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I am: progressive, not a wild-eyed Progressive; liberal, but shun liberals and Liberals; conservative, but some Conservatives worry me; absolutely NOT a libertarian. I am: an idealist, but no utopian; a pragmatist, but no Machiavellian. I am a realist who dreams.


I welcome all opinions.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

My name is sufren and you are a jerk:
   Say that three times fast and go to jail

It is now illegal to annoy someone and misrepresent yourself at the same time on the internet.

But it is alright if you leave your Social Security number.

It's illegal to annoy

A new federal law states that when you annoy someone on the Internet, you must disclose your identity. Here's the relevant language.

"Whoever...utilizes any device or software that can be used to originate telecommunications or other types of communications that are transmitted, in whole or in part, by the Internet... without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person...who receives the communications...shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."

I'd give a hat tip to Reddragyn, but he is just another annoyingly shrill liberal progressive Democrat. But I am not sure which of those adjectives would be found to be most annoying.


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