The Grenville Phillips Column – Does He Also Care?

Grenville Phillips II, leader of Solutions Barbados

The Ministry of Education has approved our children’s use of cellular phones in our schools.  The obvious foreseen risk is our children’s direct access to pornography (porn) on their smart phones.  While some responsible parents will install porn filters on their children’s phones, most parents and grandparents will not know, and are not expected to know, how to protect them.  Therefore, a national response is required.

Many parents have provided their children with smart-phones, tablets and lap-top computers without installing the critically necessary porn filter.  Therefore, they are unknowingly giving their children direct access to porn, which is perhaps the most reckless act that a parent can do.  For those who are unaware, porn permanently damages children.

Our children are not the only victims.  Employees who watch porn are normally very unproductive, which harms both the private and public sectors.  Spouses who watch porn normally destroy their marriages.   However, the real victims are those whom they view on the screen.

The sex slavery trade is real.  Girls, mostly from Asia and Eastern Europe, are forced into sex slavery, and are repeatedly raped until they are made to appear to enjoy it.  Viewers of porn may try to justify their actions by deluding themselves that they are engaging in a harmless act.  However, every time that they visit a porn site, they increase the advertisement revenue of the site, thus ensuring the bondage of the victims.

Sex slaves are perhaps the most oppressed group on Earth.  Their initial hopes of rescue are dimmed with each forced rape and each new year of captivity.  However, those who capture, rape and confine them are merely agents.  The true oppressors are those who view porn, for if there were no market, there would be no sex slavery.  Viewers of porn are the market where sex slaves are traded.

By allowing our children to access pornography, we are training the next generation of oppressors, and ensuring that the sex slaves’ hope for freedom is in vain.  Most of us are descendants of persons who were either sold into slavery, or kidnapped and forcibly brought to Barbados.  If we now actively facilitate the enslavement of sex slaves, then we, above all people, deserve the harshest judgement.

Fortunately, this judgement can be avoided, because this is one of the easiest national problems to solve.  The Government can easily block access to porn on the Internet, by default, today.  Those adults who want it can simply apply for it.  Therefore, with one decision, the Government of Barbados can immediately protect all of our children, increase national productivity, improve marriages, and most importantly, provide some hope to the despairing sex slaves being savagely raped around the world.

Let me directly address those who believe that it is their duty ensure that the bureaucratic ‘wheels’ of Government turn slowly.  I understand that this decision involves policy, legal, and technical issues.  The policy issue can be addressed immediately – it is good policy to protect our children.  I understand the benefits of having ‘Green’ consultative and ‘White’ policy papers in order to get diverse feedback.  Therefore, set the policy on protecting our children, and then have the time-consuming consultations on changing that responsible policy.

The legal concern is a non-issue since those adults who want it will be granted access once they apply for it.  That leaves the technical issue.  Flow and Digicel can be regulated to block porn, or the Government can block it directly today.  You can be sure that in a Solutions Barbados administration, porn will be blocked on day 1.

There is one man in Barbados that currently has the authority to do so much good, or to perpetuate so much harm.  That man is the Minister responsible for Telecommunications.  Today, he can instruct the Permanent Secretary to instruct the Chief Telecommunications Officer to block all porn sites.  That he has allowed such unspeakable harm to go on for so many years is very distressing.  However, perhaps he was unaware of just how much harm his inaction was causing.  Well, now he knows.  If our children are unable to access porn tomorrow, then we will know that he also cares.

Grenville Phillips II is the founder of Solutions Barbados and can be reached at NextParty246@gmail.com

169 comments

  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    A minority coalition government is sorely needed on the island to bring dome perspective and sanity to solving very solvable problems without all the haughty attitudes.

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    Grenville…….live and learn.

    No one minds Greenville dealing with the issues of porn, sex slavery and human trafficking, but it must be done in a clear, concise, practical and intelligent manner….education and training for parents and grandparents to control their children and what they watch could not be more clear or concise…., controling children should never be left up to the state to create parental dependecy on the state.

    Bur Greenvilke git a lot of shit bouncing around in his head, so he does not want to hear any other views, but his master’s.

    I can clearly see that once elected Greenville will go nuclear and build mental institutions in every parish for any dissidents who disagree with the decades old build up of regurgitated nonsense residing in his head.

    Greenville will attack freedom of speech as long as it is not what he wants to hear, but it is better to know that now before electing him, the hardest thing is to know.

    And since he has somehow managed to convince himself that he has already been elected, yet I am the crazy one….lol, the voting population has to be made very aware that they have in their hands the POWER come next election, to put an END to MAJORITY GOVERNMENTS in Barbados.

    Destroy those dictator tendencies before they develop and become full blown….split your votes up evenly between the 7 or 8 political parties now competing to rise to significace through your votes……and force them to form a minority coalition government, they will then be forced to actually do their jobs that the taxpayer is paying them to do, instead of entertaining any fantasies of absolute power and stupidity.

    Greenville….in all my craziness, you have earned my full and undivided attention.

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  • Correct Bush Tea!

    The stuff that Grenville is made of coupled with his intention is refreshingly different to the usual offerings. Whether he is successful or not his interventions in the political landscape has the potential to force the duopoly to address issues they have tended to avoid read morality, Ethics, governance and so on. Would we vote for SB candidates above Lowe, Blackett, Clarke and Co? Hell yes!

