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|Once Upon An Eden||
Oh! You beautiful baby doll! Look at you now!
When I am stressed, I tend to think in song. ICANN thing has me stressed because 1/ I am difficult about changes. 2/ I am not really sure what to think about the change about to happen at the end of the month only that it is happening and that is certain because ICANN is the driving force of the change and the centrality of the change. 3/As nerdy and geeky as I am, I am understanding the more that I research how much about the very foundation my daily activities I know near zilch about, least of all where it is headed off to.
This song keeps playing in my head. "Oh! You must have been a beautiful baby! You must have been a beautiful child. You must have been a beautiful baby. Because, Baby! Look at you now!" My grandfather used to sing it to all of the grandchildren, especially the girls. When we were sad and upset this song put a smile on our faces. I can not find the smile now. I tend to feel like how we felt when we saw Papa's expression on his face after he finished the song. We would ask him why he looked sad and forlorn and he would say, "Because one day you will grow up and maybe even move away one day."
Much like a father purchasing a car for his child or parents paying for the wedding of their daughter. The move did not happen before now, not just because congress ordered NTIA to renew the contract each year, but ICANN was not ready to fly away free. Now, ICANN is not only ready. ICANN is unstoppable. And from the recently held subcommittee hearing it is demonstrating itself a force to be reckoned with. ICANN's unstoppability and a force to be reckoned with has nothing to do with NTIA not renewing the contract or Obama signing letters and wavers releasing NTIA from renewing contracts with ICANN. ICANN's unstoppability and force comes from ICANN alone. More on that in a minutes but first thing's first...
Where Did ICANN Come From?
So in the last article, we explored just a bit of the Internet's history. Let's now explore the history of ICANN.
Right after the Cold War had begun, Russia launch Sputnik. The US was just a bit shocked, awed, amazed, and a tad bit jealous at Russia's attempts of conquering outer space which pretty much out shone the U.S. A.'s innovations of Tv and more stylish cars. So federal agencies such as NASA (National Aeronautics Space Administration), and DARPA /ARPA (the Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency) was born. Their purpose was to develop space age technologies, such as rockets, weapons, computers, etc.
From DARPA or ARPANET as the agency calls itself and prefers to be called, the ARPANET, funded by the National Science Foundation Network was one of the inventions which helped scientist and military leaders communicate with each other covertly. As the commercial significance of this new communications technology was recognized, it was shared with the corporate and civilian world of America then the rest of the world. Often confused with the World Wide Web which was created 25 years ago as a result of the scientists of CERN needing to communicate with each other, the Internet, itself, is somewhat older at 47 years old as of 2016. It is the internet which allows the world wide web interface, hypertex, peer to peer file sharing, e-mail (electronic mail) and other applications. As the spread of the internet grew, so did the need for oversight and management.
So to make clear, DARPA was born in 1958; ARPANET Oct 29, 1969, establishing its first computer to computer link (internet as we civilians call it); NTIA was born 1978; ARPANET adopted TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol) in 1983; January 1, 1983 (aka DNS -Domain Name System); The WWW aka WORLD WIDE WEB was born 1990 (conceived by one called Tim Berners-Lee for the Cern collider); ICANN was brought forth Sept 18, 1998 and incorporated (baptised) September 30, 1998.
Great Space Coaster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDX1rOeWgZA
At midnight September 30th something amazing is going to happen, the United States of America is relinquishing its oversight of the DNS to the ICANN which is also looking for a new home. Is there a possibility that the UN will be the new home
As part of the agreement you are given an address, a code that identifies your computer from the billions of computers and other tech devices accessing the web and allows you to communicate with other devices using the web. To find out more, please go to whatismyipaddress.com
Whose Your Daddy?
There are many men who helped conceive the internet going as far back as Sir Francis Bacon in his book "New Atlantis" which he inspired a great many inventions within his Utopia. Other contributing fathers of the internet who conceived or anticipated the existence of world wide information networks are Nikola Tesla "world wireless system" 1900s, Paul Otlet (1930) and Vannear Bush (1940), and in the 1960s with J.C.R. Licklider (yes, that is his real name) promoting the "Intergalactic Network."
ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network),originally funded by the US Department of Defense came into play in the late 1960s and by the 1970s world dignitaries were using the internet, including the queen of England. (2.) In the 1970s, Robert Khan and Vinton Cerf invented Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol the standard we use today which was adopted by ARPANET in 1983. Then in 1990, the World Wide Web was born thanks to Tim Berners-Lee which helped popularize the internet. (3.)
Aaron Swartz the founder of an information library which pre-dated Wikipedia by 5 years, co-designer of RSS feed, conceptulizer of online shopping and stream lined shipping, co-founder of Reddit and the first to bring the Silicon Valley to task about putting profits margins as priority over net neutrality, and dared to launch the campaign to stop the US government from censoring the internet and limiting users communication with each other. Because of Aaron making SOPA /PIPA known to the public, internet users rallied together to conduct online protests defeating the passing of SOPA/PIPA and therefore protecting and keeping the internet as a neutral, uncensored, free and safe communication system. As a result, Aaron, sentenced to 35 years in jail, ended up dead in a jail cell (allegedly suicided) as a result of the charges the US government made against him. (4.), (5.) He was only 29 years old.
The Rise of the Hackavists!
The history of the internet was destined to continue to be controversial. In 2003, Anonymous came into being, by 2012, the cyber-hackvist group would be named among one of the One Hundred Most Influential people by Time magazine. (6.) Chelsea Manning, formerly Bradley Manning, also facing 35 years and enduring long isolation/solitary confinement sessions of which he faces even a longer harsher series of tortures and more jail time for attempting suicide (7.) Chelsea finds herself in prison for leaking information to WikiLeaks, founded in 2006, co-founded by front man Australian born Julian Assange.(8.) Julian, also is a highly controversial character; he currently resides as a guest at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, due to allegations by the US that by receiving and releasing documents and the information therein, Wikileaks has caused the deaths of countless people and has committed treason by putting US operations in jeopardy. These allegations have been decided by the UN as unfounded. (9.) Still, the US has not relinquished the charges and therefore Mr. Assange is still residing in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. While there several actors from outside the embassy allegedly with ties to the CIA have tried to assassinate Mr. Assange. The latest attempt assassination attempt was just this last August of 2016 (10.) after Hillary Clinton's strategist calls on Tv "illegally kill the son of a bitch." (11.) Due to Mr. Assange's connection with Edward Snowden, who formerly worked for the CIA/NSA who came to realize that the US government's operation systems were spying on its own citizens which is supposed to be illegal but given a pass under the guise of "hunting" terrorists, Mr. Snowden, turned over his findings to Wikileaks and has since been living in assylum in Russia.
Other instances of hacking have been China hacking into Sony Pictures computer systems. And as of late, the DNC has been hacked twice with the emails being sent to Wikileaks and finally released to the public. Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton has been investigated and questioned many times over her usage of the internet, devices and especially using a personalized server at her home instead of a secure server provided by the White House among other violations of protocol even as far as destroying Blackberry devices with a hammer and losing or misplacing phones and Blackberries.
Each one of these examples demonstrates the internet is a tricky world or cyberverse if you will to navigate and so are such crimes as catfishing, baiting, identity theft, on line predatory behavior, cyber stalking, cyber bullying, child pornography just to name a few more cyber crimes.
However, this is not what Obama chose to address using his most powerful man on earth executive orders powers. Instead, he chose to use his executive power to sign an agreement between the ICANN and the United States to end a contract that has currently as of now, which has lasted nearly twenty (20) years, yet now will end Sept 30, 2016, thereby giving over every one who is a member of the internet their IP and personal information to possibly the UN saying that if the UN agrees to accepting to house ICANN then our personal IPs and addresses and the internet itself will be safe.
