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Obama To Get An Internet Kill Switch??

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This is SO not cool!

U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman is proposing a new bill, which will give the White House and President Obama "absolute power" to shut down the entire internet if there is "a cybersecurity emergency."

The bill, which is formally titled the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, or PCNAA will require that "broadband providers, search engines, or software firms immediately comply with any emergency measure or action put in place by the Department of Homeland Security, or else face fines."

Lieberman defends the bill, saying:

"For all of its 'user-friendly' allure, the Internet can also be a dangerous place with electronic pipelines that run directly into everything from our personal bank accounts to key infrastructure to government and industrial secrets. Our economic security, national security and public safety are now all at risk from new kinds of enemies–cyber-warriors, cyber-spies, cyber-terrorists and cyber-criminals."

He has a point, but this also sounds like just another Big Brother tactic to limit our free speech. If there is a cyber emergency, would shutting off the internet be the wisest choice??

Thoughts??

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  1. 1

    this can't be allowed to happen



  2. 2

    Wow - that's absolutely terrifying. Can't believe they would consider it.



  3. 3

    Maybe he can use it to shut down yoy pedophile ass



  4. 4

    After forcing BP to put up $20 billion for the Gulf of Mexico mess (which, BTW, ignores Haliburton's and TransOcean's roles in the mess, plus a plethora of other American companies….), you'd think you were living in fucking VENEZUELA, or some other bumfuck country !!!
    Venezuela likes to sucker in foreign multinational companies to do business … and then suckerpunch them in the chops and steal all their $ !!!
    So, no, it doesn't shock me one fucking bit.



  5. 5

    Lieberman's been in bed with Comcast for years. Beware.



  6. 6

    Barry Obama is the worst president ever. The founding fathers are spinning in their graves. Does Barry even like America? No, he's a pile of shit Muslim foreigner who doesn't care about anything except his cigarettes and golf. I'm convinced that he is a sociopath.



  7. 7

    *Sigh* Alex Jones said this would happen.
    It's the illuminati.



  8. 8

    You are a PEDOPHLE.
    They sould shut down your pansy ass.



  9. 9

    The threat is absolutely not profound enough for them to be proposing such a bill. This is indeed the onset of Big Brother.



  10. 10

    I'm not surprised at ALL! Everyone falls in love with the big shiny new president who says everything they want to hear until he turns into BIG BROTHER!!!!!!!

    HE IS SET OUT TO DESTROY THIS COUNTRY, PUTTING IT SO FAR INTO DEBT THAT WE ALL WILL END UP DEPENDENT ON IT!!!

    As an american living outside of the states(double nationality) I would advise all people that have the possibility of getting a 2nd passport just incase the shit hits the FAN in the states. Because it will.



  11. 11

    Lieberman is a dick on this subject. We critize other countries for the way they handle their business and even start a war on the pretense that is an attempt againgst our freedom and the freedom of other and we have, right at home, a motherfucker that attempts to do the same? This fucker is the one that needs his ass switch shut off together with his dingaling commander in chief or whatever you call that asshole at the white house.



  12. 12

    Ew



  13. 13

    Obama needs to leave office ASAP! He is a disgrace to the United States of America. So sad that he got elected by a sleeping America so now it's time to WAKE UP!!!! God Bless America Always.



  14. 14

    No fucking way! The government has no right to do that and that is just a hot skip and a jump away from totalitarianism and fascism and that scares the FUCK out of me. There HAS to be an open flow of communication. He doesn't have the RIGTH to do that!!!! Look what happened in Iran when they shut down their internet or how North Korea prevents their people from access to information. SCARY SHIT.



  15. 15

    Shocking, obama trying to limit US citizens more



  16. 16

    You voted for the Community Organizer…how long did it take him to address the gulf oil spill..5 freakin weeks?! And who doesn't talk to the company who is responsible for the spill? WAKE UP PEOPLE, HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE IS DOING, GET A FREAKIN' GRIP!!!



  17. 17

    this person, who ever he is in the white house is not the person who got elected over 18 months ago. Our country has changed so much in the last year, not that perez would notice it. BUT in general, people have gotten angry. We can not say what is on our mind without being called a racist. People who used to get by are now facing bankrupsty, debt and worse. I got by 2 years ago, Was able to go on vacations, not great ones, but away for a weekend or two. NOW, I am still considered middle class, but EVERYTHING IS GOING TO THE LOWERCLASS WHO ARE DOING BETTER THEN ME. My senators do not listen to the majority of the state. the president does not listen to the majority of the country. We are just a bunch of stupid idiots who are going to be like the country greece in a year or two.



