The job we're asking them to do is to be our conscience for us, to do out parenting for us because we, especially in the US have completely abdicated from any personal responsibility.
"We" want our content moderated because "we" cannot handle the idea of doing it for ourselves, it's too fccking hard. And if "we" did it ourselves we'd have no-one to put the blame on because it simply cannot be "my" fault.
And that is just sad.
If you don't like something, don't look at / or read it. If you don't feel it is appropriate for your children then take the time to BE A PARENT and curate what they have access to and take the time to EDUCATE THEM.
And its none of your fccking business how others do their parenting, as long as they are being parents.
"So just how do YOU propose to make flying more secure?"
It already IS MORE SECURE. Flying is statistically safer than any other mode of travel. You re more likely to die in a traffic accident ON THE WAY TO the airport. You are probably more like likely to trip and fall and break your neck walking on to the airplane than crashing from flight.
The TSA and all "security theater" is about money, about taking money from you.
"a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency."
Random individuals with guns are not a militia. The term "military force" implies some basic level of ORGANIZATION and training of individuals in to a group with clear and specific responsibilities and objectives.
I am all for the Second Amendment, but I believe you should prove you are worthy and capable of the rights granted therein. And if you do not find an organization you like and agree with to gain that knowledge from do not be surprised when one you do not like or agree with finds you and declares you un-worthy.
They can go bite a donkey by RoninRodent - Monday December 08, 2014 @11:34AM
"They use my bandwidth (without permission) to peddle me ads for things I don't want and they think the courts should force me to look at their ads by removing my choice? I use ABP specifically because I don't want their invasive rubbish. The courts should be forcing them to ASK me if I want them using my bandwidth if anything as they are effectively stealing it."
One reply to this correct him by saying that technically he did request the ads when he clicked the link to the page. But I do understand hi sentiment, sometimes the ad content is 90% of the bits making up the page.
"3. Acceptable Ads are transparent with us about being an ad."
It is an advertisements JOB to be seen, it by definition cannot be transparent.
I have no problem with most internet ads. However the full page loads that interrupt my reading, and the "key-word bubbles" that hide text (again interrupting my reading) are both terrible advertising ploys.
Advertising methods that make my visit to any given website LESS enjoyable do not make me want to consider your product OR return to your website!
"Compared to TV, it still cant handle large audiences for most."
This sounds like you are stuck in the mindset where "time-shifting" doesn't exist. Stop operating on the premise that all viewers must watch a program at a specific scheduled time.
I have always wondered why advertisers aren't demanding individualized programming, ad targeting would be far more focused and effective. Just because a program is streamed does NOT mean its viewers are intolerant of advertising. Viewers will accept advertising if it is not so heavy handed. And it would be nice to have 50 minutes / hour of actual PROGRAMMING.