posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:26 PM
a reply to: tothetenthpower
well, i believe a line is walked..a balance struck between keeping the members happy, and keeping the advertisers happy...maybe "control" is too
strong a word...probably more like, they know what will get them in trouble, so it's kept away from.
in any event, when i talk about censorship, i'm talking not being able to talk about certain topics, simply because certain people don't like them,
regardless of whether or not there's any truth to what's being said. i'm all for a standard, but we're supposed to be about denying ignorance.
that's something i very strongly believe in, and it feels like, the last few years, we've been heading in the opposite direction, ya' know?
i wouldn't want to see gore(unless it was directly related to the topic, not just gore for the sake of gore), or pornography on ATS either, because
that's not what we're about here...i'm sorry if you thought i implied those things should be allowed here...they're not appropriate for this
hitler and lizards though? c'mon man, if it wasn't for crazy stuff like that, there are certain sections of the boards that would be ghost towns,
yes, we can talk about the heavy-handed tactics that law enforcement employ to fight "the drug war", but i still can't start a thread about the
proven (by peer-reviewed studies, no less) medical benefits and uses of non-psychoactive cannabinoids...
some things never change..