Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Chill and Go re-release. Australia

Just how cool is this vid?  This is the second incarnation of this video I think I prefer the first. I assume it was for the soundtrack used.

So here for your enjoyment

Mexico Fixed presents Chill and Go

CHILL.AND.GO.2 / NIKE / MEXICO FIXED from Films Are Fake on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

mens bike fashion SUCKS

As much as I like to see girls on bikes... sigh...

What about all the guys who where not Lycra types who rode every day? hell , Bike messengers for one might be smelly and dirty and OUTSIDE and they spawned a whole revolution of style and look and riding styles.

As for clothes and add ons. Wearing next years glasses or shoes was always easy when your in front of the curve... now we (the same front of curve folks) are just hated cause it is now FASHION from what we wore last year.

I would really like to see non-sport cycle fashion evolve from the 'hipster' look for men. right now it is limited...

I was riding in the park yesterday and there was a lady looking ABSOLUTELY stepford styled in pins and darts and a great dress that looked like it was directly out of MAD MEN, she treated her bike very gently of a step and rode off gracefully out styling her male ride partner in look, bike, and actual riding, the guy was dressed as a modern 'hipster' (tight low waist narrow cut jeans with a tee and no helmet)

looking forward to mens fashion MOVING ON already

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dear Diary

Like a confession, it has been a long time since I blogged. Frankly I feel a bit pulled apart on the net. this means to me probably more than it means to you. I have many ways to put stuff on the web. Blogging is just one of them.

Facebook, the mother of time wasters has also lost my patronage. Twitter I look at and do not really exploit my life or opinion much at all. http://www.seppukoo.com/ was possibly an option but then one of my friends used the service . Frankly it was written in BAD engrish and was a bit embarrassing really even it the general idea is there.

My regular social networks where also not getting the attentions they previously had.
What the hell is going on?

Movies lately are really bad and most stuff is a waste of money.

I do not really know what is going on here but I have found that on-line anyone with no knowledge is an instant expert and definitely knows more than me. Saying that I would like to tell you that I have been in the internet since comic chat was popular I then got onto mIRC that is still going strong. I recently found a frind on facebook whom I used to shat with a lot. We came to the agreement that people communicated the truth not a lot now and that everyone seemed to have very low standards in conversation and desired to see her boobs faster than she could say hello.

http://chatroulette.com/ is exactly that. I went on it a few times and I was just amazed with how many cocks I saw. A few boobs and absolutely no conversation what so ever .. oh there was once when I left a note in front of my cam that said "conversation required". I got one guywho wanted to chat "he asked to see my cock" At least he asked.

I belong to a few bike groups too. Amongst those groups there are plenty of people who wanna be heard, unfortunately most of them like to win any discussion they enter even if they are wrong

Thursday, August 26, 2010

@redsonia , SunnyD wears a Mail Call jersey

Just a little thing I have been working on...

The net is making the world smaller  #VirtualLight

Monday, August 16, 2010

Beer Commercial and retro bikes

Don't let the Hipster Kids see this... actually they will prolly sell their bikes cheap so do...
what am I saying here?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wife Swap

So it seems that I will be at the WIFE SWAP with oh2... and no he is not my wife but I did give him a very sexy gift today . I bet you a dollar that It ends up on his blog... (it is red and white and sexy)

see you there. (I mean here)

speaking of wife swap
I figure the blatant use of sex here is really good. Alas I do not like her wheels much.

 this bring me to bike porn. At the ACMC a lady frond of mine gave me a calendar from Nagoya. Ohhh boy was I impressed. here is the sample
you can find this calendar here

I did show my calendar to a few of the 'guys' who took photos of my calendar and amongst themselves said a lot of stuff I can just not repeat here.

personally I have a thing for Miss August (Mica). Who by the way has a lot in common with the lady on the bike whose wheels do not thrill me.

