Why you cant read this page

Typically, i post just after 11 PM, so i maximize the number of hits i get in a day for a post (for some reason WordPress has me on Nova Scotia time).  Right around then on January 18th, Greenwich Mean Time WordPress actisits along with Wikipedia and the Cheezburger Network (which includes LOLcats and other popular sites) will blackout their sites in protest of SOPA/PIPA legislation.

So what are these bills?  Basically, they are Hollywood funded pieces of legislation which are designed to combat music and video piracy by turning search engines, social networks and service providers into internet cops.

Eric Cantor (the fascist rep from my district who is also the House Majority leader) has claimed SOPA is dead until a consensus can be found, which would appear to be never.  But PIPA trundles along in the senate.

These protests take a leaf from the European newspaper censorship protests where the front page is the masthead and otherwise blank.

If you can read this page it means that i was unsuccessful in getting the WordPress plug in to function and that WordPress itself is not closing any of its member sites in protest.  So if you think internet censorship is problematic, you can join the electronic frontiers foundation petition,

About paxus

a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

2 responses to “Why you cant read this page”

  1. tickledspirit says :

    You can change the time zone associated with your blog — just did it on mine. You go to the editing pages, with the sidebar down the lefthand side of the page (many links will take you there… “Edit My Profile”, “Dashboard”, etc), and under “settings”, go to General, and look at the Time Zone option.

    enjoying exploring WordPress, now that my old blog site has shut down. I’m going to do the tedious work of transferring all my old posts to the new one, bit by bit! (if I were at TO, I’d give PSCs to someone who liked to be on the computer more than I do)

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