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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Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

However some here did disagree with you and instead of actually arguing with them you said the equivalent of "you are a dumbass".


I did no such thing, and you know it. I posted two similar comments, and both of them explain why I have the opinion I have - none of my points were countered by you. None. Zero. Nada. Posting links to articles in which none of my points are countered does not constitute countering my arguments. Here, let me repost my argument:

"The statement doesn't define anything. It doesn't have any 'hard' words in it. All it says is: "Any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity and must not inhibit innovation by our dynamic businesses large and small."

Now go ask a SOPA-supporter if SOPA is about censorship or inhibiting innovation. They'll all claim it is not. See where this is going? Of course Obama is against censorship, but by not defining a hard line between "this is censorship" and "this is not censorship", he can sign SOPA into law without ever violating this statement. Obama has very close ties with the entertainment lobby (ask Biden), so he'll simply agree with Hollywood that SOPA is not about censorship, end of story.

If a political statement is released, look for 'hard' words, lines, definitions, etc. This statement has none. As such, it isn't even worth the bits it uses."

If you cannot stand criticism maybe you disallow a comments sections that you post.


Your lack of any form of proper grammar in this sentence seems to indicate a certain amount of agitation on your end (other than the plain lie that it is, as any of the thousands of people disagreeing with me in the comments' sections can attest to). I suggest you take a glass of water or something.

Edited 2012-01-16 22:16 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I did no such thing, and you know it. I posted two similar comments, and both of them explain why I have the opinion I have - none of my points were countered by you. None. Zero. Nada.


Yes you did you said "you cannot believe this that and the other because I said so". In the other thread. Which is related to this one. You gave no reasoning why and then threatened me, by banning me on this website if I didn't agree with you.

Your lack of any form of proper grammar in this sentence seems to indicate a certain amount of agitation on your end (other than the plain lie that it is, as any of the thousands of people disagreeing with me in the comments' sections can attest to). I suggest you take a glass of water or something.


I cocked up and thus I saw my mistake and corrected it. Minor mistake really. If you have never made a mistake you should be the first to throw a stone.

I have already said my statements on this subject. I think you are intellecutually dishonest and cannot admit you are wrong on anything. If you wish to "ban" me that will not prove you are correct.

If you wish to get into personal discussion about my nature on there (BTW you pretty much own this place) I can be contacted via my email or website both which you can find out easily.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

and then threatened me, by banning me on this website if I didn't agree with you.


This is a rather serious accusation. You say I threatened to ban you if you did not change your opinions so that they aligned with me?

I obviously did no such thing. I gave you a temporary ban because you were being a dick. End of story. I never threatened you in any way, so please, don't lie.

I would have some insane amount of threatening to do if I were to force everybody here into agreeing with me. I'm sorry, you're not that important.

Edited 2012-01-16 22:33 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I think you are intellecutually dishonest and cannot admit you are wrong on anything.


You're free to think that. The countless people here who disagree with me on a daily basis, as well as the many, many times I've openly admitted I was wrong, say otherwise. However, just because I disagree with you, does not make me wrong. The fact that you - still - have not made any attempt to counter my point is telling.

Edited 2012-01-16 22:40 UTC

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SlackerD Member since:
2012-01-16

"Please stop with the personal attacks."

But attacking lucas with "bad grammar" insults are A-ok, amirite?

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Gusar Member since:
2010-07-16

That sentence *does* have bad grammar, pointing that out is not an attack, it's stating something obvious.

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Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

"Please stop with the personal attacks."

But attacking lucas with "bad grammar" insults are A-ok, amirite?

It does point to an irony where lucas claims to be smarter yet can't master proper English.

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