What do I mean by wife swap.
well it is really about the bike... but if your into swapping your wife i suggest this site

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My first ever Goldsprints

I found a vid (courtesy of Kym Perfetto ) of me in the Finals of GOLDSPRINTS at CMWC Tokyo.... I look slow next to Brooks but he only just beat me. I came a happy equal 3rd and 4th fastest time. That was my first goldsprints ever.

Brooks spun me out quite a bit as he was on his riollers for 30 minutes before the semi final all the while I was leaning on the wall next to him saying "it is not gonna help you mate" It was obviously freeking him out by the distracted look I was getting from him. He beat me in our final heat.

Goldsprints CMWC Tokyo from kymberly Perfetto on Vimeo.

Gold sprints like a rock concert at Club Asia! announcer, dj, unlikely finalists (Yogi from Australia kept chanting “Old is Gold!!”) and hella resistance on the freakin’ bikes!!! trust me, those guys are killing it. I felt like I could barely move my legs! Got second place for the women’s tho…

Monday, July 12, 2010

Hot Sauce, cheers

T'waz a good week. Got drunk for the first time in a very long time, quit my job, overdose on chilly sauce.

It has been a  long time since I have enjoyed watching a movie. I was struggling with my homophobia watching this one  A Single Man : a beautiful feast of fantastic camera angles and style from a very period true time frame. Wordly without being verbose. A real treat to watch with great shots with thought out scenes. The best of which was the packing his briefcase scene.

Previously late in the week I went to town and for once was on the taking end of hospitality. Becks free beer was really great whilst watching Stefan dressed like a Las Vegas MC  host a huge and great opening night. Some guys from one of Sydney's many bike riding groups have made The Galleria at Park and George and Pitt. The bios looked a lot like The Fixers, but still had its own unique way..

Hanging from the middle on the inside is a bunch of bikes and scattered about are pictures of riders with a bio. There was bits of bike art to be found everywhere, it was fun to find some other bit of installation. Really the venue obviously just went with this one 'WELL"

This night they were hosting some Goldsprints and free beer. My background could only draw me to this environment like a moth to a flame. I enjoyed watching and screaming in encouragement many guys I knew and many I did not up doing GOLDSPRINTS. Unfortunately I missed SCREAMROLLER

I have never ever raced Goldspints in my home town.. Actaully I have only really done Goldspints once before. I was in a good mood and Rick from Canada was trying to psych me out. He was wearing one of the 'team australia' kit I had managed to get from Rocket Fuel.

I rolled against Rick and stopped pedaling when I got over the line. I really did not expect to see my name on top of the list for the next 5 hours. On the night I got the 4th fastest time and got eliminated by a guy training on rollers for 30 minutes before he spun up a storm against me. Brooks then lost the final to Alex.

People were going off at me and yelling their lungs up at me in encouragement.... Anyway on Thursday night I just wanted to share my joy. I lost my voice for 2 days. I am still hoarse.

On the  night it was good to see Smokin' Joe get up and spin for a bottle of Yeger. It was a great top off. Baker still impresses me by taking his feet off the pedals at 3/4of the way and letting Joe win. more info
One lady I managed to coax into spinning a go too. Given her shoes (stiletto boots), this made her ride remarkable.

Then later I turned around and saw I was the last one there. It did not take me long to catch up.

On Friday I went to check the mail. I found that 2 things I nominated to get awards did actually win the categories. I was involved with both of them and was integral in the running of one. The prior week I managed to pull off other minor miracles and produce a map for the Tweed Ride, Sydney. Another great ride.

It is winter and Sydney is alive with bike stuff to do.
pics later

Wednesday, July 07, 2010


to all you HIPSTERS... you probably think this song is about you, your so hipster... ooooo!!!


how cool

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

ohhh Twilight

so funny, it is not often that I am impressed by anything on youtube. BUT, i have hit paydirt on this one.

Heather is doing a VLOG about being a vamp

check it out  here is a  sample

but don't frett... Werewolves are better anyway.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sydney Tweed Ride

please check the group user flikr account here

Last Wednesday it rained all day. I know this because I was out and about riding in the rain with one very waterlogged Susan from RocketFuel for a few hours to long.

