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[3]: Pelosi...seriously??
by earksiinni on Fri 18th Nov 2011 07:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Pelosi...seriously??"
earksiinni
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2009-03-27

You say that at least slightly in jest, but trust me, as soon as I saw Pelosi's approval of the bill, it gave me pause to think twice. But then, I saw Ron Paul's approval.

Ron Paul's positions aren't popular with a lot of people, but I think everyone agrees that he's the most principled and consistent national politician in the U.S. (in a tie with Bernie Sanders, but he gets no press since he is *literally* a socialist--true story, world, there is an actual socialist in the US Congress). And if the issue is civil liberties, especially privacy, you can bet that Paul's approval is a reliable guarantee of quality. So for him to be in the same boat as Pelosi is...odd, to say the least.

The Ars article's headline captures it well: "Strange Bedfellows".

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RE[4]: Pelosi...seriously??
by zima on Thu 24th Nov 2011 23:59 in reply to "RE[3]: Pelosi...seriously??"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

...as soon as I saw Pelosi's approval of the bill, it gave me pause to think twice. But then, I saw Ron Paul's approval.
Ron Paul's positions aren't popular with a lot of people, but I think everyone agrees that he's the most principled and consistent national politician in the U.S. (in a tie with Bernie Sanders [...] if the issue is civil liberties, especially privacy, you can bet that Paul's approval is a reliable guarantee of quality...

With people who rigidly follow, are consistent about some set of "principles" (which always include lots of crazy stuff), it's especially important to "pause to think twice" I'd say...

(that goes both to Paul and Sanders of course; anyway, in regards to the former and "a reliable guarantee of quality" for example - when was the last time he really did something, instead of largely posturing as could-be-awesome-president?)

Edited 2011-11-25 00:00 UTC

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