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Bill Granting President Authority to Shutdown Internet Advances
A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 29 August 2009 | John Semmens

Posted on 08/29/2009 4:08:27 PM PDT by John Semmens

Legislation that would grant President Obama the authority to selectively shutdown Internet sites is advancing in the senate. The “Cybersecurity Act of 2009” would allow the President to “declare a cybersecurity emergency” relating to “non-governmental” computer networks and do whatever he feels is necessary to respond to the threat.

Author of the bill, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), declared that “recent events surrounding ‘town hall’ meetings on the President’s health care plan emphasize the need for this legislation. As we saw, access to the Internet enabled rightwing fanatics to quickly and inexpensively alert cadres of sympathizers who turned out to disrupt public forums held by members of congress to explain the plan. As a result, important reform of our health care system has been impeded.”

“If the President had been authorized to take preventive measures, these anti-government agitators could have been thwarted before they even got started,” Rockefeller added. “It’s clear that the Internet is too precious a resource for us to allow it to be abused by the enemies of change.”

The 55-page bill includes a provision restricting the operation of Internet services to “professionals” who would be licensed by the government. “The inept, the unwholesome, and the disloyal must not be allowed to continue to run rampant through the nation’s cyberspace,” Rockefeller said. “The Internet must be reserved for uses compatible with the needs of a progressive society. My bill will ensure that this happens.”

(Excerpt) Read more at azconserv1.wordpress.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Government; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: censorship; communistcoup; dissent; oppression; rockefeller; s773; satire

1 posted on 08/29/2009 4:08:27 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: 14erClimb; #1CTYankee; 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; A message; abigailsmybaby; acapesket; afnamvet; ...

ping


2 posted on 08/29/2009 4:09:14 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Don’t you usually post satire?


3 posted on 08/29/2009 4:09:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: John Semmens

Talk about pissing on the First Amendment!!


4 posted on 08/29/2009 4:12:38 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: John Semmens
Rockefeller said. “The Internet must be reserved for uses compatible with the needs of a progressive society. My bill will ensure that this happens.”

COMMUNISTS!!!

STALINISTS!!!

‘Progressive’ society my @$$....he must really think we are all pretty stupid using this buzz word for total state domination.

5 posted on 08/29/2009 4:13:43 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: John Semmens

Make my day, Obama. Shut down the internet, and we’ll see how much longer your Presidency lasts.


6 posted on 08/29/2009 4:13:55 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: SatinDoll

Let’s see how the urinalists cover this effort.


7 posted on 08/29/2009 4:14:16 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: John Semmens

bump


8 posted on 08/29/2009 4:14:25 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: John Semmens

A bill that’s only 55 pages? Now I know this is satire!


9 posted on 08/29/2009 4:15:51 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: John Semmens
“It’s clear that the Internet is too precious a resource for us to allow it to be abused by the enemies of change.”

Astounding. It's clear we must repeal the first amendment to achieve the goals of a progressive society.

What the hell kinds of goals are those????

10 posted on 08/29/2009 4:16:11 PM PDT by paulycy
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To: John Semmens

OH Duh!

it is semi-satire (whatever part of it is semi???)


11 posted on 08/29/2009 4:16:51 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: paulycy

OK, OK. I admit it.

I got sucked in.

This satire is WAY too believable.

(angry blush follows)


12 posted on 08/29/2009 4:17:31 PM PDT by paulycy
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To: Man50D

LOL


13 posted on 08/29/2009 4:21:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: John Semmens

You had me for a second there. I got to the second paragraph and was hollering at the screen...then figured I better check the source...lol.

The thing is...there is probably more truth here than anyone would let on.


14 posted on 08/29/2009 4:23:12 PM PDT by moonpie57 ("Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." MLK)
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To: John Semmens

Is it getting harder to do this?


15 posted on 08/29/2009 4:33:12 PM PDT by Excellence (Meet your new mother-in-law, the United States Government)
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To: Vaquero

Satire... however David Rockefeller, Jay’s Uncle is self proclaimed communist in his memoirs. DR is head of think tank at CFR....no surprise there...NWO.


