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Obama Surrendering Internet to Foreign Powers
NEWSMAX ^ | 31 Jan 2010 | By: Bradley A. Blakeman

Posted on 02/01/2010 10:41:04 PM PST by BellStar

Without the ingenuity of America’s brightest minds and the investment of U.S. taxpayer dollars, there would be no Internet, as we now know it today.

Now, the Obama administration has moved quietly to cede control of the Web from the United States to foreign powers.

Some background: The Internet came into being because of the genius work of Americans Dr.Robert E. Kahn and Dr. Vinton G. Cerf. These men, while working for the Department of Defense in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in the early 1970s, conceived, designed, and implemented the idea of "open-architecture networking."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho44; cerf; darpa; democrat; democrats; dns; foreign; globalism; iana; icann; impeachobama; internet; obama; powers
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"The surrender of the Internet will spell disaster for our nation, financially, as well as for safety, security and our standing as a great power that values freedom and the free exchange of ideas and information."
1 posted on 02/01/2010 10:41:05 PM PST by BellStar
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To: dynachrome; 09Patriot; abigail2; Avoiding_Sulla; BellStar; b4its2late; Blue Turtle; ...

OMG!


2 posted on 02/01/2010 10:45:56 PM PST by BellStar (Be strong ........Joshua 1:6)
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To: Lovergirl; lower_middle-class_dad; LucyJo; LUV W; lysie; maggief; MagUSNRET; MarineMom613

I have a feeling this will be the straw!


3 posted on 02/01/2010 10:49:45 PM PST by BellStar (Be strong ........Joshua 1:6)
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To: BellStar

Obama’s attack on the United States continues. If the world takes over this Internet and censors it, American ingenuity will build a separate net.


4 posted on 02/01/2010 10:57:41 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: BellStar

I guess the good news is that Google and Facebook go down..

Both Google and Facebook went around the bend to help elect Obama. Now they’ll crying the blues.


5 posted on 02/01/2010 10:59:51 PM PST by carolina71
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To: BellStar
The Internet came into being because of the genius work of Americans Dr.Robert E. Kahn and Dr. Vinton G. Cerf.

This article is total BS. Everyone knows Al Gore invented the internet!

6 posted on 02/01/2010 11:00:30 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: BellStar

Censorship is coming to the internet.


7 posted on 02/01/2010 11:07:24 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: BellStar
I have a feeling this will be the straw!

You have got to be kidding.

How many people in this country have any idea how the internet work?

How many people will ever hear about Obama surrendering the governance of the internet to a world body?

Once he surrenders governance to the internet how many will care?

This won’t even be a blip on the radar of the American people until it is too late and probably long after Obama is gone.

The American people in large part are way to busy thinking about the Super bowl, the World Series, the Stanley Cup or who will get best actor award at the Academy Awards to worry about how their president is giving away control of the greatest force for freedom in world to an international body that despises freedom and the United States.

8 posted on 02/01/2010 11:12:39 PM PST by Pontiac
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To: Pontiac

Hold up !

Do you really think it will be a blip on the radar once it’s changed or gone?

IT is a huge field where many know all the in’s and out’s of the internet.

Believe me, as soon as it disappears, all hell will break lose.

Heck, if Skype went down it would leave a huge hole.

And think of all the people who would have to attend internet addiction classes.

Like, all of us !

Sawry, I think you’re way off base re: the reaction of a lost internet.


9 posted on 02/01/2010 11:18:24 PM PST by carolina71
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To: BellStar

He’s so worried about offending other nations, but he doesn’t care if he hurts the country he is President of.


10 posted on 02/01/2010 11:20:04 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: BellStar

Let those international dudes set up their on system and leave what we have alone.


11 posted on 02/01/2010 11:24:01 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: All

Do you feel like a rational person in Russia in 1910 felt?


