WTF is SOPA ? aka The US Government Trying to Ruin the Internet (video)

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If you’re on this page right now, it is probably because you enjoy obtaining insights and information from sources that are not mainstream. Be aware that this could radically change if SOPA, an awful piece of legislation making internet censorship EXTREMELY easy, goes through. While it is said that the goal of SOPA is to fight internet piracy, the powers it bestows to governments and elite corporations go way beyond copyright issues. Entire websites could potentially get shut down without notice and without a legitimate court order, even if they do not explicitly host pirated content. Think I’m going too far? Well, it has already happened a few times already and SOPA would simply make it completely legal, legitimate and a lot easier.

Here’s an informative video on SOPA by Cynical Brit a channel that usually deals with gaming. Yes, the issue is that important and affects the entire world.

 

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everyone would be ignorant without the internet, there would be limited source of information. i find it kind of sad. this shouldn't happen.

I am not a US citizen, I am Brazilian, but I do think if this bill passes, they will try this in another countries too. And the internet is made by us, to us, not by me, to myself. So I will defend the internet as it is now doing what I can do to help. Also, let us keep something important: Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and others are not innocent, search for the filter bubble and tracking. They are also planing to defeat a powerful enemy of them: The free and open source foundations, licenses and projects, and I wonder if Microsoft Apple, Nokia, Novell, Sony and others are not involved. Sony mainly because their new consoles are a jail, literally, because you cannot play your backups or old games, the console (With a internet connection) can block itself, Sony removed the Other OS feature saying that "the other… Read more »

This is a good way of knowing which corporation serve the elite illuminati.

http://www.vice.com/read/lamar-smith-sopa-copyrig

Looks like it's probably a major twist that will happen shortly…

Dear reader.

Just a quick note: If PIPA and SOPA are allowed, the entire WWW domain system will be corrupted and irrelevant.

A workaround is the Dot-BIT domain system.

Words from a normal internet user.

BR. ADFENO

Have a nice day.

Whoa…..I knew i should have taken the blue pill.

The last gasps of a desperate oligarchy to suppress the awakening of humankind.

WHAT will be next time? Cell-phone prohibition?

Am I the only one who's sick of people on Vigilant Citizen bringing religion into everything? And you wonder why they call us "crazy conspiracy theorists"..

Find God.

Ditch the wolf, buddy, he's a real loser, and I don't mean you as a person.

Lucifer is God. You can tell by the attitude of Christians that they were not meant to find the truth. How can they claim in the same breath to be the world's largest religion and also that very few people are saved? It is nonsensical. The carpenter was sent to throw sand in the eyes of the masses. His teachings have done nothing but make them proud to be sheep! Is there anything more despicable to a human than to covet total enslavement? To renounce liberty for the tyrannical rule of Adonay? When Christians say that "being a slave to the god" makes them "free from sin" it is a final insult to their dignity. Not only are they required to be slaughtered, but to openly profess a paradox: that slavery to death is the real freedom. To be a Christian you must believe that child sacrifice is a valid… Read more »

Wolfie you're in a funny mood methinks. Taking the mickey much or what? If you have issues with God, take them with Him because your plan to pull my leg won't work. 😛

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

I tell you my dear friend, receiving Gods love is worth going through it all! To be mocked at, to be falsely acused and even killed for the faith.

And I can't convince you with any of my own words, but believe me, I will pray for you!

God bless

Is a son not a child? Not an infant, but a child? Sacrificing your offspring?

No child sacrifices are required. Christ was 33 years old, a supernatural being and was crucified according to his Free Will.

SOPA means "quiet" in Greek wonder if that has something to do with it.

Vigilant… this news is secondary. Why haven't you posted an article about the NDAA yet????? This should be top news, but of course the main stream media is telling ppl that it won't effect citizens. Meanwhile, thousands of FEMA camps have been built across the country for the detaining of US citizens!!! Check out this article I found…

http://www.naturalnews.com/034537_NDAA_Bill_of_Ri

December 8 2011, 2:45 pm

VC did ! ! !

