speak !

Brothers, sisters, friends, and (especially) those who never liked me,

I have been absent for a while. Some may have missed me, some may have been happier while I was away :)

Today I just return for a short remark about the SOPA and PIPA proposed laws.

These laws seriously limit free speech. And I mean seriously. For those who remember me, recall the style of my worst rants, and imaging worse.

In the USA, and in every place in the world, every bit of progress has happened because of people speaking freely. For thousands of years. Buddha, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad spoke freely, and the world changed.

Martin Luther, and Martin Luther King Junior.

And for the more commercial side, we also have world-changing people and organizations, for example:

The Beatles, the Yes, the Who.

NBC, the BBC, Sony Entertainment, Disney, MGM, Apple Records, Apple Computers, Microsoft, IBM, Intel.

I do not mind that artists and entertainment companies make a lot of money. Or athletes and their sponsors. They are welcome to all of it.

But I do mind that, in the interest of their short term monetary interests, they damage the very foundation of where everything we have gained over the last few thousand years comes from.

Of course saying this here at TDG is preaching to the converted. But I just felt it had to be said, as I do say it in other venues.

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Kathrinn's picture
Member since:
10 August 2004
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8 weeks 5 days

I've missed you - please don't get lost again.

Regards, Kathrinn

red pill junkie's picture
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12 April 2007
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11 hours 31 min

Look what the cat dragged in ;)

You wouldn't know how much I've missed your rants, amigo.

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

Red Pill Junkie
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earthling's picture
Member since:
22 November 2004
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5 weeks 5 hours

Of course I have missed this whole thing.

But I just needed a break, things were just detriorating from heated discussions to plain angryness. So it was time to stop for a bit. Doesn't matter who was at fault. Of course I was the innocent angel :)

But this is the kind of thing where/when I need to wake up everyone.

For a little bit, I am back in the USA. One of the many countries with many many problems, and one of the very few that actually tries to fix their own problems from the inside.

We are the cat in the Schroedinger experiment. We are not the observer, we are the experiment.

Do I believe that ? Only about 15 %

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We are the cat.

Inannawhimsey's picture
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14 April 2009
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1 year 6 weeks

Spread the woid, Brother :3

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All that lives is holy, life delights in life.

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