The U.S. government has known about them forever and as a matter of fact Megaupload actually had a deal already going on for years with some of the major record labels like say Universal where people from the record companies has complete access to Megauploads site to remove links of anything that led back to something they owned the rights to! Megaupload would give companies over 5000 removals per day so they were doing more than playing ball. So then why the shutdown?? Mega upload was about to start a new service called Megabox. Now before we even get into what Megabox is, you all know what ITunes is. Well if you didn't know Google is launching it's own cloud based music service where you never need to sync your evice it's just always there. Google music I'm sure would be well over a dollar per song. The artist gets about 13 cents on the dollar from a download. So you have these two Tech Giants Google & Apple with these highly priced music services and now let's talk about Megabox.
MegaBox was going to be a cloud based music service where the artist was actually going to get 90 cents on the dollar! Now the songs would be cheaper so people would flock there if the selection was good. Artists would love to be on there because they were going to get 45 cents on a song that's 50 cents. Not only that when the music is much cheaper more people will buy it. They were essentially going to cut the record labels out. The big dogs! They were not going to let all of this happen! Your going to first rival the NSA and US government aka Google. I don't think so. Then on top of this you are going to cut out these huge labels that have billions upon billions and have built these fortunes by raping artists for years? I don't think so. Think of how well this would have worked. What artist wouldn't want to go to Megaupload instead? Maybe you haven't heard of them but in the computer world they are big. Not only that the straw that might have broke the camels back was a promotional video put out by huge artists like Kanye West and Puff Daddy talking about how they love MegaUpload!?? WHAT?? I thought their music was getting pirated on there? When you look at this commercial and the fact that they say they've been investigating them for two years makes it sound like a setup from the word go to me. Either way they had a lot of very mainstream and large artist's support so it doesn't appear that Megabox would have any trouble catching on fast.
We need to remember it's more than just the hundreds of billions the labels would lose. They would be pioneers and change the whole industry and put the money back in the artists hands. Again they would not let this happen. The other point I wanted to make is not only is it money it's the message. The message in today's popular music is very much controlled. They will not let Megaupload cause them to lose control over that! They shape very much of society through the message put out in the commercialized music. They are not going to let Kim DotCom change all of this.
MegaUpload and other sites like them have been around for years. The timing is quite suspicious with Google music about to launch. A lot of users use MegaUpload for legit reasons as online storage. Researchers store photos, videos and documents People put stuff from their jobs on there. Many of their users are planning to sue the F.B.I. if they can't get the proper access to their materials. This is not over file sharing people. It's over Kim DotCom and the folks at MegaUpload having a vision to change the industry. Were they going to make a boatload of cash off of it? Sure. That's good business. Doesn't Bill Gates make a boatload of cash? People love him and he's a scumbag that has no respect for human life. These guys had a vision but it would disrupt the power structure in our country too much so it couldn't happen.
Megabox had another service that was part of it. Megakey would actually pay the artists when their songs got DOWNLOADED FOR FREE!!! That's right. Now the artists were actually going to get paid when their stuff was pirated. What a bunch of bad guys. Let's extradite Kim DotCom to the United States. C'mon. Give me a break! I thought extradition was for murderers and rapists. Now it's for copyright infringement?? How does he get extradited here anyways? He's not even a U.S. citizen! See what happens when you step outside the box and try and do something good? Do you see what happens when you rival Google? Do you see what happens when you oppose the huge record labels? Some artists have been killed for it in the past. It's pretty much always been covered up and I'm not going to speculate into murders I haven't studied but you can bet your ass people have been killed for much less! Here's the video I say may have been the straw that broke the camel's back! I'm sure the labels weren't happy about this. Obviously it's not really that big of a deal their stuff is being swapped on there. The video includes kim kardashian, puff daddy, will.i.am, alicia keys, snoop dogg, chris brown, kanye west, lil john, jamie foxx, serena williams, russel simons, brett rattner, floyd mayweather, estelle, carmello anthony, ciara, the game, mary j blidge, swizz beatz, kim dotcom, kim junior, etchttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCkI5I8vsBg
By the way they didn't need SOPA, PIPA, or ACTA to do this! They make us feel like we have a victory for now over SOPA then this happens. They always make the legislation after to justify whatever they are doing. Now we are wasting good resources extraditing a foreigner into the United States for giving Google, Sony, Universal, and others a run for their money.
Welcome to America Kim DotCom. Land of the Free, Home of the Brave. Haaaaaaaaaa!
Brian S Staveley www.TheRealNewsOnline.com
As you all know Megaupload has been in the news a lot lately. They would have you believe the F.B.I. shut them down because they are the biggest file sharing website in the world. This comes right at a time when anti piracy and I use those terms loosely, more like when censorship bills are in the forefront of all discussion amongst those who would be considered aware. The raid of Megaupload and possible extradition to the United Stated of its CEO and maybe others had nothing to do with them being the number one file sharing site. It was about shutting down competition to a lot of powerful entities.