It's not only the door they knock. Wait until they find you on the road or somewhere out. One walks faster and the other follows behind. What a ritual. Jehovah's witnesses, Mormons and Scientologists are something else. I freaked out with them.

Jehovah's witnesses are dogmatic, obsessed to such extent that they are willing to shove "awake" and their other magazines down your throat. And they are willing to have their own kids dead than allow them to have blood transfusions. I don't want any religion freak to pester me with his/her religious beliefs. I am aware that too many Catholic priests are not what they claim to be, far from it, but at least no person with a Catholic background has ever given me grief and tried to persuade me to follow his/her religion.

oh one more thing, if the end times prophecy is true, why are you trying to save souls?

straight and narrow is the path that leads to salvation, and few find it. wide is the gate that leads to suffering and many are taken in there.

it sounds like the powerful men and women you love to hate so much are the ones who are avoiding the suffering, and they're on the straight and narrow.

it's more likely that you're on the wide path just by probability.

the truly hidden path, the one true way to salvation is on the inside of the Luciferian doctrine. that is most straight and narrow direction, millions of people will go anywhere but there, by definition if you disavow the real Lucifer you have chosen destruction.

truly there is none like the Beast

"oh one more thing, if the end times prophecy is true, why are you trying to save souls?"

A better question would be: Why are you trying to lead souls to damnation?

I am proud to be a sheep and know that The Lord Jesus Christ/Yahwah/Holy Spirit is my master. Know this, weak Satanists, the Lord gives Christians ALL POWER over the enemy and NOTHING can separate us from our master YHWH. Read it, it's in The Bible. So your anti-Christian "power" is nothing but an illusion, GOD wins. Onward Christian soldiers.. marching as to WAR with the CROSS of Jesus going on before!

We know how the story ends, the lake of fire is for the devil and those he has misled through false VISIONS and false REVELATIONS. Your handle is quite telling, another illuminati slave, but there is HOPE! Hope in Christ, turn now before it's too late, he loves you.

that's exactly what Power wants you to think.

"it's okay that you have power on earth, because my decoy-god has more power in the hereafter!"

You support the Power that you pray about opposing. You say that it is destined to be this way, and so you evangelical Christians are indeed sheep. The shepherd is not who you think he is.

there is no god named Jehovah except the invented one you just said loves me.

there isn't even a hebrew letter J, so how could it possibly be "JHVH" as i'm sure you're about to reply.

why not just call him Baal

I agree with you "just saying"! There is nothing we can do to stop this, and anyway why would you want to stop Gods master plan. Its almost like they wer trying to stop Jesus from turning him self in. JESUS had to die for us to receive salvation. Like wise with this world. These things were foretold. All we can do is open as many eyes as possible and brace for the worst knowing who is really in charge. WE CAN NOT STOP THE NWO, WE CAN NOT STOP THE ILLUMINATI, WE CAN NOT STOP MTV, LADY GAGA, RAP MUSIC, OR ANY EVILS OF THIS WORLD! Again all we can do is become more aware and alert others. If there was more or if we could stop it, the Lord would have folds us like he has done in history. They've been doing this all along its just that… Read more »

🙂 tis just all Bible prophesy coming true. It says it all!

