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The Internet as we know it is facing a serious threat. There's a debate heating up in Washington, DC on something called net neutrality � and it's a debate that's so important Google is asking you to get involved. We're asking you to take action to protect Internet freedom.
In the next few days, the House of Representatives is going to vote on a bill that would fundamentally alter the Internet. That bill, and one that may come up for a key vote in the Senate in the next few weeks, would give the big phone and cable companies the power to pick and choose what you will be able to see and do on the Internet.
Today the Internet is an information highway where anybody � no matter how large or small, how traditional or unconventional � has equal access. But the phone and cable monopolies, who control almost all Internet access, want the power to choose who gets access to high-speed lanes and whose content gets seen first and fastest. They want to build a two-tiered system and block the on-ramps for those who can't pay.
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Added: 21st June 2008
Posted By: Steve
Within days of the sinking, a United States Senate subcommittee launched an investigation into the incident, they reported that 1,517 people perished in the accident, while the British investigation placed the number at 1,490
To the gallant crews of the Titanic and the Carpathia
To the passengers ... victims and survivors alike
Uphold them with Thy saving grace.
Thou Who supports with tender might
The balanced birds in all their flight.
Lord, if the tempered winds be near,
That, having Thee, they know no fear.
-- Mary C. D. Hamilton (1915)
The incredible Art of Titanic
E. D. Walker
James A. Flood
Audio Clips with survivors
Charles Herbert Lightoller
BBC radio sound archives
music composed and conducted by James Horner
conceived and produced by
Here are several top notch locations to visit and spend time; and to begin you quest for information about Titanic and the tragic event of April 14th 1912
Titanic Nautical Resource Center.
Titanic Historical Society(THS)
And highly reccomended for photos, data, paintings on Titanic, her sisters, or most any type of sailing vessel
If you love the sea, Maritime Quest will definitely top your "favorites" list
Added: 25th September 2008
Posted By: dalecaruso
William Alden Smith was a respected and capable career politician from Michigan who, unfortunately, became the subject of ridicule for one unfortunate public statement. Smith served in the Michigan House of Representatives, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate. When the R.M.S. Titanic sank in 1912, Smith chaired the American investigation into the maritime tragedy. Although the inquiry was responsible for creating many improved international safety measures regarding oceanic shipping, Smith was widely mocked (especially in the British press) for asking why the passengers in the doomed ship didn't seek safety in the Titanic's watertight cabins. It was pointed out to Smith that the so-called watertight cabins were meant to keep the ship afloat, not to hold passengers. Furthermore, the cabins would have been no help to passengers as they sank with the rest of the Titanic. The British newspapers quickly nicknamed the distinguished senator 'Watertight' Smith.
Added: 25th October 2009
Posted By: Lava1964