The internet may be dead......for Americans - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
The Lounge General off topic chat.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-17-2011, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wa
Posts: 2,549
The internet may be dead......for Americans

Just a reminder, they held hearings today to kill the internet for us in America, land of the free. Might want to send a letter/email out to your rep before it's to late.


box is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-18-2011, 07:25 PM
The Forum Drunk
xeberus's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 9,450
This may roughly be the most anti-freedom bit of legislation since the patriot act. I do love my country but I'd be lying if I said I hold no disdain for it's government.

The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart, his words were softer than oil yet were they drawn swords.

If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Sig by D.P.

xeberus is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-18-2011, 09:36 PM
M.C's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: California
Posts: 12,465

I sent a petition and letter some weeks back via that website. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting against crap like this. It is not a scam or spam or anything like that, so send the petition.

This is just another case of big business lobbyists bribing congress (this all started by movie and music industry asking for this bill to pass) to get what they want, regardless of anyone else "rights" and "freedoms". Always nice when congress takes bribes from big business to push their acts that go against American "rights".

It really shows you who is actually running this country.
M.C is offline  
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-19-2011, 12:54 PM
Don't Sweat the Technique
St.Paul Guy's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Duluth, MN
Posts: 1,660
Holy shit! If this thing passes I'm either going to have a lot less money or a lot more free time.

Anybody have a good feel for how likely such an act is to pass? And exactly what the limitations would be?

This sounds like something an out-of-control government would do....

Sig credit: MC

~ Lifetime Membership sponsored by RustyRenegade ~
St.Paul Guy is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 02:56 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: katy tx
Posts: 774
WTF Ive never heard of this, but if it happens, there will be riots!
Fedornumber1! is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 03:14 PM
Roll Tide Roll
G_Land's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South West Alabama
Posts: 7,603
I gots that bootleg interweb on the low-low!!!

Credit to M.C !!
G_Land is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-26-2011, 08:12 PM
M.C's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: California
Posts: 12,465

Senator of Oregon is going to filibuster this stupid bullshit.

Go there, fill out the small form and click the "sign here" button to get your name read out loud. Over a million people have signed.
M.C is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-27-2011, 05:54 AM
of Nazareth
Soojooko's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Moon
Posts: 9,304
Its a losing battle chaps. You might be able to delay it, but this will inevitably happen eventually. There is far too much serious money being made online for them to leave it in its current mad-max state.

Ive been saying for years that you *can* stop the internet. People who think you cant are naive.
Soojooko is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-27-2011, 07:42 AM
mmaswe82's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,032
I have a fun fact the "stop internet privacy act" or SOPA as it is called, translated to Swedish SOPA means "garbage" lol.

Also as long as these things only affect certain countrys it's easy to go around. Just pay 5$ a month for a VPN in any liberal country and get all the internet contents you want.

Hopefully tho this shit never goes through, what kind of world are we heading towards? not one I want to be part of anyway.

mmaswe82 is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-01-2011, 05:59 AM
Godless Heathen
Rygu's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Langley, B.C.
Posts: 3,907
They tried to pass a similar bill and it failed, this one will too.
Rygu is online now  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome