Uncle CyberSam Prepares To Defend Your Internet For You

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There was a time when the NSA would not know the content of this sentence minutes (or depending on the speed of typing, hours) ahead of our general readership. Those days are now gone, primarily thanks to the Patriot Act, which however merely accelerated the inevitable Orwellian destination to which American society was otherwise headed and which made constant "supervision" and "vigilance" of every US citizen a necessity (for some eyewatering details read We Are This Far From A Turnkey Totalitarian State" - Big Brother Goes Live September 2013). There was, however, one aspect of society over which the US government did not have Chinese-type "firewall" supreme authority: the Internet. Now, as a result of an Executive Order being quietly drafted, the president of this once great country, together with the Department of Homeland Security formed in response to the events of September 11, is about to grasp supreme control over this last bastion of New Normal expression and content dissemination, naturally under the guise of protecting the people. Because as Bloomberg reports, President Obama’s administration is drafting an executive order that would create a program protecting vital computer networks from cyber attacks.

The premise: the US government needs to defend the feeble and defenseless private sector from all enemies, foreign and domestic, because, it would appear, the private sector is incapable of defending itself. And Uncle Sam is more than happy to supervise and take charge of said "defense." “An executive order is one of a number of measures we’re considering as we look to implement the president’s direction to do absolutely everything we can to better protect our nation against today’s cyberthreats,” White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in an e-mailed statement today. “We are not going to comment on ongoing internal deliberations.” Also, did we mention that the US president's decision for the greater private good would be unilaterally imposed, without the benefit of a democratic vote: after all executive orders, of the type Obama has issued 134 so far, do just that: circumvent the popular vote. We did? Good.

From Bloomberg:

The draft, which remains under review and could change, seeks to implement a key provision in a cybersecurity bill that failed to advance in the Senate last month, the officials said. The administration is contemplating using an executive order because it isn’t clear Congress would pass a cybersecurity bill.

 

The draft calls for the Department of Homeland Security to create a council that would work with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to establish the cybersecurity standards, the officials said.

 

While the program contemplated in the draft order would be voluntary, the Homeland Security Department would require companies participating in it to submit reports describing how they are protecting their networks, the official said.

 

The lack of incentives and the requirement for reports could undermine the willingness of companies to participate in the program, the official added.

 

John Brennan, Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, said on Aug. 8 the administration would consider taking executive action to protect computer networks.

 

“If the Congress is not going to act on something like this, then the president wants to make sure that we’re doing everything possible,” Brennan said.

The pretext: Weapons of Mass Cyberdestruction. And only Obama, in conjunction with the US government, but absent a democratic vote, can prevent an all out onslaught:

Senate Republicans and business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce blocked the cybersecurity bill. They said the voluntary standards would be a back door to government regulation of companies. The bill was sponsored by Senators Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut independent, and Susan Collins, a Maine Republican.

 

Brennan said opponents misrepresented the bill, which he said called for minimum performance standards.

 

“Believe me, the critical infrastructure of this country is under threat,” Brennan said, adding that foreign states and hackers “are developing advanced technologies, and we have to improve our defenses on this issue.”

 

Obama could accomplish many objectives of the Lieberman- Collins bill with an executive order or other directive, Stewart Baker, a former assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Homeland Security, said in an interview last month.

The real purpose:

Matthew Eggers, senior director of national security at the Chamber of Commerce, has said an executive order would be counterproductive and would show the administration wants to regulate cybersecurity.

 

The Obama administration is already circulating a draft presidential directive dealing with a related issue: collecting and disseminating information about cybersecurity threats. That reflects “early” discussions about how to update a 2003 directive for protecting the most critical U.S. assets and “is not close to being done,” Hayden said on Aug. 29.

In other words, it will be up to the government to intermediate in isolating and determining threats: for example... anyone with a computer and an Internet connection. And it will be up to the government to deal with said threat cleanly, quietly and efficiently.

Sadly George Orwell is long dead. But if he wasn't, we have some ideas what the sequel to 1984 would be titled.

In the meantime, we, together with various government bureaucrats, are already wondering what the first false cyberflag attack on US soil will be.

