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Politech: Obama Isn’t Going to Eat Your Internet Lunch

Posted in obama, Tech with tags , , , on September 2, 2009 by jwilhelmy

Last Friday, Declan McCullagh whipped the internet up in a frenzy about a proposed bill that would allow the President to disconnect private sector computer from the internet. Reporting for CNET news, McCullagh asserts that S. 773 will give the White House the ability to declare a national security emergency relating to cyber security.

In which, the President would then be able to basically flip a switch to shut down the internet. This is, indeed, a very scary proposition. Scary enough to prompt Faux News to say this bill would be used by the administration to choke off industry and civil liberties.

We know that those dems are up to something bad when the Drudge Report fires up the warning siren. You may remember McCullagh from around ten years ago when he spread the false rumor that Al Gore claimed to be the inventor of the internet.

So where is this magical switch that would somehow shut down the internet? There isn’t one. A majority of the internet backbone is owned and operated by just a few large telco’s and we already know how willing they are to bend over backwards for the White House.

Considering that they’ll hand over your call records without a warrant, do you think that they’ll think twice about turning off your Facebook for a while? That’s right, the Government already has this power and what this bill is talking about doing is setting up a procedure that can be followed in a situation where our national security has been compromised via the internet. That’s a good thing, it’s called preparedness.

We only need to look back to CNET to tell us why we’re so vulnerable to attacks from the internet. Back in April, they reported about how much more at risk our nation has become since a large portion of our electrical grid is now managed online.

The truth is that shutting down electric service (or water, gas, etc) is a much more enticing proposition for the nasties of the world since you can touch most everyone in our country by interrupting those services.

And not only could they interrupt those services, but imagine if they were bent on releasing the flood gates on the damn upstream of your children’s school.

Or perhaps someone wants to log onto the controls of the nuclear power plant and overload the reactor and cause a meltdown, putting a procedure in place to halt these attacks doesn’t seem like such a bad idea anymore. But, if we want to talk about taking power away from the President, let’s talk about his ability to wipe out humanity with the nuclear weapons he controls.

Want Evidence “Birthers” – Here It Is

Posted in obama with tags , , , on July 26, 2009 by crysdawn

Lou Dobbs is an idiot. The citizens of Delaware are idiots, at least a few good dozen of them. And, shocker, Rush Limbaugh is an idiot. The conspiracy surrounding the birth place of President Obama is the most ludicrous weapon in the arsenal of the ignorant, the detached, the “I’ll do anything to get that socialist demon out of office.”

Why are we even still talking about this? How much more evidence is needed to prove that President Obama is a legal citizen of the United States than the fact that the Supreme Court allowed him to become president? Are they in on the conspiracy too? Need I remind you that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is a conservative who was appointed by George W. Bush. What could possibly motivate him to lie?

If the Supreme Court’s clearance isn’t enough here’s the proof that the “birther” morons keep crying for. BTW birther’s it’s easy to find if you actually look for it. A copy of Obama’s birth certificate can be found on his website and all over the Internet.

If this really is a mass conspiracy, it reaches many branches of government – from the state of Hawaii to the Supreme Court. It would involve people of different ideologies, with different political goals, different political ties and people who did not support Barack Obama for president. Yet birthers really think they lied about his origin of birth?

I am as sure of his citizenship as I am that “birthers” are complete morons, or worse delusional, non-partiotic naysayers who just love the Bush era of America so much they’re willing to sacrifice the country to get that type of leadership back. These are the same people that don’t understand how the common man (the birthers themselves) were screwed by their beloved Bush.

Here’s a hint for you all – Obama has already done more in 6 months to protect the people of America than Bush did in 8 years. For that fact alone his birth place shouldn’t matter bit. Not to mention OBAMA’S MOTHER IS A U.S. CITIZEN!

Want more proof he’s a U.S. citizen birthers? His birth was also noted in 2 Honolulu newspapers.

You really need no more proof than this video from CNN’s Rick Sanchez.

I know how it feels to have a president you don’t like. I spent eight years wishing George W. would screw up enough that we could impeach his ass and get him out of office. But, at least we used valid reasons to attack the man. Instead of playing up this ludicrous theory, you should be focusing on things like his healthcare policies, or his bailout efforts.

Good luck finding fault in Obama’s policy making compared to his predecessor.