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The OLPC in green and white  (Source: The OLPC Wiki)
Nigerian children get caught up on the Internets with porn

One of the aims of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project is to give the underprivileged new opportunities and experiences they otherwise wouldn’t have. Interestingly enough, some school children are using their laptops to browse pornographic Internet sites.

According to a Reuters report, a reporter at the official News Agency of Nigeria discovered pornographic images on the donated laptops from a U.S. aid organization. It is unclear whether or not school children were actually caught in the act of browsing such websites.

"Efforts to promote learning with laptops in a primary school in Abuja have gone awry as the pupils freely browse adult sites with explicit sexual materials," reported the News Agency of Nigeria.

Perhaps in response to the discovery of the OLPC’s side features, a representative for the laptop project said that the computers will now be fitted with filtering software.



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RE: In a country where Aids runs rampant
By FITCamaro on 7/23/2007 4:29:46 PM , Rating: -1
Maybe there's millions unemployed in Iraq because Iraqi's are blowing the fucking country up. Nah that couldn't be it.

And what do you mean no diplomacy? We give them every chance at peace. Hell we're about to give Iran hundreds of millions of dollars in aid despite knowing that they fund and arm terrorist groups. If anything we need to have less diplomacy with them and more kicking their ass. I'm tired of the US paying out billions of dollars every year to foreign countries so that their citizens can continue to hate us and try to kill our troops. And then we have our own citizens saying that we doing nothing good in the world.


By TomZ on 7/23/2007 5:03:03 PM , Rating: 2
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Maybe there's millions unemployed in Iraq because Iraqi's are blowing the fucking country up. Nah that couldn't be it.

Uh, no, there are millions unemployed because we removed/destroyed their economy, their government, their infrastructure, etc. We did that - you and I - with our tax dollars. Cope with it.
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And what do you mean no diplomacy?

The Bush Administration has never had any serious peace talks with regional leaders in the Mideast - never in the entire 7 years he's been in office.

Bringing the might of the US military down onto a country, smashing everything to small bits, and then telling them to pursue peace and democracy is a stupid plan, it is not diplomacy, and it is not effective. Diplomacy and peace happens in meeting rooms between leaders, not by military action.

I'm not saying we're doing nothing good in the world - don't paint me with that anti-American whitewash - I'm just saying that American diplomacy in the Mideast is ineffective at best, and counterproductive at worst.


By wordsworm on 7/25/2007 3:26:41 AM , Rating: 2
So, you object to giving something back to Iraq after destroying its infrastructure so that it could not resist its oil being taken? Well, I guess that's optimistic at best. As you said, most of the money is going to arm terrorist groups. After all, for as long as there's little to no stability in the region, any government in place won't be able to focus on taking control over its own resources.


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