Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $81,206
92%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $6.8k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: control

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • FCC Chair Refuses to Testify before Congress ahead of Net Neutrality Vote

    02/25/2015 10:18:49 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | 2-25-2015 | Andrew Johnson
    Two prominent House committee chairs are “deeply disappointed” in Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler for refusing to testify before Congress as “the future of the Internet is at stake.” Wheeler’s refusal to go before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday comes on the eve of the FCC’s vote on new Internet regulations pertaining to net neutrality. The committee’s chairman, Representative Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), and Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Fred Upton (R., Mich.) criticized Wheeler and the administration for lacking transparency on the issue.
  • FREEP THIS PETITION: Say 'NO!' to the FCC Internet Takeover

    02/17/2015 7:50:20 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 23 replies
    On February 4, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed that the federal government reclassify the Internet from an ‘information service’ to a ‘telecommunications service’ in the name of keeping it 'fair' --a plan that came straight from Barack Obama's desk.Of course, this is nothing more than a pass for Big Government to expand its regulatory power at the expense of digital freedom. Like all innovation, the Internet wasn’t created by government… and government certainly has no power to control it. Nowhere in the Constitution is there a provision providing the federal government with power to regulate the free-flow...
  • Welcome to the Department of the internet

    02/14/2015 11:13:32 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies
    Short video ^ | February 12, 2015 | Protect Internet Freedom
    Welcome to Obama's Department of the Internet help line. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnY3roP-oJI
  • FCC Commish: Obama Taking Unprecedented Direct Control Over Internet Changes

    02/13/2015 5:18:35 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/13/15 | Pam Key
    Discussing the plan that the FCC has refused to let the public see Pai said, “Unfortunately it looks like the cake has been baked. President Obama gave his direction to the FCC in back in early November and lo and behold, the FCC majority has put together President Obama’s plan for Internet regulation. And it looks to be posed pass it on a 3-to-2 vote.” When asked if the president’s move was an “alarmingly unprecedented direct involvement,” into FCC, Pai agreed, explaining the FCC has been an independent agency since 1934, he said, “When you have a politician shortly after...
  • Federal Election Commission to Consider Regulating Online Political Speech

    02/11/2015 8:36:50 AM PST · by rktman · 58 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 2/11/2015 | Rudy Takala
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is holding a hearing today to receive public feedback on whether it should create new rules regulating political speech, including political speech on the Internet that one commissioner warned could affect blogs, YouTube videos and even websites like the Drudge Report. The hearing is a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC last year, which struck down the FEC’s previous cap on aggregate campaign contributions from a single donor in an election cycle.
  • FCC Commissioner EXPOSES Obama Net Neutrality plan, BLASTING him for hiding it from American people

    02/07/2015 2:12:10 PM PST · by george76 · 68 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Feb 6, 2015
    FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai released a statement on Obama’s Net Neutrality plan to regulate the internet and blasted Obama for not releasing the plan publicly. Last night, Chairman Wheeler provided his fellow Commissioners with President Obama’s 332-page plan to regulate the Internet. I am disappointed that the plan will not be released publicly. The FCC should be as open and transparent as the Internet itself and post the entire document on its website. Instead, it looks like the FCC will have to pass the President’s plan before the American people will be able to find out what’s really in it....
  • The Time Is Right for Cruz Control

    02/05/2015 4:09:16 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/5/2015 | C. Edmund Wright
    Cruz Control for America? Damned right. These times call for someone who does not fear the media, the Democrats, oor the Washington/New York Republican establishment. We need someone who will plant a flag and draw a line in the sand, and mean it. These times require someone who realizes that the biggest threat to the country today is Washington – a realization that for too long America has been held hostage to "how Washington works," when it's Washington that should operate in light of how America works. Ted Cruz fits the bill. Some others might as well – a certain...
  • What the difference between Xerox, Apple and Microsoft reveals about PopCon

    01/28/2015 9:56:29 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 1 replies
    Crossroad.to ^ | 12/1/2013 | Unknown
    System Customers Approach Xerox PARC None. "The Suits' imagination thought there was no market for Windows with a Mouse." Apple Personal How you would make it for yourself if you could have anything you could possibly want. Microsoft Business How you would make it for your subordinates if you had to answer to a Accounting Department for every penny. World Population Control The Ultra Wealthy Bill & Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet are suddenly real nice people who so kindly want to dictate the unfolding of billions' of peoples' most intimate relationships, those with their progeny.
  • Get ready: The FCC says it will vote on net neutrality in February

    01/02/2015 1:44:21 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 01/02/14 | Brian Fung
    Federal regulators looking to place restrictions on Internet providers will introduce and vote on new proposed net neutrality rules in February, Federal Communications Commission officials said Friday.
  • New York GOP Felon Michael Grimm Shows True Gun-Grabber Colors (NY “GOP” Alert!)

