Proposed Bill Gives Obama Power to Shut Down Internet

psico666

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This is stupid because Obama is only in power in the USA but if he has this power then he will be taking a powerful tool in comunications for the whole world.
Am I the only person who is sick of America thinking the rule the world?
 

atomicmrpelly

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asinann said:
Nimbus said:
This is just another retarded example of America thinking it is the most important country in the world.
what happened again when the US economy collapsed? The rest of the world followed.
wtf?
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This is just another retarded example of America thinking it is the most important country in the world.
And as to the other part, what happened again when the US economy collapsed? The rest of the world followed.
No country is important enough to have any say in what happens outside it's own borders.
Quite. And as for the economy get real, do you really think everything would be alright if the US hadn't suffered? I guess it would as far as every American is concerned.

I saw an American documentary once that said they had traveled "across the globe: from New York to California!"
 

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Five dollars says this leads to soccer moms abusing the possible bill to get different websites shut down altogether...
I see your bet and raise you $100.
I see your $100 and raise you a Maddox.
I see your Maddox and raise you my moderately sized nuclear arsenal.
I see your moderately-sized nuclear arsenal and raise you not only a hyphen, but also a /b/.
I see /b/, and raise you my secret floating continent.
I see your secret floating continent and raise you Hitler's brain implanted into the body of a great white shark.
I see your shark with Hitler's brain and raise you my army of bear-sharks with laser beams.
And I will call that, my friend.
Alright, now that our bets are settled, we shake on it.
*Shake*
And now we play the waiting game.
Aahhh, the waiting game sucks. Let's play Hungry Hungry Hippos!

Hippo: You know, to be honest I was never that hungry hungry...
Or we could play a children's card game.
I'm going to throw down a face down!

...wait. What in the hell did I just say?
This is starting to sound like a bad fanfic.

I summon three Blue Eyes in attack mode.
I summon Slifer the Executive Producer and Mega Ultra Chicken in attack mode.
Did you just summon multiple monsters in one turn?
 

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Five dollars says this leads to soccer moms abusing the possible bill to get different websites shut down altogether...
I see your bet and raise you $100.
I see your $100 and raise you a Maddox.
I see your Maddox and raise you my moderately sized nuclear arsenal.
I see your moderately-sized nuclear arsenal and raise you not only a hyphen, but also a /b/.
I see /b/, and raise you my secret floating continent.
I see your secret floating continent and raise you Hitler's brain implanted into the body of a great white shark.
I see your shark with Hitler's brain and raise you my army of bear-sharks with laser beams.
And I will call that, my friend.
Alright, now that our bets are settled, we shake on it.
*Shake*
And now we play the waiting game.
Aahhh, the waiting game sucks. Let's play Hungry Hungry Hippos!

Hippo: You know, to be honest I was never that hungry hungry...
Or we could play a children's card game.
I'm going to throw down a face down!

...wait. What in the hell did I just say?
This is starting to sound like a bad fanfic.

I summon three Blue Eyes in attack mode.
I summon Slifer the Executive Producer and Mega Ultra Chicken in attack mode.
Did you just summon multiple monsters in one turn?
Why yes, yes I did.
 

mr rofl

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I almost thought this was a belated April Fool's at first.

Really, though - this gives me 1984 flash-backs.
I love that book, and right away I was thinking of this, whenever I read the post!



Oh and I think I know why Obama would want to turn off the internet..... His little girls started playing Habbo Hotel, and..... You know the rest
 

Valentine82

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"As the Americans learned so painfully in Earth's final century, free flow of information is the only safeguard against tyranny. The once-chained people whose leaders at last lose their grip on information flow will soon burst with freedom and vitality, but the free nation gradually constricting its grip on public discourse has begun its rapid slide into despotism. Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master." -- Commissioner Pravin Lal, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

Unit Alpha said:
Not an issue really... Obama and Dems tend to be more libel toward the internet and even gaming as a whole.
And what about the next president who steps into office? Do you trust him or her with that kind of power. If only Hillary Clinton or Sara Palin ended up inheriting that kind of power we the gamers would be screwed. You've heard their ignorant anti-gaming rants haven't you? Both have gone so far as to blame video-games for school shootings (totally ignoring the reasons given by the shooters and all the systematic and domestic contributing factors). Clinton's even blamed videogames on the rise in obesity in our country. Most Americans actually over eat and watch television for four or more hours a day, but nooo let's blame videogames.

I doubt that President Obama would ever act on such power, but if such power were placed in the hands of a single office, especially an office as schizophrenic as the Presidential office, well that would be pretty bad. The Internet is shut down in China for information and propaganda control purposes, do we really want follow in China's footsteps on this issue?
 

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Five dollars says this leads to soccer moms abusing the possible bill to get different websites shut down altogether...
I see your bet and raise you $100.
I see your $100 and raise you a Maddox.
I see your Maddox and raise you my moderately sized nuclear arsenal.
I see your moderately-sized nuclear arsenal and raise you not only a hyphen, but also a /b/.
I see /b/, and raise you my secret floating continent.
I see your secret floating continent and raise you Hitler's brain implanted into the body of a great white shark.
I see your shark with Hitler's brain and raise you my army of bear-sharks with laser beams.
And I will call that, my friend.
Alright, now that our bets are settled, we shake on it.
*Shake*
And now we play the waiting game.
Aahhh, the waiting game sucks. Let's play Hungry Hungry Hippos!

