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Get Ready for the
Internet Robber Barons

Wall Street Journal, by Karl Borden

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Posted By:Harlowe, 4/2/2014 9:37:20 PM

Do you remember the original robber barons? No, they were not the great American industrialists/philanthropists of the late 19th century—men who were unfairly tagged with the moniker. I mean the originals: the German barons of the 13th century who controlled the Rhine River, which was the primary channel of commerce and communications for central Europe. Their castles overlooked the river, and they exacted tribute from every passing ship. The barons ignored customary "just" tolls, charged whatever the commerce would bear, exacted payment "in kind" from cargoes, and exercised power by controlling strategic territory.

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The author points out that if the UN takes charge, the UN would have power and control of the global economy plus an enormous stream of revenue without the checks and balances of a constitutional government’s oversight to have some ability to avoid tyranny.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 4/2/2014 9:43:00 PM     (No. 9795289)

Great. :-(


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Gorzabozo, 4/2/2014 10:39:22 PM     (No. 9795364)

All this while the software industry, and probably the fed govt, too try to push us to ´cloud-based software´. Stay away from the cloud. Its for suckers. ´Cloud-Based´ = internet based and soon to be subject to the whims of the UN, and your cloud-data will not be safe.

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