All these things that are happening now are not a coincidence guys. the choices and consequences our world is facing is setting up the stage for the antichrist to enter. A lot of you are outraged by what is going on (as you should be) since it means a violation of your rights and limitations on your personal liberty, but I urge you to stop being short sighted. There is more you can do than using all your efforts to fight this battle on earth; what is happening before you has been foretold long ago. Instead of focusing on what is happening NOW only, we must prepare ourselves for the life to come as well. Seriously you guys, wake up, christ is coming. If you have ever had any questions about him, now is the time to seek him. Our time on earth is running out. And all these signs… Read more »
Ever since this years builderberg meeting wich had the heads and ceo's of from most of the big internet kingpins (facebook, google, amazon, Linkedin exc..) i have been anticipating them to do something big to censor or track the internet and here it is. They are hiding behind the copywrite excuses but their real goal is to disrupt the free flow of information so they can filter and censor the internet like they do the tv and also so they can monitor and track peoples actions. The illuminati works one step at a time to try to not bring suspicion upon them, this will also help prevent the public from seeing the changes as they occur. They work from many diffrent fronts to reach their common goal but act as if they are not connected. Everything they do is gradual. The internet is the best place for getting honest and… Read more »
@wolf88 "how are you equal to billionaires who could (according to you) have you shipped off to a secret prison and tortured? you are not equal." To put it simply, yes we are all equal. We all came from our mothers womb, we all inhabit this small planet together, we all breathe the same air and we all are mortal. The fact that a small percentage of the populist has aqcuired most of the worlds wealth, natuaral resources, and power by setting up a corrupt system that always favors them over the people dosen't mean that we are any less equal then them, it menes that their small percentage is a greedy, self centered, power hungry, backstabbing group of inbreed savages who will stop at nothing to get complete power and total control. They will lie, kill, steal, poison, decieve, and brainwash their fellow humans to accomplish this. To me… Read more »

I meant to write 2 metres under.

how are you equal to billionaires who could (according to you) have you shipped off to a secret prison and tortured? you are not equal.

that protocols of zion nonsense or whatever you just quoted was written by other wanabes like you to get off on the idea that sitting around chatting about how equal you are will make it so.

Of course we are all equal, some are just more equal than others. At least thats what the greedy little piggies would have you believe.

So by that measure there was no need to emancipate the slaves because they were already equal?

If everyone is already equal then what's your problem with the status quo?

You like it or not we're all equal. We have the same destiny, 2 feet under, so we're equal.

Hunter gathering is one of the ways by which the genetic heritage was passed on from the ancestors of mankind. It wasn’t done just for food but also for relaying mind food over time because the brain needs nutrients to grow strong and healthy sustaining thought systems that fight mental sickness.

Hunter gathering or ‘search and store’ is something one can do on the internet but naturally it’s necessary to identify any poisonous berries that also grow around or stale decaying matter. It’s advisable not to consume voraciously but with discernment as otherwise the result could be aches and pains and maybe even more severe diseases.

No need to fear the sick ones.

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Keep on searching friends of life.

vc has done a great job by being so informative. If this site is shut down, i in particular will suffer from lack of information about the 2012 agenda of the illuminati.

I will also like to know more about the omar's mosque.

Just thinking about the way Youtube changed over the years gives you an idea of how corporations actually work. There was a time when you could upload your content on Youtube without any problems,now you can't even post a video with a song in the background without dealing with the copyright issue. And even if you don't claim any rights for let's say a small part of someone else's content that you use in your video,and you give them credit for it or have their permission,it will still not be enough. You will get copyright strikes and eventually lose your account. Youtube used to work because of the users and their content,but ever since Google came into the picture,it had gone on a downward spiral.

Do you think this is true? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbbhzgDm6PU
The backwards thingy

yes it is…esp rock music, most of that genre of music reversed either worships satan or ridicules Jesus. take a look at led zepplin stair way to heaven reversed if you already haven't. theres also documentaries on youtube about the truth about rock music, i watched one called rockumentary. this doesn't only happen in the english language by the way. i speak spanish and i have found many spanish songs to have satanic messages as well. one example is a group called RBD. here is a interesting video with an insight to this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEJ9V9iR0xU

The music reverse does exist. It's creepier if you listen to Lady Gaga and other artist.

they are slowly tying up robes to the masses of people on earth.

sopa in spanish means soup O.o

I can't access the ''torproject'' website, it says ssl error?

why i couldn't any video or track online shared about the song "inside information" of Foreigner? the net has lot of songs and video even my neighbours' but I never find it. Is there any idea on that point?

*sorry my english

Censorship is already happening. I hate laws that are unconstitutional. but in a way this SOPA s**t might actually be a good thing. instead of online ranting and bitching, the people will take their ideas to the street. They maybe able to stop it online but we all have our own voices which we can utilize in the public eye.

