"Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) is leading the charge to outlaw WikiLeaks. First he successfully pressured Amazon.com to stop hosting the WikiLeaks website and now, as Julian Assange has been arrested in the UK, he's introduced a new bill changing the law to make WikiLeaks illegal. He even wants to go after The New York Times!" I know it it won't do much, but PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION.
"When PayPal permanently limits an account due to an Acceptable Use Policy violation, it is the company's policy to hold the funds for a period of 180 days. Once the 180-day timeframe has elapsed, 3 things can happen: 1) The funds are returned to the account holder; 2) A court or government can seize the funds or 3) The funds remain in the PayPal account." Reading AuctionBytes Blog: PayPal and Amazon Become Part of Wikileaks Controversy
Amazon is no fan of collecting state sales taxes, and it's ready to play hardball once again in its attempt to avoid the levy. An e-mail sent from the company to all of its Illinois affiliates this morning warns that, should Illinois Governor Pat Quinn sign a just-passed tax bill, Amazon is cutting off every affiliate in Illinois.
It would be hard to think of anyone who has done more to undermine American freedoms than Joseph Lieberman. ....And now the senator from Connecticut wants to kill the Internet. ... But what is it that bothers Lieberman so much about the internet? Could it be that it allows ordinary Americans access to facts which reveal exactly what kind of “friend” Israel has been to its overgenerous benefactor? Facts which they have been denied by the pro-Israel mainstream media.
Amazon announced today that its Associates program is to be terminated in California, in response to a new sales tax bill that was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. "We oppose this bill because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive. Similar legislation in other states has led to job and income losses, and little, if any, new tax revenue.", Amazon said said in an email to (now former) California Associates.