  18. 18

    DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN!!! Joe Lieberman is EVIL.



  19. 19

    Fucking crazy. This is exactly what Obama and Democrats want–to regulate the internet so they can control every aspect of our lives–thank God we have the internet now. And if there really was an "emergency," where would we be w/o the internet? At the complete and total mercy of the government. We would have nowhere else to go to get info–we'd be cut off from the entire world. Does that not scare the shit out of you??



  20. 20

    seems like obama is trying to be a dictator, not a president..



  21. 21

    want more details about this. If it's a cyber emergency, how long would the internet be shut down?! i don't think it would be neccessary to shut some websites down, like fan websites, educational, ebay, etc. Imagine you are in the middle of a writting a report, and you can't get internet access to find information. Some people type their reports on google now. Also people receive very crucial emails that need to be read immediately!



  22. 22

    I wonder if anyone part of the government has ever read the book Fahenheit 451 because that is what they are doing instead of it being books being burnt it is the internet.



  23. 23

    NOOOOO> STUPID LIEBERMAN!!! NOOOO



  24. 24

    Now, if most of the democrats like this bill, it will get voted in. They did it with healthcare and most of the other aid bills. If anything is voted down, it is just put up for another vote the next day, with a slightly different change. and pelosi and obama go and twist someones arm. or bribes them. I am really surprised that no one has become vigilant on anyone in congress yet. so many people have lost homes and jobs and families have broken up, lives totally destroyed. I can't believe no one has flipped out and gone crazy and done something crazy. don't wish it on anyone, but really surprised that no one has gone postal on washington. or are people just blaming local people for their problems? just really surprised especially with all the hate on some of these political blogs out there. But, if someone 'switched' off the internet, THAT MIGHT BE THE FINAL BLOW. People do make they incomes off the internet. for others, THE INTERNET IS THEIR LIFE. I don't think congress, well, THINKS and knows what they would be doing if they did something like this. AND WHERE WOULD PEREZ GET HIS BIEBER PICS FROM?



  25. 25

    hey! you voted for him!



  26. 26

    I can't believe this is happening .. we don't live in a free world anymore!



  27. 27

    welcome to china



  28. 28

    YOUR DUMBASS LIBERAL VOTE GETS HANDED BACK TO YOU!! HOPE?! NOPE!!



  29. 29

    You all didn't mind having your emails read when Bush was President, but now Obama is a facist because he want's to ability to protect the nation's banks from hackers? You people are s.t.u.p.i.d and you underestimate hackers



  30. 30

    Lieberman has go to go. I don't care how. Tell him the Palestinians have taken over Google and they going to blow up every laptop in Tal Aviv. Then they're going to give the poor a public option. Then they're going to let the Illegals stay. Then they're going to make his grandchildren mate with goy.



  31. 31

    Re: Prince Von A HoleRe: Pedophiles Suck – Perez is inappropriate but not a pedophile! If you really hate him, then stop posting on his gossip site. You are essentially giving him $$$. The more posts he has, the more $$$ he can ask from advertisers. Be smart, hate him = stay off the site!



  32. 32

    holyyyyyy bananas! the world is hell . they better not pass that , already i know they will……holy crap.



  33. 33

    You don't think that they already have a "kill switch"? Do you really think that the internet is open and free? Governments already regulate what you see on the internet, don't be a fool thinking that they don't.



  34. 34

    well now, that is just terrifying and absurd. i really hope they don't go through with this. i think if there was an emergency and they shut the internet off, there would be mass panic and nobody would know what to do. some people don't even have television because their computer is their source of information and shutting that off could be disastrous.



  35. 35

    Well, he keeps making me feel like I definitely made the right decision by not voting for him. The government has enough control over out lives. This is horrible news.



  36. 36

    BRING BACK BUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!



  37. 37

    No. There's got to be another way to protect Americans from fishing scams. Educating them would be a good place to start.



  38. 38

    Does no one realize that if they killed the internet Monday night by Wednesday morning our ENTIRE economy would be plummeted into chaos? It would literally destroy our country… Fuck it I'm moving



  39. 39

    Re: Curious Yellow – I liked the part about Palestinians doing something via the internet to blow up Tel Aviv, but I think you might've been too hasty whilst typeing away on your keyboard and meant to say 'Greater' Tel-Aviv, which would encompass all of Israel proper. If that's the case, well, then, WHOOO HOOO !!!



