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Free Internet Under Fire
Washington Free Beacon, by Bill Gertz

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/30/2012 11:08:36 AM

The United States will seek to block an “alarming” Russian proposal to give a United Nations telecommunications group control over the Internet, a senior State Department official said on Thursday. “We will actively oppose the Russian proposal,” Terry Kramer, head of the U.S. delegation to a U.N. conference in Dubai, told reporters. “I have to say, out of all the proposals that have come in, the Russian one candidly is the most shocking and most disappointing in terms of achieving the success that we are seeking globally,” he said. A Russian government proposal to amend a U.N. treaty at

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I guess we should be thankful that one of 0bama´s minions is "alarmed" and will oppose this move. s/o

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: plex, 11/30/2012 11:34:06 AM     (No. 9041306)

Color me baffled. The Internet is a totally private consortium. At least in the US. If there are government run internets that want to cede control to the UN, so be it. But ATT, Verizon, etc. are private companies who agree to let ICANN control IP address assignment.

Let ICANN give blocks of version 6 IP addresses to the UN and be done with it.

Zippy is probably against it because he doesn´t get any revenue

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rafter, 11/30/2012 1:24:50 PM     (No. 9041545)

If Susan Rice is in charge of "blocking" this...
we could all be in Deep Doo-Doo.

Mebbe them Rooskies plan to give her more cash...
She could go from $50 million to $100 million net worth.
Gotta keep up with the Klintoons.

So kiss yer Internet Freedom... Buh-Bye!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 11/30/2012 1:34:11 PM     (No. 9041565)

The UN is afraid that eventually the US will elect a sensible President and Congress with guts, and stop giving them FREE money to steal ........... and the the corrupt UN establishment will have to find new funding ........... and of course help friendly dictators further restrict free speak.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: OhMy, 11/30/2012 2:48:42 PM     (No. 9041730)

Big UN is worse than Big government. This will destroy the internet. How much tax on internet traffic do you think it will take to satisfy these people? They will kill it.

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