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Ex-Bush admin official: Internet giveaway weakens cybersecurity, opens door to Web tax
DailyCaller ^ | 15 Mar 2014 | Giuseppe Macri

Posted on 03/15/2014 8:24:25 AM PDT by shove_it

The U.S. government’s plan to give away authority over the Internet’s core architecture to the “global Internet community” could endanger the security of both the Internet and the U.S. — and open the door to a global tax on Web use.

“U.S. management of the internet has been exemplary and there is no reason to give this away — especially in return for nothing,” former Bush administration State Department senior advisor Christian Whiton told The Daily Caller. “This is the Obama equivalent of Carter’s decision to give away the Panama Canal — only with possibly much worse consequences.”

The U.S. Commerce Department announced late Friday it would relinquish control of The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) — the organization charged with managing domain names, assigning Internet protocol addresses and other crucial Web functions — after its current contract expires next year...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Government
KEYWORDS: americaindecline; bho44; globalism; internet; internettax; jimmycarter2; jimmycarterii; obamaforeignpolicy; obamalegacy; redistribution; tech; webtax

1 posted on 03/15/2014 8:24:25 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it

I wonder what Obama’s tax commission rate will be?


2 posted on 03/15/2014 8:26:19 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: shove_it
BOHICA!
3 posted on 03/15/2014 8:26:55 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: shove_it
The Banana Republics are already lining up for the internet tax bing!

Welcome to Obamanet! Mandatory Internet Provider for The People

is free...but comes with 20 percent Income surcharge...for people

banner is tribute to man who actually invent internet...Unce Joe Stalin
4 posted on 03/15/2014 8:29:56 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: shove_it

Maybe Obama will give it back to ALGore


5 posted on 03/15/2014 8:30:08 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: shove_it

This issue is the mother-of-all-gifthorses to Republicans. They can use it to slam Obama for destroying the freedom of the Internet and raising the specter of user fees.

They could, but they probably won’t. The Stupid Party has a well earned moniker.


6 posted on 03/15/2014 8:33:17 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard
The Stupid Party has a well earned moniker.

No kidding.
That's what prompted me to write this brochure:

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7 posted on 03/15/2014 8:38:19 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Starboard

The 2014/16 elections are going to be a blowout for the Dems. When the the younguns get hit w this they won’t even be able to get Hilary elected as dog catcher.


8 posted on 03/15/2014 8:41:59 AM PDT by DownInFlames ( I)
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To: shove_it
Future search results for Free Republic:

404 ERROR - UN SANCTIONED HATE SPEECH. ENTRY DENIED.

9 posted on 03/15/2014 8:43:29 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: shove_it

This issue is a point for the GOP to come out strongly, universally opposed to, and go to bat for right away.

No!

Leave the internet alone.


10 posted on 03/15/2014 8:45:30 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: shove_it
Global Tax = Obama’s dream of US Wealth REDUSTRUBUTION.
11 posted on 03/15/2014 8:45:36 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: DownInFlames

Democrat office holders must be stunned by this. It’s not been a good year for them, and now this horrific piece of news. lol


12 posted on 03/15/2014 8:47:12 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: shove_it

Read the book “Extortion”. You will understand this.


13 posted on 03/15/2014 8:58:05 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: shove_it

This brain fart is in a category with Jimmah Carter’s stupid and traitorous giving away of the Panama Canal.


14 posted on 03/15/2014 9:12:38 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: TADSLOS

Precisely. This is the commies ultimate dream come true; the end of free speech and total control of news content. They already control the MSM television and newspaper outlets which are “encouraged” to self-censor. The same standard will be applied to internet information/news services through the application of some form of a “fairness doctrine”.

But wait, there’s more. Every computer connected to and active on the internet, yours and mine, is connected to a unique IP address. Every IP address either is, (in the case of a smart phone) or can be tied to a unique telephone number identifier that is listed to the computer’s user.

This will cement the commies dream of ending anonymity on the Internet which is a disease slowly spreading through MSM outlets that now require commenters log in using a “verified” Facebook account. In order to have a verified Facebook account, the holder of such account is required to identify themselves/verify they are the account user by giving up their telephone number to Facebook. Only those who are comfortably “one with the Borg” now comment on Liberal/Commie/Progressive internet news/propaganda outlets like Huffington Post, Dallas Morning News, LA Times, etc. This device allows the elites to ensure that there is no exchange of competing ideas on the internet, but rather, only those who intone the propaganda speak to one another and broadcast their ideas on the Internet.

If outlets like Free Republic are even around after 2016, I’ll be quite surprised. Or they may be around, but comment won’t be anonymous and use, including just reading, won’t be free of the Internet access tax to be paid to the UN.

Anything that can be taxed can be destroyed.


15 posted on 03/15/2014 9:19:44 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: shove_it

Watch the MSM come out and say what a wonderful thing this is.

This is something liberals should be outraged about, but they are so stupid.


16 posted on 03/15/2014 9:24:57 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Starboard

“They could, but they probably won’t. The Stupid Party has a well earned moniker.”

The Republicans cherry pick a couple of backwater, nebulous issues and ride them like a dead horse. They don’t bring up the real stuff and there is no ferocity in their campaigns. If it’s a real issue that could hurt the Democrats, the GOP focuses on the wrong parts of the thing and turns it into a loser.

The GOP are the enablers of the Democrats. They don’t exist to win, and when they do, the liberals merrily continue their destruction of society, as in Bush giving us No Child Left Behind, Homeland Security and TSA.

This can’t be by accident.


17 posted on 03/15/2014 9:26:53 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: shove_it

Don’t “We the people” have anything to say about this?
Is there an alternative to the internet?


18 posted on 03/15/2014 9:31:00 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Luke21

Agree. At some point continuous failure and appeasement becomes design.


19 posted on 03/15/2014 9:54:35 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: shove_it; Revolting cat!; GeronL
Give it to China along with the Panama Canal.


20 posted on 03/15/2014 10:12:31 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: shove_it

Goodbye internet. Islam will reign supreme and Sharia will dictate all content. Sadly, I think the pornographers will be the ones that shut this transfer down


21 posted on 03/16/2014 10:46:53 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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