Skip to comments.What do we do if OUR Government shuts down the internet?
Posted on 01/28/2011 9:33:26 PM PST by jongaltsr
Seeing what has happened in Egypt and their ability to quickly shut down the internet got me to thinking about the possibility that at some time in the future OUR Government may try the same with us.
Therefor I thought that to prepare for such an event should be planned by us (the citizens who would most likely to be effected as well as the people most likely to need alternatives to internet connections to stay in communications and keep upraised of events not being reported accurately (and intentionally).
We would have to depend upon our telephones but that can readily shut down by a government that is willing to cut off internet access.
TV and certain radio stations would be all that we could rely upon in such an event. I would imagine that some (Right Wing)-(other than the acceptable liberal radio stations) would be shut down (or can they?)
Can you (My fellow FR conspirators) think of methodologies of maintaining connections to information which can not easily be cut off by our government agencies?
In some countries, people have taken over Radio and Television stations but that requires physically attacking and provoking Police & Military action at some point.
Put on your thinking caps and lets see if there are any of you out there that can devise a plan of action for such an event.
My one thought (so far) is that the government might not shut down the telephone system immediately because that would directly affect so many people that that act in itself would be more devastating to citizens than would the loss of the internet. Therefor a "Tweet" link could be our own second line of information. I'm not sure if the "Tweet" system involves the internet in any way. Is it independent of computer technology and strictly Phone System dependant?
Since I don't "tweet", I just don't know the answer to that question.
Can you devise other ideas? and let us share your ideas "Just in Case !"
It’s the internet revolution. Literally!
He is all you said, and possibly not even a citizen.
If Stanley Ann Dunham is his mother and Barrack H. Obama, Sr. his father and if he was not born in the U.S. (there is no known proof that he was), he cannot be a U.S. Citizen at all. Because his mother was too young at 18 when he was born to transmit citizenship to him. As per the Immigration act of 1952, which was the applicable law when he was said to have been born.
The only way that BHO can possibly be a “natural born” U.S. Citizen is if someone other than Barrach H. Obama, Sr. was his father........
What a mess, what a liar, what a fraud.
It is time for a reconing.
Not down here in the Southland. I’m good for a while unless they drop the grid too. Then half my food would go and canned field peas are gonna get old after a while. I’ll take the doves off the powerline with my .22 or pellet gun. Yuck, I hate those things but food is food.
They can’t have my weapons without a major fight, I don’t have a passport and I can do without the ‘net for a while. I have water and munchies and cooking fuel to last a month or so, after that my cat is gonna start looking pretty tasty ;)
Poor Rocket. So many Friskies and so much fat.
The mechanical filter in my 75S3 Collins is not shabby.
Throw a wire over a tree and tune to 40m band. You will have contact with folks in many states just like that.
I want a pony...Sometimes you just have to wait.
Wrong, typewriters with basically the same keyboard, are older than you think.
That doesn't actually work so well in practice. A good antenna still matters, min or max.
And think about how much news we get from Pravda (who would have expected that?) or the UK. Stuff that doesn't get printed here.
We need world-wide comms.
“Throw a wire over a tree and tune to 40m band. You will have contact with folks in many states just like that.”
I pretty well know that.
Before my station burned to the ground in the late 80s, I had worked every possible DXCC country, and was top of the honor roll.
I was thinking of not being seen.
Twiddler was your comment not mine.
LOL I guess I should have been more specific. I did all my morse with other ships, bridge to bridge, using a flashing light. There were a couple of ports that wanted to communicate by light also.
My wife would say I don’t listen well:)
Tip of the iceberg. Most credit and debit card transactions, even at brick and mortar stores, would cease. Most ATMs would cease to operate. I don't have any specific expertise, but I believe most bank traffic has switched from expensive and slow point-to-point networks to VPN over the Internet. Shutting down the Internet would shut down the majority of economic activity in the US and, indirectly, the world.
Stocks would plummet.
Stock exchanges would close, all trading would cease, and all shares would be effectively worthless for the duration.
You're underestimating the impact. Shutting down the Internet in toto, even if it's technologically feasible, which I doubt, would make the worst predictions for Y2K look like a Junior League cotillion.
HAM RADIO AND PRAYER is about all I can think of.
Learn it, sweetheart. Learn it. This “old” technology will save your butt better than anything your generation could invent to save anyone but your narcissistic selves.
Sound to light conversion is pretty easy.
It doesn't slice or dice, though.
Glad your hearing is ok. Sometimes being hard of hearing is a problem. Hard of listening is ok for an old married guy though. ;)
BTW, Twiddlers aren't older than 110 years.
I never mentioned the word twiddler, you did.
I was referring to the concept of the keyboard which I clearly stated in #33.
The 1874 Sholes & Glidden typewriters established the "QWERTY" layout for the letter keys
“We react badly to tyranny”. I wondered today if us Americans would take to the streets as the Egyptians did today? Would we really? With guns in hand? And the most important question: would our army not fire on us like they did today? Or would our streets run red with blood when Obammas Civilian Security Force opened up with M-16’s?
I know it sweetheart. And I've got a Drake TX-4 and RX-4 in the wings if the ICOM goes away because of... something.
I started off with a novice ticket. WN5... Back in the day. Sweetheart.
Don't let's be condesending.
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