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Calz
16th January 2012, 16:17
Not an expert ... saw this and found it worthy of attention. Other stories covering this but this one brings out some good points.

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Awesome YouTube Video Explains Why PIPA And SOPA Are Bad For The Internet Users; You Should Be Watching


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Protect IP (PIPA) and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) might have gain more attentions recently since the White House had declared a subtle stance against the two acts, but most likely the majority people who use the Internet everyday might still have not yet heard of PIPA and SOPA. In addition to the statement above, many people argue the White House actually did not really declare a real stance against PIPA and SOPA, but the White House has rather warned the lawmakers to watch out by not write PIPA and SOPA in ways that can hurt businesses and innovations that are really depending on the vibrance of the Internet. Since PIPA and SOPA are so dangerous in regarding to having the potentials to destroy the Internet as we know it, I think people need to have a clear understanding of why PIPA and SOPA need to be stopped at all cost. Luckily, Iíve found a very good video on YouTube which explains why the Internet doesnít need PIPA and SOPA to be awesome! If you havenít yet heard or know of PIPA and SOPA, please check out the video right after the break!


http://essayboard.com/2012/01/15/awesome-youtube-video-explains-why-pipa-and-sopa-are-bad-for-the-internet-users-you-should-be-watching/

gs_powered
16th January 2012, 16:46
The passing of these acts would be catastrophic for the Internet as we know it, but if it does go forward I'm betting on an insurgence against the PTB by people that until know have only been bystanders to the works at play. Maybe some good can come out of the bad...

Calz
16th January 2012, 17:09
I we don't make any effort to stop this ... it *will* happen and sooner rather than later.

Enjoy sounding off on whatever/whoever??? Take note:


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think this wont happen?? the congresspersons dont have anything to fear from you. You allow them to get away with murder We get what we allow


U.S. Senate Bill # S.968 internet takeover bill Inbox

The final U. S. Senate vote on the internet takeover bill is set for
January 24th. As of right now, that bill, which gives U. S. Attorney
General Eric Holder the power of an "Internet Czar," WILL PASS.
Please send faxes to every Member of the U.S. Senate, and demand that they filibuster S. 968, the Senate version of the internet takeover
bill.

Unfortunately, the American people are not paying attention to this
catastrophe that is unfolding in the U. S. Senate. We only have a few
days to stop this unconstitutional power grab. We must bombard the
Senate with faxes, RIGHT NOW!

This bill will give corrupt U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder the
power to blacklist or shut down any website or forum that is merely
accused of being linked to "online piracy".

He will even have the authority to "sanitize" the results of internet
searches on Google or Yahoo, so that only government-approved websites and information can be found online.

If this bill passes, Barack Hussein Obama will have to the ability to
ban the campaign websites of his opponents, shut down the online
activities of anti-Obama groups like USJF, and harass tea party forums
and any other websites that don't support him.

Please fax the U. S. Senate now. This bill WILL PASS unless the
American people overwhelm the Senate with faxes!

And, while you are at it, please forward this email to everyone tha...
The FINAL U. S. Senate vote is scheduled for January 24th. We don't
have much time!

If this bill passes, the Obama Administration won't need a court
order. There will be no hearings or trials.

Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., will seize incredible control over the
internet, and we will be nearly powerless to stop him.

Although supporters of the bill say that it is designed to prevent
online piracy, this is an internet takeover bill, pure and simple.
Just one "complaint" from a liberal activist, or a government agent,
that you are indirectly violating an obscure copyright rule, and your
website could be fined huge sums, and it could be blacklisted from the
internet.

Just imagine if Google was prohibited from displaying websites that
were critical of Barack Obama, that discussed the controversy over
where he was born, or that mentioned the damage that his policies are
doing to the economy.

Well, that is exactly what will ultimately happen if S.968 passes, and
it is signed into law.

Many of this bill's provisions are modeled on Communist China's
censorship law, called the "Great Firewall of China."
Even the socialists in the European Parliament oppose this new American law.
That is how extreme S.968 is!

S.968 already has 40 co-sponsors in the U.S. Senate. Eleven more
votes and it passes!

Please fax every U. S. Senator NOW.

Extreme liberals like Chuck Schumer and Al Franken have teamed up with Republicans like John McCain and Lindsey Graham to ram this bill into law.

They are being helped by millions of dollars in campaign contributions
from left-wing mainstream media companies.

They want the government to shut down all the blogs and political
forums, and all of the independent news sites, so that they, once
again, will have a monopoly on the news that you and I are allowed to
see.

This threat against free speech is so grave and so imminent that
websites like Google and Yahoo are seriously considering staging a
last-ditch online protest to try to stop Mr. Obama and his
Congressional allies!

Please, fax every Member of the U. S. Senate NOW, and please forward this email to all of your friends, urging them to do the same.

This bill WILL PASS unless you take action TODAY.
And, while you are at it, please add to the effectiveness of your faxes by personally calling your U.S. Senators' offices at
202-224-3121. Tell him, or her, to STOP S. 968, the internet takeover bill (not that they give a hoot as they already are committing treason )

The final vote is January 24th. We only have days remaining to save free speech on the internet!

Sincerely,
Gary G. Kreep, Esq.
Executive Director
United States Justice Foundation

sorry if some of you think this is negative.....
i dont... think it is trying to share... on how to make changes... be
ware of what is out there... and what we can do about it...

gs_powered
16th January 2012, 17:19
This threat against free speech is so grave and so imminent that
websites like Google and Yahoo are seriously considering staging a
last-ditch online protest to try to stop Mr. Obama and his
Congressional allies!

This is a surprise for me as I've always thought that they were all in the same boat! (google, Yahoo!, TPTB)
I even thought the initials GIYF (Google is you friend) were nothing but a blatant lie used to get more and more people using that particular search engine for the sake of the manipulated results it provides... I guess the plot as just thickened... a lot!

Calz
16th January 2012, 17:29
This threat against free speech is so grave and so imminent that
websites like Google and Yahoo are seriously considering staging a
last-ditch online protest to try to stop Mr. Obama and his
Congressional allies!

This is a surprise for me as I've always thought that they were all in the same boat! (google, Yahoo!, TPTB)
I even thought the initials GIYF (Google is you friend) were nothing but a blatant lie used to get more and more people using that particular search engine for the sake of the manipulated results it provides... I guess the plot as just thickened... a lot!

You got that quite correct ... google particularly and yahoo only slightly less so pipelines directly to the CIA (/multiple agencies sharing supercomputer databases containing every aspect of our lives we are stupid enough to reveal).

Who pays to biggest chunk of the bill for facebook again???

Oh here I am taking a (GPS revealing) photo of my colorful umbrella drink served with our dinner tonight.

Masses complicity with volunteering unnecessary details has reduced the cost of intelligence gathering on we the people ... the enemy ... dramatically.

ViralSpiral
17th January 2012, 05:36
Just saw this as a Wiki headline:


To: English Wikipedia Readers and Community
From: Sue Gardner, Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director
Date: January 16, 2012

Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read the statement from the Wikimedia Foundation here). The blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in the United Statesóthe Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECTIP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senateóthat, if passed, would seriously damage the free and open Internet, including Wikipedia.


source (http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/English_Wikipedia_anti-SOPA_blackout)


Hope they can start the ball rolling.....