    If there’s a takeaway from this, it’s gun owners must keep in mind that just because a politician is part of the GOP does not mean he is worth any more than a Blue State Democrat when it comes to the Second Amendment. Republicans, like Mark Kirk, Dan Coats and Peter King are every bit the self-made enemies of the right to keep and bear arms as Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein. Politically-active gun owners need to keep that in mind and refuse to financially support the party through the RNC, which expends resources electing and retaining seats for such...
  • School district refuses to let students leave for their ‘best interest’

    12/15/2014 9:35:28 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    DELAVAN, Wis. – The Delavan-Darien School District denied a family’s request to enroll their children in a neighboring school district by citing the “best interest” of the children. “We believe it is in the best interest of your children to attend the Delavan-Darien School District,” said a letter from Superintendent Robert Crist to Les and Carol Paur. “Your application for the above students to transfer out of the Delavan-Darien School District into the Williams Bay School District under the open enrollment program has been denied by the Delavan-Darien School District for the 2014-15 school year.” Carol Paur, the mother of...
  • TEXAS REP INTRODUCES LEGISLATION BARRING FEDERAL GUN CONTROL 'PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE'

    12/07/2014 2:26:10 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3DEC2014 | AWR HAWKINS AND SARAH RUMPF
    On December 1, Texas state representative Matthew Krause (R-Ft. Worth) introduced legislation barring the in-state enforcement of nearly any federal gun control measure "past, present or future." The legislation, HB422, "requires the state to refuse to enforce" federal gun control measures which infringe on the exercise of the Second Amendment.
  • Obama’s feds hid key data to get Calif. lead ammo ban passed in backdoor gun control move

    12/03/2014 3:12:37 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 2, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Gun control advocates used plight of iconic California condor to push legislation. A pro-hunting group is up in arms after obtaining emails that it says indicate that a federal official withheld critical data on lead blood levels in the California condor until after gun control advocates in the California state legislature used the iconic bird’s plight to help push through a law last year to ban lead ammunition. ... Lawrence Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel, accused the Fish and Wildlife Service of deliberately sitting on the report in order to bolster the chances of passage of Assembly...
  • The Latest Effort to Enact ‘Gun Control Without Legislation’

    11/13/2014 6:29:06 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 19 replies
    The Blaze.com ^ | 10NOV2014 | Jason Howerton
    A “coalition” of local police departments, municipalities and clergy members are pushing for a “form of gun control without legislation” by pressuring gun manufacturers to start utilizing controversial “smart” gun technology, CBS New York reports. The advocacy coalition believes smart gun technology — which makes it so only the owner can fire the gun — and inventory tracking can help reduce gun violence. So far, 59 different jurisdictions have called on Glock and six other gun makers to “produce distribution records,” the report adds. “We want to use the power of the marketplace, the power of the free market,” New...
  • RU-486 Morbidity and Mortality

    10/25/2014 1:18:43 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | October 24, 2014 | Chris Gacek, Ph.D
     Mifepristone Side-Effects, 2000-2012  By Chris Gacek, Ph.D., Senior Fellow for Regulatory Policy, Family Research CouncilChristopher M. Gacek, Ph.D.  On April 30, 2011 the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staff completed a one-page assessment of the adverse event reports (AERs) it had collected on mifepristone (RU-486; Mifeprex®), the primary drug in the only medical abortion regimen approved in the United States.+[1] Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) requested a copy of the assessment and subsequently made it available to the Family Research Council (FRC) in the summer of 2011.[2] FRC has studied the RU-486 regimen’s approval process and has tracked the...
  • FEC Democrat pushes for controls on Internet political speech

    10/24/2014 11:43:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    While all three GOP-backed members voted against restrictions, they were opposed by the three Democratic-backed members, including FEC Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel, who said she will lead a push next year to try to come up with new rules government political speech on the Internet.
  • Pa. legislator exchanges gunshots with would-be robber near Capitol

