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This Week’s Sign The Apocalypse Is Upon Us…

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For all of the technology that is available to us now, much of it is a vast wasteland that caters to the lowest common denominator.  See: “Snooki”

Turn on your television for about 12 seconds and you’ll begin to feel your brain being sucked out.  The internet could actually be worse than the “boob tube”, which is why I’d like to use some bandwidth to help bring some knowledge to the masses.

Thomas Jefferson once said, “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people…  they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our Liberty.”

T.V., for as powerful a medium as it is, has failed miserably.  At least one can find out information independently via the internet, even if you have to sift through mounds of videos of babies who smoke cigarettes, LOL cats, etc.

This brings me to my first installment of “This Week’s Sign That The Apocalypse Is Upon Us”
While I’d like to keep it at just one item or story a week, I could, sadly, fill this page up on a daily – if not hourly – basis.

I read a story today that the legislature in Arizona was proposing a bill to make it illegal to annoy somebody on the internet.

That’s correct.  I said it would be ILLEGAL to ANNOY someone on the internet!

If that’s the case, Facebook should just close up shop today!  The bill, that passed both the state house and senate reads, in part:

It is unlawful for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend, to use ANY ELECTRONIC OR DIGITAL DEVICE and use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act, or threaten to inflict physical harm to the person or property of any person.While we can agree that there are certainly a fair number of jackwagons on the web, the real rub comes when someone gets to decide what is “annoying”?

The internet, for all of its blessings and curses, has remained mostly unregulated and is, frankly, the last bastion of truly free speech in America.

Let’s keep it that way.

What do you think?  Take the poll and leave your comment below (before they get censored for being annoying!)

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