keladry_lupin: (Ew Not Enough Vomit in the World)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] why_me_why_not at More signal boosting for Internet Privacy.
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] apiphile at More signal boosting for Internet Privacy.
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] alizarin_nyc at More signal boosting for Internet Privacy.
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] dameruth at It Never Ends...
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] calliopes_penat CISPA is the new SOPA
Originally posted by [personal profile] spikedluv at CISPA is the new SOPA
Originally posted by [personal profile] velvetwhip at CISPA is the new SOPA


Here's their next move: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, would obliterate any semblance of online privacy in the United States.

And CISPA would provide a victory for content owners who were shell-shocked by the unprecedented outpouring of activism in opposition to SOPA and Internet censorship.

The House of Representatives is planning to take up CISPA later this month. Click here to ask your lawmakers to oppose it.

SOPA was pushed as a remedy to the supposed economic threat of online piracy -- but economic fear-mongering didn't quite do the trick.

So those concerned about copyright are engaging in sleight of hand, appending their legislation to a bill that most Americans will assume is about keeping them safe from bad guys.

This so-called cyber security bill aims to prevent theft of "government information" and "intellectual property" and could let ISPs block your access to websites -- or the whole Internet.

Don't let them push this back-door SOPA. Click here to demand that your lawmakers oppose CISPA.

CISPA also encourages companies to share information about you with the government and other corporations.

That data could then be used for just about anything -- from prosecuting crimes to ad placements.

And perhaps worst of all, CISPA supercedes all other online privacy protections.

Please click here to urge your lawmakers to oppose CISPA when it comes up for a vote this month.

Thanks for fighting for the Internet.

-Demand Progress

keladry_lupin: (Bilbo Reading Contract)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] digitalwave at Seems I Am Not The Only One...
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] morgandawn at Seems I Am Not The Only One....
...who feels the need to take a break from an increasingly dysfunctional relationship.





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We can't usually afford to do much in a given month regardless but I'll gladly save any money we would have spent to help this cause. Megaupload was just the beginning. If we don't make our voices heard now the internet will soon change and it won't be for the better.

*hugs*

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keladry_lupin: (ROFL)
Uncle Jay Explains 2008:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWiXy55OHyY
keladry_lupin: (Default)
The Ant and the Grasshopper, 2008 edition
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2008

With what looks like imminent passage of the Mother of All Bailouts (following on the heels of a year’s worth of government-funded rescues of private homeowners, lenders, insurers, and the automakers), Washington has turned Aesop’s famous fable about prudence and hard work on its head. The time is ripe for a revised 2008 edition of The Ant and the Grasshopper: )
keladry_lupin: (Squee Marilyn)
As the media keeps gushing on about how America has finally adopted tolerance as the great virtue, and that we're all united now, let's consider the Brave Catherine Vogt Experiment.

Catherine Vogt, 14, is an Illinois 8th grader, the daughter of a liberal mom and a conservative dad. She wanted to conduct an experiment in political tolerance and diversity of opinion at her school in the liberal suburb of Oak Park.

She noticed that fellow students at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School overwhelmingly supported Barack Obama for president. His campaign kept preaching "inclusion," and she decided to see how included she could be.

So just before the election, Catherine consulted with her history teacher, then bravely wore a unique T-shirt to school and recorded the comments of teachers and students in her journal. The T-shirt bore the simple yet quite subversive words drawn with a red marker:

"McCain Girl."

"I was just really curious how they'd react to something that different, because a lot of people at my school wore Obama shirts and they are big Obama supporters," Catherine told us. "I just really wanted to see what their reaction would be."


Here's the rest of the article.

Gutsy girl.
keladry_lupin: (Politics Make My Teeth Itch)
I got a telemarketer calling me to ask for my vote for the presidential candidate I'm not voting for; I laughed until they hung up.

But when you think about it, the 2012 election will start Wednesday, won't it? *ducks and runs*
keladry_lupin: (Ew (Not Enough Vomit in the World))
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081102/ap_on_el_ge/dirty_tricks

The article says this kind of shit happens all the time. I am appalled.
keladry_lupin: (Politics Make My Teeth Itch)
The man who sits down in the Oval Office on the afternoon of 20th January 2009 is inheriting a colossal budget deficit, a $10 trillion national debt, and the minute that the Chinese and Arabs decide they don't want to keep buying our bonds, all bets are off. Arguing over who's more suited to be president and vice president is like arguing which brand of adhesive bandage is better for treating a stroke.

I'M NOT SAYING IT'S USELESS TO VOTE. Please do; it is the right and responsibility of all adult US citizens to cast a thoughtful vote on or before election day. There's more going on than just McCain-Palin/Obama-Biden here.

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