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  2. jbluhm86

    He Should Be Hung

    Police officers shouldn't perform extrajudicial killings of detained suspects of crimes. People shouldn't riot and loot as a response to said killing. The race of people shouldn't factor into #1 and #2. This shit isn't that hard to figure out.
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  4. jbluhm86

    Not on board with this one...

    Actually, I do find myself in agreement with Trump on this one. Here's why: The issue boils down to whether or not social media companies like Google, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc. are considered to be "platforms" or "publishers", and whether or not said companies are liable for the content of their users. Back in the early days of the internet, some people tried to sue message boards and other online social media companies for the opinions posted on there by their users. In response, Congress passed 47 U.S. Code § 230: Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material. This statue laid out protections for social media sites against litigation for what their users posted. The most important part of the statue, and the one that is at the heart of this executive orders, follows: (c) Protection for “Good Samaritan” blocking and screening of offensive material (1) Treatment of publisher or speaker No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. (2) Civil liability. No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be held liable on account of— (A) any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected; or (B) any action taken to enable or make available to information content providers or others the technical means to restrict access to material described in paragraph (1). Basically, what this states is that as long as social media companies make good faith efforts in restricting speech that is unreasonably "obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable", they are considered "platforms" by law and are protected against lawsuits for the content on their website. Publishers, on the other hand, are open to lawsuits for the content that they publish because they actively edit and curate the content they put out that either exceeds or is outside the scope of Section 230 - (C) 2. For example, papers like the NYT, WaPo, NYPost, etc. and news companies like ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, etc. are considered publishers because they actively curate the content that they print or put on the TV, and make a profit while doing so, so they are open to lawsuits for what they put out. What the Trump administration is alleging by this executive order - and I tend to agree with them on this point - is that platforms like Twitter, Google and Facebook are actively censoring users and content, mostly from conservatives and conservative viewpoints, outside of the scope laid out by Section 230. It has been demonstrated numerous times that these companies are actively censoring and editing out conservative viewpoints by practices like shadow banning, demonetizing, deletion and outright banning of certain users or user-generated content. This, theoretically, exceeds the scope of a speech "platform" and falls within the realm of being a "publisher". If so, that opens up Twitter, Facebook, Google, YouTube, etc, to billions of dollars worth of lawsuits about the content on their sites. So the Trump administration, by creating this executive order, is backing these companies into the proverbial corner and forcing them to make a choice. Are they platforms? If so, they have to cease censorship practices against conservatives and viewpoints that they themselves may not necessarily agree with. Or, they can declare themselves as publishers, in which case they are free to continue to censor and edit their content however they see fit, but become legally liable for the content they provide on their sites. Here is an article from 2018 that does a good job at describing the whole "platform or publisher" concept, and a video from journalist Tim Pool that also does a good job at going over the implications of Trump's executive order:
  5. Axe

    Not on board with this one...

    Jeez, you really are a pathetic lil C U N T aren't ya. 🤣
  6. Axe

    He Should Be Hung

    I'm sorry I started this thread Still, at sunrise tomorrow there should be a hanging
  7. MLD Woody

    He Should Be Hung

    I don't believe I've ever heard you say it is wrong to kick puppies you puppy kicking monster
  8. MLD Woody

    Not on board with this one...

    He's either that petty and that big of a thin skinned baby that this is all an actual tirade of his in response to twitter being mean to him or this is all just some big distraction from COVID, some other issue, etc If anyone on this board can justify Trump's response and actions to this twitter thing I'd love to hear it
  9. Axe

    Not on board with this one...

    You're joking right? Of course he will.. And so will a plethora of conservative candidates across the board in future elections.
  10. The Gipper

    Browns Offering Clowney the most cash

    He is thinking, likely, that he wants 15 million over 3-4 seasons, which no one wants to come close to giving him.
  11. The Gipper

    The 2020 Rules Changes Thread

    So? They did table it. I had not heard. Rooney was right....it really is too gimmicky. Like the college OT rules....nothing but a gimmick.
  12. https://www.dailywire.com/news/trump-signs-executive-order-taking-action-on-social-media-bias-we-cant-let-this-continue-to-happen As long as they aren't skewing the message, you can't realistically punish them. After reelection, Trump doesn't need Twitter anymore, why do this? You're fighting censorship with censorship. It just isn't the right thing to do here.
  13. WarriorsRpussies

    Browns Offering Clowney the most cash

    They already broke off talks with him twice and were offering 10-11 million a season. WTF is he thinking?
  14. LogicIsForSquares

    Don't Mess With the Liberty Tree

    Their house, their rules.
  15. LogicIsForSquares

    He Should Be Hung

    Any other straw men positions I need to defend?
  16. LogicIsForSquares

    He Should Be Hung

    Saying there is an unintended consequence means it is a justification? Getting food poisoning can make you shit your guts out but also lose weight. I guess now I am pro diarrhea?
  17. Orion