12 posted on 02/01/2010 11:25:59 PM PST by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: BellStar
The door was opened a long time ago:

United States cedes control of the internet - but what now? - Print Review of an extraordinary meeting

13 posted on 02/01/2010 11:27:02 PM PST by LucyJo (http://www.housetohouse.com/)
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To: Pontiac

Yup. The sheep will be serfs as long at they have ball games, reality TV, beer and cheap food.


14 posted on 02/01/2010 11:37:37 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Solitar

Though I wasn’t around then, yes!


15 posted on 02/01/2010 11:41:29 PM PST by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: BellStar

The article tells us nothing. What, exactly, is the “plan”? I mean, we already know that 0bama and his ilk have allowed foreign entities on the board at IANA, but, what else is he doing? That’s what I’d like to know.


16 posted on 02/01/2010 11:50:10 PM PST by papasmurf (sudo apt-get install U-S-Constitution)
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To: carolina71
It is. I am. We are the new media. Shock wave coming!
She keyed hopefully!
17 posted on 02/01/2010 11:59:45 PM PST by BellStar (Be strong ........Joshua 1:6)
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To: BellStar

In our spam today we got our first spam email from of all places Russia in the Russian script..could not read it, it didn’t have a virus..I think it was one of those Nigerian style scams..the format had that look about it but the letters were not in an alphabet anyone would understand other than a Russian or Greek or one of those languages.


18 posted on 02/02/2010 12:01:41 AM PST by celtic gal
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To: BellStar

Calm down, they’re only one-world communists. No need to panic.

It will all be over soon, and then you won’t have the burden of all this “freedom” business.

Then begins the process of getting used to your new masters, that’s all.

Tyranny is not that bad, folks, relax. Millions have survived it.

This is not a big deal.

I mean, there is a REALLY good chance you and your family will survive the new World Government’s plans for this nation.

Behave normally. Do what you normally do and just chill the heck out.

/s


19 posted on 02/02/2010 12:13:56 AM PST by Boucheau
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To: BellStar

We’ve been headed in this direction for some time. I know because I’ve been angry about it for years.

What bothers me is that when previous administrations were headed in this direction, the objections were quite muted.


20 posted on 02/02/2010 12:24:51 AM PST by DoughtyOne (God, Family,HeyFriends, Home, Town, State, the U.S., Conservatism, Free Republic & a dollar a day...)
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To: carolina71; Frantzie
IT is a huge field where many know all the in’s and out’s of the internet.

True and there are many hobbyist that are also knowledgeable. But they are a fairly insular group. They do not get their views or ideas cross pollinated out side their little sphere of influence.

I just don’t see the mainstream media picking up on this. And if gets some coverage on Page D5 I don’t see many people finding the article and thinking it will have much impact on their life.

How many people have taken an interest in the Net Neutrality Act? That can have a huge impact on how we use the net and who do you know has taken the time to look into what that abortion of a bill will do?

Do you really think it will be a blip on the radar once it’s changed or gone?

Yes.

Like I said:

This won’t even be a blip on the radar of the American people until it is too late and probably long after Obama is gone.

People won’t notice until they can’t do the things that they have been accustomed to doing.

This new governing body will not changes things drastically immediately. They will take time to slowly gather power and build up a body of reason for needed change to how the internet works. Hackers are the most likely excuse they will use; a need for security.

It is a slow road to serfdom we are on. The free world will end with a whimper and not bang. It is entertainment that is the opiate of the people and not religion. The Christian religion has been the guardian of freedom these last few centuries. Christianity is being exiled by the West and with it goes the guiding light of freedom.

21 posted on 02/02/2010 12:26:01 AM PST by Pontiac
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To: celtic gal

Russia in the Russian script yes I used to get those all the time but guess my spam blocker gets and eats them now.


