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Saturday, November 12, 2005 

Students and the MySpace.Com server

A few days ago, Politakid presented an interesting topic about the scandalous discovery of how students using MySpace.Com and even Xanga.Com blogging services were abusing their software for obscene purposes and going around posting offensive material on them. Needless to say, even I'm shocked and stupefied beyond belief at how brainless some youngsters can be, and I too echo the request that all parents who don't want their kids going over the brink please check to make sure that they aren't.

Reading about this, I was also reminded of a topic I myself wrote about back in October, that being the student at Georgia Tech who caused panic when he hid dry ice bombs on the campus. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ran an article in which the following was said:
In Hollot's online blog on myspace.com, he joked Saturday about needing "more dry ice and more water bottles." Monday night, he described his mood as "terrible beyond belief."
Reading this over again, I will have to say that if he does have a blog with them (I tried to find it but was unsuccessful), then it could be another case of a student who abused their servers for distasteful purposes.

Besides that, there's the seriousness of the felony he committed, and it's that, whether or not his actions are to be considered terrorism, dry ice can still be dangerous, and even if it doesn't kill, it can still cause serious injuries. So what Hollot did there was both illegal and offensive.

The most recent case of students using MySpace for offensive stunts, as spoken about in Politakid's topic from Nov. 7, is one that's reminicient of the bloodbath at Columbine in 1999, in which some students at San Antonio's Warren High School in Texas wrote a threat about blowing the school to smithereens:
Today, it was discovered that four students at the school posted a threatening message on MySpace.com. The students claimed that they were planning to bring a gun to school and promised there would be "shooting and killing" at Warren High. All but 400 of the school's 3,000 either stayed home or left early because of the threats. Thankfully, nothing happened.

The four students have been arrested and charged with terrorist threatening.
After all the nightmares that have happened in past years and even recent weeks, I have to agree that the crime those students committed most certainly can and should be labeled as a terrorist threat. And the worst part is that, just like Columbine seems to have inspired copycat crimes, even crimes committed by Islamofascists like suicide bombing are likely to encourage copycat crimes by youths with poor common sense. Just look at the case of the Oklahoma University student in Norman who blew himself up while trying to commit a crime at the stadium, and worst of all, he was apparently under the influence of 3-4 Arab and/or Pakistani students he was sharing a room with (and he was even growing a beard that looked almost like what some Muslims can grow), but which the MSM would rather not discuss.

So parents would be urged to check that their children aren't losing their minds on the internet, and also that they aren't hanging out with people of questionable backgrounds. This is most definately a serious subject that needs to be put into focus for some time now, that being the need for parents to take genuine responsibility for their kids again.

Also available at My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, Point Five, The Political Teen, Something and Half of Something, Stop the ACLU, Wizbang.

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