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I hate to bring up politics...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Black Sun, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Black Sun

    Black Sun Grand Poobah
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    but I feel strongly about this issue. I hope everyone will (at least our US users) please take a moment today to contact your senators and congressmen and ask them to vote no on SOPA and PIPA.

    And for our non-american users who wish to show their support, please contact the US state department to voice your concern.

    If you're interested in helping out and raising awareness please check out http://americancensorship.org and http://www.blackoutsopa.org
     
  2. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    If our server crashes again today, let's pretend it was intentional.

    <.<
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  3. Black Sun

    Black Sun Grand Poobah
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    LOL. Good idea.
     
  4. Mirt

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    To late now we all know. Although I haven't gotten any cloud messages today so... Also do make sure you tell your reps how poorly written this bill is and that while some of the ideas are good a bill written this poorly should never become a law.
     
  5. Lorddog

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    doesnt matter it will only get 5 votes or so anyhow.
    no need to worry
     
  6. Black Sun

    Black Sun Grand Poobah
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    Now maybe. After last week a lot of officials changed their positions on the bills. It appears they got the message we were sending last week.
     
  7. TheScoundrelRico

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    Now you need to go after the people who actually steal the intellectual property of others to stop it so these types of laws don't keep getting introduced...la
     
  8. kamugi

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    It could also be the fact that most politicians don't seem to have brains and just follow what they are told to do or follow the not get in trouble route. My opinion though >_>
     
  9. EvilPixieWorks

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    Sorry babe... they are all crooks no matter what flag they fly.

    The vote goes to whoever’s bribe is bigger... not what is good for people.

    I’m a life long anti-airbag spokes-person, supervising countless hours of pain and suffering because the lobbyists bribed the US government to make airbags mandatory in cars with no concern of the consequences of the people they cripple and kill every year.
     
  10. Black Sun

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    Speaking as someone who wouldn't be here right now if not for an air bag, I'm glad the government made GM put them in my first car.
     
  11. Zosimus

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    I have 2 friends that airbags saved them from an idiot drunk driver that smashed into them.

    I witnessed a wreck 5 years ago in an old car that did not have airbags in it and the poor woman in the passenger side head hit the winshield. She had a seat belt on but it malfunctioned. An airbag would of probaly helped her in that situation.

    So nothing wrong with a little goverment regulation.
     
  12. kamugi

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    Airbags are really good. I actually almost got hit by a car the other day. He came to close, I think he was drunk. We had to quickly move into the other lane and avoid it or risk him hitting the driver seat....

    Man those airbags could've helped if I didn't know how to get out of situations without them.

    I detest government officials but bribes can only go so far. If you "**** off the people" enough something is suppose to happen.