22 posted on 02/02/2010 12:31:25 AM PST by BellStar (Be strong ........Joshua 1:6)
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To: Jim Robinson
I'm out of business if …~`•`♥♫♫ take my Internet from me! ♫♫♥`•` ~...
23 posted on 02/02/2010 12:36:21 AM PST by BellStar (Be strong ........Joshua 1:6)
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To: Pontiac
Obama Surrendering Internet to Foreign Powers is serious, I’m out of business …~`•`♥♫♫ if they take my Internet from me! ♫♫♥`•` ~... First it was the latest greatest spam blocker that began eating all my friends and now some poor starving a$$ third worlder is going to take over my little business who has never even herd of Kemah and is probably to weak from hunger or the beatings to care!

AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!

24 posted on 02/02/2010 12:50:47 AM PST by BellStar (Be strong ........Joshua 1:6)
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To: Red Steel

True about zero. As to American ingenuity succeeds in developing a new system, as long as it’s better, we win. If it isn’t, we will look so foolhardy and imbecilic, we will need many, many decades to live it down, if ever. It would be a very hard loss to survive.


25 posted on 02/02/2010 1:14:41 AM PST by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Pontiac

Internet and social policy are closely tied. If America keeps itself free then it will refuse foreign edicts that would wish censorship on its internal networks.


26 posted on 02/02/2010 1:34:58 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: BellStar
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

1. He gave away control of our internet.

27 posted on 02/02/2010 1:50:23 AM PST by Rocky (Obama's ego: The "I's" have it.)
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To: ShadowAce

ping


28 posted on 02/02/2010 3:03:21 AM PST by raybbr
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To: BellStar

Stocks will take a dump -—— AGAIN
Everything we do is connected to the internet. This insanity has to stop NOW.


29 posted on 02/02/2010 3:11:11 AM PST by fivecatsandadog (You better HOPE you end up with more than a little CHANGE in your pocket when he's finished.)
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To: BellStar

The seeds of a new civil war being planted.


30 posted on 02/02/2010 3:22:49 AM PST by Biggirl (Justice Alito Said It As He Called It "You Lie"!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: DoughtyOne; Mrs. Don-o

I have really tried to not ascribe to malice what can be explained by incompetence. I am just about done with that.


31 posted on 02/02/2010 3:25:55 AM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal departs Iraq 2-1.)
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To: Pinkbell

Obama’s Panama Canal moment.


32 posted on 02/02/2010 3:27:09 AM PST by rusty millet
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To: BellStar
waxenterror

The INTERNET is the greatest asset to individual liberty ever created. No wonder RATS are working to kill it.

33 posted on 02/02/2010 3:28:57 AM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: Nateman

34 posted on 02/02/2010 3:52:15 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: All; backhoe

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2395144/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2362861/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2353887/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2352963/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2297382/posts

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2362861/posts

The US lets go of the internet – will anyone notice?
NewScientist ^ | October 13, 2009 | Gareth Morgan
Posted on October 15, 2009 12:04:24 AM PDT by bogusname

POLITICAL power is rarely ceded without good reason. So eyebrows were raised last week when the US Department of Commerce decided to relax its grip on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the body responsible for the naming system that ensures that when you type a web address, your browser knows where to go. In future, governments and other international organisations will be able to nominate staff to sit on one of ICANN’s three newly created steering committees, something the DoC had resisted for years. “What it really means,” says ICANN’s chief executive Rod Beckstrom, “is that we’re going global.”

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http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/101309_ICANN_Names_Three_New_GNSO_Council_Members

“ICANN Names Three New GNSO Council Members”
Tags: government appointments ICANN domains
By Justin Lee, October 13, 2009

SNIPPET: “(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Internet regulation body ICANN (www.icann.org) announced this week it has named three individuals to serve as non-commercial stakeholder group representatives on the new Generic Names Supporting Organization Council at its September 30th board meeting.

The appointees include Mohammed Rafik Dammak of Tunisia, Rosemary Sinclair of Australia and Debra Hughes of the United States.

The board’s structural improvements committee reviewed the applications from a range of volunteers before recommending to the full board three candidates to serve on the GNSO Council for the next two years.

The newly appointed individuals were recommended by the SIC based on their skills, experience, background, knowledge, passion and ability to help build non-commercial participation and contribute to the work of the GNSO.

