Originally posted: 04.26.2012

The following are Tahoe deals and promos from the 2011-12 season; some of these deals are likely to repeat. Bookmark our deals page  http://www.snowpals.org/deals/  for easy reference.

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DISCOUNT KIRKWOOD UNRESTRICTED LIFT TICKETS

For 2011-2012 snow season, we’ve selected Kirkwood Mountain Resort as Snowpals’ preferred Tahoe resort. As a result of our partnership with Kirkwood, we’re offering discount Kirkwood Unrestricted Lift Tickets(good every day with no black-outs). Get your e-Lift Tickets for just $64 each! It’s a savings of $15 off the resort’s window ticket pricing — and one of the best deals available for Tahoe’s best skiing and riding! To purchase, sign-in on Kirkwood’s website with our Club Name: ‘ snowpals ‘ and PW: ‘ kirkwood ‘

Print-at-home e-Tickets must be exchanged at the resort
for lift tickets. Present at any Kirkwood Ticket window!

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In every newsletter, we are giving away five Kirkwood Mountain Resort lift tickets(that’s $79 per lift ticket X 5 = $395 value). Submit the form below to receive our newsletter. Read our newsletter to see if you have won; if you see your partial email (ie. skiteddy@*****.com), you have won a lift ticket; to claim your lift ticket,  within 7 days.

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Buy 10 gallons of fuel at participating SHELL STATIONS,
and receive a SKI FREE® voucher redeemable for a free lift ticket with
purchase of a full price adult lift ticket at participating SKI RESORTS. Save up to $92.

JUST FILL UP, BRING YOUR RECEIPT INSIDE THE STORE, AND RECEIVE YOUR SKI FREE® VOUCHER!

SKI FREE® offer is valid January 2 – April 16, 2012, or until resort closes for season or otherwise noted. Please read offers closely for specific resort restrictions. One voucher per fuel purchase. Limit one voucher per visit. Not for resale. Not redeemable for cash. Restrictions apply. Read full disclaimer for resort specific restrictions/blackouts.

TO SKI FREE®:

1. Purchase 10 gallons or more of Shell fuel

2. Have Shell station attendant stamp the voucher AND gas receipt

3. Take voucher and receipt to ski resort lift ticket window

4. Purchase one full-price adult lift ticket and receive a second for free

5. FREE lift ticket and purchased adult lift ticket must be used same day.

Participating California Ski Resorts:

* Alpine Meadows – CA
* China Peak – CA
* Homewood Mountain – CA
* Kirkwood Mountain – CA
* Mt Shasta Ski Park – CA
* Squaw Valley USA – CA

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  • Consider ride sharing to Tahoe to reduce your carbon footprint, save money and expand your social circle in the process: http://www.snowpals.org/rideshare/
  • Enjoy a full day of skiing or riding and let a professional driver transport you to your favorite Tahoe resort – use ‘snowpals12′ to get $6-$40 off Bay Area Ski Bus trips and ski & ride travel destinations.
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Get 20% discount at Sports Basement stores on Feb 1, 4 & 25 when you participate in any one of our upcoming SnowPals + Sports Basement Tahoe Rideshare Mixers.

SnowPals is partnering with Sports Basement to give local skiers and boarders opportunities to connect for ridesharing to Tahoe at our upcoming events. We’ll have regular meetups at Sports Basement stores for people to get acquainted before arranging to rideshare.

For 2012, SP is excited to announce Sports Basement as Snowpals’ designated
meetup venue for rideshares. Help us get the word out by “liking’ our facebook page and get entered into our weekly giveaway:

http://www.facebook.com/snowpals.sportsbasement.tahoerideshare?sk=wall

Sports Basement will select a winner starting 2/13/12 and every 7 days
thereafter for the snow season from the pool of people who ‘like’ our page.

The winner will have 6 days to claim his/her prize.

Participate in our mixers to expand your social circle and meet skiers and boarders for Tahoe trips.

Bring your biz cards to exchange; we’ll also have name tags for easy greetings.

