Do You Love the Internet? Well, Kiss it Goodbye!!

(By the way, this is VERY CURRENT.  They are trying to pass this RIGHT NOW, as I am posting this.)

I wanted to bring something to your attention.  I have a post from before where I talk about random conspiracy theories and the people behind it, bent on control and power and some of them that want your money.  It’s a lot to fit into one post, but at the same time it’s enough to get someone who cares a lot to start investigating this stuff themselves.  That past was called “Is It Really Racism or Is It Just a Tool?” and seems to be one of my most popular articles over the course of existence of my blog.

But now something else in the same sort of, “people trying to control what you and I do and Slip it under the Radar while we’re not paying attention…” vein is  taking place with the internet.  If you don’t watch or read anything else in this article PLEASE do YOURSELF a favor and watch the following video.  It’s something that YOU, that is if you enjoy using sites like wordpress, facebook, youtube, tumblr, soundcloud, or pretty much any other website you enjoy right now, including your blog if you have one, will be affected by.  Check it out.  It’s only 4 minutes but I promise you will be very glad you watched this.

The wording in the bill is BROAD and VAGUE so that means that they can pretty much take this as far as they would like it to go.  They can begin censoring sites for whatever they feel is a violation of their rules and regulations.  They can find one thing in your blog they may consider a copyright violation and, BAM, your blog is no more.  They can fine your or sue you or at the very least have your account closed on a website like facebook, for you posting lyrics to your favorite song.

Ok, but who cares about all that, right?  But one thing they did not really touch upon so much is the gateway.  They did mention it a little, but only as a blurb.  What happens once they pass a bill like this?  That’s right.  They open the door for MORE bills, even more restrictive and rights threatening than the original bills, trailblazing the way to new and innovative forms of censorship across the board.

Censorship with SOPA and PIPA

Censorship could become the NEW STANDARD.  And that’s really what this is all about.  This is like a gateway drug into a whole mess of censorship laws, regulations, and who knows what else.  All because some rich, fat, Hollywood producer or record company fat cat can try to stifle growing technology in the name of preserving their pocketbook.  But not only that, trust that there are people behind this bill who would just totally love to take the rights of the average citizen away.

Anyway, I’m not gonna ramble on and on about this.  If you google or youtube “SOPA” you will be able to keep yourself busy for hours and hours of entertainment and education.  You can learn more about this, but if you are already convinced that this is a fucked up thing these cats are trying to pass, then you can always click the picture below.  If you scroll down a little you can fire off a letter to congress.  Or if you are extremely passionate you can always go to a town hall meeting.

Stop SOPA and PIPA

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Incidentally, today was my first day of orientation at my new bar.  I will keep you updated, but I wanted to make sure I put this up since, seriously, they are trying to pass this garbage pretty much right now.

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16 responses to “Do You Love the Internet? Well, Kiss it Goodbye!!

  1. I know all about it… I arleady called my Senator … I also moved my domains away from Godaddy because of their support of the sopa act.

    • Ya. I heard Godaddy recently reevaluated it’s stance on the issue and now are not as supportive as they were at first. Not really sure if they’re genuine about it but ya. Also I just read on Google that someone has come up with a droid app that will tell you if a product you are interested in is produced by a company that supports SOPA. I think they might even be starting a website. . . . The key to all this is awareness. The media, of course, did not cover this AT ALL. It’s up to random dudes like us to spread the word since I’m pretty sure the powers that be know if the people knew about this, en masse, there’s no way they would let this pass by unchallenged.

  2. Oh Big Brother…he just won’t leave me alone! This is just crazy shit! SOPA Act can kiss my yoga pant wearing ass!

    Damn Ronnie I was wondering if maybe your narcolepsy kicked in and you were sleeping. Glad to hear you started training…so make me a sticky drink – how’s your Mojito?

    Let’s rollerblade baby~

    • I make Mojito Cubanos, twelve mint leaves and Bacardi Limon in my mix. You have no idea how mouth watering they can be. Now as far as rollerblading and big brother, you come to Chicago for a vacation any time and we can go rollerblading if it’s warm enough, ice skating if it’s cold enough and big brother will have to wait in line to kiss your ass. . . 😉

      • Oh how I could go for a Mojito or three, some warm sand under my body, dipping my toes in the tidal pools, the gentlest of warm wind breezes blowing across my skin, and the hot sun shining down on me causing droplets of sweat to form between my breasts……damn, doesn’t that sound like heaven right about now?

        Meanwhile, a snow storm is moving in….

        I’m starving for a burrito and I didn’t get nearly enough exercise today……

        Tipsy girls should not be posting comments on Ronnie’s blog….. 😉

          • Oh Ronnie, Ronnie, Ronnie… I mean the vision of being somewhere warm…naturally if the sun is shining down on me in a warm ass climate, beadlets of sweat are going to form in various places along my body….

            You’re going to have to earn the chance to be in the space between my breasts~ 🙂

            Off to the gym…

            How’s the training going? Do you think you’re going to like this place? More importantly – are you sleeping?

          • I know exactly what you were talking about. And depending on how exciting the “earning” part is would determine whether or not I would want to invest in such a venture 😉 . . . Meanwhile . Sleep is shit. That’s the bad news. Finding out that I have sleep apnea has seemingly only made sleep a little worse. But the good news is I have hooked up with a couple people that are VERY cool to the tune of sending me the machine and everything I need to get started for free. That’s is very cool. So I am impatiently awaiting the boxes that should hopefully be here by thursday with, what I consider, a pretty kickass belated Christmas Present. . . Meanwhile that is all I am focused on. I’m not going out, seduction has been put on (very temporary) hold due to being broke and feeling like shit anyway, and. . . Well, I can’t wait to get my new toy and get started on my way to sleeping like a normal fucking person again…

          • C to the P to the A to the P!
            Awesome news to read – free – even bettah! Shit I’ll bring some chowdah right ovah!

            I cannot wait to read about your first night with Ms. Pap – course getting used to sleeping with that thing is going to take a little acclimating; the mask, the noise…but the reward is ten-fold, sleep for my dear seduction master. Merry Christmas RL!

            Just think how awesome your game will be after a week of consistent sleeping – I can hardly wait to read about it, makes me form droplets of sweat just thinking about it….you know, from the hot sauce on my burrito…

  3. Thanks so much for blogging about this! I’m surprised at how many people just do not have a clue that SOPA even exists. If they do, they usually respond with, “Oh, so what? It stops piracy, right? That’s good.”

    Yeah right. SOPA stops piracy like the Clear Skies Act stops pollution.

    • Exactly. These laws aren’t gonna stop the pirates. They’re gonna screw over the honest people and turn over the internet to the very people in Big Media who are pushing for this bill to pass. Soon We’d have to pay out the nose for pretty much anything and everything. And freedom of speech on the internet? GONE

    • You may wanna check into that. 😉 I’m sure there are ways you can move your whole site but you might wanna find out how and do it before you decide to cancel with Godaddy. . If that’s indeed what you decide to do.

      • The website is hosted by one place a friend of mine, the domain name I purchased through go-daddy. Yes I need to check this out definitley. Good thing you wrote about it. So It’s not hosted with godaddy just purchased the domain name… I think I just said that right. lol

    • “it’s still not time for civil rights types to start popping corks. The bill is not dead. As Chairman Smith says, the Judiciary Committee is only pumping the brakes on the progress of the bill, while Internet experts can properly study the implications of censoring the web by using DNS blocking.”

      So now’s the time to hammer them even harder because they could be doing this to try and get people to drop their guard.

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