Bitcoin Forum
December 03, 2016, 04:41:36 AM *
News: To be able to use the next phase of the beta forum software, please ensure that your email address is correct/functional.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: « 1 [2]  All
  Print  
Author Topic: Will governements shut down the internet?  (Read 2603 times)
airdata
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 406


View Profile
May 30, 2011, 01:48:11 AM
 #21

"You can't stop the internet."
-Joe Rogan
1480740096
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1480740096

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1480740096
Reply with quote  #2

1480740096
Report to moderator
The money raised from these ads will be used to pay for improved forum software and other useful stuff.
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1480740096
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1480740096

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1480740096
Reply with quote  #2

1480740096
Report to moderator
MoonShadow
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1666



View Profile
May 30, 2011, 01:52:20 AM
 #22

http://freedomboxfoundation.org/

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

- Carroll Quigley, CFR member, mentor to Bill Clinton, from 'Tragedy And Hope'
error
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 574



View Profile
May 30, 2011, 02:07:00 AM
 #23

The last government that threw their Internet kill switch fell pretty quickly afterward. In the US it would be political suicide.

15UFyv6kfWgq83Pp3yhXPr8rknv9m6581W
Horkabork
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 140



View Profile
May 30, 2011, 02:14:38 AM
 #24

The last government that threw their Internet kill switch fell pretty quickly afterward. In the US it would be political suicide.

Not if it was framed as "protection from terrorists."

The politician who figures out how to shut down the internet, albeit temporarily, and claims somehow that it was to "protect against a terrorist cyber threat" would win any election by a landslide.

Even if he was a cyborg.

Especially if he was a cyborg.

In fact, forget the whole internet terrorism thing. I'd vote for a cyborg on his cyborgian characteristics alone.

Me: 15gbWvpLPfbLJZBsL2u5gkBdL3BUXDbTuF
A goat: http://i52.tinypic.com/34pj4v6.jpg
jib
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 84


View Profile
May 30, 2011, 02:16:26 AM
 #25

Governments (aside from the insane despotic ones, perhaps) won't literally "shut down" the internet, because communications infrastructure is a necessary part of a modern society. Our economy wouldn't function without it.

Regulating the internet more heavily is certainly a possibility, though. e.g setting up a Great Firewall and banning anyone from running a public web or email server without a license. (Justified by preventing phishing, preventing spam, protecting the children, monitoring terrorist communication, etc.)

In Australia the government has already shown their willingness to set up a blacklist of blocked sites (although that proposal doesn't look like being implemented any time soon).

Looking forward to quantum computing so we can have qubitcoins.
Indemnified
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 201


View Profile
May 30, 2011, 02:27:32 AM
 #26


I sent them a donation, but I had to use PayPal. They had no option to donate with btc! Here`s hoping they get with the program!
Pages: « 1 [2]  All
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!