UN has plans to ‘regulate’ the internet…

…right out of existence.

This is more than UN’s Agenda 21 which seeks to gain control over parts of nation states through bypassing their legitimate governments (and which Alabama had just banned within its borders), it is an attempt to re-shape the internet to the liking of Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and Iran!

From C/net:

‘ISOC’s Sally Wentworth, senior manager of public policy for the group, warned that the proposals to be considered are not “compatible” with the current open manner in which the Internet is managed.

Vint Cerf, Google’s chief Internet evangelist, co-creator of the TCP/IP protocol, and former chairman of ICANN, said the ITU meeting could lead to “top-down control dictated by governments” that could impact free expression, security, and other important issues..

“The open Internet has never been at a higher risk than it is now,” Cerf said.’

In my never-humble-opinion, it is time to dissolve that toxic tumour upon our society also known as the United Nations!

The Economist: ‘Why business needs people with Asperger’s syndrome, attention-deficit disorder and dyslexia’

An excellent article on some of the roles best filled by us, Aspies – even if it does have a bit of a sting in the tail…

Software firms gobble up anti-social geeks. Hedge funds hoover up equally oddball quants. Hollywood bends over backwards to accommodate the whims of creatives. And policymakers look to rule-breaking entrepreneurs to create jobs. Unlike the school playground, the marketplace is kind to misfits.’

 

Aside:  both my sons attended a school with a program for the most gifted kids (one of only two such schools in Canada’s capital region).  It was a large school and typically, there were 7 to 8 classes per grade (grades 7/8), only one of which was ‘gifted’. Having an Asperger’s diagnosis is seen as a bit of a status-symbol there…my younger son, shortly after his diagnosis, even got asked not to boast about it because he was making the other children feel inadequate for not being Aspies!  I guess this school playground was kind to misfits…

Ezra Levant: The Return of Omar Khadr

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OpenMedia: Who’s on your side?

From OpenMedia:

Canadians have been raising a loud national call for every MP to stand against costly and invasive online spying. Thanks to the pro-Internet community, the video at http://openmedia.ca/stand went viral and got national news coverage from CBC,1 among others.

The response so far has exceeded our expectations: Over sixty MPs have signed up as Pro-Privacy politicians through our online tool. We have a real opportunity right now to tip the scales in favour of our online rights.

We need to act quickly. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, far from backing down, is pushing for a renewed multi-faceted scheme to erode Canadians’ online privacy rights: Toews has also quietly been working on a deal with the U.S. known as “Perimeter Security”, which could lead to the U.S. government having access to your private data.2

We have momentum now, with over sixty MPs—nearly two-thirds of opposition MPs—on our side. Let’s seize this crucial moment and turn up the heat on the government.

Tell your MP that you want them to speak out strongly about this issue by sending them a message now.

Thank you for all that you do to safeguard the open, affordable, surveillance-free Internet.

Onward,

Steve and Lindsey, on behalf of your OpenMedia.ca team

P.S. You can see exactly which MPs are on your side, and which are not, using our new Pro-Privacy MP display tool here: http://openmedia.ca/WithCanada

P.P.S. We were only able to build this online Pro-Privacy MP tool for you because people from across the country chipped in to make it happen. Please help our small team continue to do this kind of work by making a contribution today.

Footnotes
[1] CBC News: Online surveillance bill opponents continue campaign
[2] Huffington Post: Canadians’ Online Habits Could Soon Be Available To U.S. Government Without Warrant, Critics Say