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Keep the Internet free for everybody to use without limitations or censorship.

While you were being distracted by the daily calamities thrust upon us by the
present "fiscal cliff" and the non-stop barrage of problems piling up due to our broken government run by spoiled children who refuse to play nicely, grow up, handle their jobs and compromise, you may not have noticed the surreptitious focus of the Internet Telecommunications Union (ITU).  That wonderful UN group of humanitarians including China, Russia and Iran are so concerned about the growth of information that they want to post some "guidelines" for the global community to follow.  Far be it for these authoritarian countries to want to regulate, limit or censor the most successful communications network ever known to mankind. They simply want to regulate, limit and censor content to prevent the global population from becoming too well-informed (and possibly rebellious).  This is the type of control we must fight against.  The Internet belongs to everyone and we must prevent anybody from attempts to control it. 

The UN takeover of the Free Internet to control its global use? Don't be ridiculous.
You can visit the website for the ITU (www.itu.int/) and gather details about their conference in Dubai - December 3-14, 2012.  Unfortunately their agenda is password protected. Surprise! Surprise!

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Bob Blanchard December 11, 2012 at 07:15 PM
OMG! Where is the outrage from the mainstream media? Why is the Obama administration giving power to the UN? Why aren't the American people being told about this? Is it negligence, incompetence, yet another cover up? They not only have the cahonies to try to legislate our gun control, but now we are going to sit by like a bunch of wusses and allow them to dictate limits to our free speech? Thanks for the heads up.
Fritzi December 11, 2012 at 08:25 PM
The UN was bad when I worked there in the 50s-60s and it's even worse now. They are a worthless bunch who love to party day and night!
Irene DeBlasio December 11, 2012 at 09:22 PM
@BobBlanchard The outrage of the mainstream media is missing in action. The Internet is self-regulating and has 40,000 networks working efficiently -- nobody needs to ask permission to use it. If the UN were given control we would most likely need to pay them for use. For your information there is another UN favorite floating around -- the Law Of The Seas Treaty (aptly named LOST) which would give the UN control over OUR offshore drilling. It would require the USA to pay half our royalties to UN bureaucrats. The money then could be used by the UN however they see fit. These various treaties threaten our own sovereignty and become invasive to the welfare of our own country. I don't know why Americans are allowing this to happen. If you are alarmed please email, call or write your senators (Boxer and Feinstein). I doubt with vacation time coming up in DC anything will happen. Congressman Howard L. Berman is closing down shop. You may want to call Congressman Sherman but please spread the word about this takeover of our country. Thanks for your comment -- I do appreciate it.
Irene DeBlasio December 11, 2012 at 09:35 PM
@Fritzi The United Nations is a well-meaning but powerless organization. We did not join the League of Nations -- a noble mission formed to maintain peace around the world. Countries resigned from it one at a time until it collapsed giving way to the UN. Another noble mission but lacking true global power. What many people do not realize is that these little UN treaties have the ability, in International Law, to trump our Constitution. I checked with someone who teaches International Law -- this is a fact. Why would anybody hand over control of anything in our country to the UN?
William Bauer December 12, 2012 at 03:35 AM
Thanks for the heads up. It would be too much to hope that our country will pull out of the UN, send the delegates back home or to Devil's Island and put the building to good use. Our spoiled brats will continue to do what they do and it won't even make the news.
Irene DeBlasio December 12, 2012 at 04:41 AM
@WilliamBauer We don't pledge allegiance to the United Nations and I don't understand handing over our offshore drilling nor control of the Internet to this group. It's very scary that we are not being informed about these events by our government nor the mainstream media. As for our elected representatives, it's sad that they are leaving our government in a shables and going off on vacation. The President is expected to spend $4 million on his three weeks in Hawaii (a bit over-the-top even for a President).
Geraldo Cruz December 12, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Irene I'm not sure if I unerstand what the UN is doing, secretly or otherwise, and I was hoping you could expand on the topic and give more insight. This is the first I've heard of it so if you could give the beginners edition (ie UN 2012 For Idiots) that would be helpful. Thank you.
Irene DeBlasio December 13, 2012 at 05:14 AM
@G.Cruz Agenda 21 is a UN program which involves treaties, mandates, grants and agreements with our government, supported by the last three Presidents: Clinton, Bush and Obama (probably the three wealthiest in our history). It's a plan for the 21st century. Many consider it extreme and are concerned that it is anti-capitalist and threatens our freedom, sovereignty and property ownership. Agenda 21 has been rebranded as "smart growth". Aside from trying to control the Internet there are several other power plays involved. One is the LOST (Laws of the Seas) in which the UN would receive 50% of our royalties on off-shore drilling. Another has to do with government-sponsored housing. Some of their ideas are to allow traffic jams to become commonplace to force people to abandon personal cars and use public transportation. There are already a number of small cities which have signed their own treaties with the UN. The scary part is (aside from eminent domain or the seizure of private property) is that these treaties can be labeled as international law which can trump our Constitution.
Irene DeBlasio December 13, 2012 at 01:51 PM
@G.Cruz The conference in Dubai slyly intorduced a resolution for the UN to take over the Internet in the middle of the night. Why do you suppose they did that?
Irene DeBlasio December 13, 2012 at 07:46 PM
@PatchReaders So far, so good! http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/272819-us-says-it-wont-ratify-un-telecom-treaty
Geraldo Cruz December 13, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Well that is good news, Irene. I was going to ask more about it but that answered many questions. Thank you for your informative thoughts and link.

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