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    This sounds like a horrible idea, and very dangerous.
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    As the days go by...it seems more and mor like George W. Bush never left office, he's just wearing the skin of a Kenyan born guy, with a fake birth certificate...


    On the real.....Out here in SF, we have the wi-fi set up for emergency response. A system like this in place for an event like 9-11 would've helped response time, and coordination of police, fire, and government.

    However...there is that DARK side of this, which is the fantastic side to glimpse on...the eavesdropping, the ability to look into your bank account and medical records....the ability to tap your phone...


    Oh, they are already doing all that....and have been since at least 2000?


    Take away their You-tube, Message boards...internet-porn...and twitter, and we might actually have a revolution.


    I dare the government to do this.
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    Doesn't surprise me a bit, I used to get called a racist becuase I said this kind of stuff was coming.
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    This is Obama's fault, too?
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    Nothing in that article convinced me that this power is necessary for the President to do his job.
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    I think this is necessary to prevent Skynet from coming online.
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    Been reading about this, I think its not a big deal for the avg American but I don't think that ONE man should have to power to cut off the net.

    More and more its starting to be like the book "1984" total control.....pretty scary stuff. I don't mind the government protecting its people but I don't think its should be just one man doing it or one branch of government.

    I like what Benjamin Franklin said " He who gives up freedom for safety deserves neither"
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    The people will only allow this clown and his czars to go just so far then they will straighten him out, many of his liberal supporters are already turning on him especially the Far Left ones.

    The good thing about America is when somebody who wants to be a "dictator" comes along the people will sit and watch him then when they think he is going to far and unlike other country's the people themselves have the power to change the whole American government without firing a shot, they go to the polls, this guy Barack Hussein Obama will never ever be elected to another term and this whole Congress is going down with him.

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    I hate to burst your bubble, but this is not a Dem/Reb thing. We have had the ability to do this very thing to include internet and cell phone shut down for a very long time...and it has been done in certain cases. File this under "the public is better off not knowing" kind of thing. The less the public knows about how the country is run and by whom, the better.
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    The internet is the ONLY place where you can get ANY truth.

    Pretty much all of the MSM networks are *controlled* by Murdoch, Turner, Rockefellers, CFR, etc with a touch of MK Ultra mind control in it.

    Coincidence that the only economists warning about this imminent economic collapse are Bob Chapman, Gerald Celente, and Lindsey Williams, all of whom do NOT appear on the MSM networks?
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    I don't like it ... but in a national emergency it could prove to be critical in saving lives and getting aid coordinated. The internet had a hicup when Michael Jackson croaked ... in a national emergency it could go kaput.
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    Probably the only true thing posted in here today. If Americans weren't so distracted, sometimes even by the "political news" we consume, we'd realize there are some real problems that need to be fixed.

    On with the circus.
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    If there's anything we've learned over the years, it's that nothing can stop Skynet from becoming self-aware.

    And yeah, this would be a horrible idea.
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    This one's for y'all...

    YouTube - The Hegelian Dialectic and The Third Wave Synthesis part 1

    YouTube - The Hegelian Dialectic and The Third Wave Synthesis part 2

    BTW - the entire MSM plays the good 'ole false Left/Right Paradigm - they're all on the same time, but in front of cameras, they do their best WWF impersonation.
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    As far as I'm concerned, Skynet was taken out in 1991. I've refused to entertain myself with any other "installments" to the contrary. :rolleyes:
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    The voice of knowledge and reason doth spaketh...

    Can envision several scenarios, mostly around national security issues, that this would be justified... Joe Farah and his boys are having another field day on this crap..
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    As Lieberman said, "For all of its 'user-friendly' allure, the Internet can also be a dangerous place with electronic pipelines that run directly into everything from our personal bank accounts to key infrastructure to government and industrial secrets. Our economic security, national security and public safety are now all at risk from new kinds of enemies--cyber-warriors, cyber-spies, cyber-terrorists and cyber-criminals."

    It sounds like this kind of bill codifies the sort of emergency power a president would have in a national crisis. Recognizing that protecting the internet is relevant to our privacy and economic security makes sense.

    However, I don't like the fact that the bill offers "immunity from civil lawsuits if a software company's programming error costs customers billions." I'm guessing the article is incorrect, because that statement implies that if my bank accidentally leaks my password and people take my money, I couldn't sue my bank. What does that have to do with national security?

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