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Further proof that the government wants to take away EVERYTHING THAT BRINGS ME HAPPINESS.

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox News confirms this:

Youtube video explaining this:

ETA: Petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th
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The Great State of Georgia
     killed an innocent man tonight.

 I suppose they figured,
    why turn back now
after twenty-two years -
  that's eight thousand, thirty six days
 of pretending
when it comes to killing cops
   one black man is as good
       as another -
the stakes are too high:
  all the governors and presidential
   all the justices and judges
     the lawyers and law enforcement
   the flag-wavers
    the racists
      the burning crosses
  the black smoke
    of a hundred fifty years
   the solemn chains
of two hundred fifty more;
   that's too much history
     too far down the steep narrow road,
  that ponderous and redoubtable tread
   of supremacy, waving the flag
        of imaginary birth-right,
 flattening the traces of those who had gone
      before, with lighter steps.

 Against that,
             what's one man--
  bespectacled, with books and letters,
        now a teacher whose only towers
  are of words, parcels given to a young nephew,
bright, starting small.
       That singular assembly
  of atoms of human matter
     the four limbs, the erect spine,
  the cradle of histories and futures unknowable,
       the eyes that record
    and the mouth that conceives,
the heart that contracts with purpose or pain -
      it is done now.
    It goes dark.
 The murder victim's family
and the Georgia State officials
    were the only ones allowed to see,
to watch the veins pump poison
     and a darkness come upon the eyes
         an intimate scrutiny of death,
  so that they could report
         justice done,
                 and mark it down
    in those thick old ledgers, one for the books -
   that despite the thronging of voices of love
and the pleas of the nations
    to step out of darkness,
          that blind executioner's mask that hides
    the face of hatred and of revenge
   in spite of eight thousand
    and thirty-six days
      of doubt,

     the Great State of Georgia
killed an innocent man tonight.


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