What Free Information?
Posted by tim in Pissed on April 21, 2005

According to a proposed bill...

(b) COMPETITION WITH PRIVATE SECTOR- The National Weather Service shall not provide, or assist other entities in providing, a service or product (other than a service or product described in subsection (a)(1)(A)) that is or could be provided by the private sector unless-- (1) the Secretary determines that the private sector is unwilling or unable to provide such service or product; or (2) the United States Government is obligated to provide such service or product under international aviation agreements to provide meteorological services and exchange meteorological information.

Um.. (Insert rage-filled statement here)

Okay, don't get me wrong... I have no problem with people trying to make a living, but to FORBID WHAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS MADE AVAILABLE TO US AS A RESULT OF US PAYING TAXES?!?!

(g) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS- The Act of October 1, 1890 (26 Stat. 653) is amended as follows: (1) Section 3 (15 U.S.C. 313) is repealed. (2) Section 9 (15 U.S.C. 317) is amended by striking `, and it shall be' and all that follows and inserting a period.

Okay... You be the judge. For me, in the interest of public safety and the freedom of information that has been provided as a result of taxpayers' money, I'm going to have to completely disagree with this proposed bill. I highly encourage you, the person reading this, to call your senator and express your disgust for it.

 
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Never mind the crap about taxes. They're trying to restrict INFORMATION so that more money can be made. This isn't a trade/import restriction. It's something that can not be owned, yet they're trying to rule over it as if it could be!

  • Posted by Josh (Guest) on April 21, 2005 at 07:57:14PM
  • Posted by (Guest) on April 21, 2005 at 11:20:50PM

I don't think that they will be scrapping all services. But like I said before. It could / would be a perfect oppertunity to start off a mobile-service provider with. I am even contemplating utilizing some contacts of mine in the us to do something like that my self. I have some other ideas to sideline it too. It's an awfull waste otherwize.

  • Posted by Sean (Guest) on April 22, 2005 at 06:34:40AM

What if I don't have disgust?

  • Posted by Luey (Guest) on April 22, 2005 at 09:02:14AM

You should have disgust, Ms. "I like IWIN".

  • Posted by tim (Guest) on April 22, 2005 at 10:19:04AM
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