Frightening, to say the least.
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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
In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress. -- John Adams
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Frightening, to say the least.
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.
It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
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
There's nothing that will change someone's moral outlook quicker than cash in large sums.
Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.
"Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God." - Benjamin Franklin
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn." - C.S. Lewis
Obviously there is no First Amendment in the Magna Carta.
Retired USAF E-8. Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
The USA has the First Amendment. End of story.
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"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
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...
It could be worse!