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  • #46
    Re: SOPA and PIPA: Your thoughts on free speech!

    Originally posted by joecct View Post
    Legally, no. But there is always the bribe.
    There has always been the bribe. Citizens United didn't change that possibility.
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    • #47
      Re: SOPA and PIPA: Your thoughts on free speech!

      Originally posted by Plante26 View Post
      There has always been the bribe. Citizens United didn't change that possibility.
      RICO made a mess of things. You could always count on your local elected flunky to do the right thing and then the bleepin bleeding hearts and civic do gooders get involved! Now you never know what your elected officials are going to do because they think they have all the answers, when before you KNEW they had no clue and John D. Rockefeller or Frank Hague did.
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      • #48
        Originally posted by WeWantMore View Post
        Could you expand on the first paragraph? I realize it's a hypothetical, but I highly doubt it. Edit: To expand, 30 years ago, the MPAA was comparing the VCR to a serial killer:

        - Jack Valenti, head of the MPAA
        And the RIAA whined for years that people taping songs off the radio was killing sales for them and tried (and successfully? IDK) to put a tax on blank cassette tapes.

        These industries are faced with a new way of doing business and they're threatened by it. Heck artists are starting to realize they don't need record companies now.
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        • #49
          Re: SOPA and PIPA: Your thoughts on free speech!

          Looks like this Megaupload thing is legit. E-mails being leaked - apparently the folks in charge were paying prominent account holders for uploading pirated stuff. Yeah, if that turns out to be true, they're going down.

          ETA: It gets better. Apparently they were close to the release of a publishing format which would have allowed for free downloads while still paying the artists. Universal in particular wasn't too happy about it.
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          • #50
            Re: SOPA and PIPA: Your thoughts on free speech!

            Where they burn books, they will ultimately also burn people - Heinrich Heine
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            • #51
              Re: SOPA and PIPA: Your thoughts on free speech!

              Anybody heard of www.mafiaafire.com??????

              Looks interesting
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              • #52
                Re: SOPA and PIPA: Your thoughts on free speech!

                Originally posted by Plante26 View Post
                Corporations cannot make unlimited donations to elected officials. In fact, corporations cannot make ANY donations to elected officials.

                Let's not take liberties with the facts of the Citizens United v. the FEC ruling.
                My bad. They can make unlimited donations to super pacs that get officials elected. I'm sure that when they do that, said elected officials don't do anything to pay back the favor. In addition, I'm sure that there is no coordination between these corporations, the super pacs and the candidates.

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                • #53
                  Re: SOPA and PIPA: Your thoughts on free speech!

                  Originally posted by bronconick View Post
                  I'm supposed to feel bad or hypocritical that someone on my side pulled out their nukes yesterday in response to what's been going on for years in Washington? Fark you and the horse you rode in on.
                  So you admit it's bad if the other side uses it, but good if people you agree with use it? Glad you cleared that up for me.

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                  • #54
                    Re: SOPA and PIPA: Your thoughts on free speech!

                    Originally posted by goldy_331 View Post
                    So you admit it's bad if the other side uses it, but good if people you agree with use it? Glad you cleared that up for me.
                    My team's been getting interfered, clutched, grabbed and held for seasons, and the refs never call it. So, finally in disgust my coach tells my team's players to go ahead and do the same.

                    I don't like the rules and wish they would be changed. Since that's not happening, the only thing you can do is play within their rules as best you can.

                    This isn't exactly quantum physics.
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                    • #55
                      Re: SOPA and PIPA: Your thoughts on free speech!

                      Originally posted by bronconick View Post
                      My team's been getting interfered, clutched, grabbed and held for seasons, and the refs never call it.
                      Don't schedule all your games against Bob Gaudet's teams.
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                      • #56
                        Re: SOPA and PIPA: Your thoughts on free speech!

                        SOPA withdrawn, PIPA postponed.

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                        • #57
                          Re: SOPA and PIPA: Your thoughts on free speech!

                          Originally posted by Plante26 View Post
                          Corporations cannot make unlimited donations to elected officials. In fact, corporations cannot make ANY donations to elected officials.

                          Let's not take liberties with the facts of the Citizens United v. the FEC ruling.
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                          • #58
                            Re: SOPA and PIPA: Your thoughts on free speech!

                            Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                            Don't schedule all your games against Bob Gaudet's teams.
                            That, sir, is the pot calling the kettle black.
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                            1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

                            ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
                            - Benjamin Franklin

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                            • #59
                              Re: SOPA and PIPA: Your thoughts on free speech!

                              Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                              Don't schedule all your games against Bob Gaudet's teams.
                              That's some funny **** right there, coming from a Cornell guy.
                              Last edited by unofan; 01-20-2012, 08:21 PM.

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