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Posted: Aug 23, 2019 - 11:42am



 miamizsun wrote:


i may need a moment to reflect
 

No I was being interposed if not outright rhetorical...
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Posted: Aug 23, 2019 - 10:46am

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In the humble best of your self projected outwardly and without fear or prejudice...
 

i may need a moment to reflect
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Posted: Aug 23, 2019 - 8:05am



 miamizsun wrote:
a little perspective on free speech

where's my safe space!!!

 
In the humble best of your self; projected outwardly and without fear or prejudice...

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Posted: Aug 23, 2019 - 5:00am

a little perspective on free speech

where's my safe space!!!

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Posted: Jul 30, 2019 - 2:26pm

Section 230 Is the Internet's First Amendment. Now Both Republicans and Democrats Want To Take It Away.

From Josh Hawley to Kamala Harris, online free speech is under attack.


At the end of the day, a diverse array of values and causes has space to coexist, and no faction gets to dictate the terms by which the entire internet has to play. It isn't always perfectly comfortable, but online, there is room for everyone.

In the digital realm, that freedom is only possible because of a decades-old provision of the Communications Decency Act, known as Section 230. Signed into law by President Bill Clinton, when both Democrats and Republicans were mostly worried about online indecency, it has enabled the internet to flourish as a cultural and economic force.

Widely misunderstood and widely misinterpreted, often by those with political ambitions and agendas, Section 230 is, at its core, about making the internet safe for both innovation and individual free speech. It is the internet's First Amendment—possibly better. And it is increasingly threatened by the illiberal right and the regressive left, both of which are now arguing that Section 230 gives tech industry giants unfair legal protection while enabling political bias and offensive speech.



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Posted: Jul 7, 2019 - 8:34am

Shit, piss, f*ck, c*nt, cocksucker, motherfucker and tits. George Carlin.
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Posted: Apr 17, 2019 - 4:34am

does the eu/france want to censor internet and/or internet archive content?

say what?

sounds like something russia would do

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Posted: Feb 5, 2019 - 5:30pm

‘Combating BDS Act’ passes Senate, 77-23, as Dem presidential hopefuls vote No, and Paul slams ‘paranoia’ of ‘the lobby’





the irony
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Posted: Jan 10, 2019 - 3:10pm

Marco Rubio and His Colleagues Need a Refresher on the First Amendment
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Posted: Dec 19, 2018 - 11:24am

A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States — so She Lost Her Job

Curbing Speech in the Name of Helping Israel
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Posted: Sep 7, 2018 - 8:30am

This guy has helped me a lot.....
 

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Posted: Aug 31, 2018 - 3:52pm



The Importance of Uncomfortable Conversations

Uncensored author and new college grad Zachary R. Wood explains why his generation is so scared of viewpoint diversity.


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Posted: Aug 23, 2018 - 6:14am

licensed speech...

who decides?

we want justice!

She Posted Rap Lyrics to Remember a Dead Teen, So the U.K. Prosecuted Her for Hate Speech

Why all Americans should be thankful for the First Amendment

Prosecutors in Liverpool decided they were unable to charge anybody in the death of Frankie Murphy when the 13-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car while riding his bike back in 2016.

But prosecutors did charge and convict a young woman who posted rap lyrics on Instagram in Murphy's memory, because they included the n-word.

Chelsea Russell, 19, posted lyrics to a song by the Detroit rapper Snap Dogg (no, not Snoop Dogg) on the bio of her Instagram account to pay tribute to Murphy. The song, "I'm Trippin'," released in 2016, is heavy on killing snitches and waving guns around and it has lots of use of the n-word. It's the type of song that people point to when they say they don't like rap music because it's too violent.




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Posted: Aug 9, 2018 - 10:46am



both humorous and educational
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Posted: May 30, 2018 - 1:55pm

How Trump’s Pressure Influenced the NFL to Change Its Anthem Rules (WSJ)
Depositions in Kaepernick’s grievance indicate Donald Trump’s criticism of player protests prompted league to shift stance
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Posted: May 26, 2018 - 12:56pm

The NFL Panders to Trump
By surrendering to the president, the league continues to throw its players under the bus
(...) The phrasing is quite Orwellian: "All team and league personnel on the field shall stand and show respect for the flag and Anthem." This language belies what Goodell declared in a statement announcing the new rules: "It is unfortunate that on-field protests created a false perception among many that thousands of NFL players were unpatriotic. This is not and was never the case." That perception was not a result of the protests; the president and others who deliberately sought to mask authoritarianism with empty performances of allegiance created it. In a Fox News interview on Thursday morning, Trump said, "I don't think people should be staying in locker rooms, but still I think it's good. You have to stand – proudly – for the national anthem or you shouldn't be playing, you shouldn't be there, maybe you shouldn't be in the country."

