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Enough is Enough on Internet Censorship
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Alright, the school censorship on Internet has gotten out of hand. Schools think that they have the RIGHT to censor any website they want regardless of the content. Even some of my teachers complain that my school blocked educational sites for no reason. I will be building my own proxy server this weekend and be issuing the address to people in the resistance. Because ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and I shall not be silent to the injustice around me.

PS. Even if I get caught, I would at most be suspended for a few days and my proxy becomes blocked. I would not be arrested because I am not violating any relevant law in the US. Even in the event that my site is blocked I can distribute my code to other interested people.
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(08-13-2016 10:57 AM)HSHARK Wrote:  Schools think that they have the RIGHT to censor any website they want regardless of the content.

They do. Their network, their rules.

That said, if they aren't smart enough to prevent workarounds, then it's their own damn fault if their censorship tactics don't work. Good luck.

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(08-13-2016 11:23 AM)Chiron Wrote:  
(08-13-2016 10:57 AM)HSHARK Wrote:  Schools think that they have the RIGHT to censor any website they want regardless of the content.

They do. Their network, their rules.

That said, if they aren't smart enough to prevent workarounds, then it's their own damn fault if their censorship tactics don't work. Good luck.

I don't care that it's their rules. I think they should consider the OPINION of the students and staff before action.
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I usually just use a proxy add-on for google chrome, works fine
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Are you aware of the fact that presidential debates are hosted by a private company which pretty much agrees to bar third party candidates? the networks have a kind of unwritten agreement that this company doing the hosting is the only forum they will broadcast. If any other rival company wished to host a debate the republicans and democrats could simply choose not to go and the networks could choose not to air it.

What freedom were you talking about again?

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(08-13-2016 10:57 AM)HSHARK Wrote:  Alright, the school censorship on Internet has gotten out of hand. Schools think that they have the RIGHT to censor any website they want regardless of the content. Even some of my teachers complain that my school blocked educational sites for no reason. I will be building my own proxy server this weekend and be issuing the address to people in the resistance. Because ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and I shall not be silent to the injustice around me.

PS. Even if I get caught, I would at most be suspended for a few days and my proxy becomes blocked. I would not be arrested because I am not violating any relevant law in the US. Even in the event that my site is blocked I can distribute my code to other interested people.

Remember that schools pretty much have the right to suspend constitutional rights.

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I have taken the school survival pledge and I am ready to fight the injustices around me. The road will be long and rough but I will overcome it.
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You should read my post on vanquishing popular kids. I even won arguments with them and got respect.

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Where's that
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(08-13-2016 11:23 AM)Chiron Wrote:  
(08-13-2016 10:57 AM)HSHARK Wrote:  Schools think that they have the RIGHT to censor any website they want regardless of the content.

They do. Their network, their rules.

That said, if they aren't smart enough to prevent workarounds, then it's their own damn fault if their censorship tactics don't work. Good luck.

Oh yes, I forgot that morality is synonymous with the law.

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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(08-14-2016 05:13 AM)no Wrote:  
(08-13-2016 11:23 AM)Chiron Wrote:  
(08-13-2016 10:57 AM)HSHARK Wrote:  Schools think that they have the RIGHT to censor any website they want regardless of the content.

They do. Their network, their rules.

That said, if they aren't smart enough to prevent workarounds, then it's their own damn fault if their censorship tactics don't work. Good luck.

Oh yes, I forgot that morality is synonymous with the law.

Well, you know what they say: possession's nine tenths of it.

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(08-08-2016 05:36 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Those are rather basic, but pretty decent, though I'd be cautious. Touching fecal matter in general is a health hazard (and you might be known potentially as the poop kid), and TPing could get you sent to prison these days sadly.

One good way at defeating popular kids was drawing attention towards yourself. Don't do something that makes you look like an obvious attention whore, but don't just stand there and do nothing, either. Do something magnificent that'll draw attention to you, positive or negative, and you'll have your own reputation. Remember to protect this, too. The best way to do this is to do something similar to a spectacle - something that keeps everyone in awe because it is so mysterious.

Communicating with popular kids is another can of worms but it can be done is through communication; learn their methods of communicating. It used to be that you had to stalk but with the advent of social media, it's so much easier these days to learn how these people communicate. Think like a diplomat; speak to them. Using a generic one-size-fits-all voice isn't too effective. But speaking to their level, that gets them.

Remember to keep a good relationship with the teacher - this got me out of big trouble during my senior year; don't be extravagant, but show your passion and knowledge. By doing this, you'll find it much easier to get away with shit.

But the most two most important things: be bold, but be yoursef. Don't just fantasize about how things could be. Instead, plan ahead and put it in action. The world is full of brilliant thinkers who never act on their great ideas; don't be that sad nerd who spends his outside life just playing video games and jerking to porn all day; think boldly. And the most important thing that you get told: be yourself. Don't try to directly copy other styles, keep your own swagger. Improve upon it, but keep your distinctness. No one likes an imitator or another bland conformist.