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  • Vincent Haynes

    Enuff May 26, 2017 at 6:34 AM #

    Could not have stated it beter……well put.

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  • Vincent Haynes

    Solutions

    Now enuff has exposed your organisations agenda and mindset,let me disabuse you about my objection to xtianity…….my objection is to all and any belief system/cult or religion,the sole purpose of which is to create brainwashed cretins.

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  • Vincent Haynes

    David

    I see nothing refreshing about Solutions whose mission is to carry us back to the Victorian era with all of its strictures,apply ISO whatever and no vision as to meaningfully dealing with wealth creation for the country and its people.

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  • Keeping. Kids from seeing porn block websites.what a bunch of malarky. Kids today are veryvinternet savvy and would device any way to filter out through other means. How about books on the internet that sell porn or even TV and other media outlets is Grenville going to ban them.
    Does he even realise the problems he would create in a democracy that can affect captalism flow within a democracy
    His simplistic views reveals that his views on good goverence is limited and infused by conservative teachings like dictators

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  • Hi David:

    As always, your moderating wisdom is appreciated. However, let me explain this recent ‘tangling’. I am actually disappointed with myself. I ignored clear warnings from Bush Tea years ago and attempted to carry on a rational discussion with addicts. I have always managed to have conversations converge towards some (even limited) consensus of what we believe to be true. Sometimes I had to move, and sometimes the other party. But once there is an honest search for truth, then there will always be movement.

    I have wasted so many years trying to encourage some convergence with these addicts. I have spent years in prison, and should have recognised the obvious signs. However, the anonymity of the commenters sort of threw me off. Fortunately, this simple article brought their addiction into clear view.

    So this ‘tangling’ is very liberating for me. I no longer feel the need to convince those commenters of anything. The normal response is to allow them to reach ‘rock bottom’, where the only direction that they can see is up. Regrettably, based on their recent comments, they still have some digging to do before they reach a good foundation on which to build.

    If these commenters show that they are near ‘rock bottom’ and are willing to look up, then I will engage them. Otherwise, I will simply help them find their way, not through rational conversation, but the effective psychological ‘tough love’ method. It appears that Bush Tea has practised clinical psychology.

    Best regards,
    Grenville

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  • Vincent Haynes

    David

    Quote…….the anonymity of the commenters sort of threw me off…..I ignored clear warnings from Bush Tea…..end Quote

    This is the rational human being seriously seeking to lead Bim with fresh ideas…..gimme a break.

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    “However, the anonymity of the commenters sort of threw me off. Fortunately, this simple article brought their addiction into clear view.”

    Grenville…you would suck up to anyone who agrees with ya…..ah bet ya would regret knowing my identity.

    In fact, if ya would put down the haightiness and show a less fanatical, religious, extremist more humbling attitude,, while bringing national problems to the fore, engaging, even “addicts”, will be to ya own credut.

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  • Well Well:

    Among all of your insults and baseless accusations, you wrote this.

    “No one minds Grenville dealing with the issues of porn, sex slavery and human trafficking, but it must be done in a clear, concise, practical and intelligent manner….education and training for parents and grandparents to control their children and what they watch could not be more clear or concise….,”

    Please note that these type of re-education policies sound intellectual, clear and concise, and are what you typically read in academic papers, but they are almost always ineffective, and expensive. The problem is that after the Government has funded new ‘departments’ to implement these re-education pursuits, they become a permanent part of Government’s bureaucracy, especially when they fail miserably.

    The examples in Barbados are numerous. The NISE initiative and the National HIV/AIDS Commission are some of the most notable failures.

    Oh dear. I am trying to carry on a rational conversation with an addict. I cannot seem to help myself. I hope that I am not wasting my time. Give me some hope Well Well. Show me a sign that you want to improve.

    Best regards,
    Grenville

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    No they dont fail Grenvile…I have never known parenting classes to fail in any jurisdication, show me one instance where you have ever seen parenting classes failing….any jurisdication.

    Why does it have to be a government department handling such, they are not trained in that area why not a health clinic led by psychologists who know what the hell they are talking about….

    Why equate parenting classes to training people not to act as wild animals and have some class, as in the NICE project.

    Ya got it upside down, as I said, it will be a discipline like any other…has your discipline as an engineer ever failed you…has it.

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    Why does it have to be a government department handling such, they are not trained in that area ….why not a health clinic led by psychologists who know what the hell they are talking about….

    Add to that equation of psycholoigists in the health clinic for parenting classes…one or 2 computer programmers to teach parents and grandparents basic parental controls of technology…one day a week rotating classes is more than enough to inform parents about their responsibilities…within a decade, you will see a clear difference in attitudes.

    This is not about you or me so stay focused and try not to lose me with all these signs you desire.

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  • @ Grenville Phillips II founder of Solutions Barbados,

    What are your plans to improve primary school education in Barbados ?

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  • Why would intelligent people allow Grenville to erode people’s Constitutional rights is mind boggling
    The simplistic path by which he takes cannot be given any clearances in anway shape or manner

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  • William Skinner

    The band on school children having cell phones
    is pure nonsense. Technology has its pros and
    cons. Children are now in the technological age.
    One of the reasons we cannot effectively
    modernize or restructure anything is our failure
    to embrace technology. Do not allow our
    children to suffer because we want to keep
    the country in 1917. We are already lagging
    In too many basic areas.