    10/15/2014 11:49:56 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 18 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | 10/15/2014 | uncredited byline
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state legislator exchanged gunfire with a would-be robber near the state Capitol in Harrisburg, city police said Wednesday. Rep. Marty Flynn and another lawmaker were walking to their residence after a late dinner with other legislators when two males accosted them and demanded their wallets just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Flynn is a former Lackawanna County prison guard who is licensed to carry a handgun. He drew his pistol and fired during the attempted holdup. At least one of the two would-be robbers was armed, police said, but neither Flynn nor the...
  • The Centers for Everything but Disease Control

    10/14/2014 9:01:15 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 23 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 15, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    So now the federal health bureaucrats in charge of controlling diseases and pandemics want more money to do their jobs. Hmph. Maybe if they hadn't been so busy squandering their massive government subsidies on everything but their core mission, we taxpayers might actually feel a twinge of sympathy. At $7 billion, the Centers for Disease Control 2014 budget is nearly 200 percent bigger now than it was in 2000. Those evil, stingy Republicans actually approved CDC funding increases in January larger than what President Obama requested. What are we getting for this ever-increasing amount of money? Answer: A power-hungry busybody...
  • Obama 'Can't Buy Control of Israel With Military Aid'

    10/06/2014 10:56:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    inn ^ | 10/6/14 | Ari Yashar
    Likud Central Committee Chairman Danny Danon on Monday weighed in on the spat between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama's administration, warning that Israel cannot be bought. The falling out focuses on a construction project to build 2,610 new homes in the Jewish Jerusalem neighborhood of Givat Hamatos, which while slated for construction since 2012 was only given final approval last week, opening the path for bids sometime in the future. "President Obama is mistaken if he thinks American military aid, which is given for reasons of American strategic interests, buys him the right to dictate to...
  • Goodbye Gun Control: The $1,200 Machine For 3D-Printing Guns Has Sold Out In 36 Hours

    10/06/2014 12:37:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 10/6/14 | tyker dyrdeb
    Last May, I covered the work of Defense Distributed with regard to its building of tools for individuals to 3D-print their own firearms in the post. Meet “The Liberator”: The World’s First Fully 3D-Printed Firearm, In it, I noted: 3D-printing, like decentralized crypto currencies, have the potential to change the world in which we live in extraordinary ways. Ways that are almost inconceivable at this point given we are so early in the game. More than anything else, these technologies can empower the individual like never before, and I think that is generally a very good thing. While all sixteen...
  • White House says it has Ebola virus under control

    10/03/2014 4:03:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 3, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which was first diagnosed in the U.S. on Tuesday. “We know how to do this, and we will do it again,” Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, said at a press briefing. “It’s very important to remind the American people that U.S. has the most capable healthcare system and...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "It makes no sense ... to promote birth only among poor people."

    09/24/2014 8:54:14 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 38 replies
    Elle ^ | September 23, 2014 | Jessica Weisberg
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Interview - Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Abortion - Elle "It makes no sense as a national policy to promote birth only among poor people."“Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” – United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, quoted in Emily Bazelon, “The Place of Women on the Court”, The New York Times Magazine, July 7, 2009 Elle: Fifty years from now, which decisions in your tenure do you...
  • Ceding Control of the Internet to Foreign Governments

    09/24/2014 8:03:16 AM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    Freedomworks ^ | September 24, 2014 | Logan Albright
    Back in March, the U.S. government announced that it would relinquish control over ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. [snip] One group, seizing on the Commerce Department’s assurances that ICANN would be moving towards a model of private management, were hopeful that the lack of government involvement could lead to a better, more efficient internet. Just as a government run post office will never outperform a privately run one, they reasoned, it was right for government to relax its hold on internet domains. [snip]The second group, while still recognizing the benefits of privatization, smelled a rat. They...
  • Constitution Day Passes Without Notice

    09/22/2014 8:08:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/22/14 | Michael Oberndorf
    We are seeing how easy it is for government, with the collusion and connivance of the media and the education establishment, to spiral out of the control of the people Oh, Well… Constitution Day has come and gone and not surprisingly, hardly anyone noticed. The Constitution has become irrelevant to all but a few endangered Republicans on Capitol Hill, and is totally ignored or twisted beyond recognition by all - repeat, all – Democrats. This, of course, includes all the members, young and old, of the Ministry of Leftist Propaganda, aka, the “mainstream” media.
  • Where to draw the line? Part Two. "When someone publicly announces his appetite for your liberty,

