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(Independent)   Nothing says, "I'm a person who doesn't understand anything about anything," like Trump asking Bill Gates to turn off the internet to stop terrorism   ( independent.co.uk) divider line
    More: Asinine, Parsons Green Tube, Scotland Yard, travel ban, United States, Terrorism, main recruitment tool, internet, Donald Trump  
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4701 clicks; posted to Politics » on 15 Sep 2017 at 12:38 PM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-09-15 11:07:30 AM  
There must be a valve in one of the tubes that will do that.
 
2017-09-15 11:17:24 AM  
Duh, everyone knows Gore was the one that invented the internet.  So he should have the power to turn it off.

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2017-09-15 11:23:14 AM  
Duh, subby, everyone knows the internet is kept in a box in Big Ben.

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2017-09-15 11:30:42 AM  
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Welcome to the human race.
 
2017-09-15 11:34:57 AM  
Somebody will say, 'Oh freedom of speech, freedom of speech.' These are foolish people."

Freedom of speech only applies if I agree!
 
2017-09-15 11:37:44 AM  
Well, I guess we're gonna have to use the backup internet for now.  Everyone still remember their shell logins?
 
2017-09-15 11:45:20 AM  
I'd almost go for it to shut up that f*cktards Twitter feed
 
2017-09-15 11:50:43 AM  
I remember when I accidentally shut off the internet.

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2017-09-15 11:51:02 AM  
I'm surprised Barron can't take care of it.
 
2017-09-15 11:54:50 AM  
Great. Now we'll have to have Fark threads by snail mail.
 
2017-09-15 12:03:02 PM  
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Zombie Ted Stevens thinks you're a big dummy, Donny.
 
2017-09-15 12:09:31 PM  
Donnie...please, tell us how you're going to cut off the Internet for terrorists. Please. Use small words if you have to, but just spitball us a plan for that. Take your time if you must...
 
2017-09-15 12:20:08 PM  
Why not just shut off the electricity to the entire middle east?
 
2017-09-15 12:20:25 PM  
Just when I think peak stupid has been reached.....

Today I'm feeling like I just can't anymore.  Where the fark is the giant meteor to end this insanity and save us from ourselves?
 
2017-09-15 12:24:05 PM  
Nothing says, "I'm a person who doesn't understand anything about anything," like Trump

Headline abbreviated for accuracy.
 
2017-09-15 12:31:25 PM  
he said that the internet was a terrorist "recruiting tool".

While white-supremacist protests over the statues of failed traitors being taken down are totally fine.
 
2017-09-15 12:39:51 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-15 12:40:17 PM  
Subby thinks he or she is funny, but clearly doesn't understand the cyber.
 
2017-09-15 12:41:31 PM  
How about we just cut off the wifi in the White House?
 
2017-09-15 12:42:41 PM  
Let's test the theory by banning Trump from the internet and give it a few years to see how that goes.
 
2017-09-15 12:43:25 PM  
There's a good conversation to be had about why these attacks are happening in Europe and not America.

But instead let's yell about travel bans.
 
2017-09-15 12:44:23 PM  
I'm not even going to talk about him anymore. I'm going after you racist dumbasses who voted for him. YOU are the problem, not him. He's who he is. He has done a very poor job of hiding his misogyny, racism, and stupidity. YOU still voted for him. This shiat is on y'all.
 
2017-09-15 12:44:33 PM  
So are we shutting down Trump's internet
access along with the rest of the alt right terrorist nazis?
 
2017-09-15 12:45:50 PM  

MrBallou: How about we just cut off the wifi in the White House?


See, you do these things and then we get word that he's trying to Tweet from an Etch-A-Sketch with an electrical cord duct-taped to it.

Don't ask how low we can go unless you're truly ready to see what's down there.
 
2017-09-15 12:46:12 PM  
e.lvme.me
 
2017-09-15 12:46:20 PM  
I like to think Bill Gates has an internet on/off switch on a wall of his house, right next to the switch for his porch light, so he's always flipping the wrong switch by accident.
 
2017-09-15 12:46:23 PM  
img.fark.net
Trump doesn't even use a computer, he barely understands how the puts his bigly words into the phone and his followers then get MAGA.  The internet is a vague concept to him, like poltergeists or empathy.
 
2017-09-15 12:46:37 PM  

Psychopusher: Well, I guess we're gonna have to use the backup internet for now.  Everyone still remember their shell logins?


Isn't it always "admin?"
 
2017-09-15 12:47:09 PM  
Come on subby, there's no way that even Trump is stupid enough to believe that... reads article... oh for fark's sake.
 
2017-09-15 12:48:19 PM  
Idiot! Gates had to turn in his keys to the Internet when he left Microsoft.
 
