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Hawaii Bill Would Track of All Web Site Visits
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Jan 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 01/30/2012 11:16:54 AM PST by John Semmens

Representative John Mizuno (D-Oahu) is sponsoring a bill that would require all web sites to keep records of who visits their sites.

“The government has a right to know who is reading/viewing what,” Mizuno insisted. “A lot of the stuff on the Internet is not supportive of the government’s efforts to provide a safer and better life for the people. This could inspire mentally unbalanced persons to take dangerous actions that could interfere with these goals. We need to be able to spot this in advance if we are to avert an unwelcome turn of events.”

The bill is opposed by the U.S. Internet Service Provider Association, whose CEO, Kate Dean, cited its violation of the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches. “There’s no provision in this bill requiring the state to show probable cause and obtain a warrant in order to secure access,” Dean maintained. “It pretty much gives the police the authority to poke its nose into anyone’s business whenever it chooses.”

While conceding computer users concern over potential loss of privacy, Mizuno called their fears “overwrought. Look, if you’re not doing anything wrong you’ll have nothing to fear from the State. It’s only the people exhibiting wrongful intent that we’re trying to interdict.”

Mizuno defended the compilation of dossiers on “persons of interest” as “precautionary in nature. We can’t be certain from where future threats may arise. Having a file on potential troublemakers could prove invaluable. In fact, it’s possible that if people know we have the capacity to compile these dossiers that by itself may serve to deter them from getting crosswise with governing authorities.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/01/28/president-irked-at-governors-show-of-disrespect/


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Government; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: oppression; satire; security; surveillance

1 posted on 01/30/2012 11:16:59 AM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens
Representative John Mizuno (D-Oahu). Let me fix this.

Representative John Mizuno (C-Oahu).

2 posted on 01/30/2012 11:21:34 AM PST by precisionshootist
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To: John Semmens

Wow! The Third Reich coming to a state near you! Can we know acknowledge that the dimocRATS have zero respect for the Constitution???


3 posted on 01/30/2012 11:22:55 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: John Semmens

In before the goofy goobers who don’t look at the source.


4 posted on 01/30/2012 11:22:55 AM PST by nixonsnose (Let's see all you lawyers argue your way out of hell.)
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To: John Semmens

I should know better by now, but I almost believed this one. LOL

Good job, John.


5 posted on 01/30/2012 11:27:05 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: John Semmens

***It’s only the people exhibiting wrongful intent that we’re trying to interdict.”***

And only a faceless bureaucrat can accurately know ‘intent’, right? Can anyone say: NDAA?


6 posted on 01/30/2012 11:28:43 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; only spend money with establishments that share traditional American values.)
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To: nixonsnose

Problem is, we know d*mn well that the lib-O-crats have wet dreams about this each and every night.


7 posted on 01/30/2012 11:29:20 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: John Semmens
“The government has a right to know who is reading/viewing what,” Mizuno insisted.

Yeah? And, where is THAT right written, hmmmm?

8 posted on 01/30/2012 11:30:55 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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The government has a right to know who is reading/viewing what,” Mizuno insisted.

The public has a right to know what the government is up to and Hawaii won’t comply with their own open records act and they want to spy on us? The US is completely turned upside down.


9 posted on 01/30/2012 11:34:54 AM PST by rolling_stone
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To: John Semmens

Shouldn’t give these clowns any ideas. They would LOVE to do what is satired here. Given half a chance or a second FUBO term ... they WILL try


10 posted on 01/30/2012 11:36:21 AM PST by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: John Semmens

If you think you know just how stupid a human being can be, I invite you to sit in the gallery at the Hawaii State legislature. But do not tarry too long in the “Moronosphere” lest your own intelligence be sucked out through your ears.


11 posted on 01/30/2012 11:38:24 AM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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None of damn government's business. Damn communists. Where are these dumb bulbs coming from?
12 posted on 01/30/2012 11:39:40 AM PST by Logical me
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To: nixonsnose

Nevertheless, my comment about the intelligence of Hawaii politicians stands.


13 posted on 01/30/2012 11:40:43 AM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: John Semmens

Impeach Mizuno for threatening to abrogqate the U.S. Constitution and its mandate to maintain a Republican form of government in all of the states of the Union.


14 posted on 01/30/2012 11:40:49 AM PST by WhiskeyX
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Guess he’s never heard of a proxy server...


15 posted on 01/30/2012 11:58:22 AM PST by apillar
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It’s close enough to be no longer satire. I think we’re no more than 18 months away from this.


16 posted on 01/30/2012 12:04:35 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: John Semmens
“The government has a right to know who is reading/viewing what,” Mizuno insisted. “A lot of the stuff on the Internet is not supportive of the government’s efforts to provide a safer and better life for the people. This could inspire mentally unbalanced persons to take dangerous actions that could interfere with these goals..."

Thomas Jefferson is spinning in his grave.

17 posted on 01/30/2012 12:15:23 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: OldMissileer

Oh... SHOOT! I forgot to look at the source. This is the first time I have been suckered in on a satire post but this one sounds like something a leftist politician would want.


18 posted on 01/30/2012 12:18:19 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: John Semmens
Sorry John, this time the truth actually beat your satire. Read it and weep - two of Hillary's Army burning down the planet because one of them broke a fingernail:

Hawaiian Politician Wants To Track Everyone Online Because Someone Doesn't Like Her

19 posted on 01/30/2012 12:29:10 PM PST by Talisker (Apology accepted, Captain Needa.)
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>"“The government has a right to know who is reading/viewing what,”

You're gonna give people strokes from BP spikes with this one.

20 posted on 01/30/2012 12:46:55 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: John Semmens

Most sites actually do log access, because it is turned on by default in Apache, and it is useful if you want to know if the users are getting errors.


21 posted on 01/30/2012 1:01:04 PM PST by proxy_user
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Can’t have anyone talking about their favorite son, huh. Just an extension of Hussein’s report your neighbor to the WH.


22 posted on 01/30/2012 1:25:58 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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