    09/18/2014 7:34:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 9/18/14 | Dutchman 6
    Judah walked among his brothers and fellow rebels and spoke to them of the thing for which they fought; “Oh my fellow soldiers, no other time remains more opportune than the present for courage and contempt of dangers; for if you now fight manfully, you may recover your liberty, which, as it is a thing of itself agreeable to all men, so it proves to be to us much more desirable, by its affording us the liberty of worshiping G-d. “Since therefore you are in such circumstances at present, you must either recover that liberty, and so regain a happy...
  • Obama ‘Tipping His Hat’ to ISIS by Calling Them ‘ISIL’

    09/05/2014 4:52:55 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 43 replies
    Media Ite ^ | 09.05.14 | chickensouop
    So Hussein (Obama) Decides to Call ISIS ISIL and the Media is Unquestioningly Complicit? Ainsley Earhardt: “They changed the name in the middle of all this to ISIL. They don’t have the right to do that. We’re going to continue to call them ISIS.” Harris Faulkner: “So our president is tipping his hat to them.” Earhardt: “They changed the name…” Faulkner: “So, it’s the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Levant is a bigger territory. That’s why they want to embrace that name and it includes many, many more countries than just Syria.” Jesse Watters: “And I think the...
  • News Site Claims Georgia Residents Can Buy and Carry “Pulse Rifles” Under New Law

    07/23/2014 5:46:43 AM PDT · by HammerT · 22 replies
    Guns Save Lives ^ | July 21 2014 | Dan Cannon
    Trust me, I triple checked that I wasn’t reading The Onion when I saw this article come across my Facebook timeline. First off, besides the content of the article (which we’ll get to), I can almost write an entire article on the image that was included with the post. The image is of a bunch of toy model guns, including a “Pulse Rifle”, you know a completely science fiction based firearm that doesn’t exist, even a little bit. The image is accompanied by a caption that reads “These guns can be purchased anywhere in Georgia and carried into a church,...
  • Beretta USA Announces Decision To Move Its Entire Maryland Manufacturing Capabilities To Tennessee

    07/22/2014 2:43:46 PM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2014 | Staff
    Beretta U.S.A. Corp., located in Accokeek, Maryland, announced today that it has decided to move its manufacturing capabilities from its existing location to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee. The Gallatin facility is scheduled to be opened in mid-2015. Beretta U.S.A. had previously planned to use the new Gallatin, Tennessee facility for new machinery and production of new products only.
  • Welcome to a government we’ll-tell-you-what-to-eat world

    07/20/2014 7:02:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/14 | Judi McLeod
    The supermarket ‘talking’ shopping cart Michelle Obama will use to push her over-the-top approved food list is a power push over unsuspecting masses, but would serve as the perfect replacement for her husband’s omnipresent rising sun logo. Six years ago, Barack Hussein Obama arrogantly made himself the rising sun in a logo by putting the sun under his stylized ‘O’, but his wife may have inadvertently come up with a better logo symbol to represent the empty life Barack Obama is bequeathing Americans: Michelle’s government-controlled supermarket shopping cart.
  • Ben Carson's email >>> FWD

    06/28/2014 10:17:22 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    NRCC
    How's it going, Friend? Hope you're having a good Saturday. Just FYI: the lawsuit House Republicans are bringing against President Obama for ignoring the Constitution is a real threat to the White House. They're scared, Friend. We're coming after them and they know it. Dr. Carson is on our side at the end of this huge 2nd Quarter. Can you pitch in as well? Please click here to donate before midnight Monday. Thank you very much, Liesl —Begin Forwarded Message— From: Dr. Ben Carson (SNIP) Dear Liesl- Recent developments surrounding the IRS scandal and other national issues make it quite...
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Grants Itself Authority to Shut Down Any Busine

    06/20/2014 7:07:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/19/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, through the power of Dodd-Frank, passed a rule giving the agency unprecedented power to shut down businesses, no matter what the reason, at any time it wishes through a cease-and-desist order. Further, the rule puts businesses at the mercy of the CFPB and they cannot go back into operation until government approval or a court ruling is made over an issue. Subsequently because bureaucratic decisions and court rulings take a substantial amount of time to happen, businesses cannot survive during those waiting periods. Here are the details (bolding is mine):
  • Tearful plea from victim's dad in deadly rampage (More gun laws, nothing about knives)

    05/25/2014 7:27:45 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 54 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/24/2014 | Yahoo
    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — A man whose son was among the victims killed in a shooting rampage near a California university quaked with grief and rage Saturday as he described his "lost and broken" family and the proliferation of guns he believes led to his son's death. "Our son Christopher and six others are dead," Richard Martinez told reporters gathered outside a sheriff's station for a news conference the day after the shootings near the University of California, Santa Barbara, where the 20-year-old son was a sophomore. "You don't think it'll happen to your child until it does."
  • Government Should Curb & Control Your Needs & Desires - Jerry Brown

