Blocking the Internet
In a recent report to the US Government, it has been recommended that during flu epidemics, the internet should be completely shut down with the exception of financial houses.
This is not a joke. It has been stated that during a flu epidemic many people stay at home sick. It is feared that these stay at home people could use social networks and download you tube. This extra traffic could cause a slow down of the internet and thereby impede the ability of the “money men” to quickly trade their shares.
Watch out for this. It could be the next excuse for the economy failing, in the making.
The Government has already talked of closing some social networks in order to prevent “piracy”.
They have proven they can do it and that is where my problem lies. If they can close sites at will, why have they not closed the porn sites, especially those that thrive on child pornography?
It's all about the Money
It is, as is so often the case these days, all about the money.
It is estimated that the annual revenue of internet porn sites, in the US alone is $2.5 billion.
12% of all internet sites are pornographic, an estimated 4.2 million sites.
Let’s be clear about this, pornography is a big money maker. It is estimated that the revenues from porn are more than the football, basketball, baseball and hockey franchises combined.
The total revenue of porn in the US is $50 billion; compare that to the combined incomes of ABC, NBC and CBS being a mere $6.5 billion.
I think that by now most Americans realize, that politicians are no longer concerned with pleasing the people, their concerns are with pleasing the money and where there is this amount of money involved, the politicians must be aware of it and coveting the dollars in return for favors.
It would be interesting to see, if any “shut down” of the web, would prohibit the financial sector from visiting the porn sites.
- Should Prostitution be Legalized?
Is prostitution necessary, is then why isn't it legalized in order that it may be controlled better?
Now I am not suggesting that porn sites be completely shut down. There is obviously the wants of the people to be considered [I’d never make a politician], and 40 million US adults visit porn sites daily, 1 in 3 of these being women. What I am suggesting though is: if the politicians really want to play around with the internet, why don’t they cut the sites that deal with child or violent pornography. I for one would not mind the government upsetting potential pedophiles.
Just leave the rest of the web alone.
- Whose Concern Is It?
Whose concern is it? If I am getting old and wear my grey hair with pride I’ve met too many, who in their prime have died.
- Wikileaks Again
If Wikileaks can find a secret, who else can? Why all the complaining? If you want a secret, then keep it that.
- Genetically Born to Be Bad
More and more the police have to rely on forensic evidence, in order to convict a person. What if there is no forensic evidence?
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