stop sopa and pipa

All these people talk so eloquently about getting back to good old-fashioned values. Well, as an old poop I can remember back to when we had those old-fashioned values, and I say let’s get back to the good old-fashioned First Amendment of the good old-fashioned Constitution of the United States and to hell with the censors! Give me knowledge or give me death!
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-Kurt Vonnegut

Stop SOPA/PIPA!

I myself feel that our country, for whose Constitution I fought in a just war, might as well have been invaded by Martians and body snatchers. Sometimes I wish it had been. What has happened, though, is that it has been taken over by means of the sleaziest, low-comedy, Keystone Cops-style coup d’etat imaginable.
—  Kurt Vonnegut (whose unintended relevance in the fight over SOPA/PIPA just proves how right he was about our future)
bbc.co.uk
SOPA and PIPA News!

“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delayed a vote on the Protect IP Act (Pipa) scheduled for Tuesday.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith then said his panel would not consider the Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa) until a compromise was reached.

The decisions follow protests by online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, and thousands of other websites, which went "dark” in protest for 24 hours earlier this week.“

FYI.

My blog’s blacked out as part of the Tumblr/Internet strike against SOPA and PIPA, and even though you can still see posts on your dashboards from blogs that are participating in the strike, I won’t be posting anything today. I do, however, have several reblogs that’ll come up in my queue tomorrow. I just wanted to post this one thing as a sort of PSA about the whole thing.

And in case you didn’t see it last night and you’re wondering why I care about this:

“All these people talk so eloquently about getting back to good old-fashioned values. Well, as an old poop I can remember back to when we had those old-fashioned values, and I say let’s get back to the good old-fashioned First Amendment of the good old-fashioned Constitution of the United States – and to hell with the censors! Give me knowledge or give me death!” - Kurt Vonnegut

See you all tomorrow!

google.com
End piracy, not liberty.

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Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.

Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA.

The Senate will begin voting on January 24th. Please let them know how you feel. Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late.