Snopes is the authoritative last word! -NOT!!!
So if Obama is not actually giving the UN the internet as Snopes says (12) then what is the big deal?
Everyone's IP and personal information is held in a data base which is like a phone book for the internet. The "phone book" is called the DNS (Domain Name System). The DNS is controlled by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) which currently is a non profit entity controlled by NTIA (the US Commerce Department National Telecommunications and Information Administration). As of Oct 1, 2016, ICANN will be released from NTIA to be answerable to multiple stakeholders world wide such as countries, businesses and other entities within the tech world. Discussion is also being make that the UN oversee ICANN in order to keep ICANN and therefore the DNS centralized. We are assured by NTIA's director Lawrence Strickland that the nearly 4 billion users of the internet will be virtually unaffected. (13.) It is expected that the move of the DNS to ICANN, which for now is still a California based company, will gain the US some points as a globalist market team player. (14.)
Yet, the question is now of the transition that ICANN is seeking from becoming a non profit entity based in California still primarily under the US juristidiction to that of one that is multi-national. Currently there is a multinational advisory board called GAB (Government Advisory Board). They only have authority to advise. The location of ICANN offices determines many factors. And there in is the rub, it is not just a matter of ICANN now having oversite of DNS. It is where will ICANN be housed, that will determine the following:
The first and last time I ever wrote to a president was to Ronald Regan. I remember the Iran hostage crisis. I was a child then. I remember hearing of President Carter negotiating the hostages release. I remember the hostages being released just hours after Ronald Regan was sworn in. Not thinking that was fair at all. I wrote him telling him it was not fair he receive credit for all Mr. Carter's hard work. I received a magazine about the White House.
I remember the Cold War, the riots of the Middle East and having to eventually stop writing my pen palls because of war or censorships. As a child this was my escape from my own troubled world. It was confusing to me, how the governments called for peace but could stop my new friends and I from communicating.
Hello. I appreciate your visiting the Once Upon an Eden webpage. It has been a hell of a past few weeks hasn't it? We had the great bathroom debate which was promptly put into perspective since the horrific massacre in Orlando, FL, and the thwarted attempt (unrelated) in Los Angeles, Ca. Suddenly whether or not transgender people using which bathroom has become a mute topic and put into a more realistic context. But there remains so much more
I can't help but to wonder what is the use of fighting for freedom when this generation of so called human rights activists do not know or care to know the ways of mafia, secret societies and hidden religions. The narrow mindedness in not studying topics in relation to child abuse and family health but only focusing on "human trafficking" puts everyone including those KIDNAPPED, ENTRAPPED, ENSLAVED, EXPLOITED, RENTED OUT TO BE RAPED. TORTURED, ETC. while the very people group behind the industry remains largely untouched because they are making and calling out the rules that this generation of "human rights" activists are following, endorsing and promoting.
It is nerve racking and frightens me. I am only 44 years old currently. I have been working on my mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual healing and towards my freedom and that of other children since I was 14 years old. I find it highly troubling that so many laws are being passed in the name of fighting human trafficking and for the protection of children that are actually endangering our humans rights as a whole. Just today I read a comment on an activist's fan page recommending chipping and or tatooing children to protect them. Those types of markers are used by pimps and flesh traders to mark the people they are exploiting and selling into slavery. We are better than the monsters! Thankfully they listened to reason and agreed with me that chipping the monsters/predators was a better idea. Still conversations like this make me want to knock my head against the wall over and over again. My health is fragile and if I am not facing death because of some contract out on me or fatwa someone is trying to make good to earn their way to their bunch of virgins, my body likes to stop from time to time. Literally. That too can be nerve racking and frightening. However, the possibility that the predators who would have enslaved us few after culling the many obtaining this dream of theirs or their Frankensteinish experiments going full throttle mainstream is even scarier to me and motivates me to stay alive and do all I can for double headed transplants using live people so the scientist can "make a name doing science no one has done yet" not to happen or children no longer having to be gang raped on a regular basis then go to school and act as if nothing happened.
