Internet 'kill switch' bill will return

Discussion in 'Off-topic Political' started by AV8R, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. AV8R

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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20029 ... eStories.0

    #2 is sublimely vague, isn't it?

    Seems like a very efficient way to silence people, and to prevent communications between those who would seek to rebel against such a tyrannical government.
     
  2. ber950

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    Law that attempt to deny access to the courts have a real hard time passing Constitutional muster. :screwy:
     

  3. CoffeeMate

    CoffeeMate Junior Butt Warmer

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    Excuse me?
     
  4. kkennett

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  5. AV8R

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    It has always been known that the .mil can degrade the GPS signal for civilians while keeping pinpoint accuracy for themselves. That's not a necessarily a bad thing in certain scenarios, like invasion of our soil. But, combine the GPS thingy with the Internet thingy, all under martial law, and you've got some bad times.
     
  6. Puffyfish

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    Yeah, who died and made her God? The people would retaliate in ways they have never thought of.
     
  7. TippinTaco

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    Seems like a very efficient way to silence people, and to prevent communications between those who would seek to rebel against such a tyrannical government.[/quote:2fu7am39]
    Welcome to Iraq EVERYONE!!! Please collect ur coffee mug and tshirt as you depart from the vehicle. WTF are they thinking?....
     
  8. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    Actually, this type of language is what I would expect from the Obama administration. They think of themselves as dictators and do not want anyone being able to review or question their authority. They are simple tyrants.

    If this is allowed to pass, it would just be one more straw.
     
  9. budone1967

    budone1967 Die Hard GCO Recruiter

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    WTH? When did this become the Socialist States Of America? This big brother mess has got to stop.
     
  10. mark5019

    mark5019 what me worry?

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    it happened when american idol led to the dumbing of the youngens to vote for change
     
  11. ChipM

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    I'd argue that it happened about two or three generations prior to that...
     
  12. JiG

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    It started with compulsory government education.
     
  13. CoffeeMate

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    "Separation of Powers" anyone?

    I do not believe the Legislative Branch has the authoritah to tell the Judicial Branch what it may or may not do. I know for certain the Executive Branch certainly doesn't.
     
  14. AV8R

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    You can be sure that the Obama administration is taking notes on how the internet and social media are playing a role in Egypt's "situation." They cut off the internet and people reverted back to dial-up modems. Foreign European ISPs were giving out login user IDs and passwords for free so Egyptians could connect. Cell phone service was also shut down there, but people were using satellite phones or grabbing a signal from a neighboring country on the border. None of what their government did was terribly effective.
     
  15. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    Taking notes, making plans, and checking the list twice.

    Yeah, I mean the free market will always survive, but I'm still certain the majority of people were still silenced. There will always be a select smart few that know how to beat the system and get by any type of "kill switch." Whether it be telecomm, internet, GPS, radio. There is always a simpler, less technical way to do things as well that have nothing or little to do with electronics.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5zAAASsuyk&feature=relatedk

    Amazing that this movie was made in 2006.
     
  17. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    I would laugh, but Idiocracy reminds me way too much of our current state of affairs.
     
  18. TippinTaco

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    How many straws are needed to break the camels back? If this goes into affect I'm quite curious how the citizens of the country will respond? I'm certain it'll probably fall on death ears and most of these sheep will make the following statement:

    If the government designed it, it must be good for us
     
  19. AV8R

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    More: http://www.theage.com.au/technology/tec ... 1aah3.html

    As Egypt goes offline US gets internet 'kill switch' bill ready

    G** D*** that Lieberman. :evil: :evil: :evil:

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  20. politenessman

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    This is the issue - very few will see this as the draconian move that it is, until it is too late.