16 posted on 08/29/2009 4:38:23 PM PDT by Kackikat (There is no such thing as a free lunch, because someone paid, somewhere.)
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To: Brilliant

This is about shutting down communication for conservatives during 2010 and 2012 elections. It is about keeping conservatives from organizing...like tea parties; Project 9/12 and rallies for election candidates. It’s true totalitarianism/fascist/dictatorship.
SINCE WHEN DOES THE USA OWN THE INTERNET?????
So there is more at work here than just private internet providers...what about those around world who communicate with USA citizens?
We had better stop this now...no other choice, and if we don’t kiss USA goodbye, and free republic.


17 posted on 08/29/2009 4:43:38 PM PDT by Kackikat (There is no such thing as a free lunch, because someone paid, somewhere.)
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To: John Semmens
"As a result, important reform socialist government takeover of our health care system has been impeded".

Fixed for accuracy.

18 posted on 08/29/2009 4:44:23 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: moonpie57

This bill is about shutting down conservatives, so demrats can win in 2010 and 2012, it isn’t about cyber security at all...the gov’t can use The Tor Project for security if they are concerned.


19 posted on 08/29/2009 4:45:27 PM PDT by Kackikat (There is no such thing as a free lunch, because someone paid, somewhere.)
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To: John Semmens
I came so very close to posting the most vitriolic, nasty, swaney word flinging response of biblical proportions ever! I never would have been allow within 100 yards of an internet connection to be able to post on FR ever again!

Then right before I clicked on post, I thought, could this possibly be saterical?

Whew!

20 posted on 08/29/2009 4:46:01 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Gravity Of The Situation...)
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To: John Semmens

“As we saw, access to the Internet enabled rightwing fanatics to quickly and inexpensively alert cadres of sympathizers who turned out to disrupt public forums held by members of congress to explain the plan. As a result, important reform of our health care system has been impeded.”

But Organize For America will continue unmolested, they are harbingers of a better United States!


21 posted on 08/29/2009 4:47:32 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Man50D
A bill that’s only 55 pages? Now I know this is satire!

Well, actually, there are 54 pages of earmarks.

22 posted on 08/29/2009 5:03:13 PM PDT by Rocky (OBAMA: Succeeding where bin Laden failed.)
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To: All

There is one of those internet laws like the one about threads being long enough that eventually Hitler gets mentioned. This law states that no matter how obviously satirical a website is there is a certain number of people who will believe it is serious.


23 posted on 08/29/2009 5:29:44 PM PDT by Pelagius of Asturias
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To: John Semmens

GOT TO STOP THE MENACE.


24 posted on 08/29/2009 5:45:12 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: John Semmens

We call it satire. Obama calls it building the dream.


25 posted on 08/29/2009 5:47:32 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: John Semmens

Predicting the future, John.


26 posted on 08/29/2009 6:28:36 PM PDT by wastedyears (Genesis, Sega CD and Saturn work, and my 360 red rings after 2 and a half years.)
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To: John Semmens

Jay Rockefeller is a New World Order/Globalist guy too.


27 posted on 08/29/2009 6:29:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: John Semmens; writer33
Author of the bill, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), declared that “recent events surrounding ‘town hall’ meetings on the President’s health care plan emphasize the need for this legislation. As we saw, access to the Internet enabled right-wing fanatics to quickly and inexpensively alert cadres of sympathizers who turned out to disrupt public forums held by members of congress to explain the plan. As a result, important reform of our health care system has been impeded.”

and the push for LIberals' DeathCARE continues.....
nut of the article...seems to be satire.
but...unfortunately (today's) satire, Is quickly becoming reality.


28 posted on 08/29/2009 6:58:56 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Zer0 to the voter: "Welcome to 'MY' DeathCARE ® Plan"...Sucker! ...now just die. :^)
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To: John Semmens

I read about 4 pages from the site...

What a great Saturday night, even better than FOX NEWS, the only channel my TV receives.

Thank you


29 posted on 08/29/2009 7:33:27 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: John Semmens

It did not take much time, John:
http://theeprovocateur.blogspot.com/2009/08/how-do-you-take-control-of-internet.html

Good Job.


