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posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 12:03 PM
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Hope this is the right area, Mods feel free to move it if necessary.

I have family in England right now for a vacation that started over a week ago. I have been emailing them, and like everyone else, we too are talking about the Boston Bombings.
In one email I sent, it included a youtube video, some articles from MSM and an Alex Jones video. The person I'm corresponding with had replied (or tried to) with the same type of info. Our conversation on the topic in general was the lack of trust we have for the stories from MSM as well as the likely scenario of our gov't using tactics that infamous historical parties once used. So, using history, info from independent new sources and our own general ability to read between the lies, the family member is now locked out of his accounts. I received a phone call from him telling me that his email, as well as his internet browser, has locked him out and he does not have access. His thoughts don't stretch as far as mine do when it come to belief of what our governments are willing to do for control (he's an old schooler but catching up) which is why I was surprised when he told me it was because of the data we had shared.

Can anyone shed some light on this? What is the situation there when it come to media control and information sharing? I never had the impression of these types of doings over there, but it could all be new.
edit on 25-4-2013 by gracesillups because: missed the g




posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 12:08 PM
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reply to post by gracesillups
 


welcome to ATS
a mod should be along soon, to let you know this is only for intro's, sorry.... tour the boards and make 20 posts which should not take long, then you can start a thread on this
ha
beat them to it

see you around



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 12:19 PM
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reply to post by gracesillups
 


Welcome to ATS. MSM, Alex Jones, reading between the lies? You sound like you'll fit in well here, see you around the forums.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 12:28 PM
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reply to post by LightSpeedDriver
 


I have actually been lurking this site for a couple of years now but not until recent months have I started to 'comment' on any web site

Thanks for the warm welcome!



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 12:34 PM
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reply to post by gracesillups
 

His internet browser has locked him out? How does that even happen?

His email has locked him out? Has he forgotten his password?

I can't think of a single circumstance in which there would be the "media control" you might be referring to. Even if your data sharing involved planning a terrorist attack or downloading child porn (which would undoubtedly trigger an alert somewhere, and would already have resulted in your family member becoming acquainted with our legal system), there would be no sense at all in blocking his internet access.

Calling the Prime Minister a Nazi? No, we're free to be able to do that. Discussing the Boston Bombings? Ditto. Alex Jones? Completely unheard of in this country. No, I really think this will be the result of a very mundane technical problem, and not an encounter with the forces of darkness.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 01:28 PM
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Nothing happening here in Scotland, maybe next time you wait until you have posted enough before you make a post especially in intros......



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 01:30 PM
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Thanks. Like I said before, I had never thought of this type of control really being in place in any western world. It is possible he jumped to conclusions. He said 'browser', but now that I think about it, he has trouble differentiating between the browsers and internet providers. I was assuming the internet connection he was using blocked him (hotel internet). He's not one to come up with that idea alone and wouldn't assume anyone would actively pursue the disruption of his access to any communication/information point. He's not a person who thinks the government would infringe on these types of rights. That being said, the mere reason he thought that, and the tone in his voice, led me to posting this here to find out more.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 01:33 PM
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reply to post by gracesillups
 


How did I miss the 'g' in England in the title? feeling a little silly about that...



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 01:37 PM
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reply to post by scotsdavy1
 


Sorry, won't let it happen again. I now see how strict the rules are for staying in course here.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 01:41 PM
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reply to post by gracesillups
 


p.s. to make it clear, he thinks the western world has learned from the past and it wouldn't happen in the modern age.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 01:44 PM
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It was the MI6

Who else could it be?



Maybe he forgot to pay the bill.




posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 01:59 PM
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Ahaa, the good old internoot police have struck again!
Or, maybe, he has just used up his allowance at the hotel and needs to top it up!

No conspiracy here. Please feel free to move along to the next thread.

Oh, by the way, welcome to the wonderful world of ATS!



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 02:04 PM
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reply to post by gracesillups
 


Welcome to the site. I haven't heard anything about this. There are a few members from England that posted today I think.



posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 02:10 PM
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I am in the UK, and I can confirm that there are internets.

(edit because it was rude of me not to say...) And welcome to here
edit on 25/4/2013 by Acidtastic because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 05:33 AM
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Originally posted by gracesillups
reply to post by scotsdavy1
 


Sorry, won't let it happen again. I now see how strict the rules are for staying in course here.


No worries at all, hope you get it sorted ok by now but no problems with Internet at all here....



posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 05:47 AM
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Welcome, and....how did you get to post a thread here with only 13 posts (probably a lot less when the thread was posted). I'm not complaining, more power to you!

And I'm glad the internet snafu happened, because it made you post as a member. A great adventure and cake awaits here, and you've already proven yourself as literate and able to string five words together. Welcome again.



posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 06:06 AM
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Hi, internet working fine here in North England.

I will point out that I have been busy lately removing malware from a lot of infected systems that has been locking people out of their browser, and in some some cases their whole computer.

This can range from fake antiviruses to full screen demands for money (claiming to be the Met Police, and they have found child porn on the computer, pay up or be nicked).

In some cases the malware can change the proxy settings for the internet connection, which can lead to dodgy websites, or simply the localhost.

Have them download (on another computer if needed) malwarebyes (Google it) and run it on the suspected infected computer.

Also have them go to control panel > internet options > connections > LAN settings, make sure proxy server is unticked.

All this assuming they are on a windows based system.....if they are a dirty MacHead I can't help.



posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 06:16 AM
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reply to post by lacrimoniousfinale
 


Indeed...

The only websites blocked in the UK are those linked with Pirate Bay type file sharing, but that is because of an EU law and I believe the same applies elsewhere, including the US. Oddly enough though, child porn and terrorist related material is still freely available, even if it does usually attract the attention of the Fuzzletons.

Me thinks the OP's family member is having a well known technical issue - the "USER error"..



posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 06:23 AM
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So he's using a hotels internet service and now can't access the internet and the first thing you tell him is that it's probably the UK blocking his access for discussing conspiracies.

HELLO???

Wouldn't every UK member have issues logging into ATS were that the case?
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, whatever next?
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posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 06:40 AM
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He probably forgot to pay for the next 24 hours, or didn't realise it was a daily rate....

Bloody expensive though, Hotel internet.. Cheaper to use 3G on your mobile





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