When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Monday, January 14, 2013

Obama Administration's "Finest Hour"

Whatever your political persuasion may be, the following will go down in history as the Obama Presidency's "finest hour"--

Velcro Feline: The UN’s ITU attempt to takeover the Internet at WCIT 2012: "The United States took the floor. Ambassador Kramer announced that the US would not be signing the new treaty. He was followed by the United Kingdom. Sweden said that it would need to consult with its capital (code in UN-speak for “not signing”). Canada, Poland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Kenya, New Zealand, Costa Rica, and the Czech Republic all made similar statements before the Chairman cut the meeting short. At a later meeting that night, additional countries expressed their reservations. The EU issued a directive that the new human rights language was unacceptable, and therefore no EU country would be allowed to sign. An intensive overnight lobbying effort was launched. Once senior-level ministers got an earful from private sector representatives back in their own countries, they sent instructions to their delegations in Dubai not to sign the new treaty. All told, 89 countries signed while 55 did not." (more at http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/12/behind-closed-doors-at-the-uns-attempted-takeover-of-the-internet/2/ )

Long live internet freedom!


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