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Obama gives himself control of all communication systems in America
RT ^ | 09 July 2012

Posted on 07/12/2013 10:52:18 AM PDT by Lorianne

Note: original date is a year ago. Edited time: July 11, 2013 15:48

US President Barack Obama quietly signed his name to an Executive Order on Friday, allowing the White House to control all private communications in the country in the name of national security.

President Obama released his latest Executive Order on Friday, July 6, a 2,205-word statement offered as the “Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions.” And although the president chose not to commemorate the signing with much fanfare, the powers he provides to himself and the federal government under the latest order are among the most far-reaching yet of any of his executive decisions.

“The Federal Government must have the ability to communicate at all times and under all circumstances to carry out its most critical and time sensitive missions,” the president begins the order. “Survivable, resilient, enduring and effective communications, both domestic and international, are essential to enable the executive branch to communicate within itself and with: the legislative and judicial branches; State, local, territorial and tribal governments; private sector entities; and the public, allies and other nations.”

President Obama adds that it is necessary for the government to be able to reach anyone in the country during situations it considers critical, writing, “Such communications must be possible under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies and improve national resilience.” Later the president explains that such could be done by establishing a “joint industry-Government center that is capable of assisting in the initiation, coordination, restoration and reconstitution of NS/EP [national security and emergency preparedness] communications services or facilities under all conditions of emerging threats, crisis or emergency.”

“The views of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the public must inform the development of NS/EP communications policies, programs and capabilities,” he adds.

On the government’s official website for the National Communications Systems, the government explains that that “infrastructure includes wireline, wireless, satellite, cable, and broadcasting, and provides the transport networks that support the Internet and other key information systems,” suggesting that the president has indeed effectively just allowed himself to control the country’s Internet access.

In order to allow the White House to reach anyone within the US, the president has put forth a plan to establish a high-level committee calling from agents with the Department of Homeland Security, Pentagon, Federal Communications Commission and other government divisions to ensure that his new executive order can be implemented.

In explaining the order, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) writes that the president has authorized the DHS "the authority to seize private facilities when necessary, effectively shutting down or limiting civilian communications."

In Section 5 of his order, President Obama outlines the specific department and agency responsibilities that will see through his demands. In a few paragraphs, President Obama explains that Executive Committee that will oversee his order must be supplied with “the technical support necessary to develop and maintain plans adequate to provide for the security and protection of NS/EP communications,” and that that same body will be in tasked with dispatching that communiqué “to the Federal Government and State, local, territorial and trial governments,” by means of “commercial, Government and privately owned communications resources.”

Later, the president announces that the Department of Homeland Security will be tasked with drafting a plan during the next 60 days to explain how the DHS will command the government’s Emergency Telecommunications Service, as well as other telecom conduits. In order to be able to spread the White House’s message across the country, President Obama also asks for the purchasing of equipment and services that will enable such.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: agitprop; alreadyposted; executiveorder10995; russia; russiatoday
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1 posted on 07/12/2013 10:52:18 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

The day telecommunications was nationalized...


2 posted on 07/12/2013 10:54:40 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." —R.C. Sproul)
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To: Lorianne

I said it then, and I’ll say it again now: LEARN HAM RADIO!

THEY CANNOT CONTROL THE AIRWAVES!

Learn radio, learn how to create basic radios and stockpile parts. They may be able to monitor but they can’t pinpoint without a constant broadcast. Mobile HAM radios are cheap.


3 posted on 07/12/2013 10:54:42 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Lorianne

I suppose that’ll be the day when bullets fly.


4 posted on 07/12/2013 10:55:51 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If you’re happy and you know it clank your chains!)
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To: rarestia

Very very good advice


5 posted on 07/12/2013 10:55:52 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

Now your satellite TV will have 256 channels of “uhhhh.”


6 posted on 07/12/2013 10:58:48 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Lorianne

The POTUS has always had command and control over the broadcast and telecommunications networks, this is nothing new. It’s just sloppy thinking to believe that he or anyone else can “control the airwaves”. Only Mother Nature can do that.


7 posted on 07/12/2013 10:59:00 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Lorianne

HAM towers will be taken out by drones.


