losiNG MY SHIT RIGHT NOW
losiNG MY SHIT RIGHT NOW
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Is it just me or does this person seem like… kind of aggressively trying to get me to add her or something??
Idk if it’s just her Engrish or what but…??
I dunno I just feel like it’s a bad idea to add her?
Our entire culture and way of life are being taken away by greedy bastards!
We all swore that if SOPA/PIPA happened, we’d be rioting in the streets! Where is that? Nowhere. Because they know that: they aren’t stupid. They’re very smart, actually. They’re doing it little by little, bit by bit. Just like the metaphor of the frog in a pot of boiling water- of course we would riot if they ripped the internet out from under our feet, but if they do it gradually, we just get used to it and don’t really notice it.
They justify it. Of course we don’t like that they took down MegaUpload, but “they were breaking a bunch of other laws” and “it was an ongoing FBI investigation from years ago,” so we can’t be too mad about that one. But then they take another one and another one. What next?
They want us all to be disconnected again. With all the sharing of ideas online, they can’t control us anymore. So they’re going to take that control back by keeping us isolated.
Even though they didn’t take the entire internet from us just yet, we need to be out there rioting! We need to make noise! Take part in the Black March! I truly hope that that works, but if not, God help us all. If an entire month of boycotting does not get their attention, then we truly are slaves to the corporations.
Only two American industries have ever had the clout in Washington to force Congress to ban Wall Street from trading futures on their products. The first is onions—futures trading in no one’s favorite root vegetable was banned in the 1950s after farmers protested that Chicago speculators were manipulating prices. The other ban is more recent: In 2010, at the urging of the Motion Picture Association of America, one of Capitol Hill’s most powerful lobbies, Congress banned movie futures as part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory reform bill.
The big studios took on Wall Street—which isn’t known for losing lobbying fights—and won. So this month, when all the big entertainment companies joined forces with Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform and the US Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s foremost big business lobby, to fight for sweeping anti-piracy legislation, it was almost a foregone conclusion that they would get what they wanted.
Instead, Big Hollywood lost. Here’s how it happened.
“No one’s favorite root vegetable”????
Onion-bashing aside, this is your morning must-read: How Reddit, Wikipedia, and Boing Boing—and you—brought the entertainment lobby to its knees.(via motherjones) —
This is one of the draft blackout screens for Wikipedia’s planned outage tomorrow in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its Senate twin, the Protect IP Act (PIPA) … Siddhartha Mahanta and Nick Baumann explain how Reddit, Wikipedia, and BoingBoing took on one of Washington’s most powerful lobbies—and won.
“This is going to be wow,” Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said on Twitter Monday. “I hope Wikipedia will melt phone systems in Washington.” Wikipedia, the sixth most visited site in the world, will go black from midnight EST tonight until midnight Wednesday.
Markham Erickson of NetCoalition commenting on the fact that a so-called “nuclear option”— essentially a complete blackout of services— is being considered by Internet giants Google, Amazon, Twitter, and Facebook in an effort to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). (via ZDNET, @lheron) —