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  • ……and Sinckler is trying to deal with the economic mill stone. Trying to address a matter with a bariffle of nonsense does not warrant accolades in my book. Sorry! Where is the evidence to support this claim? Y’all need to stop putting together policy based on feelings, and by the way the “economic claptrap” is a key component of addressing the issue. If in 2017, we as a progressive, highly literate people believe that banning porn sites is the solution to improving the behaviour in schools we deserve SB as the government. Alice have plenty company in the rabbit hole, this “addict” will not be one.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ extparty246 May 26, 2017 at 8:36 AM
    “The problem is that after the Government has funded new ‘departments’ to implement these re-education pursuits, they become a permanent part of Government’s bureaucracy, especially when they fail miserably.”

    “The Government can easily block access to porn on the Internet, by default, today. Those adults who want it can simply apply for it. Therefore, with one decision, the Government of Barbados can immediately protect all of our children, increase national productivity, improve marriages, and most importantly, provide some hope to the despairing sex slaves being savagely raped around the world.”

    The above quotes are your words; not those of the ascribed porn addicts Well, Well or the miller.

    Now who and which government department would be properly equipped to grant ‘licences’ to ‘approved’ ‘individuals to watch porn in Barbados?

    What criteria would be applied in the approval process to ensure those who are NOT nationally productive and in happy sexually fulfilling (Christian) marriages are not granted licences to watch porn to support the continuation of the sex-slave trade and the raping of the victims which is making the Triangular Atlantic trade look like Christian missionary work of halcyon Victorian times?

    Would this ‘special’ Department be staffed by Christian-minded individuals mandated to practise your Sharia-type laws with your zealous objective of turning Barbados into the Burundi of the Caribbean where 70 % of the children are not born and raised in your version of happy Christian marriages?

    Why not call also for the banning of the sale of alcohol to those ‘parents’ suspected of being incapable of meeting your determined’ criteria of parental responsibility?

    What about using your proposal to require approval by the government to watch porn only by ‘selected’ individuals to the much debated situation of using marijuana for medical purposes for those whom the medical profession has recommended?

    Why don’t you just keep to the making of tax proposals for ‘improving’ the economy of Barbados and leave the morality of a constitutionally- enshrined secular society to the religious nutters like Zoe?

    Do you really appreciate how much it would cost- both in time and financial resources- to ‘police’ the private acts of adults and children?

    You have not thoroughly thought through this porn ban/control proposal just as you have not realized that your earlier tax proposals would undermine the existing accounting and revenue law regimes requiring a return by the government to a cash-basis accounting methodologies.

    Why not argue for the mandatory inclusion of porn blocking/filtering technology in all video type equipment capable of accessing the internet?

    Wouldn’t this give the parent(s)- those who buy the equipment in the first instance and pay for the internet service- the capability to manage what their decently-raised Christian brats can watch over the Internet in your Utopian Barbados?

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    So Grenville…you or any government now have a target area and age group of the parents for your parenting classes, from primary school  age to 15 years old, age of consent is 16 so ya  shit  outta luck, after that they are no longer children, but become your target parents for parenting classes.

    To cut down on expenses and time, these 1 hour classes can also be held at the schools. Information can also be dessiminated to parents about their parental control responsibilities online.

    This is not rocket science, it is doable without using draconian measures.

    Miller…Grenville is a work in progress.

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  • @Vincent

    The pressure groups you are hoping to make the difference will come from the same ‘gene pool’?

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  • No problem Grenville expect to be attcked, it is the nature of the beast. Political parties all have philosophies to defend, the people will decide. What we like is your willingness to attack the hard issues. The value will be in provoking the duopoly to respond. Hopefully this is where SB will make an immediate impact.

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  • David
    Wuh gene pool SB come from? Hahaaa! Ask well, well.

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  • David

    Quite correct and its only when that thinking changes will anything meaningfull happen.

    If the masses like corruption and a lack of accountability well thats what the few who object to it have to accept untill such time as the same few are able to convince the masses of the benefits of a well run country.

    Its all about the wishes of the people.

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  • Well Well:

    Congratulations. You had no blatant insults in your last post. Perhaps you are getting better – but it is too early to tell.

    Our solution – switch the default to blocked. Implementation cost $0.00. Effectiveness – high. Benefits to the economy – massive.

    Your solution, take most adults out of the economy for hours in order to attend special parenting and computer application training camps. Cost to implement – significant. Likely effectiveness – low.

    Are you sure that you want to persist with your method despite its obvious shortcomings? If anyone provides a better method, then we will happily adopt it.

    Best regards,
    Grenville

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  • Angela: Please. Your fellow addict Well Well is proposing forcing people into re-education camps, as if we are North Korea, and you are talking to me about constitutional rights? Are you serious? Of course you are not. You are an addict. However, in your case, you are addicted to worshipping politicians, and since I do not support your party, in your mind, that somehow makes me your enemy.
    Angela, I am not your enemy. I am simply trying to turn us off of this road to economic ruin that the BLP placed us on.

    Best regards,
    Grenville

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  • @ Grenville
    FYI…
    …in case you failed to notice, Angela is not an addict
    she is more specifically a yardfowl and idiot…
    Be advised accordingly….

