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sm62704's Journal: Where did all the predators come from?

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This piece of spam just arrived in my inbox:

Subject: Mark wants to meet your children

Mark is a 32 year old man that pretends to be 13 years old in order to lure children on the Internet to talk to him.

Mark is what is known as an Internet predator, and he is very dangerous!

Fact: 1 out of 5 children who use the Internet has been contacted by an Internet predator at least once!

Fact: Parents can protect their children by using an Internet monitoring software tool!

Very nice timing coming on the heels of the Foley scandal, when congressional perverts like Foley and his fellow co-conspirators from Illinois are still on the front page.

Of course, like terrorism, the media has hyped the internet predator all out of proportion; my kids were 10 and 12 when we first got on the internet. They're grown now, neither one of them were the "one in five" numbers the the spammers pulled from a dark dirty orifice.

I'm wondering, which is the worse "internet predator" problem: perverts preying on children, or spammers preying on morons?

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Where did all the predators come from?

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