Politicians Lash Out, Wear Guy Fawkes Masks After EU Signs SOPA's Big Brother

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bling581

"...ACTA, which was drafted behind closed doors with the help of the MPAA, RIAA, BSA and other industry organizations. He lashed out at the EU after it signed the treaty yesterday, saying the process was basically rigged."

Duh

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essjay22

ACTA is even more pointless when the biggest market for counterfeit music, movies and consumer goods is NOT a member of the EU and continues to thumb their nose at the rest of the world when it comes to this kind of thing.Yes China, I'm talking about you.

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h e x e n

lmao I'm at the point where I just don't care anymore. And really, when things are being pushed into law that we're not even aware of, what can we do?

When people start trading their votes for rifles, that's when I'll get involved, because that's what it's going to take.

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Biceps

Lol, well the difference would be that people might actually count the rifles.

www.blackboxvoting.org

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EthicSlave

"Droit du seigneur" is an alleged legal right allowing the lord of a medieval estate to take the virginity of his serfs' maiden daughters. There is no historical evidence that such a right ever existed. However there are some pointers in "The Epic of Gilgamesh" where King Gilgamesh is said to terrorize his subjects with this very act. Which predates this era in fact there are countless literary references to something like this existing.

If we allow the corrupt politicians to continue enacting laws taking our freedoms away then eventually we are destined to repeat the past(alledged or not). Of course something like this is highly unlikely, but it is a stab at the current procedings with noted moral dilemmas.

"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." -[The Life of Reason,(1905-1906) Vol. I, Reason in Common Sense, by George Santayana]
further proof here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genocides_in_history

If we ever want to get to a place where we can stand up against this sort of thing, we as people need to place EDUCATION first and foremost. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela

TL;DR - Get smart, don't be sheeple, protect your rights and freedoms!

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martinzombie

I was told petitions were useless, at least in the US. You have to call your representatives and tell them "yoo, i aint gonna vote for you if you vote YES for that shit, CLING" that is all there is to it :D cheers

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r3dd4wg

In the movie Equilibrium, people are hunted down who own art, books, etc. and that content burned. Guess where we are headed ... with content becoming streaming-only over the Internet. This is where the media companies want to put us ... where we don't own the art but rent it instead. Once we're in that position, we can be "allowed" to see certain content or be "deprived" of it. Apparently, this is not just a U.S. thing now but a global one and they are all in on it. (Never thought that the premise of Equilibrium would come to life.)

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AntonioGarrison

Well, Obama only said bad SOPA / PIPA cause he needs those votes for the next election, since the ACTA bill hasn't been as widely reported on by any news or website. Mainly it's been SOPA / PIPA, so ACTA is a different monster. What is going to happen is people are going to get tired of all of our freedoms being taken away, our countries beliefs it was built on being thrown away, corporations running our country rather than the people whom it was intended for, the excessive taxing(which is one reason we revolted against England). and last but not least the corruption(lobbying: legal form of bribery).

If our fathers who left England to have revolted against them for the freedom of worship and excessive taxation saw what he have become today, they would be very disappointed in our government. They would see that we are the England of the past.

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Ashton2091

SERIOUSLY?!!!!

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dgrmouse

haha... hand-ringing is making an OK sign. Wringing your hands is something a little different.

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Ghok

Oh, I somehow doubt that back in the early 80s Alan Moore and David Lloyd could never have dreamed about something like this.

Check out the one guy on his phone. Haha.

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nsvander

That was the first thing that I noticed, was the dude on his cell phone!

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Biceps

I don't know if you have all signed the petition against this, but it is on avaaz.org.

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routine

Let's get some facts straight here... this treaty was not ratified by Congress -- so to say the U.S. signed is a bit misleading.

Obama signed it. It has yet to be ratified by Congress and probably won't be thanks to the backlash to SOPA.

Obama has said he doesn't need Congress' approval by "executive agreement". Boy, they just make up the rules as they go along, huh?

And one more peculiar oddity (from Wikipedia.org):

Both the Bush administration and the Obama administration had rejected requests to make the text of ACTA public, with the White House saying that disclosure would cause "damage to the national security."

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Brad Chacos

Good point about Obama/executive agreement -- changed the wording slightly in the opening paragraph to clarify things a bit. Thanks!

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godsdog

Really getting tired of all this bullshit from MPAA's, RIAA's and all that shit. I will not buy a movie or a song until this bastards get what they deserve. And a big FU*K you all to the people that r to dumb to see what is going on. Wish we had true news to allow this to come to public in main stream media.

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Atomike

"people that r to dumb"
This line is just delicious for so many reasons.
When people don't realize they're hilarious - that's hilarious.

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godsdog

Condoms Breaking? Ur Probably Doin' It Wrong

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harz3000gt

+1

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Neufeldt2002

Sadly it is only going to get worse, before it will get better.

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dubcek

Sadly it is only going to get worse, I don't think there is going to be a before it gets better.

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satanforaday

So true.... What a mess we've got our self in to :-(

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skirge01

Wish I had your optimism. :-/

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