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We’re trying to stop the UN from regulating the Internet, Ambassador Kramer says
Fox News ^ | December 03, 2012 | Maxim Lott

Posted on 12/03/2012 7:41:24 PM PST by Ron C.

A U.N. conference that kicked off today in Dubai has sparked fear of Internet censorship in the U.S. -- something U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer said he is doing everything in his power to prevent.

“Nothing regarding the Internet do we want subject to U.N. review and regulation,” Kramer told FoxNews.com.

Monday marked the first day of an 11-day conference. Kramer, who leads the U.S. delegation at the conference, said that the first day had “gone well” and so far delegates are “still in the early stage, talking about what should be reviewed when.” No specific regulations have been debated yet.

But regulations likely to come up soon are far reaching with signification ramifications, ranging from changes to the way web addresses like ".com" are distributed to charging websites for sending information (for example, a company like Google or Amazon could be required to pay cable companies a charge every time someone used their site.)

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: internet; stockpilesong; un
another paragraph:

While almost all of the U.N. meeting is secret, many documents have leaked, including one proposal from the Russian delegation declaring "the sovereign right … to regulate the national Internet segment."

1 posted on 12/03/2012 7:41:29 PM PST by Ron C.
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My bet - Obama jumps up and say he loves the idea, and tries to make it happen.


2 posted on 12/03/2012 7:42:38 PM PST by Ron C.
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>> U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer said he is doing everything in his power to prevent.

Defund, stop importing. WTF is the problem?


3 posted on 12/03/2012 7:43:56 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Ron C.
I don't pretend to know how this works, but it seems to me the UN would need our buy-in in order to implement any new regulation.

Can't we just say ‘no’? Why will that not work?

4 posted on 12/03/2012 7:46:45 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Gene Eric

translation.... We are secretly handing the internet over to the UN


5 posted on 12/03/2012 7:48:59 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: MichaelCorleone
"Why will that not work?"

Because we have a government that may NOT say no.

6 posted on 12/03/2012 7:49:40 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

...the same way they stopped Mexican drug gangs by arming them?


7 posted on 12/03/2012 7:51:07 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: Ron C.

Sure they want to regulate the internet, then they will need to enforce regulation...so how will they do that, with a global internet tax of course; so, on and on it goes where it will stop nobody knows.


8 posted on 12/03/2012 7:52:17 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Tzimisce
"...the same way they stopped Mexican drug gangs by arming them?"

You got it, I fear. This bloody government is NOT a friend of freedom.

9 posted on 12/03/2012 7:53:58 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.
the un has no means to regulate ANYTHING that they are not given... give then NOTHING!!!
10 posted on 12/03/2012 7:57:02 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Trouble is, most of the (leftist) pols in DC actually WANT to see the UN become THE world government. It’s the pipe-dream they’re all working to see come to fruition.


11 posted on 12/03/2012 8:02:10 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

Even the extreme liberals at Google are against this.


12 posted on 12/03/2012 8:03:58 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Ron C.

TRYING to prevent? What happened to the once great and powerful United States? Oh that’s right, we elected a limp-wristed bunch of politicians to run our country (into the ground).


13 posted on 12/03/2012 8:08:31 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Ron C.
Enemies Foreign AND Domestic...
14 posted on 12/03/2012 8:14:12 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Yep - and lots of them...


15 posted on 12/03/2012 8:18:11 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

Back to short-wave? Or maybe move on to the next great invention...?


16 posted on 12/03/2012 8:19:08 PM PST by Cedar
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To: Moonman62
"the extreme liberals at Google"

Of course - their gravy-train put in the hands of an international body of dim-wits... now all of a sudden they find value in freedom they never thought would threaten THEM!

So who really are the dim-wits? They are! They're looking at the fruits of their imbecilic political belief and seeing it for what it really leads to.

17 posted on 12/03/2012 8:22:56 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

What do you mean “trying to stop”?

What kind of crap is that?

Just tell them no!


18 posted on 12/03/2012 8:27:37 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Ron C.

I don’t know Ambassador Kramer. But I suspect the only appropriate response to an Obama administration official saying they are trying to prevent censorship is, “Liar Liar, pants on fire.”

This is like Obama saying he’s not going to try to limit gun rights or when he said he was opposed to homosexual marriage. Everyone knew he was lying. Noone in the old media cared because they consider them good lies.


19 posted on 12/03/2012 8:30:26 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: BenLurkin
“trying to stop”? What kind of crap is that? Just tell them no!

How about telling them that they obviously have too much time and money and we are cutting our dues.

20 posted on 12/03/2012 9:37:57 PM PST by AndyJackson
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How about telling them that they obviously have too much time and money and we are cutting our dues

How about telling them to get the hell out and not one single $ more to them or their commie cronies?

21 posted on 12/03/2012 9:56:46 PM PST by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks)
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To: Ron C.

BS. The US Moslem government supports the takeover.


22 posted on 12/04/2012 3:29:50 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Diogenesis

Would someone, anyone, please explain why the hell we need the UN in the first place? they are a “do nothing” organization that has been sucking the $ out of WE, the tax payers for years. IMO they should be run out of this country as non-effective and go their own way WITHOUT the American dollars. What have they ever done to promote peace in the world. Seems they are ineffective where ever they go. Useless bunch of self appointed “do nothings”.


23 posted on 12/04/2012 6:57:46 AM PST by DaveA37
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