Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Now I've Done It!

We've all heard about the latest idiocy from Dear Leader and his coterie, right?

In case you've missed it, basically, our freely elected government is freely electing to remove our freedom to move as we choose around the interwebs.

We, apparently, are free to suck it up, or just opt-out if we so desire.

It is, of course, for the children.

Now that just won't work in this household, since Magilla isn't allowed anywhere near my computer. Or the Godmother's computers, or YR's laptop.

She knows that if she wants to play on Boohbah then she has to have been very good, and she is also supervised by me.

She doesn't get time alone with the computer, even if it is running all day.

It's just another stick of furniture, so to speak.

Anyway, I'm digressing yet again.

Some of my longsufferingtime readers may remember that I do occasionally post letters I've sent.

I send more than I post, because I do have a confidentiality clause. Just because I'm writing to someone, it doesn't mean they want our dialogue plastered all over the world's monitors.

Some of us still have an idea of what privacy actually means.

For those not in the know (ie that'll be my readers), basically when I write someone, I have a seven-day turnaround. If I hear nothing after seven days, then I may post my letter. I may not, of course; it depends on the subject and my fancy at the time.

And sometimes the moment just passes.

If I do hear back and my co-respondent prefers that I not post, then I don't.

It can mean that some priceless commentary goes forever unseen, but that's life and I can live with that.

I take my own privacy semi-seriously, and that of Magilla and the rest of the household moreso. That is why I don't post pics of her or others I may talk about.

I don't have the right to plaster her/their likeness out for strangers to see.

Well, I emailed Senator Stephen Conroy.

Not at his myspace, but via his official government message page.

In a week's time, I figure my blog will be listed as a hate-site, I'll be labelled some sort of pornwhizfreakazoid and disappeared into the bowels of Our Your Their The ABC to watch endless reruns of Sea Change, or I'll just have a nice response saying.... "suck it up and opt out, pornwhizfreakazoid."

All I need to decide now is whether I should write my goodbyes now or next week!

Hat tip to Nick and the lovely Nora via Tim Blair.


At 3:21 PM, Blogger sfw said...

Hi Nilk, I really wonder what goes on the heads of these control freaks and what can be done about it. I have written to him as well and have linked to your post from 'Its a Matter of Opinion' if that's ok with you.

Happy New Year

At 3:35 PM, Blogger Nilk said...

No worries, sfw. The more people that contact the idiots-that-be the better.

At 5:28 PM, Blogger MK said...

By the way, the Porn filter thing has already failed in Britain, then again when did a failed strategy ever stop stupid leftists. They've been trying the communal pot for hundreds of years, failing every time and still won't give up.

Good on ya Nilk, stick it to them

At 5:38 PM, Blogger Nilk said...

Thanks, Matt. I try to keep it polite, but I'm also not expecting to hear anything nice back.

We'll see.

At 10:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, can you remove the indcoup link as I've deleted the blog.
Thanks Indcoup.


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