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    Next week the United Nations' International Telecommunications Union will meet in Dubai to figure out how to control the Internet. Representatives from 193 nations will attend the nearly two week long meeting, according to news reports.
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    Will Rice blame the out of control Internet on Al Gore and then apologize that an American invented it?
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    One week we (0bama) hand(s) control of our military over to the UN and make them answerable to a world court. Another week we let the UN destroy the 2nd amendment. And another week, American citizens will be required to pay a tax to the UN. Still anther week 0bama asserts the authority to turn over private industry and the internet to this international agency. Where is any of this in the constitution? And how long should we expect before the cattle cars start arriving... hmm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janice View Post
    One week we (0bama) hand(s) control of our military over to the UN and make them answerable to a world court. Another week we let the UN destroy the 2nd amendment. And another week, American citizens will be required to pay a tax to the UN. Still anther week 0bama asserts the authority to turn over private industry and the internet to this international agency. Where is any of this in the constitution? And how long should we expect before the cattle cars start arriving... hmm?
    Aww, don't be so hard on Bammy!

    He's just trying to transform the Office of the President of the United States from the hardest job in the world, to the easiest!

    When the UN is finally 'the boss', he and all the other heads of state can organize into a union, and start striking for higher wages, longer vaca, etc.

    It'll be a worker's utopian paradise, worldwide and top to bottom!
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    "Father of the internet" Vint Cerf claims the "free and open net is under threat"

    UN internet regulation treaty talks begin in Dubai

    Government regulators from 193 countries are in Dubai to revise a wide-ranging communications treaty.

    Google has warned the event threatened the "open internet", while the EU said the current system worked, adding: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

    But the agency said action was needed to ensure investment in infrastructure to help more people access the net.

    "The brutal truth is that the internet remains largely [the] rich world's privilege, " said Dr Hamadoun Toure, secretary-general of the UN's International Telecommunications Union, ahead of the meeting.

    "ITU wants to change that." >>>

    The EU's digital agenda commissioner, Neelie Kroes, has called into question why the treaty needs to refer to the net.

    "The internet works, it doesn't need to be regulated by ITR treaty," she tweeted.

    Vint Cerf - the computer scientist who co-designed some of the internet's core underlying protocols and who now acts as Google's chief internet evangelist - has been even more vocal, penning a series of op-ed columns.

    "A state-controlled system of regulation is not only unnecessary, it would almost invariably raise costs and prices and interfere with the rapid and organic growth of the internet we have seen since its commercial emergence in the 1990s," he wrote for CNN.

    Google itself has also run an "open internet" petition alongside the claim: "Only governments have a voice at the ITU... engineers, companies, and people that build and use the web have no vote."


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    People should also be worried about our own government trying to get its hands into this. There are bills introduced every year right here that try to get the last vestige of pure freedom taken away.
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