Just for good measure F**K the government and all tyrants who are trying to destroy the us constitution. We citizens will prevail in the end. This our

country and we will not let them destroy her anymore than they already have. If its a revolution that they want its a revolution that they will get. We the people do not and

should not fear our government. We will win.

No, we're not going to prevail in the end. You know why? Because most Americans have this mindset: "This is America, it's not going to happen here." — which is false..considering that MOST of the corruption and 'deceiving' comes from. #KILL #Illuminati!!

Brilliant! Take your ideas "TO THE STREET" while hidden cameras are recording your conversation. Hmm

I wouldn't care about hidden cameras if I was doing something I believed to be right. I would do it anyway and be true to myself.

hey VC take a look to the videogames industry too. is fully controlled and has a lot of simbology like the game assassins creed that talk the history of an assassin battling the templars. You must take a look beacuse this is going too far! Seriously!

Telltheworld said: 'They don’t want to shut down the internet only, they want to shut down our minds'. I concur. So here are my thoughts: Symbols are visual messaging to the brain and hard to filter and we can be controlled by them if we don’t recognize tricks. But words themselves also need to be studied and understood better since they have been used to stop us accessing information about ourselves and our origin. The sounds or words are mnemes or codes and they are the accoustic way to penetrate into our conscience and consciousness where again there is no filter or safety guard. We are no longer very tuned in to languages like Greek and Latin and this is very unfortunante because a lot of distortion creeps into our speech. The precision is increasingly lost and the very exact meanings encoded in prefix, root or suffix becomes inaccessible because… Read more »

Excellent comment. You are most definitely a wide-awake and aware thinker

This is very good to see.

"Entire websites could potentially get shut down without notice"

That's why there's Tor: https://www.torproject.org/

And .onion hidden servers where websites may be hosted. For example, duckduckgo can be found at: https://duckduckgo.com/ it's a search engine. But, with Tor running, you can safely surf to duckduckgo's hidden .onion site at: http://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/

Note you will not be able to view the .onion site without Tor installed and running! Tor is free and open source, easy to setup with the cross-platform Tor Browser Bundle.

With horrors like SOPA, more people need to become familiar with Tor and host their sites at an .onion address.

I like sopa! Especially with fishy crackers… :[

jk. I can tell they're spying on us by the ads they put in some chatrooms. I really don't mind cause I got nothing to hide…

http://online.wsj.com/public/page/what-they-know-

What do they know about you?

Most people surfing the Web have no idea of the scope and intrusiveness of a new online tracking industry that is watching their every move. A Wall Street Journal investigation found that spying on American consumers is one of the fastest-growing businesses on the Internet and integral to the $23 billion online advertising economy.

This series of articles, coming from the MSM, are very good. Taught me about supercookies, private browsing etc. etc.

Worth checking out.

Some content is locked. Sometimes you can take the title of the article, paste into Google, hit enter and read the article that way. Doesn't always work….

It's interesting that the same religious minority that is pro Israel and seems to make knowing prescient films and controls the newspapers now wants to protect those films by controlling the Internet too.

The fact that they are a minority doesn't have to stay that way if they have been getting vaccines on Saturdays or as a requirement to visit Israel against a virus or bacteria they engineered. They can get the depopulation for the spotted owl out of the rest of the world's peoples that way. They wouldn't be only 3% then…

I had a vision of this a long time ago…..

on the same subject here are interesting links:
http://www.sovereignindependent.com/?p=32119

So much for 1st ammendment! >:(

PS I just wonder if this populace will actually decide to go the way of V for Vendetta and revolt against the corrupt elite class, just like in the movie. Like they say "Why should people be afraid of their government, when the gov should be afraid of its people?"

yes its just a Tip Of The Iceberg!

Here in holland/amsterdam, by parkin your vehicle you have to pay only with bank card/creditcard and then you have to fill the vehicle registration plateof in the parking meter.

this is totally controlling! and people thinkin its ''okay''

That's why most peeps have no cars but bikes.

