Date: September 27, 2016
“Hundreds of British teenage boys had been duped into sending indecent images of themselves to what they thought was a teenage girl online. Many were blackmailed into sending more and more images, with chilling threats made against them by an unknown abuser.”
An ugly truth…is that being a manipulative douchebag, is quite a dangerous path for any MAP to be on.
…We could say, this guy is low hanging fruit…or a Darwin Award nominee…
…Fact is, he went bad.
There are some lines…if you cross them…it’s not a matter of if…but when…when will it catch up to you?
This case is a good example…of how they can track people down, even with tiny amounts of information.
…..TAP-Net Website | Sub-Blog Archive
Date: September 27, 2016
“Are you ‘out’ to your ISP? Why or why not?”
My introduction to the internet was WebTV…Proxies were not an option…After a few years, I got a proper PC and went to AOL…After five or six years, I went to DSL with my local phone company.
For three or four years, I used Ghostsurf…which was fine for the time, since all I was doing [BL related] was reading and posting [on BoyChat]…That version eventually became obsolete, and I didn’t buy a new version.
I wanted to get back onto the common internet, because I’ve always had a thing for maintaining my own website…I just like doing it…and really missed it.
I’ve never had my ISP service terminated, over what I do online.
Theoretically, they could…but I’m not objectively violating their terms of service…And I only tend to interact with people who’ve initiated an interaction with me…or in places where I know it will be welcome.
I may be stern regarding certain beliefs and behaviors…but I never abuse, threaten or harass other people…And when I do offer a volatilely expressed piece…it’s published in a setting, where it is aimed at nobody in particular.
My ISP is still taking my money…They’re still providing service, despite that it’s been declining in value for a long time [I’ve thought about leaving them.]…And they know what I do, yes…A certain nasty someone who works there, just could not contain himself.
All this…despite that they have a policy stating, if anyone causes them too much trouble, they may terminate services.
I keep to my own spaces for 99% of my activities, and only argue lesser volatile issues, when “live” on other services…So, I guess I’ve not caused them too much trouble [and no trouble at all, was my goal].
I’ve been “out” again at least since I started blogging…about ten years ago. I’ve registered and paid for a few relevant domains, under my legal name.
Being this open, has opened up the possibilities to do a lot more…I’m hoping to do more, still.
Ultimately…they can still find you, even if you do use proxies…I reached a point, where I left that false security blanket behind.
It’s been stressful, because for the past four to five years, bad people have known who I am and where I live…But, I’ve stayed the course in the face of this, because rewarding them with cowardly retreat and relenting, is the last thing we should be doing…
…I suppose some will call that courage…or foolishness…
…Maybe I’m just epically stubborn.
This is one danger we face…It’s not enjoyable…It will change you…not always for the best…It’s a prolonged “baptism of fire”, of sorts…and it will definitely expose what you are made of, as a human being.
Various people here have gone through this general experience…Some have freaked out…Some have come through it, and maintained their level headed decency…Some have become bitter and abusive.
The fundamental questions to ask before doing anything…are “what do you want to accomplish?”…and “is it worth it?”
Date: September 26, 2016
“Julia Sweeney (God Said, “Ha!”) performs the first 15 minutes of her 2006 solo show Letting Go of God. When two young Mormon missionaries knock on her door one day, it touches off a quest to completely rethink her own beliefs.”
|– Atheist Media Links|
Date: September 26, 2016
“A Russian journalist is murdered in St. Petersburg – not for what he’s reported, but for being gay. Reveal exposes what it’s like to be gay today in Russia, where hateful rhetoric against the LGBT community appears on a daily basis on TV and in speeches by politicians. Reveal teamed up with Coda Story to trace the roots of the anti-gay movement and shows how President Vladimir Putin uses this agenda to quash political dissent, exert influence on neighboring nations and bash the West. Coda Story is a new media venture that does in-depth crisis reporting, and for the past six months, it’s been focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in Russia and the former Soviet Union.
We begin in St. Petersburg, which for centuries was known as Russia’s most open and European city but now has become the epicenter of Russian homophobia, with deadly consequences. We tell the story of a gay Russian journalist who was murdered in his apartment by a young suspect who proudly calls himself “the cleaner.” We talk to a politician whose homophobic laws and rhetoric have unleashed this kind of violence and to a vigilante who has targeted dozens of gay and lesbian teachers.
Putin’s anti-gay policies are finding surprising support in our own backyard. Our next segment takes us to a conference in Tbilisi, Georgia, organized by the World Congress of Families, which is based in Illinois. We meet one of Putin’s closest allies, who is developing connections with anti-gay activists in the U.S. and around the world.
Putin and his government have been selling their anti-gay message to the Russian people using the state-run media. We hear the propaganda that Russians are consuming on a daily basis on the evening news.”
Date: September 25, 2016