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Richard Anslow
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UK Hertfordshire, Kitchen and Bathroom remodeler
UK Hertfordshire, Kitchen and Bathroom remodeler

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Really? Revealed: why cats hate each other
Tonight's Horizon on BBC Two, Cat Watch 2014, gets into the antisocial minds of our feline friends 

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Very friendly male cat needs home. We just called animal control, so he has 72 hours to live. His tail is lopped off but he doesn't care. If you want him, call victoria animal control and they'll get him fixed and vaccinated for you. So sad that we can't take him. 
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STOP THIS LAW NOW: why we stand to lose our individualism even before lawmakers restrict it
There is a new acronym and you need to stop it because it´s evil. The internetz say so!
As you can see in the attached post, there is yet another law which is circulating on the internetz. Posters in abundance who like to sign petitions as acronyms are evil, we all know that. And after SOPA things got a lot easier.

People don´t really know about laws and treaties in the world. After all we are not all constitutional lawyers or students of international law. The good news however is that this is no longer needed as we now have videos and bloggers who explain it all.

´All´? No, they don´t bother reading this stuff of course but they have all seen you can pump up your pageviews and win thousands of followers if you cry out loud for evil threatening the internetz. Freedom is at stake, sign now and stop it.

To get some attention there are some things to avoid: reading the actual treaty or law, summarizing it in your own words or discussing the stuff. Doing so would dilute your powerful message to stop as it´s EVIL.

We live in a world where you are before or against things and decent people follow their thought leaders. People like Rick Santorum, Fox news, or George W. Bush. If you didn´t support the Patriot Act best thing to do was lock you up in Guantanomo bay as you were clearly a traitor.

So why not use the same mechanism called Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt, another acronym called FUD to fight back. SOPA threatened the new corporations in Silicon Valley so it had to be stopped. The old economy, represented by Hollywood and the big five in the music industry lost that battle from the new kids on the block. Facebook and certainly Google live from sharing copyrighted material so they lead the masses into a fight against SOPA.

Later on we got ACTA, the European version of SOPA we were told, by the same pageview pundits. Nobody ever bothered with the fact that ACTA had no relation at all with Europe as it was signed by the US as well, but as I read at that time +Chris Pirillo, certified geek and LEGO lover was against it, so it had to be even worse than SOPA. After all Chris played with LEGO so he was a renowned expert on acronyms, so let´s follow his lead and sign the petition.

Now we have CISPA, yet another acronym and the same people are pleased to hear that there is another easy page view generator. All we need is a petition, which is easily setup and some arguments. Let´s think, what would work?

Of course, it´s worse than SOPA! Always a good one, The Iranians are worse than the commies so let´s bomb them too!
More? Ah, a common enemy, congress supports it!!! If the enemy of the people supports it, we should be against it as congress is evil as well. Not convinced? More enemies needed? How about Microsoft and Facebook support it! Yes, that´s a good one! We all know these are evil companies and we are against evil so this pure win.

Need more? Arguments? What? Ah well, we have a video of +David Seaman who reads aloud from the pages of the Minnesota daily and Mashable. Now it all makes sense. We have a video of this "political contributor for Suicide Girls" quoting from well known reliable examples of in-depth research ;)

Still doubts: he says he read the bill and it´s really vague so it could be very dangerous.The other day I read the warranty on my new iPad and it was very vague as well so maybe that´s dangerous as well. I have put it in the shed until there is video and a petition.

People, please can we stop playing fodder to all these organizations who found there is money and power in using you. Can we stop blindly following our new leaders and doing exactly what we despised when they were the old leaders. Can we stop thinking that if you are not against evil, you must be a terrorist?

Can we start using our own brains again? Please, Fox news, the Tea Party and the Patriot Act are worse enough and if we want to fight for the right to use our own brains and air our own thoughts on the internetz it´s crucial we don´t lose that very freedom of individualism we want to protect

Read the linked post and comments to see this is a serious worry and remember +Euro Maestro is just one of the people so it´s nothing personal, but an outcry for the last signs of critical thinking on the internet

Feel free to debate the merits of CISPA as well, but don´t assume I´m suddenly supporting all laws: I am just afraid we lost our individualism even before any law could limit the freedom to express it. #SundayRant

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