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No New Wars Free

<a href="http://www.nonewwars.co.uk/blog/">My 'No New Wars' blog</a> <p> <b> A fellow going by the name of NeilWick here in GoComics built a couple of widgets that are available. One is for opening Reply en-mass, and the other is to copy the comic for storage elsewhere. Here’s the link: http://worldofdt.info/gchelp.html</b></p>

Recent Comments

  1. about 20 hours ago on Clay Bennett

    No need. There’s a huge porn industry on the Internet and nobody seems bothered about regulating that.

    But a book where two people love each other and then have sex: burn it!

  2. about 20 hours ago on Clay Bennett

    I don’t even understand the question. But I think the answer might be “How would I know when I haven’t seen these books?”

    So your proposal is the banning of books based on them containing a description of a sexual act? In which case biology, veterinary, farming, pet-breeding and sex education books would be banned.

    You’ll also need to define “sex acts”. Does that include fetishes? If so, you’ll need to ban an awful lot of other mainstream material.

    Kissing? Is that taboo? It is in public in some countries. Pictures of same sex people holding hands? Is that a problem? Pictures of same sex people who love one another kissing and cuddling – is that to be outlawed? What about heterosexual cuddling, is that banned?

    Are you OK with nudity, by the way? Can we show pictures of body bits or do they need to be removed? That is going to hinder all sorts of material.

  3. 1 day ago on Clay Bennett

    I know, but it’s only in the Westerns and Star Wars movies where the bad buys can blast away and hit nothing and the good guys fire one shot and get one kill for each one.

  4. 1 day ago on Clay Bennett

    Who gets to decide what is ‘aimed at adults’ and what is not?

    I am another of those who, as a child, read everything that came into the house. I eventually realised some of those were there for my benefit – my mother had been leaving books out specifically for me to find. I think my father may have done so too. Some of these were a way to inform me of adult practices without a painful conversation that none of us really wanted.

    Post-puberty children are desperate for information, and it is far better to get it from selected ‘adult material’ than porn sites on the Internet. If educationalists, parents and librarians do not do that selection, the kids will just have those porn sites for guidance as to what is ‘normal’.

    (In my yoof, it was ‘mucky magazines’ / ‘top shelf magazines’ / ‘girlie mags’ which were nothing like as corrupting as what is on the ’net. All we learned from them was what to expect when the lights were turned on, despite people claiming they would result in the collapse of civilisation.)

  5. 1 day ago on Clay Bennett

    … includes uncensored depictions of sex acts…

    Burn the televisions!

    Burn the cinemas!

    Burn the art galleries!

    Burn the poetry anthologies!

    Burn the novels!

    Burn the Internet!

    Burn the people with mirrors in their bedrooms!

    Sex acts are scary and frightening and unnatural and evil! Burn the animals that breed! Burn the plants and their filthy pollen! Burn everything that reproduces! Burn it, burn it all!!!


    Or get a therapist.

  6. 1 day ago on Views of the World

    He is wearing a blue suit. Most politicians and businessmen do these days. Nothing unusual in a white shirt. And it is an orange tie, orange being the colour for the Netherlands.

    Personally, rather than worry about his dress sense, my eye was drawn to the crying woman about to be sent to her death, the circling shark, the concerned child looking to her mother for solace, the baying and laughing crowd goaded on by the politician.

  7. 1 day ago on Clay Bennett

    Biology? Sex education?

    People seem to get very confused about the difference between an act and a description of an act, or a thing and a picture of a thing.

    I saw pictures of dogs as a child, yet I do not run round on all fours and bark. But it may be why I am not cruel to animals.

    I saw murder on the TV, probably thousands of murders, yet have still to commit my first murder. But it may be why I sympathise with victims of violence.

    I read about war, yet have still to start one. But it may be why I think war is a poor solution to problems.

    When I was school in the 1970s in the UK, the philosophy then was that we must be taught sex education before any of the girls was old enough to get pregnant. So we would have been about 8 years old I think. And that was a Church school. And you know what? I have never known anyone who got pregnant while at school, not because they were taught how to, but because they were taught how not to.

    So, yes, there is a valid purpose for carefully constructed materials with graphic images of adults in elementary schools.

  8. 1 day ago on Clay Bennett

    Are you aware you sound as mad and paranoid as the people you are warning us about?

  9. 1 day ago on Clay Bennett

    Basically, if you can’t read it aloud or show the pages in a school board meeting, there’s a question to be asked as to how it can be appropriate for a school library.

    There’s a book called The Bible which falls firmly into that category.

    (Ignoring the begetting and masturbating and murder and violence, there’s the incestuous rape and sex toys.)

  10. 1 day ago on Clay Bennett

    If they feel that the material is not appropriate to be read aloud in front of other adults, then the logic goes that it shouldn’t be read by minors in private

    Context is everything.

    A description of how to check for breast or testicular cancer, out of context, is rude – so ban it!

    A description of how to apply a condom, out of context, is rude – so ban it!

    Ladies’ sanitary product instructions. Ban!

    Surgical appliance instructions. Ban!

    Putting a nappy on a baby or breastfeeding – ban!

    A Mills and Boon romance book, where a relationship slowly forms and becomes loving and caring, with a description of love-making between two consenting adults – that sex scene our of context is rude. But in context it shows girls and young women how they should be treated, what is considered normal and what they can expect. It actually protects them, allows them to be in charge during their first sexual encounters, allows them to challenge what is being proposed or pressured upon them.

    Why would anyone want to ban young women knowing what is acceptable or not in the bedroom?

    That is my first thought, every time, about censorship. Just why do these middle-aged people want young people to now know what is considered normal and acceptable?

    My second thought is wondering why people already in power want all the little people to not know about politics, power and alternative forms of government?

    Censorship is evil because it allows bad people to get away with being more bad. And it suppresses useful knowledge and makes people stupid.