Twitter, Facebook rants land some in jail

Twitter, Facebook rants land some in jail

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    Twitter, Facebook rants land some in jail

    Here is a link to the story, in the UK and coming to the US as soon as the PC political apponitees can right the laws:

    In UK, Twitter, Facebook rants land some in jail - New York News | NYC Breaking News


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    Frightening, to say the least.

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    Very interesting article. I think we can all agree that those examples they cited are offensive, some very offensive but it's the typical "slippery slope".

    Who decides what is offensive, that's very subjective. Some people find almost everything offensive, others read it and actually agree. Unless there's a credible direct threat to someone it shouldn't be censored.

    I don't know if this will ever become law because we have the First Amendment but a lot of things are happening that I never thought could happen here.
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    We are already self censoring in the media. Remember how no paper would print the Mohammed cartoons? Or Youtube taking down the "offensive" Mohamed trailer? PC has already run amok.
    I'd rather be lucky than good any day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    Very interesting article. I think we can all agree that those examples they cited are offensive, some very offensive but it's the typical "slippery slope".

    Who decides what is offensive, that's very subjective. Some people find almost everything offensive, others read it and actually agree. Unless there's a credible direct threat to someone it shouldn't be censored.

    I don't know if this will ever become law because we have the First Amendment but a lot of things are happening that I never thought could happen here.
    I found it be interesting too, for lack of better words. I actually found it to be quite scary and were it to happen here, I'd consider it treading on my rights.
    "Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God." - Benjamin Franklin
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    Obviously there is no First Amendment in the Magna Carta.
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    The USA has the First Amendment. End of story.


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    Oh, I love this line:

    It and related laws were intended to deal with hate mail or menacing phone calls to individuals, but they are being used to prosecute in cases where there seems to be no individual victim — and often no direct threat.

    Can everybody sing...
    Feelings... nothing more than Feelings

    And, Rock.... we got a 2nd amendment, too.... kinda... sorta... no "end of story" there, either...
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

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