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Michelle Obama says internet access should be 'universal right'
Guardian ^ | March 23, 2014 | By Daniel Boffey, policy editor

Posted on 03/23/2014 9:14:03 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

Michelle Obama has declared that access to the internet should be a universal right, in a rare and controversial foray into the world of international politics during a cultural visit to China.

The US first lady, who is on a week-long trip to the communist state with her daughters and mother, risked upsetting her hosts in Beijing by declaring access to information as a birthright. During a speech at Peking University's Stanford Centre, she called for greater freedoms while refraining from a direct attack on the controls over information in China.

The so-called "great firewall of China" blocks access to internet sites deemed sensitive, while a vast censorship machine swiftly deletes content considered objectionable. Twitter and Facebook are both blocked.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: internet; moochelle; universalright
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The Internet is a Universal Right. Therefore all subjects must purchase a subscription from a government approved provider or pay a tax. Those earning less than 300% of the United Nations established poverty level will be subsidized. The UN Secretary of Universal Human Rights (UN-UHS) shall establish regulations controlling approved content on the Internet.

That is all.

1 posted on 03/23/2014 9:14:04 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

......Well FLOTUS, tell hubby NOT to turn over control of the internet to the UN!


2 posted on 03/23/2014 9:17:44 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Jim Robinson

They’ve managed to put a computer and access in every school in the nation. So what. The kids can’t write or make change.


3 posted on 03/23/2014 9:18:28 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jim Robinson

Have NO FEAR, “Outernet” is going to save the day!


4 posted on 03/23/2014 9:18:44 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Jim Robinson

No, Michelle, do you know what is a Universal Right? It is a Universal Right to take 20 vacations a year, and spend 20 million per vacation, like you do.


5 posted on 03/23/2014 9:19:41 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Jim Robinson
The so-called "great firewall of China" blocks access to internet sites deemed sensitive, while a vast censorship machine swiftly deletes content considered objectionable. Twitter and Facebook are both blocked.

Coming to a computer near you soon.

6 posted on 03/23/2014 9:20:00 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Jim Robinson

Does that mean that during storm outages we can sue the government for breaching our “rights”?


7 posted on 03/23/2014 9:20:15 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Jim Robinson

Taking billion-dollar taxpayer-paid junkets to foreign countries should be a universal right as well.


8 posted on 03/23/2014 9:21:09 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: Jim Robinson

Oooohhhhhhhhe, I can’t wait for the AIA to be enacted...


9 posted on 03/23/2014 9:22:16 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Jim Robinson

The internet - putting aside Al Gores psychotic claim - was invented in the USA, am I correct? First started at UCLA in the 1960s? So of course control of it must go to a foreign entity so this way trust and security in online financial transactions will drop faster than Jerry Sanduskys pants in front of a Cub scout. Mission accomplished - chalk up more destruction to the USA. And the RINO party continues to hide under its desk “Ooo impeachment will make us look RACIST!”


10 posted on 03/23/2014 9:26:15 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Lazamataz

And that’s no exaggeration, it’s probably more like 24 vacations. She just came back from one now she is on another in China all in the span on one month.


11 posted on 03/23/2014 9:27:49 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Freedom not politics should be a universal right.


12 posted on 03/23/2014 9:29:10 AM PDT by mountainlion
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To: All

Great. I’ll let my ISP know that Mooch will cover my next bill.


13 posted on 03/23/2014 9:31:10 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Kenny

It’s all about control. The content of the internet must be purged of “offensive” materials and posts.


14 posted on 03/23/2014 9:31:54 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Jim Robinson
The Internet is a Universal Right. Therefore all subjects must purchase a subscription from a government approved provider or pay a tax.

And then the government will claim the power to monitor all data traffic.

15 posted on 03/23/2014 9:32:45 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Biggirl

You tell em Mooch!!! In Amerika the internet cannot be turned off unless the President declares martial law and takes over every aspect of life.


16 posted on 03/23/2014 9:34:39 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Jim Robinson

This from an administration that spies on it’s own citizens through the internet.

What about the universal rights to privacy.


17 posted on 03/23/2014 9:36:29 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Jim Robinson; All

https://www.outernet.is/


18 posted on 03/23/2014 9:37:19 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Jim Robinson

A universal right?

Of course.

And I would add a home in Beverly Hills and a Bentley in very garage to that list. Plus all the kale you can eat and a lifetime subscription to the Washington Post and ... and ... and


19 posted on 03/23/2014 9:42:08 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Jim Robinson

As long as they’re willing to pay for it like everyone else.


20 posted on 03/23/2014 9:43:00 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Jim Robinson

Next up: Obama-net (it’s not a tax, but you’ll have to read it to know what’s in it).


