That is scary stuff
The title is part of a Tweet sent to me yesterday when I passed on a news article. The relationship between the days search terms and the news article in question will become obvious as we move through this article. Here is a selection of the search terms for the day.
There were a couple that worried me, the first being, “would you be a sex slave“. I do hope they found the right articles: I see they found Would you prefer to be a Rinehart or a sex slave? but it doesn’t look like they found Illegal Immigration & Sexual Servitude. Pity, they may have learnt something.
To answer the question, no. Did you really think I would?
The “terrifying fictional nanny” bothered me a bit. Did they think I was terrifying? Our opposition party has recently been talking of subsiding nannies, but I think they were reading The Nanny State does not suit sick people. Yes, I agree, the nanny state can be a bit terrifying, but hardly fictional.
“submit intimate messages for partnership visa“? Yes, the answer is here, but they didn’t find it – that article would be Salacious Text Messages.
Right under that is a search term that saddened me: “tired of wife visa“. I can only guess, but I believe the searcher is tired of waiting for his wife’s visa. Whether it is a partner visa I don’t know, but I think it probably is, based on similar search terms that lead people to this site. I hope he found something to encourage him to hang in there. We know how bad it was for us and I cannot imagine waiting as some have to for over three years (including an appeal). The stress would be horrendous.
Seventh from the bottom – and I am NOT typing it here to be indexed by the search engines – is the search term that really bothered me. How on earth did that find us? An on-line friend, Raincoaster, is researching a topic for her work closely aligned to that search term and I realise it is no wonder she is having trouble sleeping. A few days ago I read an article in The Age about the dark web. Quite disturbing really. I knew of the existence, of course, but had never really sat and contemplated the extensiveness.
Within this web, drugs and guns are bought and sold, hitmen advertise their services, hackers can be hired to attack an enemy’s computer and pornographic images to satisfy the most depraved tastes can be downloaded.
Where, I wonder, is our world really going….
Perhaps we could concentrate on cleaning up this dangerous aspect of our world and worry less about a few boat people. I wonder if either of our Australian political leaders even know the dark web exists. No votes in it, I suppose. Raincoaster estimates the dark web is at least 25% of the web, but qualifies her estimate as off-the-cuff. I would not be at all surprised if it were more. There is money to be made, after all.
The Tweet I used as the title read in full “ that is scary stuff ,the truth really is stranger than fiction.”
Yes, so often it is. Sadly.