Many see CISPA as a second attempt at strengthening digital piracy laws after the anti-piracy 'Stop Online Piracy Act' became, shall we say, "unpopular".
WHAT WOULD YOU CONSIDER THE BEST METHOD TO FEED SUCH A "BITTER PILL" TO THE AMERICAN POPULACE? WRAP IT IN 'CANDY', MAKE IT LOOK DELICIOUS, OR JUST TELL US IT'S POISON?
YOU SEE, WE'RE TOO OFTEN FOOLED BY "EYE CANDY", BY THE CRY OF,"THIS WILL HELP PROTECT AMERICA!"
WE'RE STILL SWALLOWING THE FEAR,PEOPLE!
THE HOUSE PASSED THIS THING IN ITS ORIGINAL VERSION IN APRIL OF 2012!
THEN, IT WAS H.R. 3523.
IT NOW CARRIES NEW NUMBERS, H.R.624.
See http://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/112-2012/h192 to actually read and explore this OLDER VERSION of the "bill".
You'll be amazed at what you see!
Introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers [R-MI8] on November 30, 2011, it had 112 co-sponsors.
You can even see which of our "Congressmen" voted YES on this thing in 2012 by using the link above...and you thought they never would, right?
It passed the House, people!
206 REPUBLICAN AYES, 42 DEMOCRATS...ALL VOTED YES!
Well, such "information sharing" DOES get "SHARED" by some of the BIG COMPANIES that BUY the Senators and Representatives every single year, so why not FEED THE OWNERS of Capitol Hill, yes? Why not make the game of "Footsies" cozier between the Feds and BIG BUSINESS?
IT'S A LONG-TERM LOVE AFFAIR, SO LET THEM "SHARE" IT ALL, RIGHT?
Sure, go ahead, let the Feds "SHARE" what they already collect on internet users without one legal right to do so, according to our CONSTITUTION!
SPY ON US, PASS IT ON, PLEASE!
58% OM THE HILL SAID "DO IT!"
What did YOU say? ANYTHING?
DID YOU CONTACT YOUR ELECTEDS AND TELL THEM, "DON'T YOU DARE VOTE FOR THIS THING, YOU TRAITOR!" ?
SHAME ON YOU!
WANT TO SEE THE ONES (OVER 100!!!) WHO"CO-SPONSORED" THIS THING?
YOU MAY NOT BE SURPRISED THAT MOST ARE OF THE SAME PARTY WHO DON'T WANT TO TAX THE TOP 2%.
NOW MEET THE "NEW AND IMPROVED" CISPA...
<<H.R. 624: To provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.>>
OTHER PURPOSES, HOW MANY OTHER PURPOSES, WHAT KINDS OF OTHER PURPOSES?
In addition to the MAJORITY of the House, CISPA has enjoyed increasingly gleeful support from the technology industry. Facebook, Intel, and a variety of industry trade groups, including The Information Technology Industry Council, Bay Area Council, CTIA, the Internet Security Alliance, and the Telecommunications Industry Association (among many, many others) have all expressed praise of the bill this week.
Sure, why not? How much does it pay these guys to allow our info to be HARVESTED I wonder!
What CISPA will REALLY do is open up an entire "backdoor" cyber-surveillance program, because the bill (in its current state) places no limits on the types of information that may be shared with the government. It provides little or NO oversight of how the information is used.
It will hand over PRIVATE information that is COMPLETELY UNRELATED to "cyberthreats" to the [add any expletive you please here] "National Security Agency" and it overrides ALL existing local, state, or federal laws that currently, and WISELY, prohibit COMPANIES from sharing information about citizens with the federal government.
WHAT DO OUR UTILITY BILLS, OUR AMAZON BOOK OR VIDEO PURCHASES, OUR GROCERY SHOPPING TRIPS TELL THE FEDS ABOUT "CYBER-THREATS"?
NOT ONE BLOODY THING, IN MY UNHUMBLE OPINION!
THERE IS NO WAY THAT THE CONSTITUTION ALLOWS THIS!
REMEMBER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION?
CONGRESS OBVIOUSLY DOESN'T!
WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE, AMERICA, FOR YOU TO SAY, "NO MORE! NO YOU DON'T, YOU SOLD-OUT PIGS! YOU WILL OPERATE ENTIRELY BY THE CONSTITUTION OR WE WILL TAR AND FEATHER YOU AND TROT YOU OUT OF TOWN ON A RAIL, YOU RATS!"
IF THEY WANT TO PUT A WEBCAM BETWEEN YOUR SHEETS NEXT, IN THE NAME OF "NATIONAL SECURITY", WILL YOU GO FOR THAT?
IF YOU'RE TOLD "AL QAEDA" JUST MAY HAVE A SECRET CELL IN YOUR TOILETS, HOW ABOUT A "POTTY CAM"? OK?
STOP BEING AFRAID, AMERICA!
WE HAVE FOUND THE ENEMY, AND IT IS CAPITOL HILL!
WRITE, CALL, GO TO THEIR OFFICES, PICKET THE WHITE HOUSE, MARCH IN THE STREETS AND LET THEM KNOW THERE WILL BE NO MORE OF THIS TYPE OF "SURVEILLANCE"!
LET THEM KNOW THAT WE,THE PEOPLE STILL RUN THIS 'SHOW'!
THIS IS STILL A NATION GOVERNED,CONSTITUTIONALLY, OF,BY AND FOR THE PEOPLE,THE PEOPLE,THE PEOPLE!
I've posted this link before, but will do so again in the hope that even ONE citizen will actually use it. It's easy, fast, no threat to you at all from this very trusted site, and you can contact ALL your maniacs in D.C. at one time.
I have attempted to place a "widget" at the very bottom of this page to take you to voice your vote on this,but if that doesn't work...
GO, PLEASE, JUST GO DO SOMETHING!
Obama has threatened veto on this bill, but will he?
The White House has a site where you can do that!
NEVER BE DISCOURAGED WHEN YOU GET A "CANNED REPLY" FROM YOUR CONGRESSMEN OR THE PRESIDENT! JUST KEEP SENDING,CALLING,MAKING YOUR VOICES HEARD.
NEVER,EVER GIVE UP,AMERICA!
WE HAVEN'T LOST IT ALL QUITE YET, BUT IT IS GETTING DANGEROUSLY CLOSE!
Even worse than SOPA: CISPA
BE SURE TO READ THE INFORMATION BELOW THIS VIDEO.