I remember when I started using the web. It was around 1997, and I didn’t have a computer in my home. And so, I went to the library and got on Netscape. Remember Netscape? That’s where I found out my son was suffering from a rare sleep disorder called DSPS. (Delayed Sleep Phrase Syndrome) On Netscape, you could get into university websites and read hundreds of doctors dissertations. It’s as if I had hit some kind of goldmine, really, that’s how I felt.
Unfortunately, the sleep doctor at the clinic that I took him to…didn’t read the internet. I told him I had found out what was wrong with my son, but he had never heard of DSPS. He was a psychologist. Not being able to sleep was a human mental problem to this man. And he was the HEAD of the sleep clinic.
BECAUSE this man was so ignorant, my son was kicked out of high school. (Illegally, but that’s a whole other blog.) He refused to listen to me, and the information that I had found on the internet. Therefore, my son’s whole life was damaged by this one man’s decision.
But…information at your fingertips. It’s really incredible. Want to find out how to cut your hair, fix a window? Tie a tie? Anything and everything is on Youtube. Send a picture to your friend? Done. Tell everyone what you think of Obama? Go ahead! (my personal favorite.) Make dear friends you will never even meet in other countries.
I LOVE it! And this week, Tim Barnes-Lee, the inventor of the internet, has a warning we should all be zeroing on.
While the U.S. Defense Department funded the early start-ups of the web, it was Tim Barners-Lee, who invented a way to make a world-wide web…and this is important: He FREELY gave it to the world. I bet he wishes he hadn’t done that. Not because of the fact that he probably would be the richest man on the earth now, but because the inevitable has happened–Governments and corporations now want to control it and take it over:
Tim Berners-Lee, a computer scientist who invented the web 25 years ago, called for a bill of rights that would guarantee the independence of the internet and ensure users’ privacy.
“If a company can control your access to the internet, if they can control which websites they go to, then they have tremendous control over your life,” Berners-Lee said at the London “Web We Want” festival on the future of the internet.
“If a Government can block you going to, for example, the opposition’s political pages, then they can give you a blinkered view of reality to keep themselves in power.”
Yes, it’s a win-win for the government and the corporations, isn’t it? The government gets total access to every single thing you do (control) and can not only sell it to the highest bidder, but control where you go and what you see on the web. The corporations will also make big money.
And it gets worse:
Federal authorities in the US are using the courts to try to force American-owned technology companies to disclose emails and other data held in the “Cloud” – the vast network of servers where data is stored for customers
The claim would require companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google to open up all their electronic records to agencies – such as the CIA, the NSA and the FBI – even if it is stored in Europe rather than on US soil.
It would also affect details held about people in this country even if they never use the internet, as companies and even government departments use the services of American-owned companies to hold information in the “Cloud”.
So this means that not only will the NSA and our government be able to listen to anyone over here, (Which they do now) they will be able to listen all the British Parliament’s private conversations, (and scandalous pictures!) and who THEY talk to in Europe or anywhere. Think of the blackmail. (The royals DO love to go nude.) Think of the intrusion. The NSA will be able to access Parliament and British society services cannot.
Think of how corporations like Apple, is merging with the government, in order to control the internet.
A nobody made this comment:
JC: It’s the nature of capitalism to monetize anything people value, and then hold it hostage to the highest bidder. Look at the misery that airlines have made air travel. They’ve monetized themselves to the max and the passenger is must a mark to be bled dry by drumming up any one of dozens of “revenue streams”. I believe it is inevitable that the internet information superhighway is going to get marked off in high-speed (high-cost) “fast lanes” and slower-speed (lower-cost) “slow lanes”. It’s a pay for play world, and if you can’t pay you’re just screwed.
Tim Berners-Lee is right. The last place on the planet where nobodies can express themselves and learn about what is going on IN the moment is the internet. When they take over control…even if you pay big money to get online, the government can stop you from getting to your favorite site.—-Like the Drudge Report. (And seeing this little blog will be impossible. )
This is worse than the Stamp Act, in my Nobody Opinion.
What happened to my son? Two years later, (after he had been kicked out his senior year) he did a sleep clinic overnight study at Washington University Sleep Clinic, one of the best in the nation…and guess what?
Netscape was right. He was diagnosed with DSPS. Not only that, a young student at the lab used my idea as his PhD theses for graduation. I figured out that DSPS is caused by Bilirubin lights which are shown on premature babies in incubators—- which resets the SCN. The SCN is our little time clock in the hypothalamus which controlled our wake and sleep times. The theory being that being exposed to constant light when young, can change your circadian rhythm.
My son was 2 months premature and spent about 3 weeks under Bilirubin lights.
How did I figure it out? I read a LOT …on the internet.
