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“Internet regulation” bill stymies

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The infamous “Internet” bill, presented as an “anti-piracy” measure, has been effectively stymied with public outcry. Critics of the bill say the free flow of information would be threatened, and innovations like YouTube and Facebook would not have been possible under the proposed legislation. President Obama received a petition of over 50,000 signatures, urging him to veto the bill if it passes. On the day of voting, congressmen and women who had put their signature to the bill, were calling to remove their names.

“The voice of the Internet community has been heard,” Rep. Darrell Issa said.

The bill is not gone, however, and it can be expected that a new version will be contrived to try and draw better approval. For the time, however, the Internet remains free.

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Written by Jonathan Mark

January 19, 2012 at 4:57 pm

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Rick Perry bows out of the race – His former supporters undecided

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Texas governor Rick Perry withdrew from the primary race, leaving his former supporters to back someone else.

“If somebody else likes a Texan maybe [they’ll] come to me,” said Ron Paul, but did not seem very optimistic.

According to one survey, only 10 percent of Perry voters have said they will turn to Paul, with about a quarter undecided. Though former Perry fans might be more keen on Santorum or Gingrich, neither of these candidates have the funding Paul has been able to count on. Especially for someone like Santorum, funding can be expected to trump poll numbers as an indication for longevity.

Written by Jonathan Mark

January 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm

America, the barbaric

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Written by Jonathan Mark

January 17, 2012 at 9:03 pm

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Obama’s withdraw from Iraq: Too “bold” for politics

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An article by Marc Lynch on ForeignPolicy.com credited Obama with the Iraq withdraw as being more for policy, and less for politics. “In many ways, it would have been safer politically for Obama to keep the residual force in Iraq which hawks demanded to insulate himself against charges of having ‘lost Iraq’.” said Lynch.

Its true that American forces did little to stop the looting that strangled Baghdad only days after the iconic statue of Sadam Husein fell. American policy in Baghdad disbanded the entire Iraqi army, leaving thousands of bitter, gun-savvy soldiers wandering the street without a means to support their families.  Firefights broke out around the city, kidnappings and other gang-business became prevalent, and the people’s desperation allowed fundamentalist clerics to rise to power. Public offices were sacked, and museums were burned and items looted. In fact, the only infrastructure that was defended by American troops when they hit the ground was — you guessed it — the oil lines. The question must be asked, what would US forces be doing for the Iraqi people, if they stayed? Not much.

About 75% of America supported Obama’s call for withdraw. Indeed, it seems obtuse to assume the American people were ever really interested in “spreading democracy” in the first place. And now with unemployment on the rise, the failing purchasing power of the dollar, and the increasing national debt, Iraq has been all but forgotten in American discourse — and good riddance to it.

Iraq was Bush’s war, not ours. Thank God it’s over, and welcome home, boys.

Written by Jonathan Mark

January 17, 2012 at 9:42 am

Obama and his “anger translator” – funny :)

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Written by Jonathan Mark

January 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm

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Watch Ron Paul’s Speech After New Hampshire Primary

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Written by Jonathan Mark

January 13, 2012 at 7:50 pm

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Letter to the Editor published in Casper Tribune

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My Liberty NOW sent a letter to the Editor of the Casper Tribune, endorsing Ron Paul. The web version can be accessed at the link below.

Casper Tribune

Written by Jonathan Mark

January 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm