Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Oct 2011 15:22 UTC
Internet & Networking "BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin will be asked to offer customers the option to block adult content during subscription According to new measures to be announced by Prime Minister David Cameron, online pornography watchers will have to place a special request with their Internet Service providers (ISPs) to watch pornographic or sexualised content online. The prime minister is holding a summit at No.10 today with 30 media and retail executives, including broadcasters, magazine editors, trade bodies and advertisers, said the Daily Mail. Cameron is expected to announce the crackdown after Mothers Union charity chief executive Reg Bailey submitted a report on the matter after six months of study." The fact that this can happen in Great Britain just goes to show how brittle concepts like freedom of speech really are. Where people in the Arab world fight for the kinds of freedom we have, we in the west just hand them over to extremists. Un-frakking-believable. Any British folk in here? How on earth did you guys let this happen?
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RE[3]: Question
by Kivada on Tue 11th Oct 2011 19:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Question"
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Why does a kid need a cell phone in the first place, let alone one that does more then you know, make phone calls?

You nanny staters are all the same, "common sense is too hard for me! Please watch my kids for me because I can't handle even the most basic concepts of keeping after my kids let alone be able to talk with them about anything that makes me feel icky!"

I swear you guys are nearly a justification for sterilization since you clearly can't handle kids.

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RE[4]: Question
by MacTO on Tue 11th Oct 2011 20:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Question"
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Just in case you didn't realize it, a lot of "nanny state" types do believe in parental responsibility. Yet we aren't as naive to believe that we have the ability to isolate our children from all of the people in this world who would gladly exploit them (and even abuse them) either out of negligence or a desire for personal gain.

A parent is perfectly justified in isolating their child from porn because it is ultimately the parent's responsibility if the child misinterprets what they see and goes on to get pregnant or get a girl pregnant. Worse yet, there are corners of pornography that go beyond the acceptable. You only have to read the newspapers to discover the latests busts in child pornography and I've heard that there are many sites that glorify rape. Then there's the run of the mill stuff, the stuff that represents women as sex toys. Now I don't know about you, but I would not want a daughter to grow up thinking that it's okay to be subservient to men or to value themselves as sex objects. Of course, you may differ in that opinion. But you're also free to have the filters removed if you do differ.

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RE[5]: Question
by Kivada on Tue 11th Oct 2011 21:27 in reply to "RE[4]: Question"
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Whats that sound? Oh, its the sound of everything said screaming past your head at mach 12 @ 20k feet...

If you're worried about your kids dehumanizing each other you should stop sheltering them and be open with them about sex, drugs and life in general. Sheltering them pushes them into a state of rebellion against you and everything you told them not to do.

90% of current "child porn"is made by children and traded to other children via their camera phones. The odds of kids meeting an actual pedo online and not a troll or the FBI is so insignificantly low, the only reason you keep hearing about very possible instance is to push ever more restrictions on the internet "to save the children". Just look at all the riders attached to ills that help fascist causes that make them political suicide to vote against because they sate something like "Voting against oil subsidies means you're for reducing sentences on child molesters" which is a tactic that is often used here in the US.

Sites that glorify rape? You mean far right Ayn Rand types like the Republicans and Libertarians here in the US that worship her and her child mutilating murderer "supermen"? Or do you mean troll havens like 4chan which will deliberately target whatever you hate most to keep you going for their own amusement irregardless of their own personal convictions?

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