Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jan 2012 19:33 UTC
Internet & Networking Big news from Capitol Hill in Washington DC today: House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa has said that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has been "shelved" in the House of Representatives, meaning it has been put on indefinite hold until a consensus about the act can be reached. Sadly, SOPA's counterpart in the Senate, the Protect IP Act (PIPA) will still be pushed forward, meaning we must remain vigilant. Despite all of this, Wikipedia has announced it will join the blackout coming Wednesday.
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lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Look, I have the ability to read, comprehend, and form my own opinion.


But you don't ever have any ability to say you are wrong?

Just because the BBC says something, I sould just follow suit? I'm sorry, but you'll have to come with more convincing arguments. You may not realise it, but most mainstream media cover minor news like this (which it is, sadly) by just copy/pasting AP stuff. No critical thinking goes into these minor stories.


Well it seems to counter your with an actual opinion which seems to suggest someone did some critical thinking somewhere along the line.

It seems that you think that you are the only person of critical thinking yet, mock those that oppose your opinion, without any good argument much like you did to me over email.

You have not countered any of my points regarding the statement, and until you do, I'm just going to assume you can't.


I did counter the statement in the original thread, You said "I don't read" ... I said I quote those that say my opinion better than I can. You ignored it.

Obviously I do read, because I read other articles and quote those opinions that reflect my own opinions.

I also quoted the source material which I quoted from multiple times which is normal in academic discussion ... but you did not attack my sources, you just said "You trust those sources therefore you are wrong" with no actual rebuttal.

So, just to reiterate: it was and is a completely empty statement designed to allow Obama to go either way regarding SOPA without losing face. The fact that you fall for it and fail to argue your case is interesting.


And to reiterate to you because you can't understand anything other than yourself, several OSNEWS members posted the same opinions as the BBC.

Apparently on your own you are brighter than all of them and the BBC combined, based on your own opinion.

It is an extreme amount of arrogance.

It all boils down to that you do not have the intellectual honesty to actually ever admit your are wrong.

Edited 2012-01-16 21:31 UTC

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