Have you ever been just writing along in Microsoft Word, and then right before your eyes, you watch your words disappear? I have. More than once. Most of the time it was when I was writing some insidious opinion on Obama, or Clintons, or the Bushes.
I figured I was going nuts–until I came across this article the other day:
The journalist Luke Harding’s book, The Snowden Files, came out earlier this month. But judging by Mr. Harding’s assertion that his words were somehow deleting themselves while he wrote about the NSA, it’s a wonder it came out at all.
While he was working on the book about Edward Snowden’s exploits, Mr. Harding writes in the Guardian, the sentences he wrote about the NSA would periodically garble or delete themselves.
From the Guardian:
Something odd happened. The paragraph I had just written began to self-delete. The cursor moved rapidly from the left, gobbling text. I watched my words vanish. When I tried to close my OpenOffice file the keyboard began flashing and bleeping.
Over the next few weeks these incidents of remote deletion happened several times. There was no fixed pattern but it tended to occur when I wrote disparagingly of the NSA. All authors expect criticism. But criticism before publication by an anonymous, divine third party is something novel. I began to leave notes for my secret reader. I tried to be polite, but irritation crept in. Once I wrote: “Good morning. I don’t mind you reading my manuscript – you’re doing so already – but I’d be grateful if you don’t delete it. Thank you.” There was no reply.
A month later the mysterious reader – him, her, they? – abruptly disappeared.
Well, I can’t tell you how I felt when I read this. I am certainly not as important a character as the reporter that is writing about Snowdon. and yet, years ago, when I was in contact with a young women in D.C., whose father was in the CIA, she all of a sudden told me she couldn’t talk to me anymore. We were really great friends. This was back when Bill Clinton was President. I have wondered ever since if I struck someone somewhere in Georgetown as being “dangerous.”
I do still have one reader there according to my stats.
But, I’m not special in any way. I happen to believe the government has a dossier on every “patriotic” American, and it’s no conspiracy when Homeland Security even lists us as a threat.
Basically, it’s a form of censorship. And now that Obama has given the internet to the world, something, which by the way, he had NO authority to do, this kind of thing will become the norm. Wait till China and Russia put their two cents in.
The truth is, the liberals have been desperate to silence the internet for many years because it really is the last place that the normal citizen’s voice can be heard.
If you think our government does NOT want to censure us…look at what the I.R.S. did to the Tea Party groups.
Let’s go back: Remember the E-PARASITE legislation, a bill proposed by Congress that was formerly known as the Senate-backed PROTECT IP Act? It was intended to punish copyright infringement–as well as toy with its definitions to a harrowing degree. Websites would be guilty until proven innocent. Search engines would punish you to the dustbin of the superinternet basement. Obama’s FCC Diversity Czar, Mark Lloyd was on record for praising Hugo Chavez for shutting down private media companies.
FROM CONSERVATIVE: Robert McChesney is the founder of Free Press, a group with close ties to the Obama administration. He has ADMITTED what the REAL GOAL is with Net Neutrality: “At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies. We are not at that point yet. But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.” emphasis added
And now that Obama has given the internet over to other countries, he endangers our very lives. What’s bad about this? Well for a start. Censorship. Internet Taxes—and worst of all, he is putting us in more danger of a cyber attack by our enemies
Brad Blakeman (Pentagon) cautioned that he is more concerned about the situation today than he was in 2010, saying “I had the opportunity to meet with Dr. [Robert] Kahn, one of the inventors of the Internet at the Pentagon, as well as Admiral McConnell, about the Internet and cyber-attacks. And our country is hit tens of thousands of times a day through the Internet in cyber-attacks both on our private sector and public sector. “The information we are able to gather through the type of control we have on the internet is one of the reasons why America is safer than we would be if we were under international control. This is a matter of national security, as well as economic security.”
As for whether this could lead to some type of UN-sponsored international Internet tax, Blakeman said, “Absolutely. They could set rates. You know, we give out the IP addresses as the domain names for relatively small amounts of money, which is then passed on to the consumer through programs they have through their Internet providers. The cost of it is so low and now we’re going to be beholden to an international body who’s going to start determining rates or worse yet, access to the Internet. Who gets a domain name? Who gets an IP number?”
But go figure: the big boys love it: Google, Zuckerface, Verizon, AT&T, and Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller argued that the transition will help ensure the Internet remains free and open.
Right…if Mr. One World Government thinks it’s a good idea, that should make us all feel better.
For now, we might be safe. But AFTER the next elections…I wonder.
My friends amforatas in Australia thinks that the internet will always be free…that the internet will change the world, and no government will be able to control it.
I hope he’s right, because as much as Hillary Clinton and Obama stand up and give great speeches about ‘freedom of speech’ it’s all a ruse.
They mean…and want..to control it all. We’ve seen the internet crushed by dictators in other countries, could it happen here?