NOOOOOOOOOO!!! NOT YOUTUBE! HOW ELSE AM I SUPPOSE TO SEE FUNNY VIDEOS?!?

i believe facebook would be shut down because its a form of communicating. if youtube is shut down then people would spread the truth through facebook and everyone knows these greedy bastards cant have the truth spreading around. they know that people are so consumed and dependent on facebook that if its shut off they would feel hopeless without it. and the only other form to communicate is by phone where they already tap into. with all the new cameras being set up that tag you and fallow you they wont need the internet anymore to find you. the media will be your only information on the worlds news and everyone here knows that the media lies and hides stuff already.

Even when I had a Facebook account I was selective about what info I put there. I never put in my status that I was going anywhere, for example. You put you're going to the store every Thursday or something…think about that. You have to think–is this something I would want put on a billboard? Government snooping aside, some criminal could figure out your schedule and, say, decide to rob your house because they know when you're not there.

I also sometimes do Google searches for weird stuff just for kicks and giggles.

Except that Facebook is about surveillance. They want to continue collecting info, profiles and monitoring potential dissenters, and find out who talks to who. So, FB will stay. But websites like VC, Alan Watt etc will probably be taken off eventually – or maybe left as 'traps' to find out who all the free thinkers are…..just my thoughts.

basically all ppl who post personal information on FB are providing intel to the FBI for free. They know what food we like, who our friends are, where we hang out. Come on…people are so blind:(

your probably right. my husbands work told their managers to delete all their friends and only have family listed in their facebook contacts i found that really weird that peoples work watches their our social profiles. look at that even companies tell you who to talk to and who not to talk to. when it comes to them they can take away any right you have.

LOL. youtube and facebook getting shut down? that will never happen….

YT and FB track and store every single post / PM / like / comment / friend you have, they are the NWO wet dream and along with Google and Yahoo are being used to profile every single person with internet access through your search terms etc.

Just having a YouTube video embedded on a webpage (like this one) embeds flash cookies into EVERY SINGLE PERSONS computer *if they click the video or not*. 99.9% of people don't even know about these cookies and have no idea how to delete them.

VC could you please do a post about how we are all being tracked online? it's much needed

VC please save us!….stop relying on an imperfect man and write your own post. Geez you have a mind use it! Stop drinking the the VC Jamestown Kool-Aid, Cause a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

He is a Blogger, not your leader!

While I agree with you, I do believe what VC does is vital! I do a LOT of my own research, but other ppl (like VC and many other bloggers) talk about things I may have missed or not thought of otherwise. HOWEVER, if it is something I all ready thought of and I want a blog about it, I agree, why not do it myself? At the same time, if I know nothing about the subject then someone like VC, it may be better that they write one, but that does not stop me from writing my own. I agree, we ALL need to do out own research and VC ALWAYS says this, and I can't stress how important that is! For me being a Believer (Christian), its always a shock for me when people who claim to be Christians, tell me flat out they wont read the Bible… Read more »

I greatly support Chris' idea. Mind telling us what can be done to try to protect against online tracking? I started by deleting my FB account but have been thinking about making another since a lost contact with almost everybody I know :S

Don't use a cell phone. Do not use a smart phone. I don't care, so it's like: God bless 'em. There are ways on a stand alone, but I think network people know best how to protect one's self. Once again, on a cell phone, it is impossible.

its all about power and control the government won't stop until they have it. its sad that we have other pressing problems in this world but we are trying to control the internet.

They don't want to shut down the internet only, they want to shut down our minds.

Actually, they all want you within a walled garden (google it!) of their making. Call it what you will, in China it's the Great Firewall. IBM has been barking over the future 2017 or after where we will be operating technology/internet with our minds. Google this document: The Mind Has No Firewall, written by the military, it's true! The ultimate battle, and final frontier, will be the battle for our minds and our souls. Once we're all plugged into "THE MACHINE" you'll know books/games like Neuromancer weren't just fantasy but a prescription for the future. In popular culture, Google "The Game" star trek TNG episode, it's what will happen I'm sure of it, some type of wonderful looking tech everyone shuffles off to (google "everyday I'm shuffling" NWO looking robot/rodent commercial for KIA where the humans are shown as rodents and the controllers outside of them dancing, which are, SURPRISE!… Read more »

Agree. You still will be able to buy wine gift baskets and crap. No posting videos on Viper squads searching up and down grandmother in front of dad. The media has been bought. Without Internet freedom they can "do what they wilt." Which is luciferian elite agenda.

