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House of Reps and Obama kill SOPA

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by choxorn, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. choxorn

    choxorn Watermelon Headcrab

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    http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngaudiosi/2012/01/16/obama-says-so-long-sopa-killing-controversial-internet-piracy-legislation/

    :clap: :goodjob:

    Eric Cantor of all people also said he'd keep the bill from passing. I never thought I'd say this, but thank you, Eric Cantor.

    This is a great victory for the internet against the Entertainment Industry. That doesn't happen very often. It's good to know Congress still has some sanity left.

    Protect IP is still alive in the Senate, but Obama said he'd veto that, too, and hopefully the Senate will be equally sane enough to drop this bill.

    It's not over yet, but this is undeniably a good thing. :dance:
     
  2. wilycoyote

    wilycoyote King

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    Reason enough to reelect him!
     
  3. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

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  4. wilycoyote

    wilycoyote King

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    Trust me, I hate that, as I have pointed out recently. However, the Patriot Act keeps passing... who will stop it? Romney? You have to work with what you've got.
     
  5. KMRblue1027

    KMRblue1027 The Crown!

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    Do you really believe that if McCain was in office that wouldn't have been signed?
     
  6. choxorn

    choxorn Watermelon Headcrab

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    I guess this is just when we refuse to vote for anyone who does support laws like that, which leaves us with nobody who actually wants to be president and could get elected.
     
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    Good. :)

    One battle won, but the war is still raging.
     
  8. illram

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    I'll believe it's dead when I see it dead. I've heard Obama say he will veto something before...
     
  9. Integral

    Integral Can't you hear it?

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    SOPA's been shelved, not killed. The fight continues.
     
  10. Bud2998

    Bud2998 Bud the Ironfist

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    It is worth pointing out. Weren't they opposed to the NDAA too, at least until Obama signed it into law? If so, why would one trust it this time?
     
  11. Antilogic

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    I'm happy for now, but I reserve the right to be angry if he backs down on this one as well.
     
  12. GoodSarmatian

    GoodSarmatian Blackpilled Idealist

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    I was pretty sure he said he wanted to veto the NDAA before he didn't.
    This time it's different though.
    Some big corporations are against, among them Google and Facebook and they'll throw money at it until it goes away.
     
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    Good riddance to bad rubbish, as the English say.
     
  14. choxorn

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    Plus, he wasn't as much against NDAA completely as he was against a few small parts of it.
     
  15. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles queen of the watermelons

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    Do you have an OP source? I saw the article but no link to click to see where the text came from.
     
  16. choxorn

    choxorn Watermelon Headcrab

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    My bad. The link has been edited in.
     
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    amadeus Bring back the Civ2 theme!

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    Now PIPA.
     
  19. Lord of Elves

    Lord of Elves Suede-Denim Secret Police

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    In before "We can't trust that Obama feller"

    Er... Wait. ;)
     
  20. peter grimes

    peter grimes ...

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    And on that note...

    http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/why_im_suing_barack_obama_20120116/

    indeed, I'll vote for Obama, but only as a way to keep whichever Republican who gets the nomination out of the White House.
     

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