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    What country are we living in?
    Bill would give president emergency control of Internet:

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10320096-38.html
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    Rockefeller doesnt like the internet

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    If the goal was to protect vital infrastructure, as they say, then they would work towards protecting that and not MY network. But, I don't believe it. It's yet another power grap, more government run programs and control from the White House. I don't care who is in the White House, I don't want them to have total control over anything, much less my computer. It all adds up to little or no privacy, since the Feds could access any computer and get any information it wants, and more taxes on us. Watch for a new Internet access tax to pay for "protecting" us, if this bill passes.
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    I almost forgot .. Here is Prob the a good Reason "Rockefeller" doesnt like the internet ..

    Just do a search on utube for "rockefeller" and see what you get for first page results ....

    http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...rch_type=&aq=f
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    The issue of what powers a president has in times of genuine emergency has never really been resolved (nor has the issue of what would constitute a genuine emergency). Both issues arose frequently during the Bush administration (and we are still discovering some of these activities now).

    I'm more troubled by this language in the article:
    "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."

    This it is definitely an alarming concept. It certainly might make sense for certain private companies involved in "infrastructure" which provide essential services to government agencies. (I don't think any law would be required for this -- just some procurement rules.)

    I'd certainly worry that such a system might attempt to create government "back doors" into private security systems, or might adopt security protocols that are less than optimal for small business. Of course, I'd be especially worried if these "government licensed security professionals" were expected to obey government orders without question (for example, allowing wire-tapping and interception of other private communications without a warrant, which the Bush administration was so fond of doing).

    The terms "certification" and "license" have very different meanings, but appear to be used interchangeably in the article. I'd be especially concerned about the risk that a cloak of secrecy might be used to conceal improper practices (such as discrimination based on ancestry or sexual orientation, or improper punishment of "whistle-blowers").

    I'd be worried about the potential for this to become a government "boondoggle" in which some Halliburton-type corporation is allowed to place a "strangle-hold" on (all or part of) the computer-security industry and extract massive profits from a government-created monopoly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markwelch
    The issue of what powers a president has in times of genuine emergency has never really been resolved (nor has the issue of what would constitute a genuine emergency). Both issues arose frequently during the Bush administration (and we are still discovering some of these activities now).

    I'm more troubled by this language in the article:
    "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."

    This it is definitely an alarming concept. It certainly might make sense for certain private companies involved in "infrastructure" which provide essential services to government agencies. (I don't think any law would be required for this -- just some procurement rules.)

    I'd certainly worry that such a system might attempt to create government "back doors" into private security systems, or might adopt security protocols that are less than optimal for small business. Of course, I'd be especially worried if these "government licensed security professionals" were expected to obey government orders without question (for example, allowing wire-tapping and interception of other private communications without a warrant, which the Bush administration was so fond of doing).

    The terms "certification" and "license" have very different meanings, but appear to be used interchangeably in the article. I'd be especially concerned about the risk that a cloak of secrecy might be used to conceal improper practices (such as discrimination based on ancestry or sexual orientation, or improper punishment of "whistle-blowers").

    I'd be worried about the potential for this to become a government "boondoggle" in which some Halliburton-type corporation is allowed to place a "strangle-hold" on (all or part of) the computer-security industry and extract massive profits from a government-created monopoly.
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    WOW .. so I just found this interesting video on Utube ..

    and it made me this of this Thread ..

    SERIOUSLY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywgUCdefSW8

    Is this Video for real? Someone tell me its fake ..

    Omg

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    They all suck. It doesn't matter what party they are in.

    Everyone of them need to voted out of office.

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    I agree with BurgerBoy

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    Unbelievable ...... arrgghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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