Holy Pornblock Batman!

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The UK took a turn for the worst this week.  On Monday came the announcement by prime minister Dave Cameron that new blocks were to be universally instituted (start date not stated) to block all internet porn.  The only way to get around these proposed bans both on mobile phones and PC would be to call the specific provider and provide the necessary information to have access again, information that many people probably don’t want to provide, and not for any particularly bad reason.  Some of us value our privacy.  Though I understand the basic rationale for this plan, I find massive issues with the logic of it for the following reasons:

First, this is meant, supposedly, to protect children.  Forget the fact that anyone watching it (with the majority being adults, or ‘old enough’ kids in their teenage years) aren’t in real danger, and that the money that goes into all this could better be used on real law enforcement to prevent real crimes.  It also does absolutely nothing to block horribly violent content, which in my opinion, is a far greater issue.  Everyone will have sex.  No one’s trying to change that.  But the hope is that we won’t gun each other down.  Yet, somehow, this basic logic was completely lost on the British prime minister.  So instead of monitoring the content that is actually objectionable, he plans to block content that shows acts that are basic for the existence of all life.  In doing so, he does a fantastic job undoing recent progress in the general acceptance of sex in our communities, making it once again something to be spoken about quietly.  Forget the idea of open sexuality, not in Dave Cameron’s world!

Second, part of this was meant to stop kiddie porn.  Let me make this very clear: I love porn.  I do not love kiddie porn.  I am completely in favor of doing everything possible to keep kids from being exploited and abused.  That said, stopping guys from jacking off to whatever porn they like (generally NOT of the child variety) isn’t going to do it.  Once again, the money is much better spent going after actual pedophiles.  Treating the entire population like they’re criminals does nothing to prevent actual criminals.  He might as well just come out and say that he has no fucking clue what to do with the child exploitation problem, in which case, maybe someone who can do better at the job should have it.

Third, in our modern world of technology, a ban like this is useless.  Literally useless. And liable to cause more damage.  There already exist plenty of ways to get around such bans (hence how kiddie porn operates to begin with).  Maybe he should be worrying about the ‘dark internet’ where this content flows freely, and not the guys who aren’t trying to hide their shit.  We like our technology in this day and age.  Even simple minded folks like myself know enough to get at what we need, and when opposition stands in the way, it only means more energy will be spent coming up with alternatives.  In other words, by banning regular porn, and driving it into the underground, he lumps it together with the highly illegal content, and makes them operate together.  He just empowered the ‘dark internet’ even more with a law that any beginner computer user can get around anyway.

So what do I say to this?  Fuck it!  And fuck Dave Cameron!  If for nothing else than for being a giant fucking moron!  Only the guys with skeletons in their closet ban entry into the graveyard.  Maybe we should be taking a look at his hard drive!  And for the good people of England?  Well, there are plenty of proxy sites, VPNs, and browsers that can help.  I don’t know if the torch browser saw this coming when they added in their site unblocker, but the timing couldn’t have been better.  The idea that this could, or would, stop people from watching porn is so novice that it’s embarrassing.  It’s literally betting against the intelligence and drive of humanity ( I know, I know, I’m generally not a big believer in either of those things).

I don’t know what kind of crack that idiot was smoking when this idea came to mind, but if the two brain cells still working up there can get along for just a minute, maybe, just maybe, he’ll kill this idea before it actually takes off.

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The Real Tragedy

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The US has been up in arms since the verdict in the George Zimmerman/Treyvon Martin case came out on July 13th leaving George Zimmerman a free man.  Violent eruptions have broken out in different cities across the country, it’s been all the rage on social media platforms, and celebrities have voiced their opinions in hope that their social status will change perception.  All in all it’s a real circus, and much like any circus, the ridiculousness of certain aspects abound.  First off is that it was made into a racial thing. I find this to be the funniest considering neither man was white.  I understand the desire to bring everything down to race in a country of people that require very simple, uniform facts when passing judgment in light of the major brain pain caused from rational thought.  But for it to get SO much press as a race issue is a joke, right?  To have riots over a Latino man not going to jail when killing a black man is kind of pushing it race-wise, isn’t it?  I mean, I don’t remember a whole lot of times in the history of our country when the treatment of Latinos was considered more than sub par, and generally it’s been akin to that of blacks.  They are compatriots in this struggle which makes the idea of this being a racial issue nothing but laughable…and sad at the same time considering how many people have bought into it, and how ready the black community was to jump on that bus despite the fact that it went completely against any level of common sense.