30 posted on 08/29/2009 8:16:56 PM PDT by Lokibob (When handed lemons...Refuse to sign for them. Life's lemons can't be delivered without a signature.)
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To: John Semmens

Thanks for the ping John. SHEESH! This is really close to some things I’ve been thinking about lately, and wouldn’t put this past them even using the dialogue of your satire.

It is satire, right!? Just joking.


31 posted on 08/29/2009 8:20:03 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: John Semmens
BRING IT ON 0BAMA!

If you can't defeat your enemy, silence them.

32 posted on 08/29/2009 8:24:43 PM PDT by LiberConservative (OneBigAssMistakeAmerica)
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To: John Semmens

Better not!


33 posted on 08/29/2009 9:39:38 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Kackikat

Yeah but it’s not just about free speech. There are at least hundreds of thousands who depend on the internet for their living. If he shut it down he would trigger a revolt.


34 posted on 08/30/2009 4:18:58 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

Do you really think Obama and the communists care about U S Citizens? If so, then you are sadly mistaken, it has always been about destroying America, destroying freedom and instilling a whole new government. One that is based on Karl Marx “Communist Manifesto”, with only one difference: The working class in America was not considered to be Blue Collar by the SDS (1960s), but the college educated and white collar workers...this is a means to control them, and to do that you must remove their money, and ability to fight back, plus demonize them....

It’s the Rules For Radicals by Saul Alinsky way. Only the elite are to have money, and everyone else is reduced to being exactly the same, by means of taxes, redistribute the wealth, and propaganda by media.

Notice Obama almost ALWAYS says the exact opposite of what he means...it is the marxist way. We are being reduced financially, demonized by propaganda media, and I am thinking that some (who claim to be on our side and are deceived) may just be leading us down that peaceful path to destruction.

Only God knows what we should be doing. I only know they want to declare martial law and create us as villians in eyes of our own military....this is evil beyond our wildest imaginations. Our Constitution has been trampled on, just the way Bill Ayers stood on the Flag and desecrated it.

Is Eric Holder right, that we are a nation of cowards? Do they think we will go peacefully into that black hole of communism to be destroyed forever? There is noone to fight for America, as we have been the savior of freedom with the blood of our forefathers, family members, children and ready patriotism. Will we now be destroyed by those we kept free?


35 posted on 08/30/2009 5:07:36 AM PDT by Kackikat (There is no such thing as a free lunch, because someone paid, somewhere.)
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To: John Semmens

Heh,heh, John, you have the uncanny abiltiy to get inside the heads of the major libs and divine what they’re thinking but afraid to say publicly. Another good one.


36 posted on 08/30/2009 5:26:11 AM PDT by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: John Semmens
The “Cybersecurity Act of 2009”
Author of the bill, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV),

“...recent events surrounding ‘town hall’ meetings on the President’s health care plan emphasize the need for this legislation.”

“As we saw, access to the Internet enabled rightwing fanatics to quickly and inexpensively alert cadres of sympathizers who turned out to disrupt public forums held by members of congress to explain the plan. As a result, important reform of our health care system has been impeded.”

“If the President had been authorized to take preventive measures, these anti-government agitators could have been thwarted before they even got started,” Rockefeller added. “It’s clear that the Internet is too precious a resource for us to allow it to be abused by the enemies of change.”

The 55-page bill includes a provision restricting the operation of Internet services to “professionals” who would be licensed by the government.

“The inept, the unwholesome, and the disloyal must not be allowed to continue to run rampant through the nation’s cyberspace,” Rockefeller said.

“The Internet must be reserved for uses compatible with the needs of a progressive society. My bill will ensure that this happens.”
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I’m disgusted...

However, I realize that it is not enough to just be disgusted and appalled by the open and clearly stated nefarious intent of this Bill’s author to restrict the basic rights afforded us under the 1st Amendment.

If we are to remain free Americans, we must unconditionally and with our boldest actions question, rebuke and thwart without hesitation, any attempt by the State to stifle or quash dissent and disagreement with the State’s ambitions or goals by restricting our right to express that dissent and disagreement, when and where we choose; including if not especially, in Town Hall venues or the Internet.

