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Hey, letís give Obama emergency control over the Internet
Hot Air ^ | August 27, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 08/28/2009 10:40:45 PM PDT by RobinMasters

We’ve written about this before but the new and “improved” version of the bill’s just been leaked by Jay Rockefeller’s office. Remember the Bush years, when the Democrats ferociously opposed executive power? Good times.

If you think they’ve changed now, wait and see what happens if/when the GOP takes back Congress. Article II fee-vah!

A Senate source familiar with the bill compared the president’s power to take control of portions of the Internet to what President Bush did when grounding all aircraft on Sept. 11, 2001. The source said that one primary concern was the electrical grid, and what would happen if it were attacked from a broadband connection…

Probably the most controversial language begins in Section 201, which permits the president to “direct the national response to the cyber threat” if necessary for “the national defense and security.” The White House is supposed to engage in “periodic mapping” of private networks deemed to be critical, and those companies “shall share” requested information with the federal government. (“Cyber” is defined as anything having to do with the Internet, telecommunications, computers, or computer networks.)

“The language has changed but it doesn’t contain any real additional limits,” EFF’s Tien says. “It simply switches the more direct and obvious language they had originally to the more ambiguous (version)…The designation of what is a critical infrastructure system or network as far as I can tell has no specific process. There’s no provision for any administrative process or review. That’s where the problems seem to start. And then you have the amorphous powers that go along with it.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barackchavez; cyberczar; fascism; firstamendment; holdontight; hondontight; hugoobama; makenolaw; neveragain; ohhellno; oppression; s773; transformation; tyranny

1 posted on 08/28/2009 10:40:45 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters
Can you say CARACAS?
2 posted on 08/28/2009 10:46:47 PM PDT by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: RobinMasters

The internet is not the problem. It’s the lax security of critical computers connected to the internet that’s the problem. Either such critical systems should be far more secure, or they shouldn’t be connected to the internet in the first place.


3 posted on 08/28/2009 11:01:29 PM PDT by sourcery (Obama Lied. The Economy Died!)
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To: RobinMasters

You know, if 0bey could take over the Internet, he could lower the price and make it available to everyone... just like Health Care and voting.

Anyway, it’s mandated... right there in the US Institution!


4 posted on 08/28/2009 11:06:01 PM PDT by This_far
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To: RobinMasters

No good reason to give Obama any control over the net.


5 posted on 08/28/2009 11:06:43 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Taking over the Internet would be a very easy thing to do for Zero. There are only 7 servers that control the domain name addressing that is refreshed every 3 days.

The other 12 servers on the “Backbone” control the rest of the IP routing. If these servers are “switched off”, the rest of the Global community comes to a screeching halt.


6 posted on 08/28/2009 11:15:23 PM PDT by DownInFlames (C)
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To: JerseyJohn61
Obama has selected the “czar” of his new Emergency Internet Management Agency. The acronym for the new agency is ENIMA. The person chosen is a Dr. Goebbels (photo below) who described the mission statement of the organization: “To purge any crap about der furh -- er – President Obama out of the internet by any and all necessary means.” Herr Doctor reminded the interviewer that failure to comply with the rules and regulations to be administered by ENIMA will be dealt with “most harshly because ve know ver you live.”

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7 posted on 08/28/2009 11:35:24 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Dick Bachert

Yeah. The Children of Chicago meet the Boys from Brazil and the Kids from Caracas.


8 posted on 08/28/2009 11:40:57 PM PDT by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: RobinMasters
I may as well post this while I still can....


9 posted on 08/29/2009 12:27:27 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: JerseyJohn61

OMG! I won’t be able to look at FreeRepublic, Freedomlighthouse, FoxNews.com, Black and Right or any of my other favorite sites. This is as scary as Obamacare.


10 posted on 08/29/2009 4:36:11 AM PDT by brwnsuga (Proud, BLACK, Beautiful, Conservative!!!)
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To: RobinMasters

Time to fire up the old Ham Radio gear again...


11 posted on 08/29/2009 7:09:14 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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