Friday, June 18, 2010

We Don't Need The Dictator...time for a change!

If the American people allow this to happen then there will be no more American people. Wake Up!

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As one from Europe says, "Should he decide to make this policy, he would be no better than the regimes of China and Iran about which he and his colleagues so often complain."

Source: Mail Online

Barack Obama By Paul Thompson
 
President Obama will be given the power to shut down the Internet with a 'kill switch' in a new law being proposed in the US.
He would be able to order popular search engines such a Google and Yahoo to suspend access their websites in times of national emergency.
Other US based Internet service providers as well as broadband providers would
also come under his control in times of a 'cybersecurity emergency.'  Any company that failed to comply would be subject to huge fines.
Critics of the new law, which has been proposed by former presidential candidate Joe Liebermann, said it would be an abuse of power to let the White House control the internet.
TechAmerica, one of the largest U.S. technology lobby groups, said the new law had the 'potential for absolute power.'.
The proposed legislation, introduced into the US Senate by Lieberman who is chairman of the US Homeland Security committee, seeks to grant the President broad emergency powers over the internet in times of national emergency.
A sustained terror attack on multiple cities would be considered a national emergency as would a cyber attack by 'hackers' on the US financial system.
The director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair warned earlier this year that the US is 'severely threatened' by malicious cyber attacks.
The number of attacks on Government departments has increased by 400 per cent in the last three years.
Under the proposed bill, which has been dubbed an Internet kill switch', the US Government would effectively seize control of access to the internet.
Lieberman argued the bill was necessary to 'preserve those networks and assets and our country and protect our people'.
He said: 'For all of its 'user-friendly' allure, the Internet can also be a dangerous place with electronic pipelines that run directly into everything from our personal bank accounts to key infrastructure to government and industrial secrets.
Traders work on the New York Stock Exchange floor.
Traders work on the New York Stock Exchange floor. US senators fear a cyber-attack on the US could paralyse the nation
'Our economic security, national security and public safety are now all at risk from new kinds of enemies--cyber-warriors, cyber-spies, cyber-terrorists and cyber-criminals.' 
His bill is formally titled the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, or PCNAA.
While the US Government would not be able to control the internet in other countries access to the most popular sites would be cut off.
Google,Yahoo and YouTube, the top three most visited sites, are all based in the US.
Google logs an estimated two billion hits a day from 300 million users.
Under the cyber law any company on a list created by Homeland Security that also 'relies on' the Internet, the telephone system, or any other component of the U.S. 'information infrastructure' would be subject to command by a new National Centre for Cybersecurity and Communications (NCCC) that would be created inside Homeland Security.
Google, the world's most popular search engine, refused to comment. A spokesman said the law was not yet Government policy.

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We assume that this is only within the USA? Surely Pres. Barack Hussein Obama does not have the authority to close down systems that are not US?

But come next year the Pres's power will be greatly diminished after the Primaries later this year.
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Any more evidence needed that this man is a communist? I think not.
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Why?who put him&his Govt in charge of what Americans have access to&information they share!What a cheek!who does he think he is God!Does the American Govt think they can dictate to everyone including their own people!No-One has the right to deny people information!we do not live in a communist world&the American Govt&Mr Obama are not the be all&end all!doesn't matter how you dress it up this smacks of oppression&to deny people the right to freedom of information&communication on the flimsy excuse of national security is arrogance&deceit at it's worst!Do they think the American public are stupid?are they to be treated like children?&can't make up their own minds about anything!Honestly! since when was America a Dictatorship?Mind you England is rapidly turning into one!We've hardly any rights or civil liberties left!unless you are a foreigner or immigrant of courseThere is nothing Great about this Britain years of labour Govt has seen to that!lets see what damage the latest shower can do
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I'm sorry but Obama is ONLY the president of the USA, a country across the pond. What gives him the right to dictate to the world, other than America's ignorant belief that the Universe exists only between the East and West coasts
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You what? I didn't vote for this man, nor his predecessor nor will I be allowed to vote for his successor. He is the president of America and I as a citizen in Europe maintain that he has NOT got the right to control what I do. Fair enough if he means within his own borders... that's an issue for American citizens. However, if it affects the rest of the world, then it is not on.

Should he decide to make this policy, he would be no better than the regimes of China and Iran about which he and his colleagues so often complain.
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1984 - Yankee style.
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3 comments:

Rightwing Cowboy said...

I've sat here this weekend and all week trying to get my mind about the speed at which this government is heading toward the cliff. Reverting back to the last 18 or so months I have to say the progressives, socialist, or whatever name you'd like to call them, have shown their hate for this country, it's founding documents, and the citizens who love her.

They have been berating our country and now pushed exceptionalism aside with this new crisis in the Gulf. 13 countries offered help and the Oval Office turned them down. Entrepreneurship might as well be a four-letter word as men with real ideas have step forward to help and been shuffled aside as kooks. The Oval Office has used their various agencies to stymie any endeavors and turn aside any request by the governors of the coastal states.

Yes, the man needs to go and so do so many of his friends on the floor of the Senate and the House, and his thuggish friends and czars.

Storm'n Norm'n said...

The guy is pushing us into Civil War Part II...and he will never, NEVER, come out the victor...

My earlier predictions stand! Anarchy and violence coming to a theatre near you...(theatre as in neighborhood)

Chicago Ray said...

Good information here sir and I'm with you, he's trying his best to stoke civil unrest and I'm glad to see the African Americans aren't taking the bait

but the Hispanics are and I hope we can unite to run the illegals out of the country thanks to Jan Brewer

Nov will usher in the Era of the Conservative women coast to coast which I'm for the first time all for as most of the men have F'd it up

Furthermore, Obama 'seals the deal' that another AA won't get elected for another 230 years sadly.

They don't deserve it but they got suckered by the 'first one that came along' they're so desperate for a leader, since they have trouble trusting whitey still, thanks to the Rev Wrong's, the Obama's, the Van Jones's and the rest of the racial rabblerousers.

We'll win this battle but we need generational changes to un'doctrinate' all the loser lefties.