Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Obama issues Executive Order that gives him control of the internet! Its coming People...

OBAMA issues Executive Order that gives him control of the internet

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    Without even the faintest toot of a fanfare, President Barack Obama has issued an Executive Order that outlines an extreme level of communications preparedness in case of crisis or emergency, including the ability to take over any communication network, including the internet.
    The Order, “Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions,” takes many of the US government’s existing emergency communications preparations, and codifies the exact responsibilities of the various US secretaries/departments and intelligence agencies. For the most part, the Order is very sensible; basically, no matter what — come hurricanes, earthquakes, or nuclear war — the US government “must have the ability to communicate at all times and under all circumstances to carry out its most critical and time sensitive missions.”
    To this end, the Order instructs the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (DOSTP) to issue an annual report detailing any changes that should be made to the national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) communications programs, capabilities, and policies. The DOSTP must also ensure that he has up-to-date information about the readiness of NS/EP systems, and advise the President on other matters, such as radio spectrum prioritization. The Order also outlines responsibilities for the Secretary of Defense, and other officials.
    When we get to Section 5.2, however, there’s this interesting tidbit: “The Secretary of Homeland Security shall: … satisfy priority communications requirements through the use of commercial, Government, and privately owned communications resources, when appropriate.” In short, while it’s stressed that the government must have its own secure networks in place, the Executive Office reserves the right to do whatever it likes with commercial and private networks, in times of emergency or crisis. I’m not an expert on US law, or Executive Orders, so I will go easy on the possible interpretations or implications of Section 5.2 — but I would guess that this will mostly come down to how easily the President and his Executive Office can declare a state of emergency or crisis. If there’s a possible terrorist threat, is that grounds for locking down the US cellular carriers? If Iran attacks the US with a Stuxnet-like virus, is that grounds for the disabling of core internet routers?
    Obama, with his kill switch (credit: unknown)It’s also worth noting that the US President has, since the Communications Act of 1934, the power to “suspend or amend… the rules and regulations applicable to any or all stations or devices capable of emitting electromagnetic radiations within the jurisdiction of the United States” — i.e. Obama already has an internet kill switch (as did Bush and every other president since Hoover). The last few years have seen some proposed bills that would give the US government more control over the internet, ostensibly in the name of improved cybersecurity, but so far none of these bills have passed into law.
    While Congress’s attempt to introduce improved cybersecurity measures has generally been received by the press as an attempt to curtail our internet liberties, the fact remains that cybersecurity will become an actual threat to our glorious country at some point. Cyberwarfare is undeniably in our midst; when so much can be achieved without political posturing or scrambling jets, countries would be crazy to not launch cyber attacks. It will be interesting to see how the President and Congress eventually deal with these threats, without stepping on the ACLU’s toes. As always, it will probably take a massive disaster or attack to pass a bill.
    Another interesting point, I think, is the implementation. In the case of Section 5.2, the President assumes that the Secretary of Homeland Security can basically just… take over a private or commercial network. How does she do this? Can she demand that Verizon installs a core router in the White House bunker? Can she jump in a limo, head over to Verizon HQ, and announce to everyone that she’s now in charge?
    In the case of a kill switch, it would require some 8,000 US ISPs (yes, there are that many) to comply with the President, or to attach their core infrastructure to a remotely-accessible power switch. The other option, of course, would be for the ISPs to install a physical switch at the White House, where, in case of emergency or crisis, the President could shut down the internet by gleefully mashing dozens of buttons at a time with his big hands. Thinking about it, he would probably get a special mallet made for the occasion.

Survey: 83% of Doctors Considered Quitting Over Obamacare


Survey: 83% of Doctors Considered Quitting Over Obamacare
Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving the profession over President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law – and 63 percent have called for repealing all or part of it, according to a survey by the Doctor Patient Medical Association.

The results from the non-partisan association of doctors and patients, founded last fall and headquartered in Alexandria, Va., is based on a national survey of 699 physicians, the Daily Caller reports.

The Affordable Care Act was upheld last month by the U.S. Supreme Court.
By 2020, the U.S. is expected to face a shortage of at least 90,000 doctors. Because the new healthcare law expands insurance coverage, it will increase physician demand.

“Hands down, doctors blame government involvement for the current problems in medicine, and are not shy to say they want it out,” the association says in a report on the survey findings.

“The reasons cited range from the deluge of regulatory compliance that siphons time away from patient care, to de facto rationing achieved through complex payment schemes, to cushy relationships that favor corporations and special interests in medicine.”

The DPMA found that many doctors just don't believe the legislation will give more Americans quality care, co-founder of the DPMA Kathryn Serkes said.

“Doctors clearly understand what Washington does not — that a piece of paper that says you are ‘covered’ by insurance or ‘enrolled’ in Medicare or Medicaid does not translate to actual medical care when doctors can’t afford to see patients at the lowball payments, and patients have to jump through government and insurance company bureaucratic hoops,” she said

As for Obamacare specifically, the association said: “Doctors say that a key government provision in the Affordable Care Act, the huge expansion of Medicaid enrollees, is likely to backfire, as 49 percent say they will stop accepting Medicaid payments.”

Read more on Newsmax.com: Survey: 83% of Doctors Considered Quitting Over Obamacare

Brad Pitt's mom in fear after slamming Obama ..IF THE LEFT DOES IT... WHY ARE WE SO WEAK ?? WE MUST DO THE SAME WHEN THEY SPEAK OUT AGAINST OUR VALUES! ... Brad Pitt’s mom in fear after slamming Obama!!


Brad Pitt's mom in fear after slamming Obama

Welcome to the Death Camp of Tolerance.
Jane Pitt is the mother of actor Brad Pitt. On Tuesday, the Springfield News-Leader published her letter in support of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Via Life News:
Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama — a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.
Gasp! A pro-life Christian who doesn’t support gay marriage? Time for the Left’s self-proclaimed arbiters of tolerance to teach her a lesson with their hateful, misogynist slurs and death wishes.