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Bloviating Zeppelin: Mr Obama: Controlling Your Internet

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mr Obama: Controlling Your Internet

From CNet.com:


Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.

They're not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency.

The new version would allow the president to "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "non-governmental" computer networks and do what's necessary to respond to the threat. Other sections of the proposal include a federal certification program for "cybersecurity professionals," and a requirement that certain computer systems and networks in the private sector be managed by people who have been awarded that license.

License? Control? UberRegierung?

It's time to start paying more attention, ladies and gentlemen of the jury.

BZ

15 Comments:

Blogger Bushwack said...

Yes it is time to start paying more attention. However; MOST of your readers are paying attention to EVERYTHING, it's the SHEEP that need education.

Our state especially suffers from sheepmentality, how else can you explain releasing 37k felons due to "budget shortfalls" and nobody seems to care...

WHEN ObamaCO, takes over the internet and airwaves we will then be one oven away from Obam Nazi-fying America.

Fri Aug 28, 07:00:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

BZ, I am asking one more time, you have a great blog, and this anonymous ASS needs to go, and it's SO simple to make happen, just don't allow anonymous comments...

Anyone that won't put a name and a link to their work is a coward, and I hate cowards... And I hope you'll do something about removing one, that POS, and his cronies, are the reason I stopped frequenting Jen's blog...

Fri Aug 28, 08:02:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

He's gone, Fred. I gave him numerous chances to be cogent. He refused each and every one.

That was a decision HE made.

BZ

Fri Aug 28, 08:09:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Tom said...

First, control the wealth. Next, control the jobs. Third, control how people will find healthcare. Last, control communication and free speech.

Does this sound familiar to anyone? If not, study your history, say starting around the 1930's?

Sat Aug 29, 05:11:00 AM PDT  
Blogger cary said...

Paying attention over here - to the price and availability of various survival necessities...

Sat Aug 29, 07:50:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Anonymous said...
You all Fox viewers are the sheep.
****************
Yeah, well, guess not, but I am.. Sorry man, I really have some fantastic respect for you BZ, you're a great blogger, but allowing this anonymous BS is just something I can't tolerate...

It's your blog, and that's well and good, but your sense of fairness is allowing the trolls and libber turd balls to take you down a few notches...

And turning OFF the anonymous comments would fix it all... Oh well...

Adios...

Sat Aug 29, 10:40:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Ranando said...

Don't let anyone tell you how to run your blog, never. You run it the way you want and let me say, it's the best one I visit, don't change.

Remember the assholes in school? "You play by my rules or I'm taking my ball and going home".

Some people never grow up.

Oh ya, Anon is making a fool of himself, nothing wrong with that.

Sat Aug 29, 11:09:00 AM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

I'm sure that any 'crisis' will serve to get control of the internet... save that China has found it very hard to plug the leaks in the Great Firewall of China. Cellphones were a bane in Iran, and shutting down the networks only slowed the information flow. That puts those wanting to have 'emergency' control over the net at a great cross-roads: if you 'control' it, then what about the non-net venues to move information back to the internet outside of the US?

Bluetooth technology along with Wi-Fi can allow trusted handsets for an organization to exchange information freely, outside of any exterior control. The first rumblings of an all-Bluetooth area network between trusted stations is one that cannot be discounted, especially if there are any Wi-Fi routers or repeaters available to shift Bluetooth traffic to Wi-Fi and back again.

The internet has changed greatly from what it was in the mid-1990's, and that was far different than in the '80s and so on back to the late '60s. The laws written today won't cover the internet of tomorrow: greater capacity for smaller handsets for things like cellphones means that we are on the verge of everyone with any cyber-tech serving as a repeater/transfer point/storage system. To stop that you need to end the use of electricity in a Nation... and watch your Nation tumble into chaos.

Authoritarians want control, and it is damned worrying what those in power are trying to do to grab more power. Technology is serving as a liquidation point for any regime trying to keep up with the modern world. Cuba and NoKo can retain their socialist club mentality because they are dirt poor and high tech is kept out. China is finding less control of their population and KSA has tried to ban picture phones and failed miserably. Iran may be just at the edge of what can and cannot be stopped...and its infrastructure is crumbling every day so it is no longer even up to 1970's standards of tech save for personal use.

Sat Aug 29, 02:10:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Law and Order Teacher said...

BZ,
What the hell is going on? This is not the country I've served for over 30 years. Those of us who have put it all on the line have a lot to lose. The nightmare only deepens everyday. Will it end?

Sat Aug 29, 10:47:00 PM PDT  
Blogger sandy said...

I agree that it's your blog and you have the right to run it as you see fit. It's called "Free Speech" and it means anonymous has as much right to show his stupidity as anyone else.

I don't have much, no, make that any, respect for someone who's afraid to put his identity with his/her ideas.

Sun Aug 30, 09:45:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

As BHO's approval numbers fall, it is important to realize that BHo realizes that the Internet is his enemy. A broader definition of "cybersecurity emergency" would allow him to completely don the mantle of Big Brother.

Sun Aug 30, 10:33:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Average American said...

Don't worry, he can't shut the internet down. Only the inventor, Al Gore has that authority. (Had to put forward my joke of the day.)

I swear to God, here and now, if I have to resort to using f***ing SMOKE SIGNALS, I WILL keep fighting what he and his nefarious minions are trying to visit onto this country I love so much. You can take THAT to the bank! My guess is that I will NOT be alone!

Sun Aug 30, 02:14:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Mr. President, stay the hell out of my life!

Sun Aug 30, 03:44:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BZ, I'm sorry your getting crappy name-calling and drive-by comments by "anonymous." I hope its clear that we're not all the same person. Sometimes those of us (me I guess) who read your blog want to keep our anonymity for reasons other than the cowardice TexasFred suggests. Whether its because we want to distance our work from the blogosphere, or if we just want to minimize our web presence, or whatever. Just know that not all of those assanine comments are coming from one single "anonymous."

Mon Aug 31, 07:25:00 AM PDT  
Blogger shoprat said...

That image is great.

Anonymous comments vary from people who need to be secret for work etc, people who are afraid of you, and people who don't think they comment often enough to warrant an account.

Mon Aug 31, 09:23:00 AM PDT  

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