Friday, May 29, 2015

Efforts to Stop Extention of the Patriot Act...

Kudos to All Participating Websites
Thousands of websites are blocking Congress’s access to their sites in a show of force to protest the Patriot Act.

Led by the online activist group Fight for the Future, more than 10,000 sites have added code that redirects any visitors from Internet protocol (IP) addresses from Congress away from their site and towards a protest page.


“Congress: This is a blackout,” the site reads. “We are blocking your access until you end mass surveillance laws.”

Instead of renewing or reforming the three expiring provisions of the Patriot Act, the activist group wants Congress to let them expire.

“The real answer is to end all authorities used to conduct mass surveillance,” Fight for the Future says on the protest page. “Until you do, thousands of websites have blocked your access, and more are joining every day.”
Hat Tip THE HILL.

13 comments:

  1. I doubt that most congress persons even know how to access a website.

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    1. That could quite possibly be true Jerry. Across parties no doubt.

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  2. I hope this doesn't just piss them off. I'm glad these guys are taking a stand, though. Very happy with Rand Paul and Ron Wyden on this.

    JMJ

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  3. Yes. Rand Paul is good for some things, some times.

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    1. He's especially right when he goes after the Military Industrial Complex, a tax-sucking Colossus with very little pay-off, and huuuuuuge downsides.

      JMJ

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    2. And I'm also thinking you won't find anyone commenting here who doesn't want PATRIOT seriously reigned in.

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    3. I don't want the Patriot Act at all. In fact, we should ban all national security laws with the word "patriot" in the title, because it always designates something really, really bad.

      JMJ

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    4. Thinks about what Jersey said.... hmmm. Well, seems like a good place to start.

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    5. Patriotism, properly understood and practiced is fine. All too often patriot and patriotism is synonomous nationalism in its worst sense. The Patriot Act falls into the latter IMO.

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    6. Patriotism is in the eye of the beholder.

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    7. That may be Jerry, and I'm sure those who would run roughshod over the constitution to establish a state religion consider themselves very patriotic. But neither that or the Patriot Act is patriotic really. So yeah Jerry you are right.

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