband providers the hardest and push them out of the market. For example, many of them will face higher pole attachment rates.
o The plan implements Title II public-utility regulation that was designed for a monopoly. A one-size-fits-all regulatory framework intended to regulate a monopoly will push the 
broadband market in that very direction.
President Obama’s plan will slow broadband speeds for American consumers and the deployment of high-speed broadband.
o The plan contains a bevy of new regulations that will depress investment in broadband 
networks. That will mean slower broadband speeds for American consumers. It will also 
mean that many rural Americans will have to wait longer for access to quality broadband.
o Public-utility regulation has been shown to decrease infrastructure investment. In the United States, where we have embraced a light-touch regulatory framework, there has been far more investment per capita in broadband than there has been in Europe, which has embraced a public utility model.











FCC DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERNET~AJIT PAI OF THE FCC DEMANDS TAKEOVER PLANS BE REVIEWED BY CONGRESS~DEFIES FCC CHAIRMAN TOM WHEELER~OBAMA DIRECTLY INVOLVED

OBAMA'S DIRECT INVOLVEMENT 
IN THE GOVERNMENT CONTROL 
OF THE INTERNET
FICTIONAL PROBLEMS AN EXCUSE FOR CONTROL & HIGHER TAXES ON
BROADBAND USE

Mark Levin and FCC's Ajit Pai discuss 
FCC Internet Regulation Grab

DEFIES FCC CHAIRMAN TOM WHEELER;
AJIT PAI OF THE FCC DEMANDS THAT PLANS TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE INTERNET BE MADE PUBLIC & SUBJECTED TO CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW
COMING SOON: 
THE FCC DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERNET
Published on Feb 18, 2015
Visit www.ProtectInternetFreedom.com to stop the government takeover of the Internet.

In a world where the web is open and free and innovation spans the globe, one man has a secret plan to seize control of the Internet.
He has a phone. He has a pen. And he claims he has the power to do it.
It’s not the first secret government plan to take over a sector of the US economy.
NANCY PELOSI: We have to pass this bill to find out what’s in this bill.
VOICE OVER: But against all odds, one man is fighting back.
AJIT PAI: I want a free and open Internet. Most people do.
VOICE OVER: One man believes Americans deserve to know more.
AJIT PAI: The public has a right to know what its government is doing.
VOICE OVER: One man shines light into the darkest corners government.
AJIT PAI: If you told the average American that the FCC is going to propose regulations for the Internet economy that are 332 pages longand you're not going to be able to see it until the FCC adopts it, they would think that's the wrong way to go.
LARRY KING: Wait a minute. You can’t tell me what’s in the document?
AJIT PAI: That is correct.
VOICE OVER: From the government that brought you , spying on journalists, an abuse of power from the IRS comes, and HealthCare.Gov comes the Department of the Internet.
MARTHA MACALLEN: Net neutrality is Obamacare for the Internet. The Internet should not operate at the speed of government
"Let the litigation begin."
- Trial Lawyers Daily
"We’re not going to work hard, but we’re sure going to bill hard."
- The K Street Journal
"You can fool all of the people all of the time."
- The Politicians Insider
VOICE OVER: Coming Soon -- on February 26th -- prepare for the Department of the Internet.
But it’s going to take more than one man to stop the government’s takeover of the Internet.
Contact Congress today and demand to find out how the FCC plans to change the Internet. Congress should demand that this rule be made public before the FCC votes on it in two weeks.
AJIT PAI: Let the American public see this plan.

VIDEO:

FCC's Commissioner Asks for Transparency for Net Neutrality Bill





"WELCOMING AMERICA" ILLEGALLY?~CITIES ROLL OUT RED CARPET FOR ILLEGALS, BREAKING U.S. LAW



DID YOU OR YOUR FAMILY 
ENTER THE U.S. ILLEGALLY 
BEFORE OBAMA?
IF NOT, THIS IS ONLY FOR LAW BREAKERS:


OH, THE COMPASSION & INCLUSIVENESS!
BUT "WELCOMING AMERICA" ILLEGALLY?
CITIES ROLL OUT RED CARPET FOR ILLEGALS
Published on Feb 25, 2015
Can America survive an exponential, essentially unlimited, increase in the entitlement state? Of course not. But those pushing global governance and multi-national corporations need to collapse western economies that stand in the way of their agenda. “Welcome America” and “Welcoming Cities and Counties” are going the next step beyond amnesty and Sanctuary Cities— showing illegal immigrants how to exploit the entitlement state but couching it as simply compassion and inclusiveness.

related:
AUSTIN SUMMIT TO TEACH ILLEGALS HOW TO GET FREE WELFARE - http://www.infowars.com/austin-summit...

