But the painful, real-life truth is that none of this works. Because it goes against the basic laws of nature, that’s why! In no particular order, we have the following means of scaring off a new guy: e-mailing, Facebook messaging, My Space stalking, texting, calling, showing up unannounced, inviting him over, and did I mention coming on too strong?If you glean nothing else from this book, I want you to hear this headline-worthy, urgent-newsﬂash, critical-emergency, vital-stat message: We make ourselves waaaay too accessible. We will delve into these atrocities in more detail later on and talk about why being so accessible is nothing but a curse, but ﬁrst let’s look at how it ever got to this point. We want to hear all about our roommate’s new boyfriend, have to get every detail of our coworker’s upcoming nuptials, and lament right along with Jennifer Aniston over Brad Pitt as if he cheated on us.Justice Alito criticizes Justice Kennedy’s opinion because of its “undisciplined dicta” and “unnecessary rhetoric.” He prefers analyzing the law as a content-neutral “time/place/manner” restriction. The majority opinion celebrates the ascendancy of social media sites in our society.The government has a compelling interest in protecting children from sex predators, but the restrictions are overbroad: [the law’s] wide sweep precludes access to a large number of websites that are most unlikely to facilitate the commission of a sex crime against a child…North Carolina law has a very broad reach and covers websites that are ill suited for use in stalking or abusing children.. Justice Kennedy asks what is “the most important places (in a spatial sense) for the exchange of views”? It is cyberspace—the ‘vast democratic forums of the Internet’—in general and social media in particular.” This implies that social media sites have joined, or even supplanted, traditional public fora as streets and parks.Have you spent ages agonising over when he’s going to respond to these forms of communication?Have you wonder why you have to have conversations with him in a series of symbols and flirty IM”s even though you’ve been with him for 18 months?First of all, we live in an extremely deceiving society.
Justice Kennedy wrote a five-judge majority opinion. Justice Kennedy says the law couldn’t survive intermediate scrutiny (if that’s even applicable instead of strict scrutiny) because it’s “unprecedented in the scope of First Amendment speech it burdens.” The state argued that the law was necessary to protect against sex offender recidivism, but the court says the law is much more restrictive than an analogous buffer zone in physical space.Yesterday, the Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law that banned registered sex offenders from using social media sites.It’s a rare treat to get a Supreme Court opinion delving into Internet content regulations, and as a bonus, this case enthusiastically embraces Internet exceptionalism. §14–202.5 makes it a felony for registered sex offenders to “access a commercial social networking Web site where the sex offender knows that the site permits minor children to become members or to create or maintain personal Web pages.” The definition of “commercial social networking” site has four attributes: * the site operator derives revenue (including ad revenue) * the site “facilitates the social introduction” of people * site users can create web pages or personal profiles * the site provides users a mechanism to communicate with each other The law excludes sites that (a) provide “only one of the following discrete services: photo-sharing, electronic mail, instant messenger, or chat room or message board platform,” or (b) have as their ‘primary purpose the facilitation of commercial transactions involving goods or services between [their] members or visitors.'” The law applies to 20,000 North Carolinans, and the state has prosecuted over 1,000 violators.I often get asked what the danger signals are with men and I point out the key ones in my post on red flags (print and keep if you are drawn to assclowns) and how to spot emotionally unavailable men (print out and keep if you tend to be drawn to the emotionally stunted), but that doesn’t stop many readers from looking for loopholes and making excuses.One of the danger zones is about how your man communicates with you: Let me be clear.Our dogging members love this especially as most of them are into voyeurism and adult instant messenger is for them another form of being watched by an unknown person.