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  •  I swear to God... (8+ / 0-)

    ....I thought this was a parody.

    Army Censors Internet

    Now, there's a headline to instil confidence. Jeez...I guess it's a good thing that service personnel aren't allowed to own smart-phones. What's that you say...?

    Lightly Seared On The Reality Grill

    by Retroactive Genius on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 11:41:51 PM PDT

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    •  Oh they block stuff all the time. (1+ / 0-)
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      Porn, and sites that are associated with Mal Ware and Spy Ware,

      but this is different. This is attempting to control the flow of information, and it's not the first time this has happened.

      In 2010, all sorts of threats were made to federal employees, military folk and those who might become one or the other, if they were caught going to wikileaks sites or posting commentary [note, stories didn't state actual wikileaks data].

      Chilling Effect is the phrase you are looking for. It makes people censor their posts and discussions online about this topic, and that in turn lends the false impression that American's didn't care about the topic or the ramifications of this matter. And that is like permission for the government to simply keep ramming everything through in that direction--And here we are.


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