1. #2841
    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Amadeus View Post
    I do understand it, but no there are limits to what you can or can't print, you absolutely can not Print anything you want there are always limits. Yes I understand a private company can banned anything they want but so too can the government. There are limits such as liability, but there are criminal.
    No the govt cannot ban anything they want.

    sigh.
    Buh Byeeeeeeeeeeee !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan15 View Post
    No the govt cannot ban anything they want.

    sigh.
    They can if they have enough members of the supreme court willing to shill for them..

  3. #2843
    Quote Originally Posted by docterfreeze View Post
    Bruh all of my posts in here have been about the the ability to post freely, parlor hasn't been brought up til very recently. idgaf about parlol it's gone now.

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    Yooo, is this the new and improved russian collusion nothingburger?

    Man its amazing how many people had you pegged so early on in this thread, you made it too easy.
    Buh Byeeeeeeeeeeee !!

  4. #2844
    Quote Originally Posted by postman1782 View Post
    I know this is pages old from today as I catch up, but Andy Ngo has already come out and said that there were no Antifa there in the Washington Examiner.

    But the fact they call a dumbass like this an "Antifa Expert" is fucking hilarious. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/w...-capitol-riots
    I think Tim Pool said the same? Those fucking rats at least have functional survival instincts lol. I wonder if their viewers will demand their hanging too.
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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.

  5. #2845
    Quote Originally Posted by Gestopft View Post
    True, but that said: there are significant issues with a small number of private for-profit companies being the de facto gatekeepers to the information and communication that such a vast swath of people interact with.

    well wikipedia has more visits then those huge for profit companies when it comes to "information".

    hell i would think technically they are #1 since youtube traffic, i mean really how much of their video's are the "information" you speak vs entertainment? I'd probably say 85/15%?

    How much of google search is relative to this information vs entertainment? Maybe 50/50?
    Buh Byeeeeeeeeeeee !!

  6. #2846
    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Amadeus View Post
    I do understand it, but no there are limits to what you can or can't print, you absolutely can not Print anything you want there are always limits. Yes I understand a private company can banned anything they want but so too can the government. There are limits such as liability, but there are criminal.
    The functional limit on what you can print is what the newspaper is willing to let you print. Because they're commercial enterprises beholden to advertisers, shareholders, and sometimes CEOs/owners with a strong political agenda.

    If you're talking about being arrested for something you print - in the US that'd either come under incitement or obscenity. The US is notoriously lax on the concept of incitement, that's why hate groups can get away with so much there, basically unless you literally call on people to murder a specific person you'll probably get off. It's pretty ridiculous really. Obscenity on the other hand ended up strictly enforced due to conservative moral crusading in the late 20th Century - and conservative SC justices were happy to waive any First Amendment concerns, see eg "FCC v. Pacifica".

    So in America you can chant "throw the Jews in the ovens" all you want, but god help you if you say "fuck".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gestopft View Post
    True, but that said: there are significant issues with a small number of private for-profit companies being the de facto gatekeepers to the information and communication that such a vast swath of people interact with.
    Are you suggesting that billion-dollar corporations running effective monopolies or cartels with lax cross-media ownership laws is a bad thing? Or the media being in the hands of big business who are accountable only to the profit incentive and the whims of their executives and owners, and not to the truth or the people? Or that the government has a role to play in regulating free enterprise?

    You must be a Communist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Amadeus View Post
    A book where you openly plot to kill someone or admit you did like OJ can be dropped like a hit potato.
    That book was dropped solely because the company planning to print it calculated that it'd do more damage to their brand than it would make in sales profiteering off the scandal.

    Nothing stopping its publication legally, however depending on the laws of the state it's possible that OJ himself couldn't share in the profits due to "proceeds of crime" laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egomaniac View Post
    Not quite the same thing but:
    And once again Chuck Tingle steals the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docterfreeze View Post
    People outside the US don't know who Yang is unless they're way too invested in US politics.
    I'm outside the US and I know who Yang is. The latter may apply to me though. We watch your politics like it's a trashy reality TV show. Or maybe post-apocalyptic sci fi.
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    It is a fact, not just something I made up.

