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Just what is Congress illegally downloading?

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posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 01:41 PM
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Are members of Congress online pirates, stealing copyrighted material and viewing porn while they are, ironically, working on federal legislation to stop Internet theft of intellectual property?

The answer is yes, according to a REPORT that examines the downloading habits – legal and illegal – of the U.S. House of Representatives. Online monitors at TorrentFreak researched the surfing habits of lawmakers via YouHaveDownloaded.com in the analysis. "YouHaveDownloaded is a treasure trove full of incriminating data on alleged BitTorrent pirates in organizations all across the world," the report states.

"In total we found more than 800 IP addresses assigned to the U.S. House of Representatives from where content has been shared on BitTorrent. After a closer inspection it quickly became clear the House isn't just using it for legitimate downloads either, quite the opposite."


www.wnd.com...

Well that's just great, that is.


Not only are they wasting all our money on ridiculous programs and wars, but they are wasting the time we pay for d/ling and watching Lord only knows what. And then on top of that, they have the nerve to violate the very laws they are making us live by- and get away with it.


Is there any other body of government more hypocritical than this? It's like the Catholic Church and their scam facade. Follow the ten commandments is only for the congregation, while the priests rape little boys.


I swear, I just want to go hide under a rock somewhere. A rock on another planet.




posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 01:49 PM
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Lol the little boy comment had me in stitches lol



Mad how much of a paradox we allow our selves to live in - they fight for bills to be past which are going to effect them selves, but its o.k because they have money - money that really doesn't mean anything, its just a substance that allows us to reach our inner wealth faster.

Our political leaders make me laugh as much as the comment you made, haha
S&F
edit on 29-12-2011 by n00bUK because: Spelling



posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 01:53 PM
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My Daughter works for a high security government facility. She's been told to not even use email on her work computer except for internal work purposes. That *everything* in her work computer is monitored and is owned by the government, to only use her home computer for anything personal...and to even be careful then.

But, these bozos can do whatever they like. If ANON actually does anything regarding the internet...I hope they start with Congress and the Senate.



posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 01:58 PM
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I swear, I just want to go hide under a rock somewhere. A rock on another planet.


you´re sending me a u2u when your flight departs, i´m coming with you brother!

the world is so unreal at times, like seriously.

the hypocrisy is everywhere!



ETA:

i could add 15 more vids if needed.

you and me are getting screwed over agian and again, we're not even getting the time to smoke a cigarette so to speak.

i've had it.

TrueAmerican don't let me down and let me know when your flight leaves

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posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 02:05 PM
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might i add a little to your thread?

article from 20 december.


Remember that Russian site that keeps track of all the torrents you've downloaded? If you do, you might also remember that several IPs originating from major film studios were caught illegally downloading materials. The hypocrisy reached a whole new level today, when illegal torrent downloads were traced to the RIAA and the Department of Homeland Security, as reported by TorrentFreak.



The RIAA has joined the ranks of several major film studios by being implicated in piracy themselves. Being one of the biggest opponents of piracy – these are the people who want pirates banned from the web – and it comes as a bit of a surprise (or not) to learn that they have been illegally downloading Jay-Z and Kanye West albums. Any chance they had of passing it off as being for 'research purposes' was brutally murdered and unceremoniously disposed of when someone downloaded every episode of DEXTER.



American taxpayers will be pleased to hear that the Department of Homeland Security is putting their dollars to good use. Besides using them to shut down dangerous threats to mankind like the torrent search engine Torrent-Finder, they were also caught red handedly engaging in some piracy of their own. In fact, some 900 unique IP addresses originating from the DHS. Either someone at the Department was engaging in a bit of not-so-legal goofing off on the job, or it's all part of a project to download and catalogue every torrent on the web, all bets being on the former.



Maybe the RIAA should focus on weeding out piracy in their own office before they turn their attention to the world at large. You've got to wonder if the RIAA and DHS will end up facing the same penalties as everyone else if SOPA becomes law?


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posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 02:06 PM
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My Daughter works for a high security government facility. She's been told to not even use email on her work computer except for internal work purposes. That *everything* in her work computer is monitored and is owned by the government, to only use her home computer for anything personal...and to even be careful then.


In the Navy reserve they issued this little card reader thing and your ID card was used to access official government sites. Then they required us to sign forms that basically said that we agree anything on our personal computer was subject to search if we used the personal computer (which was required) to access government websites.

There are different rules for our ruling elite.
edit on 29-12-2011 by kawika because: I wanted to add the quote.



posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 02:15 PM
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Originally posted by kawika
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My Daughter works for a high security government facility. She's been told to not even use email on her work computer except for internal work purposes. That *everything* in her work computer is monitored and is owned by the government, to only use her home computer for anything personal...and to even be careful then.


In the Navy reserve they issued this little card reader thing and your ID card was used to access official government sites. Then they required us to sign forms that basically said that we agree anything on our personal computer was subject to search if we used the personal computer (which was required) to access government websites.

There are different rules for our ruling elite.
edit on 29-12-2011 by kawika because: I wanted to add the quote.


I agree with you. When she was hired away from her previous position, she told me after moving to the new area she spent 2 whole days filling out security paperwork. She signed away basically every right known to man.



posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 02:22 PM
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We would probably get stuck with the bill, through some clever laundering, if one of these yahoos was ever sued as a private citizen, too.



posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 02:25 PM
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It seems to me RIAA must be giving Congress unlimited downloads if they pass the bill.



posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 02:57 PM
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Originally posted by kn0wh0w
might i add a little to your thread?

article from 20 december.



