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June 30, 2005

"A disturbing reminder of the world we live in."

Last night I was looking through the IP log.

Usually this is a lot of fun because it gives me an opportunity to see how people arrived, if they followed a link, etc. If they used a search, a la Google or MSN, I can see the words they typed in the search field and this always leads to few chuckles. As an example last night I noticed two entries on building lightsabers.

Then I found one that was anything but funny: Someone came to the website after doing a search for something involving young boys.

It was a pretty grim moment when I read it. I stopped and read it a couple of times to make sure what I was reading was correct. (I'm loathe to type the actual words because this is the only time I've received traffic like this and I don't want to see anymore of it.) Unfortunately the words are pretty clear as was the intent.

The IP address, 24.51.***.***, is now on my permanant ban list. Unfortunately just doing a search falls outside of the National Watchdog website's actionable offenses so there isn't any real "crime" to report.

I've always been careful what I post here in regards to Jack. I'm very selective which pictures I post and what's in them. Even then I knew that eventually something like this would happen. Mercifully, as grim as it is, it's not as bad as I expected.

This is a glaring reminder of the world we raise our children in today. I also am at a loss for words to express the rage that this brings up in me. Adults preying on children is the sort of thing that I'm convinced should be a capitol offense. Most of the parents I know agree.

Our son depends on us to keep him from harm just as much now as over the last year. Unfortunately as he grows older the dangers to him come in far more disturbing form.

Posted by Jim at June 30, 2005 06:15 AM


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