Why do I not support Ron Paul you ask? I do not support him because he is just another false hope. Just like Obama was in 2008. He is gonna come in and save us??? Give me a break! He is cleverly marketed with this whole agenda of the media being against him. Yes they are blackballing him but it is all part of the plan to build him up amongst all the people who don't agree with the status quo. Then there are his connections. He is propped up to no end by the biggest shill dis-info agent out there, Alex Jones. Many of the Ron Paul supporters wouldn't even know who he was if it were not for Jones. Jones says jump they say how high? Now besides Alex Jones, Ron Paul has many other questionable connections. Including taking money from David Duke. Now not only did he just take money from maybe the most racist guy in America, but this is a guy who has in the past made MANY racist remarks himself! Not only racist but ignorant. Well any racist remark is ignorant I suppose. I really don't think someone that doesn't see all of us as equal deserves to be "running" the nation. He CLEARLY does not look at so called minorities as equal to whites. That does not sit well with me and never will. Then there is the whole 9/11 situation. He has NEVER spoke out for 9/11 truth. For someone that people say is so aware why does he not address this? He is NOT for finding out the truth about the biggest coverup maybe in the history of our nation. About 80 percent of the people who support him are so called 9/11 truthers. I don't like the label either but you get my point. Even though most of his supporters do fall into this category, he has never once spoke on their behalf. Never once even hinted at opening an investigation into 9/11 if he were to be elected. I was just given a very good video on Ron Paul and this one should send all you Ron Paul supporters a powerful message. He is supposed to be all about our freedom and liberty. Ending the wars and repealing The Patriot Act right? From the actions you usually see that would seem to be his very strong stance on things. Well how could he just throw all of that aside and support other politicians who support the wars and support The Patriot Act???! You know what his explanation for supporting these war mongerers is? Because all the incumbent made a deal to support each other!! Are you serious? Shouldn't he have a no tolerance stance against people who support the Patriot Act? His reasoning is because they made a deal to support the incumbents. Does that said like your hero to you? Mr. Patriot? Or does it sound like another shady politician that has private interests and personal gains infront of the interests of the American people? You know the answer! Hear it here with your own ears. It comes from his mouth, on camera, no newsletters. This is a complete 180 from his usual stance which seemed to be unwaverable didn't it? Well I am not fooled by this clever marketing scheme. I know the things I say aren't what people want to hear. It's not the happy ending to the story. I just say it how it is. This is all a ploy from another politician that will send us off to war against sovereign nations, unprovoked. Everyone bought all the BS from the Obama campaign and I'm sad to say you are all buying into it again! There is a lot more we need to talk about though regarding Ron Paul.
Here is that video just discussed where he is questioned on the email and after the video I posted the email, then please continue to read there is a lot more to this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc8XRhcn1hYHere is the email Ron Paul sent to his followers asking them to vote for Lamar SmithCongressman Ron Paul
Dear Fellow Texan,
As you know, America faces tremendous problems. I have dedicated my career to fight for solutions, but I need friends in Congress who will help and work with me in these critical times.
That is why I am grateful for the friendship of Congressman Lamar Smith. Lamar Smith is a thoughtful, intelligent leader who keeps his door open to me and is always willing to listen. As the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, Rep. Smith's word carries a lot of weight on Capitol Hill and I am glad to see he fights to take principled stands on important issues like Healthcare and Cap and Trade.
Congressman Smith made a point of reading both of my recent books, The Revolution: A Manifesto and End the Fed and I enjoyed our discussion. True intellectual exchange has become all too rare in Washington and I appreciated his effort.
Lamar is also one of the true gentlemen in Congress. I value Congressman Smith's thoughtful approach and consider him a true friend. If more leaders in Washington adopted his style of governing, I know we could break down a lot of barriers.
I am proud of my friendship with Lamar Smith. I hope you will consider supporting him in his bid for re-election.
Ron Paul So how does this make any sense???!!! Ron Paul is going to repeal the Patriot Act, remember?? He is dead set against all this war, remember?? Somewhere he forgot. He put your liberty at jeopardy because he made a "deal" with some of his incumbent buddies!!
Now with all this said onto my next point. I agree a man can have questionable connections but still be honest. This does not mean endorse the person to the point you are emailing your own supporters asking them to vote for someone who believes in the exact opposite of them! I know they have to play some tricks the public doesn't agree with, if they even know about them. In politics they are surrounded by sharks if they are not one themselves anyways. I know that, but it goes much deeper than who supports Ron Paul or who gives him donations. Tell me where the logic is in this. Most of the people that support him are the same people that swear the two party system is whats wrong with the country(I generally agree) yet they are gonna put all that aside and not only buy into the election process all over again but they are actually going to go and vote Republican??? Can you imagine that? 9/11 Truthers who spent ten years cussing out G.W. Bush and his policies and now they are going to vote Republican? After years of telling all their peers that the elections don't matter, that the two party system is what is wrong with America, and that Bush and the Republicans don't give a damn about the little guy, the regular American. How can they swallow their pride and vote for another Republican?? Remember all the talk he was gonna drop The Republican Party and go independent? What happened with that? If he did that maybe it would make a little more sense, not much, but a little that all these people would support him. The other problem I have with supporting Ron Paul is its almost become the fashionable thing to do.Its like if you are somewhat awake you are supposed to automatically back this guy. So many of us support Ron Paul and 80 % of the ppl that do don't know why they are doing it. They just see his name on every alternative site. I love the whole "Ohh Ron doesn't get any attention from the media". Well he is all over the alternative media. To the point it is forced down our throats. The point is they want you all to put all your eggs in the Ron Paul basket. Have faith in good ole Ronny. He'll fix America. You have all these people chanting "End The Fed".
