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Guess Who's Authoring a Bill to Shut-Down "Rogue" Websites

Bob Goodlatte, the RINO 18-year incumbent who Karen Kwiatkowski is running against in Virginia. He's about to introduce a House version of a Senate Bill that authorizes government intervention in closing down "rogue sites" and forcing search engines to remove them from returning in search requests.

The Senate online copyright bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee in May before it was put on hold. Michelle Bachmann came out against the bill and even aligned with left-leaning groups over this issue saying that she's against government overstepping its authority to restrict free speech in this country.

Bob Goodlatte, who Chairs the IP Sub-Committee in the House is about to sponsor the House version of the "online shut-down" bill.

Even though he's saying that his bill will not allow government to intervene in how private websites are run, the man is a natural, born politician. If his IP Copyright bill is anything like his balanced budget amendment, you can safely bet that he's on the side of government intervention and expansion.

Let's make sure Karen Kwiatkowski beats him in their upcoming Republican primary. Check out her website, www.karenkforcongress.com and give in the upcoming, Lady Liberty Money Bomb, Oct 28th. http://tinyurl.com/6adxpwp

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They already shut down web sites

Sites counter to national defense...

Porn sites that don't set themselves up right...

Sites that pass viruses...

What I hate is that sites like Ogrish were either shut down or watered down. In addition to the intense gore, Ogrish had things that I had never seen, including plenty of amazing war video throughout decades. Frankly, even some of the gory stuff was interesting to learn about. People need to know how freaking crazy other people are. And this site was a peek into the dark sticky corners of the human mind.

But no, they don't let sites like Ogrish around anymore. Well, there are a few that are virus traps. Beware sites offering real truth.

i was thinking liberman

=)

I will neither be subject to

I will neither be subject to nor abide by this law.

I'm with you. But what do

I'm with you. But what do you do when search engines remove your site from returning in the results? This bill authorizes the Attorney General to do that.

Build your own search engine.

Build your own search engine.

And when the AG's office

And when the AG's office serves you with papers to remove a list of websites from your search engine?

Burn them.

Burn them.

LOL! Burn the papers or the

LOL! Burn the papers or the AG?

I would imagine the AG's office will send a swat team and other armed law enforcement w/ the papers or should their papers be ignored.

Then respond with your own

Then respond with your own swat team.

If the government is good at

If the government is good at one thing, it's ... responding to people who respond with their own swat teams.

Peace. : )

The worst they can do is kill

The worst they can do is kill you.

If they wanted to shut any site down via "legal" means

this bill will give it to them in the form of a cornucopia of confusing regulations and double-spoken innuendo.

Much like they shut Gibson down over some arcane laws regarding the import of exotic hardwood, the same wood that other "supportive" guitar makers use (that they get via the same methods!). Gibson supports Republicans and operates in TN, a right-to-work state.

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RON PAUL 2012

Exactly and where does that

Exactly and where does that leave us and sites like the Daily Paul?

There are so many federal regulations that most people are

guilty of "committing three felonies a day" and aren't even aware of it.

That's the point. If they want to take someone out, they'll find a reason.

Endeavor to persevere.

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RON PAUL 2012

Friend of Foe? Rogue State... Rouge Site

For whom doth the bell toll?

"Rouge State" used in controlled terminology of the "free press" refers to a nation state outside the central banking cartel. Libya was a rouge state until this year.

"Rouge Site" ... (see related topic above)

For whom doth the reaper search?

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Marco Rubio is in the list

of contributors as well.... Isn't he a Neo-T Partier, or just a Neo Con?

In all fairness it looks like this bill is targeted toward foreign websites that are used for the purpose of plaigerising or scamming people, like the Russian and Nigerian spammers. Of course it isn't always the intent of the bill that is problematic, but what it is used for in the future...

Thank you for your nice

Thank you for your nice comments and looking into the bill. I forgot to mention that Rubio cosponsored it.