FOR EXAMPLE:

Austin Host Welcoming Committee For Illegals

Published on Feb 24, 2015
Austin, Texas, and other cities showering illegals with free goodies
http://www.infowars.com/dozens-of-cit...

Texas Governor: Since Jan. 1, 'We Have Had More Than 20,000 People Come Across the Border'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic...

shadow work permit system revealed
http://www.breitbart.com/big-governme...
SEE THE BOLD FACE LIES HERE, WHICH CIRCUMVENT U.S. LAWS: 
IT ALL SEEMS SO RIGHT AND GOOD; EXCEPT THAT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE TREATED THE SAME AS LEGALS.
"Welcoming America is a national, grassroots-driven collaborative that works to promote mutual respect and cooperation between foreign-born and U.S.-born Americans. The ultimate goal of Welcoming America is to create a welcoming atmosphere – community by community – in which immigrants are more likely to integrate into the social fabric of their adopted hometowns."
"We were so incredibly humbled to be recognized by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon when we received the Intercultural Innovation Award as well as to be honored by President Obama last week in Nashville."

LAKE WORTH FLORIDA REQUIRES LICENSING OF CHURCHES~CODE ENFORCEMENT SAYS "THIS IS YOUR LAST SUNDAY"

Lake Worth, Florida; The Art of Florida Living 

CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND RELIGION DENIED WITHOUT A LICENSE 
FROM FLORIDA CITY

Florida City Spies On Churches, Demands Licenses

SEE: http://the-trumpet-online.com/florida-city-spies-churches-demands-licenses/; republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:

Editor’s Note: The government is increasingly persecuting even lukewarm and 501c(3) state churches.
The City of Lake Worth, in Palm Beach County, has taken the position all churches are required to obtain a “business license” to conduct worship services. It is using city employees to covertly attend services and acquire evidence, including video, “for future court presentation.”
City-code enforcement officer, Gerard A. Coscia – wearing a hoodie – was sent to the Common Ground Church on Feb. 9 to clandestinely film the worship service, reported the Examiner.
The following Sunday, Coscia returned to the church, which meets in the Coffee Grounds Coffee Bar, handed his business card to pastor Mike Olive and told him, “This Sunday is your last Sunday.”
Olive said he had never received a notice from the city for any violation of any local law, and only learned a non-compliance affidavit had been issued when a church employee checked the city website.
“I inspected the property and found the following violations: Business-rental property found without a current City of Lake Worth business license, specifically to operate as a church, or a house of worship,” Coscia wrote in his case narrative.
“I walked back to the Coffee Bar and was able to visualize … what appeared to be a ministry in progress,” including: “Someone speaking from a podium.” “A [sic] overhead TV or projection with scripture verse on it.” “Rows of people sitting in chairs on both sides like a gathering setting.” “People holding what appeared to be bibles or religious books as one had a cross on it.” The report stated that a video was captured on the “city phone” to be used “for future court presentation.”
But Common Grounds Coffee Bar does have a business license, Olive told the Lake Worth Tribune. He should know – he owns the business. And the site is not a church – it’s a coffee shop that leases space to a church every Sunday morning in the same manner other city restaurants and businesses rent their back rooms to neighborhood groups for their meetings. The Common Grounds site has also hosted open-mic nights and leased space for English classes for immigrants and to Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous for meetings.
Olive also noted that while the church and business share similar names, they are not identical: Common Ground vs. Common Grounds.
“Our message has been amazingly stable, and it’s: Love God, love people,” he said. Many of the 120-130 who attend weekly are in recovery from substance abuse.
Olive said he had heard that City Commissioner Andy Amoroso, who owns a newsstand and gay-pornography shop in Lake Worth, was telling people Olive and his church were “anti-gay,” a charge Olive denied and attempted to address personally with Amoroso.
Olive said Amoroso told him, “You better not have a church there. That better not be a church,” referring to the coffee bar.
It was after that exchange the code-compliance officer was sent to observe the service – based on an “anonymous complaint,” according to William Waters, who oversees the Code-Compliance Department.
“All I know is they’re a coffee shop that’s holding church services, and they cannot hold church services,” Amoroso told the Tribune.
City officials have circled the wagons on the issue.
The city has threatened Common Ground’s landlord with daily fines up to $500 and foreclosure if the “violation” is not corrected by the landlord making the church get a “business license” to meet for worship.
Mark Woods, the manager of the city’s Code-Compliance Department, insists all houses of worship in the city must have a special business license.
“A duck is a duck,” City Manager Michael Bornstein told the Tribune. “If someone is holding religious services as a church, it’s a church.” He said the city was forced to take action “to protect the community.”
“So, all they have to do is go through the conditional land-use process to make sure the impacts have been assessed … if they’re a small church, it shouldn’t be a big deal.”
But it’s already proving to be a big deal for other churches.
“It’s brand new,” pastor Joan Abell of the First Presbyterian Church told the Tribune. “We’ve been there 99 years, and we’ve never had to have a license.”
A church official, told there would be no fee for the business license if the church produced paperwork showing it has been approved as a tax-exempt organization by the IRS, hit a brick wall when trying to comply. The city employee refused to accept the church’s documentation.
In a follow-up meeting with Commissioner Amoroso about the new license requirement, a church member was told, “Oh, it’s for your own good.”
Pastor Olive isn’t buying it, and he’s prepared to fight it in court with the help of Liberty Counsel, based in Orlando.
“It’s unconstitutional,” said Olive. “They can’t deny us a right to practice our religion in the city.”
“The city’s actions are completely baseless,” said Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel.
“Lake Worth’s city ordinances specifically exempt churches and charitable organizations from needing a business license; state and federal law require local land use decisions to give equal treatment to secular and sacred assemblies; and the Free Exercise clause forbids government from prohibiting religious meetings. The coffee shop in which Common Ground Church meets has a business license, just as did the previous secular owner who hosted bands and similar gatherings.
“Government employees are public servants and prohibited by the Constitution from inhibiting religious freedom. That is a far cry from sneaking around and into a church and acting like KGB agents,” said Staver.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/02/u-s-city-spies-on-churches-demands-licenses/#qTU0c7cPCIuslSmB.99
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Soviet Amerika? Florida City With Homosexual Commissioner Cracks Down on Churches:

