Thursday, July 14, 2011

BREAKING: Dayton Conditionally Accepts June 30 GOP Offer To End Shutdown

Moments ago, Just received a tweet from @KTLK-FM stating that Governor Mark Dayton has sent a letter to Amy Koch And Kurt Zellers stating that, with some conditions, he is willing to accept the offer made by the Minnesota GOP that was designed to avert a state shutdown.

I spoke with Representative Steve Gottwalt a moment ago, and he indeed confirmed that the letter was sent; but was sent with "some conditions;" so that a full agreement was not yet set in stone. Gottwalt said, "We're happy that Governor Dayton appears to have accepted our proposal... but the question to be asked is, "Why did it take so long? Why did the Governor want to put Minnesotans through such unnecessary pain?"


A copy of Dayton's letter to Koch and Zellers can be found here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Now He's Messing With Our Beer..

When Mark Dayton clearly intended to inflict maximum pain to Minnesotans with regard to his decision to shut down the government, he pulled a lot of she-nanigans in his effort toward his nonsensical quixotic quest to tax the bejeebers our of job creators. But now he's reached a new low:
The state shutdown means Miller-Coors will have to stop selling beer in Minnesota.

State officials have told the company it must come up with a plan to remove its 39 brands of beer from shelves, and bars in a matter of days.

The company failed to renew its brand license with the state before the shutdown. Each alcohol brand needs to pay a $30 brand license fee, which is good for three years.

Without the license Miller-Coors cannot sell beer in the state.
You mean to tell me that "Deer-In-The-Headlights" Dayton can't get along without a housekeeper and a gardener, but is OK with letting millions of dollars of tax revenue slip through Minnesota's fingers in the midst of the time in which Dayton and his DFL crybabys are complaining that we don't have enough money???

Paging Alice- how the hell do I get back through the looking glass?

Yes, He Is, In Fact, A Terrorist

What this amounts to is not only a blatant LIE-- (there is more than enough $ coming in via monthly revenues to service the current debt, and SS is not considered a part of nat'l debt); What this amounts to is not only cheap political posturing; what this amounts to is nothing less than psychological terrorism. Obama's not only threatening seniors with Armageddon;he's also threatening disabled veterans, as well:


[ter-er-ist] Show IPA

a person, usually a member of a group, who uses or advocates terrorism.
a person who terrorizes or frightens others.
In CBS News interview, President Obama says Social Security checks may not go out Aug. 3 if no deficit deal is struck Read more by Corbett B. Daly on CBS News' Political Hotsheet.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Bill s.978

Klyka here. I don't really post on this blog, if at all, however I do have something that I do think you all should know about a bill that is currently in the Senate right now. Namely Bill s.978: To amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes.

Now what does this bill mean? Lets look a little closer at whats inside.


(a) Amendments to Section 2319 of Title 18- Section 2319 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

(1) in subsection (b)--

(A) by redesignating paragraphs (2) and (3) as paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively; and

(B) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:

‘(2) shall be imprisoned not more than 5 years, fined in the amount set forth in this title, or both, if--

‘(A) the offense consists of 10 or more public performances by electronic means, during any 180-day period, of 1 or more copyrighted works; and

‘(B)(i) the total retail value of the performances, or the total economic value of such public performances to the infringer or to the copyright owner, would exceed $2,500; or

‘(ii) the total fair market value of licenses to offer performances of those works would exceed $5,000;’; and

(2) in subsection (f), by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:

‘(2) the terms ‘reproduction’, ‘distribution’, and ‘public performance’ refer to the exclusive rights of a copyright owner under clauses (1), (3), (4), and (6), respectively of section 106 (relating to exclusive rights in copyrighted works), as limited by sections 107 through 122, of title 17;’.

(b) Amendment to Section 506 of Title 17- Section 506(a) of title 17, United States Code, is amended--

(1) in paragraph (1)(C), by inserting ‘or public performance’ after ‘distribution’ the first place it appears; and

(2) in paragraph (3)--

(A) in subparagraph (A), by inserting ‘or public performance’ after ‘unauthorized distribution’; and

(B) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ‘or public performance’ after ‘distribution’.

Under this bill, streaming any copy-written media will be considered a felony. It does matter if you put a song in a Youtube video, threw an old movie on Livestream, or even just streamed yourself playing some video games. Under this bill you would be considered a Felon and would be treated as such.

Beyond this Video Game Streams can be big business. I know people who make a living making Machinima, Lets Plays, and many other things. Their business' cannot survive this bill.

Now I honestly don't want to get into a talk about copyrights and piracy (maybe some other time?) . But I do believe this bill does not represent anything along the lines of fair justice. I encourage you all to write, call, or even visit your congressmen/woman to talk about this bill.

Don't live in The United States of America? This bill still affects you. The United States of America has a controlling interest in the internet and thus policy. I encourage you to send this bill around to everyone you know. Make sure they all know about it and what harm it can do.

This is Klyka, signing out.

EDIT: It seems the guys over at Demand Progress, who are much more eloquent than I have even made something that will even expidite the process of sending a letter about your feelings to this bill. Go on and check them out.