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May 30, 2011, 01:48:11 AM
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"You can't stop the internet."
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May 30, 2011, 01:52:20 AM
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"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."

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May 30, 2011, 02:07:00 AM
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The last government that threw their Internet kill switch fell pretty quickly afterward. In the US it would be political suicide.

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May 30, 2011, 02:14:38 AM
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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.

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May 30, 2011, 02:16:26 AM
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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).
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May 30, 2011, 02:27:32 AM
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