The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, overwhelmingly approved the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act.
The bill, approved by Congress on Tuesday, is written so broadly it could make a federal felon of anyone who has even one copy of a film, software program or music file in a shared folder and should have known the copyrighted work had not been commercially released. Stiff fines of up to $250,000 can also be levied. Penalties would apply regardless of whether any downloading took place.
The Bush Social Security “reform” proposal is so ridiculous, and John Bolton is such a jerk, that you have to wonder: could there be a reason Bush is proposing such stupid things? Maybe they are meant to be outrageous, to keep us ineffectively spinning our wheels while the real dirty business gets done.
After two weeks of protest and violent clashes between Ecuadorian citizens and the police, Congress voted today to destitute President General Lucio Gutierrez from power. The vote was almost unanimous with 60 votes in favor and 2 abstentions.
Schwarzenegger, an immigrant himself, wants the US to close the border to Mexico to keep "those people" from coming across. (I say, haul the fascist's ass to Tijuana, stip him naked, and dump him the Tijuana river).