Your problem is that you start from the premise that the US is perfect
and that it therefore has a God-given right to rule. There is a mountain of evidence
suggesting the US cannot run a lemonade stand without oppression and corruption.
I never said that. I just said I would rather have the US
CONTINUE to control it than some other country such as China or Iraq. Maybe
you could tell me what country you are from?
You say that you don't
care about the world and that your only concern is your own benefit. That's the me-me-me
syndrome. You have narrowed your mind to the size of your wallet and lost social
conscience in the process. I am still capable to accept decisions against my best
interest if it benefits the community at large. And I would hope there are many more
people like me left in this world.
Social conscience? For
the Internet? Please I think there will be more freedom of speech if the US continues
to control it than if we give it to the UN. Maybe you can tell me how much
money and help your country sends to other countries? I am not even going to
talk about my governments contributions but private charity is pretty high in this
Re-Yahoo, you are ranting big time. There is absolutely
no Court of law in France that would punish somebody for something totally outside
his/her control. Get serious.
Well they are trying.
That is all I can say. I know you are not interested in facts but if you find
any reference to the contrary please post it here.
You say "I am
very interested in talking about specifics" and yet when I raise the example of seeds
from India, you conveniently snip it. Is this the American way?
said I did not know the specifics of this. I put that in my post. Now that
I ask for the Specifics you are not interested in talking anymore? I asked
if Americans had bought them or were given them as gifts or jus stole them?
Please be specific THIS time.
Does the world really want to
hand out control of the Internet to a country
Ummm, you cannot
hand over control to someone who already has control. This is what you seem
which has a long track record of selective enforcement
of the United Nations resolutions, protecting Israel and puncing on Arab countries?
You should dig a bit deeper in some of the investigative work independent people
have done on the antics of your country. The US is very good at doing some really
ugly things and covering it up with a blanket of PR bullshit spread over the docile
corporate media. Remember the baby milk factory in Iraq? Well, it was a baby milk
factory as independent investigators demonstrated. Remember the incubators that Saddam
Hussein stole? When there never was any incubators stolen but we know today that
a PR firm was paid $11 million to "manage" public opinion (ie create enough outrage
so as to make the war possible). I am not making a judgement on whether the was with
Iraq was warranted or not, it is just to illustrate that when to comes to accountability
and telling the truth, there are many stories which clearly show the US government
cannot be trusted.
Blah, Blah, Blah, You country must be a beautiful
place and everyone is so nice.
Another point is the rampant greed
of corporations and their lack of ethics. The main instrument of world communication
CANNOT be owned by cowboys who have no other purpose in life than ripping people
off on the stockmarket by making their stock go up and down like a yoyo.
not? You say it CANNOT, you really mean this would be impossible? Or
it should not? Please be more thoughtful in your posts.
the Internet started is irrelevant. If you want to talk about where the Internet
came from, talk about ALL the inventions over the centuries which made it possible,
not just what you conveniently single out for your immediate purpose. Nobody woke
up one morning and invented everything that is used today in making the Net a reality.
What lost your appetite for the facts?? Now you wish to change the
subject? I am talking about my tax dollars building it and maintaining it here.
I am sure your country is not so overly generous that they would hand control over
it if they had invested the money in it. As a matter of fact you want control
of it now!
BTW approx. 90% of Internet traffic flows through VA. Someone
has to pay for the infrastructure.
What really matters is what the
internet IS, not where it originated from. And the Internet is NOT the USA and as
each day goes by, more and more people outside the US get on the Internet. It will
reach a point where America will be a small part of the Internet. So why should the
US own it?
Because we paid for it and we invented it. Why should
we give control of it away? So the Chinese government can make sure I can never post
anything critical of China on it?
At the end of the day,
you're just a drop in the ocean and I am here to remind you of this. If you want
your own Internet, do what the French have done and start a Minitel. I am looking
forward to this giant repository of American culture.
We did start
our own Internet and we shared it with you now you are on it trying to take a control
of it! You were never here to show us we are a drop in the Ocean you were here
to post small minded bigoted remarks. I would never have posted to you originally
but I felt I should post a response to your first bigoted post. Why should
we give control over what we paid for and created to bigots like you? Let me
know and please be specific. If you ignore things you do not wish to talk about
this time it is just proof of your ignorance.
I asked for the history of the Internet
and you dodged that because you know you are wrong.