Comments for Index on Censorship http://www.indexoncensorship.org the voice of free expression Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:27:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=141 Comment on Just what is family-friendly Wi-Fi? by WebDude http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2013/06/just-what-is-family-friendly-wi-fi/#comment-85130 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:27:12 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=48108#comment-85130 First to accept filtering is a crude method, far from robust, and prone to errors, but if someone is accessing public wi-fi at low or no cost, then I don’t see one has many reasons to expect uncensored and complete access to all the good (and not so) web sites available. For the moment at least, home broadband still allows what the majority want, whether it be high-brow, social media, or include some ‘smut’.

I see no worrying issue with this campaign, and feel sure many parents would be happier to know that someone on the next table in a cafe is unlikely to start playing a hardcore sex video in view of a family.

I’m against censorship as much as the next man, and consider the proposals for home broadband services unacceptable, but when it comes to public wi-fi, I am not inclined to petition against some filtering being possible, or applied.

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Comment on Media must end its love affair with religious censors by Brien http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/04/media-must-end-its-love-affair-with-religious-censors/#comment-85064 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:20:51 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=56744#comment-85064 Quite right in all your observations. The Islamists, as all religious extremists who defend their mythologies, are being ludicrous, and as such offensive.
They have a right to an opinion but not top enforce their opinion; which they did by forcing the cowards of the video to delete the offending segment.
A shame we cannot as easily delete these offensive theists.

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Comment on Media must end its love affair with religious censors by Alex Gabriel (@AlexGabriel) http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/04/media-must-end-its-love-affair-with-religious-censors/#comment-85016 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:52:27 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=56744#comment-85016 There is also, of course, the fact that neither Islam nor Arabic existed in Ancient Egypt…

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Comment on Media must end its love affair with religious censors by Charles Lehmann http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/04/media-must-end-its-love-affair-with-religious-censors/#comment-84943 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:11:47 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=56744#comment-84943 I have to say that the uproar over Katy Perry’s video was ludicrous. The man who was turned to sand was clearly *not* a muslim, or at the very least not an observant one. The medallion in question was gold, which it is forbidden for men to wear. He was also wearing several graven images, that’s a no-no! The man is courting a woman with magical powers, a witch – also forbidden.

What the video shows is a khafir being destroyed. How is that offensive? That’s what the Qu’ran demands.

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Comment on Putin’s Russia: Censoring anti-invasion sentiment by Simonzee1 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/04/putins-russia-censoring-anti-invasion-sentiment/#comment-84921 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:48:02 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=56749#comment-84921 What about the Western Media? They have been saying Putin is ready to invade at a moments notice. The West in run by idiots.who havd got no common sense. Why support a coup and draw up contracts with a government that was not elected? The E.U and U.S just wanted to exploit Ukraines resources especialy with respect to food security.

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Comment on Criminalising kink: Cameron’s porn crusade by Naked Truth Podcast (@nakedtruthguy) http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/04/criminalising-kink-camerons-porn-crusade/#comment-84911 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:36:14 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=56675#comment-84911 This video is a document of the day and hope this puts things in perspective with Gail Dines whatever side of the fence you are on

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDSx9FEI1_U

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Comment on Criminalising kink: Cameron’s porn crusade by OhPlus http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/04/criminalising-kink-camerons-porn-crusade/#comment-84759 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:07:19 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=56675#comment-84759 A shame the parents of these legislators bore them. It obliviously took the ‘act’ to create these very people who are against others of seeing it. Highly ridiculous. Sex is part of the race and part of reproduction. Get over it. If national geographic can film low-end animals mating with each other, or zoos having animals mate, why can’t adults view adult material?

Obliviously the UK government wants to treat grown adults as wee little babies who can’t look at porn, least their minds render to mush. Give us a break.

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Comment on Could porn filters shut down gender debate? by OhPlus http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2013/06/phone-filters-fail-transhumanist/#comment-84758 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:04:05 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=47905#comment-84758 Here’s a word of wisdom:

Stop blocking the internet and instead, take responsibility for what is done and seen in the internet. Don’t like porn? Then stop looking for it. Not watching your kids online? Then start watching them.

Why should everyone else have to be responsible for lazy people and right-wingers. This is an adult world and we will continue to talk about adult things. The government has no right of ‘blocking’ such topics with the use of such crappy filters as well too.

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Comment on UK’s web filtering seems to be blocking common sense by OhPlus http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/01/uks-web-filtering-seems-blocking-common-sense/#comment-84757 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:58:54 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=54309#comment-84757 These whole debates are highly retarded. The internet, first of all, was *not* and I repeat, was *not* made for children, was not created by children, and was not, for children. Blocking materials for adults on the web is like banning real-life kahoots locations and stripper-clubs in towns because a child happens to live nearby, or a family lives nearby. Half of these web-filters serve no purpose other than to kiddify the web for lazy parents who are afraid of and for their kids and a bunch of prudes who can do the deed to make babies, but can’t handle images of the baby-making process themselves. The real-world is not a child’s world, so why continue these falsifying illusions. This is how this generation cannot handle things, because they are never equipped to handle them in the first place. How? Because their smothered to death, that is how. It’s a wonder why these kids are flying off the handles, while parents live in a paranoid delusion of fear and shame.

There are tons of parental-control usage software available for parents to download. This is what happens unfortunately, when the general public is thrown on the web. The web was a much better place when programmers and individual/small businesses were around. Now the web has been abused with a bombardation of ad-attacks, internet-privacy issues, and soccer-mommy mentality west that want to keep people ignorant and stupid of the real world and of course, always using children as the golden shield for “needed changes”.

I fear for the younger generation, for the mommies and daddies of this world will make sure their kids stay mentally retarded for years to come until the phobias are passed down into the next generations while their kids are secretly viewing X rated material anyway right under mommie and daddies noses. Shame that the sex-ed school systems seem to do more ‘exposing’ than anything else when it comes to such topics. I do not agree that the internet needs a gigantic baby-sitting filter, for lazy parents who are too ashamed to talk about the “birds and bees” to their kids yet the school systems are all too eager to introduce LGBT to children as young as kindergarten. Yet the music-industry and the tv industry using sexuality everyday in it’s advertisement. Are parents really that retarded that they can’t understand the words “sex” are in the very music that their kids listen to on public radio?

All these filters only result in one thing: A government power once again, abusing freedom of speech and rights of adults. A parent activist groups cries foul, and that’s all it takes for the government to swoop in and turn the internet into a gigantic teletubby kid-friendly zone. Children should be outdoors playing and having fun anyway.

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Comment on Criminalising kink: Cameron’s porn crusade by John http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/04/criminalising-kink-camerons-porn-crusade/#comment-84742 Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:15:57 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=56675#comment-84742 To criminalise BDSM is far worse than that, it is to criminalise people’s sexuality, an incredibly brutal thing that we all thought our country had grown out of. This is going to ruin the lives of individuals simply because of an aspect of their sexuality, explored as consenting adults.

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