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droidamus2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-09 10:09 AM
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14. Don't believe it
Whenever a politician, either party, starts talking about controlling or monitoring the general activities of all adults to 'protect the CHILDREN' I get worried. Of course, children need to be protected and child porn is terrible but this suggested solution is to basically be able to monitor all activity of all users. 'The Children' is a very convenient emotional tag that is used to try and convince people to go along with something they might otherwise oppose. Look at the 'war on some drugs' a big part of the selling of controlling what adults should be able to do is to bring up 'protecting the CHILDREN'. I don't have children and never intend to have children so why should my choices (as long as they aren't hurting anybody else including the CHILDREN) be curtailed in the name of CHILDREN.
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  -GOP: ISPs, Wi-Fi Must Keep Logs For Police sabra  Feb-20-09 09:33 AM   #0 
  - maybe they should start at the WHITE HOUSE....  mike_c   Feb-20-09 09:35 AM   #1 
  - We would all love the last two years of WH web activity...  wroberts189   Feb-20-09 10:00 AM   #8 
  - Next, they'll record all our emails and phone calls... oh wait - they already are...  grahamhgreen   Feb-20-09 11:55 AM   #37 
  - Um, fourth amendment much?  truebrit71   Feb-20-09 09:46 AM   #2 
  - Blatantly unconstitutional yes.. and they will try it anyway. nt  wroberts189   Feb-20-09 10:02 AM   #9 
  - Blatantly Unconstitutional indeed  Taverner   Feb-20-09 11:43 AM   #35 
  - I am not sure I see a violation of the Bill of Rights . . .  toopers   Feb-23-09 04:28 AM   #54 
  - Cornwine again?  MineralMan   Feb-20-09 09:47 AM   #3 
  - Truth is, the people that propose shit like this are the ones that need  acmavm   Feb-20-09 09:50 AM   #4 
  - Some pub got busted who proposed such things.  wroberts189   Feb-20-09 10:03 AM   #10 
  - replying to myself .. Larry Craig REPUBLICAN nt  wroberts189   Feb-21-09 08:07 AM   #43 
  - That is so true.  L0oniX   Feb-20-09 10:23 AM   #21 
  - Oh that's so cute, the minority party has proposed a bill  bluestateguy   Feb-20-09 09:53 AM   #5 
  - home users too yea like to see them try enforcing it  skoalyman   Feb-20-09 09:57 AM   #6 
  - Yea..Knock knock ...we want to see the last two years of your web activity.  wroberts189   Feb-20-09 10:06 AM   #13 
     - Most home routers do not do this automatically  CatholicEdHead   Feb-20-09 10:12 AM   #15 
        - No router can what they want it to do ..even with a syslog server.  wroberts189   Feb-20-09 10:22 AM   #20 
        - if the bill passed (which it will not)  Lance_Boyle   Feb-20-09 10:46 AM   #29 
           - if so, theflash memory on new routers will be altered...  Born Free   Feb-22-09 04:50 AM   #49 
  - Yea...like they are even relevant anymore. nt  wroberts189   Feb-20-09 10:04 AM   #11 
  - ROFL - Yup.  closeupready   Feb-20-09 10:06 AM   #12 
  - Recording peoples web and email activity for two years ...  wroberts189   Feb-20-09 09:59 AM   #7 
  - Another side effect  droidamus2   Feb-20-09 10:12 AM   #16 
     - Yep..its an attack on mom and pop isp's as well  wroberts189   Feb-20-09 10:34 AM   #23 
  - Don't believe it  droidamus2   Feb-20-09 10:09 AM   #14 
  - Bingo. CHILDREN should be protected by ...  Amonester   Feb-20-09 10:47 AM   #30 
  - That's right when they pull the children out they are lying.  cliffordu   Feb-20-09 11:01 AM   #34 
  - Generally I Agree. It seems to me that this can be handled  Still Sensible   Feb-20-09 11:53 AM   #36 
  - Deja vu. Wasn't something almost exactly like this shot down last year? n/t  Akoto   Feb-20-09 10:14 AM   #17 
  - Reagan- "Isn't it time to get the government off the backs of the American People?"  NBachers   Feb-20-09 10:19 AM   #18 
  - How many republicans would be caught with damning evidence  liberal N proud   Feb-20-09 10:21 AM   #19 
  - See this list below of GOP asscarrots that would get caught...  L0oniX   Feb-20-09 10:26 AM   #22 
     - Save that list for this right to privacy battle  liberal N proud   Feb-20-09 10:36 AM   #25 
  - They sure do focus on child porn a bunch - kinda like Ted Haggard focuses  BR_Parkway   Feb-20-09 10:35 AM   #24 
  - They propose these bills to help their next run  DemWynner   Feb-20-09 10:38 AM   #26 
  - Police work should only be easy in a police state. n/t  scytherius   Feb-20-09 10:39 AM   #27 
  - OH THE IRONY!!! IT HURTS!!!  Soylent Brice   Feb-20-09 10:41 AM   #28 
  - Yep. The police logs will show that republicans surf child porn nt  conspirator   Feb-22-09 04:26 PM   #50 
  - Smells like a backdoor effort to shut down public access wifi  guruoo   Feb-20-09 10:50 AM   #31 
  - Too often "Think of the Children" equates to loss of rights  AB_Positive   Feb-20-09 10:55 AM   #32 
  - This Bill was Proposed by the Computer & Disk Industry  PuppyBismark   Feb-20-09 10:58 AM   #33 
  - You are quite correct ...it would take millions Terabytes..and backups. nt  wroberts189   Feb-21-09 08:04 AM   #42 
  - Petabytes  Pavulon   Feb-22-09 04:47 PM   #52 
  - I wonder how much stock the good senator owns in these companies  dgibby   Feb-21-09 09:07 AM   #45 
  - EMC and others  Pavulon   Feb-22-09 04:45 PM   #51 
  - I mean, they know it's a bad idea.  Robb   Feb-20-09 11:57 AM   #38 
  - Politicians should be barred from making policies regarding technology  B3Nut   Feb-20-09 12:17 PM   #39 
  - As lone IT person at a small business what a friggin' nightmare  RamboLiberal   Feb-20-09 12:25 PM   #40 
  - Fuck this. the "protect the children" argument is nothing but a boogeyman.  crimsonblue   Feb-20-09 01:55 PM   #41 
  - The Cons hate the internet. Our link to freedom. This is a bureaucratic way of shutting it down. nm  rhett o rick   Feb-21-09 09:05 AM   #44 
  - Nazis  usregimechange   Feb-21-09 11:51 AM   #46 
  - another way of prosicuting innocents  Froward69   Feb-21-09 12:08 PM   #47 
  - It's all about the children.  IDFbunny   Feb-21-09 06:50 PM   #48 
  - BS... these fascists could give two shits about child porn  fascisthunter   Feb-22-09 05:03 PM   #53 
 

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