posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 02:24 PM
I see that this is getting a lot of interesting comments as well as debate, but I'm certain there are of course differences of opinons, as I can read
as well as the next poster, but everyone has to remember that not everyone is from the same country here.
Freedom of Speech means different things to different people, and while I respect FOS to the Nth degress, it's not the same in every country like
it's supposed to be here in America. While everyone is sitting here decrying Freedom of Speech here, they seem to forget often enough that the
Internet is the world's largest surveillance device, not specifying ATS has a hand in that at all, before someone gets up on that soapbox, I am
however stating that everything is digitally recorded as it's sent through the nether-regions, or rather ether-regions of the World-Wide Web.
Freedom of Speech, or freedom of thought, it's all the same here electronically, where your words are recorded, and you are electronically hooked to
the internet or ARPANET you are in essence telling everything you think through digitally manipulated means of tikka tikka tapping away
on your laptop or desktop computer, you are expressing your Freedom of Speech, but never ever forget it is being watched, sorted, and filed.
Everyone's country has it's seperate laws of course, but I believe whatt SkepticOverlord was trying to state, is while the ATS Admin loves to give
out Freedom of Speech here with ATS bounds, they do have the right through ownership to edit, modify, and delete stuff altogether, because we all
know, we clicked on the acceptance of the webiste of ATS's Terms and Conditions in order to become a member of this international electronic arena of
[edit on 13-7-2008 by SpartanKingLeonidas]