Source: The Guardian
quote: Somewhat ironic that American's preach liberty over something that gives free choice to the user while living in a country where freedom barely exists. About the only things American's are still truly free to do is shoot each other. Beyond that freedom is just a facade. It's like a hollywood film set - the masses see pretty buildings, but those with power and money know it's all fake.
quote: I don't know of a single thing the UK does better
quote: that's why GB's per-capita violent-crime rate is among the highest (if not THE highest) in the world. Clearly criminals follow gun-control laws
quote: UNODC murder rates most recent year:United States: 14,748 (4.8%)United Kingdom: 722 (1.2%)
quote: Almost twice as likely to be victimized in the UK than in the US
quote: And if you consider that the vast majority of the US cases are from crime ridden urban areas (like ghettos in Chicago, Detroit, NYC, LA etc.) the "real world" numbers are even less
quote: So the UK government is forcing ISPs to gives us a tool which we may or may not want to use
quote: But there is a choice.
quote: He also wants to reduce the number of rapes and abuse cases against women, which can be triggered by violent pornographic material found on the Internet.