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Obama Signs Global Internet Treaty Worse Than SOPA

Months before the debate about Internet censorship raged as SOPA and PIPA dominated the concerns of web users, President Obama signed an international treaty that would allow companies in China or any other country in the world to demand ISPs remove web content in the US with no legal oversight whatsoever.

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement was signed by Obama on October 1 2011, yet is currently the subject of a White House petition demanding Senators be forced to ratify the treaty. The White House has circumvented the necessity to have the treaty confirmed by lawmakers by presenting it an as “executive agreement,” although legal scholars have highlighted the dubious nature of this characterization.

The hacktivist group Anonymous attacked and took offline the Federal Trade Commission’s website yesterday in protest against the treaty, which was also the subject of demonstrations across major cities in Poland, a country set to sign the agreement today.

Under the provisions of ACTA, copyright holders will be granted sweeping direct powers to demand ISPs remove material from the Internet on a whim. Whereas ISPs normally are only forced to remove content after a court order, all legal oversight will be abolished, a precedent that will apply globally, rendering the treaty worse in its potential scope for abuse than SOPA or PIPA.

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Man, in my next life I wanna

Man, in my next life I wanna be a hacker. Anonymous is having all the fun.

Hate to admit but Alex Jones was 100% right

I was introduced to Alex and infowars in 2000, thought he was a paranoid maniac and have watched him predict 9/11 6 weeks before it happened, and everything that's going on right now. If his predictions are right about what is to come and I wouldn't doubt him, and we don't stand up in the same fashion as my people in POLAND, Life here in America will be something I don't ever want to even imagine.

I am very hopeful because we have people Like Ron Paul and I see people waking up everyday. Internet is our greatest tool, take that away and we are helpless slaves. Just imagine how far Ron Paul would get without internet? Not when they have the modern technology and we don't

I made a New Years Resolution this year, everyday I spend at least 1 hour, doing something to fight against the evil plans they have for us. I Make videos, spread videos, get involved locally and try to awaken and inspire others to do the same.

This against the 1st Amendment. Free speach.

Additionally, an international accord that is inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution is void under domestic U.S. law, the same as any other federal law in conflict with the Constitution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_Clause

Will be definately be fought out in the courts.
This guy is a total abomination of the office of the president. He went at Arizona Gov. Brewer yesterday. He is starting to think he is a king! No one should question his authority. Hail O'bomba!

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So does this mean the DailyPaul will cease?

That was the concern with SOPA and PIPA. I would think the same copyright fears because of uploaded user content exists under ACTA? Corporations are going to be the death of themselves. If the freedom of the internet goes, than revolution comes. This might just be the tipping point. Corporations are idiots.

We have to fight

BBC reports:

Thousands march in Poland over Acta internet treaty

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16735219

According to my Polish news it was over 30 cities!
Hundreds of thousands of people protesting.

Small towns like Sopot
Zielona Gora
Gorzow Wielkopolski
Bialystok
countless others -- we KNOW ALREADY TYRANNY HAS ARRIVED!

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I am Polish

Have access to Polish news.

Poland was chosen "to try to pass this bill because Poland right now has European Union presidency"

Polish brave people when they saw the game - came out onto the streets...of their towns EVERY TOWN TAKES PART!

1000 websites in Poland took part.
TOTAL BLACKOUT.

Niech Zyje POLSKA!

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

URGENT

Dozens of cities are protestings on the streets of Poland.

Big Brother EU chose the moment the Poland has presidency of the EU.

URGENT TO ALL FREEDOM LOVING PEOPLE.
WE ARE UNDER TOTAL ATTACK.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

And then there is this bill

And then there is this bill H.R. 1981 from the "author" of SOPA, Lamar Smith (R-TX). Got to love Government.

Any senator who votes for any

Any senator who votes for any international treaty that abridges the Rights of the American people, particularly those addressed in the Bill of Rights is an agent of a foreign power.

any blackouts planned

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That article was very

That article was very enlightening, and disheartening. But i gotta admit, I don't have the slightest clue what any of the people in any of those comments on that sight are talking about. Its all written in english but its almost a completely different language to me, lol.

