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Originally posted by CazMedia
The Bandit stands firm on his scolds,
I am well aware of the intellectual elitism inherant in the rules here, in that SOME types of speech (which are loosley defined at BEST) are indeed to be discriminated against. The more i see hiding behind "this is a private site" put up as the defense, the more I will challenge ATS to do more and better to deny ignorance by removing itself from the arbitrary position of deciphering acceptable forms of speech.
There is no free speech here on ATS as we have said numerous times.
Bandit continues to excercise authority,
Fine, Understood. And Scoldings on the questionable "tone" in a persons communications will continue to be questioned as well.
Comments like this, will continue to be scolded when seen.
Dont get me wrong here bandit, i do understand trying to keep a certain level of decorum in communications here,
BUT YOU CAN!!! Where is it written that you cant look at anothers policy and laugh at it? Stop living in denial and embrace the fact that you CAN feel displeasure, ridicule, or any other form of "negative" emotion....
I never intend to laugh at anyone's policy, no matter how much I disagree with it.
Bandit gives us ethics,
Yeah? Respect is EARNED, not given...and the opposite side of respect is SCORN.....How is respect measured if it is not compared to how scorned something else is? Only by knowing what things are NOT respected do you know where the respect is.
We are talking about mutual respect here,
When did we lose the right to be disrespectful? Since when and Whom decided exactly what is and is not to be respected? Where is the printed list for ALL to see?
that doesn't give him the right to disrespect another country and it's government.
It continues to amaze me how LITTLE respect people give to the first amendment around here.
Bandit, please understand, i have nothing against you, you seemed to fairly execute your duty here,
I will stand up for freedom of speech whenever i see it questioned, especially for something as arbitrary as "tone".
Originally posted by mwm1331
We are Americans and we are not like you. We are IMHO better.
Originally posted by TheBandit795
And that's exactly what Hitler used to think.