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Opening Arguments


Warning No. 3,562 that the United States should, 1) withdraw from the United Nations and, 2) remove the United Nations from our soil:

The United Nations is considering a new Internet tax targeting the largest Web content providers, including Google, Facebook, Apple, and Netflix, that could cripple their ability to reach users in developing nations.

The European proposal, offered for debate at a December meeting of a U.N. agency called the International Telecommunication Union, would amend an existing telecommunications treaty by imposing heavy costs on popular Web sites and their network providers for the privilege of serving non-U.S. users, according to newly leaked documents.

The documents (No. 1 No. 2) punctuate warnings that the Obama administration and Republican members of Congress raised last week about how secret negotiations at the ITU over an international communications treaty could result in a radical re-engineering of the Internet ecosystem and allow governments to monitor or restrict their citizens' online activities.

There could be some benefit, I guess, in keeping our enemies close so we know what these clowns are up to, but I can't think of any other rationale for continuing to take them seriously.

Global. Internet. Tax. God almighty.