Barack Obama is about to take over 50% of the American economy with the Slaughter Solution. There are so many items in this POS bill that are just plain wrong, but the IRS becoming the enforcer of Obamacare at a cost of $10 Billion and 17,000 new employees is just more sh** sliding downhill. Think about all those benefits those new government employees are going to collect on a bankrupt system while we will be fined and/or jailed for an un-Constitutional mandate. Does not seem very much like the America we grew up in, does it?
I strongly recommend that you listen to the entire speech.
Did we or did we NOT fight a revolution to free ourselves from British tyranny? One would not think so considering how our past and current administrations are following Windsor Castle, the Palace of Westminster and 10 Downing Street. Did we or did we not build a nation that was stronger and more resilient than England, and why would we even be considering their thought processes to be better than ours? Ready for the next installment in “we need to be more like Europe”? Let us all see how long it takes to reach our shores…
The High Court could be given the power to issue an injunction against a website accused of hosting “substantial” amounts of copyright-infringing material, under amendments to the Digital Economy Bill proposed by the Liberal Democrats.
It means popular websites, such as YouTube, which often unwittingly carry content uploaded without the permission of copyright holders, could be “blocked” or forced offline if the amendment is upheld.
The Digital Economy Bill was announced in the Queen’s speech in November, with a major section dedicated to how best to deal with illegal file sharing.
The Bill, currently in the report stage at the House of Lords before its third reading in the Commons, proposes a solution of several steps, which begins with a warning letter sent to those illegally downloading from their internet service provider and could end with the internet connection being temporarily suspended.
Internet freedom campaigners have reacted with dismay to the proposed changes to the Bill. Jim Killock, executive director of the Open Rights Group, warned many websites could be forced offline simply by the prospect of expensive legal proceedings.
He said: “Individuals and small businesses would be open to massive ‘copyright attacks’ that could shut them down, just by the threat of action.”
The Internet Service Providers Association, which represents ISPs, said it was “outraged” by the plans, while TalkTalk said the plans would force ISPs to restrict access to specific sites.
“Currently we do restrict access to a few sites but only in the most serious cases, for instance those involving child pornography or issues of national security,” said Andrew Heaney, executive director of strategy and reputation at TalkTalk. “It’s hard to see how copyright infringement warrants the same draconian response.
“More to the point, making the restriction of websites a more widespread policy would be dangerous given its major impact on internet users’ human rights, freedom of expression and privacy. We fear it could also be a backdoor to censorship of the internet.”
Lord Clement-Jones, the Liberal Democrat peer who tabled the amendment, said the changes would be welcomed by content creators. “I believe this is going to send a powerful message to our creative industries that we value what they do, that we want to protect what they do, that we do not believe in censoring the internet, but we are responding to genuine concerns,” he said.
Google, which owns YouTube, said it was considering the implications of the amendment.
(Update #4: 3-24-09 7:19pm est.: I cannot find any mention anywhere that this was actually voted on today. I will keep looking.)
(Update #3: 3-24-09: It appears that this bill is being bundled with S277 Serve America Act which is going to be voted on today. They are going through an awful lot of trouble to hide this bill and you would not believe who has been showing up to see how much we know about what is happening with it — hint, hint, the US Senate, besides others. All of my loyal readers can send a wave out toJones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. Welcome, and I will add you to the list.)
Please go check the Constitution Page at the top of this blog:
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime where of the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
(Update #2: 3-24-09: The Senate will reconvene at 2:15pm eastern for this bill. It will be shown on C-Span 2.)
(Update: 3-24-09: There is no mention of the vote on this bill. I have been looking since yesterday afternoon. As soon as I find information pertaining to it’s passage or defeat, I will post it here.)
This morning I received an email from a Facebook group that I became part of yesterday, Stop HR1388!! informing me that the Senate has a different name for HR1388 and is flying it under the radar to be voted on today. What is interesting is that Tyrant Harry Reid, (and I am going to start calling all of them tyrants* because they are acting like tyrants), has asked and been granted cloture. For those of you that are wondering EXACTLY what that means, here’s the definition from the Legal Dictionary:
Cloture is a means of terminating a filibuster, which is a prolonged speech on the floor of the Senate designed to forestall legislative action.
Chair: The cloture motion having been presented under rule XXII, the Chair directs the clerk to read the motion.
Chair: The bill clerk read as follows:
Chair: Cloture Motion
Chair: We, the undersigned Senators, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, hereby move to bring to a close debate on the motion to proceed to Calendar No. 35, H.R. 1388, a bill to reauthorize and reform the national service laws.
Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV]: Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the cloture vote occur on Monday, March 23 at 6 p.m.; and that if cloture is invoked, then postcloture time count as if cloture had been invoked at 3 p.m. that day; further, that the mandatory quorum be waived.
Chair: Without objection, it is so ordered.
I personally do not think calling our Senators is going to do any good. They have the bit in their teeth and they are running with it. This is just more evidence that the Democrats have “run wild” and are trying to slam through as much liberal leftist crap as they can before Bambi’s time runs out. (see Forgery)
For those of you that want to call the Senate and give them a piece of your mind, the switchboard number is 202-224-3121.
Any of my loyal readers want to do some digging and find out who started this group? City Year.org This would be very inspiring if we had not experienced the Hitler Youth Years.
*72% of the American Public was against the Stimulus Bill and they passed it. 99 out of 100 Americans were against Tarp and they passed it.