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    • Do we have any right to know what's going around us and reason why

      My family life is getting effected with what's going around

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      • I want to hear what it is like to go to work each day for lianrs. I am trying to watch something on tv and get a message no program.

        What is it like, as a human being. to work for an outfit which lies every day. That's what the Nazis did. The BIG LIE. That's what the FCC has done to tv. Liars at the FCC, plain and simple, LIARS. I just wonder what it is like to work for liars.

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        • Asking the public to discern you docket to translate your specialized speak is inconsiderate, you should be able to translate for us.

          Please review idea previously entered. It is new to me but clearly expresses my frustration trying to comment. Is this your intention?

          Title:Rank topics by interest and activity, to actually promote citizen commenting The current website design forces those who wish to testify on-line to search for the elusive docket number. Unless you are an industry attorney, you are probably not going to go to the effort to find this docket number. Even New York Times articles don't tell citizens the docket numbers. Even organized activist groups don't tell citizens the docket numbers. Thus, the website of the FCC deters…

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          • How about an "if yes" form ... ?

            I would like to file a complaint about Comenity Bank calling my house and having the caller ID say they are AMC theaters, Sonitrol and a number of other completely unrelated companies. I have a list of at least 20 dates and times, the number and name they called from but when I answer it's Comenity Bank - when I tell them they can't call under the guise of a different company they blow it off and say they don't know anything about it. Now if want to report them it seems like I have to fill out this form…

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            • Rathgeberlisa@yahoo.com

              Hi. Lisa good morning how are you.

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              • Diffrent body plea not

                as POP3, SMTP, IMAP text messaging assuilt the the net zero so freindly to critzed we make **** using e-mails fu**k the police equeal chat relations counterfort the trangenders rights and freedoms have a lot of common past trime in 2004 a california where some trangers use ID crafts too say were being like the past time things it contest a guit of unreasonable amout of clutters

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                • The The Warner Cable was a crushing in my computer

                  I request to FCC why did the Time Warner Cable was a crushing in my computer??
                  Because the reason why I watch of **** in my computer and I thought must be natural **** video and picture ?
                  I am not accept pay **** of the ***** and **** anything's.
                  I might never again do **** in my computer.
                  I knowledge I am a wrong, that I make a mistake.
                  I thought seem is natural **** picture and video and I won't pay that ***** and **** either.

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                  • Why Did The Time Warner cost so high my bills ?

                    I request to the FCC why Time Warner Cable were cost me so high bills again ?

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                    • Due to my error you posted me as anonymous I am J1k user name. thank you.

                      My comments follow suit in the lack of user friendly site. for all interested I am user j1k. This site and administrators have my email on file. Thank you.

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                      • **** this website and it's jargon. The FCC is sham, and they built a comment website unable

                        **** this website and it's jargon. The FCC is sham, and they built a comment website that isn't interactive.

                        **** the FCC, like at this intentional malicious use of bad formats and jargon to mislead people to be able to comment on the poor service we experience.

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                        • Tell us where to find info!

                          From http://www.fcc.gov/guides/understanding-your-telephone-bill -

                          "The maximum allowable access charges per telephone line are set by the FCC, but local telephone companies are free to charge less or nothing at all. "

                          How do I find out what the maximum allowable access charges are? Why isn't that on your website, if you are the ones that set them?

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                          • well, it was really hard for me to find the comment section, if you want more opinions from the people we need to fix the format of this pag

                            I believe most of us, citizens of the USA, want to keep the net neutrality, don't know anybody who wants to pay more for their internet.

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                            • Rank topics by interest and activity, to actually promote citizen commenting

                              The current website design forces those who wish to testify on-line to search for the elusive docket number. Unless you are an industry attorney, you are probably not going to go to the effort to find this docket number. Even New York Times articles don't tell citizens the docket numbers. Even organized activist groups don't tell citizens the docket numbers. Thus, the website of the FCC deters citizen engagement.. To promote citizen input, the FCC would simply rank topics by interest level and activity. Topics such as "net neutrality," "decency standards," and "monopoly threats" are evergreen topics. An fcc.org front…

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                              • OET # 65 could you just give the formula PLEASE.

                                Not... You have to down load these 10 items and their up dates
                                O... but first you have to down load a file to allow you to down load the
                                10 Just post the formula.

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                                • Why are all of your forms horrendously difficult and tedious?

                                  All of the forms on this site seemingly discourage actual complaints. The rest of this site seems to do the same, making thing exceedingly difficult and making the poster feel as if no actual action can be taken. I understand that some of it is pure bureaucracy, that's bound to happen; but the point remains that you (as an organization) are trying to stymie the American people's voice in this regard. I'm ashamed of my government and my nation more than ever because of things like this. Make a real effort, but don't dress up this site like it isn't…

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                                  • make it simple

                                    make it simple I am 15 and I am trying to read and figure out what the site is talking about. It is not hard If I spend the time to do it. but make a page were you can go to quickly and get a short answer that can solve the issues people have. I don't think people need to read all the background information they just want to know how to solve the issue. In general use simpler words that a broader range of people can understand.

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                                    • Please make your website more user friendly so that Citizens can post their opinions on legislation!

                                      Please make your website more user-friendly so that average Citizens can post their opinions on proposed legislation!!!

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                                      • in palin and simple language

                                        I am SO TIRED OF 'LEGALIZE' TALK, I have been on the phone with ATT for most of the day, along with the public utilities commission. DO THE PEOPLE THAT MANAGE THESE ACCOUNTS EVEN KNOW WHERE ALL THE FEES ARE PAID? MOST SPECIFICALY: 'THE FEDERAL UNIVERAL SERVICE CHARGE".
                                        The reason this all came to the 'front' was curiosity, I wanted it spelled out where each and every surcharge, tax and fee on my att bill was paid for and to whom? The company employees 'TF7PY44', 'Iris', and' Esa' XCW210402 ( who was supposedly 'upper management'. Don't have a clue, they…

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                                        • Honestly, just make a video.

                                          You can say a lot and give examples and explanations in a video. It takes a lot less time away from the viewer and is more accessible to the masses. If done correctly it can capture the attention for a longer period of time than text. The FCC does not appeal to the youth. This may be the downfall of the FCC over time. A video is almost paramount actually. Also, net neutrality for all not just the paying few.

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