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    I learned about this through the American Family Association. Who in the world would want this to happen?

    The Washington Times is warning that the White House cybersecurity adviser and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke are drawing up "ObamaNet," President Obama's mandate for what amounts to a national ID card for the Internet.
    President Obama wants to establish passwords for every citizen to centralize your personal information. Instead of logging onto Facebook or one's bank using separate passwords established with each individual company or web site, you will be required to use the government-issued password.
    According to the Washington Times, here are the problems with "ObamaNet":

    * The government will be able to track every web site you visit and every keystroke you send on your home computer.
    * The government will be able to track every purchase you make and every deposit and withdrawal, and gain access to your electronic health care records.
    * The government will be able to track every blog comment you make, along with every Facebook and Twitter post.
    * The government will be able to create lists of your friends and acquaintances and lists of all your political affiliations, political donations, club memberships, hobbies and interests.
    * It's impossible for the government to make this system 100% secure (remember Wikileaks?), meaning criminals would need to steal only one key to unlock a vast amount of your personal and financial information.

    Although the White House will tell you it is a voluntary program, the government "voluntary" programs too often end up becoming mandatory. See Web I.D. = more gov't control.

    The AFA urges people here in the states to do this:
    TAKE ACTION
    Your elected officials can stop President Obama and the Federal government from prying into the personal lives of American citizens.
    Email your members of Congress today, asking them to issue a public statement in opposition to President Obama's plan to issue government-based Internet ID cards.
    My favorite scripture: Malachi 3:16

    "Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name!" (Every time we speak of the Lord, or even THINK of him--its written down in a book of remembrance!)

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    Re: National ID card for the Internet

    I think this is just more fear-mongering to detract most voters from the real issues.

    Neither Congress nor any agency nor the administration has any power to regulate the internet, since the internet does not belong to the USA, nor can it be found in the USA. The issue arose because of some people's desires to have one "super duper online password" to use for everything so that they don't have to remember all of their passwords to everything.

    This is not a government takeover of anything.

    The NSA can already read every single keystroke if it wanted to.

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    • #3
      Re: National ID card for the Internet

      I thought Algore invented the internet. Everything requires his approval.

      For the cause of Christ
      Roger

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      • #4
        I think this would be impossible to do...but image how many child porn people it would catch? Not too mention other illegal activity that goes on the net all the time..

        God bless
        "People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; We drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; We drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated?" - D A Carson

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        • #5
          Re: National ID card for the Internet

          Originally posted by notuptome View Post
          I thought Algore invented the internet. Everything requires his approval.

          For the cause of Christ
          Roger
          Of that of his masseuse.

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          • #6
            Re: National ID card for the Internet

            Al's too busy hunting down ManBearPig these days to worry about teh interwebs.
            Last edited by BrianW; Jan 20th 2011, 11:31 PM.
            "Some people's idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back that is an outrage."

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            • #7
              Re: National ID card for the Internet

              They're already able to do all those things today ... privacy in the age of the Internet and electronic everything, doesn't exist. We leave all kinds of trails everywhere.

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              • #8
                Re: National ID card for the Internet

                Originally posted by RabbiKnife View Post
                I think this is just more fear-mongering to detract most voters from the real issues.
                I do "internet" for a living and assure you, this is not smoke and mirrors. There are huge changes coming to the internet - most of them government friendly and very user hostile. All designed to allow governments to track, tag and bag offenders. In theory, all of these things are wonderful of course, but in the hands of corrupt men we know that is not true.
                Time's up

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                • #9
                  Re: National ID card for the Internet

                  My thought is that as an individual I will always resist, using legal means, government intrusion and control over my life. I will never just give over control if I can help it. However, with that said, I as a believer also realize that government will get more and more control over my life, despite my efforts. I believe that there is a New World Order of world government being set up in various ways day after day. I don't have to go along with it willingly but I do realize that it's coming anyway.

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                  • #10
                    Re: National ID card for the Internet

                    Originally posted by bdh View Post
                    I do "internet" for a living and assure you, this is not smoke and mirrors. There are huge changes coming to the internet - most of them government friendly and very user hostile. All designed to allow governments to track, tag and bag offenders. In theory, all of these things are wonderful of course, but in the hands of corrupt men we know that is not true.
                    And I do law for a living and I can assure you that (1) the NSA can already read every keystroke on every computer in the USA and (2) can listen to every cell phone call if it wishes to and (3) any use of the information gleaned from the Cray Computers in the Big Black Box still have to go through judicial review before they can be used.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RabbiKnife View Post
                      And I do law for a living and I can assure you that (1) the NSA can already read every keystroke on every computer in the USA and (2) can listen to every cell phone call if it wishes to and (3) any use of the information gleaned from the Cray Computers in the Big Black Box still have to go through judicial review before they can be used.
                      What is NSA? And if this is true, why aren't they arresting the huge number of pedophiles that do child porn all the time?

                      God bless
                      "People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; We drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; We drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated?" - D A Carson

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                      • #12
                        Re: National ID card for the Internet

                        Originally posted by moonglow View Post
                        I think this would be impossible to do...but image how many child porn people it would catch? Not too mention other illegal activity that goes on the net all the time..
                        Yeah it would totally be worth it to give up our freedom just to catch people swapping porn.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Fenris View Post
                          Yeah it would totally be worth it to give up our freedom just to catch people swapping porn.
                          That isn't what I am saying...its just people freak out over this kind of stuff thinking there will have no privacy at all...which has been pointed out we have little, if any, already on the net...but my point is IF this is true...why aren't child molesters being caught and stopped? This isn't about just swapping porn..I was talking about CHILD porn...which I would think you would agree isn't a small matter at all. These men sexually abuse little children..video tape it and then swap it..its just sickening. I just have a hard time believing everything we do is recorded or watched or whatever...because if that were true, huge amounts of people would be arrested all the time for illegal activities on the net ..missing and abused children would be found and saved and that just isn't happening.

                          God bless
                          "People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; We drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; We drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated?" - D A Carson

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                          • #14
                            Re: National ID card for the Internet

                            Originally posted by moonglow View Post
                            What is NSA?
                            National Security Agency. If we tell you more than that we would have to kill ya.
                            For what mortal has ever heard the voice of the living God speaking out of fire, as we have, and survived? ~ Deuteronomy 5:26

                            If you're not prepared to risk your very life for your "enemy" you have no right to speak to him of love. ~ Daughter

                            Many say they are called... but I am pretty convinced that with many of them it was the wrong number. ~ Project Peter

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Firefighter View Post
                              National Security Agency. If we tell you more than that we would have to kill ya.
                              Ok thanks...but please don't kill me!
                              "People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; We drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; We drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated?" - D A Carson

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