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ nextparty246 May 26, 2017 at 11:57 AM
    “Are you sure that you want to persist with your method despite its obvious shortcomings? If anyone provides a better method, then we will happily adopt it.”

    Which do you think is more dangerous to the psychological health and physical safety of the ‘children and adults’ in the Bajan society?

    Access to porn over the internet or just as easy access to illegal firearms associated with the illegal drug trade?

    Why not spend your intellectual energy not so much in trying to be the moral police of dystopian Barbados but in using your engineering knowledge and understanding to identify practical ways to get the guns and other dangerous weapons out of the hands of those bent on destroying your proposed ‘idyllic’ Nirvana?

    What about installing scanners and ‘weapons’ detecting equipment all over Barbados with the default position being everyone is a suspect (including motorists and passengers) until cleared through these continuing monitor devices?

    Why not see the internet as symbolic of the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” whose reference in your Judeo-Christian book of tales is based on plagiarized myths from earlier philosophical writings?

    The enigmatic question to be answered by you lot is which is the bigger evil.
    Is it the naked knowledge of evil sex between Adam and his cloned wife Eve (the “Adam knowing his wife syndrome”)?

    Or is it the knowledge to ‘manufacture’ a weapon to kill another human just as your mythical Cain did to his ‘eponymous’ little brother?

    Didn’t this first murder (capital offence) go unpunished by not attracting the death penalty you would wish to see imposed on modern-day murderers or even porn watchers and sex-slave traders?

    If only your god had fulfilled the other requirement of his own commandment there would be no humans to watch porn with the likes of paedophilic Cain having sex with his mysterious ‘baby’ sister.

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @nextparty246,
    Hi Grenville, censoring porn on the internet is more complex than you seem to assume. First let me make it clear that I think that pornography is violence against humanity and female humanity in particular; those who consume it are beneath contempt.
    In Barbados, blocking the most prevalent porn sites by filtering them at the ISPs initial domestic routers would be trivial because we are an island with only a limited number of ISPs. This type of block, however, would be total, with no ability to allow selective access to those who applied for it.
    Blocking which is applied to IP traffic only after you have determined whether the requesting subscriber has a “license” to receive such traffic is much more prone to being subverted and is MUCH more expensive for the ISP to implement and operate.
    I think that the “free speech” arguments in favour of pornography are weak, but the practical implementation of a ban is considerably more complex than you seem to imply. Even if you filtered known sites at the ISPs initial domestic routers, it is trivially easy for the porn sites to set up mirror sites that host all the same content under different IP addresses and domain names. A single techie can set up hundreds of these in an hour. They will certainly do this if their advertising revenue and traffic is at all threatened… they will likely do it even if there is no substantive threat to their business, simply to dissuade other more profitable jurisdictions from trying to block their business as well.

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  • millertheanunnaki May 26, 2017 at 12:49 PM #

    Chuckle….presumably you have nothing better to do than to engage this fundamentalist.

    I hope you realise that Bushie will be the minister of ecclesiastical affairs with responsibility for the Garrison fork,the teaching of mythology at schools,be in charge of the wukk up police,the internet board amalgamation with the television one to ensure that no lewdness is displayed,patrol the beaches for naked tourists,ganja police,etc,etc…….you better stay where you are if this lot get in.

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  • Listen up Grenville. Well !Well can froth as much all day. The fact as now stated on record being that you are running on a politicial platform wanting and waiting to become a leader of this country and your message /s would be rightfully scrutinzed as with this issue.
    Welll !Welll words are meangless and ineffective until such a time of wanting to become a political gladiator on Barbados political landscape and go about using idle chatter and banter to sway the mindless thoughtless and guilable like those who would belive every word utters out of the mouth of the maniacal self indulged Well !Well on BU
    What i am trying to relayed to you is purposeful and meaningful to good goverance and us nothing thatvi have made up .
    The question however is how you will use that information wisely to include rather than exclude while 9placing more focus on inclusion which is a corner stone to good goverance and has so far worked in a positive manner to the benefit of all
    Your problem however is wanting to control which in the long ran can cause outrage and chaos amongst society.
    Yes carry a big stick but avoid breaking the backs of many to suffice a few.

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  • Bush: I noted that she was addicted to worshipping politicians, which is the definition of the yard-fowl derangement syndrome.

    Miller: Stop posting nonsense and go and get help.

    Best regards,
    Grenville

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @nextparty246
    Hi Grenville. note that the China has the most effective Internet censorship of porn and stuff they find to be politically objectionable… porn still gets through even though the employ over 2 million (yes 2,000,000) people in their internet police force to implement their censorship.

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  • Greenville hold your horses once again you are showing that you have the propensity to dive into the political horse dung of name calling. Do not let earheads like Bush Tea sway you in that direction.
    Your character and integrity would be damaged

    political lesson number 1

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  • Hi PLT:

    Finally a sane comment. I really do not know how David does it. This place is an asylum with lunatic comments from Miller, Vincent, and Enuff. Bush seems to be the resident psychologist. Well Well may be recovering, but who knows.

    Managing this is much simpler that you think. The ISP’s can install an automatically updated porn blocker as a default – that addresses mirror sites. Every local subscriber has an account, and every account has specific services. This is simply one more service that is turned on.

    Best regards,
    Grenville

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  • PLT: We must do what we can. What we must never do is to conclude that nothing can be done and allow victims to suffer. History is full of the consequences of such inaction. Therefore, if you have a more effective solution, then please share it.

