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#1 trowel OFFLINE  

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 04:19 PM

Joined the strike and blocking all youtube vid.s and related materials.


If the bill passes, it will open a door to a new system of control, the free internet is for the people by the people and should be controled by the people, JOBS is what we need, NOT censorship.
WE, the people of America is what makes this country run, if this continues who's to say WE won't boycott the electritity and water !!
I beg of you, please,... keep passing B.S. bills and raising taxes,....let's see what happens,...
Please, no offence to anyone.

God help us all, your friend and garden tractor fanatic,
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Posted January 18, 2012 - 05:37 PM

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 06:57 PM

The following is a link to an electronic petition that you can sign to send a message to congress. It does NOT support the legislation, it is in opposition to it.
PIPA / SOPA petition
On the surface, the bill seems to be against internet piracy...which is something that should be stopped, but IMHO, this bill WAY oversteps it's bounds. It's a patriot act for the internet.

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 07:35 PM

I took advantage of the link above and also have emailed each of my Congressmen and Representitives. The easiest way to do this without going to a bunch of different websites is to join Congress.org . It only takes a few minutes and you can sent everyone who represents you (State &/or Federal).

Once you join, you can also send a message via Facebook on this issue (LH column 1/2 way down on congress.org's homepage)
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Posted January 18, 2012 - 08:39 PM

Read this before you make a decision:
SOPA explained: What it is and why it matters - Jan. 17, 2012

It summarizes it the best, I asked my sister, she is into the political stuff.

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 08:52 PM

Not a bad summary Casey, but it really doesn't take into account the human factor. If a law can be twisted, malformed or misused against a US citizen, it should not be made law. We see it constantly and always seem surprised by how far our "Representitives" will twist words on paper. (Depends on what your definition of "is" is)

I will point out one more thing. This is a link to a CNN writeup. It is well done, and appears to cover both sides... But might I point out something in the article?

SOPA's supporters -- which include CNNMoney parent company Time Warner...


Not a great way to make people believe in a total lack of bias.

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 08:56 PM

Point taken Alan, just threw it up there because my sister said it was a decent summary of the situation, and she is a lawyer, so I tend to believe her on political crap. She works in Washington DC

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 09:02 PM

That wasn't meant as a slight against your sis, her opinion, our yours. Just pointing out the fact that the media is in bed with these bills and would have difficulty remaining objective.

Edited by MH81, January 18, 2012 - 09:13 PM.


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Posted January 18, 2012 - 09:12 PM

so if congress passes it - well Google, Youtube and the site like them will move off shore and we lose more jobs and less taxes for Uncle Sam

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 09:19 PM

Understood Alan, just mentioning. I dunno what will happen with the bills, but I hope the same thing happens with them as if they were the most important issue in Congress, because we all know what happened the last time there was an important decision to be made, remember the debt ceiling?

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Posted January 18, 2012 - 09:27 PM

Of course the big media companies are for this censorship bill. They hate competition, it reveals how controlled they are
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Posted January 19, 2012 - 04:51 PM

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Posted January 19, 2012 - 10:45 PM

Received the first reply from one of my elected officials.

Dear Mr. ---------,
Thank you for contacting me about online piracy, as well as two proposals about this issue (S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act, and H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act). I appreciate hearing from you.
I understand your concerns about legislation pending before Congress that would address online piracy - namely, the PROTECT IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act. In my view, piracy of intellectual property is a legitimate concern that should be addressed. However, the PROTECT IP Act and the Stop Internet Piracy Act are flawed, and I cannot support them in their current form. I therefore look forward to working with my Senate colleagues on this issue and finding a better legislative approach for tackling online piracy. Please be assured that I value your input and will keep your thoughts in mind as work continues on this important matter.
* * * * * *
Thank you again for your correspondence. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of assistance.
Sincerely,
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Pat Toomey
U.S. Senator, Pennsylvania


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Posted January 20, 2012 - 06:26 AM

From what I have heard, support of these has taken a drastic turn around. Seems the petition is working.
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Posted January 20, 2012 - 08:49 AM

This is a perfect example of what we can accomplish as a whole when we work in unity, one voice from millions of American to stop attacks on our rights and ways of life, we will beat this bill and any other frivolous bills that come along ,strangling Americans into submission.
This is a prime example of what happens when the goverment isolates itself from the people and reverts to policing it's own people, if we all keep working together we can keep the country from spinning into revolt and falling into the wrong hands were everyone loses.
Stand up and be counted for, do not let fear control you life, we need to make the hard choice so our younger generations can have something to work for.

And please, im not a anti-goverment fanatic, im just like everyone else,...fed up with it.

Your friend and garden tractor/engine fanatic,
Jesse
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