Posts Tagged ‘Internet’

…and free speech would pretty much be dead if they get their way. This organization is more dangerous than Democrats. But then again, Democrats love the UN.

U.N. to Seek Control of the Internet
By DANIEL HALPER

Next week the United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union will meet in Dubai to figure out how to control the Internet. Representatives from 193 nations will attend the nearly two week long meeting, according to news reports.
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“Next week the ITU holds a negotiating conference in Dubai, and past months have brought many leaks of proposals for a new treaty. U.S. congressional resolutions and much of the commentary, including in this column, have focused on proposals by authoritarian governments to censor the Internet. Just as objectionable are proposals that ignore how the Internet works, threatening its smooth and open operations,” reports the Wall Street Journal.

“Having the Internet rewired by bureaucrats would be like handing a Stradivarius to a gorilla. The Internet is made up of 40,000 networks that interconnect among 425,000 global routes, cheaply and efficiently delivering messages and other digital content among more than two billion people around the world, with some 500,000 new users a day.

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…service in some scheme that they claim would give internet access to everyone.
Sounds like BS to me, but hey, I already live in an area that has internet service that is provided to me by a private company, not the government. Now the government want to tax me to provide something to someone else. Where’s their skin in the game? Oh, there isn’t any. They already tax the shit out of my phone bill, now they want to add to my burden with the internet. Nice.

The Federal Communications Commission is eyeing a proposal to tax broadband Internet service.

The move would funnel money to the Connect America Fund, a subsidy the agency created last year to expand Internet access.

The FCC issued a request for comments on the proposal in April. Dozens of companies and trade associations have weighed in, but the issue has largely flown under the public’s radar.

“If members of Congress understood that the FCC is contemplating a broadband tax, they’d sit up and take notice,” said Derek Turner, research director for Free Press, a consumer advocacy group that opposes the tax.

Numerous companies, including AT&T, Sprint and even Google have expressed support for the idea.

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…ban as his next gambit in the war on guns.

Pay attention people. This shit isn’t going away. You have to continue to be vigilant in no uncertain terms and let your reps know now that this ammo ban is just another attempt at government CONTROL.

The people have not changed their stance on gun control in this country because of this latest shooting. Just remember, Aurora, Colorado was already a gun free zone. Gun free zones are where these types of mass shootings occur. It’s a fact.

Obama will ‘evaluate’ bill to ban online munition sales

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that President Obama will “evaluate” a new bill that would ban online ammunition sales in the wake of the shooting massacre in Aurora, Colo. That left 12 dead and dozens more injured.

During the daily press briefing, Mr. Earnest was asked whether Mr. Obama supports the measure, which aims to end sales of unlimited amounts of ammunition on the Internet and other mail orders. The bill also would force ammunition dealers to report large sales of bullets and other munitions to law enforcement authorities

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The UN is trying to control the Internet. This organization is the most dangerous bunch of asswipes on the planet.

Write your Congressional douche bags and let them know how you that this is just another attempt at controlling the Internet and crushing freedom through global governance.

By Brendan Sasso

House lawmakers will consider an international proposal next week to give the United Nations more control over the Internet.

The proposal is backed by China, Russia, Brazil, India and other UN members, and would give the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) more control over the governance of the Internet.

It’s an unpopular idea with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Congress, and officials with the Obama administration have also criticized it.

“We’re quite concerned,” Larry Strickling, the head of the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, said n an interview with The Hill earlier this year.

He said the measure would expose the Internet to “top-down regulation where’s it’s really the governments that are at the table but the rest of the stakeholders aren’t.”

via House to examine plan for United Nations to regulate the Internet – The Hill’s Hillicon Valley.

This is an assault on free speech through the back door of misguided legislation, or maybe it really was the intent all along. Either way, SOPA is going to kill the internet as we know it, if it is allowed to move through the swamp formerly  formally known as Congress.

Write your moron in Congress and the Senate. The Senate’s version is PIPA.

From Prison Planet:

SOPA: Endgame Is Total Internet Censorship

The Stop Online Piracy Act is not intended to make the internet more secure or even to protect copyrighted material. Its sole purpose is to codify First amendment killing actions already being undertaken by an out of control federal government.

Media talking heads and bloggers alike continue to debate the technicalities of the legislation, however, it is clear that SOPA and PIPA, (Protecting IP Act) the Senate version of the bill, form a double pronged attack on the free and open internet. The bills constitute weapons of mass destruction in the infowar, a huge leap forward for the long running agenda to completely re-structure and centralize the internet under government control.

As detailed in depth in an excellent article today in The Globe and Mail, should the legislation be signed into law in January, it will provide the U.S. government, through the office of the Attorney General, the power to pursue court orders against any site believed to be engaging in or ‘facilitating’ ‘copyright infringement’. The problem being that the bill’s definition of such terms is so broad that entire web sites could come under threat of being effectively seized and shut down for merely displaying one offending hyperlink.

Some felonies under SOPA, such as “streaming copyrighted content” – again the terminology is vague at best – carry a five-year prison sentence.

via Prison Planet.com » SOPA: Endgame Is Total Internet Censorship.