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US government report recommends blocking popular websites during pandemic flu outbreak

 
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(NaturalNews) The US government has issued a new report that recommends blocking access to popular websites during a pandemic outbreak in order to preserve internet bandwidth for investors, day traders and securities clearing house operations. The concern is that a pandemic would cause too many people to stay at home and download YouTube videos and porn, hogging all the internet bandwidth and blocking throughput for investment activities, thereby causing a stock market meltdown.

This isn't an April Fool's joke. It's all based on a public report issued by the Government Accounting Office (GAO), available from their website at [link to www.gao.gov]

In this article, I'm going to explain how a pandemic outbreak could theoretically bring down Wall Street. But to get to that, you'll first need to find out what the GAO said in its curious report (see below). Parts of this article are presented as satire, but the underlying facts quoted here are all true and verifiable (links are provided to all sources).

This report in question is entitled, "GAO Report to Congressional Requesters, INFLUENZA PANDEMIC" and includes this subtitle: Key Securities Market Participants Are Making Progress, but Agencies Could Do More to Address Potential Internet Congestion and Encourage Readiness.

As the report explains:

In a severe pandemic, governments may close schools, shut down public transportation systems, and ban public gatherings such as concerts or sporting events. In such scenarios, many more people than usual may be at home during the day, and Internet use in residential neighborhoods could increase significantly as a result of people seeking news, entertainment, or social contact from home computers. Concerns have been raised that this additional traffic could lead to congestion on the Internet that would significantly affect businesses in local neighborhoods, such as small doctors' offices or business employees attempting to telework by connecting to their employers' enterprise networks.

Can Hulu, Twitter and porn destroy Wall Street?
To translate this concern of the GAO, what they're saying is that if too many people stay home and use the internet, Wall Street might not be able to function smoothly. Therefore, in order to protect Wall Street (because as you know, our government does everything possible to bail out Wall Street), the feds might need to shut down some popular websites.

But where, exactly, is all the bandwidth usage really coming from? Twitter uses virtually no bandwidth, given that it's a short, text-based messaging service. Text articles also don't use up much bandwidth. In terms of clogging the internet's "series of tubes" (to use a hilarious term coined by a U.S. Senator), the real culprits are videos. While a Twitter text message might be less than 1k in size, a typical video is 350MB, or roughly 350,000 times larger than a Twitter message.

So where, exactly, are people getting video downloads? The most popular non-porn video destinations today are MySpaceTV.com, YouTube.com, LiveLeak.com, Yahoo Video and Hulu.com. But as it turns out, even these highly popular websites may not account for most internet traffic.

P2P traffic uses the most bandwidth
According to this TechRepublic post ( [link to blogs.techrepublic.com.com] the majority of internet traffic is actually P2P traffic. Anywhere from 49 to 89 percent of all internet traffic reportedly falls into this category.

[link to www.naturalnews.com]
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Gotta admit, they kind of have a point.
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awesome, chaos is a weapon of mass disruption, the internet was designed as a tool for warfare, hardly surprising that such a tool will be used against any enemy, since TPTB still have no clue who is the enemy, the result of such an attack on friends and allies will result in the fall of a once great union.

got idiots?

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you believe this?

seems more of a way to tell people what they can and can't do..
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bump
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THERE IS NO PANDEMIC! That's just what they are going to say is happening when they want to shut down the internet when the false flag happens! Duh!
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Porno sites too ??
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That can be easily solved. There are some websites out there that the affected community can easily "redirect" their traffic to, and those sites may get a bit more attention than they'd prefer. Not talking about DDos, just if they want our bandwidth then they can have all our http requests too -- if they think they can handle them, lol.
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Gotta admit, they kind of have a point.
 Quoting: Atheist

Its bullshit to sever the connection we all have to each other.

Fuckers need to die.
we are many
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Take away our INTERNET?????


NEVVAARRRRRRRR>>>> rocket macgun
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Why should we tolerate this?
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leave my porn alone :P
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I was hoping to read a more technical discussion on this for my edification so I can more intelligently cram the truth down my CONgress critters throats in response to this recommendation.

Anyone with technical reasons why this is NOT required to, once again, "save Wall Street"?

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This isn't about 'wall street'. It's about controlling free speech and media. When TSHTF they want us to be in the dark about what's going down. They will only spoon feed us the mass propaganda that they want us to ingest.
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Gotta admit, they kind of have a point.

Its bullshit to sever the connection we all have to each other.

Fuckers need to die.
 Quoting: Rocket Man

yep
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TPTB have clear picture of what most dangerous to them information.
Social networks and youtube are huge uncensorable pool of information. GLP is small in comparision. GLP won't handle the masses of people who browse youtube or facebook.
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i see thier point. dig out the old vcr and old recorded movie stocks at home..
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This isn't about 'wall street'. It's about controlling free speech and media. When TSHTF they want us to be in the dark about what's going down. They will only spoon feed us the mass propaganda that they want us to ingest.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 790836


Brain surgeon you are. (shakes head)

You have to beat them at their game. TO THAT END, what are the technical reasons and work-arounds that will "keep Wall Street" from suffering while keeping their hands off our access. In other words, WTF are my intelligent talking points with my Rep and Senators showing them this is technically not necessary?

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you believe this?

seems more of a way to tell people what they can and can't do..
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That too

Just stay in your homes, watch Our Glorious Leader on your telescreen, and keep your damn mouths shut.
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Gotta admit, they kind of have a point.

Its bullshit to sever the connection we all have to each other.

Fuckers need to die.
 Quoting: Rocket Man


I meant about the fact the US internet will get clogged up with 300 million people logged onto facebook and youtube.
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i see thier point. dig out the old vcr and old recorded movie stocks at home..
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One word, BOOKS.
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This isn't about 'wall street'. It's about controlling free speech and media. When TSHTF they want us to be in the dark about what's going down. They will only spoon feed us the mass propaganda that they want us to ingest.


Brain surgeon you are. (shakes head)

You have to beat them at their game. TO THAT END, what are the technical reasons and work-arounds that will "keep Wall Street" from suffering while keeping their hands off our access. In other words, WTF are my intelligent talking points with my Rep and Senators showing them this is technically not necessary?

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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 807807

Wall street existed before the internet. Every major ISP has traffic control software. Financial sites can be given higher bandwidth priority without completely BLOCKING the bandwidth of other sites.
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1. Every major ISP has traffic control software.

2. Financial sites can be given higher bandwidth priority without completely BLOCKING the bandwidth of other sites.

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 790836


Thanks AC. Do you mind expanding just a bit on the two points above.

Such as traffic control software that does...what exactly?

2. would result in slower connection but not blocked access, correct?

Sorry for the lack of knowledge, but I'd like to have a basic level for conversations. TIA

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