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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 5:04PM Vic Fontaine said

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I don't know why people keep pretending this is about piracy. I mean we all know they want this passed in an attempt to control the competition, why even BS us by denying it?

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 5:36PM Space Cobra said

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@Vic Fontaine

IMHO, this is evidence that many politicians are truly out of touch with the people they are supposed to be representing. We've seen them vote opposite ways. We've seen Lobbyists get their inner ear but not the common man's.

There are certain lies or denials politicians tell and it's gotten worse because they've become bad liars, mostly because the public accepts it. I think when Bush Jr. was in office, there were many obvious things he said that were flat-out untrue. There are also so many recent things, like one (Rep) presidential candidate wanting to (jokingly?) place a bet with another during a debate. The amount was $10,000 and they talked like it being a $100 (or even $10) dollar bet for the average American.

They've just lost so much touch, they don't know what is a good, believable lie anymore.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 7:50PM Saker said

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@Space Cobra Well said, agree!
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Posted: Jan 12th 2012 12:13AM Sorithal said

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@Space Cobra

It's kind of obvious that Congress is out of touch. It's been that way for... well, at least the three or so years I've really paid more attention to politics.

Also, what irks me a lot is how most news media, even political bloggers, are too caught up in things like the GOP Presidential Nominee race (I mean, that is very important, but come on...) to apparently even give a moment to mention SOPA/PIPA.

- - People need to become aware of what Congress is yet again trying to pass under the common citizen's nose while their attention is caught on the presidential stuff. Congressmen need to wake up and smell the coffee we are about to throw in their faces if this thing somehow passes.

And the major companies supporting (or who don't even try to show open opposition against) SOPA/PIPA need to pay for trying to take part in potentially ruining the future of the Internet and online gaming. Because those who support this crap probably are getting something highly beneficial out of it for supporting it or keeping their mouths shut on the matter. Because anyone who even semi-regularly uses the Internet would be able to see this bill wreaks with clueless (and/or possibly corrupt) legislature.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 5:14PM Russell Clarke said

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Although the US legislature (the people elected to make laws) does indeed deserve to be opposed, SOPA is a piece of "legislation"...among other things.

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 5:50PM KvanCetre said

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Is SOPA the last boss of the internet? (Until we get an expansion)

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 5:57PM Space Cobra said

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@KvanCetre

The founding fathers could tell you that "freedom is an endless fight".

A boss with infinite lives....or just another boss that replaces the one that gets taken down that sprouts up to fill the void left by the previous boss.

What I wouldn't give for a "Rapid-Fire" on my controller aimed at Congress!
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Posted: Jan 12th 2012 4:17PM Vic Fontaine said

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@KvanCetre
It's like Bowser or Ganondorf. You keep destroying them but they keep coming back.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 6:20PM smartstep said

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Do NOT forget about PIPA as well.

It is as bad as SOPA bill and it about more or less the same.

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 6:20PM smartstep said

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Don't forget about PIPA bill as well.

It is as bad at SOPA and they try to push it in same time.

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 6:25PM winterborn said

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This is as much about Piracy as the so called Patriot Act is about security.

Dont like your freedom's taken away vote for Ron Paul or you will see more of it and soon.

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 6:48PM Ghostspeaker said

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@winterborn

Yes, I'm sure Ron Paul would have so much influence over what Congress does with his swarms of congressional contacts and allies.

Oh, wait...
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 7:05PM (Unverified) said

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@winterborn : vote for Ron Paul - because it's OK if your _state_ government takes away your freedom, it's only bad if the _federal_ government does it.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 8:45PM winterborn said

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Moving out of state is better than moving out of the country !
All the other politicians are corrupt so the only choice is Ron Paul.
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Posted: Jan 12th 2012 12:23PM Borick said

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@winterborn Exactly.

If a state decides to institute some sort of totalitarian rule, then folks can move to a state that doesn't. This serves as a check and balance for the health of the union.

I'm no anarchist, and I do not advocate violence, but I fear we are at one of those times where some sensible deconstruction is in order. Until their pyramid starts to fall, the powers-that-be have no incentive to listen to the will of the people or the inalienable rights codified by our Constitution.

Lock and load, campers. We live in interesting times.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 6:50PM Rhazes said

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Really sad, the 1st,4th and 5th Amendment have been watered down and bills have been passed that lets them take it away. Now corporations can take away our rights to due process to. There is also a new bill being written that lets the government take away our citizenship, using that with the patriot act, you will not be able to face your accuser, see the evidence they have against you or your family.

We are quickly becoming China, its not a matter of if but when. History has shown countless times that governments with to much power always take it and abuse it. I don't know if its allowed to post here but Ron Paul has a 30 year record of voting against all of these types of bills, Obama bends over and signs them and the rest of the GoP candidates have all said they support them and will sign them, some even worse like death penalty for drug users.

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 7:59PM entropyboy said

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@Rhazes
too bad Ron Paul is 90% completely crazy.
the only thing that people tend to champion him for is the stuff you mention, but then leave out all the other crap.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 8:06PM NeverDeath said

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@entropyboy

Because presidents are temporary, and nobody would be subscribing to his personal philosophies about every aspect of life, so much as because he has the potential to plug the holes from which our country is bleeding, which if he were allowed to do, would at least put us on the right track to fixing the problem. Because our current administration is the most incompetent in history, and can't even apply basic problem-solving skills or utilize simple causality to prevent themselves from shooting themselves (and the rest of the country, by proxy) in the foot.
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Posted: Jan 12th 2012 12:17AM Sorithal said

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@Rhazes

I almost wish Ron Paul will snag the GOP nominee position, because he honestly seems like he'd kick ass compared to the other candidates.

In fixing up our problems in America, that is.

His stance on foreign policy, on the other hand, is a mess which is why probably a good chunk of Republicans are against supporting him.

Still, he'd be a hell of a lot better than Romney.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 8:41PM Utakata said

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We need more politicians that play games!

"That's not Repulican!"

I repeat...we need more politiicans that play games!

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