[GeoStL] Re: Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea)

  • From: Charles Leverett <charlieleverett@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:59:14 -0600

After all the websites blacked out yesterday the Columbia Missourian
reported Blunt pulled his support of the bill. This doesn't suddenly make
Blunt a good person, but it does show how we effect the political process,
even if it goes against what Hollywood (or insert other powerful
organization here) wants.

On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 1:55 PM, Tom Wolpert <tom_wolpert@xxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> You will be amused (and appalled) by the replies you receive.  I have one
> of each.  Senator Blunt, who is a co-sponsor of the bill in the Senate,
> basically ignored my opposition.  He used the reply to tell me HIS position
> on the matter, while implying that everybody should agree with
> him.  Congressman Akin, who opposes the bill in House, basically used the
> reply to congratulate me for agreeing with him.  Both of them cited
> concerns for the exact same things (innovation, competitiveness, etc.) in
> support of their opposite positions...  Double-think lives! Orwell would be
> appalled.
> Senator McCaskill has yet to weigh in, but I expect a similarly
> non-responsive reply.
> Tom
>  ------------------------------
> *From:* Susan Ring <susanmring@xxxxxxx>
> *To:* geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Sent:* Thu, January 19, 2012 1:00:45 PM
> *Subject:* [GeoStL] Re: Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad
> idea)
> -
> Don't have time to read all the replies so far, but I've already written
> to both my rep and senator.
> I'll check back later to read discussion.

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