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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I went to your link expecting to find an example of people pretending that porn doesn't exist, and didn't find one.

    I did find an interesting discussion about the ICANN, but it offered no solution: if the U.S. does not control it, who does? The UN? Oh yeah, that'd be great: they would probably revoke Israel's TLD. And if it is private, will that make it immune from influences -- mostly governmental and corporate -- or even more susceptible, in ways less obvious or detectable? I'd bet on the latter.

    Also,
    • I find it very alarming that the US abused its authority to force the ICANN to abide to its political agenda. And for what reason? Well, a very silly one: if there is no TLD for porn, then porn on the internet doesn't exist.

      That's a huge waste of effort, if you ask me. They should rather try do something worthwhile.

      Also, you assertion that the USA is the best one to control what happens to the internet, is very biased and unjustified [citypages.com]. I think the chance of the USA revoking top level domains for Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Korea, or whoever else they ever might consider an enemy, to be far greater than the risk of the UN doing it to Israel. Besides, what's your irrational defense of Israel's appaling behaviour anyway?

      IMO, the ICANN should be neutral. All they should take care of is that the administration for the global internet works smoothly, irrespective of political interests. And the USA deserves a severe slap on the wrists for trying to meddle.
      • Well, a very silly one: if there is no TLD for porn, then porn on the internet doesn't exist.

        That's a straw man. No one is actually saying that.

        Also, you assertion that the USA is the best one to control what happens to the internet

        I made no such assertion. Read again.

        is very biased and unjustified

        Wow. Even if I DID make such an assertion -- which, again, I did not -- how could you possibly know that it is biased or unjustified, when I didn't explain my reasons (for a position, again, that I do not have)