    Angela: If you honestly want to discuss an issue with me, then I have all the time for you. If you simply want to defend a political party and worship a politician, then I do not have that time to waste. Let me know which path you decide to choose, and it cannot be both. Choose rither honest discussion or worshipping politicians. Choose wisely Angela.

    Best regards,
    Grenville

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @nextparty246
    Hi Grenville,
    As an engineer you will know (or quickly figure out) that installing a porn blocker which is applied to IP traffic only after the ISP has determined whether the requesting subscriber has a “license” to receive such traffic is an inherently fragile and expensive proposition. There is nothing “automatic” about updating it because it is simply an expanded version of the parental control software sold for individual computers. Every clever 12 year old knows how to defeat such software. There is no way for an ISP to keep up with the proliferation of mirror sites and other censorship subversion tactics… 2 million internet police in China cannot keep up, Flow and Digicel have not a snowball’s chance in hell.

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  • peterlawrencethompson

    @nextparty246 said “Therefore, if you have a more effective solution, then please share it.”

    I am wary of unenforceable rules… they give the illusion that you have solved a problem when you have merely disguised it.

    If, and it is a big if, we determine that pornography is a big enough violation of human rights (note that I don’t give a damn about religious moral codes, just human rights) then we should tackle it in the same way that we tackle child pornography: criminalize the consumers as well as producers and prosecute them to the full extent of the law. Jail terms as well as registration as a criminal sexual offender.

    If it is not criminal, then spend our very scarce enforcement resources elsewhere.

    As far as keeping it out of the brains of young people, this is a task for education, not censorship. Our education system needs to deal with the real challenges of the contemporary world, not create a bubble where we pretend to keep those challenges away form our young people. Barbados has huge issues with gendered violence which we need to talk about starting in Primary school. To dream of a return to the social values of a century ago while living in the modern world is just to bury our heads in the sand. Children should know of the cruelty and inhumanity that is an inextricable part of pornography before they reach puberty. We should quit pretending that they are not immersed in sexually violent imagery; we should teach them how to think critically about it and understand the sadness and damage that it inflicts upon the world.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ nextparty246 May 26, 2017 at 1:15 PM
    “Finally a sane comment. I really do not know how David does it. This place is an asylum with lunatic comments from Miller, Vincent, and Enuff. Bush seems to be the resident psychologist. Well Well may be recovering, but who knows.”

    You, Herr Hitler Grenville, speak as if, given the power, you would ban the likes of Vincent Enuff and Well, Well, angela aka ac and Miller from posting on BU.

    These are early but very clear signs of a dictator in the making.

    Should your party ever assume power one of the first internet sites you would go after is BU as it continues to live up to its motto in identifying potential power-hungry thin-skinned lunatics like you who cannot accept criticism constructive or otherwise.

    Just because we are pointing out the flaws in your proposals and proffering alternatives (like your impractical tax proposals) we are deemed enemies of “Solutions Barbados” who ought to be incarcerated in a lunatic asylum.

    Thank heavens most voting Bajans are sane enough to spot a political joker from afar and would ensure that Solutions Barbados does not become the final solution to their hard-won freedoms.

    Who next will you be setting your sights on to be treated as unfit members for your Jim Jones utopia? The LGBT community?

    “Religion is like a pair of shoes…..Find one that fits for you, but don’t make me wear your shoes.”― George Carlin

    “It is not for me to judge another man’s life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone.” ― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

    “It’s an universal law– intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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  • @ Nextparty246

    You said the BLP place us on a road to economic ruin, but, within the BLP 15years you built a mansion in the hills, when did you started at trying to turn Barbados from economic ruin ?

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  • PLT:

    Ok, let us try both. But let us try blocking porn first (low hanging fruit). In this way, we can keep as many people as possible participating in the economy.

    Best regards,
    Grenville

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    Grenville….I said nothing about hours, I said one hour,, 1 day a week, i said nothing about education camps for parents, I said parenting classes, completely different scenario, I said primary and secondary schools to age 15, because age 16 is age of consent.

    And of course you can search the earth and never find a parenting class that failed, you obviously never attended one and dont know of their existence or successes.

    As far as I remember unlike NYC….Barbados is not a 24 hour economy, people do go home from work at an appropriate hour and have down time and do not hold 3 and 4 jobs.

    You will never be convincing if you continue to copy from others and make things up as you go along believing no one will notice.

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    I post this again for your education, in your haste to become Barbados’ first dictator, you are missing all the clues…you obviously know very little about the internet,

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/drugs-dark-web-uk-rise-users-buying-online-global-drug-survey-mdma-a7756161.html

    For Grenville. ..who believes banning is a solution that can stop people….on the internet.

    “Proportion of UK drug users using dark net to buy drugs ‘doubles in three years’

    ‘We’re talking about 15-year-olds getting hold of LSD. It’s a complete disaster’

    Ben Kentish @BenKentish 3 hours ago10 comments

    mmon drug purchased via the dark net in the UK Getty
    There has been a huge rise in the number of UK drug users using the dark internet to buy illegal substances, a new survey has revealed.

    The Global Drug Survey, of which The Independent is a partner, found more users are buying their drugs on the dark net in the UK than almost anywhere else in the world.

    The mass of hidden web pages allows users to connect with online drug dealers while hiding their computer IP addresses to avoid being traced.

