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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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Hawaii may keep track of all Web sites visited
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Thank you LegalizeLiberty

I'm in Hawaii and hadn't yet heard about this.
They're hitting us from every side.

They are terrified of us

Just as any criminal that knows they did wrong - terrified scared and making huge mistakes head stops to make good steps.

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The good news is that something can be done about ACTA.

The bad news is, it still all comes down to whose representing you in congress. Not to mention the Supreme Court's willingness to uphold the Constitution and to be a true checks and balance with respect to the executive branch.

[Phase II]

"Now that Congress is aware that they've been cut out of the loop..." read on:

Only a Supreme Court Challenge Can Overturn ACTA

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Secret-Government-Talks-Cr...

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

Washington

is attacking the American people on so many fronts at once these days that it's almost impossible to keep up.

Sopa and People of the Lie

Like the British tried to stop Paul Revere.The US government is trying to stop freedom and liberty on the Internet.May Ron Paul ride the Internet forever.Cable news lies.M Scott Peck wrote about it. People of the Lie.They are legion now.

Money talks and dogs bark

How is this not considered treason??

How is this not considered treason??

The same way the NDAA

is somehow not considered treason :/ what bull.

Question

Why are the Polish people demonstrating against it and we aren't? Have we become so conditioned that the people in a smaller country like Poland are more outraged and demonstrating against the loss of liberties?? Why are we allowing so much? At least the Polish people can say that they did not stand by and do nothing.

From experience

Polish are definitely freedom loving folk. They fought valiantly against Communism but also modern politics by European standards actually has some libertarian voices. Austrian Economics seems to be adored there (see Peter Schiff in Krynica Economic Forum). The young people are very computer savvy and about 20% of youth votes for Janusz Korwin-Mikke - a libertarian kinda like Polish Ron Paul lol

well said

Nobody fought against Communism as hard as we the Polish people did.
Here is an article about my fight both in Poland and right now:
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/11045886-ron-paul-...

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Correct me if i'm wrong

but isn't he for a monarchy and doesn't like the democratic process??

Well, that it true

he is nowhere near RP. He is against wars but thinks Poland should have a huge military. That monarchy thing is kinda used as a media-attention thing cos he barely gets ever shown on tv in Poland. Also if you think you are unhappy with US political system, at least here there is a Ron Paul who has a shot at becoming a president - in Europe he would not have a shot at being in Congress (Korwin-Mikke was only once in Congress in 1990 until they created 'a threshold' of 5 percent for any party to be able to enter Congress (ridiculous).) Also in Poland they don't have a representational republic like in US but a 'party republic' - parties get votes and then get mandates followed by insiders in the party choosing who gets the mandate. I hope that explains this monarchy thing lol

I almost

wanted to vote your post down because that sounds like the political system sucks over there! haha Good reply though, it's nice to learn about other countries politics every once in a while because yes the rumor is true.. the US is self absorbed lol

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good question

TSA NDDA DHS...and no streets protests.

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Wouldn't you call this dictatorial behavior

and shouldn't our legislators be on this and protecting We the People? This is but one incident...there have been others. Now add to it the fact, just today, Obama is ignoring a Judge's order and skipping a court date in Georgia which is challenging his qualitifications. Apparently Obama believes himself above the law. If we allow this to happen, he has fairly much set himself up as a dictator, hasn't he? If, as alleged by this lawsuit, he is not qualified, and let's just throw in he is actually Kenyan or Indonesian, how what kind of mess do we have? Just saying.

Obama is channelling

FDR. He is completing the revolution FDR initiated... One online book on this subject is The People's Pottage by Garet Garret available here in pdf:

http://mises.org/books/pottage.pdf

This was confirmed when he was sworn in on January 20, 2009 in FDR's Map Room under the gaze of the Great Architect Benjamin Latrobe, the architect of the Capitol Building.

Members of esoteric societies place great importance on symbolism. This is why they tend to implement their plans with scrupulous attention to detail while observing ritualistic harmony with past actions along the same or similar lines.

e.g. The first Act signed into law by FDR was the National Industrial Recovery Act. The first Act signed into law by Obama was the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. FDR set about converting the United States into a socialist State under the forms of a Constitutional Republic. Obama is completing this task as can be clearly seen from his actions during his first term.

Obama has already framed the conditions of his second term in his speech in Osawatomie in Kansas his mother's home State.

http://www.barackobama.com/fair-shot/full

He says he gained his values from his mother who died in 1995 so this speech in her home State is a symbolic celebration of these values which are essentially UN centred globalist aspirations. This makes very clear the ground on which the next Presidential election will be fought and it is perfectly framed for a final battle between the International Globalist Empire (I.G.E.) centred on Washington, New York, London, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and the American Republic. The only candidate who can possibly represent the American Republic is Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul since the others are committed to the goals of the I.G.E.

"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)

ALL Senators and Congressmen Should OPPOSE THIS!

If on no other grounds than "International Treaties" UNDERMINE THE US CONSTITUTION!

And CHINA, no less? There is NOT ONE AMERICAN voter who would EVER APPROVE of CHINA TELLING US WHAT TO DO!!!

Seriously, not a Warvangelical conservative, an Occupy Liberal, a traditional Conservative, a Tea Partier or a Libertarian. NO voter would ever approve of cow-towing to CHINA!

So, where is the INTERNET BLACKOUT now? COME ON PEOPLE!!!

I may be a vegetarian, but I'll defend to the death my right to eat meat!

HAHA

I love how Obamas been doing this kind of stuff for three years, which is expanding Government control and people get upset when you call him a communist.

SOPA was stopped but he had a Plan B all along.

"Freedom is Popular"

"communist" implies a belief system

To these people, philosophies and principles are like their clothes: They are a means of covering up the horror underneath, and are to be freely/frequently changed as the "weather" dictates.

Yes we can

have some socialism and communism! Mofo

Wikileaks

created this.

"It does not take a majority to prevail but rather an irate, tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

--Samuel Adams

let me tell you

Bradley Manning is a hero to the whole Universe.

The day war crimes stay under the carpet we all as human beings become just dust to be thrown in and out in and out in and out of the garbage!

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WHAT?!?!?

Yeah, blame those who expose the truth, NOT the ones who FAILED TO ADEQUATELY SECURE CLASSIFIED INFO!

Nice, real nice!

Wikileaks did us ALL a favor. ESPECIALLY the Government, by exposing its security weaknesses.

I may be a vegetarian, but I'll defend to the death my right to eat meat!

Thanks again for posting this legalizeliberty

I got to admit, this was a shocker for me, I had seen the news of ACTA around the net but did not know he had signed it months ago. A person should be numb to this stuff by now, but it still makes my blood boil.

Thanks again.

Thanks for keeping it alive with your comments

Joseph Stalin would be proud seeing todays America.

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bump and . . .

*groan*

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

This is the type of stuff that should make Congressman and

Senators come out of the woodwork in support of Ron Paul. They need to realize that Ron Paul's record could obliterate Obama in the eyes of the American people.

I couln't agree more.

This is also why Ron Paul says Obama is like a dictator or a self imposed king. He is doing what ever he wants. He has got to be the worst president in the lifespan of the United States.