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    UK to ban access to porn for all internet users...

    UK users will have to "opt in" to be able to access pornographic sites. Of course, "opting in" means the government can more easily track your activity. First porn, then political websites, alternative news sites, etc. All to "protect the children", natch.

    Coupled with this anti-free speech push with this bit of more reporting on the U.S. government amassing a database of non-criminals; these control freaks are more brazen than ever. They just announce it and everyone rolls over.

    When Hugo Chavez and the U.K. government have the same idea of internet censorship, you know it's all part of the globalist control agenda.

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    I think you can add China to that group too.

    Definitely sets a bad standard. Another database hackers could grab your info, censorship, and it does nothing to help parents keep their kids away from porn.

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    Net Neutrality comes to mind.... you have to put a stop to controlling what traffic one wishes to access over any internet service provider - period. You open up too many doors once you let one company such as Comcast control torrents, or a country like the UK to control porn... pretty lame.

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    Something one would expect from China, but I thought the UK was more democratic than that... It's more than lame, it can get scary pretty fast.

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    We gots to protects the childrens.

    Yeah right, how about watching them?
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    Big brother is already watching us.

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    How does/do sheep fit into this new rule?
    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    if porn is outlawed.. i figure they'll have more rape/murder/pedophilia things going on over there... maybe some incest.. well that last part aint so bad but the rest...
    not so sure.. though bestiality... that doesn't sound so bad either, especially for maddoc.

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    How does/do sheep fit into this new rule?
    Bestiality has been outlawed for a long time now... but that doesn't stop them from doing it.
    "I'm like a lion on the prowl after prey"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    Net Neutrality comes to mind.... you have to put a stop to controlling what traffic one wishes to access over any internet service provider - period. You open up too many doors once you let one company such as Comcast control torrents, or a country like the UK to control porn... pretty lame.
    Hey Hi

    Don't forget-> F.C.C. Is Set to Regulate Net Access
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/21/bu...dia/21fcc.html

    Time to fire up those analog modems and get those Telnet / BBS servers back up? Kind of sad but true now, isn't it? Ah.. direct dial up access... with no ISP middle man. (Slight long distance charges may apply ) Call the Speedguide BBS at 555-555-5555 j/k
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    Would be a good time to get rid of any stocks based on companies that deal with hand lotions.

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    *pats 10 TB of backed up .jpgs' and smiles*
    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardparker View Post
    USA should also think about these kind of activities, i think the majority of the porn sites are from USA.
    You're probably a spam bot, but whatever.

    This does nothing to stop children from seeing porn as they don't get it from the porn sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardparker View Post
    USA should also think about these kind of activities, i think the majority of the porn sites are from USA.
    he whatever'ed you

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    I do not agree with the whole sale ban on porn however, wishing to keep the dirty magazines behind the counter is not tantamount to oppressing alternative perspectives. It would help if the websmut purveyors were not so aggressive (NB. They are not as bad as they used to be).
    We have been a cataloged society since the invention of the pen and ledger. Databases which control our credit rating, our driving records, spending habits and other characteristics have been collected and utilized be the private and public sector for a couple of decades. I admit, the methods of today's information collection are peevishly subtle.
    I understand, the internet is a precious resource for the freedom of opinion and flow of information, both factual and specious. Evidently, "firebrand" Islamic cleric can still spout their fatwas. The prisonplanets, renses, ronpauls, and their like, should run with little impediment. I do not see a limit on free speech, however it has become obvious that freedom of assembly has been severely compromised.

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    The interesting problem with this whole setup is that, if pushed too far, we the people can just come up with another unregulated 'internet' that sidesteps all the current ISPs and systems in place. The entire internet was set up to be fundimentally open, and there's nothing to stop us from essentially all becoming servers and clients that connect each other in a huge web. You don't strictly need ISPs to have a network - think about LANs and concepts like that. Just extend the LAN out through things like wireless connections that act as 'hubs', run by the people, and all of a sudden you have an internet that can't be regulated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinobi View Post
    Hey Hi

    Don't forget-> F.C.C. Is Set to Regulate Net Access
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/21/bu...dia/21fcc.html

    Time to fire up those analog modems and get those Telnet / BBS servers back up? Kind of sad but true now, isn't it? Ah.. direct dial up access... with no ISP middle man. (Slight long distance charges may apply ) Call the Speedguide BBS at 555-555-5555 j/k
    It's 555-555-6969, but Big Brother's already monitoring phone lines and cell phones

    It would have to be either long range Wireless, or supporting single moms at your local strip club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    supporting single moms at your local strip club.
    Tell me more of this thing Philip.
    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    You're probably a spam bot, but whatever.

    This does nothing to stop children from seeing porn as they don't get it from the porn sites.
    Your right.. they don't get it from porn sites. They get it from Torrent sites or those like rapid share and others... so what are you going to do?? Just flat out block all those sites and then what about others that have traces or types of advertising we see now, how do they define what is and isn't porn? Yeah Phillip had it right..damn scary and something needs to be done to stop it.

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12041063

    Well at least the ISP's know this is damn near impossible and opens up all kinds of legal fires to start.. good for them!


    The proposal to cut off access to pornographic material was floated by Culture Minister Ed Vaizey in an interview with the Sunday Times.

    The government is talking to ISPs to set up a meeting at which the proposal will be discussed.

    But, say experts, technical challenges mean any large scale filtering system is doomed to failure.
    "Unfortunately, It's technically not possible to completely block this stuff," said Trefor Davies, chief technology officer at ISP Timico.
    Continue reading the main story
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    If we take this step it will not take very long to end up with an internet that's a walled garden of sites the governments is happy for you to see”

    End Quote Trefor Davies Timico

    He said the sheer volume of pornographic material online and the number of ways that people access it, via the web, file-sharing networks, news groups, discussion boards and the like, made the job impossible.

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