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Archive for October 18th, 2009

ICANN free of USA…

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The BBC headline is  ” US relaxes grip on the Internet”,  but what His Oneness has actually  done is to grant ICANN  autonomy after 40 years of watching over the not-for-profit private sector corporation  which the US government  created to oversee critical parts of the internet,   such as the top-level domain (TLD) name system.

What this really means is that the world’s tyrants will now freely demand that they be allowed to control parts of the net which might be useful to their opponents, because every nation will have an equal opportunity  to bitch and gripe and whine.     ICANN’s separate agreement with the US to run the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) expires in 2011,  at  which point you can expect total chaos.

And yes,  the so-called Net Neutrality the Obama Administration is pushing is only  “neutral”  in doublespeak,   and is designed to reward its supporters and punish the little guy,  a carbon copy of what His Oneness is attempting to replicate throughout the land.

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October 18, 2009 at 3:33 pm

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Apologies…

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I’ve just discovered that the wordpress spam filter is much more aggressive than I knew,  so I’m working my way through the spam file.    If you sent a comment which never appeared and to which I never replied — mea culpa.    I’ll get to everyone in due course.

To those who tried to spam me — you failed.  When I have some free time, I’ll arrange for some lovely luncheon meat to come your way in bulk.

I like comments,  either praise or criticism,  because that’s one way I know whether I’m hitting the target or not.   I will inevitably annoy some people who are happy existing in the land of magical thinking,  but I hope others will be alerted to reality and be moved to protect themselves,  their families,  and their country before they are stuck living in the sort of nation which will make the Obamas happy.

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October 18, 2009 at 10:14 am

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