We rode a few lanes and streets to finally come up with the route for the Sydney Tweed Ride.

What a great day. Sunday for me was get in the van and drive to the park. Unload the tea set from the van at a friends house that was just across the road from the park where the BFF was having a photo shoot slash promo. At about 8.15 I was running late and still carrying stuff to the  house that had power for my urn.

Arriving in the city I quickly got some coffee and rode into a large group of people dressed in tweed. I rode up and parked my bike. Wow a whole row of Mavern Star SkidSars. utterly fantastic. It was ten degrees in the shade and the tweed felt right at home keeping me snug and warm,. I found my Red Lanterns (people with a job on the ride) to brief them on the ride ahead.

I was thinking how to manage the various crossings of main roads and catch up points. It came to me that the reason KRudd failed was because he micro-managed everything and people hated this. I did the opposite. I gave each Red Lantern an intersection to manage each. So they where the boss there and no single person ends up being 'super bad guy'. This worked really well with all of the helping Red Lanterns enjoying their ride and having a special area to be in charge of, it worked well with even good reports.

On the ride was a total mixed bag of riders and bikes and styles. From a 7 month old in the front of a Bullitt and a few other kids in various bike seats was one about 6 year old who rode (the whole way)pasted to the left on mums front wheel. Excellent job Rudy.

I rode the whole event from the very VERY back and I am happy to inform. we had a beautiful ride on a sunday morning though the city and up to Taylor Square and then out to Alexandria. A wonderfull 11.3 km total length and 3.8 km as the crow flies.

Getting to our destination we actually encountered a single 4wd (BMW) with attitude and was trying to get past a group of riders over double yellow lines and then cut into the middle of a the group dangerously.. the driver of the car did this 3 times. I think when the driver got past we still got to the intersection first as the driver actually went the wrong way and came back to do it again. 30 seconds later and we would have been gone. Just goes to show all the agro was in the drivers seat.

The ride was a great thing with the general public tooting horns in appreciation and not anger for once. Onlookers looked on gob smacked from the pavements everywhere we rode.

I decided that having tea and biscuits would be super civilized so I went shopping and sourced some tables and urn and tea bags milk, sugar, cups, coffee, and electricity and water and someone to keep an eye on it all.

Thank you Jarrah from SYDBMA for being the (single) strong arm guy. He has a broken collar bone.
Andrea from the house by the park.
Koz at Clodelli in Clovelly rd  who made the tea spot possible.

The tea was a donation driven thing. It worked. After all bills and donations I rounded out having enough money to buy A coffee and a loaf of nice bread.. I was quite happy to break even but to make 7 dollars made me smile more than if I had made 300. It was good to keep it simple and for it to work.

I would like to thank everyone who came along on the Sydney Tweed Ride 2010. Without you it just would not have been the same. A very special thank you and Job well done to the Red Lanterns, You all did a perfect job at the right pace and vibe.

Personally I had a great time and enjoyed being there . Watching the previous weeks of organization and meetings and stuff was made all better with a great plan coming together.

For more info on the Sydney Tweed Ride look here

View Sydney Tweed Ride 2010 (11.3 km) in a larger map

even more info at rocket fuel

Thursday, June 03, 2010

pennine, a responce to oh2, a blog.

The FMoser sits comfortably on the wall shunning me for lack of use.

What am I riding
A friend calls it "Rough Diamond"
it is original pain and has original custom sponsored paint job that is so ... well not good that the frame is now being protected by stickers

from the penninecycles.com site

 Whitaker and Mapplebeck (Cycles) ltd have been established for 61 years.  Started by Johnny Mapplebeck and Geoff Whitaker after the Second World War in 1946, who were looking to develop a business in their favourite hobby, cycling.
They found premises on Ingleby Road and developed a thriving business specialising in making their own Pennine framesets.

I also contacted pennine to check the bikes authenticity.
the lighthouses painted on the seat stays where painted by then frame builders wife. This frame was give to the French Team in the 60's and still has the national colours painted on the seat tube and head.