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Sat, 09/08/2012 - 23:08 | 2775538 Essential Nexus
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2016

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 23:15 | 2775555 boogerbently
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How much "protection" is needed when banks/brokerage firms are allowed to steal your money, with impunity, thanks to judicial decisions like the Sentinel decision?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/10/us-sentinel-appeals-decision-idUSBRE87900T20120810

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 23:30 | 2775583 knukles
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That's the reason; that banks and other financial enablers remain safe within the domain they wish created from a fire-walled "hostile" enemy, simple reality, upon whom they feed.

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 23:52 | 2775624 AlphaDawg
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there is no hope for anyone that does not join the system and fuck everyone else from behind.

Time for another glass of single malt scotch

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 23:56 | 2775629 AlphaDawg
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Thats all you need to know anymore.

This story will fade away from your minds but will creep into reality as all the rest did.

I am looking at my options in different countries, so far the search has been in vain, but I will think smarter and continue looking for a place to reside

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 00:33 | 2775672 El Tuco
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There is no where to run anymore. Stay put and just be real quite. Maybe the world will just  forget about you.

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 00:58 | 2775698 economics9698
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The Yids playing both sides of the fence.  Same shit different century.  When you get face to face kill these traitors. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9AaQQbvT4M

 

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 05:07 | 2775809 Element
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Umm ... help me out here ... wasn't it Obama who released Stuxnet? ... the very first known use of a "... weapon of mass cyber destruction".

 

Like ... the threat's not primarily within Washington-DC or nothin ... right?

 

 

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 05:17 | 2775815 francis_sawyer
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 And Uncle Sam is more than happy to supervise and take charge of said "defense."...

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Well let's just hope it's a crack Israeli cybersecurity outfit that gets put in charge of the operation... I wouldn't feel safe otherwise...

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 06:36 | 2775844 JohnG
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Will it work better than Mcaffee or Norton???

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 14:16 | 2776423 whstlblwr
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Scaredy cat lazy asses. The only answer is to go local. Run local elections watch the ballot and don't let them stop our guys from winning. This RP election was too close for the status quo's comfort.

Like in all epic stories, the villains are changed from inside the system. We have to take it over, get off your fucking computer and go to city council meetings, run for local office.

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 07:16 | 2775867 Bringin It
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Like this one?

Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir and Leonard Adleman developed the RSA encryption algorithm in 1977. They founded RSA Data Security in 1982.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSA_%28security_firm%29

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 07:23 | 2775871 GetZeeGold
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Let's see if I have this straight.

 

Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman Shultz gets to tell me where I can go on the Internet?

 

Wow......that fukkin sucks.

 

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 07:46 | 2775888 GetZeeGold
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-1

 

Good morning Debbie!

 

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 18:33 | 2776888 The Alarmist
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Debbie does the internet ... talk about being f*cked!

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 07:49 | 2775892 Bogdog
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As long as they allow hentai I'll be fine.

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 11:54 | 2776131 clymer
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@Bringing it, 

I don't think the goal of this legislation is to pad certain corporations, but instead to curtail the openness of the internet, in terms of free and anonymous information exchange.

 

 

 

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 08:48 | 2775932 Bobbyrib
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"Well let's just hope it's a crack Israeli cybersecurity outfit that gets put in charge of the operation... I wouldn't feel safe otherwise..."

That all depends on how much they gave to the used car salesman's campaign.

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 08:19 | 2775912 Red Heeler
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"wasn't it Obama who released Stuxnet?"

It's not as if anyone's taking credit for it but the evidence points to Israel.

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 10:37 | 2776040 knightowl77
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er one of the "leaks" from the WH is that Obama sent the Stuxnet in to slow the Iranians down....that was leaked to placate people who thought the Obummer wasn't doing enuf

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 12:41 | 2776256 Red Heeler
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As if he had the capcity to make such a decision. The man has less mental capacity than a shrub.

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 07:28 | 2775874 clymer
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You know, ..what blows my mind, what absolfuckinglutely I cannot wrap any logic around whatsoever.. is this: I have a few friends (mostly liberal chicks) that are unshakable Obama supporters.

These same people were against the 'W' regime for obvious reasons; unjust wars, torture, imperial expansion, cronyism, blah blah

They hopped on the Barry Band Wagon (ignoring basic glaring facts like the gazillion in campaign funding from Goldman Sachs, and his first employer Heinz Kissinger)

He has blatently continued and accelerated every program that they railed against dubya for.

