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    Patriot Act II

    This is just a heads up. I was making a point in another thread about how little things now that people want to be apathic towards can open doors for other things that will affect you directly.

    Think about the RIAA and DMCA.

    It started out as merely a small provision in a bill it devolped, slowly, and in the public eye to become the Juggernaut it is today. I am not saying the the DMCA is wrong in its purpose, only that unless we take an active and attentive approach to current lawmakers and laws up for vote that it could really bite us in the end.

    Its your privacy at stakes.

    http://wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848...w=wn_tophead_1

    This is the actual first draft of Pat Act II

    http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/patriot2-hi.pdf

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    http://wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848...w=wn_tophead_1


    Just another link. This one is something that one can easily see what this could develop into something which could be easily abused.
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    Things like this convince me that the terrorists have allready won..

    Soon the USA will be just as "controlled" as the IRAQ was..
    The secret police, the sencorship etc..

    Some people call it patriotism, but when you swap your personal privileges for the comunity safety, it sounds more like communism to me..
    But after 30+ years of brainwashing the american public that communism = bad, you can't go calling it that.. Let's just call it Patriotism !
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    It's all wordplay, discources of power and all that. Americans seem to be so blinded by patriotism they will basically allow all kinds of big brother style laws to sneak in.

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    You know Ennis, here is the worst thing about all of it. Most people are completly aware of what they are doing. Most of the time its in our front page, on the local news, and all over the internet. Its this "it doesn't affect me" apathetic attitude that everyone seems to have that is allowing all this to happen.

    And you know what?

    When it does affect you, you'll wish you had done somethine sooner.

    hjack
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    Sounds a lot like

    in Germany, the Nazis came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was so one left to speak for me
    Pastor Martin Neimoeller
    I'd like to point everyone to the Electronic Frontier Foundation

    And especialy:

    http://www.eff.org/Privacy/Surveilla...of-patriot.php
    and
    http://writ.corporate.findlaw.com/sc.../20030217.html
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