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The UK has a great idea — I hope they follow through

Via BBC News – Online pornography to be blocked by default, PM announces. What a great idea.  Of course the Leftists will hate it, but this isn’t censorship — that is, unless you think it is censorship that porn providers aren’t allowed to send unsolicited porn to your mailbox.  Think about it.

Yeah, it may make some people uncomfortable to have to opt-in, but I don’t really care.  This will help keep poison away from children — and adults.  This is at the root of so many societal problems.  If government should have a role in our leaves, this should be one of them.

Online pornography to be blocked by default, PM announces

 

David Cameron: “In the balance between freedom and responsibility we have neglected our responsibility to children”

Q&A: UK filters on legal pornography

PM urges firms to block abuse images

Minister hails ‘web porn’ progress

Most households in the UK will have pornography blocked by their internet provider unless they choose to receive it, David Cameron has announced.

In addition, the prime minister said possessing online pornography depicting rape would become illegal in England and Wales – in line with Scotland.

Mr Cameron warned in a speech that access to online pornography was “corroding childhood”.

The new measures will apply to both existing and new customers.

Analysis

Seven years ago David Cameron told a Google conference that politicians should encourage companies to change, not over-regulate them.

Today, he announced he had reached agreement with the four biggest ISPs on pornography filters, after some behind the scenes tussling.

But he hinted that if search engines like Google didn’t agree to a blacklist of search terms, he would legislate.

From Downing St, he can supplement the art of persuasion with the smack of firm government.

Back in his opposition days, Cameron made waves presenting himself as a man on the side of parents against firms that sold chocolates at checkouts and children’s bikinis.

If he can mould a similar image in Downing St, as a PM doing battle with big business on behalf of fellow parents, he will be more than happy.

Mr Cameron also called for some “horrific” internet search terms to be “blacklisted”, meaning they would automatically bring up no results on websites such as Google or Bing.

He told the BBC he expected a “row” with service providers who, he said in his speech, were “not doing enough to take responsibility” despite having a “moral duty” to do so.

Service providers make money off porn.  Of course they will hate this.  Too bad the U.S. won’t have the guts to do it.  It would be a great campaign strategy for a conservative.

Roundup

Planned Parenthood caught on video hiding statutory rape. . . . again (and again . . . )

In the video, after hearing the girl is 14 and her boyfriend is “much older,” the counselor says whether or not the situation will be reported by clinic workers “depends on the person you’re disclosing that information to.” When the girl says that her boyfriend is 31, the counselor tells her, “You don’t have to say anything” about the statutory rape and instructs her, “Just give them the information that’s needed.” The counselor also confirms that the 31-year-old “boyfriend” will be paying for the abortion.

These are not isolated occurrences.  They have been well documented across the country on audio and video for years.  What is the solution of our political leaders?  Give Planned Parenthood lots more money! There is something horribly wrong with these people (Planned Parenthood and the politicians).  Even pro-choicers should oppose statutory rape.

Question: Does the Left’s hatred manifest differently when aimed at a man versus a woman? — Interesting analysis from Hillbuzz.

Did the White House commit a federal crime by offering jobs in exchange for political favors? — One more from Hillbuzz.  Is anyone bothered by the White House bribing people not to run for office?

NRLC says that new version of Obamacare is even more pro-abortion — I’ll say it again: The Democrats could have had health care sewn up months ago if they hadn’t insisted on taxpayer-funded abortions.  They want increased abortions and to pay back Planned Parenthood and the like more than they want to help the uninsured.

Nap ‘boosts’ brain learning power — far be it for me to disagree with the BBC.  I’m a big fan of short naps.

This says it all about the media’s reaction to the guy who flew the plane into the building in Austin.   They immediately and erroneously classified the eunuchbomber as a “lone wolf,” and he turned out to be from Al Qaeda.  Yet they acted as if Joe Clack was representative of tea-partiers.  Why the rush to judgment, especially when his profile was far more Left than Right?

Hat tip: Red State