Who Hijacked Our Country

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January 18th, 2012: The Day the Internet Stood Still

A day without the Internet.  Some of the most heavily used websites will go dark tomorrow.  They will be protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261) and the Protect IP Act (S. 968).  Maybe “protest” isn’t accurate.  Tomorrow’s Internet blackout will illustrate what the Internet will become if either of those two abortional laws ever get passed.

Those two bills take terms like “corporate welfare” to a whole new level — bringing the Internet to a grinding halt just so the government can guarantee the profits of a few Hollywood/Media CEOs.

Anyway, tomorrow will be an “interesting” day on the Internet.  Web searches, news gathering, political/social networking, blogging — it’s gonna be some slim pickins.

Here is a list of confirmed participants in tomorrow’s Web Strike.

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Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

I can hardly wait for Lisa to come out of the kitchen and blame this one on Soros.

January 18, 2012 at 3:19 AM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

The internet seems to be humming along for me. At least Google and the major news media. Haven't been to Wikipedia but I did send them a small donation. I encourage everyone to do that. They are truly non-profit. There's a link at my place.

January 18, 2012 at 4:57 AM  
Blogger jadedj said...

JR, I was feeling positive and hopeful about this and then you had to remind me of the Maven of Misinformation, Loopy Lisa.

January 18, 2012 at 5:01 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Knowledge isn't free, The Man pays for it.

January 18, 2012 at 6:26 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Keep on keeping on lemmings,lol!!!!!!

January 18, 2012 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

JR: Your prediction came true.

Mr. C: I thought Google would be totally shut down. They have a black screen above the search line, where you can click and sign a petition. Other than that they're up and running.

jadedj: Yup, your Maven did arrive.

Randal: That's the way it should be. Let those working suckers pay for everything while the rest of us just lie around taking drugs and getting free information.

Lisa: If the Internet got curtailed, you wouldn't be able to go blog-trolling any more. What would you do all day?

January 18, 2012 at 1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah Lisa would be out of business if they shut down all those off topic videos she keeps posting


January 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oh blah blah blah

January 19, 2012 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: LOL, she'd go stir crazy.

January 19, 2012 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

One of Lisa's strong points is her clever, and pointed retorts. Good one, Lisa.

January 19, 2012 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

jadedj: Yup, that one was a real zinger.

January 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM  

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