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    Re: B.O. wants "Control' of the Internet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The only way this bill would allow any one to limit my internet access is in an emergency. You are being overly dramatic about all this.
    An Emergency,,,declared by B.O.? Our "Rights" being controlled by him? And you give your Blessing?

    Bloody Hell.

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    Re: B.O. wants "Control' of the Internet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The only way this bill would allow any one to limit my internet access is in an emergency. You are being overly dramatic about all this.
    It doesn't even seem to say that. It says it could limit some private-sector run server farms and other data centers. These are the same places that may be required to be used for someone to conduct a successful cyber attack on our government infrastructure.

    Who really thinks that the government wouldn't shut these data centers down during a cyber attack if they were being utilized by the attackers? This would happen with or without a bill.
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    Re: B.O. wants "Control' of the Internet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    You admit: Won't know till the bill is in final form. but,,,you attack the Republicans.

    A Liberal true to form,,,and without a speck of Common Sense. So willing to "give away your Rights".
    "The new version would allow the president to "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "non-governmental" computer networks and do what's necessary to respond to the threat. Other sections of the proposal include a federal certification program for "cybersecurity professionals," and a requirement that certain computer systems and networks in the private sector be managed by people who have been awarded that license."

    So what's being stipulated is a provision much like the "Marshall Law" safety net we have except for the internet. Furthermore, the last section is only mandating and defining when the gov't enforces the contracts we already have with the private sector including gov't use of Walmart's network in case of emergency and use of many private higher education networks. These backup networks have long been negotiated.
    and so it goes...

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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

    this is just crazy that they are even considering some thing like this it is unexseptible not to mention unconstitutional can you say Big Brother

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    Re: B.O. wants "Control' of the Internet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    B.O. is,,, "the Emergency" in this case. I suppose you'd go along with anyone "Limiting" your access to the Internet, as long as it suits your "feelings"...

    Liberals.
    Sounds like you should be writing out a contribution to the ACLU so they can challenge this in court.
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    Re: B.O. wants "Control' of the Internet.

    Oh yeah, they have emergency control over television when needed also. Thats why televisions are digital now. So the govt could use the analog signals. Thats why you see weekly emergency tests on your television as well.
    and so it goes...

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    Re: B.O. wants "Control' of the Internet.

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeFromWI View Post
    "The new version would allow the president to "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "non-governmental" computer networks and do what's necessary to respond to the threat. Other sections of the proposal include a federal certification program for "cybersecurity professionals," and a requirement that certain computer systems and networks in the private sector be managed by people who have been awarded that license."

    So what's being stipulated is a provision much like the "Marshall Law" safety net we have except for the internet. Furthermore, the last section is only mandating and defining when the gov't enforces the contracts we already have with the private sector including gov't use of Walmart's network in case of emergency and use of many private higher education networks. These backup networks have long been negotiated.
    Great... The Govt. (B.O.) declares an Emergency, and all communications forth with come from Him. I "feel" much better now.

    I'll bet you do to Jake.

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    Re: B.O. wants "Control' of the Internet.

    can any body say big brother this whole government control thing is going way to far big gov is bad end of story

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    Re: B.O. wants "Control' of the Internet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    Great... The Govt. (B.O.) declares an Emergency, and all communications forth with come from Him. I "feel" much better now.

    I'll bet you do to Jake.
    Just like the the govt has control of the Highways, the TVs and Radios in case of emergency...

    I've never heard complaints about that
    Last edited by JakeFromWI; 08-28-09 at 03:30 PM.
    and so it goes...

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    Re: B.O. wants "Control' of the Internet.

    Sorry, I posted an identical thread under Separation of Powers forum.
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