INTERNET IS OUT OF OUR HANDS

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Written by Dennis Michael Lynch

President Obama promised Americans a fundamental transformation of the United States, and boy did he deliver on his promise.

Obama has made it so:
(1) A record number of illegal aliens penetrate our wide open borders and manipulate a dysfunctional visa system,
(2) At public schools throughout the U.S. the boys now urinate in the girls’ bathroom if they identify as a female,
(3) The growth of Islam in America is unstoppable as we now take in more refugees than ever before, and we accept more immigrants into the U.S. from the Middle East than we do from Mexico and Central America combined,
(4) The national debt is so high that the amount of zeros in the number makes it look fake — but boy is it real,
(5) Today, the military is as small as it was in the early 1900’s,
(6) Veterans are killing themselves at record rates,
(7) The war on cops is an epidemic,
(8) America is hooked on heroin,
(9) We’ve reverted back to segregating college campuses,
(10) Obamacare — the law that was designed to give everyone insurance — is putting insurers out of business,
(11) We now negotiate with terrorists and pay them ransom,
(12) We cut nuke deals with Iran.  In other words, we paved the way for our greatest enemy to wipe our greatest ally off the face of the earth,
(13) Christians can go to jail if they don’t bake a cake for a gay couple.

These are 13 transformations in place today all because America felt compelled to vote for a man because of the color of his skin.  But Obama didn’t like the number 13, so he added another change to seal his fate as the worst president in US history.

Obama caps off his presidency by handing over the greatest communication tool ever known to mankind. As of today, Obama can pen to his resume’  #14…. The internet is no longer managed by the greatest country on earth.

Washington (AFP) – The US government on Saturday ended its formal oversight role over the internet, handing over management of the online address system to a global non-profit entity.

The US Commerce Department announced that its contract had expired with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which manages the internet’s so-called “root zone.”

That leaves ICANN as a self-regulating organization that will be operated by the internet’s “stakeholders” — engineers, academics, businesses, non-government and government groups.

The move is part of a decades-old plan by the US to “privatize” the internet, and backers have said it would help maintain its integrity around the world.

US and ICANN officials have said the contract had given Washington a symbolic role as overseer or the internet’s “root zone” where new online domains and addresses are created.

But critics, including some US lawmakers, argued that this was a “giveaway” by Washington that could allow authoritarian regimes to seize control.

A last-ditch effort by critics to block the plan — a lawsuit filed by four US states — failed when a Texas federal judge refused to issue an injunction to stop the transition.

Lawrence Strickling, who heads the Commerce Department unit which has managed these functions, issued a brief statement early Saturday confirming the transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

“As of October 1, 2016, the IANA functions contract has expired,” he said.

Stephen Crocker, ICANN’s board chairman and one of the engineers who developed the early internet protocols, welcomed the end of the contract.

“This transition was envisioned 18 years ago, yet it was the tireless work of the global Internet community, which drafted the final proposal, that made this a reality,” he said in a statement.

“This community validated the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance. It has shown that a governance model defined by the inclusion of all voices, including business, academics, technical experts, civil society, governments and many others is the best way to assure that the Internet of tomorrow remains as free, open and accessible as the Internet of today.”

The Internet Society, a group formed by internet founders aimed at keeping the system open, said the transition was a positive step.

“The IANA transition is a powerful illustration of the multi-stakeholder model and an affirmation of the principle that the best approach to address challenges is through bottom-up, transparent, and consensus-driven processes,” the group said in a statement.







 

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