Okay, so by now I know everyone's heard about the David Cameron Internet Pornography Debacle.
I want to know just how far this is going to extend. And I think a LOT
of people are wondering the same thing. I also think this is thin ice
See, I like to take pictures- as in photographs. And I photograph a LOT
of stuff....Landscapes, trees, insects, people, food...etc. I've also
been thinking about dabbling in some Boudoir Photography. I think I
would be good at taking those kinds of photographs.....tastefully done,
you know? Is Boudoir Photography considered a type of soft porn? I don't
think so- but some of my relatives would VERY STRONGLY disagree.
Now, I can see people not wanting their kids seeing porn on the
internet, but isn't that what PARENTS are for? To police their OWN
childrens lives? Since WHEN is it the governments job to do that? And
it's a really slippery slope when government wants to take CONTROL of or
CENSOR ANYTHING. Once they have been allowed to censor ONE thing in our
lives, a precendent has been set.
How far does this ban go? Hard core? Soft core? Anything with a nipple showing...or a butt?
Then how far will it go afterwards?????...Too much leg? No Abs showing?
No Backless photos, please. And in some cultures(some people from those
cultures that live here in THIS country, too - as well as many OTHER
countries) women can't even show their hair or faces except for their
Where do they draw the line? And why aren't more people objecting to this?
I'll tell you EXACTLY for why. Because the majority of people either
don't look at porn (or more likely don't want to admit that they do )and
therefore they say/think it doesn't affect them.
They'll bloody well be singing a different tune when the police come
knocking at their doors because they posted a photo of Junior and his
girlfriend(who was wearing a strapless mini frock) going to the prom
because the little lady was showing her shoulders and too much leg. No
cute naked baby(on his/her tummy) after their bath photos either. No
photos of the family frolicking in the waves or lounging on the beach
in their swimwear on holidays either.
Then what's going to come next? Books that contain anything worse than
cotton-picking...no wait- that would be considered a racist phrase in
some cultures......How about Dern. Or Darn. No words containing
anything refering to genitailia either. I can see Book Burnings in the
How about so called "Indecent" clothing? No shorts(too much leg), no
tank tops(too much arm and shoulder exposed).....No lacy undies(Someone
might see a strap or a peek of the lace and get excited!)...No
stockings, that's lingerie, people!!! Only thick cotton or wools allowed
for any and all clothing- all other tyes of materials are just too
suggestive and could drive otherwise intelligent, sane people to all
manner of deviant behavior!
It's madness to let this thing go thru, people....We are one step away from something we don't even want to name!!!
Open your eyes and your mouths- because even if you don't look at porn, this IS going to affect you eventually.
I went on a solitary walk in the park. I had the beginnings of a migraine and thought maybe a bit of fresh air might help...So I grabbed my sneakers and my photo gear and heaed out to the local park....Just a few hundred yards from my front door, luckily. The sun was going down behind the trees, so I just strolled thru the almost empty park and snapped off a few as I went. I got 65, but these were my favs. The one above is one I took of the water under the bridge just as you go in the park. I sat there at the top of it for a good 15 minutes trying to get the sunlight glinting off the water just right.
This one is at the same spot where the one of the kayakers was taken last week. Same area. Can you tell I love the water??? The way it ripples and creates the white-water just mesmerizes me.
I also love the smooth, glassy bit as it flows over the spillway. This particular spillway has a VERY gentle slope to it compared to most that are more like huge dams back home. Water is SOOOOO relaxing.
This little fellow was on the playground with his mum and baby sister. After asking his mum if she minded, I snapped away while he played on the jungle gym, you can see part of it above his head. That smile reminded me of our CJ- my youngest son's little boy....and maybe a little bit like Christopher, my daughter's littlest boy. Cheeky Monkeys. After playing awhile his mum told him they needed to go home and have their tea(supper) and before he left he ran up to the fence and said it was very nice meeting me and TY for taking his picture!!! Such a polite little man!! He looks like a Charlie, doesn't he?
This guy and his mate(buddy) was wading at the bottom of the spillway from the photo above. Apparently, the water was "This" deep which we can clearly see. I think he kinda looks like Hugh Laurie, don't you?
This is who Hugh was telling the depth of the water to. He finished that beer and another before going in. I like it when occasionally someone actually notices and acknowledges that I'm taking their photo. He's probably called Brian. Yes, Brian sounds right.
This pair seemed to know Hugh, They refused to go across to the little island where Hugh and his mate were, tho. They stayed firmly in the shallows where it was only knee deep.....approximately exactly where they are now. I dont think Darla(the little girl) actually liked that there was FISH in the water. Well, it IS a river. (And no- I don't know that Darla is her name, I just name the people in my photos whatever I think they look like they SHOULD be named. The moms name should be Irene, don't you think?)
I laughed at these three. They were playing on one side of the river....there was a group of boys on the other side about the same age. They just kept shouting taunts back and forth between them the whole time I was there. Young Love. LOL.
This was a fellow having a bit of a stretch in the park. I took a photo of the couple walking him and the lady struck up a conversation with me while her husband and the doggie had a bit of a rest on the park bench. She told me where there was another park(a water park) a bit further down in the opposite direction, and took my number so if she can get a bit of spare time, maybe we can stroll down to it together. Her husband has dementia and she is his main carer. Bless her, she was sooo sweet!! Her ACTUAL name is Jeanne.