    Purchases are made using the virtual currency Bitcoin, which allows customers and sellers to remain anonymous. “

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  • Dear Watchman:

    Thank you for your comment. My journey started in 2015 when I happened to read the IMF reports for Barbados, quite by accident, and I was shocked at how much debt that we had accumulated.

    I actually chronicled my journey in a recent article linked below. Please read it and I would be happy to respond to any of your questions.

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/05/17/politicians-cannot-grade-themselves/

    Best regards,
    Grenville

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    Grenville been benefitting from the same crap he is now accusing DBLP of doing for years.that is why he cannot be given a free pass….hypocrisy is ugly.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ watchman May 26, 2017 at 2:03 PM

    Well spotted, Watchie!

    The man’s fork-tongue hypocrisy has no end.

    A clear case of telling others to “live as I say but not as I do in the privacy of my mansion”.

    The man also argues that the BLP left approx $ 9 billion in debt whereas the CBB is recording a much different figure.

    Solutions Barbados would impose income tax on those working for less than $25,000 per annum and who can least afford any further reductions in their disposable income but would have major opposition should a luxury tax of 10% be imposed on all domestic properties valued in excess of $500,000.

    The man is just another carpetbagger ‘planted’ there by the Christian right-wingers to attract the disenchanted voters away from the substantive Opposition.

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  • Well Well: I had such high hopes for you, but you returned to your insult laden posts and unfounded accusations. The demon has taken you back to the dark side where medical help is futile. Once you have reached rock-bottom, look up and cry for help. I will always be willing to help you.

    Miller: Go get help – for yourself.

    Best regards,
    Grenville

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    Instead of building prisons, Grenville will build lunatic asylums for those who disagree with him…with taxpayer’s money..

    I am the worse type of person to try to convince am insane when I know am right, but you will learn that the hard way.

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    High hopes for me indeed, is that what you will go down Chapman Lane and tell the people…..it sounds real good.

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    Welcome to my world Grenville….different demographics, it’s called reality.

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  • Yuh know as a schoolboy I used to frequent Oistins Library and there were some books there that had some descriptive passages about sex e.g. From Here to Eternity, then someone who came from over and away brought a copy of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover to School”, when Mellors put his pestle into Lady Constance’s mortar wuhloss! wuhloss!

    Since the visuals are more persuasive than the mental leh we put a stop to this pornography business by blocking the internet, then leh we burn some books we don’t want young minds to be polluted by filth like mine was, and I didn’t even mention Frank Harris or the more respectable W Somerset Maughn (Of Human Bondage).

    Leh me know when we start the bonfire I got some books to throw on it, talking about “Fire”, James Baldwin wrote “The Fire Next Time” has anyone ever come across his novel “Giovanni’s Room”? Sodom and Gomorrah ah tell yuh so leh we ban Baldwin too lest someone who likes some of his work finds a copy.

    It’s not too late for us to have a Bajan version of the Taliban.

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    Lol…Grenville believes he is talking to fools who can easily be labeled lunatics ready for an insane asylum, but first thing ya look at is motive, who would benefit most from a monopolized and state controlled porn industry, sex trade and strip club industry on the island.

    Ya see, it is easy to get a glimpse at motive, just like with his married couple scam, introducing the Chalbauds as candidates separately instead of as a couple.

    My man…you are clueless to what people can find out.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ nextparty246 May 26, 2017 at 2:25 PM

    You are the one who is in need of help.

    Yes, intellectual assistance instead of hot-headed evangelical emotionalism cast in a cauldron of made of Leviticus morality.

    You have crossed that line in the sand of intellectualism and are about to enter dangerous territory.

    Barbados is saddled with much more serious and potentially dangerous problems, both economic and social in nature, and you are wasting your intellectual juices worrying about the imaginary effects of pornography on a so-called highly educated population.

    Why not call for the closing down (banning) of the schools and churches since they seem highly ineffective in creating the kind of society you are wishing for?

    Maybe you have missed your true calling and ought to have taken up another profession starting with another “P”.

    Why not join the “Priesthood” so that you would learn to understand the true distinction between those two branches of deceit and the biblical injunction of rendering to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to your god the things with which you ought to be totally involved?

    Why don’t you focus your energy in getting your proposed tax regime acceptable to the people who would be making the difference in the upcoming elections?

    If you think the ordinary man and woman earning less than $25,000 per annum is going to vote for you to further reduce their disposable income given the increasing cost of basic food and other items then you are the one in need of serious help by putting you in a straight jacket on the way to Black Rock.

    Why not argue for an increase in taxes on those properties whose size and value are way in excess to the needs of the ‘small’ number of occupants?

    Why not consider a tax similar to the bedroom tax as prevails in the UK?

    Why should a house accommodating two or three people have 4 bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms? If this kind of luxury is affordable then a super tax ought to apply.

    “To whom much is given, much is expected.” ~ Noblesse Oblige

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  • @Miller

    You are not qualified to tell anyone the philosophy they should persue. Plus you are trivialising the point he has made. It is fine to disagree as ladies and gentlemen often do.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ David May 26, 2017 at 3:52 PM

    I agree I am not qualified to dictate to anyone which philosophy to pursue. Neither is Grenville.

    The difference is that he, Grenville, would wish to impose his on others through his control of the government machinery in a secular society. We are not living in a theocracy or Burundi.

