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If a Bin Laden supporter posted...

Post by mannythehamster » Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:04 am

...how would you react?

Not someone who tried to force their beliefs on others, just someone who was clearly spoken about their own.
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Post by Justin-X » Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:12 am

Well, is it a good thing to demolish skyscrapers and kill lots of people?

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Post by romans1423 » Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:22 am

No, no it isn't. However, people have every right (at least in America) to free speech, so they are free to support whomever they wish. However, on here, where civil rights are defined by what the admins and mods allow (and rightly so), they may not receive such a free reception.,

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Post by fumbalah » Sun Oct 03, 2004 3:42 am

I would probably not be happy at all, but I guess free speech is free speech

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Post by smithy_dll » Sun Oct 03, 2004 4:32 am

fumbalah wrote: I would probably not be happy at all, but I guess free speech is free speech


actually there is no such thing on private property, while the internet is public and not bound by any specific international laws, just rulings of ICANN,

so anyone can put a server up and they have `free speech`, which is infact much freer that free speech guaranteed by the US constituion, but the content posted is bound by the rules of the country the poster is in.

However other peoples websites are private property and free speech does not exist and thus they can do anything they want. It's not as if in real life you want walk onto someone elses property uninvited and spray paint propaganda all over their house and expect to get away with it.

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Post by Muas » Sun Oct 03, 2004 4:36 am

I have no problem with people believing whatever they believe, and since I'm not paying for the bandwith on this site, I have no problem with people voicing their views, no matter how different from mine.

I'm indifferent to 9/11 as a whole, as I am indifferent to Americans bombing Iraqi houses.

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Post by TC » Sun Oct 03, 2004 4:43 am

it would be refreshing to hear from "the source" as opposed to mangled news talking heads telling us what millions of people believe. such broad sweeping statements tend to raise a flag with me, just like the words "always" and "never" in a T/F quiz...
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Re: If a Bin Laden supporter posted...

Post by Pezzoni » Sun Oct 03, 2004 4:59 pm

I would be fine with it, they are entitled to voice their opinion. (And would probably come up with some good points)

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Post by .Darren » Sun Oct 03, 2004 5:13 pm

I would be fine with it. Its called free speech.

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Post by revsorg » Sun Oct 03, 2004 6:31 pm

If it is on one of my websites and someone posts a point of view I fundamentally disagree with and that I find distasteful then I tend to delete the comments, unless they are very carefully thought through and are definitely not spam, and the person is willing to engage in an educated debate.

For example, I don't let racist people have airtime on my websites.

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Post by ZoliveR » Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:13 pm

Free speech is good but there are limit. The limit can vary on many of us, but mainly racism, violence, pedophilic, pornography and pro-terrorism speech is banned into my board
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free speech

Post by jpjones » Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:41 pm

free speech is one of the freedoms, certain people in power would like to see go away. I am starting a new forum board based on your right to free speech. [SPAM*]
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Re: free speech

Post by smithy_dll » Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:43 pm

jpjones wrote: free speech is one of the freedoms, certain people in power would like to see go away. I am starting a new forum board based on your right to free speech. [SPAM*]


you cannot maintain it, and SPAM, free speech cannot be guaranteed or maintained online, no matter how much you would like to,

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free speech....

Post by jpjones » Mon Oct 04, 2004 4:17 pm

My apologies for the "spam". So we can use our signature to promote a site? as I've seen in this forum? thank you.
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Post by AlleyKat » Mon Oct 04, 2004 8:33 pm

jpjones > yep to a limit - see the links in TC's sig. :)
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