  40. 40

    Re: justtfax – I agree with nearly everything you wrote except the part about us turning into Greece. There will be a revolution and riots in every major city and the politicians will have to do what Americans wants. The riots might start this summer due to the feds doing jack shit about illegal immigrants or due to the fed's shitty response to the oil gusher or it might be about this Big Brother bill or it might be due to chronic unemployment and (again) the fed's shitty response to fix it. Things are coming to a head and too many people are fed up with Barry and his anti-American administration.



  41. 41

    it's all a part of the new word order!



  42. 42

    Re: kenzie6t4 – Re post #29 They were only reading psycho Muslims' emails. This bill is the kind of shit they pull in China, Iran and North Korea. Can't you see how much Barry hates America?



  43. 43

    Re: ShoeWhore – We (Venezuela) don't steal anything from multinational companies.. Stop being such a douche and stop defending the richs because you are clearly not one of them.. Obama is another douche but at least he's doing some good.. You're the type of person that if some private company creates an ecological disaster like the oil spill then the government of the country with the spill needs to clean that up because in your head it makes more sense..



  44. 44

    Wow. This is something a CONGRESSMAN is proposing but yet you guys are insulting the President like this was his idea.



  45. 45

    WTF?? Yo Obama really has to stop. What next? Secret police?



  46. 46

    Yeesh. That really SUCKS…D:



  47. 47

    Re: A Noun – He has?? =O



  48. 48

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver

    let's not forget about the 1° lady, i can't even look directly into that woman's eyes, she is evil!!!



  49. 49

    PEREZZO UR TOTALLY RIGHT… i dont believe this shit for a sec its another part of the BIG BROTHER PLAN.. 1984 here we come. the internet is like the only outlet left out there for people to connect with each other, for us to exercise FREE SPEECH, cuz we(normal citizens of America) sure as hell can't do it on the newspapers or on tv… could this possibly be because of the NWO theory?? government secrets… hmmm lets put the pieces of the puzzle together folks WAKE UP AMERICA!!!



  50. 50

    Land of the Free???? BULLSHIT!



  51. 51

    and to people saying he wants to protect ank accounts and shit… well go back to the old fashion way and delete the banking account sites! this isnt an excuse to shut down the whole internet… one of my only freedoms left!!! I AM NOT A ROBOT OBAMA!!



  52. 52

    Re: evancalo – Then why are your fucking shitty country's bonds almost 'JUNK' status ?!? You think you can continue to 'nationalize' everything in sight and not expect the rest of the world to write you off ?!? Do you actually 'like' Chevez ?!? Would you suck off Sean Penn and say he tasted good because he does good pics with Hugo ?!?



  53. 53

    This joker just wants absolute power. He is high on power specially sense no one listens to him anymore.



  54. 54

    It could be worse maybe he really wants the switch to the A bomb and instead to keep him happy they gave him this instead.



  55. 55

    If china ever tries to cyber attack as, we would be raped in an instant. A kill switch would offer an immense shield of protection.



  56. 56

    Re: evancalo – Chavista de mierda. Andate a la mierda por un rato bien largo!!! Por lo menos estas en tu puto pais disfrutando la mierrrda con ese huevon!!! Coño de tu madre!!!



  57. 57

    are you people mentally deficient? it says 'joe lieberman proposes' not 'obama proposes'. just so you know, joe lieberman is that guy who has been at odds with most of the things the democrats have tried to pass. he is a democrat in name only. so please don't be so moronic- those lamenting the liberal takeover should realize this is one of those guys you've been praising to oppose EVERYTHING the democrats try to do.



  58. 58

    Oh, so it takes the threat of your internet to be taken away to know that this guy is a COMMUNIST! My God, how many more freedoms taken away will it take for people to "get it". You get the government you vote for.



  59. 59

    I really hope American Citizens mobilize on this proposed bill and denounce it in any shape of form. One of the basic freedoms our forefathers considered when drafting the constitution is the right to free speech. This is disgusting.



  60. 60

    im sick of everyone blaming this on ppl voting for obama. we need to open up our eyes it doesnt matter who we vote for the govt will choose whatever prez that they want to run the nation and keep infiltrating the Big Brother plan, political parties are a joke to the ppl running the govt just another way to keep us at odds. lets stick together Americans and stop getting stepped on cuz even if obama isnt reelected i bet the next president elected whoever it may be will keep doing the same shit till we are COMPLETE slaves….



