How do you like that? Evo censored the thread!!?? What was so awful about what was being said? Evo, lighten up - don't treat us like children, and don't go abusing your position by stopping conversations you don't like.
Polly said:I second that!! And it was a scintilating and energetic discussion too. Locking it would just show some of us cannot handle the truth. And truth, however unpalatable it is, is always the basis of all progress and solution. Without it we are just kidding ourselves. So give me truth, or give me .... hunger :tongue2: .
the number 42 said:http://freewebhosting.hostdepartment.com/t/tomyum/local_html/netWatchdog.html [Broken]
My understanding was that this was to ensure that the US government could control the internet so that material from the US could not be blocked by countries not wanting this material. Sounds like some bunch of do-gooders have got their hands on the technology in a bid for global modesty. But can anyone enlighten me on this issue? The Global Internet Freedom Act didn't get much publicity on this side of the Atlantic.
Grogs said:I suspect that particular bill died in committee.
the number 42 said:Any idea who is responsible for pixellating suspected porn on American people's behalf? In the UK we call this sort of government overprotectionism the Nanny State in action.
So now the murdering of civil rights activists proves that democracy is tough and can survive horrible rights violations. No, it means that Democracy died a long time ago, and what we have now is a steaming pile of crap that has a history of being very undemocratic. Do you see what I'm saying? The fact that we call our government a democracy after all those horrible events means nothing! The very fact that they occured proves that it is not deserving of the name Democracy in the first place!!selfAdjoint said:I think democracy is tougher than that. It has outlasted murderous attacks on free speech like the gunning down of Brann the Iconoclast on the streets of Waco, the murder of the civil rights activists, and for that matter a hundred years of Jum Crow and lynchings. Your quotation of Pax quaetitur bello is apt. Liberty like peace is always an ongoing struggle.
SOS2008 said:I've thought I would get bumper stickers too that express my view. But I won't (anymore than I will openly discuss my political views) because it would adversely effect my relation with all these people around me, and quite frankly I wonder if I might find my tires slashed. If I can feel this way, even fear, what does this say about the direction America has gone?
loseyourname said:Up here in the bay area, I wouldn't dare publicly express a conservative opinion. A pro-Bush bumper sticker would get me crucified.
You have been issued a warning. That thread was out of control. If you have a problem with it, you can pm me.the number 42 said:How do you like that? Evo censored the thread!!?? What was so awful about what was being said? Evo, lighten up - don't treat us like children, and don't go abusing your position by stopping conversations you don't like.