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  1.  
    Originally Posted by cdmalgee View Post

    or the complete collection of lyrical stylings of Warren G.

    WINNN. regulator. i shot the sherriff... annie mae..... would be amazing.
  2. This is sooo ridic. I am pretty sure this is the one thing that could cause this country to seriously go into revolution mode. For real... When we don't have the option of sitting at home on our asses jerking off to free porn and commenting on pictures of our friends dinner pictures wtf better will we have to do with ourselves than revolt? Hear me now, if this legislation passes it will be the beginning of the end for the United States of America. The Mayan calendar is looking pretty damn accurate at this point. I fear the internet dies soon.

  3.  
    Originally Posted by gamma21 View Post

    Rand Paul promised to filibuster SOPA/PIPA on Senate floor.

    that true?
  4.  
    Originally Posted by TMLMS13 View Post

    that true?

     

    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul announced Wednesday that he would filibuster any attempt by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring the Protect IP Act (PIPA) to a vote

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/18/ra...libuster-pipa/
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  5. My hero.
  6. In before a motorcyclist sticks a bomb under rands car
     
  7.  
    Originally Posted by clemsonrich View Post

    In before a motorcyclist sticks a bomb under rands car

    Pretty sure they magnet that shit right on the side these days.
  8. i kid, but this is really scare stuff. if this did go through shit would completely hit the fan.

    halo style stickies would be sick
     
  9. Note that the only GOP candidate to come out in opposition to the bill so far is Ron Paul. I hope this comes up in the debate. He should be able to score well with the electorate if he can make this an issue. And in reality, it would be media bias to not have this brought up with how much attention it has received lately.
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  10. on a lighter note, I've been enjoying watching everyone on Facebook in a panic about this. Nobody cared when they came for the poker sites...but now that they are coming for Reddit and Wikipedia, everyone is freaking out. Welcome to the bed you made American voters. Sleep tight.
     
  11.  
    Originally Posted by Dyzalot View Post

    Note that the only GOP candidate to come out in opposition to the bill so far is Ron Paul. I hope this comes up in the debate. He should be able to score well with the electorate if he can make this an issue. And in reality, it would be media bias to not have this brought up with how much attention it has received lately.

    tbh I believe that the only reason this isn't getting more media attention is that if SOPA passes this is sooooo good for the media industry. I was thinking about it and honestly it was Twitter and Facebook more than anything that took my ex's job. She was a journalist for a local newspaper. Honestly if we weren't sharing our news on twitter and Facebook anymore so many people would turn back to the newspaper for their news. I mean, it would be like the old days, honestly. It would be like turning back time in a lot of ways.

    So yeah, I think that the media outlets are extremely aware of SOPA/PIPA but are aware enough to recognize that it is not in their best interests to publish anything on it for their own good.
  12. First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out --
    Because I was not a Socialist.
    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out --
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out --
    Because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for me -- and there was no one left to speak for me.

    - Martin Niemoller
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  13.  
    Originally Posted by killingbird View Post

    on a lighter note, I've been enjoying watching everyone on Facebook in a panic about this. Nobody cared when they came for the poker sites...but now that they are coming for Reddit and Wikipedia, everyone is freaking out. Welcome to the bed you made American voters. Sleep tight.

    Agreed. But how can you be in favor of SOPA, while being against our government fucking us over when it comes to online poker? Don't you see that the same argument was used by brick and mortar establishments to advocate online poker?
     
  14.  
    Originally Posted by PoWdA View Post

    tbh I believe that the only reason this isn't getting more media attention is that if SOPA passes this is sooooo good for the media industry. I was thinking about it and honestly it was Twitter and Facebook more than anything that took my ex's job. She was a journalist for a local newspaper. Honestly if we weren't sharing our news on twitter and Facebook anymore so many people would turn back to the newspaper for their news. I mean, it would be like the old days, honestly. It would be like turning back time in a lot of ways.

    So yeah, I think that the media outlets are extremely aware of SOPA/PIPA but are aware enough to recognize that it is not in their best interests to publish anything on it for their own good.

    pretty sure newspaperes were dying way before twitter and facebook dawg, but cool story.
  15. From the Wikipedia page explaining the blackout:

    "Our mission is to empower and engage people to document the sum of all human knowledge, and to make it available to all humanity, in perpetuity."

    That's kind of a beautiful thought imo.
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  16. I heard it got shelved this morning
  17. honestly the worst part is how close minded the companies backing this up are. I mean who can blame them for being greedy right? However what they fail to see is that since the proliferation of copyrighted content through social media the artists they sign are making them soo much bank its ridiculous.

    See, back in the napster/beginning of P2P days, people would post songs on napster and IF YOU KNEW the songs (you probably learned of it through MTV/friends) you would go and pirate it. One can see how artists/producers were losing money through this. Now a days, YOU LEARN about the song through social media, then go on Youtube/VEVO to see it (generating them money), THEN you either pirate it (a lot of people), buy it through iTunes or similar systems (growing trend i think), or buy a CD (LOL).