  61. 61

    Re: fer cyccone – You are correct. Michelle Obama is an evil bitch. When she said that she hadn't been proud of America in her adult life, well, I wanted to take a liquid shit on her ugly face. Michelle has to have sex with a knob job like Barry so the punishment fits the crime. The Obama's can't even hide their disdain for Americans. Anyone who thinks Barry Obama is a good man and decent president is a fucking idiot. I've seen high school student government presidents who are more competent than this racist asshole.



  62. 62

    Lieberman was a FAKE DEMOCRAT who cant take a loss when his constituents in Connecticut finally wise up to his dumb ass



  63. 63

    IF THEY WOULD JUST DO THIEr JOBS CORRECLTY IN THE FIRST PLACE THEN THEY WOULDN'T hVE 2 DO THINGs THIS WAY



  64. 64

    And seriously People The US SENATOR from Connecticut who happens to be a CONSERVATIVE is proposing this bill NOT THE PRESIDENT…. Actually in all accuracy Lieberman was a Democrat for years. IT WASN'T OBAMA!!!! I wouldnt be surprised that there already is a internet kill switch in there created by Bush in secret!



  65. 65

    IF THIS WAS BUSH, YOU'D ALREADY HAVE SEEN IMPEACHMENT CRIES A WEEK AGO, BUT HEY…ITS OBAMA, AND HE DOESN'T NEED TO BE HELD TO A DOUBLE STANDARD!!



  66. 66

    NOT GOOD!!!!



  67. 67

    It would be one thing if they truly had their best intentions for us but they don't. AT ALL.



  68. 68

    well you might as well shut the internet down all the time!



  69. 69

    Re: seespeakhear – I agree



  70. 70

    wtf????????????// are they FUCKING KIDDING?????????? Controlling the internet??? WTF???? NO WAY IN FUCKING HELL!!!!!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY????? this is just more proof that obama is the worst prez EVER



  71. 71

    @ rawr Imma robot…sorry it wont let me reply perez's glitchy site sucks but u are sooooooo right.



  72. 72

    a government that fears its people creates liberty.

    when the people fear their government it is called tyranny.



  73. 73

    This is BULLSHIT! Losing more and more freedom everyday……



  74. 74

    Re: JRodFilms – Ignorant Dumb Fuck why would you want to bring back an idiot like him. Get real.



  75. 75

    Let's see, he took over GMC, he took over the banks, he took over health care, and now the internet? If there's a disaster, forget get about getting through to you family. This stupid, idiotic, inexperienced, piece of shit won't be happy until he out does Hugo Chavez. I can sleep at night because I didn't vote for this low-life dickwad and did everything I could to stop him. There's no doubt he'll be a one term president, (God I hate to call him that) I just wonder if we can repair all the damage this brainless dictator has caused.

  76. (: says – reply to this


    76

    I thought we were still in a recession & oil is still pouring into the Gulf. what does turning off the internet have to do with fixing those 2 problems? The answer to those problems are probably on the internet!



  77. 77

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – are you dumb? seriously.



  78. 78

    ok everyone hating on obama needs to calm the fuck down it was PROPOSED. not signed into law. i doubt obama will sign this dumb thing.



  79. 79

    Oh, and by the way, PorkyPervy, I read this last week on the Drudge Report. You should be grateful there are so many people that hate you and get up-to-date stuff on other sites or you'd have about 20 hits a day. The good news for you douchbag, is that when your in prison and get your mail about a week after it was sent, you'll still think you're on top of things!



  80. 80

    Its funny how people think this will help us, tho not thinking about the hackers who would just hack the kill switch. Thus turning that (brillant) advantage againt's us. This is just sad how america is getting to be, anyone who thinks obama or our congress is doing a great job just might as well go jump off a cliff together. Welcome to the NWO girls and boys, we need to step up againt's this neo nazi gov !!

  81. MP says – reply to this


    81

    So everyone would rather see cyber terrorists possibly controlling our electric grids and nuclear power plants?? Do you know how many times our government computers have been hacked already by foreign countries? Tons. It's scary. One day someone will hack in with the intent to bring our country down and cause mass chaos. I'm not a fan of Obama, but I have no problem with his stance on this issue. Also, I like Lieberman. He's a pretty middle of the road Democrat, something I'd like to see more of.



  82. 82

    thank god im Canadian! but this is very terrifying anyway..



  83. 83

    Re: JRodFilms – is that a serious remark what is wrong with you peope you're all dumb.



