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The U.S. Customs Service and the Moscow City Police cooperated to shut
down a Moscow-based Web site called Blue Orchid that was
selling child pornography, the agency said Monday.
As a result of the investigation, 15 arrest warrants
were executed in the U.S., and four
Americans and five Russians were arrested, Customs said. The agency
also said that the Blue Orchid Web site was actually shut down and its
operators arrested in December.
There is war, poverty, starvation, death, floods and many more saddening events going on around us in the world, yet here we have governments spending millions of dollars and countless hours trying to stop people from looking at certain pictures (which aren't actually pictures but a representation generated by a whole lot of ones and zeros) on the internet. This is madness gone insane. They are so bent on stopping this that they still haven't realised they're wasting their time.
A website here, a person downloading there - a drop in the ocean. They would be better off helping old ladies cross the street.
I've seen so called 'loving caring parents' do worse things to their kids than take a few photos, but are the authorities interested? NO! It's perfectly acceptable to beat your kids, starve them, whip them and humiliate them! [Well according to the authorities it is.]
All we hear about is child porn - but do we ever see it? Have we actually been shown what this so-called 'porn' actually is? NO! I wonder why not..
If US and Russia oppose child pornography and are putting "real" efforts into fighting it, why then this type of pictures and videos are easily distributed through IRC for FREE?!?! I haven't even heard of Blue Orchid, but I have seen thousands of people trading this crap on-line. Besides, producers like Max Hardcore LEGALLY produce pornography that imitates child pornography. He uses 18 y.o. girls, dresses them up like children, and abuses them to the point of total degradation. Just like everything else that governments do, this effort is nothing more than a PR move and a "we gonna get'cha" scare.