Friday, February 7, 2014

A return to action

I haven't been online much lately. The Church is growing by leaps and bounds and now we're drawing in parishioners from over 30 miles away! Membership has tripled in the last six months and the we've added a second Sunday Service to accommodate the growing congregation. I've been overseeing some of the preliminary work for a new expansion. We're adding a weekday day care center and a cry room off the Narthex. Everyone is very excited and the preparations are taking up a lot of time.

The day care is a pilot program for higher ambitions. We hope to open a private school within the next two years. The day care will help us gauge interest in Christian education in the area. The ongoing liberalization of the public schools have left many people disenchanted and yearning for something better.

I've been getting a lot of e-mail the last few days about Tim Henson and his "Distorted View" podcast. Apparently he was talking about me on a recent episode. People want to know how I feel about the fact that he's still on the air. My answer is, I don't mind. After some initial confrontations I forced him to end his "Sextastic Tuesday" skit, and while I've been told he occasionally revives it, he no longer used underage characters in the pornography he reads. While vile, disgusting and juvenile, the program is for the moment legal. I'm preparing a letter writing campaign to the FCC, asking them to apply FCC broadcast regulations to US produced Podcasts and web sites. The initial response has been encouraging, but with most my efforts focused on the Church, progress has been slow.

I'm surprised at how many people thought FCC guidelines were already being applied to US produced web sites. A big part of the education process is showing people that obscenity laws are being outright ignored, and that the current crop of Internet Filtering technology fails to adequately block adult web sites. Once people understand this, their support for law to bring the FCC into regulating the Internet is easy to procure.


I hope to have more news soon.

13 comments:

Brown Wolf said...

You...want to bring LAW and ORDER to the internet...I hope you have like...a LIFE TIME to waiste, and a well trained prodigy, cause you won't see your dream come true, the internet is TO BIG to govern like TV, Radio and News papers. The FFC is blowing smoke out there ass and so are you. As for your church gaining members...your probably right about it tripling, from ten to thirty, that's right, I went there. As for the day care, good job, corrupt them while there young and lie to them from there, though they WILL eventually have to leave your church controlled education system and then they will learn how much you lied to them.

Anonymous said...

I hope, like, you realize... you NEED a life you idiot.

You didn't put Timmy on hold, his lack of quality material did, you fucknugget. just shut up and he'll go away along with his listeners.. you're an ignorant fucktard... shut your piehole.

Anonymous said...

oh Alex you silly corn man. Don't you think the FCC has better things to do then to worry about your kids or anyone Else's kids finding porn on the Internet. After all if you found porn more then likely you were looking for it. If you googled it you should read the brief description before clicking not think "oh wow this website called poke'porn has poke' in it so it has to be official Pokemon website". Kids look for porn on the net and if they get busted the kid says it came up in a search. And to hell with filters watch what your dumb ass waterhead kid is doing online. There are many programs out there that will log every website visited. so if you see something like xtube come up and your kid was logged in BUSTED. Besides it was not Tim who brought you up it was a listener.

Honestly I say you should just focus on your church and leave the interwebs. It apparently isn't a good place for you to be

PaperBag Radio said...

Sextastic Tuesday stopped for about 2 or 3 weeks tops, but it's still very much a regular segment. (Also, I'm pretty sure I remember hearing some that involved under age and incest since your crusade).

As far as the FCC goes, I'd be incredibly surprised if they were to ever control podcasts. The FCC can control terrestirial radio simply because there's a limited space amongst the frequencies, and thoses shows that broadcast must pay the FCC for a license to do so. When a "pirate" radio station overlaps on one of those frequencies, it's easy enough for them to track to signal. However, since anybody can upload to the internet and not step over someone elses bandwidth, then there's no infringement on someone elses "virtual" property (ie, frequency). Pirate radio stations are easy enough to police because there's so few of them, but anybody can be a podcaster, how could the FCC possibly police all those people.

And lastly, the FCC technically has no legal or contitutional right over internet. Technically, they don't have the legal or constitutional right to police the airwaves either, but since large broadcast companies dump large sums of money to the FCC and their various lobbyists in washington, the FCC has become a goon squad policing that which is not their jurisdiction. Again, this is easy because relatively there are so few terrestrial broadcasters to challenge that authority. But Podcasting is open to EVERYONE, there is no way physically that the FCC or anyone for that matter can control a population that large with so little resources. Look at pirating TV/Movies/Music. . . it's illegal, and morally questionable, but it's easier to do now then it ever has been before, regardless of the fines and penalties.
Instead of turning to the FCC to help weed out the questionable content Alexander, why don't you just stop looking for it. Last time I checked, I had to physically click on a "subscribe" button, or physically type in the RSS address on my podcatcher before it would show up on my computer. Podcasts don't just download themselves. The beautiful thing about podcasts, unlike radio or TV, is you can listen/view anything you want and nothing you don't want, it's COMLPETELY UP TO YOU! You don't want you and your kin to hear Tim Henson, then DON'T DOWNLOAD IT. Don't talk about it, don't blog about it. Podcasting is still obscure enough a medium that most people will never hear of a specific show unless they actively look for it.

Anonymous said...

You're my hero, even if you do touch me in my naughty place Corny. Why waste time with the FCC, why not get the Web Sheriff involved. If they can scare Pirates, maybe they can frighten that moral degenerate Time Henson. He wallows in his own filth. How about enlisting Tipper Gore, perhaps she could help clean up the inkernet.

Nik said...

Won't someone please stop thinking of the children? As a 37 year old adult male without kids, it would be nice if there were places where an adult could be an adult. People supposedly mean well when they crusade against "filth", but really -- I want filth in my life now and then. Who are you to deprive me of filth?

