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Angry Dragon

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Hometown: Minnesota
Home country: USA
Current location: Lost in the world
Member since: Wed Sep 30, 2009, 06:25 AM
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When do the maps for redistricting come out??

Silicon Valley execs blast SOPA in open letter

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57342914-83/silicon-valley-execs-blast-sopa-in-open-letter/?tag=nl.e757

Declan McCullagh
by Declan McCullagh December 14, 2011 7:53 AM PST Follow @declanm

Many of Silicon Valley's most successful entrepreneurs and executives are warning of the dangers of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act in a new open letter to Washington, D.C.

It's signed by Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, among others. It will appear as a paid advertisement in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other newspapers.

The letter's timing is no coincidence. Rep. Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican who drafted SOPA, has scheduled a committee vote tomorrow on a slightly revised version and still highly controversial version--call it SOPA v2.0.

SOPA will "give the U.S. government the power to censor the Web using techniques similar to those used by China, Malaysia and Iran," the letter says. Chris Dodd, the chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, recently invoked China as a model, saying that "when the Chinese told Google that they had to block sites" the company complied, according to a report at Variety.com. Dodd backed away from that comparison in a speech (PDF) yesterday, saying it's unfair to compare shutting down "foreign rogue sites and the policies of repressive governments."


more here: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57342914-83/silicon-valley-execs-blast-sopa-in-open-letter/?tag=nl.e757

The Ides of December

I believe throughout history this is the day set aside for the elected to give the knife to the republic...........

Just my belief

I have thought of the perfect gift for MFM ....... I hope he can use them

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Is Michele coming out of the closet??

http://thehill.com/video/campaign/198591-bachmann-continues-attacks-on-newt-romney

Bachmann keeps hits on ‘NewtRomney’
By Geneva Sands-Sadowitz - 12/11/11 12:17 PM ET


Republican Presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) came out swinging against rival GOP contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich on Sunday as she aimed to paint them similar to President Obama on healthcare, cap and trade and the bank bailouts, dubbing them "NewtRomney."

"It is very clear that there's not a dime's worth of difference between the two of them because both of them have advocated for the healthcare mandate," said Bachmann on CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday.

The Minnesota congresswoman slammed former Massachusetts Gov. Romney and former Speaker of the House Gingrich for being "on the same side" of the healthcare issue as Obama a charge she levelled at her opponents during Saturday's GOP debate.


"When you take a look and people say this is a two man race I would agree, but the one man is 'NewtRomney' and the other man is Michele Bachmann, the only proven consistent conservative," said Bachmann.


This statement may be very telling ..........

Minor thing

Got an alert For Good Reads
and this was at the very bottom


Thank you for serving as a Host of the Soapbox forum.

Not a big deal

Republicans Gingrich and Huntsman to hold epic debate

I was not aware of this debate

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16054669

11 December 2011 Last updated at 01:06 ET

Republican presidential hopefuls Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman plan to hold a debate styled on the historic 1858 tussles between Abraham Lincoln and Senator Stephen Douglas.

Their campaigns say the debate, to be held on Monday 12 December at St Anselm College in New Hampshire, will provide a detailed exploration of their positions and views for the country.

But are they, the voters and the media capable of an intelligent, detailed debate akin to the 21 hours of speeches and argument Lincoln and Douglas made in 1858?

The 14 Republican debates held so far in 2011 have featured several game-changing moments. They have bolstered Mr Gingrich's candidacy, ended Tim Pawlenty's, and seriously diminished Rick Perry's chances (oops...)..

more at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16054669


In my opinion Huntsman will peel away the layers that hide the evil Newt........

I know it must just be me

After spending some time on DU3 it seems that posting in the Soapbox
is not holding up to the stated premise of the forum

I read where it is a forum to state your views, to ask questions of others
and Good Reads is where one posts articles and editorials that they
find out in the real world.

It seems that people might be using them in reverse..........

Angry Dragon
Posted by Angry Dragon | Fri Dec 9, 2011, 01:21 PM (4 replies)

What is that +1 thing all about??

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