posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 03:44 AM
reply to post by dgtempe
I thought we were all paying for our internet servers via our broadband subscriptions. This doesn't make any sense to me. First there is talk that
they are using the net to monitor us, and now there is talk that it is going to be shut down. I don't understand where this is coming from, and where
is the evidence that this is going to happen?
I can't see it happening as the internet, is an integral part of the world and links many people and places. Also, there are several million websites
on the net, and I have had no problem accessing the sites that I wish to visit.
It doesn't make sense for them to close down the net in the way you describe. Many businesses depend on the internet for both sale and stock. Also,
it is a place where 'Freedom of Speech' is allowed to take place.
Again, if as some have reported that we are being monitored on the internet, it wouldn't make sense to shut down to a limited few websites. The
government would want to draw the protagonists out, not cut them off.
Also, how else would they be able to monitor so-called activities that may pose a problem for them. I daren't say the word, because it sends alarm
bells to their computers. The word that I am looking for is 'How can they monitor terrorists, if they shut down the net?' There said it.
It just doesn't make sense.
The internet has gotten so big, and there are so many companies that provide broadband service that they would lose, and the economy would lose.
If I am wrong, then I stand to be corrected. However, it doesn't seem viable for them to perform this act. I can understand that they may secure
certain of their sites that they don't want to be accessed, but to shut down the net to a few sites seems a bit ridiculous on their part.