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The fake Internet is coming

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Mark Zuckerberg has hatched a plan with telecom giants around the world called Internet.org, which provides access to a fake Internet that only includes services hand-picked by Zuckerberg and his cronies.

People in countries like India, Brazil, Zimbabwe, and Paraguay are outraged over this fake Internet, and are speaking out. We all deserve access to the real open Internet. Stand with people around the world and demand Zuckerberg stops restricting access to the open Internet NOW.

Take Action!

People in countries like India, Brazil, Zimbabwe, and Paraguay are outraged over Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to control what billions of soon-to-be Internet users do online.1,2

The Facebook CEO has hatched a plan with telecom giants around the world called Internet.org, which provides access to a fake Internet that only includes services hand-picked by Zuckerberg and his cronies.3

Billions will soon face Zuck’s fake Internet, which blocks the websites, apps, and services the rest of the world loves from being available on equal terms.4 And if we don’t stop it now, Internet users everywhere could one day be faced with the same thing.

To amplify the concerns of people around the world, today 65 organizations in 31 countries have released an open letter today opposing Zuck’s plan to control what billions do online by prioritizing some services over others on this fake Internet.5

And we need you to do your part. We all deserve access to the real open Internet. Stand with people around the world and demand Zuckerberg stops restricting access to the open Internet NOW.

Zuckerberg is facing a huge PR backlash about Internet.org.6,7 His image is important to him, so the more people speak out, the more pressure he’ll feel to do the right thing.

Global Internet users would much rather Zuck use his influence for good, and promote access to the real open Internet, not just his fake imitation.8And it’s time you stand with them.

As Norman Mukwakwami from Zimbabwe writes:

“There are 60 social media platforms in Africa. I ask: how do we expect them to survive when users are charged more to use their platforms than they are charged to use the global giants of cyberspace?”9

To add insult to injury, there are actually great initatives to connect the unconnected to the joys of the open Internet, but Zuckerberg’s Internet.org has effectively sabotaged some of those efforts.10

Does this sound fair to you? Join NoFakeInternet.org now to ensure Zuck feels the heat. We all deserve access to the full, real open Internet.

Let’s stand together, and make their call louder.

–Josh, on behalf of OpenMedia

P.S., The fight for net neutrality is the fight for Internet freedom. We’re up against some of the most powerful companies in the world – but with your support, we can ensure the Internet remains an open platform that fuels the type of society we aspire to. Please consider donating today to help this campaign reach more people in countries around the world.

Footnotes
[1] Internet.not. Source: Huffington Post.
[2], [5] 65 groups from 31 countries speak out against Zuckerberg’s fake Internet project Source: OpenMedia.
[3], [4] Facebook’s Internet.org isn’t the Internet. It’s FacebookNet. Source: Wired.
[6] Facebook’s Internet.org sees defections over alleged harm to net neutrality. Source: ArsTechnica.
[7] How Telecoms And The Indian Government Stop Net Neutrality In Its Tracks. Source: TechCrunch.
[8] If the price of giving everyone internet access is total domination by Facebook, it’s not worth it. Source: The Guardian.
[9] Net non-neutrality on demand! Source: ICT Africa.
[10] Internet.org, the Panamanian case. Source: Digital Rights LAC.

OpenMedia.org We are an award-winning network of people and organizations working to safeguard the possibilities of the open Internet. We work toward informed and participatory digital policy. You can follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.

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SKY SIGNS click here

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The Caveman, Ancient Civilizations and the people of the middle Ages all directed their eyes to the skies. They knew the skies foretold the future, whether good or bad. But they were primarily concerned with any dire news for the future and they were not talking in terms of our present day Astrology Horoscope reading for your individual astrology reading, the concern was for the whole, their well-being. The Sumerians and the following Civilizations knew the movement of the planets through the solar system and the milky way could have potential catastrophic peril, as a result all these people built some type of pyramids aligned in the same headings in order to accomplish their needs. It was the Kings and the high priests of those times who understood and the rest of the people only got clues and feelings of what might be happening. When this happened the people would pray to the gods, while the Kings, gods, and their entourage would prepare for flight.

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During Middle Ages the many things that they saw in the sky were all referred to as comets or falling stars and usually it meant something bad was going to happen, it is likely the reason people say to make a wish when you see a falling star because back in those times it usually meant something catastrophic would occur, be it either sickness (a new plague or sickness) or an upheaval of the earth, such as earthquake, flood or something worst, so make a wish for good luck. The UFO, unidentified flying object, would have been interpreted as something from the heavens whether it is a chariot of the gods or something they hurled down at the people because they were displeased, falling star, comet, etc.

