I concur with the above posts that it is likely a default setting in a content filter application. I doubt if it is the company themselves making a statement. I would recommend that you send a letter stating that you tried to access (list of sites) and found them blocked. Then state why they should not be blocked and ask that they fix this.
I would reserve the threat of going elsewhere until you get their response, as they may agree with you.
@all, as a point of reference, restricting speech as a convenience or tool is NOT limited to the left or liberals.
Its called selective censorship and is nothing new.
Even this forum restricts what you can say or what you can post.
I would not be a customer of that establishment and ensure that management new why.
Plenty of places to get coffee!
The dell taco near me is the same way. Dc categorized as weapons? C'mon! I submitted it for review along with a complaint and will wait to see what happens. As if the food wasn't enough of a deterrent not to return....
Their Wifi their rules ........... kind of like here.
Guys, the 1st Amendment applies between citizens and their government. It doesn't apply to private property. If I'm on your property and say something you don't like, you have every right to ask me to leave - that has absolutely nothing to do with the 1A.
This board is private property. The owner(s) have the right to specify what material is and is not suitable. And, they/we can delete inappropriate material without violating the 1A.
It's not QKS's error that's the concern (we should all be willing to make mistakes publicly, so that we can learn new things. Learning is good.), it was the vitriol targeted towards an outgroup combined with the error that was the concern. Mistargeted vitriol makes the world a worse place.
First of all I see no error in QKShooter's comments. He expressed an opinion that many of us agree with and gave some pertinent advice. Even if you disagree with his opinion, I don't see that anything he said is of a vitriol nature.
If you are offended by the coffee shop, talk to the manager, if you get no satisfaction from that, take your business elsewhere.
I see nothing vitriol about any of that.
I'm having a similar issue with my Regions Bank. Some guys open carried, purportedly upset some customers so they put up a no guns notice. I have access to 9 banks in my area; two are Regions Banks and they are the only two that are posted. I have to decide whether I continue to do business with Regions or switch banks; I'm likely going to talk to the manager and if he refuses to remove the sign, I'll take my business elsewhere.