Originally Posted by ScriptMan
The link to the pdf is broken so I could not read the full article.
I guess I must be the lone wolf in this crowd. I personally think it is a good move. If you plan to say or do something that you need to hide behind a fake identity to do then maybe you should not be doing that thing.
Pedophiles and other sexual predators do create false identities to lure victims in. We have a few news stories each year about that type of thing right here in a mostly rural state and in what many would consider a backward state. How much more often does it happen in metro areas???
The spam, the scam and the general abuse of resources on the internet is not going to stop until it is illegal and the laws enforced.
All my domains are openly registered and anyone who wants to track me down can do so quite easily. I sometime say caustic things but I don't break any laws doing it.
But really?! So somebody that's 42 that decides to say they're 35 to attract a potential mate should be sent to jail? This is just one more step closer to censorship. The government seems to want to control as well as know EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING. The Patriot Act was already a bad idea as it allows them much more access to our lives.
There's also another bill that will allow the government to ok the military to pick up any person anywhere in the world. This includes American citizens living here in the U.S. The kicker is that they won't get miranda rights. They won't get a trial. They won't even get charged with a crime. Just suspicion and then you get hauled to some secret location to be held without basically any rights for as long as they deem fit. Could be forever. Carte Blanche it is. The scary thing is it's hidden in a long defense bill and has made it through the House and is in the Senate.
Now they want to censor the internet and soon, free speech. Heck, with this new law if it were to pass, they could just say they don't like your free speech against them and haul you in. We're slowly giving up our rights and our privacy. And I hate when people say if you have nothing to hide, you shouldn't worry. Would you want to have cameras installed in your house if the government said it would make us """""safer"""""? I'm just asking that in general for everybody. I'm just saying. Where are they going to draw the line? It's getting outrageous and out of control.