I did infact ride this bike in KyotoLOCO and Tokyo CMWC.

Below, Bondi Beach the view back from the beach, Green 29er guarded by a giant.
Above,Brett, 25 years a working bike courier in Sydney with a bike to look at. Definitely have a look at the enlarged version.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Dennis Hopper 1936 – May 29, 2010

I have only seen Easy Rider a few times biu his character is great. for more info hit up this WIKI on awards. Like the brat pack or any group of people. Dennis Hopper is one of those names that alwyas circled with those who had success.

Multi-talented and unconventional actor/director regarded by many as one of the true "enfant terribles"* of Hollywood who has led an amazing cinematic career for more than five decades, Dennis Hopper was born on May 17, 1936, in Dodge City, Kansas. The young Hopper expressed interest in acting from a young age and first appeared in a slew of 1950s television shows (ripped from http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000454/bio)

* Les Enfants Terribles is a phrase in French that translates as "the terrible children" or "the holy terrors 

In a movie mood I am stoaked that the Sydney Film Festival is full swing GO!!!
What exciutes me most about this  years events is IMMORTAL SEDUCTION A series of possibly one of the greatest bunch of Vampire movies EVA!!! Feturing some of the most seductive vampire movies ever to grace the screen. Including the ever mysterious Nosferatu . If Lesbian arthouse is more your vibe , may I suggest Daughters of Darkness .
Comedy is not missed either . so check it out . If you have some time on your hands and you like movies like most of us. There is most likely a MUST SEE on the list someplace.

I found the site a tad under informed as I could not find the price of passes only single tickets and the 'pathways' that inform of me of groups of movies where also under described, so I had to actually launch into each pathway to find the genre.

pathways without descriptors
01. Fire Me Up
02. Freak Me Out
03. Love Me
04. Make Me Laugh
05. Push Me To The Edge
06. Take Me On A Journey
07. Opening Night
08. Closing Night
09. Official Competition
10. Foxtel Documentary Prize
11. Dendy Shorts - Animation
12. Dendy Shorts - Live Action
13. Short Film
14. Cinema Visionaries
15. Creative Drive
16. Immortal Seduction: the Vampire Movie
17. Kids Flicks
18. Sounds On Screen

Biggest fail I saw today was a teen wearing a top too small with pastel fat horizontal stripes with her gunt hanging out of her terry tracksuit pants and topping it off with ankle ugg boots. It was of course raining and her new ugg boots where about to let her toes rip through.

Lets face it folks, ugg boots where just not made for the rain.

Bless my full length mud guards.

 I can not stress how good they are, just look at my dry feet.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Social Networking, "Don't be creepy, wanker"

Twitter, facebook, blogs and various other social networking tools. The idea behind it is to keep in contact with friends and perhaps share like minded ideas or even discuss stuff that a group of you might be interested in.

Friends, surely this is a word that means something. On many social networks people must be your frinds if they want to see and share your posts. Facebook for example are insisting that if you wanna share an app with someone that you must be their friend. So here I am playing stupid mini games that have my attention for 15 minutes or 15 hours but to allow someone to quest or play with me or be populated or whatever, you must become their friend.. with a total stranger.

Twitter has so many bots following other bots that it surely must account for most of the bandwidth that could otherwise be used in real ether situations. I regularily get follow requests from what i presume are bots and SEO and marketing ID's. Some of these ID's have thousands of followers and not a single post.

Making friends on the web is very easy, almost to easy. you can search their name , their nick name, their email and their school. All is good when you actually use the tools to communicate with each other. As i mentioned earlier I play mini-games in Facebook, There was one game where you could not progress to the next level until you had (x) amount of friends playing the game. Lots of my frinds are not into games. To get around the obvious lack of desire of 'my' friends to play a game like some sort of simple  Dungeons And Dragons sorta thing, the 'app' has a post to the applications wall, where people can JOIN you, but only if you accept their friend request. You know it , I managed to advance by regaling total strangers from all over the world to be in my party (on the proviso that I be "friends" with them).