Sign the Petition.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/eu_save_the_internet_spread/?fHCKEcb...

Sign the petition to the EU to stop ACTA.

I just saw David Koch sign it!

Write to your representatives.

Truthbearer's picture

Gingrich spokesman: The Speaker misled in response to John King.

Yahoo News: Gingrich spokesman: The Speaker misled in response to John King.

Here is another caught in the act story.

After getting his ass chewed the other day at the SC debate, John King fires back at newt the Grinch deceiver extraordinaire.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/gingrich-spokesman-speake...

Anyone have trouble signing the petition

besides me?

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

I just signed it

with no issues.

What's Going On!!

Everyday our freedoms, liberties, and our Bill of Rights are continually being destroyed. We have a controlled media in print, on T.V. and the Web. We have turned into a nation of followers, instead of leaders and independent thinkers and questioners. We can't be complaisant with our own lifes schedules. This has happened to us because, we are uniformed and uninvolved. It's truely sad to see this wonderful country of ours become part of the new world order. One day the population will wake up but, by then it will be to late. They will wonder, if they just got involved sooner would the outcome be different.

In 2008 "they" stole my 4x8

In 2008 "they" stole my 4x8 Ron Paul sign that was nailed to my front deck.

If I would have caught them, there would have been hell to pay.

The GOP are such sheisters, and the McCain supporters were completely underhanded

Be Your Own Media!!!

I don´t understand...ACTA was

I don´t understand...ACTA was signed into law today? Or October?

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Teach a man to fish and you feed him for the rest of his life.
Teach a man to phish and he'll clean out your bank account.
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not yet law in America

But puppet Obama is pushing it with his overlords whispering in his ear.

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

The worst

President EVER!!!

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
- Thomas Jefferson

Talking about a Revolution!!!We all want to change the World!

If they take down the free net that we know, then I consider this just one more huge step closer to our nation fulfilling that clarion of warnings, " that they who make peaceful revolutions impossible, make violent revolutions inevitable!)

Some notes from my business law class

Under Article II, Section 2, of the U.S.
Constitution, the president has the power “by and
with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make
Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present
concur.”
A bilateral agreement, as the term implies, is an
agreement formed by two nations to govern their
commercial exchanges or other relations with one
another. A multilateral agreement is formed by
several nations.

The executive branch is responsible for foreign
affairs, but treaties with foreign governments
require the advice and consent of the Senate.

Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, commonly
referred to as the supremacy clause, provides that
the Constitution, laws, and treaties of the United
States are “the supreme Law of the Land.” When
there is a direct confl ict between a federal law and a
state law, the state law is rendered invalid.

So basically, our Constitutional Lawyer has gone directly against the Constitution in signing this treaty. However, if that isn't challenged, this treaty will trump any state laws. Someone needs to impeach this dictator.

Impeaching Obama

Maybe this would be a good time for Dr. Paul to initiate impeachment proceedings against Obama. Obama has certainly committed plenty of violations against the Constitution and American people to warrant an impeachment.

Do we really have TIME to wait for Ron Paul to be sworn in?

More truth from controlled opposition! What will the people do now???

I have never seen so many VOTE UP's on the DP....the outrage exists; but ONLY here...the American electorate simply don't know anything - nor do they believe it; all they know is that the Patriots and Giants will be playing in the Super Bowl.

The messengers the NWO has used, to tell us openly what they are planning to do to us, and what they have done to us; are fringe, outspoken, and outrageous - Alex Jones!!!

To this day, Glenn Beck can still get more Republican housewives to vote for Mitt over Newt; Alex Jones has only a cult following, and all of their most controversial stuff is a stain on this movement; because although we BELIEVE it - he is the one who "uncovers it" and we follow him as the pied piper.

We need to stop worrying about the New World Order, and get back to the basics - staying focused on our Constitution, and the moral character of our elected officials - this is how you reach people; not yelling tyranny in a crowded theatre.

All the legislation is in place, and all the police agencies/local governments are up to speed - we're all just waiting for the day when these unconstitutional/treasonous laws are enforced, all at once.