The FCC is directly interfering with our free market system, by giving bureaucrats power over Internet carriers. The Net Neutrality Act seems to be part of a larger effort by the Obama administration to exert power and speech restrictions over the entirety of the Internet, what you can see when you are on it, and how you access it. However, what we have today is a fundamentally broken system that funnels most of the wealth and most of the power into the hands of the ultra-wealthy and the gigantic corporations that they own.
I gave a factual account of what the president was going to do and sure enough now in 2014, safely re-elected, our internationalist president is seeking to give our most important precious asset, the Internet, to basically international control. The United States developed it with taxpayer dollars at DARPA, which is at the Pentagon, as an open architecture networking. We didn’t keep it for ourselves, we monetized it and were able to make countries a lot smarter, a lot freer and now the president seeks to be beholden. Now they’re going to have a say beyond their borders. This is one of the worst acts that a President of the United States could ever do because it’s so destructive to our country.”
And Nobody Wins, when one traitorous man, gives away what was not his to give…
“Enemy of the State” is one of my favorite movies. Will Smith plays the main character, and he is hunted by the NSA because, although, he doesn’t know it, he was slipped a video of a Senator having someone murdered. It’s a great action film, but I wonder how many people believed in what the film was trying to educate the American public on: Everything we say or do, can be, without warrant..observed. The fact is, all of our data is being stored. The new technology that we are all excited about, is being used by our government to spy on us….and yet, we all are conditioned that it’s necessary.
If you talk about this to ANYONE..they always say, “Well hey! I’m not doing anything wrong, why should I worry?”
Or…as they once said in Nazi Germany, “They didn’t come after ME..I wasn’t Jewish, so I just didn’t worry about it.”
It was around the time of that movie, (1998) that I started noticing blackouts when I was listening to the radio. I couldn’t blame them on just random radio waves causing static, because I observed that they always happened right when some conservative talk show host was about to reveal something sinister about our government. They happened when I listened to Rush Limbaugh, or Alex Jones on Coast to Coast, and many other stations. They still happen time and again, but ONLY when some secret is about to be revealed, so no…I don’t believe my neighbor is turning on his Wi-Fi at the exact same time I’m waiting for the secret to be revealed. Nope—- because this even happens when I’m listening to the radio in my car at the exact moment when I am going, “Wow…I can’t BELIEVE they are going to talk about this…finally…somebody is going to talk about this!” And then you hear the first word and then—–ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ…
Last night I was listening to the radio, and George Noory was interviewing a man who’s FACEBOOK account had been taken down…because he put up a Gandhi quote:
The reports are absolutely true. Facebook suspended the Natural News account earlier today after we posted an historical quote from Mohandas Gandhi. The quote reads:
“Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.” – Mohandas Gandhi, an Autobiography, page 446.
This historical quote was apparently too much for Facebook’s censors to bear. They suspended our account and gave us a “final warning” that one more violation of their so-called “community guidelines” would result in our account being permanently deactivated.
Evidently, this is happening to many conservatives sites. I’ve never been a fan of Facebook, because frankly, I think it’s a government dream which is gathering information on you, and your friends, and every single thing about you. And how does this make us any different than China? When Obama gathers all the heads of the great social media sites in the White House, it’s not to talk about his golf game.
He is collaborting with them.
According to an article on Drudge: China has tightened internet controls, legalizing the deletion of posts or pages which are deemed to contain “illegal” information.
So, now we are starting it here. We are becoming China.
Because this is happening in bits and pieces, no one is much concerned about this. But yesterday I checked out a book at the library, and for the first time (I’m been checking out library books for over 50 years.) I found blocks of paragraphs …just blacked out. (see photo)
So, they couldn’t block the book, but now it seems the government can blank out what they don’t want the public to read.
Add up all these little bits and pieces and you can see what’s coming.
Now, the aim is to “fundamentally” change America, and destroying our Bill of Righs..free speech, guns, and right to privacy is already in the making. And the words of Sam Donaldson are freightening. He indicates that tea party people’s ideas are old and outdated, but the fact is, these old and outdated rights of freedom are being replaced with the new tyranny of soft communism…and Sam considers himself privy to the “new America” where one man will decide just about everything.
The tea party people are for freedom. It’s that simple.
The “tea party” people, are being attacked like the Jews of old. And pretty soon, putting up any quotation from the Constitution will be taken down.
It’s been done bit by bit…on purpose, but be prepared for one day to wake up, and like my friend Mona says…on our TV will be…”THE STATE.”
And if you don’t go along with it…you will be…the enemy. If you are a “tea party” American patriot…you already are.
Remember…once upon a time Sam Adams head was on the top of King George’s list. You are in…good company.
Our founders gave us the best Constitution in the world…let’s not lose it.