Calling all Canadians to boycott Esso gas retail outlets. I'm sure if we all stopped buying gas from them for a while they'd lose a lot more than $17 million. Why the hell should I do business with a bunch of slimeballs who want to stick their hands in my pocket thru the backdoor? I'll never buy from Esso again.
Key must be the biggest hypocrite going. He has the nerve to call Greenwald Kim Dotcom's little henchman while at the same time selling his own countrymen out to the NSA. That makes him the US's bought and paid for own little henchman. GET THIS NEWS OUT TO THE MAINSTREAM NZ PRESS NOW, BEFORE HE GETS RE-ELECTED!! This guy needs to be turfed out, then charged with treason.
Since this was only a primary, can Teachout and Wu still run in the actual election, or are there rules prohibiting that? (Sorry I'm not a US citizen so don't know). Or if so, maybe they should swap the offices they're running for to try and get around them. They've obviously got some name recognition now, and if they can steal some votes from the Republican side too, maybe one or both of them could actually get elected.
Maybe it's time for folks to start releasing false 'confidential' documents, or unredacting already released ones with phony redactions that paint the US government in the worst possible light. Then, it will be up to the government to show the true contents or live with an even worse reputation than they already have. When they start getting accused of some really terrible stuff, maybe the backlash from the public will be able to sweep all these corrupt assholes out of power.
Hey New York voters, Get rid of this guy in the next election. He can't even write his own opinions. Vote him out and vote in someone with integrity. Maybe if enough of you did this instead of sitting back relaxing and watching TV, the rest of them would sit up and take notice and realize that they work for the voters and not the corporations.
Maybe some smart criminal lawyer will find a way to get the NDAs and other stuff opened up in court while defnding a client. Something like this: "Procecution claims it got such and such evidence against my client via Harris Stingray device. How can we be sure that the device in question actually works? For all we know all the evidence from such a device could be purely fabricated." I wonder whether the defendant will be allowed to walk, or if Harris will be compelled to explain its' black box in open court. If it gets tried and succeeds enough times, eventually Harris will have to open up, or their equipment will become essentially useless.
Maybe everyone should just start calling in at least once a day with some bogus item, or just to say hi. When they get put on hold, hang up and call back. Number of dropped calls will skyrocket and the call centers will look like idiots or have to hire more staff. Call up sales and threaten to close you account evey now and then and see what kind of 'deal' they offer you too. You never know, they might actually give you a better deal just to make you go away.
Obama only has about 2 years left in office. Then he needs a real job to go back to. This is probably just a favour to some big corporate types in exchange for future consideration when the time comes. We'll only really know when he gets his next job. Either that or the 'real' powers that be have already got something juicy on him and are using that as leverage now. Maybe someone should start digging around in all the dirt to see what's really happening.
Maybe Level 3 should try to get into the ISP market in some select Verizon-only areas. I'm not in the US, so there may be rules/issues I'm not familiar with, but if it's possible and the threat is there, it could be used to keep Verizon and the others in line.
Eventually, this will backfire. Just suppose that some 'real' terrorists realize what's going on and scam the FBI. They could become equipped with real weapons, or at least some stuff that they could easily convert to work properly. Now, let's say they misdirect the FBI by pretending to go along with the plot, but secretly have a second operation going to target something else. The FBI's resources will be so focused on targeting their own fake plot, that the terrorists should be able to pull off their second 'real' plot without anyone catching on. I can't wait for the fallout on that one!
This may be just the start. There are many other projects that can conceivably be used for 'copyright infringement' (Handbrake, VLC media player, etc.). What will happen now that Popcorn Time's removal has set a precedent?
I think 2 things need to happen now:
1) The EFF needs to get involved on Github's behalf to push back at the MPAA or more similar requests will start arriving, possibly enventually killing off all open source sharing and development.
2) The individual projects now stored on Github should start putting pressure on the site demanding that it show some backbone or else they'll migrate elsewhere.
If we don't start standing up for our freedoms under the law, eventually the big corps and power mongers will take away all of them.
Google needs to grow a pair and put a policy in place whereby newspapers or other companies that initiate shakedowns like this are banned from the search results. Once they start to fade away into obscurity, and they come back begging to be let into the results again, Google should make them sign an agreement prohibiting them from ever suing it again.
That's actually 'Canada - the country above the US'. We've only had one or two stupid rulings so far, although as of now, we seem to be headed in the same direction. Hopefully this one gets reversed on appeal, which should be expedited, based on the fact that it's only Google that's targeted, not Bing, Yahoo, Ask, etc. It's blatntly unfair to require one search engine to filter without requiring ALL of them to do it. Since Google has already filtered its .ca domain, perhaps they should redirect all accesses to its other domains coming from Canada to a web page directing the users to the .ca domain. They can also add a polite note explaining that they've been ordered to restrict all Canadian access to Google to only go there because of the court order. They could then mention that if we in Canada don't like it, to please take it up with the relevant authorities in our country.
At one end Netflix and the other content providers need to band together and let the ISPs know that they won't put up with this. If it doesn't stop they should create a new corporation between them with the intention of providing home internet service at a fair price. (Similar to the Google fiber stuff). At the other end, they need to stir their customers up enough so that they'll go after the politicians and other authorities that are propping up the fake ISP monopolies locally. Then, the ISPs will either adapt and provide what people want or die.
Well that's great for now, but I suspect we'll soon get an opposite ruling from some dumb-ass US judge. If you'll all recall, APIs were declared uncopyrightable by a German court last year, and it didn't take long for some idiot judge in the US to rule the opposite in the Oracle vs. Google trial. Let's all just sit back and enjoy the fireworks!
Well, at least it will be good for those of us not based in the US, with non-US users. Since the rest of the world will probably still have some version of net neutrality, start-ups in other countries should be able to establish themselves with enough cash/backing to be able to pay the broadband providers when they decide to enter the US market. US startups will be crippled due to FCC policy and service provider greed. What a win for those of us in other countries. Thanks FCC, ATT, Comcast et al. Keep it up!