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pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 751
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 7:09 am:   Edit Post

Our government* is at it again!

Read the link about More about SOPA and PIPA.
click this

I urge you to sign the petition click the link below the Sign The Petition button to understand how your name, e-mail and zip are being used.

* non-partisan use of the word government
811952
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 2130
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 7:18 am:   Edit Post

Done. Thanks for posting this.
keith_h
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 1725
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 12:08 pm:   Edit Post

Better yet call your representative and senator's offices in DC and speak your concerns to a real person. Bring up that this will play havoc with the Domain Name System and effectively break the internet (It's a bit more complicated but trying to keep it simple for our congressional folks). It also wouldn't hurt to add this is the same thing we criticize countries such as China and Iran for.

Keith
rustyg61
Advanced Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 368
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 12:43 pm:   Edit Post

Looks like the issue is dead -

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/103538-2012-01-18-dead-on-arrival-sopa-shelved-indefinitely-obama-succumbs-to-pressure.htm
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10526
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 1:24 pm:   Edit Post

Hi all; I'm trying to get out the door to drive into town to make it to the post office before closing; but I just got an email from a club member who wanted to advise me of a "political" thread. So, I just wanted to quickly remind folks to step lightly around the topic. Thanks.
811952
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 2133
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 1:26 pm:   Edit Post

No soup for pauldo at the next Chicago gathering...
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10527
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 2:24 pm:   Edit Post

:-)
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 753
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 7:22 pm:   Edit Post

Dang - I was hoping my footnote about non-partisan would keep the Mods at bay . . . ;-)

Sorry Dave - hope it didn't keep you from getting to the USPS on time. As Rusty pointed it out, it was all for naught.
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10531
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 7:35 pm:   Edit Post

I got there two minutes before closing; and the letter that had to go out is on its way!
funkyjazzjunky
Senior Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 724
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 7:49 am:   Edit Post

Man, you guys are strange. I live in Washington, DC and we talk politics all the time at work, at home, during dinner, at play, on the Metro, in church...

Vann-Di
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 754
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 8:14 am:   Edit Post

Vann-Di,
I understand the moderators desire to keep political discussions on a short leash here.

We are nothing more than visitors in this cyber-land that is provided by a really great, family owned company; albeit this is the Miscellaneous area, there have been strong opinions made here that could be detrimental to the Alembic family that we all love so much. I personally would never want to be involved with any 'discussion' that may be harmful to the companies reputation.

Paul - the soupless one.
:-D
rustyg61
Advanced Member
Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 369
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 12:32 pm:   Edit Post

"Paul - the soupless one."

Classic!!! TSO is no longer Trans Siberian Orchestra, it's Paul - "The Soupless One!" LOL!
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2281
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 12:47 pm:   Edit Post

NO Alembic loving Bass player left hungry! I will send some eSoup via the internet! ( new inovations in R&D) An Apple compatible version will be available as "iSoup".
terryc
Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 1757
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 3:21 pm:   Edit Post

What about iNoodles, iPasta, iPizza, iBigMac, iWendy's, iTacoBell, iKFC?????
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2282
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 4:09 pm:   Edit Post

Hello Terry ,
Yes, ____ A fine request indeed ! Just a bit more R&D needed. Nothing is impossible, " It just costs a little more " . And of course" Time " Sometimes more "Time" then money !
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5048
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 - 7:31 am:   Edit Post

In Apple's newest move, they are coming out with a device to help people see better:

iglasses!

hehehehe

Bill, tgo
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2283
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 - 7:52 am:   Edit Post

Bill , I really need those !
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5049
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 - 8:00 am:   Edit Post

Wolf:

Hold on a second, I have to put on my reading glasses to see your post.

Bill, tgo

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