Tumblr has already completely forgotten this topic again, but I think people really don’t understand that it means much more than just an extremely messed up system that pretty much discriminates against anyone who isn’t wealthy enough to afford the fastlane, but it goes much further than that. Net Neutrality supporters claim Comcast will almost certainly block you from sites supporting feminism, LGBT, anti-racism, and other sites supporting people who otherwise don’t get any support at all. Comcast makes up 40% of all the internet in the States, is for many people the only option, and there even exist laws preventing other companies from challenging their monopoly. This includes tons of sites that have been around for years trying to bring attention to important causes, and even sites like forums or online chats for people going through heavy situations. And yes, this will to an extend affect people outside the states too. Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon view the internet like TV: You get the mainstream sites, but if you want anything else you need to pay, and much like TV, the majority will not be able to afford that luxury, meaning that people with access to social justice sites will be a tiny minority. If Net Neutrality is taken down, future generations won’t even be able to discuss the subjects Tumblr wants more attention for. You can no longer submit your comments or phone calls to the FCC, but please don’t let this topic die out and if any possible way for us to support Net Neutrality comes up, that plenty people will be aware of it. Let me also quickly remind you of the other things that could potentially slow down:
- Online gaming
- NSFW sites
Google has recently voiced their support of Net Neutrality, the democratic party wants Net Neutrality, a billboard hanging in New York shows videos of people supporting Net Neutrality, two protests (One right outside the FCC’s building), and millions of comments on the FCC’s site supporting Net Neutrality have been posted since Tumblr took part in the protest on the 10th. An estimate of 99.5% of all people taking part in discussing the topic want Net Neutrality. Yet, the FCC has still not responded to the protest, and all the companies have done is continue to make twisted and fake stories that they’re not going to do anything, which have been proven wrong about as quickly as they put them out. Supporters are currently requesting a town hall sort of meeting with Tom Wheeler, where people can express their opinions and disprove the claims from the companies directly to him. Please either reblog this or repost it and make sure to tag so everyone can see.
After she had her children, Ginny visited Hogwarts, accidentally stumbling upon the Mirror of Erised.
When she looked into it, she found herself holding her childrens’ birth certificates, and all of their names weren’t shitty
Imagine your otp getting drunk and cooking together.