FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announces intent to step down on January 20

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Shawn Knight

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Bottom line: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Monday announced plans to step down from the FCC on January 20, 2021, which is the same day that President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. While not unexpected, it's just another layer to what has already been a complex election season.

In a statement on the matter, Chairman Pai said it has been the honor of a lifetime to serve at the Federal Communications Commission, including as Chairman of the FCC over the past four years.

“I am grateful to President Trump for giving me the opportunity to lead the agency in 2017, to President Obama for appointing me as a Commissioner in 2012, and to Senate Majority Leader McConnell and the Senate for twice confirming me,” Pai said

It’s not unusual for appointees to resign when a new administration comes into power. The same thing happened four years ago when Trump won the election; serving FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler stepped down at the end of the Obama administration. His position was eventually filled by Ajit Pai, a Republican member of the FCC.

Pai’s term will likely be remembered by his controversial move to repeal net neutrality which was put in place by the Wheeler administration.

The FCC hasn’t yet said who will replace Pai although some seem to think that existing commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel is a frontrunner for the nod.

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cliffordcooley

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which is the same day that President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States
That may eventually be true, but for the moment it is not officially fact. Biden has yet to officially be announced as the President-elect. The main-stream media and now apparently Techspot is making that presumption. Should we consider your tech articles to be just as fake when reported?
 

scavengerspc

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That may eventually be true, but for the moment it is not officially fact. Biden has yet to officially be announced as the President-elect. The main-stream media and now apparently Techspot is making that presumption. Should we consider your tech articles to be just as fake when reported?
Its not a presumption, but ok Cliff Im going to just forget the **** you wrote here and say this.
I will bet you $1000 that tRUMP is not going to be the next President.
And on the up, up side, when I win I will claim I have mountains of evidence that I did win. Then I will show you the evidence. You probably aren't use to that.
 

CBTex

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I'm not saying I like this guy, I don't, but did the forecasted apocalypse from his tenure ever actually happen? Doesn't seem like it.

Net neutrality needs to be legislated, not left to the interpretation of 1970's laws by bureaucrats of either party.
 
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gamerk2

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I'm not saying I like this guy, I don't, but did the forecasted apocalypse from his tenure ever actually happen? Doesn't seem like it.
A quarter million and counting would disagree with you. And that's not even considering the longer term impacts of his term (loss of allies in SE Asia/E Europe, structural deficit at ~1.3 Trillion/year, a rise in open racism, and an entire political party that has been radicalized).
 

trparky

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Well, no, Biden did not win. Most leftists are deeply ignorant of what's actually going on with these investigations and lawsuits. That's because the MSM systematically hides everything.
Blah blah blah, I'm hearing things but I'm not hearing evidence of it. Trump needs to put up or shut-up. Either he has the evidence, or he doesn't, and since most of his lawsuits have been thrown out of court that should mean that he doesn't have the actual evidence to stake his claim. He's only dragging this all out because he basically doesn't want to admit that he is a loser.

Get over yourself. Whether I like it or not, Biden won. Plain and simple.
 

CBTex

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A quarter million and counting would disagree with you. And that's not even considering the longer term impacts of his term (loss of allies in SE Asia/E Europe, structural deficit at ~1.3 Trillion/year, a rise in open racism, and an entire political party that has been radicalized).
Please explain to me how any of those things are both 1. not utter nonsense and 2. a direct result of this guy's chairmanship of the FCC.
 

Tantor

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FACT: Biden won :)

Being in denial is not cool.
There's nothing wrong with being in denial. It's a natural part of healing.

The facts in this case are very clear. Trump crushed Biden in the regular vote in the swing states. But the elves were mighty busy that night with their Dominion machines, fresh paper ballots and illegal maneuvers. First they drove the Republican observers out. This happened in multiple states, simultaneously. Then Voila, in the early morning hours, literally millions of votes mysteriously appeared, most for Biden. According to Giuliani, not a single Republican was allowed to examine and validate the contested mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania or Michigan. Mail-in ballots must be physically examined for irregularities by parties from both sides. Only after both sides are satisifed is a ballot deemed to be legitimate. Once you separate the ballot from its envelope, all traceability is lost. That's why hands-on confirmation is so important.

That alone is enough to invalidate them. Giuliani has hundreds of sworn affidavits citing criminal acts by Democrats that night. Affidavits are very serious, people do not file them just for fun. Lying on an affidavit is a 5 year jail sentence.

The voting machines were also seriously compromised. They were all connected to the internet and the votes were sent to foreign servers. The source code is proprietary, so nobody knows how votes were manipulated. There are numerous examples of votes switching directly from Trump to Biden and unexplained huge vote spikes, almost always for Biden.
Statistical analysis shows serious irregularities. For example, Benford's law is a mainstay in election fraud analysis. It predicts a natural distribution of leading digits in voter data. Biden's swing state Benford law distributions are extremely wonky, with huge spikes. Other candidates have normal distributions, in the very same voting districts. That's simply not possible.

No my friend, this is extremely serious. It will probably end up in the House for a Constitutional 12th amendment vote. If that happens then Trump will win because Republicans control the great majority of state house legislatures.
 
