Shutting down the web


I saw most of the pilot episode of a new series last night on AMC.  The promo had this tagline:  “Not every conspiracy is a theory.”
That’s pretty good.  Right up there with, “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not all out to get you.”

Last night, Swampie asked if there were any back up plans in the event we were censored by the Gub’mint.  I hadn’t really thought much about it, even though I had read about the Feds shutting down some 73,000 WP blogs. Then, I find out later that were shut down by the FBI, who said they were being “used by al-Qaeda operatives to distribute recruiting materials and to offer bomb-making tips.” Dang.

Sounds like a good reason to shut down the bad guys to me. But, all 73,000? The words ‘heavy handed’ come to mind. Hopefully the bloggers not involved will get their digs back soon. But, I guess that’s why I wasn’t too concerned about this kind of scenario. Being hosted on wordpress.com gives a sense of security and safety from malicious attacks, and, it would be hard to imagine the Feds shutting down all the hundreds of thousands of WP.com blogs just because of some bad actors.

And then I read this story, and I changed my mind.

This is it, folks. This is the end of the internet as we know it (TEOTIAWKI).

Seriously.

Hard to believe there isn’t a conspiracy here someplace.

Hate to leave you on a sad note, so here’s a riddle that might put a smile on your face …

Where do you find a good lawyer? … In the nearest cemetery.
/rimshot

10 Responses

  1. When you poor, ain’t nobody gonna worry about suin’ your broke ass.

    /My defense.

    • Any kind of defense costs money. A couple of thousand bucks to get a lawyer to respond to the lawsuit. The troll stacks them deep and settles them cheap. In the meantime, the blog has to shut down.

  2. What are your feelings about Obama appearing on a lame show like “The View”? I figure that the venue suits him.

    • well, he skipped the 100th birthday of the Boy Scouts to go on the View.
      Wuss

      • Well, DUH! The Boy Scouts assist parents in raising good Americans, of course.

        Obama would avoid that in case some of that icky patriotism might actually touch him.

  3. The bloggers who weren’t backed up are the one’s who lost everything.
    It certainly is the sign of the times, as there was way too much freedom going on out there.

    Even paranoids have enemies.

    Such as FCC Diversity Officer Mark Lloyd.

    “It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies.

    “[T]he purpose of free speech is warped to protect global corporations and block rules that would promote democratic governance.”

    • Well, my blog isn’t backed up and I would certainly lose everything but it’s just a meandering ramble of whatever is going on at the time anyway.

  4. Nuke, have you any had any success with ads on your blog(s), or was it more trouble than it was worth?

    • I have to say that opening some of the Pajamas Media sites are *very* aggravating due to the time taken for the ads to load.

  5. An Order of Seven Global Cyber-Guardians Now Hold Keys to the Internet.
    From a comment:

    This administration was actually pushing for the control to shut down any private networks in case of some ill specified emergency. There was resistance, so it looks like they and other like minded people/governments around the globe decided to just do it anyway.

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