    The 2020 Rules Changes Thread

    You know who is not making No Fun League cracks today, after owners tabled a proposal to allow teams to convert a fourth-and-15 play as an alternative to an onside kick? Special teams acolytes, who worried the play would be another baby step toward taking the kickoff out of the game. That was never the case -- the kickoff is alive and well, despite safety-related rules changes that drove the success rate of an onside kick attempt down to 10.5 percent in the last two years. But the owners' decision to pass again on the fourth-and-15 play -- it failed badly last year -- was a nod to the traditionalists, who have long worried that the idea is too gimmicky, as Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II told Pittsburgh reporters on Thursday afternoon. Another reason to reconsider such a proposal: the conversion rate on fourth-and-15 plays over the last 10 seasons is 26.7 percent, well above the onside kick recovery rate even before the safety rules changes, which was 16.3 percent from 2013 to 2017. That might simply give teams too good a chance, an acknowledgement that one owner made during their virtual meeting when he suggested teams that have Hall of Fame-caliber quarterbacks should not be part of the discussion. "There is definitely that theory that you don't want to make the comeback too easy," said Rich McKay, the chairman of the Competition Committee. "You worked all game to get ahead."
  18. Minneapolis : Starting to look like they got caught with their hand in the Cookie jar again - lot stuff coming out, this whole deal was not organic.
  19. MLD Woody

    He Should Be Hung

    Nope nope nope. I've been here long enough to know that if you don't explicitly state that something is bad it means you must agree with it. I've been accused of supporting terrorists and shit before because I didn't explicitly say mass shooting were bad Yes... they are that stupid
  20. 28 Million Mail-In Ballots Went Missing in Last Four Elections https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/04/24/28_million_mail-in_ballots_went_missing_in_last_four_elections_143033.html
  21. Icecube

    Browns Offering Clowney the most cash

    Harper had mad stats before becoming a free agent, Clowney? Not so much. How much does he think a 3-sack, most-recent season should compensate him?
  22. https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics/nj-naacp-leader-calls-for-paterson-mail-in-vote-to-be-canceled-amid-fraud-claims/2435162/ A Paterson NAACP leader said the recent city council vote-by-mail election was allegedly so flawed that the results should be thrown out and a new election ordered. “Invalidate the election. Let’s do it again,” said Rev. Kenneth Clayton said amid reports more that 20 percent of all ballots were disqualified, some in connection with voter fraud allegations. “These kinds of acts make people not want to vote anymore. They feel disenfranchised, disconnected that their votes don’t count, and that is not fair to people," he said. New Jersey Deputy Assembly Speaker Benjie Wimberly and his family had a different issue. “My vote and my wife and two sons’ votes did not count in this past municipal election,” he said. Wimberly said he is a supporter of Gov. Murphy but given the history of vote-by-mail controversies, the governor should have done more to allow in-person voting and to ensure safeguards were in place for those ballots sent by mail. That one in five ballots were eliminated, some due to alleged corruption, Wimberly said he was "fed up with this … That’s how you disenfranchise voters. That’s the bottom line.” Wimberly said he was still waiting for an explanation from the Board of Elections as to why his family’s votes were set aside. He said if the issue is a signature matching the one on file, it's possible for signatures can change over the years. He said the voting booths should be open for elections, adding that if people can shop in supermarkets and liquor stores using checkout machines, they can do it for elections too. “It is what is right for the people,” Wimberly said. “We need in-person voting machines with social distancing.”
  23. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/texas-bar-liberty-tree-tavern-bans-masks-customers/ WSS
  24. that is why I said what I said. and I could go on proving it's true.
  25. Gosh. Another one, sadly. After showing that Shreveport goes very liberal.....democrat...... https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/local/2020/04/30/shreveport-among-nations-top-ten-covid-19-death-decline/3055821001/ Shreveport ranks among nation's top 10 in COVID-19 death ... https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/local/2020/04/30/shreveport-among-nations... Apr 30, 2020 · Shreveport ranks among the nation's top 10 cities for decline in deaths related to COVID-19, according to a New York Times analysis. Shreveport has …
  26. Anyone still surprised at the antics ? https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/28/amy-klobuchar-passed-prosecuting-derek-chauvin-min/ No ? How about now ? And now this is their Town.
  27. The theme of today's Trivia is "To be a Brown, or not To Be a Brown, that is the question". I am going to give you a list of names. You tell us whether or not the names I give were or were not a player that once played for the Browns. Some names may be familiar in other contexts. You hve to determine if there was also a Brown by that name. Here you go I will lump them by the Alphabet -------------------- A. Chet Atkins; Karim Abdul-Jabbar; B. Jim Black; Jim Brown; James Brown; ; John Brown; C. Cameron Jordan; Ka-ren Carpenter; George Cherokee; Elvince Costello F. Fabiano; Fred Foggie; Henry Ford; David Frost G. Tom Gibson; Forrest Grigg H. Hamlett; John Hughes J. Andrew Jackson; Dick Jacobs; Tommy James; Tom Joad; George Jones; Tom Jones K. Don King; James Kirk; Fred Kruger L. Bert Lahr; Clubber Lang M. Marcel Marceau; Willie Hays Mays; Montreal Meander; Eddie Murphy; Michael Myers N. Ozzie Nelson R. Jim Rome; Fred Rogers S. Nick Saban; Fred Sanford; Stan Sheriff; Dick Shiner; T. Zack Taylor; Tanya Tucker V. Dick Vitale W. Apollo Creed aka Carl Weathers; Bob White; Thomas (Woodrow) Wilson; Wil(bur) Wright.
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