My FRIEND numbers began to swell. I often gave the prospective friend a quick scan on their page on that social network site. Just a quick look to see if they where into weird shit... like me.

 When I stopped playing the game I did kull my list a bit. I kept a few of them that where semi communicative or shared some playing style that was similar to mine. In fact I even became real friends with a few too.

So where does this leave us? I can tell you that I do filter my friend requests and do not press 'accept' as soon as I see them. With alarming  regularity get requests from people with no 'also friends with' in common. Frankly I am not that lonely that I must get so many friends as I can to make myself feel confident.

Alarmingly, it is friends I actually know who kind of act weird that makes me think that their account has been compromised buy their little sister. I recently sent a rather non sexual or directed or pointed message to a friend who gave me "her" user name. She was posting past midnight and so I sent the message "go to bed"  to that I got a response of  "Don't be creepy, wanker" ...

Being neither creepy nor wanking. I just wondered why this average looking young lady would write such a thing. She neither knew me well nor did she write anything contextually true.

Hello BLOCK button.... the short thinking "valley girl" can just just bugger off. After all this aint the valley

But I believe that from my experience with chat rooms and web casts and social networking in many forms since the mid 90's that with the onset of easy chats and cams like chatroulette. people have become morally cheap and rather to easy to slag someone. Attitudes are rampant especially by the insecure and rude. I remember in Comic Chat that you actually had to chat in eloquent stanzas at least if you where not to be flamed as an idiot., Hello IRC. With various servers to connect to you went to a room of your choosing where you might chat with someone for years making a relationship and an understanding. Some rooms where topical and chat about topics was all that was allowed. Whilst others where meeting places intended to be nothing but light easy chat. /me slaps (put name here) with a trout , was an almost ultimate insult.

I recently became friends on facebook with someone whom I used to chat with in the 90's and we agree that people now dont want to know anything as they already know it. Also, chatting is almost a waste of time as everyone lies about who, what where. We realized and agree that everyone's  'acceptance'  values have become a lot lower. our  morals have become cheaper and our keenness to be told how pretty we are have become to  important.

People use less words to express what they mean, and now they have become so nasty and cheap in value that short abusive stanzas have become the norm.

Social networking should bring people together but because of its cheap morals and easy feel it is making reality between real humans further apart.

I recently tried chatroulette. What i found was  a steady stream of people not wanting to chat or talk. I found a lot of guys pulling their penises and a few who did not. as the chats flipped by I noticed that there was about 1 in 20 users who where women. When I started the chat roulette interface it says. nudity is forbidden, but 2 in 3 chats is some guy with his pants around his ankles...   enter the enterprising guy. he takes your feed and places your face in various situations. this was the only guy who actually said HI and was even half interesting

There are pleanty of reasons why social networking is good but there are many more why they are bad. Just loook about and see how cheap we have become when we are on line. Only your real frinds offer you even a moment of good info or chat. even if it is just to say HI.

Long gone is the mailbox on the street that used to deliver messages from friends abroad and various other informative bits and pieces.

Enter http://www.seppukoo.com/ for facebook users is not only a breech of privacy as they need your log in details and if you have been using facebook for years you gonna have various bits of personal info  but it  also lets all your users that you have 'necked' yourself. pretty good but only if you don't mind a bit of engrish.

frankly although it is easy to communicate with people these days and the statement  "the net is making the world smaller"  it is also making people less communicative too.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Generally, I generate Chaotic Good Wizards or neutral WARs

I did this little test. (link on the bottom)
I play games so it is quit normal to do this.
Normally I like being a Troll Guardian,dual or  2 handed or one hand and shield, I like 'troll' as they have great strength and stamina and good dexterity and can wear heavy armour. They heal faster and they are a mid to heavy weight hitter. I prefer them over Ogres who are ultimate TANKS because they are more intelligent and way more cunning. Evil trolls are just EVIL.

