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Blogging Declared Illegal in States

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BLOGGING TIMES: April 1st, 2005: Blogging was declared an illegal activity in the United States and was banned in any form. Millions of bloggers have opposed the ban and taken to streets…er… to blogging. Thousands of bloggers were arrested and put in jail as a result of directly opposing the ban. Our reports say, states are running out of jail space. Some of the bloggers were released when they agreed to handover their computers as bail.

When a government spokesman was asked about the reason for banning blogs, he said, “It is a criminal waste of time that can be otherwise used for being with one’s family. About 23 billion hours were wasted in the year of ‘blog’, 2004. We are declaring blogging illegal and banning further use.” Our correspondent reminded the spokesman about violation of ‘Freedom of Speech’ by banning blogs. Spokesman replied “We are in process of amending that right!”

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About Harish Keshwani

  • Funny – close to the truth in some countries.

    check yr grammar, mate

  • Viv

    And according to the latest flash, police and the airforce shot and bombed the protestors.But the bloggers managed to blog their way into them and a large number of police and airforce personnel have defected to the blogger’s camp.Of late reports have leaked of a possible compromise.The proposal is that the bloggers may be required to blog a 100 billion hours over the next one year as penalty or imposition.

  • (groans) Come over here so I can slap you! 🙂

  • They’ll get me off my blog when they pry my cold, dead fingers off the keyboard. Nyah!

  • I think that this is a joke of the april 1 fool day, hehehe…

  • Thats’ too bad for you yanks. Up here in Canada the government has gone in a different direction and is actually paying Canadians to blog like crazy.

  • It is scary! My April fool day’s joke seems to be turning into a reality.Read this post on Slashdot:


  • Eric Olsen

    thanks BizO, this “registration” business gives me a little different perspetive on why gun people get all freaked out about registration, licensing, etc.

    A very strange detour for campaign finance reform, and another ramification of blogs becoming businesses

    Our Justene has more on SF action here

  • The Gaijin Biker had a different take on this prospective registration:

    …much as I would love to catch Democrats cracking down on free speech, my own first-hand research (i.e., actually reading the darned thing) suggests that Messrs. Jacobs and Bassik have clearly misrepresented its impact.

    G.B. does point out that MSM commentary is specifically excluded, and blogs with unique visitors numbering 500 or more in any 90-day period would need to worry about this, and that very few bloggers would be affected. Also, it is not $1000 of all blog-related costs, but only those associated with “Electioneering Communications.”

    …if your blog has 50 posts about your pet cat Snuffles and one post urging readers to vote for Mr. Smith, some sort of pro rata assessment of site costs would seem to be appropriate