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Originally posted by daaskapital
Will the passing of this bill have any negative affect on me as an Australian citizen? Just wondering, and thanks.
Originally posted by jhn7537
Originally posted by MrJohnSmith
reply to post by jhn7537
With respect, surely if it can help solve crime and prevent terrorism, the average law abiding citizen has nothing to be afraid of ?
I agree with you to a certain degree... Yes, I have nothing to hide, but it's the principle of it all. Its just one less right we have (or restricted, better yet)... This country was founded on freedom and rights, and slowly they're all being stripped away in the name of national security... By doing this, we are letting the terrorists win..
Originally posted by darkbake
Okay, my friend as me using peerblock on my computer. This is a free download that will prevent attempts to access you computer from IP addresses.
It uses lists of sketchy organizations to keep them off of your PC, and those lists are constantly updated. I would highly recommend it - my room-mate works for an unnamed government organization, so has to have it.edit on 18-4-2013 by darkbake because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by sad_eyed_lady
Just got the word from a local liberty group:
"Your action or inaction will determine whether CISPA passes or fails. Members of Congress can be persuaded if they feel pressure from home. We're voting early on Thursday. Have you contacted your Representative?
It passed in committee, and the vote mentioned was a procedural resolution to allow debate on the actual bill, H.R. 624.but is headed to the floor tomorrow AM. Still time to do some barking.
cei.org... +%28CEI.org+%7C+Featured+Articles%29edit on 4/17/2013 by sad_eyed_lady because: (no reason given)
I've read it. My first-blush opinion is that this bill is milquetoast nonsense that does little or nothing at all. It also contains liability provisions for people in the government who violate privacy, among other things, and specifically exempts certain types of records from being used at all, including library records and firearm sales records.