Posts Tagged ‘politics’

SOPA – Déjà vu all over again


On January 18th parts of the internet protested pending legislation called SOPA and PIPA.  These two pieces of legislation attempt to make it easier to stop pirating of copyrighted works by allowing broad governmental authority to block access to sites which contain or link to illegal material.

The protests expressed concern that there was potential for widespread suppression of legitimate content along with illegal content.

On January 19th, under current laws, the internet site was taken down by the U.S. government.  Along with the alleged illegal copyrighted content, all legitimate content was also taken down.

Déjà vu all over again.


SOPA is not soup – recipe for disaster



Happy Birthday Jesus – It’s been a while


Happy Birthday Jesus.  Still going strong after two thousand and nine years.  Here’s to another couple millennia at least.  I hope the Social Security cost of living increases, or lack thereof, don’t hurt you too badly in the coming year.  It seems the cost of  everything is still high from the past few years except the cost of living.  One of those paradoxes of government I suppose.  But you’ve had some experience in that area, so I’m preaching to the preacher.


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