Do they even know what that would do? The Fed could be the last thing standing in the way of our nation falling under a global currency and economy. Imagine that. This next video is a new addition to this blog if you have already read it. Here is Ron Paul actually calling for a One World Currency and telling us we have nothing to fear from Globalism!http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2dH3_LcfeacFrom Ron Paul's Mouth-------
"There's nothing to fear from globalism, free trade and a single worldwide currency.... The effort in recent decades to unify government surveillance over all world trade and international financial transactions through the UN, IMF, World Bank, WTO, ICC, the OECD, and the Bank of International Settlements can never substitute for a peaceful world based on true free trade, freedom of movement, a single but sound market currency, and voluntary contracts with private property rights.... The ultimate solution will only come with the rejection of fiat money worldwide, and a restoration of commodity money. Commodity money if voluntarily and universally accepted could give us a single world currency requiring no money managers, no manipulators orchestrating a man-made business cycle with rampant price inflation."
In the end he is just another puppet politician. They just wrapped this one in a much different package than usual and look how it has gotten so many people that are supposedly aware to drop their morals and go support the next Republican. It's kind of pathetic.
Stand up for what you believe in! You've spent months if not years preaching to everyone how screwed up the system is and they should be independent to make their own choices and now your gonna support the Republican party? How could you flip flop? Is this one man that great for our nation that your morals need not apply anymore?
If we want to change the political system in this country we need to rid ourselves of both parties not elect another one. We need to get ALL the lobbyists out of Washington. We need to build our whole education system over from the ground up. If we were to finally release Tesla's papers on free energy technology you could save every family hundreds of dollars every week instantly stimulating the economy. These are the type of things that we should be looking at. We need to repeal the Patriot Act and any other legislation that has been passed related to 9/11 such as anything to do with the detention of American civilians, Military Tribunals, Warrantless wiretapping and searches. We need to abolish several alphabet agencies. The TSA and FDA are the first to come to my mind. They have nothing to do with transportation security or keeping you healthy. It is just the opposite. these agencies have failed the American people and can no longer be trusted. Other agencies like the CDC and ATF need some serious restructuring if not abolished themselves. Misleading Americans and putting their health and life at great risk, the CDC is not our friend. The ATF?? Well they arm drug cartels that kidnap and murder American citizens and law enforcement. We could do this all day. What about FEMA? They could be the worst out of all of them. They are like the presidents little goon squad. They handle the dirty work. The genocide like Katrina. They will be the ones putting you in the camps or at least they will be the ones running it when the military brings you there.
Do you think Ron Paul is going to fix all these problems? Has he even addressed any of them? Maybe the TSA he has because its unavoidable and there was a stand-off in his home state of Texas so he is forced to act on that or at least speak on it.
Here are some of the comments from the guy so many of you want to put in the Oval Office. These really do not sit well with me. A man that thinks like this is not fit for president. Does a guy that talks like this really make a good choice to represent all of us?? I don't think in the least bit. He sounds like a racist slave owner from hundreds of years ago. We are supposed to be past this way of thinking now as a nation. Let's not support a man who puts us back 100 years. Things are not perfect but we have come a long way in this nation. Let's not put a racist republican who thinks black people are somehow inferior and 9/11 was not an inside job in office for four painful years.
Here are his thoughts. You tell me this is not the least bit racist. If I were a black man I would hate this guy.We are all equal. Anyone who doesn't get that yet has no business in the office of any power never mind The President of the United States Of America.
“The Criminals who terrorize our cities – in riots and on every non-riot day – are not exclusively young black males, but they largely are.”
Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal. These aren’t my figures, that is the assumption you can gather from” the report.”
Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty and the end of welfare and affirmative action.”
In the end he is just another politician. One with a very clever marketing campaign. Do you not remember how much of a figure head leader our president really is?? Don't waste too much effort on who they elect. It's the whole system that needs changing. Not the president.
The only thing missing from this storybook is Anonymous coming and "hacking" the already hacked election. Getting everyone up in arms begging for new internet regulations. Ron Paul will be the one who supposedly gets hosed by Anonymous. This takes care of their agenda from all angles. All the people with their head still buried in the sand will be so outraged with their precious election being hacked they will vote for any "protection" you want to offer them on the internet. Then so many people on the other side of the coin will be outraged. The ones who are Paul supporters. They swear they were this close to saving the country then Anonymous ruined it! then once again all these people who swear they are awake will actually join the mainstream movement to push thru the new internet regulations.
Ron Paul Revolution. Haha
By Brian S Staveley of The Real News Online.com & The Last American.org