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    The STOP CENSORSHIP issue

    To Jerry &/or any Mods in the know:

    I noticed, this evening the "STOP CENSORSHIP" link that's now showing up in the header.
    After clicking on the link and reading some, I'm under the impression that a bill has been introduced in Congress that may very well change the GH Forum (and others like it) that we've all come to know and enjoy. I know GH is not the place for a political stance, but I don't think it counts since we may all be affected - my apologies if I assumed wrongly in making this post.

    I was curious if any of you in the GH hierarchy could expand on what this issue is really about and/or how detrimental passage of such a bill could be to our beloved website here.

    Thanks,

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    I personally have never seen the ad you talk about...I think the ad system that is running on the site is funneling items based on what is in your cache...I was on my insurance site just now, and all my ad's rotating on all the pages are for insurance companies....I also just checked my laptop, which is upstairs and is used mostly by my GF, and the ad's are for jewelry ....

    I quickly opened GH in another page, and the ads were for industrial supply tools...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    I personally have never seen the ad you talk about...I think the ad system that is running on the site is funneling items based on what is in your cache...I was on my insurance site just now, and all my ad's rotating on all the pages are for insurance companies....I also just checked my laptop, which is upstairs and is used mostly by my GF, and the ad's are for jewelry ....

    I quickly opened GH in another page, and the ads were for industrial supply tools...
    You have to look at the very top, up just to the right of where it says GreenHulk. It's something GH put there. Doesn't rotate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSRXP View Post
    +1. Still there. Something Mike put up. Can someone break this down like I am a 3rd grader please? It would be greatly appreciated.
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    Seems like another move towards making us a socialist government! Good Job Obama!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wreckingball View Post
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    Seems like another move towards making us a socialist government! Good Job Obama!
    exactly and if he gets re elected thats what we will be. fukin sucks. so much for free country

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    Actually, this one is sponsored by a Republican. Do a search for SOPA(Stop Online Piracy Act), & you'll find lots of info about it. It's a well intentioned measure to prevent foreign sites from illegally posting copyrighted intellectual property. Copyright owners have very little recourse against foreign "rogue sites" stealing their content since they are not based in the US. This bill would give them the ability to have those sites "blacklisted" from search engines & shut down their revenue stream from credit cards & advertisers.

    The problem is this would give almost anyone the ability to basically shut down a site without having to prove their content had been used without permission, & it gives targeted sites only five days to respond & defend themselves. It's scary stuff for someone like Jerry who runs a legitimate site that could be targeted by anyone at any time without due process. Although censorship is not the goal of the bill, that's exactly what it will end up doing. Let's say I'm a member of the radical Blue Water Network group & don't like the pro jet ski opinions being expressed on GH...one complaint alleging a copyright infringement, & bam, GH is removed from Google. Just another example of gov't screwing things up worse by trying to fix it.

    That means the Attorney General would have the power to cut off select websites from search engines like Google. It could also cut off advertisers and payment processors like Visa from the sites. The Attorney General could essentially kill all of a site's traffic and revenue in a matter of days.
    Read more: http://articles.businessinsider.com/...#ixzz1eBAD1GTN
    Regulation of the net is nothing new. The passage of net neutrality legislation last year already gives the FCC the power to tell ISP's how they can manage their bandwidth. Many believe that opens the door to the feds eventually regulating content & possibly going as far as trying to make the internet a public utility.

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    i think our country going bankrupt is a lil more important lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackvr View Post
    i think our country going bankrupt is a lil more important lol

    + 1 on that and the shit will hit the fan for sure.

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