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Preparing for the "lockdown on Internet freedom"

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posted on May, 3 2009 @ 06:14 AM
OK people, many of you have been stockpiling food, fuel, and ammmo, but how many have started stockpiling information yet? We are used to thinking of the Interent as a source of infinite info, but I sense the "end of the internet as we know it" is coming much faster than most expect.

More and more people are "waking up" to reality through the net these days. They are realizing that the straight media is propaganda and worthless garbage. Their faith in the old institutions and ways of thought has been badly rattled by the events of the past year, and they are casting about on the Net. I'm seeing it everywhere, people opening their eyes, starting to ask questions, starting to look for new answers.

This is truly a wonderful thing, but unfortunately it comes with a serious price: As the people "wake up," the powers that be are also "waking up" to the fact that the credibility of the straight media has been shaken, and they don't like it. Not one bit. So they are going to do what they do best: Take a basically free system, muscle their way in, and ruin it.

Like everything else, the change is happening now and its happening fast. I used to see a couple "the internet is getting less free" stories a month. Now I'm seeing them every day. They are ramming through legislation to box us in. They are going to come at us from every angle, from "hate speech" and political correctness to taxes and service fee hikes to higher barriers to setting up websites to crackdowns on the amount of info available. Its coming down fast.

So what you have to do now is PREPARE FOR THIS by DOWNLOADING and SAVING the info you want. PLEASE NOTE: I am in no way, shape, or form suggesting that anyone do anything illegal or pirate any content. But I AM suggesting that you start saving all the valuable information you can LEGALLY. Take what is freely offered when you can, pay for what you have to pay for. Do what you've got to do. But GET THE INFO, ORGANIZE IT. Burn CD-ROMs, get an extra hard drive, whatever.

You need a focus. To me, films and video material is simply too big and clunky to work with. I'm focusing on BOOKS. E-books, PDFs, free versions of ancient classics. I'm building a personal digital library that, when I'm done with it, will hopefully be as large and impressive as a major library in a city. I'm focusing on NON-FICTION, classics, stuff like that. Especially eclectic stuff, edge topics, fringe stuff...the gems of the "alternative world," from medieval grimoires and ancient Gnostic texts to today's alt news commentary.

You may choose to focus on a different area or areas, but the point is this: STOP ASSUMING THE "GOOD STUFF" will just sort of "always be there." Become a librarian. Its fun. Do it safe, do everything legal and above-board, but DO IT NOW, STARTING TODAY. Because one day sooner than you think, a lot of the info you take for granted will be gone.

posted on May, 3 2009 @ 07:07 AM
surely this isnt possible ?
is it ?
think how much money and jobs will be lost

posted on May, 3 2009 @ 07:14 AM
I have downloaded survival videos, gardening, natural herbs and medicine, language tutorials- like Russian, Spanish, cool programs like Chest masters...I have fabulous speed, I have enough material to keep me occupied for centuries!!!

posted on May, 3 2009 @ 07:30 AM
Its like you read my mind, I have been stockpiling music, ebooks, survival guides, movies and tv programmes, how to guides for the last year. I have had the feeling for a while that the content on the net is becoming more and more costly and limited. I applaud your efforts sir and give you a star and flag.

P.s I cannot say though that I follow your free and legal routes though as to be honest the best content is on mininova through torrents

posted on May, 3 2009 @ 07:32 AM
reply to post by silent thunder

I've been stock piling info for a while now with the same thought that any day it could be all gone, mostly doco torrents, and PDF's when I can find them, but recently I found a little gem for grabbing youtube & google vids, it's called Orbitdownloader all you do is right click outside the video player(I found the heading to work well) then click GRAB VIDEO BY ORBIT(the third one down, I'm not to sure how the other two work) then wait for the second window to pop up and hit Download,, the best bit is you don't have to convert and it's fast.
Mind you it doesn't work on ATS video's and a few others. So if it is possible to download ATS vid's can someone let me know how please.

posted on May, 3 2009 @ 07:50 AM
reply to post by binkatonka mabe this is what the government wants? what better way to break someone or a country than taking out the economy. but back to the thread: this is a possibility that never occured to me, i think it would be hard to do something like this unless they use the "not enough band width" story that is here on ATS. the one thing that could be done and scares me is if north korea would attack us with those EMP missles. we would lose all communication. in that case you would need to have knowledge of survival tactics, which isn't a bad thing to start checking out. one of those heavy xray covers they use wouldn't be a bad place to start

posted on May, 3 2009 @ 08:01 AM
I have about three tb of just about everything you can imagine on a USB hard drive,its not pluggged into my comp,just sitting in the cupboard.I dont know why but i always thought it was a good idea

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