If you skim the Bill's headings, it appears targeted toward "rogue overseas websites." But if you read under the headings, the bill uses terms like, "Internet site dedicated to infringing activities" and you don't necessarily have to operate overseas to be impacted by the bill.

Your impacted by this if: activity on your website falls under the term "infringing activities"; you harm holders of intellectual property in the U.S.; you purchase a url from an overseas registrar; someone comes to your website from an overseas server, etc., etc., etc. It goes on and on in authorizing the Attorney General to take action against Internet sites.

Look up the term ‘‘Internet site dedicated to infring-
ing activities.’’ It means a lot of thing in the bill.

What is the bill number?

I can't find this legislation. Do you know the number?

Stephanie,
not voting for any other GOP candidate.

The Senate bill, is S.698 and

The Senate bill, is S.698 and it's called, "Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011." For short it's called, "Protect IP Act" but that's difficult to find on govtrack or Thomas.

Senate Bill Text, here: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=11...

The House version is currently being authored by Bob Goodlatte, who Chairs the House Judiciary Subcommittee on IP, Competition and the Internet; Co-Chairs the House Internet Caucus and Chairs the Republican House High Tech Working Group.

If you're on FB, check-out how the Tea Party Patriots came out against the bill. They enthusiastically joined with the left over this issue: https://www.facebook.com/teapartypatriots/posts/226589237395430

Government knows what is best

Government knows what is best for you to know therefore Uncle Sam/Big Brother must protect you from knowing things you ought not to know. It is dangerous for you to think for yourselves. Only unpersons expose you to ideas and information you ought not to know. Bob Goodlatte’s Ministry of Truth bill will do just that. Government is here to protect you against unpersons by concealing from you rogue information, rogue ideas, rogue history, rogue thoughts, rogue truths and rogue influences. In fact Obama’s recent assassination missions were simply an enhanced method of censorship. The Federal Department of Truth programming your thoughts for you so you won’t have to think. It is very important for the government to shut down rogue websites as well as shutting down rogue unpersons.

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” – George Orwell.

“indifference to objective truth is encouraged by the sealing off of one part of the world from another, which makes it harder and harder to discover what is actually happening. There can often be doubt about the most enormous events.” – George Orwell

"...this is precisely the purpose of censorship- not only to block unwanted views, but to keep people who are unhappy from knowing how many millions of others share their unhappiness; to keep the dormant opposition from awakening to its own developing strength." - Hedrick Smith

"I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man." -- Thomas Jefferson

Let it not be said that we did nothing.-Ron Paul
Stand up for what you believe in, even if you stand alone.-Sophia Magdalena Scholl

what a D bag not exactly sure

what a D bag not exactly sure what a "rogue" web site is thou

"All matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. We are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death. Life is a dream and we are the imaginations of ourselves. "

Bill Hicks

That's the whole idea...

That's the whole idea! It could mean anything to anyone. So it can apply to any site that they don't like that anyone in authority deems it to be a "rogue" site. This is a vague, catch all law that will certainly be abused and is very dangerous to the first amendment.

RickStone

to these Statists, a rogue site...

...would be something like The DAILY PAUL!!

Or Infowars, or prisonplanet.tv, or Dr. Stan Montieth's Radio Liberty, or.....

I was going to guess Joe Lieberman

but thank you for the info.

You see! It's incumbents that

You see! It's incumbents that stay under the radar pushing these insidious bills. After 18-years in the House, Goodlatte's done enough damage. He needs to be replaced, pronto!

Stuart Bain

If Stuart runs against him again, vote Stuart! Its too bad the media was working for Goodlatte in 2010....

I met Mr. Goodlatte a few weeks ago. He made me very angry with his denial of cannabis facts. He is willfully blind and if this legislation is as you say, he wants to keep everyone else in the dark too.

Stephanie,
not voting for any other GOP candidate.

Stuart Bain is not running

Stuart Bain is not running again. He's supporting Karen Kwiatkowski who's running in the Republican primary against Goodlatte. Are you familiar with her? If not, you can check her out here, www.karenkforcongress.com/about-karen