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S. 773 - "The Cybersecurity Act of 2009"

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posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 08:19 AM
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Introduced by Jay Rockefeller, this bill that is secretly passing through congress will grant Barack Obama new powers to shut down all private internet in the event of a "cybersecurity emergency". Imagine a major terrorist attack on america and then the internet being shut down. How clueless would you be? Of course were not going to take the MSM's take of the events.

"Initial cosponsors include Senators Evan Bayh (D-IN), Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME)"

Makes me sick to see my senator as a cosponsor of this dreadful bill.

If Barack deemed it necessary, all private internet (anything other than government) could be shut down. Of course they would leave CNN, ABC, etc, up to "tell you whats happening"

"Even outside of periods of White House-declared "emergency," this bill mandates that private-sector networks only be managed by government-licensed "cybersecurity professionals.""

We can't let this be passed!

Contact your representatives at this website below by phone, e-mail, or the best way; Hand written letter.

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List of Senators and their Contact Information




posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 10:35 AM
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Well, I haven't read the text of the bill yet, so I will reserve comment, but here is its history...

on April 1 2009, Introduced into the senate :



By Mr. ROCKEFELLER (for himself, Ms. SNOWE, and Mr. NELSON of Florida):

S . 773 . A bill to ensure the continued free flow of commerce within the United States and with its global trading partners through secure cyber communications, to provide for the continued development and exploitation of the Internet and intranet communications for such purposes, to provide for the development of a cadre of information technology specialists to improve and maintain effective cybersecurity defenses against disruption, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Congressional Record

And on April 2 2009, a co sponsor...



S . 773

At the request of Mr. BAYH, his name was added as a cosponsor of S . 773 , a bill to ensure the continued free flow of commerce within the United States and with its global trading partners through secure cyber communications, to provide for the continued development and exploitation of the Internet and intranet communications for such purposes, to provide for the development of a cadre of information technology specialists to improve and maintain effective cybersecurity defenses against disruption, and for other purposes.

Congressional Record

I don't see that this bill had any further action beyond that point so far.



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 12:06 PM
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I thought the motto was "Ifs its not broken then don't fix it"?

It grants him powers to shut it down in an emergency. The term emergency isn't detailed. AKA; Whenever he damn well pleases.



 
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