They have laid the groundwork for the day when they will employ FORCE against any and all potential dissenters within our borders, and they've already told us through Alex Jones and his movies; that they are trained and ready to go. And so, although they have, and continue to allow us to broadcast ad nauseum our objections, our intentions, our petitions, our reasons, our videos, and our organized groups who we hope will help us "fight back"...we're out-numbered, out-gunned, out-of-power, predominately biased to our own self-interests and survival; and truly unorganized and unable to mount a real resistance.

Oh, there will be pockets of resistance, and various skirmishes - more Ruby Ridges peppered throughout our land; but it will be nothing like what was depicted in the movie "The Patriot" - the townspeople don't believe it - they don't MEET - they wouldn't come out to a meeting if we invited them - they are NOT going to read this article - they don't know our history - they don't know their civic duty as charged to them by the founders - they don't have a plan - their wealth is in paper assets - they don't get mad, they don't get outraged - they don't run for office, they simply don't CARE because they would be seen as a kook if they did!

Thanking Alex Jones for his tireless patriotism, or nodding our head with Judge Napolitiano or Neil Cavuto or Jerry Doyle will NOT end this tyranny; let alone "throw it off"!

Ron Paul, and his son Rand, are ALONE in their opposition - outnumbered Congressionally 533 to 2; so listening to the radio, watching Adam Kokesh speak passionately, and blogging all day on the DP here fuels a fire - but really - who would ACT on these words "...it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government..."

WHERE ARE OUR 56 SIGNERS who would sign their death warrant in this age? Accomplished men, of significant wealth, who would sacrifice it all for our Liberty? I can't follow Alex Jones off a cliff; we can't get all riled up, pissed off, and storm the Capitol or the White House...the list of grievances and unconstitutional laws stretches from New York to Los Angeles in 12-point font!

So, sadly, we're all comrades because we're ALL outraged; but, we're still a pretty docile group - and NO credible THREAT to those who sit in power and have systematically destroyed this Republic. The WHOLE of the media, nor any of our elected officials, don't look the least bit phased that we could/will bounce them from power; they openly MOCK us - they know we can't stop them because virtually nobody agrees with us to the degree that this is an ALL or NOTHING election - otherwise - we would have seen ONE other Congressman weep for this Republic, and resign from office saying "I couldn't sign it, and I can't do this to my nation anymore!"

I hope, that unlike the executed under Hitler's Germany, we won't just march into the pit willingly, and lay down face down, only to be shot in the back by our own government and their stooge policemen(fellow citizens) too blissfully ignorant and secluded from "We The People" to realize that our Liberty should come before their need of a paycheck; while the rest of our nation shrugs their shoulders and looks away(not even in horror), only to save their own hide in compliance and FEAR; created by an idolatrous love for their illusion of success - the temporary creature comforts that innumerable fleeting FRN's and fake Christian churches have afforded them.

Everyday we report that they have even gone farther than we thought they would - while they've had us chasing a distraction and a threat to do something that has already been completed months or years ago...I don't think 'We The People' really know what type of PURE EVIL runs this country...but I am certain that as it was in our founding era; ONLY Divine intervention once again will save this Republic from the tyranny it has allowed to flourish OPENLY, right in front of our very faces.

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ONLY Divine intervention once again will save this Republic

This has already been done. The World City of Babylon and the false prophetess Jezebel have already been overthrown in the heavens. It has been revealed that this year is the year of the Awakening and the year of the Republic.

The spiritual warfare has been completed and the decision has been handed down. Everything, whether appearing good or evil, will work together to accomplish the sovereign will of God.

The writing is on the wall and the reign of lawlessness is coming to an end.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

Huh?

What are you talking about?

David is saying

that Good will prevail.

Yes, but

he said it in a very odd way. Stuff about a prophecy of 2012 being the "year of the Republic" and such.

You're right

It does seem odd to those not familiar with the language of people who are concerned with Biblical prophecy and the spiritual dimension. In fact, it can sound foreign but really David is describing a war that has been going on between seen and unseen forces of good and evil for a very long time. He is saying that we are now at a critical turning point in the history of that conflict. The good news that he is sharing with us is that the tides are turning, the sun is rising and that the light will cast out darkness. This is his way of broadcasting a message of hope to believers.