When i play wizard I go full INTELLIGENCE and Wisdom as second skill pool. I lie playing wizards as some spells are devastating. Delivery of spells is a skill in itself.

I managed to play Everquest 1 as an Erudite wizard all the way to level 40 before making a second character

when I took this test I was hoping for TROLL. I was definitely not leaning my answers towards an intelligence based wizard.


------------------- T H E  T E S T

I Am A: Neutral Good Dwarf Druid (5th Level)

Ability Scores:


Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment because it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.

Dwarves are known for their skill in warfare, their ability to withstand physical and magical punishment, their hard work, and their capacity for drinking ale. Dwarves are slow to jest and suspicious of strangers, but they are generous to those who earn their trust. They stand just 4 to 4.5 feet tall, but are broad and compactly built, almost as wide as they are tall. Dwarven men value their beards highly.

Druids gain power not by ruling nature but by being at one with it. They hate the unnatural, including aberrations or undead, and destroy them where possible. Druids receive divine spells from nature, not the gods, and can gain an array of powers as they gain experience, including the ability to take the shapes of animals. The weapons and armor of a druid are restricted by their traditional oaths, not simply training. A druid's Wisdom score should be high, as this determines the maximum spell level that they can cast.

Detailed Results:

Lawful Good ----- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (19)
Lawful Neutral -- XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13)
Chaotic Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Lawful Evil ----- XXXXXXXXX (9)
Neutral Evil ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (16)
Chaotic Evil ---- XXXXXXXXXX (10)

Law & Chaos:
Law ----- XXXXX (5)
Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Chaos --- XXXXXX (6)

Good & Evil:
Neutral - XXXXXXXX (8)
Evil ---- XXXX (4)

Human ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13)
Dwarf ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Elf ------ XXXXXX (6)
Gnome ---- XX (2)
Halfling - XX (2)
Half-Elf - XXXXXXXXX (9)
Half-Orc - XXXXXXXXXX (10)

Barbarian - (-2)
Bard ------ (-6)
Cleric ---- (-10)
Druid ----- XXXXXX (6)
Fighter --- (0)
Monk ------ (-17)
Paladin --- (-17)
Ranger ---- XX (2)
Rogue ----- (0)
Sorcerer -- XXXX (4)
Wizard ---- (-2)

Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

I did WOW for a while and got sick of class leveling or balancing. Then shock horror EQ2 brought it in... NOOO good by EQ ...  Class balancing made all areas solo-able by any class for character. basically they dumbed it down for idiot users who where in fact DUMB. just face it Wizards are not fighters and had low STR and where physically a pushover. Likewise most fighters where low in INT and could be confused easily. this is what makes characters different and have to fight the same MOB in different ways. Class balancing basicly made the smae mob  just a bunch of hit points and not unique. So suddenly the interest in HOW to kill your prey changed to just kill you prey.

I went back to an EQ1 server  and kinda put that down. I had been spoilt with larger populations and great graphics.
more info
Truth is, WOW was always second to EQ but for the fact that you did not need a super computer to play WoW. It won the numbers race, but the time the dust settled it was tooooo late. no to mention Sony was treating their clients like we where assholes and hated us.


this article from slashdot is SPOT ON , and gives the reason why I gave up the Virtual on line world sucking game.

i have borrowed the bit I agree with  here.
Everquest is a game centered on rewarding you for how much time you put into it. This is the core design philosophy behind the game, since they charge you by the month and make more money the longer you stick around. What they don't tell you is that taking your money is about all they're interested in. They care little for player complaints, and less about player suggestions and requests. They're in this to milk you for all you're worth, and that's the first thing you have to know.

The second thing you have to know is that the game stops being fun. By that time though, you're so "addicted" to the game, you don't realize it. The game becomes a source of frustration and anger instead of a source of entertainment and fun. It becomes a chore. It becomes a job. You plod away at the keyboard, obsessed and consumed with getting that new item, or finishing that last quest, and while so consumed you begin to hate the game. Vehemently. It's a game that goes on forever, and one that you can never win.