Hippo: You know, to be honest I was never that hungry hungry...
Or we could play a children's card game.
I'm going to throw down a face down!

...wait. What in the hell did I just say?
This is starting to sound like a bad fanfic.

I summon three Blue Eyes in attack mode.
I summon Slifer the Executive Producer and Mega Ultra Chicken in attack mode.
Did you just summon multiple monsters in one turn?
Why yes, yes I did.
That's against the rules, isn't it?
 

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Nivag said:
That's actually pretty funny. What kind of emergency would need the internet to be stopped.
Infowar or IWar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IWar



It is worth having a strategy for these things before they actually arise and the powers needed to do something about it, even if they go unused.
 

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Five dollars says this leads to soccer moms abusing the possible bill to get different websites shut down altogether...
I see your bet and raise you $100.
I see your $100 and raise you a Maddox.
I see your Maddox and raise you my moderately sized nuclear arsenal.
I see your moderately-sized nuclear arsenal and raise you not only a hyphen, but also a /b/.
I see /b/, and raise you my secret floating continent.
I see your secret floating continent and raise you Hitler's brain implanted into the body of a great white shark.
I see your shark with Hitler's brain and raise you my army of bear-sharks with laser beams.
And I will call that, my friend.
Alright, now that our bets are settled, we shake on it.
*Shake*
And now we play the waiting game.
Aahhh, the waiting game sucks. Let's play Hungry Hungry Hippos!

Hippo: You know, to be honest I was never that hungry hungry...
Or we could play a children's card game.
I'm going to throw down a face down!

...wait. What in the hell did I just say?
This is starting to sound like a bad fanfic.

I summon three Blue Eyes in attack mode.
I summon Slifer the Executive Producer and Mega Ultra Chicken in attack mode.
Did you just summon multiple monsters in one turn?
Why yes, yes I did.
That's against the rules, isn't it?
Screw the rules, I have MONEY!
 

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MsDevin92 said:
Five dollars says this leads to soccer moms abusing the possible bill to get different websites shut down altogether...
I see your bet and raise you $100.
I see your $100 and raise you a Maddox.
I see your Maddox and raise you my moderately sized nuclear arsenal.
I see your moderately-sized nuclear arsenal and raise you not only a hyphen, but also a /b/.
I see /b/, and raise you my secret floating continent.
I see your secret floating continent and raise you Hitler's brain implanted into the body of a great white shark.
I see your shark with Hitler's brain and raise you my army of bear-sharks with laser beams.
And I will call that, my friend.
Alright, now that our bets are settled, we shake on it.
*Shake*
And now we play the waiting game.
Aahhh, the waiting game sucks. Let's play Hungry Hungry Hippos!

Hippo: You know, to be honest I was never that hungry hungry...
Or we could play a children's card game.
I'm going to throw down a face down!

...wait. What in the hell did I just say?
This is starting to sound like a bad fanfic.

I summon three Blue Eyes in attack mode.
I summon Slifer the Executive Producer and Mega Ultra Chicken in attack mode.
Did you just summon multiple monsters in one turn?
Why yes, yes I did.
That's against the rules, isn't it?
Screw the rules, I have MONEY!
I summon Exodia. Exodia, obliterate!
 

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oh no!

the president could shut down the internet IF a mass-scale cyber attack would happen!!!

we could be without porn for days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[/sarcasm]
 

911 fox

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china has an army of hackers the point of this law is to stop them from creating a firesale
too bad it won't work
 

G1eet

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china has an army of hackers the point of this law is to stop them from creating a firesale
too bad it won't work
Thank God someone else knows about those guys. I thought I was hallucinating when I read about that in PopSci.
 

Lord_Ascendant

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Use to contain insane AI (ala Helios from Deus Ex) YES

Use to stop people from watching Porn NO

Use to stop Chinese from planting ubervirus (ala Count Zero) YES

Use to annoy 4channers NO

Theres like a bajillion possible scenarios where it is OK to cyberhack every computer on the planet.

I'm going to go start the Brotherhood of Nod now, just in case in the next 5 years Kane is born.

Peace through Power!
 

Barry93

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Makes sense... This must be a response to the supposed Chinese hacking of Top Secret Pentagon files. If that were ever to happen again the internet could just be shut down. But it could be easily restarted hopefully. I don't understand why everyone is so upset about this, it's supressing freedom of speech. I don't know about anyone else but I can go a hours without the internet. I doubt this will ever be needed though and I'm pretty sure this is only the US so non-Americans need not whine. This is all based on the idea that we'll get the internet back should this ever be necessary.
 

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Nivag said:
That's actually pretty funny. What kind of emergency would need the internet to be stopped.
In case Obama gets owned in one too many games of CS

On Topic: This bill might be necessary but it seems pointless.
 

Marioninja1

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Nivag said:
That's actually pretty funny. What kind of emergency would need the internet to be stopped.
Maybe someone might be planning a shooting or something...

Or if Obama gets Rick Roll'd he'd just shut down the internet with a message saying "You Rick Rolling mother f*ckers better own up!(not j/k) D:"