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Effective 7/67/12, DHS can take over all private communications in "emergency"; Is this ok?

Original post made by Perspective, Greater Miranda, on Jul 30, 2012

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If I read this right, Obama signed into law, through Executive Order, of course, Dept of Homeland Security ( the name still gives me the creeps, like our "Czars") taking over all private communications in an emergency. Wired and wireless, including the internet, on July 6, just a couple weeks ago. Where was the news?

I am getting seriously creeped out, folks. The power of DC is growing exponentially over us, and I am very nervous. I don't think it is at all ok for our Feds to be able to take over the internet "in an emergency". Define emergency. Define controlling our commmunications.

What about you?

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Posted by Goodone
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Jul 30, 2012 at 7:36 am

I clicked through and read the article. The quality of the publication is reflected in the second comment on the thread, reposted here, pointing out that this is just the tip of the iceberg - smart electric meters are the real threat to our liberty...

Could this monitor, record, control, manipulate communication - all without a warrant - be to bring down all those rf electric power meters recently put on houses? Could this "national security" pretext to invade communication be linked to using rf electric meters to determine what electrical equipment is there, who's home, when, what do they have - you bet it is! Get rid of those rf electric meters - their window into your life. They violate your privacy and reveal much to a satellite. They are also being used to issue warrants based on what they "suspect" from those meters. Fact!


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Posted by Guvmint are bad
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Jul 30, 2012 at 10:11 am

I hear a snug fitting cap made of tin foil will keep the guvmint controlled radio waves from beaming into your brain.

It's the PUBLIC spectrum. Who do you think should control it in an emergency? AT&T?


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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Perspective is a registered user.

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From the WhiteHouseGov site itself, a copy of the actual Executive Order signed July 6, 2012. Try reading the whole thing..then note...

Section 5.2 e:The Secretary of Homeland Security shall satisfy priority communications requirements through the use of commercial, Government, and privately owned communications resources, when appropriate;

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Ok, now then, can the snark stop and the thinking begin?
Is anyone else concerned with the language of this EO?


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