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One Million Moms: Who’s The Bully Now?

One Million Moms: Who’s The Bully Now?

  image via: lgbtqnation.com I don’t get a lot of protest groups, and I’m speaking as an ex-PeTA member (don’t laugh, too hard). I do however get that people sometimes need something to cling to, and they can usually find that in some special interest […]

CNN: Study Finds Divorce Sucks

CNN: Study Finds Divorce Sucks

Upon seeing the title of a post by a blogger, I was ready to go off on a conniption fit.  Admittedly, not something I’m normally prone to (well, okay I am but not always), but being me I thankfully read his actual post (cause, you […]

ATT Incurs Wrath of the Internet

ATT Incurs Wrath of the Internet

ATT_watching_your_internets Heard any good memes lately? They more than likely came from the same place as the lolcats, the rickroll, and a bunch of other internet related (or spawned) humor.

It seems that it’s been confirmed that mega-corp AT&T has blocked website 4chan’s img board. Which in all honesty isn’t the best move in the world, namely in a country where we tend to take this kind of censorship rather seriously. Also, you know incurring the full onslaught of the internet’s attack dogs.

More information can be found at encyclopediadramatica.com

The long and short of it however (quoted from the above link):

Also, contact the National Coalition Against Censorship. http://www.ncac.org/

Digg to raise awareness. http://digg.com/tech_news/AT_T_blocks_4chan/

Basically, cause a stink.

The objective of this little operation is to basically make sure that this precedent is not set. Make it absolutely abundantly clear that this is NOT acceptable to American consumers and this WILL NOT be allowed to happen, or else face financial and political suicide. Acting like an idiot and trying to DDoS them will only end with you being persecuted, and your actions being used as a justification.

While the ban was lifted, the entirety of the website was then down (assumingly AT&T customer specific). It’s up and running at least for me, being on Comcast it’s not like the AT&T block would be happening to me anyway. However, this whole situation sits rather uneasily on a lot of people (including myself).

Who Gets Rich Thanks to the 789 Billion Dollar Stimulus Package?

Who Gets Rich Thanks to the 789 Billion Dollar Stimulus Package?

Who Gets Thanks to the 789 Billion Dollar Stimulus Package? Who Gets Rich Thanks to the 789 Billion Dollar Stimulus Package? By Lil Waldner President Obamas’ program in order to stimulate the economy has taken the hurdles of the Congress after some compromises among the […]

Confessions of a Mortgage Insider

Confessions of a Mortgage Insider

  Confessions of a Mortgage InsiderBy Shannon Evans Have you wondered why the mortgage and banking industry are in their current shape of disarray? Did you ever wonder how some people managed to get something for nothing and leave us the average tax payer footing […]