There's a bill in the senate that if passed may just shut down sites like this

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  1. bigrebnc1775
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    I am surprised that this has not been mentioned.

    Senators propose granting president emergency Internet power
    A new U.S. Senate bill would grant the president far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet.

    The legislation announced Thursday says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines, or software firms that the government selects "shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed" by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined.
    Senators propose granting president emergency Internet power | Politics and Law - CNET News

    To read the bill go to this part within the link
    Because there are few limits on the president's emergency power, which can be renewed indefinitely, the densely worded 197-page bill (PDF) is likely to encounter stiff opposition.
     
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    WHAT A SHOCK!!!

    Not.

    Anyone that hasn't seen the shut down coming is just not paying attention.

    I have phone numbers, addresses and real names for everyone I care about in the ether.

    I predict the Postal Service is going to see a GREAT BOOM in Biz.

    They're owned by the gov??? You don't say! I mean, the GOV wouldn't be looking for an increase in REVENUE, eh?

    And the phone companies? They're laughing their asses off, ALL the way to the bank!

    The Oil "Spill" crap? When folks start for real reporting on what THEY see,

    THIS, this sharing of information,

    will no longer be allowed.

    I mean, get REAL! TERRORISTS could be using these boards to communicate with others!

    Where TERRORISTS = you and me, during the new American revolution
     
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    I'm not shocked just surprised that this hasn't been mentioned or discussed here. Sure most knew this was coming but now we can actually read the bill.
     
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    IS this the first it's been mentioned/noticed?

    The HomeLandSecurity shit was my first clue.

    Then, I watched as the info I was able to search up was ...

    not censored ...

    but Garbled.

    Google went from BITCHIN' to the shitz ~

    NO decent filters, no getting to the JUICE of what I was looking for.

    THEN, I was inundated with DISinformation, guaranteed to make me suspect of anything I might read.

    Next, I was presented with Wiki, where history can be rewritten, at will, with sufficient citations.

    I'm becoming a caveman, anyway, unable to believe anything I can't SEE and feel, for myself.

    So. Take THIS away, too. You know what? I do know where my local library is,

    and quite frankly,

    I DO trust the folks that lived the times and had SOME modicum of ethical responsibility towards me.

    It will be very interesting to me to see how this little part of the saga is recorded.

    We're being forced back into the caves, folks.

    Reb? ONLY Kudos to you! I'm not arguing ~

    I'm past that.

    I'm RAGING, now, and it has nothing to do with anyONE.

    It's to do with how the whole thing is going.

    <sigh>
     
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    Shiiit, "emergency powers," few words are scarier when placed next to each other.
     
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    I guess we'll have to dig out and read Section 7323(b)(2)(B) 0t title 5, United States Code to figure out what this part means. It may let the Fuhrer's Info Czar shut down free talk sites two months prior to elections so campaigning cannot be accomplished amongst voters. It may mean something totally different. I can't tell.
    Now, how many of you, without reading the USC cited...could understand what the above PROPOSED FUTURE LAW OF THE LAND means?

    How many senators do you think will read the cited code before voting yes on this bill?


    ....and I'm only to page 16.:lol:
     
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    Good. Lieberman is not to be trusted. He has authoritarian views, which is why he sides with the GOP more often than not.
     
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    Why does this stuff surprise people? Socialists/Progressives do not fight for individual freedom & liberty. They only fight for more Government power. Vote the Socialists/Progressives out. Make 2010 count people.
     
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    Progressive Statist Pukes have been at it for a long time now. We have always been free to agree with them. "The Emperors New Clothes" V.S. The State Run Media Complex. GE Nation will soon rest easy. The Oligarchy is preserved. All the free speech you want in exchange for Censored thought. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Let's play Pavlovian Response, and win points and prizes for licking up to the powers that be. We agree with everything they say, and change our positions when they either do themselves or tell us to. Get it Good. 10 point bonus for staying in rhythm. 100 point deduction every time you embarrass an official on the fearless leaders VIP list.
     
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