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#16 vetneufuse

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 19:52

I have a problem getting sarcasm unfortunately. It is equally bad in person.


It's alright :)


#17 FlintyV

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 20:45

Reuters gives a bit better report - http://mobile.reuter...121008?irpc=932

#18 HSoft

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 20:55

While it would be sensible to put the UN in control of the internet -

No it wouldn't. The UN is a useless organization full of corrupt politicians that never get anything done. Giving the UN control of anything is a bad idea.
You just like the idea because you hate America so much.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 21:02

No it wouldn't. The UN is a useless organization full of corrupt politicians that never get anything done. Giving the UN control of anything is a bad idea.


The same could be said for any government body.

#20 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 21:12

The UN is a useless organization full of corrupt politicians that never get anything done. Giving the UN control of anything is a bad idea.


The diplomatic side of the UN is only one aspect of the organisation. Unfortunately it is the highest profile role of the UN and one which is paralysed by the use of vetoes by permanent members of the Security Council - particularly by the US, China and Russia. However, the UN does an incredible amount of very important work and UNESCO is a good example of that (unfortunately the US has dramatically undermined it since Palestine was admitted by a majority vote).

The reason that the US distrusts the UN - despite having huge influence over the organisation, including being home to the United Nations Headquarters - is that the US likes to consider itself above international law and it would rather dictate policy than work to form a consensus with other nations.

No it wouldn't. The UN is a useless organization full of corrupt politicians that never get anything done. Giving the UN control of anything is a bad idea.


Do you honestly believe that the UN is more corrupt than the US Congress? Because approval numbers would suggest the opposite.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 22:01

How about full implementation of net neutrality, reform of patent and copyright laws relating to the internet, or actually anything that's remotely useful instead of that junk on their agenda.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 22:08

Let Nigeria control the Net. :wacko:

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 22:09

Let Nigeria control the Net. :wacko:


The rich supposedly bank-controlling Princes will be pleased XD

#24 Growled

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 00:25

How about no one control the internet. I wonder if anyone has thought of that?

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 17:14

The rich supposedly bank-controlling Princes will be pleased XD


Don't mock my Great Uncle, he recently died and left me his fortune.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 17:34

Don't mock my Great Uncle, he recently died and left me his fortune.


Do you need help accessing it? I'm happy to give you my sort code and account number.

#27 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 17:36

How about full implementation of net neutrality, reform of patent and copyright laws relating to the internet, or actually anything that's remotely useful instead of that junk on their agenda.


Requiring that devices are more energy efficient and that companies clean up their e-waste doesn't classify as "remotely useful" to you?

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 17:53

Build their own system and controll it. Enough said ....

Tells half a story
Says "Enough said..."

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 22:31

How about no one control the internet. I wonder if anyone has thought of that?


What are you -- a radical ? :p



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