Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Nov 2011 23:20 UTC
Legal The saga surrounding SOPA will be dominating the headlines for a while yet, and today is no different. First of all, and most importantly, the European Parliament has adopted a resolution against SOPA, while also calling for net neutrality to become part of EU law. Second, and this is also interesting, we now have a list of software companies which are against freedom of speech on the web. Unsurprisingly, Apple and Microsoft are on this list. Update: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has spoken out against SOPA. Update II: Tumbler's anti-SOPA message on their website generated almost 90000 (!) phone calls to representatives. Amazing.
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RE[4]: us govt noob
by Tuishimi on Fri 18th Nov 2011 06:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: us govt noob"
Tuishimi
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2005-07-06

Yeah, but the reason they love their own representatives/senators is because they wheel and deal behind the scenes to get benefits for their own states. The longer a congressman is in office, the more he/she can accomplish with seniority.

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RE[5]: us govt noob
by JAlexoid on Fri 18th Nov 2011 10:15 in reply to "RE[4]: us govt noob"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

So what you're saying is that Amercians* are really small minded when it comes to politics. NIMBY syndrome at it's best!
Frankly, that system makes a lot of sense for 18th century, not much for anything post universal suffrage.

* - nothing anti-American in particular most people are small-minded.

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