I can spend more time that anyone would otherwise want to trying to teach a fish to ride a bicycle, showing them that facts are facts, black is black and white is white (no, that's not a racist reference), but still they will knee-jerk out a straw-man response like, "Well what do you want Bush? Romney?" Like I could ever support either of these puppets..

But then again, here we are almost on anniversary 11 since the "attacks" and almost no once is willing to take an objective stance in considering the peculiarity of instantaneous building collapses, dissaperaing titanium jet engines, coincidental same-scenario drills, magical pristine-condition passports found in collapsed rubble (the list goes on ad-nauseum)

I Don't. Fucking. Getit. 

 

 

 

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 07:38 | 2775882 i-dog
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It can only be explained by 'fluoride' (or chemtrails, or BPA, or vaccinations, or GMO, or.....).

Some of us must have inadvertently taken an antidote! ... thank Dog....

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 08:16 | 2775907 JOYFUL
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...Some of us must have inadvertently taken an antidote!...

more tru than yu might realize dawg...not so much an anti-dote as such, as wriggled offa the hook! Since at least the 50's there has been a koncerted kampaign by kooks in kontrol of the 'medical' profession to intervene in early childhood with bio-chemical koncoctions designed with Mengelian-like motives to distort, disturb or destroy the homeostatic balance of the human bean...vaccines, faux illnesses, mosquito vectored mass infections...all supported, financed and covered up by the guvernments of the day...

result - the boomer generation injected with viral toxins that all but guarantee a slow and painful decline and death by cancer ...subsequent generations altered in intelligence, mores, and ambition, and dna specific toxic vaccines now finishing the job of destroying the whole europoid experiment in cultural evolution...

Jennifer Lakes' Blog *https://jenniferlake.wordpress.com makes a  wonderful companion to Dave McGowan's reprise of the kulture war against the west...her slant being more to the science side of of this scary sio-nazi stealth holocaust. Her stuff on Salk and the real purpose of the phony "polio" scare is outstanding as is here delineation of the khazarian kryptos behind the making of the H bomb.

Some of us, by the grace of God, Dog or whathaveyu, got away without a full course of mental, physical, spiritual poisoning, and having gone completely off reservation as a result, left to witness the horror of a whole culture being collapsed by malevolent kooks intent on turning our once happy homelands into a hell on earth.

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 08:26 | 2775918 Red Heeler
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"wriggled offa the hook!"

Very nicely put.

“There is no such thing as luck, merely opportunity meeting preparedness." - George S. Patton Jr.

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 09:08 | 2775927 i-dog
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I'm fully aware of the biochemical attacks, o joyous one ... one of my business interests is in partnership with a decorated biochemist who has a proven natural cure for cancer (among a number of other serious ailments). He's somewhat scathing (to put it mildly!) of the vaccination industry and the various mythical touted "causes" of cancer . (The fact that we know how his products work also means that we know what the causes are, right down at the molecular level ;-).

On the other hand, I wasn't aware of the Khazarian konnection in the musik kamp (other than the usual joo-bashing and more recent masonic symbology) until reading McGowan's piece. The konsistent konnections that he highlights to the Navy, the CIA and the general military intelligence komplex immediately klicked into place for me as I read it. It also explained a lot of anomalies in the industry that had otherwise bothered me for decades.

Yet another konfirmation of Omnes viae Romam ducunt!

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 13:56 | 2776374 Cathartes Aura
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and if anyone wants to understand the future of the war against humans in the great experiMental lab of ScientificMilitaryPsychopathy - always look to whatever is the latest torture being used in "war" zones. . .

biowarfare, ticks, death. . .

http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/systems/bw.htm

http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/wtc6.html

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 15:33 | 2776617 john39
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a few are too strong to be controlled be even their worst methods...  thus NDAA, fema camps...  and murder.

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 18:49 | 2776922 Cathartes Aura
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indeed, anything/one that slips through the net merely encounters a tighter weave next time.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 00:07 | 2777564 SilverRhino
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wow.  got any contact information?  To quote Starship Troopers, " I'd love to know more" 

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 14:44 | 2776482 Lore
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"Since at least the 50's there has been a koncerted kampaign by kooks in kontrol of the 'medical' profession to intervene in early childhood..."

Yes! The Ritalin Generation.

