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Big Brother Amazon Remotely Deletes Purchased Copies of 1984 and Animal Farm From Thousands of Kindl

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posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 05:05 AM
Good friend of mine said the following after I posted this article to my facebook:

"It would appear as if book burning has really evolved."

Nuff said really.

[edit on 19-7-2009 by projectvxn]

posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 11:35 AM
Wow. This is very interesting.

What's next? Moderating what we are able to read on the internet maybe?

What do you guys think about this whole subject?

posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 01:33 PM
For those of you that DON"T know. Amazon is not big brother. They operate a WhisperNet service for their Kindles which basically piggybacks off of Sprint cellular networks. This is how users can download books and use the internet from almost anywhere. Thats how they deleted the books. So what about the reason for doing so? The versions of 1984 and Animal Farm were distributed illegally from a nonlicensed company. Basically, people downloaded pirated versions of 1984 and Animal Farm. When Amazon caught wind of this, they did the right thing. They deleted the illegal versions of the book and then reimbursed users for their money. it's that simple.

posted on Jul, 20 2009 @ 02:23 AM
reply to post by shinjiikari2839

I really hope your right.

Such a coincidence don't you think?

posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 11:31 AM

Originally posted by pteridine
reply to post by Jessicamsa

Ayn Rand was a popular author who was touted by the college crowd in the 60's. Her books were generally about the important people who had the big picture and shaped the world as opposed to real people. Imagine a Howard Hughes-like character and a plot from a Danielle Steele novel. She was an elitist who believed that there were those suited to run the world and those who should serve them.
A short description of her books would include "overly long and boring."

I guess actually reading one of these overly long and boring books is out of the question, or you'd have seen that her works compare to Orwell's quite well in describing how the "elite", usually the government and not the protagonosts, in the stories can make poor decisions based on only granting themselves bread and circuses while the actual protagonists choose to either watch or act to stop the decline of humanity. Orwell's protagonists are less effective at making any changes than Rand's.

She was not an elitist. She believed you earned what you get, and that the rewards of success and pride were the payment for challenging yourself to meet or exceed your abilities.

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 04:44 AM
Don't know if anyone's seen this, but Amazon's gettin sued over this.....

SEATTLE – A high school student is suing Inc. for deleting an e-book he purchased for the Kindle reader, saying his electronic notes were bollixed, too.

The lawsuit seeking class-action status was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Seattle on behalf of Justin D. Gawronski, 17, a student at Eisenhower High School in Shelby Township, Mich., as well as Antoine J. Bruguier, an adult reader in Milpitas, Calif.

I really hope they win this lawsuit, especially because of the part that i bolded........

The case seeks unspecified damages for all buyers of e-books that Amazon deleted from the Kindle as well as a ban on future deletions.

Jay Edelson, a Chicago lawyer who filed the lawsuit, said in a news release that Amazon's actions could have far-reaching consequences if allowed to stand.

" had no more right to hack into people's Kindles than its customers have the right to hack into Amazon's bank account to recover a mistaken overpayment," Edelson said. "Technology companies increasingly feel that because they have the ability to access people's personal property, they have the right to do so. That is 100 percent contrary to the laws of this country."

Hopefully what ever judge, or jury hears this case will make the right decision so this kind of thing will never happen again.

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 05:02 AM
Is Steinbeck on their list or Huxleys Brave New World? if yes there is no censorship.

If Orwell and his ilk are ever unavailable to purchase of borrow from the library, then you know we are in trouble.

I have a plethora of books on many subjects, I would not read a book on line....can't take it to bed...and I want my grandchildren to have access to truth no some garbage they or their children may be taught in the future.

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 05:34 AM

I do not own a Tin Foil Hat. I am getting a little bit worried though. Can someone post a link to a good Tin Foil hat production method?

You know......better to have it and not need it.....than to need it and not have it.

A cute girl explains how to make a tin hat

You asked...

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 06:25 AM
Do people know this?
George Orwell used the events and characters in Animal Farm to represent History of the Soviet Union.

The book was written during World War II and published in 1945, although it was not widely successful until the late 1950s.
Animal Farm is a satirical allegory of Soviet totalitarianism.
Orwell based major events in the book on ones from the Soviet Union during the Stalin era.
Orwell, a democratic socialist, and a member of the Independent Labour Party for many years, was a critic of Stalin, and was suspicious of Moscow-directed Stalinism after his experiences in the Spanish Civil War.
George Orwell


posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 12:07 PM

Originally posted by helen670
Do people know this?
George Orwell used the events and characters in Animal Farm to represent History of the Soviet Union.

Orwell was also a British Secret Service officer. What is interesting is, back in the day when there was no internet and mass media that he implies dream subliminals ("Meet in the place where there is no dark", hypnosis and surriptitious surveillance (O'Brian has been watching Winston for seven years).

He had a lot of advanced knowledge that he alludes to in the book and it is also interesting that he died a year or so after 1984 was published.

posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 12:22 PM
reply to post by Zenic

A cute girl explains how to make a tin hat

Well, if I were to be a's aluminum.

But, maybe safer, unless you want to risk diarrhea (when it's on your head, it's a different kind of diarrhea, comes out of the mouth):

Tin itself is not toxic but most tin salts are. The corrosion of tin plated food cans by acidic food and beverages has caused several intoxications with soluble tin compounds. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea have been reported after ingesting canned food containing 200 mg/kg of tin.


Moral: Don't use your tin hat as a cooking utensil. Especially if you use a lot of salt!

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