Mingle and enjoy pizza, snacks, beer* or soda compliments of Sports Basement. Sports Basement is also giving participants 20% off discount on purchases at this event.

Event raffle prize giveaway:

* Lift tickets
* Sports Basement gift cards
* Services from Sports Basement full service ski board shop(ie. free ski/snowboard rental, free tune-ups, hot wax, etc.)

View event details and RSVP:

RSVP required – we need an accurate headcount for planning purposes to buy snacks & drinks for the event. Participants must be on the guest list; RSVP at

http://new.evite.com/services/links/B6SUJ4WRJX

*If your RSVP have changed: please update before the event to reflect; those who are ‘no shows’ will be black listed from future events. Considerable time and expense goes into  these events, hence, we request courtesy.

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  • Consider ride sharing to Tahoe to reduce your carbon footprint, save money and expand your social circle in the process: http://www.snowpals.org/rideshare/
  • Enjoy a full day of skiing or riding and let a professional driver transport you to your favorite Tahoe resort – use ‘snowpals12′ to get $6-$40 off Bay Area Ski Bus trips and ski & ride travel destinations.
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Buy a Tahoe License Plate and get two free lift tickets to Tahoe area resorts ($184 value for 2 Squaw Valley USA lift tickets)

Get TWO FREE Alpine (down-hill) or Nordic (cross-country) tickets to the Tahoe ski resort of your choice when you buy a Tahoe license plate between December 12, 2011 and April 15, 2012.

Tahoe license plate fees help support trails, parks, water quality and restoration projects at Lake Tahoe. Lift tickets valid for the 2011-2012 season while supplies last & limited black-out dates*.

The California Tahoe plate sells for $50, while the Nevada Tahoe plate will cost you $61.

Resorts participating in the ‘License Plate for Powder’ promotion are:

Squaw Valley USA, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Heavenly Valley, Northstar-at-Tahoe (Alpine and Nordic), Kirkwood, Sugar Bowl, Boreal Ridge, Tahoe Donner (Alpine and Nordic), Royal Gorge, Tahoe Cross Country, and Sierra-at-Tahoe.

The free tickets (which can also be Nordic day passes) are valid Sunday through Friday for the 2011-2012 ski season until supplies run out. Standard holiday blackout dates apply to downhill ski areas, including 12/24-1/1, 1/14-1/16, and 2/18-2/20.

License Plate for Powder is a project by The Tahoe Fund, a non-profit group dedicated to recreation and restoration projects in and around the Lake.

Buy a Tahoe license plate and get two free lift tickets

“Over 96% of Lake Tahoe license plate fees go directly to Tahoe recreation and restoration projects of the California Tahoe Conservancy, the Nevada Division of State Lands, and the Tahoe Fund. The Tahoe Fund’s Plate for Powder partnership with the Tahoe area ski resorts supports Tahoe hiking and biking trails, public parks, watershed improvements, and other on-the-ground projects. Lake Tahoe specialty plates generate about $1.5 million annually.” – The Tahoe Fund

For more details and to purchase, go to:

 *The fine print: a $40 renewal fee will be added to your annual car registration for these special plates. If you love the Tahoe area and want to help with the on-going conservation efforts, it’s still not a bad deal & a good way to support the cause.

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  • Consider ride sharing to Tahoe to reduce your carbon footprint, save money and expand your social circle in the process: http://www.snowpals.org/rideshare/
  • Enjoy a full day of skiing or riding and let a professional driver transport you to your favorite Tahoe resort – use ‘snowpals12′ to get $6-$40 off Bay Area Ski Bus trips and ski & ride travel destinations.

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SAC ski days discounted lift tickets 

The Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC) is a non profit partnered with the Tahoe National Forest. Our operation depends on donations and fund raising events.

SAC ski days are SAC’s largest fundraising events. Each of the participating ski areas have donated a set number of lift tickets to SAC that are only valid on a specific day. SAC is selling these lift tickets at a discounted price. SAC retains the proceeds from each ticket sale. Fundraising from these events makes up the majority of SAC’s annual budget.

