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Don't Hand Over the Internet to the U.N. - Fred Thompson
Fred File ^ | 11/16/07 | Fred Thompson

Posted on 11/16/2007 11:02:12 AM PST by spacekicker

"I’m no tech head, but I think I know a thing or three about the Internet and how it works. And as far as I can tell, it works pretty well.

More than 1.4 billion people around the world seem to be emailing each other a lot, and those emails get delivered a lot faster and more reliably than “snail mail.” Lots of people are innovating around the Internet – voice calling over the Internet, e-commerce, blogs, education, employment, and healthcare services, music and video streaming and downloads, and such – and lots and lots of people are profiting from those innovations and the websites and companies that operate online.

So if things are going so well, why is it that some folks are seriously thinking about taking management of the Internet away from the United States and handing control to the United Nations?

(Excerpt) Read more at fredfile.fred08.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fredthompson; internet; un; unfailures; unitednations; unscandals; uselessnations
read the rest....I wish that Fred's opinion pieces could get more press. They are spot on.
1 posted on 11/16/2007 11:02:14 AM PST by spacekicker
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To: spacekicker

Love it, but we’re going to hear from the USPS!! :-)


2 posted on 11/16/2007 11:02:48 AM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud RUSH REPUBLICAN! WIN, FRED, WIN!!!)
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To: spacekicker
The only thing I'd like to had over to the U.N. is a bill for all the $$$ we've wasted on it over the years.

Oh, and an eviction notice.
3 posted on 11/16/2007 11:03:26 AM PST by LIConFem (Thompson 2008. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter 2008 (VP) Lifetime ACU Rating: 92)
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To: spacekicker

The UN is singing, “Cause I’m the tax man. Yeeaaahhh, I’m the tax man.”


4 posted on 11/16/2007 11:04:49 AM PST by Psychic Dice (ArtOfPsychicDice.com)
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To: LIConFem

Where do I sign your petition?


5 posted on 11/16/2007 11:05:42 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: spacekicker

“So if things are going so well, why is it that some folks are seriously thinking about taking management of the Internet away from the United States and handing control to the United Nations?

This is news to me; who is he referring to?

GO FRED!!


6 posted on 11/16/2007 11:07:06 AM PST by scottdeus12 (Jesus is real, whether you believe in Him or not.)
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To: spacekicker

Have you noticed that no one but Rudy and Hillary get much attention?

It is really disgusting.


7 posted on 11/16/2007 11:07:26 AM PST by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: spacekicker
I’ve yet to hear something from Fred that I didn’t like.

Now if he only came out for kicking the U.N. out of the U.S. that would be the kicker.

8 posted on 11/16/2007 11:08:27 AM PST by McGruff (A "Big Time" Fred Thompson supporter!)
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To: scottdeus12

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1926815/posts


9 posted on 11/16/2007 11:11:19 AM PST by ansel12 (Proud father of a 10th Mountain veteran. Proud son of a WWII vet. Proud brother of vets, Airborne)
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To: scottdeus12
But countries like China aren’t happy about U.S. control of “the tubes.” They’d rather have the U.N. run it.

They already made Google and Yahoo squeal like a pig.

10 posted on 11/16/2007 11:11:47 AM PST by McGruff (A "Big Time" Fred Thompson supporter!)
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To: spacekicker
Don't Hand Over the Internet to the U.N. - Fred Thompson

Agree. We don't need the UN running the internet.
11 posted on 11/16/2007 11:12:01 AM PST by mysterio
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To: scottdeus12

There was a UN conference a week ago, in South America, I think, demanding the US turn over control to the UN. It didn’t get much play because it was so absurd.


12 posted on 11/16/2007 11:14:49 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: mysterio

BTTT


13 posted on 11/16/2007 11:14:59 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: spacekicker
The article gets in some good shots at the UN, but it's pretty shallow.

Today ICANN does things like manage the assignment of Web sites domain names – the .coms, .orgs, .edus – for example.

Some domain names. The national top-level domains are managed by their national registrars, and have been from the beginning -- .cn by China, .uk by Britain, etc.

But countries like China aren’t happy about U.S. control of “the tubes.” They’d rather have the U.N. run it.

The US doesn't run "the tubes," even in the US. The lines are run by telecom companies, in much of the world state-owned.

I wonder how the U.N. would’ve handled the situation in Burma recently when the government cut off all Internet access to all anti-government protesters, or how it would’ve handled the imprisonment in China of dissidents and reporters who emailed news out of the country.

If that's the example, it's not much of an argument -- the UN could hardly do less than the US did in those two cases.

14 posted on 11/16/2007 11:15:21 AM PST by ReignOfError
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To: spacekicker
read the rest....I

Why not post it all next time?

15 posted on 11/16/2007 11:16:52 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (If Rudy's an influential conservative, then I'm an award winning concert pianist.)
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To: ReignOfError

And, I almost forgot to mention, ICANN is already an international organization.


16 posted on 11/16/2007 11:17:31 AM PST by ReignOfError
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To: spacekicker

It is interesting that he is speaking of something that got no interest at the UN. It was very unpopular.


17 posted on 11/16/2007 11:17:35 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: spacekicker
Having the UN in charge of the internet would make Google.com seem like an outright bastion of “free speech” by comparison.
18 posted on 11/16/2007 11:19:51 AM PST by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: McGruff

Fred has not disappointed me yet either. GO FRED GO!


19 posted on 11/16/2007 11:27:04 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: ElkGroveDan

1) Not sure if I should, thought maybe it’d be too long.

2) I’d rather have the traffic go to Fred’s site.


20 posted on 11/16/2007 11:29:17 AM PST by spacekicker
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To: ReignOfError

If China and some of the others are so upset about who is running the internet, why don’t they start their own and turn it over to the UN? They rest of us will stay with the one we have now.


21 posted on 11/16/2007 11:50:19 AM PST by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: Yaelle

I like Fred also but I’m waiting to make an endorsement. I’ll have a press conference when the announcement is made.


22 posted on 11/16/2007 12:02:17 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (THE NEXT GENERATION CONSERVATIVE)
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To: texgal
If China and some of the others are so upset about who is running the internet, why don’t they start their own

That's essentially what they did. The Internet is a network of networks, of which China has one. The networks share common protocols so they can talk to each other.

23 posted on 11/16/2007 12:19:27 PM PST by ReignOfError
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To: spacekicker

Amen!


24 posted on 11/16/2007 12:20:53 PM PST by rintense (I'm 4 Thompson!)
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To: LIConFem
Don't even bother with the eviction notice ...

the President could simply give a company of grunt Marines orders to "secure the (UN) building".

25 posted on 11/16/2007 12:26:48 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: LIConFem
Don't even bother with the eviction notice ...

the President could simply give a company of grunt Marines orders to "secure the (UN) building".

26 posted on 11/16/2007 12:27:08 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: spacekicker
Don't hand anything over to the UN, except an eviction notice.
27 posted on 11/16/2007 12:55:24 PM PST by polymuser (There is one war and one enemy.)
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Or, we could make them move UN HQ to a holler in the deep south.
28 posted on 11/16/2007 12:57:01 PM PST by polymuser (There is one war and one enemy.)
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