August 22nd, 2007

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I confess this stuff always makes me queasy

Teen arrested for filming 20 sec clip of "Transformers" on cell phone pleads guilty to one count of unlawfully recording a motion picture. $2,500 fine.

Yes, it is a violation of the law. I just think our standards as a society are screwed up when a teen can drive while intoxicated and get a warning or a suspended sentence, but another teen gets the book thrown at her for a 20 sec clip on a device that is incapable of doing real recording for counterfeiting purposes.
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Your government and the Great LJ StrikeOut of '07

This Wall St. J. article discusses how the 50 state Attorney Generals (Gnomi: Attorneys General?) are pressuring social networking sites to "protect minors" by imposing all manner of policing and age verification requirements.

sigh Am I the only one having flashbacks to the Communications Decency Act of 1996? Anyone else remember when the Internet was the "danger to our teens" exposing them to all manner of predation, pornography, and perdition? Cause friends we got trouble, right here in Cybercity, with a capital "T" that rhymes with "P" that stands for "Ped" (ophile)!

Meanwhile, stats continue to show that (a) cyberbullying is a much greater problem for teens and pre-teens than sexual predators; and (b) your child is much more likely to get assaulted or abducted or propositioned going to the Mall than hanging on Myspace.
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Tarot Card Meme

Swiped from thatcrazycajun

You are The Wheel of Fortune

Good fortune and happiness but sometimes a species of
intoxication with success

The Wheel of Fortune is all about big things, luck, change, fortune. Almost always good fortune. You are lucky in all things that you do and happy with the things that come to you. Be careful that success does not go to your head however. Sometimes luck can change.

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