8 posted on 07/12/2013 10:59:33 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Lorianne

When this god talks — all must listen


9 posted on 07/12/2013 11:00:42 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Lorianne

Obama is moving into the same league as Stalin and Hitler.


10 posted on 07/12/2013 11:02:57 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: massgopguy

“HAM towers will be taken out by drones.”

And the feds have the address and GPS coordinates on every ham licensed operator.

Get your license and get mapped for easy removal.


11 posted on 07/12/2013 11:03:35 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Lorianne

They’ve taken the Clacks?

And so we Progress. - Moist von Lipwig.


12 posted on 07/12/2013 11:05:09 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: massgopguy

Drones are not invulnerable.


13 posted on 07/12/2013 11:05:56 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

bump


14 posted on 07/12/2013 11:06:21 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: rarestia

* Learn radio, learn how to create basic radios and stockpile parts *

Good advice!

A crystal radio receiver can be built out of mostly homemade parts. You can always listen. I can hear Cuba on a radio that uses no batteries, electricity or amplifier 1100 miles away. You might be able to find out what is going on from other countries if the US communication is shut down for a phony “crisis”.

It would be a VERY good idea to gather up all the mobile CB and ham radios that you can find.


15 posted on 07/12/2013 11:07:54 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Lorianne

Wolfman Jack will still be out there broadcasting from an undisclosed location.


16 posted on 07/12/2013 11:08:35 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: laplata
* Obama is moving into the same league as Stalin and Hitler.*

The Nazis made sure that all new radios manufactured could only hear stations on their frequencies.

17 posted on 07/12/2013 11:09:16 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Lorianne

Drip!
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Drip!!
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Drip!!!
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The sound of our rights and freedoms being slowly taken away by this illegally nominated person sitting behind the big desk in the Oval Office of the People’s House.

But as long as “The View”, Bill Maher and Jon Stewart tell us everything is fine, the sheeple won’t say boo to a goose.


18 posted on 07/12/2013 11:11:11 AM PDT by ssaftler (Oh, hell YEAH!!!! This is absolutely Obama's fault)
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To: Gamecock
What about all those “obamaphones” being operable during an “emergency”?

Tinfoil worthy thought - or not?

19 posted on 07/12/2013 11:11:26 AM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Lorianne

He can’t control my CB radios or my amateur radios.


20 posted on 07/12/2013 11:11:46 AM PDT by Nowhere Man ("We have met the enemy, he is us!" - Pogo Possum - 1971)
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To: PATRIOT1876

That’s right. Himmler would be very jealous.


21 posted on 07/12/2013 11:12:04 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: rarestia

To round things out, get a CB and even the short range UHF FRS/GMRS radios too.


22 posted on 07/12/2013 11:12:26 AM PDT by Nowhere Man ("We have met the enemy, he is us!" - Pogo Possum - 1971)
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To: massgopguy

what TF is a ham tower


23 posted on 07/12/2013 11:18:18 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: George from New England

No license needed to buy a radio,for now


24 posted on 07/12/2013 11:19:28 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: massgopguy

Doesn’t matter.

Just hang a cheap lightweigth relay on a ballon, either tethered to last a long time or just adrift to last a little shorter.

50c?


25 posted on 07/12/2013 11:20:27 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Nowhere Man

CB, while widely available and practical, will be the least desirable to use for coded communications. Running CW on 60 meters is going to be like the wind talkers in WWII. Morse is a dying art, and it’s not been in widespread use by the government for over 50 years. When we’re in post-apocalyptic America, knowing Morse could help to get information out to the world.


26 posted on 07/12/2013 11:22:08 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: t1b8zs

For the serious guys. My neighbour built one, 30m. Looked like the frikkin Eiffel.


27 posted on 07/12/2013 11:22:21 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Hardraade

Yea me papy had one too...neighbors hated it


28 posted on 07/12/2013 11:23:47 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Gamecock
The day telecommunications was nationalized...

Nailed it.

29 posted on 07/12/2013 11:28:46 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("...Someone handed the keys to the Forum to the OPC and its sympathizers...")
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To: PATRIOT1876

I wondered why some of the new radios are FM only. Not many conservative talk shows there.