  84. 84

    scary



  85. 85

    life/society..everything we all have been taught to think is not what it seems.. start doing some research for the truth. everything has been in front of our eyes. we've been under a spell. wake up and look at everything for what it is. check it out.. Illuminati and john todd you'll think i'm crazy

  86. cdv says – reply to this


    86

    Im not a fan but the guy already has control of the button that could nuke the world- so what if he could destroy the internet in one swoop. Oh boy, people will have to try real sex instead of cyber sex for once.

  87. rayna says – reply to this


    87

    That's just the beginning for the beast obama, if he could he'd be supreme dictator. He want to destroy America's economy and rebuilt it within an international government - led by him.



  88. 88

    And since this is a current post, here's a little poll I found:
    Would jail be an appropriate punishment for Perez's posting of the photo?
    Yes 73%
    No 27%
    Total Votes: 53,809

    Roman Polanski called, he's got a room for rent. Buh, Bye!

  89. rayna says – reply to this


    89

    Re: evancalo – Are you insane or just incredibly stupid? Obama is doing good? Can you give one INTELLEGENT example? what is it going to take to get you imbeciles to pay attention? Incredible!

  90. rayna says – reply to this


    90

    Re: Bored As Hell – You seriously don't think it was? Idiot!!



  91. 91

    [re=5134568]Re: Eldridge Cleaver[/re another ignorant american idiot posting nonsense on a celebrity blog. get a life or go back to school.

  92. rayna says – reply to this


    92

    Re: seespeakhear – Hey morn - liebermann is NOT conservative. would a conservative do this? Get a clue.



  93. 93

    Re: youfools – Re post #78 Obama said he would do something about Gitmo, Wall St. reform, immigration reform, the oil gusher, don't ask dont tell, unemployment, ending the two wars in the Middle East, making the healthcare debate transparent and televised on C-Span, eliminating rendition, waterboarding and military tribunals. If you believe anything Obama says then you're a fucking idiot. For the 1000th time, Obama doesn't give a flying fuck about America and doesn't care about this fucked up bill. You do realize that Obama doesn't shit gold and his farts don't smell like apple pie, right?



  94. 94

    Re: justtfax – To "JustFax": I hate to hear "middle class" people cry about how bad they have it. It could be worse. I, ironically, fail to be middle class and therefore do not own a home or have a recently manufactured vehicle. I also fail to be lower class and am not eligible for public assistance (nor do I care to be) to pay my utilities, get handouts and generally just have things covered by the pockets of taxpayers. I work 2 jobs to make it through as a single dad who, mind you, doesn't receive child support. Unfortunately, I know a LOT of middle class home owners who clear $100K with 2 incomes who falsify documentation and receive a lot of "benefits" and therefore have so much fuel assistance that it winds up paying the electric bill for an entire year. Or have so much welfare, food stamps and child support — while in a 2 income household — that they can somehow drive a brand new vehicle that some of our taxes will indirectly pay for. While — yep — living in a house. Be mad about THAT.



  95. 95

    I do not agree that the internet should be shut down under any circumstances. It's the only free thing we still have!



  96. 96

    I'm just glad SOME of you have woken up!



  97. 97

    Yeah, this is never going to happen in a million years in America. Maybe in some place like China it would be allowed, but there would be SUCH an uproar if this was even remotely going to happen, which it isn't.



  98. 98

    What's scary is that some of you can't read and lack comprehension. The article clearly states that JOE LIEBERMAN is proposing the bill and not Obama. The bill is being proposed for the President, which means that whomever is President will have this power. Also, Lieberman is not a Democrat or a liberal. He is an independent, and he supported and campaigned for McCain. So please stop overreacting, and get the facts straight.



  99. 99

    Re: TheBraveOutside – Re post #94 Not that justfax needs any help defending himself but I must chime in on your stupid post. You made a child. You are a man so you weren't raped and you had a kid. You sound like you weren't responsible for literally making the child you have to feed and clothe. Also, why the fuck would a single dad get child support? Is your baby's momma Oprah? I'm mad with anyone who breaks the law especially the 25-30 million illegal immigrants who steal all kinds of shit and have nearly obliterated the middle class. Remember when white and black American citizens owned the construction business in the US? Now, the filthy illegal immigrants have these good paying blue-collar jobs. I hate illegals and Barry Obama. Oops, didn't mean to be redundant there. Meant to say I hate all illegals.



  100. 100

    This smacks of Communism. Very scary… We can't let this happen. It's amazing how many freedoms we've lost this year. I am disgusted and worried.

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