Our pyramids today are the massive telescopes and space exploration through (NASA) men, women and their tools, some of which are Hubble, the space station and satellites. The knowledge of the Solar System and our Galaxy, the Milky Way, still hold the same possible perils yet our leaders and scientists only reveal bits of information, information that they color if it would be too much for the populations of the world to accept, after all the world is always in turmoil, why make it worst? Yet in so many other areas there is complete lack of empathy or concern what is revealed. The masses are spoon fed what they deem necessary to maintain division and apathy, with stories blaming one group or another for the sad state of affairs within our country and the world while they quietly manipulate the events that make the headlines. Their behavior exactly mimics that of those early Kings, High Priest and gods, with their continual warfare that was instilled upon humanity from the beginning for reasons of jealousies, rage, hatred and profiteering. Divide and Conquer the key words of those ancient ones as they are now, because if humanity knew of its true creation saga and why they were jump started around 200,000 years ago, they might unite and speak of peace and prosperity for all and overthrow their masters.

Medicare Precarious Evolution for Doctors

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Senate Delays SGR Repeal Vote Until Mid-April

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Once again, the Medicare reimbursement crisis has turned into an exercise in brinkmanship that physicians would rather do without. However, they may yet escape a dreaded 21% Medicare pay cut next month.

Yesterday, in a rare display of bipartisanship, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill that repeals Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physician pay and moves the program eventually from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance. That bill, which President Barack Obama said he is eager to sign, would avert a SGR-triggered pay cut of 21% for physicians that is set for Wednesday, April 1. It also would extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program for 2 more years.

Earlier today, however, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said the Senate will not vote on the SGR repeal bill until after it returns from an Easter-Passover break on Monday, April 13. McConnell said the Senate would make the legislation its first order of business.

“I think there’s every reason to believe it’s going to pass the Senate by a very large majority,” Reuters quoted McConnell as saying.

The decision to schedule a vote in April, which organized medicine had anticipated as a possibility, allows the 21% pay cut technically to take effect on April 1. It will apply to claims for all services rendered after March 31. However, physicians will not experience this big axe if the Senate approves the repeal bill and the president signs it by April 14. This new deadline arises from how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) pays Medicare claims.

By law, CMS and its claims processing contractors cannot pay clean electronic claims any sooner than 14 calendar days after receipt (29 days for hard copy claims). Accordingly, the Senate has until April 14 to approve the SGR repeal bill before CMS begins applying the 21% rate reduction to claims for services rendered on April 1 and beyond. In a best-case scenario, the Senate beats its deadline and all those April claims get paid at the rates in effect before April 1. Under the bill, Medicare rates would be frozen at their current levels until July 1, when they would bump up 0.5% for the remainder of 2015, with annual 0.5% increases from 2016 through 2019.

McConnell said he is counting on this 14-day claims processing window to spare physicians the ill effects of the 21% cut, according to Reuters.

Moans of Frustration From Organized Medicine

Congress has postponed SGR-triggered pay cuts for physicians 17 times since 2003, usually at the last minute. McConnell’s decision to let the 21% cut kick in and then undo it retroactively in mid-April set off moans of frustration in organized medicine.

The American College of Physicians said it was “greatly disappointed.”

“By not passing the bill, the Senate failed to join the House in enacting legislation to achieve historic reforms in physician payment while making other needed healthcare improvements,” American College of Physicians President David Fleming, MD, said today in a news release.

Robert Wergin, MD, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, told Medscape Medical News he was “disappointed, but not discouraged.”

“The House vote (392 to 37) showed strong support — stronger than we anticipated — for a bill that ensures healthcare access for the elderly, the disabled, and children,” said Dr Wergin. “It’s got the right mix for a bipartisan agreement [in the Senate].”

Democrats and Republicans alike in the Senate generally agree that Medicare’s SGR formula, designed to curb spending, should be replaced. However, some Senate Democrats would like to extend the life of the Children’s Health Insurance Program for 4 years, instead of 2, and to remove language in the bill that restricts the use of federal funds for abortions. In addition, in a recent opinion-editorial piece published in Politico, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) objected to how the legislation would increase the federal deficit by $141 billion, and other fiscally conservative Senate Republicans may rally around that position as well.

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