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Wing-Zero
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January 18, 2012 - 6:40 am
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/1 ... 11905.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blo ... _blog.html

Numerous sites blackout in opposition to the proposed SOPA and PIPA bills that are currently "shelved" by Congress.

SOPA - http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/.....2:h.r.3261:

PIPA - http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/.....c112:S.968:

Note: Both links to the bills are experience something that is making them unable to load. I suspect it's due to the blackouts and increased awareness, but we'll see by tomorrow.

Edit - Links now seem to be working.

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January 18, 2012 - 8:27 am
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may they stay shelved

can you imagine..
I mean, think of all the you tube vids we share, here
frak!!

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

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January 18, 2012 - 1:56 pm
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They'll just bundle them into other bills and pass them. Then Obama, who said he'd veto them, will sign them into being. He won't like them but he'll sign them anyway. 🙄

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January 18, 2012 - 9:22 pm
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"Rykuss" wrote: They'll just bundle them into other bills and pass them. Then Obama, who said he'd veto them, will sign them into being. He won't like them but he'll sign them anyway. 🙄

He said he'd veto the NDAA too, but we know how that went.

Edit - Sorry, I'm agreeing with you. My bad if my response was a little hostile. Laugh

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January 18, 2012 - 11:49 pm
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Fox is now showing support against these bills as well. Interesting, seeing as how Murdoch criticized Google and the opposition to the bills. (http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovi ... -and-sopa/)

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/01/ ... y-its-bad/

...it’s one thing to use existing legal channels to get unauthorized content removed from WikiLeaks’ pages. It’s another thing entirely to create new laws that, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, mean businesses and governments could get unopposed court orders to cut off such sites entirely, blocking even their perfectly legal and legitimate content from public view.

In the new era of digital democracy the Internet has promised us, potential censorship through SOPA threatens the values our nation and the net holds dear.

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January 19, 2012 - 6:45 am
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"Google says 4.5 million people signed anti-SOPA petition today"

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technol ... ition.html

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January 19, 2012 - 7:23 am
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/ ... story.html

Students are bummed they can't use Wiki for important papers. Funny, I'm in college and I still take the extra time to use actual books from a library. Might just be me though.

War is an extension of economics and diplomacy through other means.

Economics and diplomacy are methods of securing resources used by humans.

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January 19, 2012 - 7:28 am
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"Wing-Zero" wrote: http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....story.html

Students are bummed they can't use Wiki for important papers. Funny, I'm in college and I still take the extra time to use actual books from a library. Might just be me though.

Yes. It's just you, bud. Sorry.

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man. - Albert Einstein

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January 19, 2012 - 10:43 pm
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LOL! They shut down Megaupload.com on piracy charges! If this isn't a big middle finger to us I don't know what is!

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/ ... g-website/

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January 20, 2012 - 12:58 am
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I too found returning to sopa difficult, and had one disconnect.

I've got a couple of sopa amendments / changes straight out of sopa I find

disturbing I will attempt to post tonight.

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