  7. #2847
    https://www.thecut.com/2021/01/rep-j...tol-riots.html

    Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has tested positive now, and this is likely the second case to come from Republican members of Congress refusing to wear their masks before the insurrection and those that continued to flout the rules afterwards.

    If more test positive every member that refused to wear their mask or flouted the rules should be expelled from Congress. This isn't a fuckin game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan15 View Post
    No the govt cannot ban anything they want.

    sigh.
    Technically they can, though it might require a constitutional amendment, or a ruling from the SCOTUS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan15 View Post
    Man its amazing how many people had you pegged so early on in this thread, you made it too easy.
    When it's the same handful of posters with tens of thousands of posts posting the same opinions for thousands of pages you guys should be masters at spotting an outsider by now.
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    Joe who?

  10. #2850
    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.thecut.com/2021/01/rep-j...tol-riots.html

    Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has tested positive now, and this is likely the second case to come from Republican members of Congress refusing to wear their masks before the insurrection and those that continued to flout the rules afterwards.

    If more test positive every member that refused to wear their mask or flouted the rules should be expelled from Congress. This isn't a fuckin game.
    Doubt it will happen, too many have treated it like a game and amazingly not all of them are Republicans either, cough Newsom(he is my governor). All these fuckheads are why it is so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.thecut.com/2021/01/rep-j...tol-riots.html

    Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has tested positive now, and this is likely the second case to come from Republican members of Congress refusing to wear their masks before the insurrection and those that continued to flout the rules afterwards.

    If more test positive every member that refused to wear their mask or flouted the rules should be expelled from Congress. This isn't a fuckin game.
    So expel democracy? This 2nd coup?

  12. #2852
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    So expel democracy? This 2nd coup?
    I'm curious.

    Are you saying if a congressman pulls a gun on the floor and shoots another congressman in the face, killing them, they should face absolutely no consequences as they are "elected"?

    Is that what you are saying?

    Because willfully spreading a deadly pathogen to others is basically the same.
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    It doesnt destroy the land to bury styrofoam 25 feet below the ground
    Today Obama once again kneeled at the altar of environmental naziism and hurt this once great country. He has now banned all drilling in the Atlantic Ocean

  13. #2853
    Quote Originally Posted by Rozz View Post
    How did they get access to the memo? Sounds like someone really wanted to go job hunting over this, even though they're professional snakes that dance for money.
    For all we know, the company may have decided to leak it to cover their asses.

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    It's been really fucking fascinating watching Cons shift gears into wanting Big Government to control the operation of private business because catering to them being hateful fuckheads is a monetary liability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xyonai View Post
    It's been really fucking fascinating watching Cons shift gears into wanting Big Government to control the operation of private business because catering to them being hateful fuckheads is a monetary liability.
    It isn't just that, they are calling for a communist seizure and control of the platforms, forcing these companies to host hateful rhetoric.

    I thought they hated communism?

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    Side comment but If a patriots army beating, with the American flag, a cop to death, doesn't make you realize what fascism is and how works nothing will

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    Quote Originally Posted by postman1782 View Post
    It isn't just that, they are calling for a communist seizure and control of the platforms, forcing these companies to host hateful rhetoric.

    I thought they hated communism?
    man it's almost like they don't actually believe in anything beyond whatever lets them stay in charge.

  18. #2858
    Quote Originally Posted by Xyonai View Post
    man it's almost like they don't actually believe in anything beyond whatever lets them stay in charge.
    Yep, people that have been defending Trump since 2012, don't actually understand ANYTHING of what they are saying.

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    me everytime someone uses communist, socialist, marxist and anarchist incorrectly :


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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Nationalize MMO-C and force it to keep all posts.
    Would that mean we get paid?

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