    What this bill would do is generate more costs to them in two ways: 1. more marketing expenses (suddenly a ton of people stop learning about their songs since the websites they frequent no longer can show them...they need to make up for this loss imo) and 2. Legal fees (duh). At the same time, the same people that still pirate their songs will continue to pirate their songs.

    Aside from the obvious backlash by the public we are already seeing, from a business perspective, I see this as a lose-lose situation for the companies supporting this bill.
  18. Five major supporters of SOPA if you are interested in knowing who's trying to push this censorship.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Electio...ion-of-America
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  19.  
    Originally Posted by gamma21 View Post

    Agreed. But how can you be in favor of SOPA, while being against our government fucking us over when it comes to online poker? Don't you see that the same argument was used by brick and mortar establishments to advocate online poker?

    didnt say I was in favor of SOPA, just that I am enjoying my facebook friends freakouts. Im easily entertained...what can I say.
     
  20.  
    Originally Posted by killingbird View Post

    didnt say I was in favor of SOPA, just that I am enjoying my facebook friends freakouts. Im easily entertained...what can I say.

    You said it was a good thing earlier in the tread.
     
  21.  
    Originally Posted by gamma21 View Post

    You said it was a good thing earlier in the tread.

    oh yeah, forgot.
     
  22.  
    Originally Posted by killingbird View Post

    oh yeah, forgot.

    So you're for the government controlling the internet except for poker? Nice to see consistency...
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  23.  
    Originally Posted by Dyzalot View Post

    So you're for the government controlling the internet except for poker? Nice to see consistency...

    no, I'm not.
     
  24. Here is every company that supported SOPA, how about we all boycott them (taken from Maddox who wrote a great article on SOPA) http://maddox.xmission.com/

    Harry Reid (D-NV)
    Howard Berman (D-CA)
    Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
    Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)
    Steve Chabot (R-OH)
    John Conyers (D-MI)
    Ted Deutch (D-FL)
    Elton Gallegly (R-CA)
    Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
    Timothy Griffin (R-AR)
    Dennis A. Ross (R-FL)
    Adam Schiff (D-CA)
    Lee Terry (R-NE)

