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How Pussy Riot Became P***y Riot: The FCC’s Sexual Obscenity Rules Are Bullshit

Near naked women "Pussy Riot" protesting FCC profanity rules

When George Carlin released his famous monologue, “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television,” in 1972, it didn’t include the word “pussy.” Although his list didn’t reflect all the words you couldn’t say on TV at the time, the ones he chose were enough to incite the wrath of the FCC and became fodder for a subsequent Supreme Court case on the government’s right to censor and control broadcast “indecency.” He later expanded the list to over two hundred words commonly deemed inappropriate, which he read aloud to audiences from a long scroll.

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Jones Bacon Flavored Soda Review

“So we finally met a couple of guys just as crazy as we are…Dave and Justin from J&D’s Foods the creators of Bacon Salt. We all put our heads together a few months ago and WHAMMO…Bacon Soda was born.” From Jones Soda Website.

We gave the Jones Bacon Flavored Soda a try at http://www.Functionality.net. Watch the video to see how it tastes. Check it… You can snag this at www.myjones.com/store

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CircuitLab – online schematic editor & circuit simulator

Sketch, simulate, and share schematics.

For Students & Educators

Draw and print beautiful schematics for lab reports. In-browser simulations make it easy to quickly learn electronics concepts via just-for-fun playing and guided exploration. Our tools complement undergraduate and graduate electrical engineering classes, as well as high school and college physics curriculums.

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FCC Complaint Filed Against Manchester PD

FCC Commissioners CourtThe follow was sent in an email with the subject line “Wiretapping complaint” by Wallace Nolen to fccinfo@fcc.gov on August 15th, 2012.

[Nolen, by the way, is the admin of the new Vermont Cop Block offshoot.]

This writing shall constitute a formal complaint against the City of Manchester NH Police Department for failing to notify me that the department records most incoming calls on non-emergency telephone lines without either a beep tone or other verbal notification whatsoever that such call(s) are being recorded in violation of federal laws, regulations and/or FCC tariffs.

see: http://www.fcc.gov/guides/recording-telephone-conversations

I have placed over two dozen telephone calls where I was physically located in the State of Vermont (where I live) and about 4 telephone calls where was physically located in New Hampshire.  In all cases the calls were made from telephone numbers within the (802) area code so they knew or should have know that these were or may have been INTERSTATE CALLS.

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NCTA petitions FCC to omit promos and noncommercial content from the CALM Act

The CALM Act — the new law to regulate the level of television audio content — is set to go into effect Dec. 13. The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NTCA) has asked the FCC to limit the new rule only to commercial spots.

The trade group, in an FCC filing, has asked the FCC to omit “promotional material” from the CALM rules, saying it will place too great burden on television operators. In addition, the NTCA wants clarification from the commission that a cable operator will not be held liable in instances in which it has notified a network and the FCC of a network’s noncompliance with the CALM Act.

“The Commission mistakenly conflates ‘commercial advertisements’ and promos, defining promos as ‘commercial advertisements promoting television programming,’” the NCTA said. “In fact, promos are distinct from ‘commercial advertisements.’ Generally, commercial advertisements are material transmitted in exchange for some type of payment or remuneration, while promos are not.”

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