Is there anything government can’t do?
Oh, yeah, pretty much all the things they are supposed to do. Yet, here is the UK government trying to be a Nanny to married (or living together) couples.
Embarrassed husbands who want to opt-out of porn controls in their homes will have to “have a discussion” with their wives once tough new filters are applied by internet service providers, David Cameron has said.
The Prime Minister said that nine out of ten households will soon be required by the companies that provide their internet to turn off a pre-set parental control filter if they want to access online pornography in their homes.
Earlier on Monday Google vowed to block child pornography, with David Cameron welcoming the move to tackle illegal images as a “significant step forward”.
However critics have raised the issue of “embarrassed” adults who want to access legal pornography but do not want to discuss that with their partner.
Note all the assumptions in that piece. First, only men watch porn. Do these people even know any women?
Second, to block child porn — a thing that would seem to interest a passingly small percentage of the population, the entire population must be inconvenienced.
Third, Google — we are watching you Google. We know what you do in cooperation with tyranny around the world — can do this without affecting anything. I’ll give you that I’ve never had to block porn in this house, but younger son became addicted to neo-pets (he was eight) to the point he was not sleeping or doing homework. Blocking that site blocked the weirdest things, including neo-neo con’s site, as well as other sites the adults frequented. I guarantee that porn blocker would also block dozens if not hundreds of innocent sites.
But it’s all right because it brings husband’s and wives together. I mean, men have to confess to their nasty pron habit. And interfering between husbands and wives is TOTALLY something the government should do, right?
Fortunately in my house with no interest in watching porn, we’d immediately rip the controls out, because these our our middle fingers, google, and government can take a flying leap!
But at least the government is perfectly trustworthy for bigger things, like, scientific research, right?
Well, it turns out that the Earth was warmer in Roman and Medieval times.
If you think the Earth is hot now, try wearing plate armor in the Middle Ages.
A Swedish study found that the planet was warmer in ancient Roman times and the Middle Ages than today, challenging the mainstream idea that man-made greenhouse gas emissions are the main drivers of global warming.
The study, by scientist Leif Kullman, analyzed 455 “radiocarbon-dated mega-fossils” in the Scandes mountains and found that tree lines for different species of trees were higher during the Roman and Medieval times than they are today. Not only that, but the temperatures were higher as well.
If I were the blogfather, I would say, have you considered reading The Last Centurion? Though probably everyone in this madhouse here already has.
Thank heavens, the government is at least doing what they should and providing for the common defense, right?
A Chinese naval vessel tried to force a U.S. guided missile warship to stop in international waters recently, causing a tense military standoff in the latest case of Chinese maritime harassment, according to defense officials.
The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens, which recently took part in disaster relief operations in the Philippines, was confronted by Chinese warships in the South China Sea near Beijing’s new aircraft carrier Liaoning, according to officials familiar with the incident.
“On December 5th, while lawfully operating in international waters in the South China Sea, USS Cowpens and a PLA Navy vessel had an encounter that required maneuvering to avoid a collision,” a Navy official said.
“This incident underscores the need to ensure the highest standards of professional seamanship, including communications between vessels, to mitigate the risk of an unintended incident or mishap.”
A State Department official said the U.S. government issued protests to China in both Washington and Beijing in both diplomatic and military channels.
An extra tough species of cockroach has been identified in Manhattan – the first time it has been found in the United States.
Typically New York’s cockroaches can only survive in warm conditions but the new Asian species can survive outside in freezing conditions.
The species was first spotted in New York’s linear park, the High Line by an exterminator.
The Periplaneta japonica is well documented in Asia but was confirmed in the United States by biologists at Rutgers University.
It is not certain how it arrived in the country but it is thought that imported soil may have contained the cockroaches.
No word on how many of these immigrants brought here through no fault of their own are already registered to vote. This would justify De Blasio’s belief that a wave of liberalism is about to sweep the country.
However, as in the time of Noah, men and women were marrying and being given away in marriage. In this case, Odds are still marrying magnificently. Two small notes: no one tell my kids, but if either of them ever gets married, I’m totally putting on a modified version of this. And… shouldn’t they have told the minister?
The MOST epic wedding EVER.