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[–] goatboy 1 points 98 points (+99|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Then we are about to see the death of ISPs and finally the birth of blockchain Mesh Networks. This will not end well for authoritarian governments around the world. It will only compel innovation towards freedom. The gatekeepers fucked up this time. They can make whatever oppressive laws they want. They cannot kill ideas!

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[–] 7190875? 0 points 67 points (+67|-0) ago 

Humans can never be contained by laws. Source: history.

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[–] BAppreciAting 2 points 17 points (+19|-2) ago  (edited ago)

That's because laws are absolute, like gravity, or mathematics, where as political 'laws' is an absolute misnomer, politicians can only pretend to make laws, as all a politician can declare is a rule, and when politicians rule against their country's citizens, citizens ignore the rules, politicians' secret partners become upset and everything turns to shit, then we as citizens need to take that shit and use it to grow a better garden?!$.

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[–] Sciency 5 points 7 points (+12|-5) ago 

And yet cultural jewdism persists... Think what you want about the jews, but hitler supposedly took a solid shot at that idea.

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[–] 7194781? 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I respectfully disagree. While there were clear attempts to silence certain expressions of conscience - be it philosophy, religion or scientific ideas - and there were even cases where it ended in disastrous massacres, it changed nothing: the ideas still persist.

The clearest examples are the communist-atheist countries who are trying to silence religions - since most of them aim for freedom of conscience (from inner self, individuals and environment).

It never worked, never will. The human conscience is entire classes above being just 'fluid'.

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[–] TeranNotTerran 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Blockchain mesh networks?

I appreciate your enthusiasm, but mesh networks have a long way to go. I think they all are terrible compared to "the Internet".

People will circumvent this, but it will be a smaller minority and help push mainstream ideas to the majority of people.

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[–] datjedi [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

when my son can build an antenna mesh network for a science project, i'd say they don't have too far to go. They work and they would work well to communicate under oppression.

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[–] SecularPenguinist 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Although I'm all for blockchain based networks (is namecoin still a thing), for the time being setting up .onion sites would be almost as effective and way more accessible.

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[–] BentAxel 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago 

Wait, what? You are all going to let this bullshit stop you or halt your efforts? No way!

I cannot believe a few of you are so ready to throw in the towel. Like this bullshit has stopped you from downloading movies off torrent sites. Stealing Corporate information and How many Copies of Adobe Photoshop have you actually paid for? I'm not talking elements here, Photoshop!

Naww. This isnt stopping shit. Just changing the location. I'll see you all at the next bar for drinks and we can resume this conversation then.

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[–] WellSetTable 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Thanks Bent there is a lot of defeatist attitudes .

This is not stopping anything, but defeatist attitudes need to stop. Come on people.

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[–] FireMarshallBill 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I don't know what comes next, but it's going to be interesting.

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[–] psioniq 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's not that this isn't being fought "tooth and nail", but I'd sure as hell like to have a plan B if the ass-hats up top get their will.

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[–] BentAxel 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Plan-B will present itself when needed. I can guarantee it.

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[–] Galvanized_Dreamer 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

i agree with this.

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[–] NeedleStack 1 points 27 points (+28|-1) ago 

I'm hoping Trump can reverse this. Steve Bannon is one of his right-hand men so I'm not panicking.. yet..

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[–] toobaditworks 4 points 15 points (+19|-4) ago  (edited ago)

Maybe Trump will use it to shut down CNN, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, Reddit, Vox, Hufpo, and other fake news media.

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[–] TheDude2 3 points 21 points (+24|-3) ago 

That would be wrong

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[–] leahbettsisdead 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Passed by a Republican lead Congress so..... doubtful.

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[–] Lobotomy 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

I won't be fucking silenced.

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[–] Alois_sticklgruber 1 points 14 points (+15|-1) ago 

Fellow goys, ((we've)) defeated you, and your racial safe spaces.

You will all hand over your shekels, and be processed in alphabetical order.

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[–] EngelbertHumperdinck 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Echo louder.

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[–] Aged 2 points 13 points (+15|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Since I read the article and the actual words of the project, it seems that is just propaganda funding. There's nothing about shutting down sites there. Not that Reddit administrators already seem to be working for the Democrats.

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[–] intrepiddemise 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Agreed. Read the actual bill. Nothing about "shutting down" anything, just starting up our own propaganda (ahem...sorry, "fact-based" information) primarily aimed at NATO states in Eastern Europe, where Russia is already hard at work on its own propaganda campaigns. I'm honestly really conflicted about this. As a patriot, I'm glad the U.S. is finally trying to counter the Kremlin's narrative. But as someone who cares about the truth, I hate the thought that spin is being created by my government specifically to sway our "allies" and that will possibly (if I'm being cynical, probably) be aimed at the American people.

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[–] littul_kitton 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Indeed. It seems to be a brazenly deceptive story. The news, it would appear, is fake all the way down.

This seems to just establish a comprehensive PR department for the U.S. And it is about time. After the end of the Cold War, the U.S. ended comprehensive publicity efforts.

Even if this was a censorship bill, so what? Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press ... Censorship laws have no effect in the U.S.

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[–] Galvanized_Dreamer 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Another thing, it has not gone through Congress yet, so it is not law. (Unless there was an Exec. Order making it, of which I missed).

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[–] 7218969? 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It passed the Senate and House weeks ago, it's just waiting on a signature.

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[–] smokratez 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Then we will move back to Asia where they hate niggers and jews.

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[–] eonanon 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

get the fuck out chinaman

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[–] smokratez 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Ching chong pling plong?

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[–] mamwad 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Calling it the "US Censorship Act" is a misnomer. It doesn't grant the government powers to remove content. It grants them powers to publish their own narrative.

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