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I do not want to expand further in this line of discussion as I may be then targeted. I have been lurking around this website from last 3 - 3 and a half years and only joined recently but I have witnessed enough people silenced and I certainly do not want to be in that list.
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
Given it is prose is it so hard to imagine his use of the phrase "throw a brick thru a window" is metaphorical outrage? Are metaphor's and similes no longer allowed in this day and age of "anti defamation" and punishment for hate speech?
There is a very real and quantifiable character that has been described in that post, and if you need it explained to you now, that the character in that post is disabled, and likely so, due to injury from war fought in the name of country, who is lamenting his disability and attempting to reconcile it with his actions as a poster, then of course, if I were your teacher, there would be much work to be done on my part, to somehow teach you how effective subtlety and nuance can be when speaking to the human condition.
I have read many posts by Boondock, but that post in particular I had never read until you quoted it, (and thank for doing so), and it is, quite frankly, a very poignant and wistful piece of prose worthy of admiration. To reduce it down to a threat to throw bricks in D.C.'s windows, is to miss the entire point of that post, and my experience with you is that you are much, much, much, more intelligent than that, my friend.
Originally posted by Crimson_King
'In my opinion' other than not citing and providing links to the concerned posts and forum ADL has not done anything wrong. They are not bound to provide a history of every subject or in what context the posts were made. The words written in the posts were same as was posted on discussion forum boards.
That is your opinion which you are right to put in words but it doesn't necessarily means it is true. The rain which a person would find pleasing may be cause of flood in a different area.
The report submitted was about a specific subject not of the history of any case and cited various "written" snippets from different forum boards. They certainly don't look fabricated or edited - they are word to word copy.
ADL was running a report on a particular subject and they are not bound to provide history or context of each posts or that of online culture.
Are the snippets written by the original intended users or not? If they are word to word written by the authors they cannot say it is out of context or fabricated in any way.
Indeed they are written by the users and they bear the full responsibility of it.
The people who read the report should decide themselves whether they are or not related to the subject of the report.
Since the posts were neither modified or deleted means they were acceptable to The Above Network terms and conditions What is and not acceptable to The Above Network conditions may/ will differ to the public opinion.
On the contrary people are more willing to act on what they speak and form association with a particular mindset through online discussions. It displays their mindset and willingness to do things and under heat of the moment anyone can do anything. There is no proof people will not act on what they say on internet. How many times we have witnessed teenagers posting angrily on boards which often resulted in school massacre? Or even the recent plane crash in Austin Texas the alleged person left a angry note on the internet. It is increasingly becoming a phenomenon that many people post angry messages or indirectly call for violence and often act on it.
This I agree with, links to the several message boards posts should have been provided...keeping in mind the type of report was prepared perhaps they have their own rules and conditions not to link anything which is threatening/ offensive in nature.
I did not see any mention of banning or restricting free speech in the report. People have right to talk but when it starts bordering and crossing threats they should be monitored and acceptable action should be taken as per the law.
Internet users, you have been defamed by the Anti-Defamation League.
I wouldn't say so and certainly don't agree with this statement. Talking about illegal things directly or indirectly is wrong.
Originally posted by dimicgs
Their enemy is the internet! It's impossible to control it worldwide
Originally posted by endisnighe
reply to post by Crimson_King
So you did not read the thread, just the OP.
Others have posted the entire comments and they were not word for word in every instance.
Like Doc Velocity's comment, they cherry picked components of the comment.
I could cherry pick parts of your comment and make it look like you wanted to overthrow the world.
I would just have to rearrange them in whatever way I wanted, just as they did.
Originally posted by DrumsRfun
reply to post by SkepticOverlord
Didn't Rockerfeller say that the internet is a danger to the planet or something??
Seeing these lowball tactics comes as no surprize after what he said.
It is against the T&C to incite illegal activities and for me that should say it all.
Are we not allowed to question our governments actions without some kind of spin being put on us??
For me it is just another slimeball tactic to make internet users and anyone who questions what our governments are doing look bad.
You are exactly right...this is against what your forefathers had in mind and they would be rolling in thier graves if they were here today.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
And it is working with a lot of people, and we do see more and more people who view anything in the form of criticism or questioning of the State as being wrong, and dangerous.
Originally posted by Springer
reply to post by belial259
We are "shocked and appalled" as well. Make no mistake, this will not stand as long as there is ANYTHING we can do about it. So far the ADL has ignored our attempts at dealing with this the easy way.
I've called them and left a voice mail, if we don't hear back today we will take it to the next level.