Please support the Sierra Avalanche Center by participating in a SAC ski day. In addition to a day at the ski area, you will have a chance to meet the Avalanche Forecasters, ask questions, purchase t-shirts, and win raffle prizes ranging from backcountry gear to technical clothing.

Mark your calendar for SAC Ski & Ride Days – Buy Discounted Lift Tickets:

Recently Expired:

  • Squaw and Alpine Meadows Ski Days | Sun, 01/29/2012 – Fri, 02/03/2012 | $45
  • Northstar Ski Days | Tue, 01/31/2012 – Thu, 02/02/2012 | $45
  • Heavenly Ski Days | Tue, 02/07/2012 – Thu, 02/09/2012 | $50

For more information or customer service requests please send an email to 

Share this deal with family and friends and plan a Tahoe vacation getaway:

http://www.snowpals.org/deals/sac-ski-days-discounted-lift-tickets/

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  • Consider ride sharing to Tahoe to reduce your carbon footprint, save money and expand your social circle in the process: http://www.snowpals.org/rideshare/
  • Enjoy a full day of skiing or riding and let a professional driver transport you to your favorite Tahoe resort – use ‘snowpals12′ to get $6-$40 off Bay Area Ski Bus trips and ski & ride travel destinations.

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Homewood Learn to Ski/Snowboard Special Deal

“Bringing new skiers and riders into the sport is important to Homewood Mountain Resort. So important that we are extending our half-day package to first-time skiers and snowboarders ages 13+ for the month of January at an unbelievable rate: $44 includes a 2.5-hour beginner lesson, beginner lift ticket and all-day equipment rentals.

This special Learn-to-Ski or Learn-to-Ride package rate is valid every day that Homewood is open throughout the month of January. The special $44 package price can not be combined with any other offer.

Packages must be purchased online

Click for Learn-to-Ski packages or Learn-to-Ride packages to get the $44 price. Lesson packages must be booked by midnight the night before you intend to come to Homewood.” – Homewood

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Mt Rose Happy Landings Lift Ticket Promo Deal – “free lift ticket with boarding pass”

“Buy your lift ticket the day you arrive and get your 2nd day free!

Ski the same day you fly in and get your 2nd day free! Show your airline boarding pass at Guest Services when you ski and get the second day’s lift ticket free.

One lift ticket per guest per boarding pass. Must be applied to a full day lift ticket. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.” – Mt Rose

Buy a new MetroPCS phone at your local Metro PCS retail store and receive a free lift ticket to Sierra at Tahoe good for 2012 ski season.

This offer is good for residents of San Francisco Bay Area. Make sure to call ahead to see if lift tickets are available at your chosen store before heading over. Locate the nearest retail store.

  

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  • Consider ride sharing to Tahoe to reduce your carbon footprint, save money and expand your social circle in the process: http://www.snowpals.org/rideshare/
  • Enjoy a full day of skiing or riding and let a professional driver transport you to your favorite Tahoe resort – use ‘snowpals12′ to get $6-$40 off Bay Area Ski Bus trips and ski & ride travel destinations.
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Tahoe Super 2

Must purchase by Friday FEB 17, 2012. $98 for two unrestricted lift tickets to Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows – we’ll break it down for you: that’s $49 per lift ticket. Regular window ticket pricing is $92 or $96 on holidays per lift ticket. You save $86 on this deal. Plus you get two afternoon lift tickets to use any day(afternoon lift tickets are $39 and good 12:30 PM to 8:00 PM). That’s an additional $78 in savings. That’s what I call the best lift ticket deal of the century.

From Squaw: “What better way to celebrate our 14″ of new snow than a screaming deal on two unrestricted days of skiing and riding? Hurry, though, time is running out to purchase the best lift ticket deal of the season! Purchase your Tahoe Super 2 by Friday, February 17 to ski/ride over 5000 acres and two amazing mountains for just $49/day or $21/day for children 5-12.

