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NEWS: Iran Cutting Off The Internet

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posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 10:22 PM
I love how the media has convinced so many people that Bush's re-election means that "ultra conservative religious fundamentalists" (rednecks and hicks a many would like to believe) have taken over. If you live over seas then I suppose that the ignorance of such a suggestion is excusable, however if you live here in the states and believe that garbage... then shame on you. We are as politically similar to Iran as we are economically similar to N Korea.

Edit: for spelling as usual

[edit on 11-11-2004 by veritas93]

posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 10:43 PM
I wonder how this is playing in the Bazzar's?

Iran is a strnge place. The culture has long roots in the mercantile trades, and the bazzars have a strong power in the country.

I predict that the mulahs will fail at this.

This "Shaare2" sounds like a third world version of AOHell, or worse "WebTV."

posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 02:20 AM
Hard to compete with teen age fashion clothes,
MTV, Bayside Watch...

Who cares if they think were eeevvvilllll? They also
know ELVIS lived here!

posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 02:32 AM
Its a shame. I hope Iranians rebel against their current government that is trying to play the world for a fool. It is obvious they want nukes so that they can continue in their ways. They say if they feel pressure they will go underground to build nukes. Doesn't that tell you something? Do you really believe they want nuclear energyonly for power supply and not for 'defense? Please tell me that people aren't that ignorant. They want to build nuclear weapons, and will continue to do so until it is too late and they have them. At that point they will be in the same condition as North Korea. They have nukes, they are idiots. and now what is anyone else going to do about it. The Iranians need to overthrow their current form of government and get into the mainstream. Building nuclear weapons is not the answer for that country.

posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 04:21 AM
I see shades of an Internet 2, hmm I hope our religious fundamentalist right doesn't decide to control the media...oh wait they allready do.

Next thing you'll know they'll take away our Porn, or our Yahoo.

As soon as they take my Yahoo, I'll have a party, I hate Yahoo, but use it becuase free-mail is king. But, once the porn is gone, mass rebellion in the streets!

Excuse me while I ooze some cynacism,


posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 10:07 AM
I can understand the blocking of porn and all the other sick sh i t on the Internet, however a total block seems a bit draconian.

posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 10:24 AM

Originally posted by astoreth
however a total block seems a bit draconian.

And futile. The people who are proposing this have no real idea on how the internet really works. Like I said, they are trying to set up an Iranian version of AOL (IOL?

This fails to take into account that their businesses will want and need to have unfettered international access to remain competitive.

posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 11:05 AM
The only way to truly set up a "suitable" IOL is to use white lists based on IP addresses and domain names (combination of both).

This could be monitored so that the IP/domain is dropped from the white list if the HTML source changes, however with active web sites these days, the majority of web sites on the white list would be static sites.

The inclusion of Active web sites on the white list would be possible, but they'll have to employ LOTS of people to manage it.

posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 11:36 AM
This IOL you are talking about, it will not be an alternative, it will be a replacement. The article makes it sound like they Iranian government plans to ween everyone off the local ISPs and onto the Government run "IOL". I will bet that just like AOL it will have built in exclusive content, that you can't get anywhere else, but unlike AOL, you won't be able to access anything outside of it's boundaries.

Boy, talk about a poor example of capitalism, the government is going to squeeze out existing businesses nad form their own government mandated monopoly.

posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 12:13 PM
Which is my point about how it will not work. No buisness in Iran would be able to compete under such a system.

Once again, people fail to understand what the internet is, and what it is not.

Just as the production power of capitalism was able to destroy communism, the power of the internet to disseminate information will eventually destroy the mulah's power in Iran.

They can sense this, but they don't understand it. yet.

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