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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-25-10 10:54 PM
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27. Why don't they just give the president the power to take the US Government's websites
off the internet.

What difference would it make if the rest of us stay on the internet? I don't understand how shutting down the internet would have any purpose other than to facilitate a coup of some sort.

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  -Internet 'kill switch' bill approved (by Lieberman's committee) depakid  Jun-25-10 08:52 PM   #0 
  - K & R. When will the President get what this nation really needs -  truedelphi   Jun-25-10 08:56 PM   #1 
  - The DLC and Obama love this guy  saigon68   Jun-26-10 06:50 AM   #36 
  - But he's a Constitutional Scholar (TM) nt  Truth2Tell   Jun-26-10 11:33 PM   #53 
  - We must oust this bastard in 2012.  Dawson Leery   Jun-25-10 08:56 PM   #2 
  - an internet kill-switch would be really simple.  cdsilv   Jun-25-10 09:47 PM   #21 
  - Uhm, no.  boppers   Jun-25-10 09:50 PM   #23 
  - If shutting down the entire enternet could be done by shuting down a few servers,  Incitatus   Jun-25-10 11:40 PM   #31 
  - It was a design limitation at first, for entirely technical reasons.  boppers   Jun-26-10 08:11 PM   #50 
  - You *can't* "just" cut the links to them all  Posteritatis   Jun-26-10 10:15 PM   #52 
  - well I know I'll be working against him  wordpix   Jun-28-10 08:36 AM   #71 
  - This whole thing is stupid.  TheWraith   Jun-25-10 09:00 PM   #3 
  - There will always be Peer to Peer  Taverner   Jun-25-10 09:44 PM   #20 
  - There are plenty of privately-owned servers out there, too.  kentauros   Jun-26-10 06:12 PM   #47 
  - How will you connect?  ProgressiveProfessor   Jun-27-10 11:26 AM   #58 
     - I have connected directly to other computers before.  kentauros   Jun-27-10 12:36 PM   #60 
        - A LAN party/intranet does not the Internet make  ProgressiveProfessor   Jun-27-10 02:04 PM   #61 
           - I don't think it was LAN or Intranet,  kentauros   Jun-27-10 04:41 PM   #63 
              - It still went through the infrastructure...which includes the Tier 1/2/3 providers  ProgressiveProfessor   Jun-27-10 08:40 PM   #66 
              - You can only create a wireless LAN in a densely populated neighborhood  conspirator   Jun-28-10 08:33 AM   #70 
  - Not with anything substantial  ProgressiveProfessor   Jun-27-10 11:25 AM   #57 
  - The thing that frightens me about this is...  IScreamSundays   Jun-26-10 08:04 PM   #49 
  - So what organization would fear information?  RandomThoughts   Jun-25-10 09:01 PM   #4 
  - our society...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-25-10 09:16 PM   #12 
  - Wouldn't this power be handy in the lead-up to a coup of some sort?  JDPriestly   Jun-25-10 10:26 PM   #25 
  - if there were a revolution they wouldn't want the peasants texting or emailing  Lorien   Jun-26-10 12:37 AM   #33 
     - yes, impossible to run a revolution out of the taverns  704wipes   Jun-27-10 06:11 PM   #65 
  - The two most stupid things I can think of involve Lieberman  corkhead   Jun-25-10 09:04 PM   #5 
  - According to the proponents: What is this SUPPOSED to do?  gateley   Jun-25-10 09:07 PM   #6 
  - In a time of crisis, a cyberattack etc  SnakeEyes   Jun-25-10 09:15 PM   #11 
  - Thanks. I was just wondering what their justification was. nt  gateley   Jun-25-10 09:25 PM   #15 
  - if another member of Bushco/BFEE gets in, knowing what's really going down would be difficult  wordpix   Jun-28-10 08:40 AM   #72 
  - Pro: Say an attack was coming through MAE East, from a specific range of IP's  boppers   Jun-25-10 09:18 PM   #13 
     - Thanks. On the surface it makes sense (if it would work) and I don't fear  gateley   Jun-25-10 09:27 PM   #17 
