"I Hope SOPA Passes"

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  1. hkz8000
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  2. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    While I agree that we need to do just more than protest at every law that comes up I do not agree that the protest did not achieve anything. If we hadn't protested it would have almost certainly passed which is proof that something DID happen as a result of our actions.

    If we need to 'inconvenience ourselves' in order to protest properly then why not do something take requires very little effort but still helps AT THE SAME TIME? What's stopping us from 'acting effectively' AND protesting? Nothing. More importantly, if we do not do these short term actions, then by the time our 'boycotts' have actually taken effect 5 more laws will have passed anyway. This guys argument against the protest is obviously flawed, he needs to take a step back and look at what we actually achieved, even if it is only a short term progress.
     
  3. TwinRetro

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    No, he doesn't. Why would you agree with an argument made by one of the oldest trolls on the Internet?
     
  4. Thesolcity

    Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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    Reading through, it seems like they're anti-SOPA but sick to hell of slacktivists. I just skimmed though, the contrast hurt my eyes.
     
  5. CandraSoftware

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  6. Youkai

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    Well dunno,
    I don't like what they are doing still it only annoys us users when pages like wikipedia just go blank to show they do not like SOPA ...
    the guys behind all this shit might not even know how to surf the internet anyways -.-V

    just friking annoying to have many pages blacked out and everywhere only infos about how bad this all is while its currently still "only" an American problem.
    Ok if other countrys see that it works in America they might try to copy it but currently we cannot do anything anyways ...

    do you really thing some American politician is interesten in what european web users think ? maybe if the politicians as well say what they do in America is shit but that wouldn't happen cuz they are all to scared to say something like that so for everyone outside the US this is completely stupid and unnecessary -.-V
     
  7. mysticwaterfall

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    Or to put it more simply, "A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves", as Edward Murrow put it.
     
  8. Veho

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    And what kind of nation begets a government of spineless, conniving weasels?
     
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  9. Joe88

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    as soon as I saw the link was maddox, didnt even bother clicking on it
    I know its filled with his typical troll bs
     
  10. TwinRetro

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    In that point, I agree. Luckily I can visit Mr. Harry Reid on a daily basis until either A.) He drops support for the bill, or B.) He files a restraining order against me.
    I also have a stack of letters that i'll be sending out on a daily basis. Along with the phone calls, this guy is going to get real sick of me real soon.
     
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  11. hkz8000
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    I see where you're coming from. He does have major flaws in his arguments however i do believe that people should, instead of changing their facebook profile pictures and thinking they've done everything they can to stop SOPA, should instead focus more on directly contacting senators who support SOPA.
    Anyway, i hope you give Harry Reid hell
     
  12. Blood Fetish

    Blood Fetish Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Slacktivism is not necessarily ineffective. Even something as lazy as changing your Facebook picture can server to raise awareness of an issue. Awareness is probably the single most significant factor in any protest.
     
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  13. DJPlace

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    ITT: i get pissed off. seroulsy if this is a troll topic GTFO or move it toe EOF!!

    edit SOPA+ A PIECE OF SHIT!!
     
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    His message is good, americas last REAL protest was in the early 80s I think (im not old enough to know for sure), but it has become a nation of slackers who just sit by and let the government carry on with what ever they want, its disgusting. And it is quite sad that the only reason this is getting SO big is because its been so deeply hardwired into our lives, no matter what anyone says the internet to me is still at its most basic a form of entertainment. They take your guns, take your wives, and you lay back helplessly. They take your "magic box" we spring into action. Pittiful to me.
     
  15. Blood Fetish

    Blood Fetish Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    I could not disagree more. The Internet is useful for many things, including entertainment. It is, from its very creation, a means of sharing information.
     
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    Still, my internet in Europe gets cencored by America.
    not cool.
     
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    internet is not useless. just look at what happened in egypt.
     
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