All that said, when it comes down to the case, and whether the guy should have gotten off, well, no, he shouldn’t have.  If it really comes down to whether Zimmerman should or shouldn’t have gotten out of his car, then yes he is guilty.  He had called the police.  They were on the way.  He was told not to follow the kid.  If he hadn’t followed him, how would this have happened?  Did Martin drag him out of his car?  Doubtful.  The fact that the sequence of events happened is because he defied police orders and got out of his car.  On top of that, he wasn’t watching a guy who seemed dangerous in that no weapon was in view.  He wasn’t seeing a crime being committed.  He was an overzealous guy who wanted to be a hero, and you know what overzealous guys who want to be heroes tend to do?  Instigate fights they can’t win, pull guns, maybe even fake their own injuries (hey, I’m not saying he did, just that he could have).  This is a guy whose temper made it to the level of arrest more than once.  I know guys like him, and I know what they’re capable of.  If they see the chance for the light of glory to shine on them, they take it.  The fact that he was a little bruised up didn’t give him the right to shoot a kid.  It just backs up that he obviously initiated something he couldn’t handle, and then pussied out and pulled a gun.  Maybe the gun was out the whole time and the scuffle was over that.  Though it’s hard for anyone to know how the altercation started, it wasn’t because George Zimmerman was waiting in his car!  The idea of self-defense doesn’t allow a person to attack another person (or threaten them) and then pull a deadly weapon when they realize they can’t win.  It’s for people who are actually under attack.  Who have someone after them.  It was meant for Treyvon Martin.  It’s not meant for people that start fights; and having scrapes on him doesn’t mean Zimmerman didn’t start it, just that he was dumb enough to start a fight with someone who could kick his ass.  And rightfully so!  Under the circumstances Zimmerman sounded like one of those guys who thinks he is the police just because he has a gun and does a neighborhood watch.  He’s the exact kind of overzealous guy to make a faulty judgment (or simply rely on the fact that the gun is in his holster and not the other guy’s.)  He followed down an unarmed kid to the point of an altercation, and then shot him.  Of course he should be in prison, but it has absolutely nothing to do with his race, or Martin’s.  It invalidates the point of the case to say such things.  He should be in jail because he willfully disobeyed orders and committed a crime.  And then tried to hide behind the very law intended for real victims.  That’s why he should go to jail.  We don’t need the black community making it their stand, we need the thinking community to.  The one that understands rationality, and the law, and the psychology of a man like Zimmerman.

Last, but certainly not least, one of the reasons this is so big in the media, is because the media has made it big in the media.  While the US perpetrates horrible crimes on other countries, allows their own citizens to die of health problems that would be perfectly preventable with decent health care, markets the lowest level of food to bring on these health problems, and in pretty much every other way rapes their citizens, we’re arguing about this.  It’s about as helpful as arguing about abortion.  It incites rage in people, makes them choose sides, makes them hate each other, and does all this while more important things that actually effect all of us, are going on.  I feel awful for Treyvon Martin and his family.  If I had some asshole following me around at the age of 17 they would’ve seen some questionable behavior, but nothing that warranted a gunshot.  He was a kid.  Zimmerman wasn’t.  Zimmerman was a guy who had been arrested for violent crimes and then given a gun.  He is an example of a bigger issue that we aren’t even talking about.  But none of this, NONE OF THIS, should be inciting the kind of hatred and animosity it has within our country.  And the real tragedy here is the inability of the American people to understand when they’re being hogtied by their leaders, and manipulated.  Plenty of very important newsworthy things happen that never make it to the news because they aren’t allowed to.  When something blows up like this it’s because there’s promotion for it.  We should be asking ourselves not whether the verdict was fair, but what’s going on now that we should be paying attention to instead.

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Ah, they did it again!  Not only can I download pretty much anything I want off the net from TV shows to hardcore porn, but I can access any goddamn site I want, anywhere in the world!  Sure, I’d be far more excited if I wasn’t living in the US, but you just never know when a tool like this can come in handy.  Weird Uzbekistan porn site?  Entered!  Online gambling?  Gotta try it out, but it should work!  With the ability to pick the country to be unblocked, anything is accessible.  Try it out!  It’s kind of fun to change your country with the click of a button (and without paying a dime).  I don’t think the older versions have it, but if you download the latest version at http://www.torchbrowser.com you’ll have the ability to transport yourself elsewhere (well, at least as far as the internet is concerned.)  In the fight for free content worldwide, the team at torch browser took another giant step forward with this built in VPN extension.  And gave a major ‘fuck you’ to anyone who restricts their content because of location.

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Congratulations To The New Fat-Ass Kings

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Who’d have thought that Mexico could overtake the US in anything other than border jumping and bean growing?  Well, it seems our neighbors to the south have stolen a much coveted title.  Yes my fellow Americans (and by ‘Americans’ I mean the state dwellers), we are no longer the fattest nation.  Now, I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking ‘I just rode the subway today and I’m pretty damn sure that we’re still the fattest country’, but oh no, that designation now belongs to our browner skinned friends below the border.  Apparently all those chalupas have been paying off in recent years turning Mexico into one of the most malnourished of the developed countries, while simultaneously making it the fattest.  What this means is that fat parents raise horribly unhealthy children who are badly malnourished because of the lack of decent food they eat, cramming their faces with processed crap that has absolutely no nutritional value.  These kids then balloon out, and turn into fat adults to continue the cycle until they die of some kind of easily preventable cardiovascular disease.  What do I say to this?  Let ’em die!  It’s the same I say for the disgustingly fat and disgustingly complacent Americans above the border.  If you can’t get your shit together enough as a parent to absorb the small amount of information needed to lead a healthy lifestyle for the sake of your children, then sit back, eat your McDonald’s (or tacos), get your diabetes, and die!  And do it quickly.  Save the rest of us the cost of your medical bills.  If you’re so far gone that you allow yourself to get physically ill because you can’t control your diet, even though the fat rolls covering your body are a great indication and constant reminder that something is horribly wrong, then why should those of us who don’t eat like my dog have to pay for it?  Just die already.  Eat that final hamburger, choke back that final taco, and when your heart gives out, just die.  No hospitals or emergency care for you, amigo, you already signed off on the release form when you let yourself triple to the size of a normal human being.  Let the waves of your heart attack wash over you like a spring rain, cleansing you of your disgusting, horrible, meaningless existence, and die!

So today I send out my own personal congratulations to Mexico.  You did it guys!  You proved that poor educational systems are not just a US issue, and that the mass marketing of horribly unhealthy food for the financial gain of a few billionaires who are probably in perfectly good health, is a problem that any country is susceptible to.  I raise this fried chicken leg to you, my fat-ass friends, and say ‘kudos’ to the new kings of complacency.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/news/america-fattest-obese-un-144341236.html