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  • @Miller

    Don’t we practice a form of censorship with a censorship board? Do we have public morality considerations existing in legislation?

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    Grenville is seeking to impose  his will on a population of 280,000 people, people whose votes he has to ask for so he can be elected…. whether it violates their rights or not, he stubbornly believes he is entitled to impose his will on them, he is not….

    …..he stubbornly believes he has the right to take away parental control from parents..he  does not. ..

    …….he stubbornly believes he has the right to dictate what porn adults should watch, when they should watch it and take away their privacy of choosing the material the watch by putting their names on a list…he does not have this right and should never be given any such rights by the electorate.

    Shoving his philosophy down the throats of those who reside in his household is fine, that is his household…..but maliciously and with great insult to the intelligence of those he has convinced himself are fools, attempting to enforce that ignorant and backward philosophy on a mostly intelligent population …is overstepping the boundaries of common decency.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ David May 26, 2017 at 4:07 PM

    Maybe so!

    But aren’t these ‘public-morality’ controlling agencies usually ‘manned’ by a group representing a wider cross-section of society to bring a measure of balance through differing perspectives to arrive at an acceptable level of interpretation of public decency or morality?

    Besides Grenville is not talking about public viewing or public display of these so-called immoral acts of behaviour but controlling what people can watch or do in the ‘sanctity of their own private homes or spaces.

    Let the parents be the moral police over their children while in their own homes.
    The display of lewd or’indecent’ behaviour in public is another.

    Until we see a marked improvement in the quality of the moral clothes worn by the leaders especially those in that honourable house of legislature then the morality of private citizens cannot be questioned.

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  • Vincent Haynes

    What is all this morality talk about anyway.

    ….most developed countries allow nudist camps/colonies and women to walk around topless,

    …..prostitutes male&female are legal paying taxes and have access to the country’s medical facilities and support,

    …..same sex marriages are allowed,

    …..laws are in place to deal with paedophillia and rape,

    ……ganja is allowed

    …….the bible is kept far from schools and replaced with civics 101.

    We need to be accepting of these things if we want to be a developed country.

    Note tolerance goes a long way to creating a free society.

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  • CUP/BFP Violet Beckles Plantation Deeds from 1926-2017 land tax bills and no Deeds,BLPand DLP Massive land Fruad and PONZ
  • PLT seem extremely strong on the technical aspects.

    Other comments, though ridiculed by Grenville, have pointed out what is wrong with his position. The idea of an adult having to apply ‘for a permit’ to view porn is nonsensical.

    It is amusing to see some taking this idea seriously. Whilst I applaud their desire to encourage him, just remember that Barbados has much bigger fish to fry,

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  • Miller in a hypothetical world a party runs an election based on promises/manifesto and if elected has the mandate to implement said promises. The people will decide ultimately.

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  • Gazer: Do you need a permit to switch on and off Roaming? Why are you misrepresenting the issue? Who benefits from your misrepresentation? Who is harmed by it?

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  • @v Nextparty246

    Please revisit your emails and respond , failing to do so will make you a carpetbagger like Walter Blackman

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  • well so much for Grenville ridiculous idea , after such a beating i know Grenville would seek the goodness of commonsense to think all other of his ideas through before putting pen to paper or maybe even take the wise and noble advice by saying never again
    Like the emperor Greenville forgot to wear his clothes and his nakedness was exposed for the BU gang to see LOL HA! HA! HA!
    Maybe on this article BU should have used a porn blocker

    ###Access denied

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ David May 26, 2017 at 6:24 PM

    “… in a hypothetical world a party runs an election based on promises/manifesto and if elected has the mandate to implement said promises. The people will decide ultimately.”

    Brilliant! We will see if Solutions Barbados has the ‘guts’ to commit their goals in the form of a manifesto.

    What we would also like to see are its manifesto pledges regarding the decriminalization of marijuana especially for medical purposes and their tax proposals that would fundamentally undermine the entire tax accounting and revenue law regimes on which many in Grenville’s bourgeois world depends.

    On a related note, in your hypothetical world what should happen to the leader(s) of a party who implement policies totally contrary to those promised during the elections?
    Shouldn’t the leaders be required to go back for a fresh mandate before implementing their volte-face 360 degrees turnaround policies or be tried in public and put Pachamama’s guillotine to work?

    Since the “No Layoff, No Privatization” mandate given by the people has been disrespectfully dismissed by the current administration what moral censure should be brought to bear in Grenville’s world instead of attacking easy targets like people watching porn and blaming the BLP for the country’s current economic ruin?

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    Grenville was given the opportunity to retreat gracefully from his dictatorial stance re porn……on barbadostoday’s facebook page….when one blogger pointedly asked him if  “you going send me pictures of your wife bubbies for adult entertainment””…that should have been Grenville’s first clue that he had met a very strong wall of resistance,  particularly when told by some as far away as North America that there were more pressing and urgent problems on the island to address….it was his cue to realize he had crossed a line.

    He had no idea he was being monitored or by whom.

    ………instead of retreating and regrouping, admitting the issue needed revisiting he got downright defiant and decided to push back by arguing with bloggers and when that did not work and they ganged up on him on barbadostoday, he then started appealing to his support base on BU to enable his ridiculous copied idea….not anticipating an even bigger wall of resistance because he is  dealing with adults who have independent thought, free will and who know when someone is trying to violate their human right to make choices and control their own children.

