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#1 steven2010

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:00 PM

H.R. 1981, the nefariously entitled "Protecting Children From Internet [Filtered] Act," is actually a wide-ranging Internet surveillance bill that has no place in the United States of America. (Why not call it the Protecting Kittens From Harm Act? Or the American Prosperity Guarantee Act. Just a name so that politicians in the House and Senate are strong-armed into voting for it, even though it contains utterly insane 1984-style Big Brother surveillance provisions. WebProNews recently called H.R. 1981 a "turd wrapped in cotton candy," actually one of the more diplomatic assessments of the bill.)
It's on the fast-track to becoming law, and it's authored by Rep. Lamar Smith, who created SOPA.
I hope Anonymous and Internet free speech advocates like the EFF will inform their public about H.R. 1981 before it's too late.
Unlike SOPA, this one isn't getting the full court press. Almost no one knows about it

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That's right folks! Our favorite politician, Lamar Smith the man behind SOPA and PIPA, is back with another bill and with another dirty handed trick!

NOTE: The "[filtered]" is a word that's probably filtered and I really don't want to take the risk and deal with another warning.

Now go spread this information!

#2 User221

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:20 PM

They need a feature like this forum does.

"You need to wait 3 months until submitting a new bill."

#3 steven2010

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:26 PM

They need a feature like this forum does.

"You need to wait 3 months until submitting a new bill."

The thing is I just noticed that this is an old bill judging from the "last major action" date.
I'm paranoid that they have an entire arsenal of bills that they'll continue to go through until one passes.

So, anyone up for making this the theme song of Congress?

#4 User221

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:34 PM

Wasn't thinking it would overlap but it probably isn't surprising to line up bills of the sort coincidentally.

Other than that I feel there's money involved somewhere.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:11 AM

I heard about this a while ago, and I also heard they'd like to attach SOPA as a rider to it.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:14 AM

I went in and read the legislation, and this bill really doesn't seem to provide for much. :o There has to be something they're not telling us.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:38 PM

I read this a while ago, but geez... I also have doubts about the intelligence of other people, but seriously, how do they think tracking peoples' browsing and transaction history can be passed of as protecting kids from bad stuff on the interwebs?

I think this is their strategy, come up with obviously stupid stuff like this pile of doody, attempt to pass it, and have the internet outrage and hopefully have it fail, and repeat until it passes or we're too tired out from it to reject.

Better get to my attempts at taking over the world. I'll probably run it a lot better than these buffoons...

#8 Meijin Kawaguchi III

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:49 PM

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...I'm starting to think a 5-year-old could run America better than these lot.
I would like to offer my assistance in the world takeover attempt.

#9 Silents

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:54 PM

No, a five-year-old couldn't run the country better. However...

The government does need to listen to Note #12 on the Evil Overlord List: "One of my advisors will be an average five-year-old child. Any flaws in my plan that he is able to spot will be corrected before implementation." It will help them run the country better.

I will also help the resistance. I'll be the strategist.




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