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[2]: us govt noob - like they say
by jabbotts on Fri 18th Nov 2011 13:44 UTC in reply to "RE: us govt noob"
jabbotts
Member since:
2007-09-06

Anyone who wants the job should be disqualified.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

You're right, but sadly these days no one with both their heart and mind in the right place ever runs. Or if they do, somehow there are always accusations of some sort of misconduct from their past. Whether the accusations are true or not is irrelevant, by the time it's sorted out the damage is done and the better candidate is out of the race.

And just to clarify: I'm not speaking specifically about the most recent activity in the U.S. GOP race (my personal opinion of Mr. Cain is quite thoroughly mixed). This crap has been going on since the first Neanderthals got together to vote for the hunting party leader.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

I'd also like to say that dirty politics is a recent increasing development but one need look no further than some of the presedentail runnings during the Prohibition years to see just how dirty it can get; seporation of church and state indeed.

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