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November 20th, 2001
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An excerpt from www.smh.com.au/icon/0111/10/news1.html -- an article in the Australian newsweekly Icon -- courtesy of this week's "This Is True" ...:

Says Cassingham: "Politicians have repeatedly shown their ignorance of how the Internet works. In 1998, one of our congressmen, Republican James Traficant, of Ohio, was quite worried about it. He urged Congress to protect kids from sexual content online, and said he had proof of its dangers: a letter from a constituent who said she got pregnant over the Net."

With all due respect to Rep. Traficant (who is actually a Democrat; Randy Cassingham's quote was mangled in the editorial process), and that unfortunate woman, that's nothing. Compared to what the Net can do to you, pregnancy is a cakewalk. Point in case:

THE INTERNET AMPUTATED MY LEFT LEG

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From:arcturax
Date:November 20th, 2001 09:15 am (UTC)
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Well check out what it did to my <a href="http://www.furtropolis.com/~arcturax/draw_arcs_hair.jpg>HAIR!</A> You can find an explanation in my Journal ;) Honestly though, I don't know what is scarier. That you lost your leg to the web or that this rep is from my home state. :P
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From:baxil
Date:November 21st, 2001 03:35 pm (UTC)

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I didn't lose my leg to the Web. It was amputated in a freak Gnutella accident. I was driving too fast on the information superhighway, and ran into a LimeWire at speed.

If I hadn't slashdotted the stump, I probably would have died from the blood loss. :-p

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From:chaoseven
Date:December 8th, 2001 08:53 am (UTC)

Re: Actually ...

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*lol*
From:violetvixen
Date:November 20th, 2001 08:29 pm (UTC)
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huh?
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