        - NO!  Knight Hawk   Jun-25-10 09:56 PM   #24 
  - Rather than security hardening the internet we use a kill switch. IMO this is an  RKP5637   Jun-25-10 09:07 PM   #7 
  - That would be like Internet "Prohibition," right?  Beartracks   Jun-25-10 11:20 PM   #29 
     - No, not like prohibition, I am speaking of hardening the internet infrastructure  RKP5637   Jun-25-10 11:41 PM   #32 
        - Sorry, I meant the OTHER approach...  Beartracks   Jun-26-10 02:39 AM   #35 
           - Yep, we agree!  RKP5637   Jun-26-10 07:15 AM   #37 
  - Can't these people be even capable of being concerned with doing something to help people?  corpseratemedia   Jun-25-10 09:11 PM   #8 
  - Quote: "Or are they thinking there's going to be such a crisis coming up"  christx30   Jun-26-10 03:09 PM   #44 
  - No picture warning  Politicalboi   Jun-25-10 09:12 PM   #9 
  - I used to say the Police State creeps in on little cat feet.  kenny blankenship   Jun-25-10 09:14 PM   #10 
  - Amazing, isn't it... and always under the guise of national security, do it for the  RKP5637   Jun-25-10 09:43 PM   #19 
  - Amendment I  PJPhreak   Jun-25-10 09:21 PM   #14 
  - Holy cow  JerseygirlCT   Jun-25-10 09:26 PM   #16 
  - This will cause interuption to a lot of manufacturing plants.  elifino   Jun-25-10 09:31 PM   #18 
  - What we really need is a whiny Lieberman voice kill switch!  NRaleighLiberal   Jun-25-10 09:49 PM   #22 
  - There goes bill pay and online banking... hmmm...  earcandle   Jun-25-10 10:50 PM   #26 
  - Why don't they just give the president the power to take the US Government's websites  JDPriestly   Jun-25-10 10:54 PM   #27 
  - Giving a President WAY too much power with this. I don't dislike Obama, I dislike what  Jennicut   Jun-25-10 10:59 PM   #28 
  - So do systems under US control have the ability to affect comunications  Incitatus   Jun-25-10 11:37 PM   #30 
  - A seriously idiotic idea  caraher   Jun-26-10 01:49 AM   #34 
  - It's funny reading the posts in this thread "oh noes!"  snooper2   Jun-27-10 09:02 PM   #67 
  - Not sure I trust this...wait til (if) the GOP is back in power  BadgerKid   Jun-26-10 07:44 AM   #38 
  - Not sure I trust this at all....  Illuminated   Jun-28-10 12:22 PM   #74 
  - Seems stupid to depend so heavily on such a vulnerable technology to begin with.  Dover   Jun-26-10 07:45 AM   #39 
  - Isn't it time for Spineless Harry Reid to kick Lieberman's ass...  hayu_lol   Jun-26-10 09:08 AM   #40 
  - Why would he?  Truth2Tell   Jun-26-10 11:42 PM   #54 
  - That's not a problem for the banksters: they'll just ask (and get)  Amonester   Jun-26-10 01:10 PM   #42 
  - You are assuming it's highly vulnerable to begin with.  boppers   Jun-26-10 08:21 PM   #51 
  - Loodrtman is a fucking FASCIST.  Odin2005   Jun-26-10 12:11 PM   #41 
  - LIEberman strikes again.  Joe Bacon   Jun-26-10 02:36 PM   #43 
  - Same ole song - silence the messenger...  Imagevision   Jun-26-10 05:28 PM   #45 
  - Fascism is on the march in the USA.  New Dawn   Jun-26-10 06:01 PM   #46 
  - This is a monumentally bad idea.  Ruby the Liberal   Jun-26-10 06:17 PM   #48 
  - With Lieberman behind it. You know it's wrong.  superconnected   Jun-26-10 11:58 PM   #55 
  - Unfortunately so is the Obama administration  ProgressiveProfessor   Jun-27-10 02:06 PM   #62 
     - And I believe both he and Lieberman are wrong, then  mvd   Jun-28-10 01:53 PM   #76 
  - Anything that has the power to shut down Faux and FReeperville..I support  Xenotime   Jun-27-10 10:54 AM   #56 
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  - I can only imagine what an autocrat like a President Bush or Cheney would do with this extreme  Uncle Joe   Jun-27-10 05:06 PM   #64 
  - Obama wants this.  rayofreason   Jun-27-10 10:08 PM   #68 
  - Kill switch? Lieberman?  Toucano   Jun-27-10 10:37 PM   #69 
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