There were many bills in the 2010 congress that created a lot of news, press, and hate and discontent. It is very easy for you to review the general content of each bill and reply to you congress person to let them know how you feel and how you want them to vote.
The following site makes this just about as easy as it can be. POPVOX.COM lists the most recent and “hot” bill before congress and describe each in easy to understand terms. They also mak it very easy for you to reply with you comment to any or all of you elected representatives.
From their web site, “Click on a bill to learn more about the issue, see which advocacy organizations and trade associations endorse it and how far along it is in the policy-making process. Then, advise your own Members of Congress on how they should vote on the bill by supporting or opposing it — and sharing your comments. Learn more….Read More
The “Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act” (COICA) is another censorship act to establish the “Great Firewall of USA” similar to the one China has. This is just plain bad business for any country.
The following is from the EFF, “This is a censorship bill, with a blacklist and everything. Hollywood’s previous adventures with blacklists were a dark period in American history. This time, it’s not people suspected of being too communist, it’s websites suspected of being too “piratical.” Senator Leahy is leading the government into the swamp of trying to decide which websites should be blacklisted and which ones shouldn’t, and they’re going to discover that the line between copyright infringement and free political speech can be awfully murky.”
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (DMCA) copyright enforcement provisions give copyright owners the relatively narrow power to remove just their copyrighted content from a website. Even then, there have been numerous mistakes, mishaps, and abuses of that narrow takedown system to censor legitimate speech online. Now imagine the mistakes, mishaps, and abuses we’ll see with COICA’s broader, government-initiated, domain-wide takedowns.”
For more on this and the calamity it will cause — Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Chamber of Commerce has even more to say about this horrible piece of legislation.
Again the music industry has it’s head up is a$$ trying to bully everyone that does not move to their whims.
Here is another great story that confirms the above statement.
“A 20/20 report from 1980 shows how the music industry has falsely complained over the years that it’s dying, back then blaming FM radio, home taping, and physical piracy for massive job layoffs and declining profits.
There’s nothing more refreshing in the morning than a good laugh, and that’s exactly what I got this morning thanks to a video unearthed from the depths of 1980. It’s a 20/20 report on the state of the music industry nearly three decades ago and in it we see Joe Smith, President of Elektra-Asylum records, ironically lamenting the mounting profit losses and subsequent massive job layoffs.
It’s obviously a familiar refrain we’ve heard for more than a decade now, though the threats and perceived bogeyman have changed.”
Take some time to read this article and watch the videos.Read More
IF you work for Boeing and are in management it will. What if you don’t? Lets look at the following from (AP). Someone has to pay for the uninsured and that someone is a working class person who received benefits from their employer. So, if a major company like Boeing is expecting a cost increase so will the company you work for. Therefore look for less benefits or higher cost of the benefits you are currently getting, and you owe this all to Obamacare.
“WASHINGTON (AP) — Aerospace giant Boeing is joining the list of companies that say the new health care law could have a potential downside for their workers.
In a letter mailed to employees late last week, the company cited the overhaul as part of the reason it is asking some 90,000 nonunion workers to pay significantly more for their health plan next year. A copy of the letter was obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
“The newly enacted health care reform legislation, while intended to expand access to care for millions of uninsured Americans, is also adding cost pressure as requirements of the new law are phased in over the next several years,” wrote Rick Stephens, Boeing’s senior vice president for human resources.”
The full (AP) article is available here.Read More
When was the last time you checked your credit score? Maybe you should now. This site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
Get the facts here Your annual credit report
The bill of rights was added to the constitution to protect the rights of a U.S. Citizen, not an illegal alien, or any other non resident.
Please read the Bill right of rights and ask each on your elected officials to read it again before they in act a bill that does not follow the intentions of the writers of this most famous of all documents of the U.S of America.
“Fresh in their minds was the memory of the British violation of civil rights before and during the Revolution. They demanded a “bill of rights” that would spell out the immunities of individual citizens.”
For your benefit and rights, The Bill of Rights
To fully understand the meaning of each amendment, you need the definition of each word as it was meant when written in 1789. Therefore, I present Websters dictionary version 1789. You can search this dictionary on Google books. Search for “An American dictionary of English Language”
“We the People” starts the preamble to the U.S. Constitution. It is time for our elected representatives to read this document and live by its creed. IF it was followed as written and in the context of which it was written, we would not have the problems our country faces today.
For your viewing pleasure The U.S Constitution.Read More
“A markup on SJC Chairman Leahy’s IP infringement bill was postponed late Wednesday, as staffers anticipated the chamber would finish legislative work and adjourn for recess before the hearing could commence,” says Politico.
A group of 87 prominent engineers who played critical roles in the development of the Internet have also voiced their objections to the COICA in a joint letter submitted to the US Senate Judiciary Committee.
“If enacted, this legislation will risk fragmenting the Internet’s global domain name system (DNS), create an environment of tremendous fear and uncertainty for technological innovation, and seriously harm the credibility of the United States in its role as a steward of key Internet infrastructure,” they warn. “In exchange for this, the bill will introduce censorship that will simultaneously be circumvented by deliberate infringers while hampering innocent parties’ ability to communicate.”
Read the full review an content at the following site:
Web censorship bill
There is a guy named Salman Khan on Youtube that has a passion for education. He has produced hundreds of videos about math, economics, banking, and biology to name a few. His goal is to provide common sense education for all to understand and make it freely available through Youtube.
The following is quoted from his web site “It is our mission to accelerate learning for students of all ages. With this in mind, we want to share our content with whoever may find it useful. The videos have been categorized within the playlists.”
The following is the link to his Youtube site.Read More