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Internet access is 'a fundamental right' (stupid world of liberals)
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Posted on 03/08/2010 10:15:53 AM PST by jbp1

Almost four in five people around the world believe that access to the internet is a fundamental right, a poll for the BBC World Service suggests.

The survey - of more than 27,000 adults across 26 countries - found strong support for net access on both s.......

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: access; human; internet; liberalism; rights
idiots
1 posted on 03/08/2010 10:15:54 AM PST by jbp1
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To: jbp1

They might just not want access to the internet moderated by a Government. I wonder what the question in the questionnaire was.


2 posted on 03/08/2010 10:19:40 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: jbp1

CHANGE! Free Wi-Fi across America.

The Treasury will just need a bit more of our money.

[Taxpayer opens wallet and a moth flies out!]


3 posted on 03/08/2010 10:20:16 AM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: jbp1

A telephone is a fundamental right also...........if you have the money to pay for the service.


4 posted on 03/08/2010 10:20:18 AM PST by RC2
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To: jbp1

Why are they idiots? And why the “stupid liberals” comment in the headline? Please explain.


5 posted on 03/08/2010 10:21:33 AM PST by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: jbp1

I bet almost four in five don’t have internet. That usually makes something a “universal right”.


6 posted on 03/08/2010 10:22:33 AM PST by DBrow
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To: jbp1

Others have a fundamental right to your bank account too!


7 posted on 03/08/2010 10:22:57 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: jbp1
Almost four in five people around the world believe

does not jibe with

The survey - of more than 27,000 adults across 26 countries

Cherry-picking those at the technological top of the world population is hardly representative of "all people around the world". To wit: almost 4 in 5 people around the world likely have little or no clue what the Internet is, much less why they would have a right to access it (which is an odd notion, as nearly all of human history is devoid of "the Internet").

8 posted on 03/08/2010 10:23:49 AM PST by ctdonath2
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To: DBrow

Is cable television also a universal right?

Too bad that babies don’t have universal rights.

And even universal rights like a freedom of religion are non-existent in nations like Saudi Arabia.


9 posted on 03/08/2010 10:24:48 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: jbp1
These are you rights...

Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition

Right to keep and bear arms

Conditions for quarters of soldiers

Right of search and seizure regulated

Provisions concerning prosecution

Right to a speedy trial, witnesses, etc.

Right to a trial by jury

Excessive bail, cruel punishment

Rule of construction of Constitution

Rights of the States under Constitution

that is the abbreviated bill of rights

you do not have the right to retire, get medical coverage, own a car or house..or internet access.

10 posted on 03/08/2010 10:25:06 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: jbp1

Needs Internet access as a human right. For the iTunes Store, of course.
11 posted on 03/08/2010 10:26:33 AM PST by ctdonath2
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To: DallasDeb

The Internet is a man made do-hickey. Using it is a privilege, not an inherent right. You may have the right to publish, but not the right to another man’s printing press.


12 posted on 03/08/2010 10:28:52 AM PST by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar. ---- "OBAMA: THE GREAT MISTAKE OF 2008")
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To: jbp1

We used to have two phone lines. We had to pay an extra tax because Al Gore believed that poor kids had a fundamental right to internet service in their schools. To be paid for not just by him of course, but by everyone with two lines.

IIRC it was over 7 bucks a month by the time we shut off the second line.

BTW I believe taxpayers foot the bill for a lot of people to have cell phones under some govt program. Another universal right, I guess.


13 posted on 03/08/2010 10:29:29 AM PST by freespirited (We're not the Party of No. We're the Party of HELL NO!!!)
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To: a fool in paradise

It was (is?) one of Algor’s dreams to put a net-connected laptop in every person’s hands. Naturally it would only access appropriate, tested, known-to-be true information, with no access to lies or contrary ideas. After all the debate is over.


14 posted on 03/08/2010 10:34:18 AM PST by DBrow
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To: DallasDeb

Why not?


15 posted on 03/08/2010 10:37:26 AM PST by fml
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To: DBrow

It was Bill Gates’ dream too to put some kind of “durable” tablet computer into the hands of poor children in third world nations.

(A) they need better agriculture there so they aren’t starving
(B) they need to be rid of Socialist dictators who are starving them
(C) I get enough Nigerian banking scheme offers as it is

The Amish don’t use computers widely (you may find one here or there in some operational offices, but as a commuity they don’t use them). They seem to be doing ok.


16 posted on 03/08/2010 10:42:57 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: ctdonath2

If he had internet, he’d realize that the neotribalism of Lollapalooza happened in the 1990s, pre-internet.


17 posted on 03/08/2010 10:44:16 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Vaquero

The government is now claiming you do NOT have a right to retire on the money earned from your years of work.

- Inheritance taxes.
- Raising the “retirement age” to claim your Socialist Insecurity money.


18 posted on 03/08/2010 10:45:43 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise
lock and load....

molon labe....

19 posted on 03/08/2010 10:50:41 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Vaquero

‘you do not have the right to retire”

eh? you mean the govt can require you to work until you die?


20 posted on 03/08/2010 10:58:18 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
sorry...let me rephrase....you do not constitutionally have the right to a paid retirement....
21 posted on 03/08/2010 11:07:00 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: DallasDeb
And why the “stupid liberals” comment in the headline?

Dallas Deb is correct. "Stupid Liberals" is redundant.

22 posted on 03/08/2010 11:15:29 AM PST by sportutegrl (VETO PROOF MAJORITY IN 2010)
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To: jbp1

Slinky’s should be regarded as a fundamental right too.

The fact that most of the world’s population does not have a Slinky is appalling. No justice, no peace man!


23 posted on 03/08/2010 11:16:20 AM PST by Longbow1969
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I believe it is my fundamental right to live in a million dollar house er houses (I deserve more than one). I deserve to have a fleet of luxury automobiles and a yacht....and some more things. Yeah, I deserve a lot. Call me a liberal. Liberal..looter...same difference. (smirk)


24 posted on 03/08/2010 11:26:21 AM PST by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: jbp1

Back in the late 90s while watching CSPAN I heard a speech by a libtard who stated that commercial sites (actually, she stated that any site that ended in “dot com”) should be banned from the internet since the internet should be a preserve for education and culture. In other words, like PBS.


25 posted on 03/08/2010 11:33:12 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: jbp1

I would say that unfettered internet access is being something that should be guaranteed much like a free press. Free internet however should never be a right.


26 posted on 03/08/2010 11:35:38 AM PST by DemonDeac
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To: DallasDeb

i really don’t think this needs explaining


27 posted on 03/08/2010 8:36:38 PM PST by jbp1 (be nice now)
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