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hahahanoobs

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That may eventually be true, but for the moment it is not officially fact. Biden has yet to officially be announced as the President-elect. The main-stream media and now apparently Techspot is making that presumption. Should we consider your tech articles to be just as fake when reported?
Blocked.
 
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Endymio

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To return to the subject of the article, Ajit Pai deserves nothing but praise for repealing that bastard stepchild of socialism and pathological virtue-signaling, otherwise known as net neutrality.

Building a network where the packets containing grandma's emailed recipes have the same priority as those controlling a neurosurgeon's telemetry of a real-time remote brain hemispherectomy is utter insanity.
 

Endymio

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...the longer term impacts of his term (loss of allies in SE Asia/E Europe...
-- In Poland, Trump restored the missile deal they badly desired--the deal Obama reneged on after Putin objected to it. Trump also visited the nation personally, and received a welcome from crowds that Polish news organizations called "the biggest welcome" a foreign leader had ever received.
-- In Ukraine, Trump gave them weapons to defend themselves from Russia, the weapons that Obama refused them.
-- In the Middle East, relations with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey (our three primary allies) are substantially better than during the Obama years. When Trump visited the Saudi Kingdom, the king himself personally met him at the airport. When Obama visited, the King snubbed him, in response to several policy moves that hurt relations between the two nations.
-- In Asia, Japan, South Korea, and other nations leery of burgeoning Chinese expansionist policies have openly welcomed Trump's "get-tough" policy on China. They're also pleased that, since Trump's first meeting with Kim Jung Un, North Korea has not tested one single ICBM, nor conducted any more nuclear tests.

... structural deficit at ~1.3 Trillion/year...
After Trump's tax cut, total tax revenues actually rose. The deficit would have declined as a result, had Democrats in Congress not demanded a significantly larger increase in spending on social programs in exchange for their vote on any budget deal.

...and an entire political party that has been radicalized).
The Democratic Party was radicalized before Trump even ran for office. You can't blame that one on him.
 

Puiu

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To return to the subject of the article, Ajit Pai deserves nothing but praise for repealing that bastard stepchild of socialism and pathological virtue-signaling, otherwise known as net neutrality.

Building a network where the packets containing grandma's emailed recipes have the same priority as those controlling a neurosurgeon's telemetry of a real-time remote brain hemispherectomy is utter insanity.
That's not what net neutrality means and did. But hey, tell us more since you seem to know so much about it :)

I bet you also know why they removed the legislation which told ISPs not to hide the hidden fees. I can't wait for your reply.
 

Puiu

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-- In Poland, Trump restored the missile deal they badly desired--the deal Obama reneged on after Putin objected to it. Trump also visited the nation personally, and received a welcome from crowds that Polish news organizations called "the biggest welcome" a foreign leader had ever received.
-- In Ukraine, Trump gave them weapons to defend themselves from Russia, the weapons that Obama refused them.
-- In the Middle East, relations with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey (our three primary allies) are substantially better than during the Obama years. When Trump visited the Saudi Kingdom, the king himself personally met him at the airport. When Obama visited, the King snubbed him, in response to several policy moves that hurt relations between the two nations.
-- In Asia, Japan, South Korea, and other nations leery of burgeoning Chinese expansionist policies have openly welcomed Trump's "get-tough" policy on China. They're also pleased that, since Trump's first meeting with Kim Jung Un, North Korea has not tested one single ICBM, nor conducted any more nuclear tests.

After Trump's tax cut, total tax revenues actually rose. The deficit would have declined as a result, had Democrats in Congress not demanded a significantly larger increase in spending on social programs in exchange for their vote on any budget deal.

The Democratic Party was radicalized before Trump even ran for office. You can't blame that one on him.
1. Don't talk about weapons deals and Eastern Europe and Trump if you don't read the news or care what is actually happening here. Ukraine got f-ed up hard because of Trump and his blackmail and don't lie to my face by saying that it didn't happen, everybody knows it did. The entire eastern Europe lost confidence in the US and EU and radical parties gained votes. Because of Trump's ***** policies and actions Russia gained more influence and power than ever before. Do you now who's country is near Russia and it's sphere of influence? Mine.

2. North Korea built new missiles and nuclear facilities and continues to test missiles precisely because of stagnated negotiations between them and the US. NK is building long range ballistic missiles as we speak.

3. The US did squat to China. It only hurt the US, China is fine.

4. Trump didn't do squat for the Middle East beyond backing Saudi Arabia, talks of better relationships between those 3 countries started well before Trump got involved. Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel... 3 countries where democracy is dead which banded together in fear of Iran.

5. You mention the tax cuts, but failed to bring to light the simple fact that most of the tax cuts affected him the most since they were for big corps and rich people. He threw a bone to others after he ate the entire turkey.

Trump is a fascist and thank god he was removed. He radicalized his followers so much that they can only function by reading his tweets. Things can finally go back to normal and allies in eastern Europe can finally start to trust the US again. Nobody wants a lying backstabber to have they're backs.
 
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