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Have you heard about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)?

Asked at Checkers, 2300 La. St. on January 18, 2012

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“I know it’s gotten a lot of attention. I heard about it on NPR — Wikipedia, Google and other sites have been down today to protest it. I signed the petition because I feel that it puts unnecessary restrictions on internet use and there shouldn’t be those harsh limitations on speech online.”

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“I hadn’t heard about the bill or protest, but I’ve seen those commercials against piracy.”

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“No, but I know a lot of corporations are anti-piracy.”

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“I’ve seen posts about the plans for a blackout on Wikipedia and some other sites but I’m not sure I could give an informed opinion on the bill.”

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autie 2 years, 2 months ago

Ahhhh..no worries lads. I was on walkabout for a few days but I'm back now. I missed the whole black out thing. A potential future horrible person explained it all to me...no google? It must have been awful. I was recently sequestered fairly close by with many horrible horrible people. One of them told some horrible horrible lies. I refused to stand up.

The Argentinian is really French. He just won't admit that he likes really thin pancakes.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 2 months ago

"A day without autie is like a day without sunshine." Rock

I agree, Mr. 52. This is the first day in a few years I haven't seen him on the OTS, Facebook, a text message, phone call, Twitter (I have never seen him Tweet,) phone call or carrier pigeon. I hope he is ok. He may be stressed out that his daughter will start learning how to lawyer this fall.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 2 months ago

A day without autie is like a day without sunshine.

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 2 months ago

The fact that Chris Dodd is the mouthpiece for the SOPA folks is really about all you need to know.

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beatrice 2 years, 2 months ago

Sopa? Isn't that one of the Supreme Court justices?

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beatrice 2 years, 2 months ago

I think I have. I'm just a little confused as to why anyone wants to transport copyrighted material through a pipeline from Canada to begin with.

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CWGOKU 2 years, 2 months ago

I could go for some biscuits and gravy

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 2 months ago

I'm just happy to see the Nuge made up with Derek St. Holmes. Nobody sings it like Derek. Certanly not Maynard. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHDA5n...

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 2 months ago

Did you know that Coach Self's legal name is Billy? I'm serious.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 2 months ago

"Jimmy Wales decision did drive a good portion of 304 million people to try to contact their Senator or Congressperson, effectively crashing the Senate.gov servers for a while."

I still prefer to call him Jimbo.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 2 months ago

Why is Jimmy Wales always asking for money? I bet he's really rich.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 2 months ago

T_O_B, "At least Wiki put forth a little effort. All Google did was put a black box over their name." Did you think they would forfeit $86 million?

Jimmy Wales decision did drive a good portion of 304 million people to try to contact their Senator or Congressperson, effectively crashing the Senate.gov servers for a while.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 2 months ago

"No they didn't. But you did need to deactivate geolocation in your browser or use a proxy server. I was physically in Topeka yesterday, but Google and Wikipedia thought I was in Albania.." RI

Were you looking for the best way to eat a pear?

At least Wiki put forth a little effort. All Google did was put a black box over their name.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 2 months ago

If those are my options, I'll choose Albania.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 2 months ago

Hell if I do, Hell if I don't . . . (sigh)

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 2 months ago

"Wiki closed up shop yesterday" - T_O_B

No they didn't. But you did need to deactivate geolocation in your browser or use a proxy server. I was physically in Topeka yesterday, but Google and Wikipedia thought I was in Albania...

BTW Lee Marvin's brothers name is Bob.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 2 months ago

Roe, did your wife protest when you pulled her battery? Is she related to Commander Data?

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 2 months ago

"I forgot and tried to use Google yesterday with the result that I couldn't close my browser, turn off my internet connection or even restart or shut down my computer---had to use the switch to cut it off.

Did anybody else have any problem like this?" Verity

I didn't. I used Google several times yesterday without problems. I was trying to figure out what Lee Marvin's final movie was and Wiki closed up shop yesterday. So I used Google.. The Delta Force was the answer. I thought it was the Dirty Dozen sequel.

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verity 2 years, 2 months ago

I forgot and tried to use Google yesterday with the result that I couldn't close my browser, turn off my internet connection or even restart or shut down my computer---had to use the switch to cut it off.