The committee paid particular attention to the candidates’ ability to contribute to diversity of geographic representation on the council.”

7 posted on October 15, 2009 12:19:37 AM PDT by Cindy


35 posted on 02/02/2010 4:18:19 AM PST by Cindy
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To: BellStar
I think this is a great idea.

And, in the meantime, a new USANet will spring up that is exclusive to the US and uses all the same protocols and network infrastructure.

Obama must really be upset that Jimmy Carter beat him in giving away the Panama Canal.

36 posted on 02/02/2010 5:05:14 AM PST by The Duke
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...

37 posted on 02/02/2010 5:20:15 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: carolina71
Compare and contrast those who "know" about The Net, to those who only know about the "interwebs".

At this point the latter probably outnumbers the former, and as long as twitter, facebook and youtube are still accessible, their world will not be shaken.

38 posted on 02/02/2010 5:42:24 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: BellStar
Obama's surrender of internet = TREASON.
Obama's closing of Gitmo = TREASON
Obama's trying KSM in civilian court = TREASON
Obama's failure to blame jihadism for Ft Hood massacre = TREASON
Obama's removing missle shields in Poland = TREASON

It's time for the courts and people to remove the usurper, put him in jail, and try him and DNC enablers for their crimes against the American people. See tagline.

39 posted on 02/02/2010 5:49:39 AM PST by circumbendibus (Obama is an unconstitutional illegal putative president. Quo Warranto in 2010)
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To: circumbendibus

Oh yeah. Obama’s bowing to King of Saudi Arabia, Putin, Emperor of Japan, Premiere of China, and mayor of Tampa (who declared CAIR day in Tampa) = treason


40 posted on 02/02/2010 5:55:14 AM PST by circumbendibus (Obama is an unconstitutional illegal putative president. Quo Warranto in 2010)
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marking


41 posted on 02/02/2010 6:08:13 AM PST by Lorica
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To: carolina71
Believe me, as soon as it disappears, all hell will break lose.

Yeah, but how will all of us keyboard commandos get our message out.


42 posted on 02/02/2010 6:58:10 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: BellStar

China and other totalitarian nations want a say in how the Internet is run. This is very dangerous, and don’t think any free countries will stop them.

At the recent Davos conference, the Chinese rep made it known that he didn’t want the recent Google hacking discussed, and no country — including ours — dared to bring it up.


43 posted on 02/02/2010 7:27:25 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: don-o
"I have really tried to not ascribe to malice what can be explained by incompetence. I am just about done with that."

In the case of this administration it appears to be a combination of both...let's hope and pray their incompetence outweighs the malice, and that we can regain control and competency in the near future.

44 posted on 02/02/2010 8:02:03 AM PST by LucyJo (http://www.housetohouse.com/)
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To: Pontiac

the typical Obama voter = “GIMME FREE STUFFFF!!!!!!!”

(internet? what is the internet? who cares I just want by computer to download songs and simulate a life on facebook, the internet is irrelevent to me. (/s))


45 posted on 02/02/2010 8:05:11 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: antiRepublicrat
How China Controls the Internet (January 2006 article)
46 posted on 02/02/2010 8:13:16 AM PST by LucyJo (http://www.housetohouse.com/)
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To: BellStar

So does my spam filter but it also allows me to view it at the earthlink server site and not on my computer. Earthlink has always caught emails with virus problems..tells me just what the virus is..you get what you pay for with email service. I have used that provider for 10 years and touch wood have never had a virus either on my PC or my MACS


47 posted on 02/02/2010 8:19:27 AM PST by celtic gal
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To: USS Alaska

There’s some kid in a garage somewhere working on that as I type !


48 posted on 02/02/2010 10:56:43 AM PST by carolina71
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To: don-o

Tagline.


49 posted on 02/02/2010 11:02:59 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on." William S. Burroughs)
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!


50 posted on 02/02/2010 9:03:50 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light.)
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