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Bye, Bye Internet!

Updated on March 20, 2014

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Surprise!

Good Morning Breakfastpoppers. Today is Thursday, March 20, 2014. Our friend, Manny, is with me this morning. He brought over enough bagels and cream cheese to feed an army. Please join us for breakfast and a chat. Manny has a surprise for you and you are not going to like it.

Hello, my dear human family. I have asked you here today to make you aware of a new outrage perpetrated by your President Obama. Your government has had control of the internet from its inception. The United States made sure that the internet functioned smoothly and that it was completely free from political pressures from all nations. It is with deep regret that I inform you that all of this is about to change.


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Bowing to Pressure

The Obama administration just announced that it will give up its oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, better known, or not known at all, as Icann. Authoritarian governments have been hard at work trying to "change" the internet to benefit their interests. President Obama has just given governments like Russia and China the green light to fulfill their dreams. He has "graciously" gotten out of the way. The internet that you have come to know and appreciate as a vehicle of communication without interference will be no more. What this amounts to is that countries like Russia, China and many others will be able to ban groups from using the internet to express their opinions and to publicize their causes.

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Do As We Say!

Freedom of the internet will fast become a relic of the past. The ugly, intrusive fingers of government will point at a citizen or a group of individuals and forbid them to use the internet to express themselves. Russia and China have been engaged in an effort to challenge the internet through a United Nations agency called the International Telecommunication Union. For many years, they have made it quite clear that they wanted this group to replace the United States in terms of internet oversight. It is chilling to realize that it may soon be extremely easy to identify individuals that challenge unpopular government decisions. Russian and China want to impose a fee to providers when people access the Web internationally. Their aim is to stop global internet companies from granting equal access to the internet.

This hideous and dangerous move by the Obama administration must be addressed and reversed. Relinquishing oversight is akin to putting a muzzle on free speech. It is completely unthinkable that any American president would think that this is a good idea. On the other hand, it is not so much of a stretch when it comes to President Obama. He began his presidency by apologizing to the world for the actions of your nation. This latest move may just be another continuation of his apology tour. It is imperative that you kick up some dust and light a fire under the lazy rears of your representatives. I don't know if this fiasco can be reversed, but it is worth a try.

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Do not let the world silence you. The internet that you have come to know will be gone. Your voices will be monitored and silenced when the powers that be decide they don't like what you said.


Manny's Song

The moment I wake up

Before I brush my wings

I say a little prayer for you


Manny....

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      taxlarry 3 years ago

      Manny, nothing shocks me with this pesident. He is so anti-American it is sickening. Where is our congress? Hiding! Congress is just as anti-American as he is. If congress had some cajones, Obumma would be impeached. Pray for us, Manny.

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      The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Obungler wants to strike again. Time for impeachment.

      The Frog

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      breakfastpop 3 years ago

      Good Morning taxlarry,

      I will pray for your nation, but you are going to need to pray that Americans wake up and realize that their beloved nation is going under. See you at the Inn.

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      breakfastpop 3 years ago

      Good Morning Frog Prince,

      I believe impeachment time happened quite some time ago. See you at the Inn. Let's order peach martinis. That's the closest we'll ever get to impeachment!

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      Old Poolman 3 years ago

      Many of our citizens will not wake up until the government issued uniforms are required wear for everyone. Voluntarily giving up this control is insanity at the very least. Where the heck are those we elected to watch out for us and what are they doing?

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      breakfastpop 3 years ago

      Good Morning Mike,

      I have no idea where the fools we elected are hiding. The one thing I am certain of is that they are not doing their jobs. I believe they consider their job to be getting elected. Once they accomplished getting elected, their work was done. See you at the Inn.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I had not heard about this....I can see a whole bunch of problems stemming from this. This is how freedoms disappear, a seemingly innocuous act that has far-reaching repercussions. Oh how I long for the old days.

      Thanks for the heads up my ever-vigilante one.

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      Hxprof 3 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

      Well, I can't determine for sure what the results of this move will be, but it sounds like this move by Obama wasn't good for us. I still think that the US (under different leadership) will reject oversight by any board that restricts free speech in the US.

      Aside from this, it seems that ALL of our freedoms are going to disappear in the not too distant future, even if Obama's move is overturned. That's the way it's going to come down, and those who try to stand in the way will get trampled.

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      breakfastpop 3 years ago

      Dear billybuc,

      You haven't heard about it, because the state controlled media doesn't want anyone to know about it. Things are heading right into the dumper. See you at the Inn, while we still have the freedom to gather.

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      breakfastpop 3 years ago

      Dear Hxprof,

      There is no question that relinquishing control of the internet to countries like Russia and China will spell the end of a free internet. This is a very dangerous move on Obama's part. See you at the Inn. It may represent the last free place on earth where we can speak freely.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      They had this on hold forever, always managed to push it back -- until now. This is the end of our freedom of speech. You can bet we will be monitored even more for crimes that previously were freedoms.

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      breakfastpop 3 years ago

      Good Morning teaches,

      If this isn't stopped, we will all be living in the Soviet Union in terms of free speech. I can't believe this is happening. See you at the Inn where we can still speak freely.

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      WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      This is just one more stop in Obama's never-ending 'apologizing-for-American-exceptionalism' tour.

      His absent father hated America (although he took advantage of all the free stuff), and so Obama, the deserted son, is forever trying to please the dead father who did not love him. But he's doing it at our expense.

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      breakfastpop 3 years ago

      Good Morning Will,

      He is one super screwed up individual which tells you everything you never wanted to know about those who elected him!

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