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U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet
The Washington comPost ^ | March 14, 2014 | Craig Timberg

Posted on 03/15/2014 6:58:10 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move that pleased international critics but alarmed some business leaders and others who rely on the smooth functioning of the Web.

Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of Web addresses and domain names that organize the Internet has been building for more than a decade and was supercharged by the backlash last year to revelations about National Security Agency surveillance.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; internet; nsa; surveillance
Once the UN gets their long-awaited global taxing authority they become the de facto world government.
1 posted on 03/15/2014 6:58:10 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The first thing I expect to see from this are taxes, fees and imputations that will be added to our respective internet associated bills so that the third world filth of this world can get paid.


2 posted on 03/15/2014 7:00:03 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

let me begin by posting the working link

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/us-to-relinquish-remaining-control-over-the-internet/2014/03/14/0c7472d0-abb5-11e3-adbc-888c8010c799_story.html


3 posted on 03/15/2014 7:01:17 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Sure, we spent millions creating it for the military. Then we allowed private use of it which created a whole new economy. Now let’s give it away! Hey how about to China? They have a great record on free speech!


4 posted on 03/15/2014 7:02:54 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: Gaffer

ormer House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) tweeted: “What is the global internet community that Obama wants to turn the internet over to? This risks foreign dictatorships defining the internet.”

The North Korean Internet..how special/.


5 posted on 03/15/2014 7:04:34 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: logic101.net

I can’t someone in Congress is not going to step up on this. It’s treason straight up. And please don’t answer telling me the country’s already gone and I should just suck it up, that’s never helpful.


6 posted on 03/15/2014 7:05:49 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If you like your Internet, you can keep your Internet.


7 posted on 03/15/2014 7:07:23 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

obama is a traitor and a criminal


8 posted on 03/15/2014 7:08:02 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Kenny

It’s treason straight up.

**********
Bill O’reilly still thinks Obama is a patriot.


9 posted on 03/15/2014 7:08:10 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: MeshugeMikey

Thanks.


10 posted on 03/15/2014 7:09:31 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: logic101.net

The point is:

obumbler has long wanted to control political internet content.

Our laws and the Constitution make that difficult.

So turn it over to someone else and let them do it from overseas.

At that point, our courts and congress have no power to uphold freedom of speech.

When will the weenies in congress and the national press wake up and kick this slime ball out of office?


11 posted on 03/15/2014 7:09:49 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: Starboard

O’Reilly argues against the overtime rules while still championing the minimum wage hike. The idiot makes you dizzy listening to him.


12 posted on 03/15/2014 7:10:12 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Gaffer
And don't forget censorship.

What are the chances of the development of a shadow internet beyond the control of government and its henchmen?

13 posted on 03/15/2014 7:13:09 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Not just Internet taxes. Wait until Obama rams his Climate Change policy through. On top of ObamaUnCare taxes. Then inflation will soon kick in. People have no idea about the misery that is coming. But rejoice because we have homosexual marriage, that's all that matters (to liberals).
14 posted on 03/15/2014 7:13:42 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Carter gave away the Panama Canal. Obama evidently want to make sure that he eclipses Jimmy’s abysmal record in every possible measure.


15 posted on 03/15/2014 7:16:23 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Nothing to do now but set about creating a new inherently secure internet NOT controlled by government.


16 posted on 03/15/2014 7:16:50 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Kenny
I can’t someone in Congress is not going to step up on this.

We have one weapon, and that is our $$$. Identify and boycott the companies that support leftist causes to the best of our ability.

This is something we can do, now. The question is, will we? Or, is that Corvette or weekend at the movies more important?

17 posted on 03/15/2014 7:18:52 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: old curmudgeon
good post

that's why Obama the socialist traitor is doing it

let the UN or foreign morons not constrained by the Constitution censor the internet:democrats can't have the truth getting out on the internet

18 posted on 03/15/2014 7:18:54 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Paine in the Neck
http://www.fastcolabs.com/3020680/how-to-build-a-low-cost-wifi-mesh-network-for-emergency-communication
19 posted on 03/15/2014 7:20:11 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Agenda 21!!!!!