    1-800 Contacts, Inc. - 801-924-9800 (contact)
    1-800-PetMeds - 954-979-5995 (contact)
    3M - 1-888-364-3577 (contact)
    ABC (contact)
    ABRO Industries, Inc. (automotive supplies) - (574) 232-8289 (contact)
    Acushnet Company (Titleist and Footjoy golf) - (800)225-8500 (contact)
    Adidas America - (800) 448-1796 (contact)
    AstraZeneca plc - 1-800-236-9933 (contact)
    Autodesk, Inc. - 415-507-5000 (contact)
    Beachbody, LLC - 310-883-9000 (P90X, Insanity Videos) (contact)
    Bose Coporation - (508) 879-7330 (contact)
    Burberry - 800 284 8480 (contact)
    Business Software Alliance Members:
    Adobe - 408-536-6000 (contact)
    Apple - 408.996.1010 Tim Cook, CEO (contact)
    Autodesk - See individual listing.
    AVEVA - Houston Office: 713-977-1225 (contact)
    AVG - 978-319-4460 (contact)
    Bentley Systems - 1-800-236-8539 (contact)
    Cadence Design Systems - 408-943-1234 (contact)
    CNC Software Mastercam - 800-228-2877 (contact)
    Compuware - 313-227-7300 (contact)
    Corel - 613-728-0826 (contact)
    Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation - France +33 1 61 62 61 62 (contact)
    Dell - 512-338-4400 (contact)
    Intel - 408-765-8080 (contact)
    Intuit - 650-944-6000 (contact)
    Mastercard (contact)
    McAfee - 408-988-3832 (contact)
    Microsoft - 425-882-8080 (contact)
    Minitab - 814-238-3280 (contact)
    Progress Software - 781-280-4000 (contact)
    PTC - 781-370-5000 (contact)
    Quark - 303-894-8888 (contact)
    Quest - 800-306-9329 (contact)
    Siemens PLM Software, Inc. - 800-498-5351 (contact)
    Sybase - 1-800-792-2735 (contact)
    Symantec - 650-527-8000 (contact)
    TechSmith - 517-381-2300 (contact)
    The MathWorks - 508-647-7000 (contact)
    Callaway Golf Company - 800-588-9836 (contact)
    Caterpillar Inc. - 309-675-1000 (contact)
    CBS Corporation - 1-212-975-4321 (contact)
    Chanel USA - 1.800.550.0005 (contact)
    Coach - 1-800-444-3611 (contact)
    Columbia Sportswear Company - (800) 622-6953 (contact)
    Comcast Corporation - 215-286-1700 (contact)
    Coty Inc. - 212-479-4300 (contact)
    CVS Caremark - 401-765-1500 (contact)
    Dolby Laboratories, Inc. - 415-558-0200 (contact)
    Dolce & Gabbana USA, Inc. (contact)
    Electronic Arts, Inc. - Update: No longer supports SOPA.
    ESPN (contact)
    Fender Musical Instrument Company - 480.596.9690 (contact)
    Ford Motor Company - 800-392-3673 (contact)
    Gibson Guitar Corp. - 1-800-444-2766 (contact)
    Harley-Davidson Motor Company - 1-800-258-2464 (contact)
    Johnson & Johnson - (732) 524-0400 (contact)
    Juicy Couture, Inc - 1-888-908-1160 (contact)
    Lacoste USA - 1-800-452-2678 (contact)
    Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. - (800) 847-8665 (contact)
    Lexmark International, Inc. - 1-859-232-2000 (contact)
    Liz Claiborne, Inc - (212) 354-4900 (contact)
    L'Oreal USA - 1-212-818-1500 (contact)
    Lucky Brand Jeans - 1-866-975-5825 (contact)
    Marvel (contact)
    Major League Baseball - 212-485-3444 (contact)
    Marmot - (707) 544-4590 (contact)
    Monster Cable Products, Inc. - 415 840-2000 (contact)
    National Basketball Association (NBA) (contact)
    National Football League (NFL) (contact)
    NBCUniversal - 212-664-4444 (contact)
    Nervous Tattoo Inc., dba Ed Hardy - 323-785-4460 (contact)
    New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. - (636) 326-1024 (contact)
    New Era Cap Co Inc - 1-877-632-5950 (contact)
    NHL Enterprises, L.P. - 212-789-2000 (contact)
    Nike, Inc. - 1-503-671-6453 (contact)
    Oakley, Inc. - (800) 431-1439 (contact)
    Peavey Electronics Corporation - 601-483-5365 (contact)
    Perry Ellis International - 1-800-994-0073 (contact)
    Petzl America - 801-926-1310 (contact)
    Pfizer Inc. - 1-212-733-2323 (contact)
    PGA of America - (561) 624-8400 (contact)
    Philip Morris International - 804-274-2000 or 800-343-0975 (contact)
    PING - 1.800.474.6434 (contact)
    Ralph Lauren Corporation - 888-475-7674 (contact)
    Red Wing Shoe Company - 1-800-733-9464 (contact)
    Reebok International Ltd. - 781-401-5000 (contact)
    Revlon - 1-800-473-8566 (contact)
    Rite Aid - Home Office: (717) 761-2633 (contact)
    Rolex Watch USA Inc. - 665 5th Ave, New York, NY10022 - Tel: (212) 758-7700 - Fax: (212) 223-7443
    Rosetta Stone Inc. - 1.800.280.8172? (contact)
    Shure Incorporated - (847) 600-2000 (contact)
    Sony Computer Entertainment Update: No longer supports SOPA.
    Sony Music Entertainment - (212) 833-8000 (contact)
    Sony Pictures Entertainment - 310-244-4000 (contact)
    Spyder Active Sports, Inc - 303-544-4000 (contact)
    Taylor Guitars - 619-258-1207 (contact)
    Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. - 1.866.530.8624 (contact)
    The Dow Chemical Company - 800-258-2436 (contact)
    The Estee Lauder Companies - 877-311-3883 (contact)
    The Timberland Company - 603-772-9500 (contact)
    The Walt Disney Company - 818-560-1000 (contact)
    Tiffany & Co. - 1-800-843-3269 (contact)
    Time Warner Inc. - 212.484.8000 (contact)
    Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. - Corporate Offices (949) 583-3000 (contact)
    True Religion Jeans (contact)
    UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship - (702) 221-4780 (contact)
    Visa (contact)
    Viacom - (212) 258-6000 (contact)
    Wal-Mart - 479-273-4000 (contact)
    Warner Music Group - (212) 275-2000 (contact)
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. 203-352-8600 (see bottom of their link for corporate) (contact)
    Xerox Corporation - 1-800-275-9376 (contact)
    Zippo Manufacturing Company - 888.442.1932 (contact)
    Edited By: Admiral Jan 19th, 2012 at 10:54 PM
  25. LOL don't think I can live if I boycott all of them. Shame on the major sports leagues for supporting this piece of crap.

    I sure hope they bring up SOPA for the debate tonight.
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  26. read maddox article dyzalot
  27.  
    Originally Posted by Unforseen View Post

    read maddox article dyzalot

    She mad?
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  28. So a cliffnote of the supporters list....anyone who makes copyrighted material.

    Opposers: anyone not profiting off copyrighted stuff and anyone with common sense.


    Fuck you Mrs. Gore ...and your bitchboy Al.
  29.  
    Originally Posted by AMARTIN1181 View Post

    pretty sure newspaperes were dying way before twitter and facebook dawg, but cool story.

    Yeah, bro, to say that SOPA/PIPA does not look like a good thing to the news media is just retarded. And yeah, social networking is absolutely has and is still having a huge impact on the news media, without a doubt.

    But cool reply bro!
    Edited By: PoWdA Jan 20th, 2012 at 05:39 AM
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