That's as far as I can go. I found this useful in dismantling this one particular person. Go out with a bang.

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I have a neutral relationship with the "cool" kids
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(08-13-2016 03:49 PM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  
(08-13-2016 10:57 AM)HSHARK Wrote:  Alright, the school censorship on Internet has gotten out of hand. Schools think that they have the RIGHT to censor any website they want regardless of the content. Even some of my teachers complain that my school blocked educational sites for no reason. I will be building my own proxy server this weekend and be issuing the address to people in the resistance. Because ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and I shall not be silent to the injustice around me.

PS. Even if I get caught, I would at most be suspended for a few days and my proxy becomes blocked. I would not be arrested because I am not violating any relevant law in the US. Even in the event that my site is blocked I can distribute my code to other interested people.

Remember that schools pretty much have the right to suspend constitutional rights.

It's a shame. It's like schools don't respect the Constitution that they're supposed to teach us about.

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The real rules, the rules of simple cause and effect, of merit and damage, are relevant no matter what the written law is. Tyranny and counterproductivity have no place that they haven't swindled. If it exists and chiefly causes damage for no good reason, then it only stole a spot from something good. It doesn't truly belong, and it doesn't deserve power, and it doesn't deserve protection.
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(08-16-2016 03:40 AM)UnicornLionWolf Wrote:  
(08-13-2016 03:49 PM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  
(08-13-2016 10:57 AM)HSHARK Wrote:  Alright, the school censorship on Internet has gotten out of hand. Schools think that they have the RIGHT to censor any website they want regardless of the content. Even some of my teachers complain that my school blocked educational sites for no reason. I will be building my own proxy server this weekend and be issuing the address to people in the resistance. Because ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and I shall not be silent to the injustice around me.

PS. Even if I get caught, I would at most be suspended for a few days and my proxy becomes blocked. I would not be arrested because I am not violating any relevant law in the US. Even in the event that my site is blocked I can distribute my code to other interested people.

Does this mean schools also ban gay marriages? I demand a lawsuit!
Remember that schools pretty much have the right to suspend constitutional rights.

It's a shame. It's like schools don't respect the Constitution that they're supposed to teach us about.

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You don't have it too bad. I remember one school whose staff would say "Alright you can use this one site" and the rest of the internet was blocked. Of course its still bad mind you but, at least you have some sites. Sorry, for saying that.

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There is a very good IOS app called open door that acts as a proxy browser
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(08-13-2016 03:49 PM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  
(08-13-2016 10:57 AM)HSHARK Wrote:  Alright, the school censorship on Internet has gotten out of hand. Schools think that they have the RIGHT to censor any website they want regardless of the content. Even some of my teachers complain that my school blocked educational sites for no reason. I will be building my own proxy server this weekend and be issuing the address to people in the resistance. Because ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and I shall not be silent to the injustice around me.

PS. Even if I get caught, I would at most be suspended for a few days and my proxy becomes blocked. I would not be arrested because I am not violating any relevant law in the US. Even in the event that my site is blocked I can distribute my code to other interested people.

Remember that schools pretty much have the right to suspend constitutional rights.
Pretty much? No,they flatout DO.

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Consensual incest is very common. You know people who have been involved, whether you know it or not.

There is no rational reason for keeping laws or taboos against consensual
incest that is consistently applied to other relationships. Personal disgust or religion is only a reason why one person would not want to personally engage in what I call consanguinamory, not why someone else shouldn't do it. An adult should be free to share love, sex, residence, and marriage with ANY consenting adults. Youthful experimentation between close relatives close in age is not uncommon, and there are more people than you'd think out there who are in lifelong healthy, happy relationships with a close relative. It isn't for everyone, but we're not all going to want to have each others' love lives, now are we? If someone thinks YOUR love life is disgusting, should you be thrown in prison?

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Some say "Your sibling should not be your lover." That is not a reason. It begs the question. Many people have many relationships that have more than one aspect. Some women say their sister is their best friend. Why can’t their sister be a wife, too?

Some say “There is a power differential.” This applies least of all to siblings or cousins who are close in age, but even where the power differential exists, it is not a justification for denying this freedom to sex or to marry. There is a power differential in just about any relationship, sometimes an enormous power differential. To question if consent is truly possible in these cases is insulting and demeaning.

Some say “There are so many people outside of your family." There are plenty of people within one’s own race, too, but that is no reason to ban interracial marriage. So, this isn't a good reason either. Let consenting adults love each other the way they want!"-Keith Pullman

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Today at school, I was using a workaround for GoGuardian, my school's Chromebook monitoring software. So, the tech guy (A big black dude) found out about this, and he didn't suspend me. Laugh at least[/Hidden] i'm not suspended.
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