20 posted on 03/15/2014 7:22:33 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: headstamp 2

It seems that the Great Bloviator has difficulty getting good people on his show anymore. Nobody of any substance or self-respect is willing to put up with him.

He has clearly “held back” from criticizing Obama and is always giving him “the benefit of the doubt” in hopes of getting the big interview. His talking points are generally insightful and informative, but the rest of his show is mostly boring and predictable.


21 posted on 03/15/2014 7:24:44 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Flavious_Maximus

Time to stop being makers for the takers...


22 posted on 03/15/2014 7:26:46 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Flavious_Maximus

. “But rejoice because we have homosexual marriage, that’s all that matters (to liberals). “

Believe it or not, that is also what matters to a lot of Conservatives.


23 posted on 03/15/2014 7:28:57 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: Gaffer

I doesn’t bother me all that much. I can live without it. Some adjustments will need to be made but it is not a necessity. Besides, I get T3 access through my workplace. I just won’t have the luxury of working from home if I give up high speed access if it becomes overly taxed or unaffordable..


24 posted on 03/15/2014 7:33:47 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do I really need ot use the sarcasm tag?)
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To: old curmudgeon
obumbler has long wanted to control political internet content. Our laws and the Constitution make that difficult. So turn it over to someone else and let them do it from overseas.

Romney would have been just as bad, which is why I voted independent.</sarcasm>

25 posted on 03/15/2014 7:35:34 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: old curmudgeon
“When will the weenies in congress and the national press wake up and kick this slime ball out of office?”

When H@!! freezes more solid than the ice around the global warming research ships.

Call both the GOP and Dem senators. Keep up the pressure. While this flight 370 ruckus is going on, ozippy is getting one more week of treasonous acts accomplished under the radar. He's going faster and faster with his pen and phone as his lame duck time is running out. Sick to death of this traitor.

Let's DO something. Call today or Monday. Silence is unacceptable.

26 posted on 03/15/2014 7:37:50 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense? Cruz our new Churchill?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Jimmy Carter > Panama Canal

Barack Hussein Obama > Internet


27 posted on 03/15/2014 7:39:42 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ping...


28 posted on 03/15/2014 7:39:53 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: ealgeone
Jimmy Carter > Panama Canal
Barack Hussein Obama > Internet


Common denominator: China
29 posted on 03/15/2014 7:43:55 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor
Let's DO something. Call today or Monday. Silence is unacceptable.

Exactly! This is what drives me nuts, our acceptance of this crap. Used to be FR could elect a candidate single-highhandedly or stop government action with calls & emails, now everyone says "Oh well, too late". I still call but maybe should do more of what you're doing and rally the troops.

I think the government's greatest weapon at this point is elections, they insist we focus on the future and let those already in office off with a free pass. We need to make the incumbents accountable before it's too late.

30 posted on 03/15/2014 7:55:25 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

SMELLS like another Obama Admin DISTRACTION


31 posted on 03/15/2014 7:57:36 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Charles Martel
Is brave newish world comrade....the peoples words have been spoken


32 posted on 03/15/2014 8:12:47 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Youre welcome

and welcome to the Fundamental Transformation....of the internet.




33 posted on 03/15/2014 8:14:18 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Want a domain name? An internet address? Access to the internet?

Now you have to deal with a UN tribunal to gain access, and people from places who hate Americans with a passion, all due to the fact that idiots gave up control of a communications system that WE AMERICANS created.

Pure * insanity.

34 posted on 03/15/2014 8:19:12 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: headstamp 2

Easy to stop the viewer abuse, don’t turn him on.


35 posted on 03/15/2014 8:21:02 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

Some kind of obtuse sarc post? Looks more like a guilty plea.