The RIAA has joined the ranks of several major film studios by being implicated in piracy themselves. Being one of the biggest opponents of piracy – these are the people who want pirates banned from the web– and it comes as a bit of a surprise (or not) to learn that they have been illegally downloading Jay-Z and Kanye West albums. Any chance they had of passing it off as being for 'research purposes' was brutally murdered and unceremoniously disposed of when someone downloaded every episode of DEXTER.



Maybe the RIAA should focus on weeding out piracy in their own office before they turn their attention to the world at large. You've got to wonder if the RIAA and DHS will end up facing the same penalties as everyone else if SOPA becomes law?


source


Another example of "The first that smelt it, dealt it"
Perhaps all our ridiculous legislation stems from the guilty consciouses of these people...They do something they know is wrong and then say to themselves "ooooooh, we gotta make this illegal..."

*facepalm* Oh, Thats right...they don't have consciouses.


I am beginning to think that if you want to know what sort of nefarious activities are being carried out/committed by these people, just look at what laws they attempt to pass.




eta: bolded text in external text refers to my point
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posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 03:30 PM
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I know there was some place I'd been able to look at a list of US government IP addresses at one point but I can't remember where.... What I'd like to do is get my hands on a list and then run them all thru that data base.
Bunch of lying bastards.........

****EDIT****

I JUST FOUND THE LIST....

Military and government IP addresses
edit on 29-12-2011 by DJDigitalGem because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 05:04 PM
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reply to post by kn0wh0w
 



Puerto Rico (PR)

Hi Pirate IP [censored]! We got you! (In our database). You like torrents, don’t you? At least someone in your house does. It looks like you are from Puerto Rico. We are not sure about which part though. According to our records, you have downloaded a couple of files. Below is a table with examples. You can click on any filename to get more details. Of course, we are sure that you didn’t violate any laws of Puerto Rico and downloaded only legal stuff, right?
Downloaded files
Name Date
Barney Aventuras por el M ... sh][www.lokotorrents.com] (701.28 MB) Dec, 2011


nice to see my wi-fu is keeping me safe: i have never and would never download Barney
ahh! my hentai collection and all the books and stuff that could get me sent to gitmo, don't show up...
now to check the other 10 connections L
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good is evil

brief cameo appearance of member Kevinunknowns Avy



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 12:46 AM
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Talk about a double standard.

Very soon, hypocrites like these will get what's coming to them.



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 03:24 AM
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Clearly members of congress are downloading porn and movies purely for research purposes

A government of the people, by the people, for the people who want free stuff



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 04:20 AM
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i cant help but to sit and wonder what is happening in the world? we have gone from mild to smoking in less than 2 weeks.. is 2012 really that hardcore that people feel the need to provoke tptb?

excellent thread OP.

S&F for you



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 05:11 AM
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Someone should persue this and sue them like they have done ordinary citizens, that would teach them. Sadly i dont think this will happen somehow



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 05:16 AM
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LULZ! The big dogs don't savvy "Run as administer C:\windows\win32\commandprompt/flushdns?" ect. Dos still ruleZ!
Thank you for a most humorous post which did make me giggle, them cross myself backwards and say the Lord's Prayer backwards at 16rpm, It say's "Bite Me Pilgrim", and "Monkey Butt"...or smite thee pilgrim, and butternut, it's just so hard to tell these days.
You must be a ghost in the machine today I suppose.
I'll work on computers for friends, I'm sure my OS has reported literally millions of IPs.
I ain't nervous, hell, I'll write code in unadorned hex if I need to, but I don't.
Got a big attack yesterday from Albania...WTF is in Albania?
Took out Dragon1, and Got Root on K2.jp and K2.org...smooth
I started Machine Guns For Monkeys during the flame wars...actually got donations, which were graciously returned of course...good to see the movement has momentum.
Now we need Machine Guns For Bantu, poor lil cats are considered bush meat now days...Ever smell a people eater?
They put off a very offensive odor.
It triggers the fight or flight reaction in most humans who are not consumers of "Long Pig".
I've seen people munching on small shoulders and arms. I killed em, I even got paid to do it...had to quit, can't kill them all with conventional weapons...maybe rig out C5-As for napalm and fly em wing tip to wing tip, crosshatch.
Why bother, Rhodesia is no more, and the incorrect support for Zim was known for it's largese.
Yeah...hows that workin out....the largese is now food, from us.
Why feed em, they will eat each other eventually...Praise JAH Mon!
G'die Mates, Lovers!
God ya gotta love em.
Fight like they are at Anzio or Hamburger Hill wearing too short and too tight shorts...standard issue...Lovers...Banana Man!
Brave, and vicious, good Aussie Character, what's not to love?
Just wanted to flip you a star and a shout.
KthxBai!



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 05:22 AM
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if slick willy was still in office the figure would be triple.



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 05:24 AM
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This shouldn't come as a surprise. One law fer kings, another fer serfs.

But their time will come. We are many, they are few. We are legion. Expect us.



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 06:00 AM
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Great thread!! I had a look at the source and doesn't look like you can query a range which is irritating, I dont suppose anyone knows how I could do this? I would love to know what 212.77.0.0 - 212.77.31.255 have been downloading



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