Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 19 2012 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: Obama Applies The 'Brer Rabbit Solution' To The KeystoneXL Pipeline Bill

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Cabale News ServiceJanuary 19 2012 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: Obama Applies The 'Brer Rabbit Solution' To The KeystoneXL Pipeline Bill

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A Synopsis Of This Morning's News...

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[After the news, the sound of technological history... Thomas Alva Edison, on wax. Most likely the first recorded words anyone had ever heard in the United States. After the commentary, Steve Goodie, with BIG CREDS to some local guys, The Doobie Brothers... Another little piece of history... relatively recent history. The video for this is a must see. Courtesy of the respective artists, and the greed of the global petrochemical industry.]
«o» Congress is back in session and they MIGHT actually get something done having been 'educated' by their constituents over the holiday. It looks like the payroll tax relief bill will be passing and the president made a deal on the KeystoneXL pipeline from Canada to Houston because the State Department says that there isn't enough time before the bill's passage to do an environmental study, no less because the people of Nebraska and the state itself not wanting the pipeline because it would most likely damage the underground aquifer the citizens of Nebraska depend on for much of their water. Yes folks, water IS "heavier" than Oil on the scale of human necessities. There are plans for an alternate route. More @ BusinessWeek.

«o» In Honduras, remember Honduras? The South American country whose government was overthrown by a coup d' etat while the US looked on despite the coup's illegality and a FORGED resignation letter by the country's president Manuel Zelaya... The State department is demanding that all US civilians including Peace Corp personnel leave Honduras. Perhaps an insurrection is brewing, but neither country is saying why. The Peace Corp contingent in Honduras is one of the largest, with 158 volunteers. More @ CBSNews.

«o» A battle is won against the pimps and thieves of the recording and motion picture industry, but the war IS NOT over! Yesterday's blackout by various sites on the internet including, the file host for Cabale News Service's online 'broadcast/podcast' was highly successful. SOPA and PIPA will not pass in it's current form when it's due to come to a vote next week... IF it comes to a vote next week. More, and more below the fold.

Meanwhile, with a H/t to: AnonymissExpress
#US Supreme Court Chooses #SOPA/#PIPA Protest Day To Give A Giant Middle Finger To The Public Domain
from the ridiculous dept

We’ve been talking about the Golan case, and its possible impact on culture, for years. If you’re unfamiliar with it, it’s the third in a line of cases, starting with the Eldred case, to challenge aspects of copyright law as violating the First Amendment.

The key point in the case was questioning whether or not the US could take works out of the public domain and put them under copyright.

The US had argued it needed to do this under a trade agreement to make other countries respect our copyrights. Of course, for those who were making use of those public domain works, it sure seemed like a way to unfairly lock up works that belonged to the public. It was difficult to see how retroactively taking works out of the public domain could fit into the traditional contours of copyright law… but today, on the day of the big SOPA/PIPA protests… that’s exactly what happened (pdf). [In Full @ TechDirt]

In OTHER News:

More on the SOPA/PIPA fight... It's ain't over!
Sopa and Pipa protests not over, says Wikipedia

After a 24-hour blackout, Wikipedia has returned to full working order but declared: “We’re not done yet.”

The site had blocked its content for 24 hours in protest at proposed anti-piracy legislation in the US.

The encyclopaedia said the site had been viewed 162 million times, with eight million people following instructions to contact politicians.

The protest led to eight US lawmakers withdrawing their support for the proposed bills.

Two of the bill’s co-sponsors, Marco Rubio from Florida and Roy Blunt from Missouri, are among those who have withdrawn their support after “legitimate concerns”.

But backers of the legislation, led by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), described the action as an “irresponsible” publicity “stunt”.

The Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (Pipa) have caused considerable controversy among internet users and businesses since the plans were proposed in October last year. [More @ BBC]
But it HAS crippled the pimps and thieves of the Motion Picture/Recording industry... and their lobbyists:
The First Internet Strike in History a Success

Wednesday, January 18 2012

The Washington Post reports that Rep. Darrell Issa of California, who opposed SOPA/PIPA, has put out a statement saying, “The voice of the Internet community has been heard,” and that there will be no vote in the House on the bills so detested by the entire technical and Internet communities.

“Much more education for Members of Congress about the workings of the Internet is essential,” Issa says.
This is tech history, so I’ve collected screenshots for you of some of the many, many sites that are on strike today. The complete list, with links, is on I see media reports that Google and Wikipedia are on strike, but this strike turned out to be much larger than that.

Here is a representative sample, with links provided so you can follow up and learn more about why the Internet en masse is so opposed to SOPA and PIPA... [More @ GrokLaw]

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