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Kiss Your Internet Goodbye!

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posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 12:18 PM
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We all know the power elites have co-opted the mainstream press, TV and Radio. They have not been so successful at stopping the spread of information and discussion on the internet. They do not like this. They have become powerless to control and stifle the spread of truth. To them, and to the political ellite, this is untenable. Don't be surprised if in the not-so-distant future terrorists use the internet to launch a massive assault on the US. That would give the government the "right" or "need" to shut the internet down for good. They would then make using the net by US citizens illegal. Of course, the powers that be (government) would still have it. There's a thing called Internet 2. Only people with security clearances would be allowed to access it.

Here's an article explaining the possibilities:

KISS YOUR INTERNET GOOD-BYE


By Servando Gonzlez
April 6, 2003
NewsWithViews.com

In a short, but forceful article, Peter Sparacino pointed out that constitutional tools are no longer valid in our losing battle against a government out of control, rapidly becoming a totalitarian dictatorship. According to Sparacino, neither the ballot box, nor the jury box can be used to stop its advances -- not even the cartridge box. The only thing left to fight back, he states, is freedom of the press.

But, as media critic A.J. Liebling rightly expressed, freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one. Though in theory the opportunity to own his own printing press was open to every American citizen, in practice just a few, and lately only the very rich and powerful, were able to own one.

Granted, the media monopoly was never total, and many small presses proliferated, but the big ones, later joined by the network TV channels, just played the game, giving the false image of independent thinking. But suddenly, less than ten years ago, a technological breakthrough changed the rules of the game in a radical way, bringing about what media guru Marshal McLuhan envisioned more than thirty years ago: the global village. This revolutionary new medium is the Internet.
www.newswithviews.com...


What do you think would happen if the internet was suddenly banned?




posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 12:20 PM
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I think that would be one step too far.

The Internet 2 is just an extension of this internet idea but with the ideal world concepts applied, you know, just like "new coke"

Unfortunately we've grown rather attached to this place and i cant see anyone standing for it.



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 12:27 PM
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I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to be forced to revert back to pre-internet life. No one would have a clue as to what was actually happening! Only those within the government, science and defense would.



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 12:29 PM
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Well I guess that if the gov had the ability to shut it down to prevent a terror attack that took out a city or country, then yes I think the gov should be able to control the internet.

I think I would like to be alive to live another day, than dead and and be able to use the internet.

The internet is a business and should be ran as one. no civil liberties when lives are on the line!

john



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 12:37 PM
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Our founding fathers warned us to never let go of our freedoms for "security."

Anyone willing to bend over like that will certainly get what they deserve.

By the way, the supposed terrorists using the internet to attack will be black ops agents. Do not fall for their BS.



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 12:44 PM
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Boy, think of the horrible things that would happen without the internet for a short period of time. Kids would be forced to go outside and see the sun, fathers could take thier boys fishing over the weekend, husbands and wives wouldn't be able to cheat online, people would have to write out and mail thier own letters, creepy old men couldn't stalk young children online, you might actually have to to to the library to look something up.

Boy, I don't know if I'd mind a break from the internet, especially if meant I was being protected in the meantime from terrorist attacks.



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 12:44 PM
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I don't believe that the Internet can be "shut down". Too many businesses and people relying on it would revolt.

I do believe however that content will eventually be controlled.

With the advancement of filtering technologies (for porn and other content) and anti-spamming software, I have no doubt that traffic and content will one day be controlled. Some countries already attempt to do just that (China for example). Hey Echelon, Carnivore and other systems already monitor all content. Its relatively simple matter to filter that content.



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 12:45 PM
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Actually the internet is not a business, and it should not be run like one.

I for one would be thoroughly pissed off if they took the internet away. I don't know what I'd do. Probably go outside and practice capoeira more, but then I wouldn't be able to keep in contact with all my fellow capoeiristas. It's not fun to think about.



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 12:48 PM
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Some of you may not realize this, but once, there wasn't an Internet. Know what? Humanity survived anyway.



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 12:50 PM
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I dont think they could shut it down for good. Unless we are going to be like china. China's goverment goverens the internet, decide what comes in and out.

I think that is going to far, If they did it, it would to keep people like us away from each other.



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 12:50 PM
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Well obviously humanity will survive. But it'd be a huge inconvinience. I'm sure we'd all get over it. But technology, economy, and progress would take a huge step backwards, methinks. Think about all the businesses that depend on the internet, that run only on the internet, and how these are some of the biggest businesses in the country. Think about the communication and information shutdown that would occur. It'd be a mess. We'd get over it and move on, but it'd be a huge mess.



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 12:57 PM
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Originally posted by SIRR1

no civil liberties when lives are on the line!

john


no lives when civil liberties are on the line!!! just check into your local jail if you hate freedom so much. you'll be as safe as a bug in a rug.



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 12:57 PM
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Originally posted by EastCoastKid
I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to be forced to revert back to pre-internet life. No one would have a clue as to what was actually happening! Only those within the government, science and defense would.

We'd go back to the old Fidonet.

I was a BBS sysop back in the days. You could get information out cheaply, and with the way things worked, you could manage to get a message distributed around the globe in surprisingly short time.

Fidonet's still around. BBS operators would be back up and running very quickly: www.fidonet.org...



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 01:05 PM
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What the Internet is

A very interesting perspective on what the internet is and is not.



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 01:09 PM
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Byrd, I hate to be off topic, but what happen? You didnt want to be a Mod any longer?



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 01:11 PM
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Originally posted by mpeake
Boy, think of the horrible things that would happen without the internet for a short period of time.


You might want to read the article before you comment.



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 01:13 PM
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Right now the Internet is being kept from a portion of the people. There are certain web sites that you cannot access based on your zip code. Why is it hard to believe that the government wouldn't take that a step further?

I feel that if the government tried to do that though there would be so much crap to hit the fan and it would be a disaster. We as a society have come to depend on it and that goes for banking, commerce etc.

They can't regulate the porn and spam out there.



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 01:16 PM
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i'm surprised they havent done anything about the internet allready. i would not at all be surprised if they staged some sort of internet attack as a means to controll the flow of information. have you ever played the game metal gear solid 2? the story invovles some sort of secret government that creates this super computer battlestation that is designed to controll the flow of information. i woudln't at all be surprised if something similar to that is in the works.



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 01:35 PM
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In that article it says that they tried to take over Newsmax, the drudge report and world net daily.

I would love to see them even try to take over ATSNN, so they can get wacked silly by all our beloved paranoid members here on the site...



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 01:46 PM
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It was interesting to me that they mentioned those sites, in particular. I stopped going to all three shortly after 9-11. They're as bad as FOX "news."




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