St. Paul Pioneer Press | 04/04/2005 | Plans to replace bridge languish - unfortunately, I never had the chance to walk or bike across the old bridge; it was closed by the time I last made it down there, and the time before that was the middle of the night when I was house-hunting in the Bloomington area (in 1996/7) and I figured it wasn't a good idea to go strolling across an old river bridge alone when nobody even knew where I was. Still probably for the best, but it's too bad I missed my chance -- it's a really neat bridge!
Okay, I needed a catchy title. There you go. Here's the issue, quoted in the story Bush administration objects to .xxx domains | CNET News.com : "The Family Research Council, for instance, warned that 'pornographers will be given even more opportunities to flood our homes, libraries and society with pornography through the .xxx domain.' " How dumb can you get? If pornographers want to "flood libraries and society" with porn, they can do it plenty-fine now. Don't need any more "opportunities". What a .XXX domain does is allow portions of society (libraries, schools, parents, whatever) to LIMIT the flood, by restricting access to the domain. Duh! Porn is on the internet. It's not going to go away as long as we have a bare minimum of freedoms in this country. So why not attach a modicum of regulation to it, so that we have a better chance of avoiding it? Yes, the article explains that this is the Bush Administration objecting to