21 posted on 03/23/2014 9:46:52 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog
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To: jersey117

When the government establishes a “Universal Right” that means free goodies for the “deserving.” Free ObamaPhones, free ObamaCare, free ObamaNet, etc. All others must pay or face tax penalties.


22 posted on 03/23/2014 9:48:31 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Sacajaweau
They’ve managed to put a computer and access in every school in the nation. So what. The kids can’t write or make change.

But they're well versed in sex ed, pornagraphy and gaia worship! What kind of jobs do you think the liberal demonrats are preparing them for?

23 posted on 03/23/2014 9:53:13 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

LOL


24 posted on 03/23/2014 9:55:49 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

She means that it should be free for anyone with dark skin, and that light-skinned people should pay for it.


25 posted on 03/23/2014 9:56:08 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Mastador1

Pimps, pushers and whores.


26 posted on 03/23/2014 9:56:21 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog
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To: Jim Robinson

Nothing can be a right that requires someone else to provide it.


27 posted on 03/23/2014 9:56:37 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

ARPA/DARPA, I believe.

Made for the military.

The world wide web came later.


28 posted on 03/23/2014 9:56:51 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well, um, er, um, If you like your internet you can keep your internet.


29 posted on 03/23/2014 10:00:17 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: NCLaw441

We’re not talking God-given rights here. “Universal Rights” are government-given, meaning they will be paid for with OPM (other people’s money).


30 posted on 03/23/2014 10:00:51 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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Only after ponies are a universal right. I still want my pony. The internet will have to wait its turn in line.


31 posted on 03/23/2014 10:00:55 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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meaning they will be paid for with OPM (other people’s money).

You mean APM (American Peoples' Money)

32 posted on 03/23/2014 10:02:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Yup. I misunderestimated the Obamas. Sorry.


33 posted on 03/23/2014 10:03:47 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Don’t forget the computers in libraries too! Everybody has the right.
Do people actually “read books” in the library anymore?


34 posted on 03/23/2014 10:06:30 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Jim Robinson

And all rights must be regulated. /sarcasm

We all know how these tyrant liberals think.


35 posted on 03/23/2014 10:12:17 AM PDT by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: Biggirl

- …if you like your nudger you can keep your nudger… - Cass Sunstein


36 posted on 03/23/2014 10:24:19 AM PDT by devolve (- Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more FLEXIBILITY -- I need more SPACE - BHO Jr -)
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To: Jim Robinson

What about the right not to be killed? Is that a universal right?

Of course, only armed people are in any position to exercise that right, and you want to disarm the hoi polloi, so I guess life is not a universal right in your little world.

God made man, but Sam Colt made them equal. (Popular saying in the latter part of the 19th century.)


37 posted on 03/23/2014 10:26:07 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: NCLaw441

“Nothing can be a right that requires someone else to provide it.”

Startling.

It took me about three jumps to get all the way down inside that one.

I’ll be plagiarizing it. If you want to sue, I’m sure any mediocre hacker can tell you all you need to know about me—probably including the brand name of my keyboard.

Privacy. Right. Was there ever such a thing?


38 posted on 03/23/2014 10:30:35 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc

i know I didn’t provide a lot of reasoning. I am used to posting on liberal boards, and they can’t understand any involved thinking.


39 posted on 03/23/2014 11:02:50 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim, I can’t keep up with all these varieties of rights.


40 posted on 03/23/2014 11:06:52 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: Jim Robinson
No surprise since the owner of privately held Comcast is a big donor to Dems and Rinos: http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=D000000461 Similar to how the enablers of fascism are taking over health care: http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/10/key-figure-at-unitedhealth-group-was-major-obama-donor.html
41 posted on 03/23/2014 11:11:51 AM PDT by palmer (There's someone in my lead but it's not me)
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To: Jim Robinson

Pretty much nailed the progressive definition of “Universal Right”.


42 posted on 03/23/2014 11:36:47 AM PDT by Washi (Stop Obama's War On Jobs)
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To: Biggirl

Thanks for the link. I looked at outer-net and it is a worldwide satellite. I’m currently using a satellite link for internet and it isn’t pretty. We pay a premium for 15GB/month of data with roughly 3 second latency. Nobody who is using satellite internet doesn’t want cable. Heck’o’gee, even DSL is much better.


43 posted on 03/23/2014 11:45:01 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: NCLaw441

“i know I didn’t provide a lot of reasoning.”

No, it was fine just as it was. A simple, declarative sentence that casts a new light on a whole line of thinking. I love it.

“I am used to posting on liberal boards”

I used to do that. Not any more. All those showers were running up the bills.


44 posted on 03/23/2014 11:45:23 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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