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    In the old days, people were subjugated with fear. Now all we have to do is give them something scary and they subjugate themselves.

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    It would be extremely "sad" if someone accidentally threw a stone which by some sad miracle hit her head. I hate censorship

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nixx View Post
    Why would a globalist ever agree to help pull the UK out of the EU?
    All the pro-Brexit politicians crawled back into their holes, they know it's going to be a shit-show and would rather be out of the public eye.

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    Nationalism coupled with an enemy and the thought of "us vs them" at work. Enjoy, it worked out SO well last time a European country gave in to this shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logwyn View Post
    You don't completely understand how this whole internet thing works do you?
    Look up humor and sarcasm why dontcha.
    things worked out better than we had planned • now everything's ruined, yeah

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    It's stuff like this that's where overall majorities in parliament annoy me. The ruling party taking votes based on any number of issues as a mandate for all of their policies. Normally that wouldn't necessarily be so bad, but you end up with whipped votes, where the views of constituents don't even matter if the party leadership has decided it's something they really want to do.

    This strikes me as one of those times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowmelded View Post
    Thought the Tories were all about free markets?
    Thatcherites maybe, but even then that was never always the case. However the Thatcherites are not in charge of the party at the moment.

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    This is probably in response to the ransomware that impacted the NHS?

    Parliamentary system is different right? She already has the votes in parliament to do this? Not like the US were each of the 450+ congressmen vote however they want, leadership be damned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubcap View Post
    This is probably in response to the ransomware that impacted the NHS?
    Doubtful, more like pandering to Daily Mail readers with ineffectual anti-porn legislation.

    Parliamentary system is different right? She already has the votes in parliament to do this? Not like the US were each of the 450+ congressmen vote however they want, leadership be damned?
    We have our elections on 8th June, this is one of the policies they intend to implement if they get re-elected, which it looks like they will do.

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    the global leader in the regulation of the use of personal data and the internet
    this is something which needed to happen eons ago, it's disgusting that the current data protection act which is a one size fits all for the entire EU (which we are departing from thanks to Brexit) doesn't protect individuals rights properly. a new data protection act is currently being drafted for the EU which touches on this lightly, but it'll give us (Britain) the opportunity to actually crack down on companies misusing personal data.
    The Conservatives will also seek to regulate the kind of news that is posted online and how companies are paid for it. If elected, Theresa May will "take steps to protect the reliability and objectivity of information that is essential to our democracy" – and crack down on Facebook and Google to ensure that news companies get enough advertising money.
    this also is a good thing. making our entire news network BBC-esque, and having that 100% neutrality is a great thing. it would stop disgusting newspapers like the guardian and the daily mail from pushing nasty agendas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommi View Post
    Meh, let them try. Remember these people think the internet is magic tubes of magical magic.
    Yeah, it's almost like they haven't heard of VPN's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floopa View Post
    this is something which needed to happen eons ago, it's disgusting that the current data protection act which is a one size fits all for the entire EU (which we are departing from thanks to Brexit) doesn't protect individuals rights properly. a new data protection act is currently being drafted for the EU which touches on this lightly, but it'll give us (Britain) the opportunity to actually crack down on companies misusing personal data.

    this also is a good thing. making our entire news network BBC-esque, and having that 100% neutrality is a great thing. it would stop disgusting newspapers like the guardian and the daily mail from pushing nasty agendas.
    I am not sure if it really will help neutrality though. This kind of legislation can easily be abused, especially as the internet is replacing other news sources. I mean look over the pond where certain news is labelled 'fake' by the government - they can't stop it from being posted at this moment. Imagine that, coupled with the ability to remove anything that is labelled 'not objective'.
    Sure, there is a lot of spin and crap in the news media at the moment. But putting the power to cut out unwelcome information in the hands of people who came to power thanks to the spread of misinformation? Seems like a recipe for disaster to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Akaihiryuu View Post
    Yeah, it's almost like they haven't heard of VPN's.
    And neither have a lot of voters. It may not take the likes of us a lot of time to set up a VPN, but for a large segment of the population, that is likely 'too much work'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sydänyö View Post
    Look up humor and sarcasm why dontcha.
    Kettle meet Pot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hombregato View Post
    How is this different than Microsoft and IE? Microsoft defeated its competitors and was essentially the only game in town.
    Microsoft are a single entity who also controlled the operating system browsers were included with (or as the case was, WEREN'T included with).

    "The internet" is not a company. It's a medium through which news is delivered. There are multiple companies competing in the same space. The fact that print media can't compete with online media is no reason to hand out corporate welfare to an outdated industry. It's akin to taxing car manufacturers to subsidise the horse and buggy vendors because everyone uses cars now, i.e. bloody stupid.

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    I'm sure the Brexiteer shitlords are super happy about this. Kekekeke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teebone View Post
    In the old days, people were subjugated with fear. Now all we have to do is give them something scary and they subjugate themselves.
    It pretty much always worked like that.

    But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger
    -Goering

    Quote Originally Posted by Kalis View Post
    Doubtful, more like pandering to Daily Mail readers with ineffectual anti-porn legislation.
    How dare you slander conservatives like that?
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    Look Batman really isn't an accurate source by any means
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    It is a fact, not just something I made up.

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    'The laws would also force technology companies to delete anything that a person posted when they were under 18.'
    That part (which is in both sources) sounds especially insane. I do not think they will get far if they try to 'become "the global leader in the regulation of the use of personal data and the internet"' if that is what 'the manifesto claims'.
    And then there is 'work to encourage technology companies to build backdoors into their encrypted messaging services'.
    Did they learn nothing from the debakle that brought down the NHS with a virus just a few days ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel Tufnel View Post
    Isn't this a politics thread?
    More like a thread on human idiocy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeezy911 View Post
    Globalism.
    I wonder do you even know what this term means?

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    But remember guys, its EU and its laws that are oppressing the poor and oppressed British people In this case, with vile stuff like net neutrality.
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    These people are god damn retards.
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    Well I am winning because at this point you are in the race with yourself and have been from the beginning and you are trying to keep up with me.

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    I'm not sure they will. Older people don't really have a clue about these kind of things and will just ignore it.

    It's the same old pensioners who voted for Brexit while the young people who still have a full career life ahead of them are the ones who will have to suffer the burden of this foolish mistake.
    It's a shame then that all those younger people that supposedly wanted to remain in the EU couldn't even be arsed to go and vote. They could easily have changed the result, but were too lazy to even bother. They should be ashamed of themselves.

    Frankly I would make voting a legal requirement, with a hefty fine for anyone who doesn't vote without a solid reason. Though I would add an extra box to every ballot paper that says 'None of the above', and if that got the most votes all the listed candidates would be disqualified from standing again and a new election called.

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    It's just something proposed in their manifesto, who honestly thinks this will get any traction? They'd need the support of numerous businesses and countries to even make a noticeable dent. It's just another idea that will die in the committee stage and not even see a vote once they realise how much work it would take and how ineffectual it would be.

    Don't let reality get in the way of your pants-on-head stupid shit posting though, everyone. Shrodingers Manifesto, everything gets put into law and politicians never fulfill their manifesto pledges.

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