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(IBD) Will "Net Neutrality" Fan Obama Let United Nations Seize The Internet?
Patriot Action Network ^ | November 27, 2012

Posted on 11/27/2012 7:01:59 AM PST by raptor22

Free Speech: The U.N. plans to control the tool that tyrants fear most — technology that promotes free speech and intellectual freedom — by imposing a global tax in the name of fairness. Think of net neutrality on steroids.

Elections have consequences, and one consequence of President Obama's re-election may be U.S. acquiescence to the administrative control of the Internet to the United Nations and journalist-jailing and Web-censoring regimes from Iran to Venezuela, complete with a global tax on its use.

The U.N.'s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is holding the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai from Dec. 3 to 14. U.N. member states, largely composed of Third World despots, will be meeting to update the ITU treaty arrangements for international communications.

The ITU last drafted a treaty on communications in 1988, before the dawn of the Internet as we know it, and many of the world's thugs seek to restrict its freedoms by imposing on it a global tax. The Internet was then primarily a university network, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was a mere 4 years old.

Today, the self-regulating Internet means no one has to ask for permission to launch a website, and no government can tell network operators how to do their jobs. The Internet freely crosses international boundaries, making it difficult for governments to censor or to tax.

Regimes such as Russia and Iran also want an ITU rule letting them monitor Internet traffic routed through or to their countries, allowing them to eavesdrop or block access.

Since at least 2004, the ITU has tried repeatedly to wrest power from ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the multi-stakeholder body created in 1998 to oversee domain names and addresses.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: freespeech; internet; netneutrality; unitednations

1 posted on 11/27/2012 7:02:07 AM PST by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Since the United Nations has proven for over a year now that it cannot resolve the ‘Slaughter in Syria,’ of what use is the United Nations?


2 posted on 11/27/2012 7:05:25 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: raptor22

Gosh, the Obamadork has so many ways to start CW-II and so little time to enact them all.

Make my day, dork.


3 posted on 11/27/2012 7:09:31 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Graewoulf
Aw but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We see the UN as a putrid collection of sniffling leftist bureaucracies. Obama sees himself as becoming Supreme Chancellor ushering in a new galactic empire. “I AM the senate!” Hillary aka Darth Vader will assist on the US Supreme Court in carrying out the Chancellor's bidding until such time that she casts him aside and takes over in order to rule the galaxy. it is all in your perspective
4 posted on 11/27/2012 7:45:52 AM PST by plain talk
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To: raptor22

un-license.

5 posted on 11/27/2012 8:33:16 AM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: raptor22

When the UN takes control of the Internet

1 Muslims will get their Blasphemy Laws

2 Israel will be cut from the World Wide Web

3 Chins , Iran and Russia will be in charge of ALL Security

4 Anonymous will be hired to be an outside company for security of ALL Civilian/Military networks

5 the west will pay a tax so the UN can provide free INTERNET to 3/4 of the world


6 posted on 11/27/2012 8:36:54 AM PST by molson209
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