Kitty: We're in your internetz shutting down your websites.

Noooooo! Tyme tu unleesh da hevy artilury agenst da Eleetist jurks, in a dissplai ob Biblicamal proporshuns! Da playg ob lukusts wil bee noffing, compaird tu da playg of Pointee Endz!!! Seriously though, this is an incredibly sinister development. The Elite know that for now they can distract the majority of the 99%, by keeping them lusting after the latest tech toys, and obsessing over the status-conveying qualities of sneakers; but they also know that, as their agenda advances, eventually the majority of people will begin to notice that something is indeed rotten in Denmark (and it ain't the cheese(!); so, to keeping people from organizing to revolt on a grand scale, they're putting these restrictive measures in place. As others have pointed out, we are indeed being tracked. As an experiment, I recently did an online search, for an item I don't even use, and now it's showing up,… Read more »

I cannot help but think that SOPA's only purpose is to censor websites that promote the truth.

Websites like Vigilant Citizen would probably be shut down quickly.

And all religious forums and websites that do not indulge in the glittery mainstream Christianity (neo-paganism) or New Age bull would get shut down as well.

I hope people plan in advance and make sure to either print out or store their favorite webpages on their computer. Because chances are, they'll be long gone by this time next year if SOPA passes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embed

This video is a SOPA killer, exposes the f*****s who wants SOPA this Video Must Be SHARED!

They just want to control our lives, mainly because they know everyone's lives revolve around the internet

Not to sound trite, but that's a good reason to get a life outside of the internet.

Tell me about it. Even when I visit people I take advantage of their internet service. I usually have all my passwords with me and check whatever it comes to mind. Utility bills, credit cards, bank accounts even my store points. Pathetic I know. At least I'm not into pc games, farmville and other crap yet.

OK, I really don't think YouTube and Facebook are going to be entirely shut down for copyright infringement, ever. That would start an outright WWIII right there. Everyone is WAY TOO dependent on them.

A more sinister, less invasive, and secretive approach is taking place. Instead what will happen is SEVERE monitoring—exactly what "they" want.

The internet is already heavily monitored and censored.

Don't think so?

Type "store" into your google browser what pops up first?

Walmart, Apple, and /or Target.

Why does Walmart get first dibs on the search results? Money. See, it's not fair.

Right… That's EXACTLY what the guy in the video said.

But REGARDLESS we NEED to make EVERYONE know how important this bill is to NOT go through!!! I tell everyone I can, same w/ everyone i can about the illuminati and what-not (though that doesn't go over as well). lol We just gotta keep getting the word out, the governments corrupt, but there are many many many more NOT in the elite then are in it!

I just crazy hope that none of y'all Vigilant people reading these articles still get surprised by 'em. I don't. This the best time to be a christian. Its the professy but all I ever wonder right now is if the antichrist has been born yet. Either way its still the year of the dark lord.

yes he is born

his name is justin bieber

according to some highly ranked rabbis the "Messiah"-their messiah had appeared in their circle so I'm afraid things are rapidly evolving… They're preparing to demolish Omar's mosque and rebuild Solomon's Temple. It is known that the antichrist will be crowned there.

According to the video, they were going to be returning and talking about the piece on December 21st, if I understood correctly, and some of the websites said it would be voted on during the week of December 13th. Does anyone know what has happened since then?

This site has info. It is a very good site.
http://www.blacklistednews.com/

The article headline is a bit down the page.

"The Tide is Turning Against SOPA"

Here's the link for the article
http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_Tide_Is_Turning_Again...

anybody know the song he was talking about……….???.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0Wvn-9BXVc

🙂 I find it quite catchy!!

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