Fox News Marginalized – Internet Blocked

In Civil Liberties, FEMA, Fox News, Internet Blocking, National Emergency, Net Neutrality, Politics, Ron Paul, Swine Flu on October 27, 2009 at 7:16 pm
“An expectation of unlimited Internet access during a pandemic is not realistic,” Jerald Levine Department of Homeland Security.
Now I’m not a big fan of Fox News.  I think they are a propaganda machine through and through (much like the rest of the media).  They just happen to be the opposition message, and the best at what they do.  The only last bastion of free-speech media is the Internet.  And now both are under assault.
The final move any dictatorship makes to secure their position is to marginalize or eliminate the opposing media.  Our corrupt system is being exposed to large numbers everyday and the puppet masters in the system are becoming hip to this awareness.  They may be going after the final step of silencing the opposition much quicker than they wanted to.
The Fox News fight may be a Red Herring that benefits both sides, but a clearly coordinated effort has been made to marginalize them as a “real” news channel.  Now under the flag of bogus National Emergency, Homeland Security is contemplating shutting down the internet or blocking some websites to prevent clogging.  Apparently there are more people home from school and work surfing the net.
Wake up sheep!  Read internet article below from Reuters.
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Securities exchanges have a sound network back-up if a severe pandemic keeps people home and clogging the Internet, but the Homeland Security Department has done little planning, Congressional investigators said on Monday.
The department does not even have a plan to start work on the issue, the General Accountability Office said.
But the Homeland Security Department accused the GAO of having unrealistic expectations of how the Internet could be managed if millions began to telework from home at the same time as bored or sick schoolchildren were playing online, sucking up valuable bandwidth.
Experts have for years pointed to the potential problem of Internet access during a severe pandemic, which would be a unique kind of emergency. It would be global, affecting many areas at once, and would last for weeks or months, unlike a disaster such as a hurricane or earthquake.
H1N1 swine flu has been declared a pandemic but is considered a moderate one. Health experts say a worse one — or a worsening of this one — could result in 40 percent absentee rates at work and school at any given time and closed offices, transportation links and other gathering places.
Many companies and government offices hope to keep operations going as much as possible with teleworking using the Internet. Among the many problems posed by this idea, however, is the issue of bandwidth — especially the “last mile” between a user’s home and central cable systems.
“Such network congestion could prevent staff from broker-dealers and other securities market participants from teleworking during a pandemic,” reads the GAO report, available here
“The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for ensuring that critical telecommunications infrastructure is protected.”
Private Internet providers might need government authorization to block popular websites, it said, or to reduce residential transmission speeds to make way for commerce….Read entire article here

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