    05/21/2014 7:53:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | May 20, 2014 | Jimmy Z
    You gotta hear this - in context, he was advocating for "slow speed" rail in California (the biggest boondoggle I have ever seen in my life). But then he stumbled into what liberals want us all to do, always, so that we can fit into their communist scheme. LISTEN:
  • It's time to click "cancel" on ceding ICANN authority - it really is a big deal

    04/23/2014 7:41:35 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 4/23/2014 | Steve Berman
    There's been a few headlines decrying the Obama Commerce Department's decision to cede control of ICANN to "the world". Most people react to these with some mild foreboding or irritation. It really is a big deal though. If the US really does transfer ICANN control to some international body, it could permanently and irretrievably destroy trust in the entire Internet. In fact, it probably will.
  • Obama, Biden to announce millions for job training

    04/16/2014 1:21:18 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | April 16, 2014 | CNN White House Producer Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) – Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will head to a community college in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to make the announcement. The funding will come in two parts: $500 million toward a new job training competition that pairs community colleges with businesses, and $100 million for new apprenticeship programs to train workers. The White House says the new initiatives are meant to combat a...
  • What Does the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Need with 96 Armed Agents?

    04/07/2014 5:51:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | 4/6/2014 | Rick Moran
    The proliferation of federal agencies with armed agents is one of the most worrisome aspects of the growth in government. Just last summer the EPA carried out an armed raid on a mine in Alaska to enforce the Clean Water Act — a bit of government intimidation that residents say was totally unnecessary:
  • Gates Foundation Lobbies for Feds to Collect Data on College Graduates' Lives

    03/20/2014 10:47:39 PM PDT · by This Just In · 13 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 20, 2014 | Frances Martel
    A study released by the Gates Foundation is promoting a system that would track the careers of college graduates long after they receive their degrees, attacking the National Association for Independent Colleges and Universities for promoting laws that prevent up-close surveillance of students by the government.
  • The EPA is charging $75,000/day over a private citizen’s pond, but don’t you worry about their..

    03/17/2014 7:10:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 3/15/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    ...... they decided to rewrite the rules to more clearly define exactly what bodies of water are within their regulatory power — and a bunch of lawmakers, lobbies, businesses, and private citizens are worried that the end result is going to be yet another massive EPA power grab that will make big government an even more pervasive and retarding for in commercial activity and on private property.
  • Bill Gates, The Man Behind Common Core Shows How Stupid He Really is About Education

    03/16/2014 8:36:52 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 71 replies
    http://www.agenda21radio.com ^ | 3/15/14 | Paul Preston
    Bill Gates, the multi billionaire who does not have an earned college degree or teaching certificate, never taught a day in the classroom, never worked in an educational system or one room school house is comparing the education of children to electrical outlets.
  • Internet Control — Keys To The Kingdom

    03/15/2014 9:39:25 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 3/15/2014 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Another Friday, another violation of American freedoms and rights. This one is personal. Today, ICANN and the US government announced their intention to relinquish control of the Internet to the UN by 2015. Where’s Congress? Where’s the outrage that should be thunderous over this travesty? From WaPo: U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move that pleased international critics but alarmed some business leaders and others who rely on the smooth functioning of the Web. Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of...
  • U.S. Plans to Give Up Oversight of Web Domain Manager

    03/15/2014 8:18:01 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/15/2014 | Gautham Nagesh
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. government plans to give up control over the body that manages Internet names and addresses, a move that could bring more international cooperation over management of the Web, but will make some U.S. businesses nervous. The Commerce Department said Friday it plans to relinquish its oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or Icann, which manages a number of technical functions that serve as signposts to help computers locate the correct servers and websites. The action is viewed as a response to increasing international concern about U.S. control over the Internet's structure, particularly in light...
  • U.S. aims to give up control over Internet administration

    03/14/2014 2:45:36 PM PDT · by gooblah · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, March 14, 4:19 PM | By Craig Timberg,
    U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move likely to please international critics but alarm many business leaders and others who rely on smooth functioning of the Web. Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of Web addresses and domain names that organize the Internet has been building for more than a decade and was supercharged by the backlash to revelations about National Security Agency surveillance last year.
  • Why The Government HAS to Indoctrinate Our Children

