Skip to comments.US government report recommends blocking popular websites during pandemic flu outbreak
Posted on 10/30/2009 6:44:56 AM PDT by Scythian
The US government has issued a new report that recommends blocking access to popular websites during a pandemic outbreak in order to preserve internet bandwidth for investors, day traders and securities clearing house operations. The concern is that a pandemic would cause too many people to stay at home and download YouTube videos and porn, hogging all the internet bandwidth and blocking throughput for investment activities, thereby causing a stock market meltdown.
This isn't an April Fool's joke. It's all based on a public report issued by the Government Accounting Office (GAO), available from their website at http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d108.pdf
In this article, I'm going to explain how a pandemic outbreak could theoretically bring down Wall Street. But to get to that, you'll first need to find out what the GAO said in its curious report (see below). Parts of this article are presented as satire, but the underlying facts quoted here are all true and verifiable (links are provided to all sources).
Shutting down conservative websites I guess.
Gee, its not like they ever tried to stifle conservative speech before. Or call us Un-American or nothing.
I love their opinion of us, if we’re sick we’ll all be home downloading porn? This stuff was surely written by a democrat ...
Unreal. And the chances of the press picking this story up are.... one and a million?
“So you’re sayin’ there’s a chance....”
HOLY S#!%!!! Here it goes!!
Companies could improve bandwidth, etc.
Government simply takes away from the taxpayers today.
Censorship by any other name is still censorship.
Preparing the way for ChiCom style internet censorship.
Trust in God and keep your powder dry, as Oliver Cromwell recommended.
Yes, this all sounds so .................British..........
Nothing gives me the visual of a faggy-looking limp-wristed skinny blonde kid who hasn’t showered in two weeks with stringy hair thinking that fag hanging out of his mouth makes him look tought being called to suppor by his mum like saying the word “British”.
Something tells me the sites that get throttled won’t be Russian porn sites.
and so it begins.
The Great Washing.
Where the words of opposition are cleansed from the internet, radio, television, magazines, newspapers and only the pure cleaned versions of stories get through.
Mass demonstrations will also be banned.
Just remember that regular flu kills 36,000 every year... how many has Swine Flu killed?
Its called a pre-text
A few points:
Too many people at work in the office download YouTubes and porn.
Many internet users at home may find themselves daytrading; moreso than if in the office.
The statists are doing quite well causing stock market meltdowns without the "help" of a pandemic.
History will call it the Great Washing
This is the first step to abridging Freedom of Speech and elevating 0bama to Dictator. 0bama’s goons will claim an pandemic to take control - “never waste a crisis” - even if there isn’t one.
Investors? Day Ttraders?
Why should investors or day traders be given any more than the average citizen who also pays for their internet connection?
And I'm quite sure that securities clearing houses already have a quality of service agreement with their internet provider and get preferrential treatment for their traffic.
Is it becoming clear yet to everyone that we don't really live in America anymore? I mean on a real, visceral, this is actually happening level? I don't think so.
In another year or so, millions of people across the country are going to suddenly wake up to the realization that we are living in a cross between the old Soviet Union and a central-American banana republic.