It takes a few years for most people to get it, but when they do, they never look at things like "Tele-Vision" the same way...

"Battle for the Mind" http://www.amazon.com/Battle-Mind-Physiology-Conversion-Brainwashing/dp/1883536065

SMART METERS should likewise come as no surprise to those sensitized to control freakdom.

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 15:32 | 2776616 Clashfan
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Thrilled to see more ZHers reading McGowan.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 03:06 | 2777729 JOYFUL
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Dave M\not an easy read for those of a certain generation...who have to realize, after what is disclosed within, that they adulated, imitated, and took the same mind-destroying CIA-developed drugs as the stooges like Crosby who were pushed onto the big stage by their psy-op handlers of the dark side Secret Government...Downer, Man!

And just as can be expected, our very own truth-tellin Prairie Rose,(Joni Mitchell) picks up a soul-destroying man-made disease(Morgellons) for refusing to stay on reservation. Send yur prayers her way...she deserves every one of them.

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 12:34 | 2776244 billsykes
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Uh, America voted in George W jr twice.  They got clinton, reagan, george w sr, Johnson, nixon, ford, you name it they all sucked.

I especially love all the black people on TV, obama could be burning people alive in front of the white house and the smiley arsenio would be "dats my man"

Oh this time it will be different. Mitts a great guy (sarc).

If politics was a job in a private company- they would have been fired long ago. Most employees have 3 months to get it together, Obama had 4 years- and the shit sticks on charlie rose are like he has really grown into  the position and is now comfortable to get the things he set out to do 4 yrs ago....

 

I don't even vote anymore there is no point. America needs more choices, they need a couple more political parties.

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 13:59 | 2776386 Cathartes Aura
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Charlie Rose is a Bilderberger.

and amrka is a plantation, there is really only ONE choice, and it's not in "political parties" now.

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 16:19 | 2776688 billsykes
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He is totally a shill, most telling when he was at the democratic convention and had a guest there and the guest said roughly that America should not be playing world cop and that it really has never helped- Charlie immediately butted in and said basically that that we are not going to do that and the guest kind of, went along with the nudging.

 

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 13:55 | 2776371 RafterManFMJ
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I Don't. Fucking. Getit. 

 

I'm pretty fucking sure you will eventually get it. Good, long and hard at Camp Fema

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 08:39 | 2775921 kill switch
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El Tuco,

 

Good luck with that..It's time the get out!! Plan well.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy7FVXERKFE&feature=player_embedded

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 00:52 | 2775691 CrazyCooter
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Might I suggest Richard Maybury's "Whatever Happened to Justice?" In the back of the book is a list of countries to give you starting points in your search.

And don't listen to Simon black.

Regards,

Cooter

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 06:07 | 2775834 spentCartridge
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Iceland

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 07:24 | 2775873 GetZeeGold
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When blondes attack.

 

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 07:51 | 2775895 petolo
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A place where the corruption is rife but overt. At least you will know your enemies and friends. Just keep some spare change for bribes and pay-offs. In most African countries it works quite nicely.

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 23:56 | 2775630 veyron
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I've been looking for a good whiskey ... any recommendations?

Sat, 09/08/2012 - 23:59 | 2775635 AlphaDawg
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Glenfiddich 12yr malt is a quality buy, no need to spend anymore for a premium drink

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 01:01 | 2775702 Ineverslice
Sun, 09/09/2012 - 18:40 | 2776904 The Alarmist
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Get a few cases of the $7 per bottle stuff at your local cut rate liquors ... you sip the 12-year old stuff, and as the buzz sets in you knock yourself out with the cheap crap.  Also won't be such a loss when the marauding bands come out from the city to pillage the countryside.

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 00:15 | 2775655 Ineverslice
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Oban please.

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 04:27 | 2777774 The Navigator
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Please, anything starting with Oba (ama) or Osa (ama) I'm chucking up. I reallly can't take either any more.

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 00:49 | 2775687 Agent P
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Jameson...unless you've got some extra bucks, in which case Midleton.  Drink it neat.

Sun, 09/09/2012 - 01:34 | 2775728 Inthemix96
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Veyron.

Take a look at 15 year old Glenlivet, or its equal 15 year old Maclelan.  I prefer the Glenlivet, a finer whisky at around £40 a litre cannot be had my friend.  Beautiful

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