2017-09-15 12:48:38 PM  

Iowan73: I like to think Bill Gates has an internet on/off switch on a wall of his house, right next to the switch for his porch light, so he's always flipping the wrong switch by accident.


I'm not sure about the Internet, but that would certainly explain my cable service

/f*ck you, comcast
 
2017-09-15 12:48:56 PM  
All snark aside, we should be grateful beyond measure that Two Scoops is utterly incapable of stringing together a cogent sentence. Because the idea he's trying to get across is to use "terrorism", generally, and incidents like London, specifically, as pretexts to expanding DHS influence into private internet traffic. And that can get really, really scary, really really quickly. Especially with an administration like the one we have now, with Sessions running the DOJ, Mnuchin running the Treasury, and "spiritual advisors" like Harvey with direct access to a man who appears to do or say literally whatever the last person who speaks to him tells him will make him look "tough" or "powerful".
 
2017-09-15 12:49:07 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-15 12:49:07 PM  

Budweiser Baptist: Just when I think peak stupid has been reached.....

Today I'm feeling like I just can't anymore.  Where the fark is the giant meteor to end this insanity and save us from ourselves?


I want an AI rebellion. I want something that uses logic above emotion.
 
2017-09-15 12:49:10 PM  

MrBallou: How about we just cut off the wifi in the White House?


Better plan: setup an alternate wifi router in the White House that is intentionally under-powered and slow as hell. Label it "Barack's Personal Wifi". You know he'd switch to that one just to spite Obama, even if it barely works.
 
2017-09-15 12:49:37 PM  
I wonder if we could just create a CompuServe Sim for Trump and told him the internet was down and this was the backup if he'd actually go with it....
 
2017-09-15 12:49:51 PM  

Skarekrough: MrBallou: How about we just cut off the wifi in the White House?

See, you do these things and then we get word that he's trying to Tweet from an Etch-A-Sketch with an electrical cord duct-taped to it.

Don't ask how low we can go unless you're truly ready to see what's down there.


Actually, I'm totally ready to see that.
 
2017-09-15 12:49:58 PM  

Dafatone: There's a good conversation to be had about why these attacks are happening in Europe and not America.

But instead let's yell about travel bans.


They aren't happening in Europe.  This was England.  And I have been assured many times that England is not even in the same galactic cluster as Europe.

Also, did Loki look at Papa Legba and declaim "Hold my mead and watch this?" with regard to the last year and a half?
 
2017-09-15 12:50:00 PM  
Just take the keys out of the dump truck.

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2017-09-15 12:50:06 PM  
Somebody will say, 'Oh freedom of speech, freedom of speech.' These are foolish people."

No.  No they are not, Mister President.  These are the people you wanted to represent.  These are the people you are leading.  These are not your employees you can boss around.  These are not peons you can discard at will.  You WANTED this job, badly enough that you joined up with scrupulous people (and apparently Russians to) in order to get it, remember?  Now shut up and do your job or we'll find someone to do it for you.
 
2017-09-15 12:50:11 PM  
The Bill Gates sure is powerful.  How many years were people online before MS finally came out with Exploder then the wonderful search BUNG!?
 
2017-09-15 12:50:46 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'd almost go for it to shut up that f*cktards Twitter feed


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2017-09-15 12:50:54 PM  

Psychopusher: Well, I guess we're gonna have to use the backup internet for now.  Everyone still remember their shell logins?


See y'all on alt.news.notnews.fark
 
2017-09-15 12:51:21 PM  
He should have called Comcast, their experts at this.
 
2017-09-15 12:52:26 PM  
Obviously Bill just needs to pull the plug on the internet...

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2017-09-15 12:54:26 PM  
People thought I was crazy to stockpile all those discs holding free hours of AOL Online. Well who's the crazy one now, huh? Who's the crazy one???

/Nuts. The Purple Snorklewhacker in the kitchen says it's still me.
 
2017-09-15 12:54:30 PM  

cgraves67: MrBallou: How about we just cut off the wifi in the White House?

Better plan: setup an alternate wifi router in the White House that is intentionally under-powered and slow as hell. Label it "Barack's Personal Wifi". You know he'd switch to that one just to spite Obama, even if it barely works.


Baraknaphobia would keep him off the web.
 
2017-09-15 12:55:04 PM  
The internet? Is that like Google? Or Apps?
 
2017-09-15 12:55:27 PM  
Well turning off the internet would disable sites like Stormfront, WND and Breitbart so I guess it would hurt terrorism.
 
2017-09-15 12:56:42 PM  

ralphjr: [img.fark.net image 425x281]


That takes two people typing on the same keyboard to work, though.
 
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