The first library-hosted Tor node in the U.S. is to be reactivated, after a public meeting on Tuesday at the Kilton Public Library in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, in which area residents expressed support for the Board of Trustees and the Tor system. The Library had also conducted surveys which indicated strong support from both residents and non-residents alike.
The node had been set up as part of the Library Freedom Project's pilot program, following a unanimous decision by the Board in June; however, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security had apparently contacted City officials and law enforcement, informing them that (FTA) "Tor sometimes is used by criminals to distribute child pornography or illegal drugs, among other abuses." After discussion with the Town, the Board had suspended the relay, pending discussion at Tuesday's public meeting.
City officials insisted that they had not intended to force the Board into a particular decision, but rather intended to educate the public about their concerns.
The Board Chair, Francis Oscadal, was quoted as saying, "I could vote in favor of the good ... or I could vote against the bad. I'd rather vote for the good because there is value to this."
See also: Concord Monitor .
A non-comprehensive list of things that people have used to transport illegal recreational drugs - and I'm limiting myself just to people that I've met personally:
- a Bible- a prosthetic leg- a toy monkey- a vagina
By the logic that DHS is applying here, they should all be banned, too.
VAGINAS should never, ever be banned.
Well maybe during certain times, but that is it. PERIOD!
And i am unanimous in that!
they probably would if they could. -_-
Well, some of the people who wouldn't ever ban item 1 seem pretty desperate to ban most uses of item 4.
Recreational use of #4 is banned but medicinal (reproductive) is fine.
In the last article, someone pointed out that criminals are known to use air. All the air on earth should be bottled and shipped to Mars to prevent criminals using air!