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NEW YORK (AP) - AOL splashes images of Bollywood celebrities on its new home page for India. MySpace accepts sign-ups from mobile phones in Japan. Google departs from its customarily spartan home page and peppers its Korean site with colorful, animated icons.
As major U.S. Internet companies stake their ground abroad in anticipation of the next billion people coming online - and the advertising revenue they might generate - the flags they are planting aren't the Stars and Stripes.
Companies are trying to expand globally without seeming to, designing market-specific services with customized features that reflect differences in connection speeds, payment options and attitudes toward sex or violence.
The stakes are high as the United States faces a weakening economy and a slowing of online ad growth....
Neil I have to agree with what you said, though perhaps the Internet hasn't been "American" for quite a few years. I would suppose that complete American control is no longer to be expected. However, keeping the Internet open to a wide range of opinions is getting hard to do, Techwatch: The other side of Wikipedia. One can see the USA isn't the only one having a hard time on the Internet.
1 Pet. 4:17 - "Judgment must begin at the house of God." Reflect on the behavior of the modern organized church (regardless of theology), & worse, on the behavior & judgment of cup-cleaning people who call themselves Christians, before blaming outsiders for our problems. There is trouble enough in this sphere
"..seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these [good] things shall be added unto you." - Matt. 6:33
The "weakening" American economy is no accident. The globalist conspiracy that George Washington warned us about when he said "Avoid foreign entanglements" in his farewell message resonates today. For years the Council on Foreign Relations, the Tri-Lateral Commission, the United Nations, The International Monetary Fund, The World Bank, NAFTA, GATT and all their friends in the "New World Order" with their "One Religion" (hint, it ain't Christianity) have been plotting to gut this country's economy, reduce the standard of living, destroy the ethics and morals of Western, European culture and enhance India, China, Africa etc. It's why customer service calls to your bank or utility are answered 20000 miles away by someone other than the girl next door. And the architects of this breakdown of nation-states are busy building their own kingdom with the money and blood of the European and American hosts who have, with rare exceptions, subsidized them, and allowed them to do what they have done since Biblical times, namely be in stiff necked rebellion against God. And they have ironically convinced us that it is favorable to God to do so.