So I hear that Judges rejected Operation Ore’s appeal. Sad news, but not unexpected ones, for the implications of a different decision would be immense, both in National embarrassment and possible libel damages. But I’ll pretend that I trust the “The Establishment’s Judicial System”, and say that I find this decision fair and just. This means that the Operation Ore was executed in Britain in a flawless manner, thus prosecuting ONLY those that deserved prosecution. I got the following from Wikipedia, by searching for Operation Avalanche and Operation Ore: Operation Avalanche was a major US investigation of child pornography on the Internet launched in 1999 after the arrest and conviction of Thomas and Janice Reedy, who operated an Internet pornography business called Landslide Productions in Fort Worth, Texas It was made public in early August 2001 at the end of Operation Avalanche, that one hundred arrests were made out of 144 suspects. It was followed in the United Kingdom by Operation Ore, in Canada by Operation Snowball and other operations worldwide. The FBI also passed identities from the Landslide database to the police organizations of other countries, including 7,272 names to the UK. Operation Ore was a British police operation that commenced in 1999 following information received from US law enforcement, which was intended to prosecute thousands of users of a website reportedly featuring child pornography. In the United Kingdom, it led to 7,250 suspects identified, 4,283 homes searched, 3,744 arrests, 1,848 charged, 1,451 convictions, 493 cautioned and 140 children removed from suspected dangerous situations and an estimated 39 suicides. Operation Ore succeeded the similar crackdown in the United States, called Operation Avalanche, though in the US only 100 people were charged from the 35,000 US access records available. Now let’s look at the numbers, extracted from the above information: Per capita, the number of people who were identified as accessing a website reportedly featuring child pornography, is similar for both the UK and US: 0,011%. However it seems that the UK, although it has less 250.000.000 people, it has 50 times more suspects than the US, 37 times more arrests and 18 times more charges. What can we extract from all this? Either the US Police (FBI) is incompetent or the UK has a VERY SERIOUS sociological problem. Apparently something is driving its citizens into seeking child-porn more than any other country of the civilized world. The figures say that, proportionally, it’s a scandal. Someone should alert the authorities of this evil disease that’s eating away the heart of the Nation.Update: Of course there could be a third option, besides those of FBI's incompetence and UK's sociological plague, and that would be that the UK numbers are completely wrong and exaggerated, meaning that Operation Ore wasn’t that flawless after all. But that would mean that we would have to doubt some decisions from the British Judicial System, wouldn’t we?