After playing the game for a while, you'll start conversing with other players, and you'll see the one thing all players have in common is that they all hate Sony - the designers of Everquest. (It should be noted that Verant, the original development company, has been absorbed into Sony Online Entertainment -- so will be referred to as Sony for simplicity) This is baffling at first glance, because they send Sony $12.95 every month for a form of supposedly voluntary entertainment, which they enjoy, and yet they despise them! Look a little deeper though, and you'll see that most people who dislike Sony are the ones who no longer have fun playing Everquest.

finally a reference source that is interesting

Thursday, May 20, 2010

your rights are being taken away

first the internet filter ... what a waste of cash and time.
and now this


some highlights

The "pornography" question has appeared on the cards since September last year. The change was only spotted by Patten earlier this month and it had received little to no coverage in the media.

I mean, how does a country like ours, suddenly make it illegal to own porn ?

Australian customs officers have been given new powers to search incoming travellers' laptops and mobile phones for pornography

I love snapping my wife at the "wrong" moments... it brings me great joy and frankly I think my wife likes it when I do it too.

Now if I do it, I must delete them before coming back into the country.

the same story here too
http://gnews.com/world/aussie-rules-changed-to-let-customs-search-for-porn-3520612409.html but it was posted 2 hours ago

Fiona Pattern from www.sexparty.org.au/ has asked...

The Australian Sex Party is demanding an enquiry into why a new question has appeared on Incoming Passenger Cards at the Customs point of entry into Australia. The new question asks if they are carrying any ‘pornography’.

The SMH mirrors what has already been covered. here http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/travellers-to-be-searched-for-porn-20100520-vh09.html

I do not see any statement claiming that this is about child porn except from the different stories that that talk about numbers of incidents that CUSTOMS has found.

News.com.au just makes a humorous remark that is not a humorous remark

COMING home from Amsterdam?

You had best declare those photos of the red light district and delete that lurid text message you accidentally left on your phone.

All of these media houses say the same thing and beat around the edges. They don't say much other than the same thing.

Getting to child pornography and the common persons civil rights are getting a bit thin here in Australia, firstly to reach our attentions is the INTENET FILTER that might work for 10 minutes once it is installed and running, but in essence makes us all guilty by association as they are blanket banning plenty of sites that might be deemed undesirable by a priest (for example).

I am no priest but there are some things I just do not look for and that is child porn. I have kids. It is neither a problem in this house nor an issue. However i am aware of creepy men in trench coats hanging around in the school yard and watching my kid for example. The filter is supposed to help with that . I guess not! education is the key here, not banning sites on the net.

The internet filter is a very big invasion of our rights.

This Customs porn filter is also a bit heavy handed and in the wrong direction. having a pic of my wife's awesome cleavage is illegal if I return to Australia from a trip out of Australia. How does this compare to child pornography which is the reason why CUSTOMS AGENTS have been given the right to search for your porn in the first place. if it is anything else IT IS JUST WRONG.

The Australian goes out and calls miners pedophiles, or am I reading that wrong?

RECORD amounts of child pornography are being seized at Australia's borders, much of it brought in by overseas students and foreign workers employed in remote mining areas.

The rise in child pornography detections has authorities so alarmed that the Australian Customs Service has begun an education campaign aimed at warning remote area workers of the penalties for anyone caught with the images.

Customs national manager for investigations Richard Janeczko said Customs had detected a major increase in the amount of child pornography stored on electronic media devices such as laptops, thumbdrives and iPhones.

This financial year alone, Customs has initiated 65 child pornography investigations, a figure on track to exceed last year's total of 86, Mr Janeczko said.

That compared with just 39 investigations in 2006-07.

The maximum penalty for anyone caught with child pornography is a $275,000 fine and-or 10 years' jail.

There really needs to be some sort of qualifier placed on that customs cards and then some explaination of why we are blanket guilty?
Wake up Australia. We are standing in our own shit.

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