    A lesson he insisted on paying to learn, despite all the warnings..

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  • I wonder which new party this is with a husband and wife team,as reported on pg 10 of Flying fish &Coucou of todays Saturday Sun?

    Headlined.

    ….Party starting at the top

    some snippets.

    …It was an evening of elegance this week as dozens of mostly professional people gathered at a stately rural home to have dinner.

    …If you didn’t hear about this event ,don’t feel bad – most people didn’t. It was promoted in a limited geographic area to a select clientele who could afford the $500.00 a plate admission.

    …..they came to meet and greet a handsome professional and his equally intelligent spouse to let them know they were supportive of their political ambitions.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

    Hmm…..a very interesting shift…..

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    Those are probably Grenville’s Chalbauds….will still need votes from the depressed areas of Orleans, Chapman Lane, Deacons Farm, and thevpoorest members of the population etc though, despite all the pretentiousness.

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  • @ Vincent

    I found the “article” very interesting as well.

    But if the story is true and is descriptive of SB, then it seems that the new party is operating within the defined status quo of soliciting support from and mingling with the “rich and famous” in SECRET, while trying to force their policies down the throats of the less fortunate at voting time.

    Under these circumstances and taking into consideration that their core methods of soliciting support and votes are similar, I’m convinced there aren’t any fundamental differences between BLP, DLP & SB.

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  • Cant fault whoever the article is speaking of to seek financial relief in that area which can generate that kind of cash flow that is necessary and sufficient to building a campaign treasure horse
    Campaigning requires plenty of finances and it would be foolish of those person to fish in dry ponds
    In the long run ideas that can fuel and generate the majority of society interest with solutions would be the final call and decider as has to how those putting themselves on the political field survive
    Nothing here to worry about outside a cou cou article seeking to generate idle gossip

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  • Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger

    Art…dont care how they pontificate with slick deceit, they will have no choice but to slither down into the ghettos to beg the same majority black population residing in the depressed areas of the island who these frauds  feel they are superior to and more wealthy than, for their votes. The minorities number less than 8,000 on the island, that will not even get them one seat.

    This is a lesson for bajans to be very aware of whom they give their votes,  always run background checks on candidates and investigate the people they are associated with, there is always back channeling going on while the prople are being fed lies by these mentally enslaved religious freaks.

    Someone is backing Grenville’s scam.

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  • Haha who does sit in the same pew as the wealthy Sir?

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  • NorthernObserver

    The salient point is while Mr.Phillps presents what is frequently called a “negative option”, the misinterpretation by many is a ban. It is instructive to understand how people will interpret.

    Anytime you turn the switch ON or OFF, and people must then make application to reverse the switch, it is rarely greeted warmly. Even if it is “the right thing to do”. Communications firms were once famous for adding features to customers monthly bill, whereby they had to contact the provider to decline.

    A few weeks ago, on the proposal of a flat 10% business tax, one interpretation was it was a consumption tax, which he refuted. Another example of interpretation.

    After some interesting statements, like “Spouses who watch porn normally destroy their marriages” for which I can find no scientific proof, other than porn watching doesn’t make the top 10 reason for marital breakdown, he goes on to label those who viewed it differently to him as “addicts….who need help”.

    While I personally congratulate Mr.Phillips for entering the political arena, and hold out great hope for his success; politics can be a nasty environment, one must learn to ignore upon occasion. It certainly isn’t recommended one clearly state how to “get under your skin”. There is a certain tone of “superior arrogance” which is portrayed, at least via the written word. And given by his own admission, he had to read an IMF document in 2015, to get a deeper appreciation for the state of affairs on the 166 sq.mile place he calls home; we know at least some topics are not within his natural grasp. Which is normal, we all cannot be an expert at everything.

    I wish him the best.

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  • “Campaigning requires plenty of finances and it would be foolish of those persons to fish in dry ponds,” because the traditional political parties use government resources (taxes) to more or less finance their popularity and campaign expenses, while using campaign funds to finance shiite such as:

    1) entertainment at political meetings where Bajan calypsonions & Jamaican dub artiste sing a lotta shiite, hoping to attract the youth;
    2) movie type display screens at “mass meetings;” bill boards and other election paraphernalia.
    3) the buying of votes through disbursement of funds; largess such as iPads, laptop computers, tablets; or paying utility bills;
    4) other activities to solicit votes (e.g. sponsoring night cricket and football tournaments ONLY near election time);

    Similarly to how some contributors often advance the suggestion that business owners should offer their employees shares so they could be part owners of the business, why can’t political parties embrace the “broad masses” (Uh borr dah from the PDP) in each constituency, not for people like CCC or Angela “AC” Skeete to provide“yard-fowl services,” but to participate in fund raising and other activities for community development.

    The campaign funds could also be used, for example, to finance the Constituency Councils in assisting the same poor people politicians pledge to assist during the “silly season,” rather than use the funds for shiite or to use as the basis for a rich financier to call in a favour.

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  • Vincent, Well Well, Angela, Enuff, and Artax: I confirm that we have not sought any campaign financing from any person or company. We certainly do not charge anyone to hear any of our candidates. That dinner event had nothing to do with us.

    Please stop spreading rumours. If you want any information, why not simply ask like normal adults?

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