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US government report recommends blocking popular websites during pandemic flu outbreak

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posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 12:26 AM
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The article from our friends at Natural News::


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.


The GAO report:

www.gao.gov...

Which says:


Concerns exist that a more severe pandemic outbreak than 2009’s could cause large numbers of people staying home to increase their Internet use and overwhelm Internet providers’ network capacities. Such network congestion could prevent staff from broker-dealers and other securities market participants from teleworking during a pandemic. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for ensuring that critical telecommunications infrastructure is protected.

GAO was asked to examine a pandemic’s impact on Internet congestion and what actions can be and are being taken to address it, the adequacy of securities market organizations’ pandemic plans, and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) oversight of these efforts. GAO reviewed relevant studies, regulatory guidance and examinations, interviewed telecommunications providers and financial market participants, and analyzed pandemic plans for seven critical market organizations.
What GAO Recommends

GAO recommends DHS begin planning to address Internet congestion and SEC better review market participants’ plans. SEC agreed. DHS agreed to address potential congestion for national security and emergency communications, but not more broadly. GAO believes DHS should do more to address potential Internet congestion.


Additionally:


In a severe pandemic, governments may close schools, shut down public transportation systems, and ban public gatherings such as concerts or sporting events. In such scenarios, many more people than usual may be at home during the day, and Internet use in residential neighborhoods could increase significantly as a result of people seeking news, entertainment, or social contact from home computers. Concerns have been raised that this additional traffic could lead to congestion on the Internet that would significantly affect businesses in local neighborhoods, such as small doctors' offices or business employees attempting to telework by connecting to their employers' enterprise networks.


Soooo the gov. can capriciously shut down websites/isp under the guise that too many people are sick and using their home computers? As opposed to what, they don't use the internet at the office?

Yikes, of all the lame excuses for information control this one has to take the cake!

Read the report (it's not that long), it makes for some interesting and rather scary orwellian reading.

So let's play a little guessing game ... what are the REALLY trying to do?




posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 12:46 AM
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This is probably because the people in the government are so stupid they think a computer virus and a human virus is the same. So they think they will contain the pandemic virus spread by shutting down the net.



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 12:49 AM
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Thus the formation of a new world order, since they might have notice with out the net, a new world order can be formed, but if they do this

No One will accept it if they shut the net down, then they will really view the usa as a naiz state (no offense), despite even if there is flu pandemic.

[edit on 30-10-2009 by Agent_USA_Supporter]



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 12:51 AM
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"It may cause people to download more Porn if they stay home"??????????
Thats a beauty.
A real beauty.
And we are stupid. Stupid children that need to be shut off all communications because ...WE ALREADY KNOW TOO MUCH...waaaaayyy too much.



Oh my
God!!!!



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 12:51 AM
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"It may cause people to download more Porn if they stay home"??????????
Thats a beauty.
A real beauty.
And we are stupid. Stupid children that need to be shut off all communications because ...WE ALREADY KNOW TOO MUCH...waaaaayyy too much.



Oh my
God!!!!



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 12:55 AM
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Won't be long before "recommends" becomes a "mandate."

Guess they should shut down the cable industry as well.

Wouldn't want the media striking fear into people with all the doom and gloom.



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 12:58 AM
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Looks like this flu is the stone to kill several birds at once.

I suppose we need to have an internet blackmarket preparedness.



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:01 AM
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That is a huge load of BS and if it happens, lots of people should protest.



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:04 AM
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Will not happen. Big business has to much at steak. All these big companies selling on ebay, are not going to like loosing out on sales! sad but true.



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:07 AM
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Don't you love how they dazzle us with complicated graphics and jargon:



So that's what the internet looks like!



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:10 AM
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I'm sorry, but the government doesnt care if you didnt sell uncle Joe's finest fishing pole on EBAY or not.
I dont put anyting past them. I also think ALL COMMUNICATIONS except for one or two TV stations will be gone too. Only Propaganda will be seen or heard.

Or you know what? Maybe they should just blow up the grids and then all their problems are solved.


Just have a little government network of electricity going. That would be the simplest damned thing they could do.



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:14 AM
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Originally posted by amatrine
Will not happen. Big business has to much at steak. All these big companies selling on ebay, are not going to like loosing out on sales! sad but true.


Perhaps this is better viewed through a farmer's eyes ... as in, the first step is always planting the seed.



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:20 AM
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Ebay is no longer dad selling a fishing pole. Big business has taken over.
They now have VERO program, under new trademark legislation voted in by congress.

I was selling a pair of used bose speakers the other day, and BOSE told ebay to pull my auction stating trademark infringement. They said what I was selling was fake. They threatened me with a legal team, and made me send it receipts, serial numbers, pictures of all the parts. If I did not do this they threatened law suit! It was crazy!

What it came down to is they did not want anyone selling their product second hand, so they claim vero to wipe out the competition. There are now over 5,000 companies that use this program and many abuse it. Most are big companies.

When I say they rule ebay, I really mean in. With this new law though they can get you selling anything anywhere . It is unconstitional.

Will they shut down the internet ? I just think too many big corps. would be against it, and they always seem to have legislation in their favor, unless there is some way for them to profit from it.

First the government has to get control of the internet. They made a start when they banned financial transactions for online gaming, telling us where we can spend our money. They have not been able to ban gaming sites themselves.

This would give them control over all internet service providers, and I do not think they would give it up that easily.


[edit on 30-10-2009 by amatrine]



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:21 AM
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And I pay taxes so these idiots can sit around and get paid top dollar with benifits to write this crap?



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:24 AM
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Thanks for the tip. If I log on the internet and can't go to popular sites, I will immediately log into my brokerage accounts and short the market like crazy since I won't be able to do anything else. The loss in business due to blocking sites should be enormous. Stock market should plunge. If this report is true, someone in government must be pretty stupid to believe people are not already logging onto the internet during holidays and other days of the year when everyone is home.

Some people even log onto the internet at work. The government may need to do another multi million dollar study to discover this fact.

[edit on 30-10-2009 by orionthehunter]



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:29 AM
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Now that you mentioned it, i'm also hearing that Yard sales and garage sales are going to be banned.
Back to EBAY, i had no idea its different now.
What will they do next?




posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:32 AM
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If they don't expect a massive fallout on this economically then they are in for a rude awakening...



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:34 AM
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I could barely read this this.


Yes, those are the intertubes with the Wall street tubes getting blocked by all the porn tubes. I've seen some entertaining films like that where the action is pretty much the same as the picture.

What about the fact they won't be doing all that at work instead? Usually if someone is in one spot, they're not in another unless they're adepts that know teleportation and bilocation.

I guess make way for the marketeers. We get sloppy seconds.



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:39 AM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
reply to post by amatrine
 
Now that you mentioned it, i'm also hearing that Yard sales and garage




OMG is this for real???? SERIOUSLY??




posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:44 AM
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I doubt they would ever lift these restrictions once they are in place. The internet has never been slow in all of my years on it. Are they totally misinformed about how the internet works? To enact this all Barrack has to do is say we are in a "Pandemic". This will fail just like everything else they've tried to do.

[edit on 30-10-2009 by OpenYourHead]

[edit on 30-10-2009 by OpenYourHead]



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