30 posted on 07/12/2013 11:35:54 AM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Lorianne

Access is NOT the same as “control”.

I suspect there are at least a couple of systems he can’t “control”.

Ham radio and hand held walkie-talkies.


31 posted on 07/12/2013 11:36:46 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: t1b8zs

“No license needed to buy a radio,for now”

Correct. I in fact bought my transceiver in 1999, got a license in 2007. I wouldn’t have bothered to get a license if I knew upfront that the feds force you to surrender a SSN to become ham licensed. Another invasion of my private info.


32 posted on 07/12/2013 11:46:03 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Lorianne

Oh, yeah? I’ve got two cans and some string around here somewhere.


33 posted on 07/12/2013 11:56:47 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: George from New England

If sixteen year old kids can figure out how to build and operate pirate radio stations, I suppose we can too.


34 posted on 07/12/2013 11:59:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: massgopguy
HAM towers will be taken out by drones.

That's only the repeaters. It wouldn't effect local station-to-station communications. Besides, with my amps running, I can get out a looooong way.

35 posted on 07/12/2013 12:02:54 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply.)
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To: George from New England
And the feds have the address and GPS coordinates on every ham licensed operator.

Who says that all who have capability and power to communicate on 10 meter and 2 meter are licensed?

36 posted on 07/12/2013 12:04:26 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply.)
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To: rarestia

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37 posted on 07/12/2013 12:54:42 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: rarestia

FR Screwed that up

I said in morse code “You are so right”


38 posted on 07/12/2013 12:55:31 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Lorianne

Meanwhile, in our “conservative” House, we hear...zzzzzz....

It’s really getting tiresome.


39 posted on 07/12/2013 1:05:13 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: rarestia
They may be able to monitor but they can’t pinpoint without a constant broadcast.

They can, in fact, determine your location in the time it would take you to send a useful message. They can also jam the airwaves. Why do you think the Iraqi military became paralyzed very early in Gulf Wars I & II?

40 posted on 07/12/2013 1:19:16 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: Olog-hai
Drones are not invulnerable.

Hundreds of them surely are. An Apache helicopter directed by an AWACS can take out just about anything without the target having any forewarning.

41 posted on 07/12/2013 1:21:31 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: Nowhere Man
He can’t control my CB radios or my amateur radios.

They can be easily detected and you targeted rather quickly.

42 posted on 07/12/2013 1:22:54 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: Lorianne

I fear that Obama could soon use that power to declare himself president for life (i.e. dictator). I doubt that the GOP RINOs would hardly issue a whimper.


43 posted on 07/12/2013 1:30:50 PM PDT by The Great RJ (construction)
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To: rarestia

THEY CANNOT CONTROL THE AIRWAVES!
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But they can hear everything you say so what good is that. We have to do like Putin, revert back to the basics, like the old standard typewriter or the pen and paper sent by personal messenger.


44 posted on 07/12/2013 1:33:41 PM PDT by iontheball
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To: GingisK

You sure they’ll have money for hundreds?


45 posted on 07/12/2013 1:43:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: The Great RJ
I fear that Obama could soon use that power to declare himself president for life (i.e. dictator). I doubt that the GOP RINOs would hardly issue a whimper.
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Your fears are well founded in light of his continuous totalitarian prepping. He isn't doing this for the Country's sake, you can count on that for sure.

46 posted on 07/12/2013 1:57:07 PM PDT by iontheball
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To: Olog-hai
You sure they’ll have money for hundreds?

Sure they do! They control the credit valve. They also have "dark sources" of money like the drug trade. You do know that the US government runs drugs, don't you? Read about the Clinton/Mena Arkansas boondoggle.

Besides, they probably already have hundreds of those things.

47 posted on 07/12/2013 3:00:35 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: GingisK

“They” as in whom? Red China?


48 posted on 07/12/2013 3:04:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Red China?

Buzzzzzzzz! Lose ten points.

The US government.

49 posted on 07/12/2013 6:07:06 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: GingisK

Easy recall of ten points: Who funds the US government? (Hint: I already answered that one.)


50 posted on 07/12/2013 6:24:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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