In New York state, legislators in both chambers have proposed bills that would force Web sites to police the identities of anonymous commenters.
Under the proposed Internet Protection Act (S06779), when anyone complains about an anonymous (or pseudonymous) comment, the Web site must make the commenter attach their “real name” to the comment or the anonymous comment would by law have to be removed.
That’s right: if someone doesn’t like your comment the Web site will be legally bound to make you reveal your identity. The accused commenter will also be required to verify that his or her “IP address, legal name and home address are accurate.”
This is old news, but things like this happen all the time and that is not old. Even on my own college campus, students are getting ticketed for parking in “non-parking zones” that aren’t even clearly marked.
People need to stand up against things like this! And like stated in the video, “fighting back” is not “looking for a fight”, it’s only standing up for your rights and we shouldn’t be afraid to do so.
Let me know your thoughts on this! Whether it be about standing up for one’s rights or about this particular situation.
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This is why I love dolphins! …’cause they help save dogs!
Remember that time a bear rode a horse in China and it filled us with terror? Well, today we bring you a story of animal collaboration that will fill you with joy — which might be much-needed in a week when it seems like a large section of the Eastern hemisphere is going straight to hell. Earlier this week, an eleven-year-old Doberman named Turbo escaped from his yard and plunged into a canal in Marco Island in Florida. Since the vertical walls of the canal are high, Turbo couldn’t get out, and was forced to tread water against the current for over half a day. Nobody noticed him until, fifteen hours into his ordeal, a lady living nearby heard strange splashing. It wasn’t Turbo, who by that time was exhausted. It was a pod of dolphins who had found him and were staying with him, splashing loudly until they received human attention. The neighbor jumped into the canal and fished him out. When owner Cindy Burnett was joyfully reunited with her pooped pet, she fretted that he had been alone and scared for so long. “No,” the unnamed rescuer told her. “The dolphins were with him.”
Alert: Adorable Old Dog Rescued by Dolphins. We Repeat: Dog. Rescued. By. Dolphins.
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