The Tahoe Super 2 gives you two totally unrestricted days for just $98. You can use your days back-to-back or on two separate days throughout the rest of the season. Plus, you’ll get two free Friday afternoon tickets.”

5000 acres
32 lifts
6 terrain parks
54 terrain park features
$49/day plus get two free Friday afternoon tickets

Buy tickets.
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  • Consider ride sharing to Tahoe to reduce your carbon footprint, save money and expand your social circle in the process: http://www.snowpals.org/rideshare/
  • Enjoy a full day of skiing or riding and let a professional driver transport you to your favorite Tahoe resort – use ‘snowpals12′ to get $6-$40 off Bay Area Ski Bus trips and ski & ride travel destinations.

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$14 Lift tickets at Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows on Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air. Get $14 lift tickets at Squaw and Alpine Meadows for February 14, 2012 Valentine’s Day. Treat your significant other or sweetie for a fun day on the slopes.

$14 Lift Tickets for Valentine’s Day

Share the Love!

“Conditions are great in the Sierra and to get the word out, Squaw and Alpine are sharing the love! This Valentine’s Day skiers and snowboarders can enjoy the Tahoe snow for $14. That’s right, we are selling a limited supply of $14 lift tickets valid only on Valentine’s Day. Lift tickets must be purchased in advance and are only available while supplies last. Between the two resorts, Squaw and Alpine have 4,000 acres of open terrain, 32 lifts and 6 terrain parks. The groomers are fast and, off piste, the trees still hold secret powder stashes. With briliant blue skies and non-stop sunshine, this February is the time to get out and enjoy the mountains. So Share the Love with a $14 lift ticket. Sold on a first-come, first served basis while supplies last.” – See if tickets are still available.

btw..That’s the lowest price on record for a lift ticket – save $78 per lift ticket(regular adult lift ticket is $92). Another reason to take advantage of your PTO or cash in your sick days and have some slope-side skiing/riding fun.

 

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Homewood Learn to Ski/Snowboard Special Deal

“Bringing new skiers and riders into the sport is important to Homewood Mountain Resort. So important that we are extending our half-day package to first-time skiers and snowboarders ages 13+ for the month of January at an unbelievable rate: $44 includes a 2.5-hour beginner lesson, beginner lift ticket and all-day equipment rentals.

This special Learn-to-Ski or Learn-to-Ride package rate is valid every day that Homewood is open throughout the month of January. The special $44 package price can not be combined with any other offer.

Packages must be purchased online

Click for Learn-to-Ski packages or Learn-to-Ride packages to get the $44 price. Lesson packages must be booked by midnight the night before you intend to come to Homewood.” – Homewood

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  • Consider ride sharing to Tahoe to reduce your carbon footprint, save money and expand your social circle in the process: http://www.snowpals.org/rideshare/
  • Enjoy a full day of skiing or riding and let a professional driver transport you to your favorite Tahoe resort – use ‘snowpals12′ to get $6-$40 off Bay Area Ski Bus trips and ski & ride travel destinations.

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A thank you shout-out to Miriam D. for sending us this tip:

Buy Kirkwood lift tickets for 1/2 off; deal expires on 1/31/2012. UC Santa Cruz Alumni Association is selling $40 1-day Kirkwood adult lift ticket and $79 for 2-day adult lift ticket.  All net proceeds goes to supporting student programs.

Buy the voucher and exchange it at the window for a lift ticket.  It’s good seven days a week, and the only blackout day is over President’s Day weekend.

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January is national learn-to-ski month and both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows is offering beginner learn-to-ski and ride packages for $39 on two Sundays in January: January 8 and 29. This promo package includes a half-day lesson (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.), lift ticket and equipment rentals. Regularly priced at $119 which means you save $80 for this promotional package deal.

What to expect:

“Learn the basics of turning, stopping and riding lifts at a comfortable pace.  Expand skills and gain confidence as you explore Squaw’s extensive beginner area, featuring our progressive balance-building terrain gardens.  Enjoy newfound camaraderie and feelings of accomplishment as you experience the freedom of gliding. First time skier and rider packages include lift tickets, lessons, and rental equipment.” – Squaw Valley USA

Forward this page’s link to family and friends to share and plan a weekend mini-vacation getaway!

