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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Some folks are way too paranoid. Just Saying
    You don't believe a head of state would ever want to take control of the internet for personal/political reasons?
    Are you coming to bed?
    I can't. This is important.
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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

    I do but think people are taking this whole thing a little too serious. It is like OMG I Cannot Live Without My InterWeb.
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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

    How many threads on this now?
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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Some folks are way too paranoid. Just Saying
    Better to error on the side of caution when it comes to things like this.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Some folks are way too paranoid. Just Saying
    You would be squeeling like a pig under a fence if a Connie did something like this and you know it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Better to error on the side of caution when it comes to things like this.
    Funny you guys didn't err on the side of caution with the Patriot Act. That has the potential to be misused as well, but then that was under Bush so you guys didn't care about that.

    I am against this bill simply because it is the responsibility of the ISPs to police their own structures and determine if they need to be shut down in an emergency. A bill that regulates specific government internet connections would be fine, but I don't the president should have sole authority to take control of the internet.

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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You would be squeeling like a pig under a fence if a Connie did something like this and you know it.
    What's a "Connie"?

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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Funny you guys didn't err on the side of caution with the Patriot Act. That has the potential to be misused as well, but then that was under Bush so you guys didn't care about that.
    That's because the Patriot Act only allowed FBI to listen in on a few foreign phone calls, during a time of war. Nowhere did it allow the White House to shut down communications nationwide.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    What's a "Connie"?
    A Conservative.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

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    How many threads on this now?
    Four I believe.

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