Blog: Keep The Internet Free!

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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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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