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hoppy On August 27, 2013




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#1New Post! Jan 30, 2011 @ 13:00:22
I've heard there is a bill to give the president the power to shut off the internet, like Egypt did. IMO, this could be a sign the government is running scared. (Sniff, sniff) Do I smell the strong odor of fear coming off liberals and the far left?





https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2376888,00.asp
galastaray On June 08, 2016
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#2New Post! Jan 30, 2011 @ 13:02:15
I was just going to start looking for that article. They want to make it so people can't reveal the truth over the internet. Do you think all those images and news reports would have surfaced if it weren't for the internet? America would do wise to reject this bill. It is a violation of your rights to free speech and the start of an authoritarian system.
plebian_angel On April 25, 2012
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#3New Post! Jan 30, 2011 @ 13:04:31
It goes against the spirit of American to EVEN consider it
Wellard On April 29, 2012
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#4New Post! Jan 30, 2011 @ 13:04:42
I would've thought the conservatives would be all for this idea.
radharc On June 06, 2011




auckland, New Zealand
#5New Post! Jan 30, 2011 @ 13:05:42
@hoppy Said

I've heard there is a bill to give the president the power to shut off the internet, like Egypt did. IMO, this could be a sign the government is running scared. (Sniff, sniff) Do I smell the strong odor of fear coming off liberals and the far left?





https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2376888,00.asp
More like right wing fear, aren't the left supposed to be for freedom and democracy? cos the right are overun with religious fanatics and morons.
hoppy On August 27, 2013




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#6New Post! Jan 30, 2011 @ 13:48:13
@radharc Said

More like right wing fear, aren't the left supposed to be for freedom and democracy? cos the right are overun with religious fanatics and morons.



Then why is the left trying to silence the right, such as Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin etc?
radharc On June 06, 2011




auckland, New Zealand
#7New Post! Jan 30, 2011 @ 13:51:23
@hoppy Said

Then why is the left trying to silence the right, such as Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin etc?
Do you think sarah palin is a good example of right wing politics?
treebee On April 13, 2015
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#8New Post! Jan 30, 2011 @ 13:57:49
they have a point, does the government have a policy where they would take over television and radio in national emergency?
radharc On June 06, 2011




auckland, New Zealand
#9New Post! Jan 30, 2011 @ 14:14:15
Of course th egov has a plan they always do the problem is its not always a good one.
boxerdc On December 18, 2012

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#10New Post! Jan 30, 2011 @ 14:15:56
First, there is no way to "kill" internet access here in the US. There are simply too many companies, too many satellites, and too many routes to access to make it even remotely possible.

And the government (state and federal) has "the emergency broadcast system" which is supposed to be used in case of a serious emergency like tornados, flash floods, or nuclear attack.

Broadcast stations are required to test it every day for 30 seconds.. they usually do it in the middle of the night.
plebian_angel On April 25, 2012
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#11New Post! Jan 30, 2011 @ 14:19:00
@boxerdc Said

First, there is no way to "kill" internet access here in the US. There are simply too many companies, too many satellites, and too many routes to access to make it even remotely possible.

And the government (state and federal) has "the emergency broadcast system" which is supposed to be used in case of a serious emergency like tornados, flash floods, or nuclear attack.

Broadcast stations are required to test it every day for 30 seconds.. they usually do it in the middle of the night.



Actually here in WI they run it during the day. Maxi heard it alot when he was here. He didn't know what it was at first
raditz On February 02, 2021
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Houston, Texas
#12New Post! Jan 30, 2011 @ 14:28:18
@boxerdc Said

First, there is no way to "kill" internet access here in the US. There are simply too many companies, too many satellites, and too many routes to access to make it even remotely possible.

And the government (state and federal) has "the emergency broadcast system" which is supposed to be used in case of a serious emergency like tornados, flash floods, or nuclear attack.

Broadcast stations are required to test it every day for 30 seconds.. they usually do it in the middle of the night.



It wouldn't be too hard to shut it down. Go after the largest companies initially and pick off the rest later.
radharc On June 06, 2011




auckland, New Zealand
#13New Post! Jan 30, 2011 @ 14:29:46
What about international connections... if you don't mind the bill.
boxerdc On December 18, 2012

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#14New Post! Jan 30, 2011 @ 14:44:50
@raditz Said

It wouldn't be too hard to shut it down. Go after the largest companies initially and pick off the rest later.


You probably aren't aware of this, living in your mothers basement and all, but most of us have internet access from our phones now.. The government would have to shoot down the satellites to shut that down.. and I doubt that AT&T would be too pleased with that.
raditz On February 02, 2021
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Houston, Texas
#15New Post! Jan 30, 2011 @ 14:46:54
@boxerdc Said

You probably aren't aware of this, living in your mothers basement and all, but most of us have internet access from our phones now.. The government would have to shoot down the satellites to shut that down.. and I doubt that AT&T would be too pleased with that.



Shut down the top 10 ISPs and you have about 70% of all internet subscribers offline. lol

But this isn't important, considering the odds of Obama shutting down the internet is the same as me moving out of the basement. lol
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