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Comment This shall not stand (Score 1) 353 353

I sit here this morning drinking my coffee and wondering what the end game is here with SOPA. We have heard so much about it in the past few weeks. In my years (37 long ones), I have seen what can only be described as a slow transformation insto a police state as we gradually give up our personal rights in the hopes that it will give us a greater sense of security. 15 years ago, a security guard at the airport touching your crotch would have been justification to pmel then into oblivion. Now it's accepted as due course. I get it too. I don't agree with it, but I get it. Now, we have politician trying to give away the internet in hopes of giving us more security. If only Orwell could see this. They are concidering giving the right to censor the internet to the media police. First, what the hell are they thinking to allow someone the right to censor anything in the United State? And secondly, to give it to a non-govement agancy. Why don't we give an ICBM to that neighbor kid down the street wit ADD and anger control issues? Makes about as much sense. If there is one thing I remember from college, it is that historically, any nation that is based on revolution will repeat that action. Am I calling for an armed revolt that fills the streets with angry roving gangs of thugs? Definately not! However, each of us hold a weapon that all of these politicians that are voting to give away our freedoms is very afraid of. It's a voter registration card and I am calling for all of you to use in the months to come. From city councils all the way up to the presidential elections. Draw your weapon and put it to use. The parties themselves are getting behind this so we have to oppose the entire party to get our message across. If a single Republican votes for this then no Republicans shall take office. A single Democrat, then the Democrats shall recieve no votes. And so on, till they understand that they cannot strip away our rights for the sake of money. I hate to say it, but this really is one of those "If your not with us, your against us" kind of things. Failing to stand up in this instance is equal to agreeing with them. We must rise up and show them that this is not acceptable to the American people and we WILL NOT TOLERATE IT!
The Internet

Woman's Nude Pics End Up Online After Call To Tech Support 197 197

Tara Fitzgerald couldn't find the nude pictures she planned on sending to her boyfriend, but instead of just taking more, she decided to see if a Dell tech support call could fix her problem. Apparently the tech support guy found them. Unfortunately, he then put them up on a site called "bitchtara."
E3

Valve Delays Portal 2, Squashes Duke Nukem Rumors 135 135

SKYMTL writes "In a tongue-in-cheek commentary, Valve has announced the delay of Portal 2 and thrown water on the rumor fires regarding its E3 'surprise.' This surprise was rumored to be either Half-Life 3 or the revival of Duke Nukem, and it looks like neither will happen anytime soon."

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