And why does the league fall for this? One main concern appears to be the maintenance of the military marketing that has become endemic to every American sporting event. The defense of the pregame (and at times, in-game) pageantry is most understandable within the context of the seemingly irreversible change the country has undergone in the last several years. The Stars and Stripes, already lending its colors to three major-league insignias, has itself become a sports logo for a good reason. Patriotism, or what we too often mistake for it, is now a marketable commodity for teams and leagues. To understand what is happening in the NFL right now, you have to go back to the fear mongering that emerged after September 11th, 2001.

As ESPN journalist and author Howard Bryant notes in his forthcoming book The Heritage, the nexus of the military and law enforcement "has rarely been framed as a political response to perhaps the worst day in modern American history" – yet it is unavoidably political. The sports world, he writes, "embraced jingoism in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks but was unequipped to deal with complexity at home. It was easy to throw the word patriotism around but not quite so easy to tell just who the heroes really were." To boot, there were and still are social penalties assessed for not adhering to the new script. Heaven forbid a fan tries to kneel as a flag is unfurled over the length of a football field, or questions why the anthem is being played before a sporting event at all. (...)

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Posted: May 25, 2018 - 12:44pm

 sirdroseph wrote:
 R_P wrote:
I find that hard to believe, since any brand is sensitive to negative publicity. And nobody has produced quite the negativity (while cloaking themselves in 'patriotism') as Trump and Pence have (they do have somewhat high profiles and a media that reports every single word they say):

Trump turned the debate into a campaign issue , saying the NFL should fire any player who takes a knee during "The Star-Spangled Banner." The NFL hasn't gone that far, but Kaepernick and Reid believe they are being singled out as leaders in the movement.

Both have filed collusion grievances against the NFL .

There was no immediate comment from Trump on the new policy, but Vice President Mike Pence called it "a win for the fans, a win for (Trump), and a win for America." Last season, Pence walked out of game at Indianapolis after some players kneeled during the anthem.

"Americans can once again come together around what unites us — our flag, our military, and our National Anthem. Thank you NFL," Pence tweeted, adding the hashtag "ProudToStand."

 
Again, if it wasn't costing them money. They really don't care.
 
Ultimately the bottom line is always money. But many things can affect it.
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Posted: May 25, 2018 - 12:31pm

 R_P wrote:

I find that hard to believe, since any brand is sensitive to negative publicity. And nobody has produced quite the negativity (while cloaking themselves in 'patriotism') as Trump and Pence have (they do have somewhat high profiles and a media that reports every single word they say):

Trump turned the debate into a campaign issue , saying the NFL should fire any player who takes a knee during "The Star-Spangled Banner." The NFL hasn't gone that far, but Kaepernick and Reid believe they are being singled out as leaders in the movement.

Both have filed collusion grievances against the NFL .

There was no immediate comment from Trump on the new policy, but Vice President Mike Pence called it "a win for the fans, a win for (Trump), and a win for America." Last season, Pence walked out of game at Indianapolis after some players kneeled during the anthem.

"Americans can once again come together around what unites us — our flag, our military, and our National Anthem. Thank you NFL," Pence tweeted, adding the hashtag "ProudToStand."



 




Again, if it wasn't costing them money. They really don't care.
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Posted: May 25, 2018 - 12:21pm

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(...) the NFL does not give a rats ass what Trump or anybody else other than paying customers think. (...)
 
I find that hard to believe, since any brand is sensitive to negative publicity. And nobody has produced quite the negativity (while cloaking themselves in 'patriotism') as Trump and Pence have (they do have somewhat high profiles and a media that reports every single word they say):

Trump turned the debate into a campaign issue , saying the NFL should fire any player who takes a knee during "The Star-Spangled Banner." The NFL hasn't gone that far, but Kaepernick and Reid believe they are being singled out as leaders in the movement.

Both have filed collusion grievances against the NFL .

There was no immediate comment from Trump on the new policy, but Vice President Mike Pence called it "a win for the fans, a win for (Trump), and a win for America." Last season, Pence walked out of game at Indianapolis after some players kneeled during the anthem.

"Americans can once again come together around what unites us — our flag, our military, and our National Anthem. Thank you NFL," Pence tweeted, adding the hashtag "ProudToStand."


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