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows recently joined forces in Fall 2011, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can now access 6,000 skiable acres, 44 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on the Tahoe Super Pass or any lift ticket. There’s a free shuttle to take skiers and riders between the two resorts. In the works, a plan to connect the two resorts with added terrain and/or lifts.

Youtube videos of learn to ski & ride at:

Squaw Valley USA

Alpine Meadows

Source: http://www.skiandsnowboardmonth.org/media-room/press-releases/partner-info/247-squaw-valley-and-alpine-meadows-offer-39-learning-package

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  • Consider ride sharing to Tahoe to reduce your carbon footprint, save money and expand your social circle in the process: http://www.snowpals.org/rideshare/
  • Enjoy a full day of skiing or riding and let a professional driver transport you to your favorite Tahoe resort – use ‘snowpals12′ to get $6-$40 off Bay Area Ski Bus trips and ski & ride travel destinations.

 

 

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North Lake Tahoe Learn to Ski & Snowboard Weekend, December 10-11

Bring your friends and family to North Shore Lake Tahoe for the 12th Annual North Lake Tahoe Learn to Ski & Ride with Friends & Family December 10-11, 2011 Weekend. This is an excellent opportunity to introduce your friends and family to wonderful world of snowsports – skiing or snowboarding for a bargain package deal that will not break the bank.

Once again, for the 2011-2012 ski season, North Lake Tahoe ski resorts are giving novice skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to learn at bargain prices.

The 12th Annual Learn to Ski and Snowboard Weekend/Learn More on the North Shore, scheduled for the weekend of December 10-11, costs $30 and includes an all-day beginner lift ticket, two to three hours group lesson and gear rental.

First-timers have their choice of SEVEN resorts to learn at including: Alpine Meadows, Boreal Mountain Resort, Granlibakken Resort, Homewood Mountain Resort, Northstar-at-TahoeTM, Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl.

Several resorts will also offer guests additonal savings/deal good on a return visit.

Reservations for Learn to Ski and Board Weekend are not required, but participants should arrive early. Lesson packages can be purchased at each individual resort the day of lessons. Participants should contact resorts directly for resort-specific information.

Some restrictions apply. Minimum age varies by resort. If there’s not sufficient snowfall and resorts operations are affected; resorts may offer a Learn to Ski Weekend later in the season when weather permits.

“Contact your favorite (or soon-to-be-favorite) ski resort now for details. Bring your family and friends and get an early season start to a life long passion for skiing or snowboarding.” – gotahoenorth.com

Alpine Meadows
Boreal Mountain Resort
Granlibakken Resort
Homewood Mountain Resort
Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort
Squaw Valley USA
Sugar Bowl Resort

 

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Half off Kirkwood Lift Tickets Deal

$40 Kirkwod lift tickets (that’s half off resort’s pricing; some black-out days).

Scotts Valley Educational Foundation partnered with Kirkwood Mountain Resort to offer skiers and snowboarders 50% off lift tickets. Proceeds from this deal helps The Scotts Valley Educational Foundation to raising funds for all public schools within the Scotts Valley Unified School District.

This promotional deal ends on Sunday December 18, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST.

The Fine Print on Kirkwood Lift Tickets:

Expires at the end of ski season, approximately May 2012

Not valid on Black-out dates:Dec. 27-Jan. 1, 2012, Jan. 14-16, Feb. 18-20, 2012

No cash value

Limit two per email

Not valid with other promotions or coupons

More about Kirkwood:

“Kirkwood’s 14 chairlifts (including 2 high-speed quads) will whisk you up 2,000 feet, while gravity will pull you down over 3,400 acres of terrain and some of Tahoe’s best powder.

Tucked away about 35 miles southwest of South Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood Mountain Resort big mountain skiing/ridng with a small town attitude. With over 2,300 acres of skiiable area, Kirkwood is one of the region’s larger resorts and has one of the area’s highest average snowfalls.

