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Limits on freedom of speech

Started this discussion. Last reply by CDB Feb 22. 89 Replies

What if any limits should be placed on freedom of speech?It has been well established you can't yell "FIRE" in a crowded theater and claim free speech (that isn't actually on fire).  So free speech…Continue

Immigration and the "Constitutional Test"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregg RThomas Feb 11. 14 Replies

Unfettered or even unchanged immigration policy to the US vs more aggressive vetting.My personal preference would be a "Constitutional Test" if you will.Persons must be certainly screened, but also…Continue

Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Davis Goodman May 13. 163 Replies

Thought I would throw out a name that should bring out the best in all us Atheists.......I am curious on other atheists thoughts on this thought provoking young man.....Only 2 rules I ask for if you…Continue

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Davis Goodman replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"I think what a few users are trying to say here, are so far, two arguments. #1 We can separate the showmanship from his ideas. #2 They aren't really that guilty of total douchery, because their targets are celebrities and hey, that's the…"
May 13
Shannon Barber replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"I think he is vile. He traffics in anti-semitism, has painted false narratives regarding the gay community and pedophilia (a nasty narrative we struggle to get away from to this day), singles people out for ridicule (his troll fest against Leslie…"
May 12
Pope Beanie replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
""To me this is defacto censorship and unacceptable." A reasonable statement. Still, I am substantially more disturbed by populist (e.g. white nationalist) and left-idealist over-reactions (e.g. overt displays of violence during speeches)…"
May 11
Unseen replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"Free speech and bullying are not mutually exclusive. Bullying is something you can use your 1st Amendment right to do. Bullying per se isn't even illegal."
May 11
Jason Simko replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"I agree completely with the news not being worth watching. To give a little background. I used to work security here in New Jersey. The state started requiring training every 2 years. In that training they show us how to recognize when someone might…"
May 11
CDB replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"No i am just saying I get to decide what is bullying, not you Pope....(sarcasm) I would have no problem with courts deciding but vast majority of the time it never ever gets to courts.  Many low level minions act on their own in the courts…"
May 11
Pope Beanie replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"Are you saying that no one should decide? Or that bullying itself is never damaging enough to require mitigation?"
May 10
Davis Goodman replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"Well, in America law makers do when they pass laws that combine saying something and accompanying legal activity and prosecutors and judges determine to what extent free speech trumps those laws that have been passed. That's who. In most other…"
May 10
Simon Paynton replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"Bullying is intended to cause harm.  Hence, Milo gets banned from Twitter, for stalking and harassing some random actress. "
May 10
CDB replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"again whom decides which is free speech and which is bullying. just cause you don't like what is said is not a good benchmark in my book"
May 10
Pope Beanie replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"Our immigrants are very well vetted and sponsored, compared to the overflow of refugees getting into Europe, in spite of what the lying, populist-rallying, Muslim fear-mongering isolationists like Trump and Bannon say. How many serious agressions by…"
May 9
Jason Simko replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"Aren't we though? They conduct another attack and we wave more of our rights. They keep doing it and eventually we will be under a government that just sees the people as pawns without any right to dignity. It is already getting to be that way.…"
May 9
CDB replied to David Boots's discussion 'Islam and the age of reason'
"How on earth could you not interpret any of the above versus in the Quran anything but literally."
Apr 18
CDB replied to Unseen's discussion 'Rape? Not rape?'
"In the extremes of intoxication issue of moral and legal clarity are quite compelling and would indeed be rape no matter what the sex of the raper or the raped..... The question I find most difficult would be when one is impaired but not frankly…"
Apr 18
Unseen replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"Depends on what you mean by "like." I suspect a lot of people just enjoy the way he stirs things up. They don't necessarily agree with him point-by-point."
Mar 26
Fred Hampton replied to CDB's discussion 'Milo Yiannopoulos, topical, political, thought provoking and damn he pisses folks off....'
"My guess is a movie, Hollywood.  There's big $ to be made here.  Milo will play Josef Mendele, Auschwitz psych experiments, lotsa withered dead bodies, the works. Or maybe Klaus Barbie.  Again, over the top gore and lotsa…"
Mar 26

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