[OT] House of Reps goes insane...
- From: Miss Elaine Eos <Misc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 04:04:29 GMT
....Film at 11 <sigh>
"The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved
a bill saying that anyone offering an open Wi-Fi connection to the
public must report illegal images including "obscene" cartoons and
drawings--or face fines of up to $300,000.
That broad definition would cover individuals, coffee shops, libraries,
hotels, and even some government agencies that provide Wi-Fi. It also
sweeps in social-networking sites, domain name registrars, Internet
service providers, and e-mail service providers such as Hotmail and
Gmail, and it may require that the complete contents of the user's
account be retained for subsequent police inspection."
Sadly, the Senate thinks this is an ok, idea, too.
Oh, in case you're curious about those @#$% republicans taking more of
"Democratic leadership rushed the SAFE Act to the floor under a
procedure that's supposed to be reserved for noncontroversial
legislation. It was introduced October 10, but has never received even
one hearing or committee vote. In addition, the legislation approved
this week has changed substantially since the earlier version and was
not available for public review."
Shoot them all, I say!
In related (well, sort of -- it was a tangent on a tangent) news -- a
Tampa Bay high school suspends a student for reporting teacher-student
''A school official] says "We brought in the young man. We brought in
the teacher separately of course. Both of them denied it vehemently. At
this point what the principal had on his hands were a rumor. A nasty
rumor that was harmful to both the student and the teacher and that's
all he had. No evidence that anything had occurred."''
Isn't that a little like asking The Church if there's any problem with
priests & alter boys...?
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