I am seeing the work of my generation (yes, even some of my own work) being erased. I am seeing the children rights and human rights activists of generations past being forgotten and their work undone, obliterated, in the wake of Feminism, Militant Feminism, the "anti-human trafficking/human trafficking" movement. There are other rights movements but these are the foundations for many others.
Besides the fantasy of being united with my own children, having a quiet life, being healthy (which this part I am making steady progress-the rest will come in time as progress is made, I am sure.), my fantasy for clean water, clean air, not having to wear a mask and feel like I am in a bad sci-fi movie/video game/nightmare, and see children playing and elderly walking in the evening unaccosted and community events that are simply for the sake of enjoying each other and not for some random cause one of my dreams.
People growing their food and meds, living in sync with nature honoring nature, finding within themselves the ancient truths that tie us all back to the first breath of existence and living out that moment thriving in between breaths.
This is my heart's desire. This does not take a 501c3 loves. This takes a pen, notebook and listening, studying, researching and learning not to make " much a do about nothing" but to "thine own self be true" stripping away the lies and all the hindrances from within.
The blog series of "Call to Pray" and "Call to Action", I am doing with y'all. I do anyway, it is how I progress in my overall health. However this time, since these days are more where we need to come together as one more than ever, I thought it best to start it over again with a new notebook and take part in the assignments right along with everyone else. Hopefully this will open dialogue or lead to deeper personal freedom for each of us and a better relationship with our selves within our mind, soul, spirit, and body and with other people.
Nothing is going to get better until we do the work to make it so. Thank you for the time to read this. I love you. Many blessings to you and yours.
to also have their way with you. Loving others takes a whole other level of courage and skill. Make no mistake loving one's self and others is not full of kittens and dandelion fluff, rainbows and shooting stars. There is some of that but loving one's self and others is more like well, now a days, we can see that love in practical terms is more like an action movie that we are immersed in and the scene must be right in one take. From the time you were born you had the capacity and capability to direct your life and to tell the negative where to go and what to do. Maybe you were not aware of your power then. Maybe you were but not shown how to use it. Maybe you were tricked into not using it. Maybe it was used against you. Maybe others used it to their advantage. Maybe others were afraid of your power and made you afraid of it too. It is imperative you become not only self aware but embrace the ability of understanding and discerning that you have had since birth. Courage, love, understanding, discernment, these are some of the many buffers you were born with so you could exercise your power safely and when the time was to come protect yourself and /or heal up from the damage done to you by others. The term "victim" never existed in the ancient texts. The term used was "slave" or "enslaved." We are victims but for a moment when something or someone negative counters our being. We are enslaved or remain slaves when we do not push back the encounter. That is where we sin, where we miss the mark. We were born equipped to overcome the adversities. Now that we are adults we will continue to diligently train and hone our skills and teach our children to do the same.
We have mountains to move and crazy scary bizarreness to put in check these days. When you were a child you were at the whims of adults the good and bad that happened. All that you were responsible for was your grades and dutifully obeying as much as you could to the fullest of your ability. Unfortunately you were taught to obey the outer influences and not your own inner self. You were taught to survive and to confine yourself to the ever changing whims and dictates of the guardians, caregiver, authority, master. Therefore by default you were taught that your best was not good enough; and right and wrong is how well one obeys not actual natural law and sacred principals. You were taught how to obediently behave without thinking. You were not taught the sacred knowledge within you that liberates yourself and others to thrive. Now you are an adult. Your responsibility is to help lift off that oppressive weight from the children and prevent it as much as possible in your own life. You can throw off the old paradigm and live within the sacred knowledge that was placed lovingly in you by the Creator wrapped in the essence of your inner most core. It is time for you to thrive. Survival of us all depends upon taking up our call to thrive and live within the natural and sacred laws. It is time to live your freedom.
We can do this! This is your call to action! Stay tuned for training and directives.