The government in a free democratic State should not only tolerate open and enthusiastic dissent and disagreement from its constituents, it should embrace and welcome such dissension as a non-violent and healthier method to nourish the tree of liberty, as opposed to the nourishment described as needed by the tree of liberty from time to time by Thomas Jefferson in the form of the blood of patriots and tyrants.

It is the expression of the thoughts and ideas that represent dissent and disagreement with the State and that the State finds most offensive, that is exactly what our founding fathers insisted would need the most protection and what brought into being the core principle of our 1st Amendment rights.

Mr. Rockefeller, it’s hardly heroic to support and protect only speech and ideas that the State finds acceptable. To the contrary, it is cowardly of the State and its leaders and agents to allow only speech and ideas in the public discourse that do not challenge the State’s interests and wishes.

Such reprehensible actions by the State only serve as a clear indication that the State cannot prevail in such open debate based on facts and truth, and that the State’s only path to prevail is to close the possibility of any disagreement by limiting, or worse, eliminating the citizen’s forums in which such dissent with the State might be fostered.

At the risk of oversimplification, the Internet of today represents what printed books accomplished alone in less technically sophisticated times.

Books, when published without restriction, allow for the process of free and open expression – a way to plant the seeds and harvest the bounty of ideas and thoughts in the ebb and flow of a healthy public discourse.

I know how politically incorrect it is to attempt to draw any comparatives between some of the anti-American and unconstitutional acts of our current government to the Nazis of Germany’s Third Reich, but unfortunately in recent times the parallels are often just too close for comfort. And, as we have been warned before, if we do not learn from history we are destined to repeat it.

On May 10th, 1933 leading Nazi party members and Nazi student groups began burning thousands of books across Germany that the Nazis had decided contained an “un-German spirit”. They burned books by Brecht, Einstein, Freud, Mann and Remarque, among many other well-known intellectuals, scientists and cultural figures, because they were in the opinion of the Nazis, “debris of the past”.

The books burned by the Nazis were in other words “not compatible with the needs of a Nazi (I think you Senator Rockefeller used the word “progressive” here) society

Eerily, among the books consigned to the flames in 1933 were the works of the nineteenth century Jewish poet Heinrich Heine, who in 1822 penned the prophetic words, “Where they burn books, they will, in the end, burn human beings too.”

Mr. Rockefeller, if you should succeed in passing this despicable piece of cowardly, un-American and unconstitutional legislation because your party has the majorities in Congress to do so and a President who would not Veto your intent, be assured that the result that you seek; the successful stifling of dissent and disagreement with an out of control government will not be its outcome.

To the contrary, the success of such legislation will only serve as an acute accelerant of the flames of dissent and disagreement in America that you seek to oppress; a dissent that will be expressed by carrier pigeon or horseback if necessary, between and among those who cherish and esteem those certain inalienable rights granted us by our Creator, not by government.

Be assured Mr. Rockefeller, that Americans of all parties and persuasions will be brought together against this idea in your legislation, because we cannot and will not give away our inalienable rights to any absolute power or aggressor against our freedoms, whether foreign or your case, domestic.

Unless it is embarrassment, humiliation and public ridicule from the vast majority of America that you seek; in either the defeat of this legislation outright in the houses of Congress; or, in the court of public opinion or the voting booths of America, you would be well served to abandon this egregious attempt to restrain free speech and withdraw this Bill from consideration immediately.

Foretold is forewarned.

37 posted on 08/30/2009 8:54:03 AM PDT by SterlingSilver (If it walks like a duck, looks like a duck and quacks like a duck... its a duck!)
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To: John Semmens

bump


38 posted on 08/30/2009 8:56:54 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: rockinqsranch
It is satire, right!? Just joking.

The bill is real.

39 posted on 08/30/2009 10:34:05 AM PDT by houeto (If Nancy Pelosi is looking for swastikas, she needs to check her own sleeve first. -U.S.Marine)
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To: houeto

I’m aware the bill is real. I was joking with John Semmens about his article. “It is satire, right!?”


40 posted on 08/30/2009 11:30:50 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: paulycy; John Semmens
What the hell kinds of goals are those????

I'm sure I will find out when I peruse the copy of Liberal Fascism that I just bought.

Good work, Mr. Semmens. You're fooling some FReepers again.

41 posted on 08/30/2009 7:38:19 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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