Wow an admitted nobama voter. Thanks for the tyranny!

Planning on sarcastically voting for hitlery too?


36 posted on 03/15/2014 8:28:23 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: X-spurt

I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and take the blame for not being clear, but I agree with you. That was the point of my post.


37 posted on 03/15/2014 9:04:19 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Just look at Free Republic and other sites where conservatives meet to get news that the media won't print. The left knows the internet is our main source of communication and talk radio. We know which sites we can trust and which we can't. I'm sure there will be regulations and taxes, but I worry about the regulations the most. The left will blame whoever is running the Internet for any problems. Dictators can stop the truth of uprisings like Venezuela, Ukraine, Syria...to be known, as well as other crimes against the people. Certain people will control all truth. I imagine anyone trying to communicate outside their rules will have there doors knocked down by the Internet swat team.

O has such power and can share it with evil nations. He knows his time is running short in office and has to move fast. People are turning on him. He just said something about having little time to get things done. It's no wonder the NSA is so important to them. Keep the people boxed in and under control.

My husband was going to buy me a ham radio or the ones you can use through a satellite, but you have to get a license to use the satellite. The left already has all the media, except talk radio, but if we can't keep the IRS off our backs, how do we stop the FCC from controlling that too.

Maybe I'm being too....? Regardless, I'm getting a radio, if nothing else, for the fun of it.

38 posted on 03/15/2014 9:34:03 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Gaffer

Yep, this is nothing but a treasonous transfer of wealth of the highest order!


39 posted on 03/15/2014 10:07:21 AM PDT by Great-Horned Owl
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To: MeshugeMikey

Unfortunately, the UN is over 80% OIC countries, muzlims. It started out as a very good and lofty idea however it quickly failed. You can see that in every one of their pronouncements against Israel.

Every step of the way it is the west pouring cash into these backwards nations.

OPbama is a muslim at heart seeking to dimininish America and the west in every way.

This is just another example. Once you put all the pieces in place the picture is overwhelmingly “ Screw America! and you Screw the West!”


40 posted on 03/15/2014 10:14:53 AM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

As bad as the US giving up control of the Panama Canal.


41 posted on 03/15/2014 10:44:14 AM PDT by proudpapa (Scott Walker - 2016)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Obama and his sycophants say that businesses support this and that they support businesses. OK, which of Obama’s sycophant billionaires are going to make money from this?

This was a Friday Night News Dump. Which means it's important.

42 posted on 03/15/2014 10:52:32 AM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Kenny

the public has been lobotomized. How about an activist link on the home page here at FR where we can check in first as to what to do for the week? We get graphic posts for funding, how about graphic posts for activism?


43 posted on 03/15/2014 12:47:50 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Don’t expect any fight from DC. This is the foundation of the NEW WORLD ORDER they have ALL been waiting for.


44 posted on 03/15/2014 12:49:23 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Could someone like Google/Apple/Microsoft just build another internet and everyone go there?


45 posted on 03/15/2014 5:19:41 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: huldah1776
I think that's a great idea! We could check boxes, (called, emailed, worked at hdqtrs, etc.) and post the totals at the end of the week. Link below is about people thinking everyone else will do something.

You, Call 911!

46 posted on 03/15/2014 5:57:28 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: US_MilitaryRules
Could someone like Google/Apple/Microsoft just build another internet and everyone go there?

The NSA would just go there too.

47 posted on 03/15/2014 7:33:34 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: Kenny

I know that we usually think others will call for help or report a problem. I know that is the problem because everyone waits for everyone else. I go. I do it. I am impulsive and don’t wait. I don’t live according to others. I live according to Christ. He tells me what I should and should not do. Like an orchestra leader He conducts life. If the symphony waited for someone to start, there would be silence.


48 posted on 03/16/2014 12:04:26 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776
If the symphony waited for someone to start, there would be silence.

I love that!

49 posted on 03/16/2014 12:34:28 PM PDT by Kenny
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