Kirkwood is the perfect family ski destination – there are cornices, cliffdrops and hike-to terrain for the advanced daredevil and one of the region’s best ski schools, located in their own protected area.” – Kirkwood

To purchase this deal, go to:

http://www.causera.com/SVEF/ef/1-day-adult-ski-lift-ticket-kirkwood

 

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WOW – $1 lift ticket at Mt Rose

Breaking news from the horse’s mouth:

FRIDAY, DEC. 16TH ONLY-

SKI FOR A BUCK! 100 pennies – yup, for real. Adult lift ticket goes for $69 so in essence you saved $68 — way cool!

The fine print: All you need to do is bring a can of foodOne dollar ($1.00) and a can of food gets you a Mt. Rose lift ticket valid for Friday, Dec. 16th only!Canned food supports the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.FBNN logo

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Join SnowPals for a ski movie/film screening of ‘ After Dark ‘, a Level One Production on Saturday December 3, 2011 – Doors open @ 6:00 pm, movie @ 7:00 pm.

Where: SF Presidio Sports Basement Golden Gate National Recreation Area, 610 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94129



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*$10 movie tickets available at Walnut Creek & SF Sports Basements and

Online at:

http://sfafterdark.eventbrite.com/

Lots of throw outs/free raffle giveaway including one free season pass from Bear Valley mountain & one 1-year Crunch fitness membership, Acrosports t-shirts, free headphones and apparel from SkullCandy, $10 gift cards for The Clymb for all attendees & 1/2 off Bear Valley lift ticket vouchers for all, plus much more. Plus enjoy snacks and micro-brew (yes, free beer!) are included for pre-movie mingling. You’ll also get a 10% Sports Basement discount for all attendees and 10% of sales and all proceeds benefit Bear Valley youth Freestyle team.

Share our facebook page with friends and invite them to see the movie:

http://www.facebook.com/events/302441656450230/

Click on the play button to watch a YouTube film trailer:

 

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STOP PIPA & SOPA

The following bills: S968 & HR3261 are
threatening CL, WordPress, Wiki sites, Google and
most of the web sites you use.
Voice your opposition to these
bills. Find out why, and
how you can help put
a stop to this madness
before it’s too late!

Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA for short) in the House of Representatives and the Protect IP (Internet Piracy) Act in the Senate:

“Corporate supporters of Senate 968 (PIPA) and HR 3261 (SOPA) demand the ability to take down any web site (including craigslist, Wikipedia, or Google) that hurts their profits — without prior judicial oversight or due process — in the name of combating “online piracy.”

PIPA and SOPA authors and supporters insist they’d only go after foreign piracy sites, but Internet Engineers understand this is an attempt to impose “Big Brother” controls on our Internet, complete with DNS hijacking and censoring search results. Incredibly, many Congress Members favor this idea.”

Read more about it:

http://www.craigslist.org/about/SOPA

Imagine a world without craigslist, Wikipedia, Google, [your favorite sites here]…

Who to stop: News Corp, RIAA, MPAA, Nike, Sony, Comcast, VISA & others want to make that world your reality.

80 Members of Congress are supporting these bills, 30 against, the rest undecided or undeclared.

★ ★ ★ Please take a minute to tell your Members of Congress you OPPOSE PIPA & SOPA ★ ★ ★

Take action to prevent this from happening:

http://americancensorship.org

News Flash Update: 1/20/12

“A big hurrah to you!!!!! We’ve won for now — SOPA and PIPA were dropped by Congress today — the votes we’ve been scrambling to mobilize against have been cancelled.

The largest online protest in history has fundamentally changed the game. You were heard.

On January 18th, 13 million of us took the time to tell Congress to protect free speech rights on the internet. Hundreds of millions, maybe a billion, people all around the world saw what we did on Wednesday. See the amazing numbers and tell everyone what you did.

This was unprecedented. Your activism may have changed the way people fight for the public interest and basic rights forever.” – fightforthefuture.org is a non-profit working to defend online freedom

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