US to relinquish control of Internet

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at
Sat Mar 15 22:07:33 UTC 2014

On 3/15/2014 7:39 AM, Bob Evans wrote:
>> It's nice of the DoC to "relinquish" control, but I really don't see it
>> changing much other than quieting down some hype from countries that were
>> saying they were pissed at the US for "controlling" the Internet. And I
>> couldn't really see those countries doing anything about it unless the US
>> did something actually bad, which they wouldn't do IMHO.
>> Was I being a pollyanna?
> Yep, way to optimistic. The world always wants the success of capitalism
> as long as they don't have to create the climate for it, they just want it
> handed to them. Once they have it they turn it back toward socialism and
> proceed to F%^$ it up. Gee, sound like the direction our system's been
> trying to go in for the last 6 years.

Or 101 years.

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