EXCERPT:
Amoroso is hardly an impartial observer. The first openly homosexual man elected to the Lake Worth City Council, Amoroso appears aggressive in homosexual activity and activism. He owns a business in the municipality known as “Studio 205,” which he bills as “The Fun Store” and “the only Pride store in Palm Beach County.” Also called an “LGBT store,” the establishment “sells dildos and gay porn” and “padded boxers,” but this is okay because Lake Worth “prides itself on an artsy, hippie way of life,” writes the Broward Palm Beach Times. In addition, Amoroso once opened what has been called his county’s “first gay travel agency,” which, presumably, doesn’t just mean a happy one.
And last year Amoroso organized and led a protest in favor of faux marriage on the steps of Lake Worth City Hall,saying, “It's really to tell Tallahassee it's not OK that gay couples can't get married in Florida.” Of course, in reality they may — form a matrimonial union with a member of the opposite sex — which is what marriage is, by correct definition.
Lake Worth code enforcement up to its old tricks
EXCERPT: 
The issue erupted on February 9, 2015 when city code enforcement officer, Gerard A. Coscia, clandestinely filmed the church service in progress and told the pastor that would be his last church service at that location. The violation was sent to the landlord for leasee Coffee Grounds Coffee - the company for which let the church borrow their space for a few hours to hold their services. Mike Olive is both the pastor of the church and the owner of the coffee shop. Libertarians are perplexed why a business owner, if already paying a licensing fee, cannot use his or her facility for a few hours a week for a religious service without having to ask the government's permission to do so.
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LAKE WORTH CODE COMPLIANCE: 
Code Compliance Division
Department for Community Sustainability
City of Lake Worth
1900 2nd Avenue North
Lake Worth, FL 33461
ccompliance@lakeworth.org
561.586.1652
Code Counter Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm
Code Officer (Office) Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 9:00am
Special Magistrate Hearings 
Commission Chambers, City Hall
City of Lake Worth
7 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Hearings
Registration: 8:30am
Cases Heard: 9:00am
Staff
J. Mark Woods, Code Compliance Manager
mwoods@lakeworth.org

Pamella Sawyer, Community Code Coordinator
psawyer@lakeworth.org

Kim Bureau, Code Compliance Technician
kbureau@lakeworth.org

Melicia Wilson, Code Compliance Technician
mwilson@lakeworth.org
Compliance Officers
Gerald Coscia, Code Officer
gcoscia@lakeworth.org

Larry D’Amato, Code Officer
ldamato@lakeworth.org
Marc DiNardo, Code Officer
mdinardo@lakeworth.org
Nicholas Petrino, Code Officer
npetrino@lakeworth.org
Yolanda Robinson, Code Officer
yrobinson@lakeworth.org
Al Vega, Code Officer
avega@lakeworth.org