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   Did you know that The United Nations wants to take over the internet and control it from their secret lair in Antarctica? It must be true because Steve Elwart heard it from an invisible sprite named Jacques

08 Nov 2012 01:25 PM   |   2909 clicks   |   WorldNetDaily
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sigdiamond2000    [TotalFark]  
25.media.tumblr.com

08 Nov 2012 11:55 AM
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ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
They're going to send a strongly worded letter.
"Dear Internet,
You're never going to believe our story..."

08 Nov 2012 01:27 PM
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Vectron     
I only read the first few paragraphs but have to say the headline was more derp filled than what I read.

08 Nov 2012 01:31 PM
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JackieRabbit     
Well, if it comes from the WND, you know it is 100% accurate and not spun in any way. So I for wone would like to be among the first to welcome our new Internet overlords.

08 Nov 2012 01:32 PM
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snocone    [TotalFark]  
Nigerian Princes, Carbon Credits, now, this.
What won't those wacky UN Goons think of next?

/somebody memo them, the world is broke

08 Nov 2012 01:34 PM
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groppet     
He who controls the porn controls the universe!!!

08 Nov 2012 01:36 PM
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Fark Rye For Many Whores     
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08 Nov 2012 01:40 PM
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Witty_Retort     
Srs Bznss
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08 Nov 2012 01:46 PM
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Cuchulane    [TotalFark]  
I'm pleasantly surprised to see that the Republican chairman of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee is someone that at least has a Bachelor of Science degree and owned radio stations. The way things have been going in the House, I was expecting him to be a devout Amish Mennonite.

08 Nov 2012 01:46 PM
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karnal     

08 Nov 2012 01:58 PM
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heypete     
That was a surprisingly non-derpy article for WND. I'm amazed and, honestly, confused.

08 Nov 2012 02:06 PM
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Egalitarian     
Made me think of Coily the Spring Sprite for some reason.

i154.photobucket.com

No springs! and no redemption, either.

08 Nov 2012 02:12 PM
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hasty ambush     

JackieRabbit: Well, if it comes from the WND, you know it is 100% accurate and not spun in any way. So I for wone would like to be among the first to welcome our new Internet overlords.



Would you prefer earlier" derp" from HuffPo?

08 Nov 2012 02:13 PM
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DontMakeMeComeBackThere     
Spin? yes. but derp? Not really. This kind of suggestion has come up before in the UN, but never even come close to being ratified.

08 Nov 2012 02:23 PM
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cwolf20     
My invisible friend Campbell Del Monte wants to keep a lid on it.

08 Nov 2012 02:35 PM
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quietwalker     
Since no one wants to read it, here's the summary.

China, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and a whole bunch of other repressive/controlling nations want to restrict shiat on the internet, and they're upset that the only people who can swing that today are US corporations enabled by the US govt. So they want in for no justifiable reason.

08 Nov 2012 02:40 PM
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hasty ambush     

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Spin? yes. but derp? Not really. This kind of suggestion has come up before in the UN, but never even come close to being ratified.


My question in about UN taxes that have been proposed . Exactly how would they enforce them? Given that absent a ratified treaty the authority to collect a tax on US citizens is limited to Congress it seems to me they would have trouble collecting except on some international transactions.

08 Nov 2012 02:44 PM
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Strolpol     
Remember, the UN is an absolutely toothless and worthless organization that can't do anything more than write strong letters of contempt, so America has to take the lead.

Unless they're talking about doing something that affects America, in which case they are the greatest invasion threat we've ever faced.

08 Nov 2012 02:50 PM
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Joe Blowme     
Same UN with Saudi and Iran on their human rights comission? They would never want to do us or the internet harm.

08 Nov 2012 02:51 PM
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JackieRabbit     

heypete: That was a surprisingly non-derpy article for WND. I'm amazed and, honestly, confused.


The byline detain solves the confusion:

Steve Elwart, P.E., Ph.D., is the executive research analyst with the Koinonia Institute and a subject matter expert for the Department of Homeland Security.

This had nothing to do with WND. He wrote a cogent piece and they published it. Unusual for WND, of course.

08 Nov 2012 03:18 PM
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Pointy Tail of Satan     
Vinton Cerf is one of the real "Fathers of the Internet" (he basically invented the IP network protocol). A true quote from him is worth considering.

08 Nov 2012 04:38 PM
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prjindigo     
it actually is true.

The main thing blocking it from happening is that many of the countries who paid to create the internet refuse to give up control.

08 Nov 2012 06:11 PM
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stuffy     
He read it on the internet so it must be true.

08 Nov 2012 06:44 PM
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snocone    [TotalFark]  

hasty ambush: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Spin? yes. but derp? Not really. This kind of suggestion has come up before in the UN, but never even come close to being ratified.

My question in about UN taxes that have been proposed . Exactly how would they enforce them? Given that absent a ratified treaty the authority to collect a tax on US citizens is limited to Congress it seems to me they would have trouble collecting except on some international transactions.


Honor System.
Yup, for sure. Users will just get a bill in their email. And pay it right off w/ UN PayPal.
That'll work. If not, a sternly worded collection notice goes on Facebook.

08 Nov 2012 09:32 PM
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highbrow45     
Stephen Hawking and the Elders of the Internet will never stand for this!

09 Nov 2012 11:01 AM
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daemoncan     
images2.wikia.nocookie.net


Arise ye sprites!

09 Nov 2012 12:26 PM
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Xploder     
The amount of misspelling and poor grammar in the comments was beyond appalling.

09 Nov 2012 01:08 PM
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