His whole website looks suspiciously like a Poe.
10/22/2008 2:42:59 AM
Someone's either a prude or insecure of his manlihood - or lack thereof - in comparison to the hung porn stars.
10/22/2008 2:47:31 AM
I'm guessing obscene material means kiddie porn and such, if this announcement has the slightest bit of truth to it. Seriously, the governments paying for 90% of America's internet? Every provider in America would go bankrupt overnight.
10/22/2008 2:49:35 AM
So they're going to censor one way of accessing the Internet?
Yeah, that's what I thought. Censoring the actual Internet is nearly impossible because
*Explanation of how the Internet works goes here*
and because of memes.
"The only people PAYING for Internet service will be businesses, and people seeking obscene materials."
And people who want fast Internet. :P
"Within a few years being a private citizen paying for Internet service will itself be considered grounds for an investigation."
I was going to say "Just like being a black guy is grounds for drug testing", but you are so stupid you might have taken me seriously.
"What family will stretch their budget to pay for an Internet connection"
Families who want fast Internet or who can't get 25 MHz signals because they live in the country or something?
"American access to pornographic material would be returned to 1950's access levels"
Really? you could get unlimited on-demand inter-porn as part of your TV and cable package in the 50's?
I don't seem to remember that.
"hard to find and a humiliation if others learned you were viewing it."
Porn's always been easy to find if you know where to look and an embarrassment. The Internet didn't change that.
"The pendulum is swinging and the permissive whores debasing our culture with obscenity are being marginalized again."
And new proxy sites are popping up every day.
THE INTERNET CANNOT BE CENSORED.
10/22/2008 2:55:15 AM
What's the matter, Alex? Did an Internet Porn Babe turn you down?
10/22/2008 3:07:48 AM
This has got to be a joke.
Oh, and the FCC can't step in and censor the internet, what with the "F" in there standing for "federal". The internet is international, meaning that your government has no jurisdiction over the vast majority of content. They can try to block access to sites from computers within your country, but they'll never be able to actually shut down all of the content you find questionable, and people will always find ways of getting around the filters they set up.
10/22/2008 3:22:36 AM
wow... we want a backlash yay!
10/22/2008 3:34:02 AM
Got to be a Poe. I mean, no one can really be this stupid - right?
10/22/2008 3:53:26 AM
Knight of L-sama
Prudish but not necessarily fundy.
10/22/2008 3:59:11 AM
The fuck you say.
10/22/2008 4:00:09 AM
10/22/2008 4:01:19 AM
J. Random Lurker
"T3h internetz" don't work that way...
10/22/2008 4:03:08 AM
10/22/2008 4:11:55 AM
You fundies talk alot about porn, you know.
10/22/2008 4:37:21 AM
...um, I'm pretty sure the majority of internet users are okay with porn. Its just crazy xtians. Don't ruin it for the rest of us, plz
10/22/2008 5:17:56 AM
You know, the Chinese have something similar in place.. I'm just saying.
10/22/2008 5:55:23 AM
And that doesn't work like it should.
10/22/2008 8:59:42 AM
Why software engineers think Internet porn filtering is futile: "You can't solve a social problem with a technical solution in an adequately all-encompassing manner".
Why the rest of the science and engineering thinks Internet porn filtering is futile, relying on much older adages: "Build a fool-proof system, and someone builds a better fool."
Just because someone *mandates* there will be filtering doesn't mean it's *any good*.
10/22/2008 9:34:25 AM
Sir, internet is for porn.
10/22/2008 10:00:59 AM
What family will stretch their budget to pay for an Internet connection, if the only valid reason for paying for it is if you were seeking obscene and illegal materials?
All of them with men.
10/22/2008 10:44:25 AM
a mind far far away
Wow, christians really want to burn the Constitution, don't they? I guess they have finally realized that separation of church and state IS in there, so now they want to do away with it entirely.
10/22/2008 11:00:03 AM
Since the onus of censorship is placed on the service provider in this scenario, I have to saw it will not work. The people who run porn sites are much more clever, resourceful, and wealthy than that. They'll get their product through, no matter what silly filters and such are used to try and stop them. :)
10/22/2008 12:16:27 PM
The internet is really really great
I've got a fast connection so I don't have to wait
There's always some new site
I browse all day and night
It's like I'm surfing at the speed of light
The Internet is for porn!
The Internet is for porn!
Why you think the Net was born?
Porn, porn, porn!
10/22/2008 12:33:43 PM
Yea, that's gonna happen.
You can pry my porn from cold, dead fingers.
10/22/2008 1:01:53 PM
Try to take porn away from a Marine and see what happens.
10/22/2008 1:45:27 PM