[NTLK] OT: Re: SOPA Legislation
Laurence W Brown
lwb at mac.com
Tue Jan 17 19:34:33 EST 2012
I strongly disagree with your point, and personal attacks are not the point of this list. Let us not discuss politics (especiallbecausey the politics of one single country), as this group is so politically & internationally diverse that we would never finish that conversation, no matter how polite it remained, and we all have limited time, as well as thousands of other opportunities to air our political opinions.
SOPA & IPA, tho, are laws that would have an international impact, and could directly harm this list, so they are not OT...
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On Jan 17, 2012, at 15:09, Dennis Swaney <romad at aol.com> wrote:
> Doesn't matter what Congress does as Our Dear And Glorious Leader has
> started ruling by fiat because "we can't wait". An example is his spate of
> "recess" appointments when Congress is NOT in recess. So the passage of
> SOPA and PIPA is moot. Our Dear And Glorious Leader will implement the
> policies only if they give him more power.
> Dennis B. Swaney
> California People's Republic
> On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 14:16, Lloyd Conway <doc_retro at juno.com> wrote:
>> I'd like to think that you're right, Jon, but he threatened to veto the
>> 2011 NDAA, the new law that gives him the power to arrest and imprison
>> Americans within our borders on his own authority w/o any check or balance,
>> if he deems them to be 'threats' and he's declared the USA to be a
>> 'battlefield' in the war on terror, so i do not hold out hope that he'll
>> refuse to sign such a bill. It may not empower him directly, but it
>> empowers those with power.
>> -Lloyd Conway
>> Charlotte, Michigan
>> "Except apparently, today, Obama threatened to veto it, and Congress
>> has supposedly dropped the bill. We'll see how this goes in the
>> future, but I'd like to think that many congressmen are currently
>> breathing a sigh of relief--this thing kind of grew a life of its own,
>> and nobody seemed willing to try to seriously stop it. (my theory for
>> why, once word came from the WH threatening the veto, that Congress
>> was so quick to drop that potato)
>> ?-Jon Glass
>> Krakow, Poland
>> <jonglass at usa.net>"
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