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Canada joins Western countries rejecting UN Internet treaty
National Post ^ | December 13, 2012 | Brian Murphy

Posted on 12/13/2012 5:14:27 PM PST by Squawk 8888

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Canada is refusing to sign a United Nations telecommunications treaty over fears it would give governments control over the internet.

Canada is part of a Western bloc, including the U.S., Britain, and several European nations, that is snubbing the new treaty which was expected to be signed Friday at the end of ten days of hard negotiations at the World Conference on International Telecommunications.

A rival group — including China, Russia, Gulf Arab states, African nations and others — favoured UN backing for stronger government sway over Internet affairs and claimed the Western dominance of the Internet needed to be addressed.

The unraveling of the conference displayed the deep ideological divide at the 193-nation gathering in Dubai, where envoys grappled with the first revisions of global telecom codes since 1988 — years before the dawn of the Internet age.

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1 posted on 12/13/2012 5:14:29 PM PST by Squawk 8888
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To: Squawk 8888; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!


2 posted on 12/13/2012 5:19:14 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888

As always, oppressive governments want to oppress. How long before we side with them? I have a feeling that if Obama could get away with it, he would love to have control over internet content.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 5:19:35 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Squawk 8888

Be patient, United Nations. Your anti-God, anti-messiah, anti-Israel, totalitarian-enabling, jihad-fulfilling, Armageddon-bringing, wannabe Antichrist will show up soon enough.

Enjoy your 7 years. It won’t be pretty.

Sorry that Kurt Waldheim thing didn’t work for ya (well, not really).

Nothing like putting a Nazi in charge, eh?


4 posted on 12/13/2012 5:22:08 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: All

s/b

“wannabe-god, the Antichrist”


5 posted on 12/13/2012 5:30:48 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

The real God will slap that wannabe to the next solar system...lol

We can’t allow any laws set in place by foreign powers to become the “law of the planet” especially here on U.S. soil lest it will set a horrible precedent and invite the one world government to becom reality. The bureaucratic incrementalism in regard to infringement of human rights is really being stepped up with this administration.


6 posted on 12/13/2012 5:37:47 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Squawk 8888

so let China, Russia, Gulf Arab states, African nations control their own internet , D’oh , Oh wait LOL


7 posted on 12/13/2012 5:41:04 PM PST by molson209
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dot.ca bump!


8 posted on 12/13/2012 5:53:15 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: Squawk 8888

I find it funny that this conference is being held in Dubai, where a lot of the internet is blocked by the government.

Also, there is a TV channel there that shows Sheikh Khalifa doing official-looking stuff 24-7. It’s marginally better than CNN-International... don’t ask me how I know this...


9 posted on 12/13/2012 5:56:55 PM PST by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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To: Squawk 8888

The UN can their own “Splinternet”.


10 posted on 12/13/2012 6:37:52 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Let the OIC develop and deliver their own internet instead of squaking how our technologies will open up their countries to change. Hope and change for those backwards asses using our technology, right down to their keyboards.


11 posted on 12/13/2012 7:39:30 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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