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(The New Republic)   Dictator blocked the internet to keep people from protesting. What happened? More protests. Maybe the best move is to let people stay home and watch porn   (newrepublic.com) divider line 25
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2013-10-11 01:34:30 PM  
When I seize control of a third world country my first action will be to make IP lines and computers freely available, then censor the Internet so it ONLY shows porn sites in my country.  This will keep the people happy and busy and too tired to revolt.
 
2013-10-11 01:37:39 PM  
If I've learned anything from fark/the Internet, it's that people can vent here then move on with their lives without doing anything about the problem.
 
2013-10-11 01:39:48 PM  
Works in America.
 
2013-10-11 01:45:36 PM  
The cat is already out of the bag, so trying to put it back in is not going to work. Removing internet access doesn't magically return people to an ignorant state.
 
2013-10-11 01:49:43 PM  

"Bashar al-Assad, tear down these firewalls!"



www.tampabay.com

 
2013-10-11 01:56:17 PM  

Nightsweat: When I seize control of a third world country my first action will be to make IP lines and computers freely available, then censor the Internet so it ONLY shows porn sites in my country.  This will keep the people happy and busy and too tired to revolt.


Within 5 years, you will be beaten to death by a group of dissidents with extraordinarily strong right arms.
 
2013-10-11 01:57:08 PM  
When will people learn that restrictions on free speech only results in more civil unrest?
 
2013-10-11 02:01:16 PM  
FTA: But according to Yale's Navid Hassanpour, who has been studying communications disruptions in the Middle East since 2011, these blackouts are actually more likely to strengthen and spread protests rather than extinguish them.

But I thought a communications disruption could mean only one thing?
 
2013-10-11 02:02:32 PM  

Fluid: The cat is already out of the bag, so trying to put it back in is not going to work. Removing internet access doesn't magically return people to an ignorant state.


No, cutting people off from information doesn't work.  If these dictators were smart, they'd be inviting Fox News to come broadcast.
 
2013-10-11 02:06:40 PM  
see, the basement dwellers are the real power behind revolutions!
 
2013-10-11 02:18:06 PM  
The only winning move is not to play....
 
2013-10-11 02:37:53 PM  
"Twenty dollars a day for internet?! What the FARK! And they accuse me of being an international criminal."
 
2013-10-11 02:46:31 PM  

Hagbard23: "Twenty dollars a day for internet?! What the FARK! And they accuse me of being an international criminal."

geekmotoring.com
 
2013-10-11 02:50:12 PM  

Snapper Carr: Nightsweat: When I seize control of a third world country my first action will be to make IP lines and computers freely available, then censor the Internet so it ONLY shows porn sites in my country.  This will keep the people happy and busy and too tired to revolt.

Within 5 years, you will be beaten to death by a group of dissidents with extraordinarily strong right arms.


It's the leftists that are really dangerous!

mymillsbaby.co.uk
 
2013-10-11 02:54:02 PM  
You can't spell dictator without dick.
and you can't spell Bashar al-Assad  without ass.
 
2013-10-11 03:08:28 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: You can't spell dictator without dick.
and you can't spell Bashar al-Assad  without ass.


Where does tater go?
 
2013-10-11 03:11:37 PM  

ciberido: FTA: But according to Yale's Navid Hassanpour, who has been studying communications disruptions in the Middle East since 2011, these blackouts are actually more likely to strengthen and spread protests rather than extinguish them.

But I thought a communications disruption could mean only one thing?


It does!

Lots of sex!
 
2013-10-11 03:18:08 PM  

thecpt: If I've learned anything from fark/the Internet, it's that people can vent here then move on with their lives without doing anything about the problem.


At least in my case, it's cathartic for problems you can't do much about...
 
2013-10-11 03:20:16 PM  

Snapper Carr: Nightsweat: When I seize control of a third world country my first action will be to make IP lines and computers freely available, then censor the Internet so it ONLY shows porn sites in my country.  This will keep the people happy and busy and too tired to revolt.

Within 5 years, you will be beaten to death by a group of dissidents with extraordinarily strong right arms.


But itll be a great five years
 
2013-10-11 04:47:26 PM  

Nightsweat: When I seize control of a third world country my first action will be to make IP lines and computers freely available, then censor the Internet so it ONLY shows porn sites in my country.  This will keep the people happy and busy and too tired to revolt.


Grant Fox an exclusive operating license as the nation's sole "news" provider and your dynasty will last 500 years.
 
2013-10-11 06:03:45 PM  

Snapper Carr: Nightsweat: When I seize control of a third world country my first action will be to make IP lines and computers freely available, then censor the Internet so it ONLY shows porn sites in my country.  This will keep the people happy and busy and too tired to revolt.

Within 5 years, you will be beaten to death by a group of dissidents with extraordinarily strong right arms.


Why would one arm be stronger then the other?
 
2013-10-11 06:05:39 PM  

Nightsweat: When I seize control of a third world country my first action will be to make IP lines and computers freely available, then censor the Internet so it ONLY shows porn sites in my country.  This will keep the people happy and busy and too tired to revolt.


Make sure it only shows extreme Japanese and German porn. 95% of the country will be too terrified to ever leave your borders, and the other 5% you don't want hanging around anyway.

/"Alien diarrhea squid makes forcible love to human centipede while gargling buckets of Abe Vigoda's medical waste? That can't possibly mean what it... AAAGGHH!!! SAVE US FROM THE MONSTERS OUTSIDE THE WALLS, BELOVED LEADER!"
 
2013-10-11 08:54:10 PM  
A guy in front of a computer with his hand down his pants ain't going to be firing a RPG threw your window.
 
2013-10-12 12:34:40 AM  
'The plebians are organizing during the circuses? Shut them all down and withhold their bread'

Said no successful statesmen ever
 
2013-10-12 03:21:03 AM  
Ya think?!
 
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