Did anybody else have any problem like this?

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verity 2 years, 2 months ago

As I understand it, the concern with SOPA is that a suspicion of a minor copyright infraction could be an excuse for shutting down a whole website without recourse---which has to make one wonder what the true motive is behind it.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 2 months ago

Captain Coward is actually a victim of Somali Pirates. They have SUV's. They like to drive them.

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prospector 2 years, 2 months ago

Put piracy where it belongs. On the high seas. ARRRGG

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 2 months ago

Go on, get the damn flu shot, with the CIA micro chips and the latest micro GPS. We're already brainwashed. Just check out the round scar on your left shoulder.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 2 months ago

It's another flippin geek fest. Get ready for Occupy SOPA, another excuse for the lazy great unwashed to not get a job. Hey, I haven't worked in ages, but at least I'm up front about it. Working for someone is simply a legal form of prostituion. I will have nothing to do with it.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 2 months ago

"RI is an Argentine. I doubt he is even in this country legally"- BoB.

Oh, he's legal, BoB. RI was born the Argentine district in KC. He was stolen from his parents and taken to Venezuela, where he was forced into pornography. This ws before the Amber Alert. He actually blossomed into one of the world's most renowned porn stars. Catch him in "Ronnie Loves Seka."

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Peaty 2 years, 2 months ago

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 2 months ago

Today's Groupon - 53% Off Colon Hydrotherapy "The hydrotherapy cleans and hydrates the colon while working to remove harmful toxins and clear the way for bobsledding popsicles."

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Andini 2 years, 2 months ago

Yes. I miss Susan Lucci and All My Children every day.

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CWGOKU 2 years, 2 months ago

Yes, I have heard of it. I filed it away under "things I could care less about"

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 2 months ago

" Just people with money fighting with each other trying to dress it up as free speach. Have not looked at. Probably does go to far." Babboy

Yeah. I laughed yesterday when I heard some news guys call the protest a grassroots effort. Really? Google is huge.

Both obviously go too far, but it is all a big smokescreen. Neither had a chance of passing as is even prior to yesterday's shenanigans.

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BABBOY 2 years, 2 months ago

Yeah, I heard of it. Just people with money fighting with each other trying to dress it up as free speach. Have not looked at. Probably does go to far.

(man I have mellowed)

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 2 months ago

"You need to quit bucking the system and do your duty as an American."

RI is an Argentine. I doubt he is even in this country legally.

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jehovah_bob 2 years, 2 months ago

This whole time I thought it was spelled SOPAPILLA. What do you know?

Sopapipas are soooo yummy.

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rantor 2 years, 2 months ago

You need to quit bucking the system and do your duty as an American. Get in line and get your shots; the government knows what is best for you. Your insolence puts us all at risk.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 2 months ago

No, I was engaged defending the liberty of the people from having foreign substances injected in to their bodies by the ever more totalitarian government.

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 3 months ago

Small business SOPA are to travel on multiple routes for various purposes that may vary and they use alternative vehicle and courtesy SOPA. (from a source)

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RoeDapple 2 years, 3 months ago

I keep it in the shower, Next to the shamoop.

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Bill Lee 2 years, 3 months ago

I have mixed feelings about the bill(s) since I've had my intellectual property stolen and posted on someone's for-profit site. I hate censorship and don't mind a certain amount of "fair usage," but there needs to be limits. It'll be interesting to see how this all shakes out.

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Odeo 2 years, 3 months ago

Yes. I thought that is why condoms are being given out in "Middle Schools" - used to be Junior High Schools - when I was that age.

Other than that, I do not know about any other STD's.....- Odeo

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Benjamin Roberts 2 years, 3 months ago

Yes, I have heard of SOPA. Also PIPA (Protect IP Act).

Have you heard of SOPA on a ROPA?

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Loki 2 years, 3 months ago

Yes, delicious soup. And Pipa, the much hotter sister of Princess Kate. ;)

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RoeDapple 2 years, 3 months ago

Sorry, that's the best answer I can come up with without wikipedia. I called Ron and he was as stumped as I.

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