    03/09/2014 2:16:39 PM PDT · by raybbr · 23 replies
    D.C. Clothesline ^ | March 8, 2014 | Chris Carrington
    Control.If an article could consist of one word this article would be finished.The government knows that it’s in trouble, in more trouble than the administrations that came before it. Government spending is out of control and the fact that the country is still actually afloat is simply down to the privately owned, and inappropriately named, Federal Reserve buying up government debt like it’s going out of fashion.The government knows that more and more people are waking up to the possibility that we are going to face a major crisis in our lifetime. Awakened people are far more difficult people...
  • Michelle Obama sticks it to us again

    03/04/2014 6:48:37 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 3/4/2014 | Mychal Massie
    Michelle Obama was not elected to office, and while, by definition, her husband did not usurp the position he dishonors, his bigoted, racialist wife is usurping authority and inflicting additional financial injury upon an already suffering people. Michelle Obama’s latest foray into the public spotlight was last week when she announced “her” proposed changes “to U.S. food labeling rules that seek to tackle the fact that the average serving sizes used to calculate calorie intake have lost track with the reality of modern American appetites.” She coldly stated, “This will be the new norm for providing consumers with the information...
  • Russia Has Operational Control of Crimea, U.S. Official Says

    03/02/2014 2:59:03 PM PST · by xzins · 117 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2 Mar 14 | Streaming Coverage
    Russia Now Has More Than 6,000 Airborne, Naval Forces in Crimea, Official Says
  • Private-Public Water Partnership, UN Agenda 21 (draught)Must read soon to your area

    02/21/2014 7:49:52 AM PST · by restornu · 21 replies
    Canado Free Press ^ | October 14, 2013 | By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    “Your failure to be informed does not make me a wacko.”—John Loeffler . ...Its website, “UN Water,” proclaimed at the January 8-10, 2013 conference, “Preparing for the 2013 International Year. Water Cooperation: Making it Happen!” How is this going to happen? It is called “water diplomacy,” forming private-public partnerships, “supporting all stakeholders, including those in governments, international organizations, private sector, civil society, and academia at an appropriate level while considering cultural aspects in different cooperation initiatives.” It sounds purposefully complex and confusing but it is just another arm of the United Nations’ ever encroaching agenda. The United Nations has been...
  • Smartphone "Kill Switch" Legislation Proposed

    02/17/2014 7:07:51 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 48 replies
    thedroidguy.com ^ | February 16, 2014 | Chad Buenaflor
    The rise in the number of mobile device theft all across the United States has prompted several Senators to introduce a smartphone kill switch on the federal level. This past Thursday, a proposed law called the Smartphone Theft Prevention Act was introduced by Democratic Senators Barbara Mikulski (MD), Amy Klobuchar (MN), Richard Blumenthal (CT), and Mazie Hirono (HI).
  • John Podesta, key player in administration, also helped UN develop radical new global agenda

    02/13/2014 11:18:50 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2014 | George Russell
    John Podesta, the former Clinton Administration chief of staff who is spearheading President Barack Obama’s aggressive strategy of government-by-regulation, has also been helping United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with an even more ambitious job: setting the stage to radically transform the world’s economic, environmental and social agenda. That effort—a colossal and sweeping form of global behavior modification--is supposed to get a new kick-start at a special U.N. summit of world leaders to be convened by Ban in New York City on September 25. Its supporters hope that effort will end next year in a new international treaty that will...
  • US Army considers replacing thousands of troops with robots

    01/21/2014 12:56:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:14PM GMT 21 Jan 2014 | Ben Farmer
    The US Army is considering replacing thousands of soldiers with robots as it deals with sweeping troop cuts. A senior American officer has said he is considering shrinking the size of the Army’s brigade combat teams by a quarter and replacing the lost troops with robots and remote-controlled vehicles. The American military is still far from fielding armies of Terminator-type robotic killers, though. Ideas under discussion instead include proposals to see manned trucks and transporters replaced by supply trains of robot vehicles. Generals are studying proposals as the US Army is to slim down from 540,000 to about 490,000 soldiers...
  • Proving Mental Stability. Gun Control and Obamacare

    01/17/2014 12:40:18 PM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/16/2014 | Stan McHugh
    A couple of weeks back, when news appeared of Mr. Obama’s executive order to “expand” so called background checks to confirm the mental health of firearm purchasers, it seemed on the surface to be somewhat innocuous. Making it more difficult for a “mentally unstable” person to obtain a firearm does, on the surface, sound reasonable, does it not? It does until one considers two critically important factors.