To each their own. If one person wants to believe in Mr Christ and his holy murder, I let them. And you, in turn, should allow me to masturbate to tranny porn in the privacy of my own home. Why not?

Sincerely,

Nik

John Q Pubic said...

Why don't you go to Tim's house and beat him up? What are you a pussy?

Also, since the FCC has no jurisdiction over the internet you will just be wasting your time and the time of our precious bureaucrats that need to make sure a nipple doesn't pop out during football games.

I blame the education system.

abso said...

Cornswalled, you've got to be the most pathetic piece of trash the internet has ever seen. Freedom of speech is what the internet is all about. Go fuck yourself you stupid tard. The FCC has no power over the internet and even if they did, Tim would only need to move his site to a server outside of the US.

Anonymous said...

Please stop trying to use the sword of government to slay your dragons.
The temperance movement used government to eradicate beer and wine, yet popularized hard liquor. The government’s “war on drugs” tried to eliminate marijuana, but led to more dangerous drugs like meth. Progressives used government to create welfare programs, and created scores of people who take from the taxpayers yet return very little instead.
Government force usually leads to unintended consequences. When you empower government to control others, you empower them to control you as well. How upset would you be if I managed to convince government to censor your views because I felt that they corrupted young minds and promoted violence?
Government is a double-edged sword. It cuts you as easily as it cuts me.

Tom said...

Trying to bring the FCC into online matters can't end well. If they try to censor things which aren't technically illegal, then the line of where they need to take action will become blurred. This would result in their effectiveness declining, since their attention would be too far divided to censor any one area sufficiently.

Also, filtering materials that break no laws would be incredibly hard for the FCC to justify. The example you gave of adult websites; there is no law saying that adult web sites are illegal under any circumstance. Admittedly, preventing children from accessing these web sites is a problem that cannot be ignored, and is a difficult problem to solve. Ultimately, it is not exclusively the web sites that are at fault; it is also down to the parents, and how much they invest (in time and money purchasing software) in protecting their child from adult materials.

Also, trying to censor podcasting would be incredibly difficult, especially since the things being said aren't in fact illegal. Can they say that because it's in a podcast he can't say something which he could otherwise? At what point would it become illegal; being uploaded, recorded, or said? The further along that chain you go, the more it infringes on free speech.

And the FCC only has authority within areas under the control of the US' Federal Government. Would it be illegal if it was recorded in the US, but posted on a foreign server? Also with podcasting there isn't any kind of authority (such as a TV or radio station) that they could address. Since podcasting is of an unlimited size, it's impossible for the FCC to contact all those who engage in it.

In conclusion, if the FCC were to try to censor the internet, it would ultimately prove to be a failure due to the fundamental nature of the internet; a free exchange of ideas, information and opinions.

I hope you read and think about my comments. :)

Cadpig said...

Alexander Cornswalled said "I haven't been online much lately. The Church is growing by leaps and bounds and now we're drawing in parishioners from over 30 miles away!"

Proof that stupidity travels towards stupidity, much like gravity really.

Alexander Cornswalled said "I'm preparing a letter writing campaign to the FCC, asking them to apply FCC broadcast regulations to US produced Podcasts and web sites. The initial response has been encouraging, but with most my efforts focused on the Church, progress has been slow."

Well this kind of makes sense, especially since you are the same person who wanted to prosecute someone in the United Stated for breaking a Canadian law. If I drink alcohol in the United Stated should I be prosecuted because it is illegal the do do in the Kingdom of Bahrain? As the Japanese would say "Baka".

Alexander Cornswalled said "I'm surprised at how many people thought FCC guidelines were already being applied to US produced web sites. A big part of the education process is showing people that obscenity laws are being outright ignored, and that the current crop of Internet Filtering technology fails to adequately block adult web sites. Once people understand this, their support for law to bring the FCC into regulating the Internet is easy to procure."

I am not at all supprised at the number of people who think that the FCC guidelines are being enforced where they have absolutely no jurisdiction, kind of goes last to my previous two points really.

As for filtering technology not being up to much.... well... Spluh!! The internet is something so big and so complex that it is going to take another two generations before its capabilities are fully understood by the masses, and for the sake of the "children" it would be best for the ones the brought them into the world to supervise and guide them, some might call that parenting.

I have been on the internet for well over a decade and frequenting libraries for far longer than that, all in all I have been exposing myself to massively varied knowledge ever since I can remember and thanks to the values and guidance that my parents gave me I have gained knowledge that has made my life richer, so the solution is simple, better parenting, not censorship by any governing body.

Anonymous said...

Hey Alex,

You're missing out. You have got to go back to listening to Sextastic Tuesdays. They are as vile and repulsive as ever. A pervert like you will really enjoy them.

BTW, I hear that you, Mark Foley, Ted Haggard, and Larry Craig are getting together on a bi-weekly basis to "discuss" your true feelings.

Digital Ink Media said...

You clearly have not done your research in this matter. As a Distorted View listener for a number of years, Sextastic Tuesday is a particular favorite segment of mine, not because it fulfills any need to be exposed to stories of sexual depravity, but because I find the ideology and psychology behind fantasies to be fascinating. Be it a story about being orally pleasured by a member of the same gender who enjoys unwashed genitalia, or a nurse who is suddenly conscripted to act as a human latrine, these are outlets from otherwise normal members of society finding a release for their darkest imaginings. People probably not unlike yourself.

I digress.

Tim has ALWAYS and a considerable time before you started your 'campaign' found it unacceptable to represent characters in these stories as being underage. While true comedy is and should always be limitless in boundaries there are certain things which can not be considered amusing: generally, the abuse of the helpless.

Tim, as well as his listeners/forum members, like every decent human being on earth realises this and moderates as and when appropriate. Unlike the hateful filth that you spew.