I don't like being told how to live or what to think and do, so I try my level best not to do it to others. I won't ask for permission to exist and I don't expect others to either.
Aside from that, if you want to know simply ask and I'll tell you. Although I'm not a particularly interesting person, honestly.
My life and ambitions.
Ambitions? Hmm... Knowledge, I love to learn.
A brief history of my life.
I'll spare all the details and limit this to recent history... I came here from a site called Sodahead, I was a member there for about 4 years. Most of my friends there called me T. One such friend suggested Amirite to me and so... here I am.
The things I could never live without.
Laughter / Humor...
My favourite books, TV, music, movies and food.
Not a fan of the television, though I do enjoy documentaries. I listen to a wide variety of music and am always open to suggestions.
Read it years ago and to this day one of my favorite books is: Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach, mostly because it introduced me to so many other fantastic books.
The coolest places I've visited.
I spent most of my life in New Orleans and though I live in Austin now, NOLA is still my favorite place on this rock.
"The mind is everything. What you think you become." ~Buddha
You should send me a message if you..
have something to say...
Relationship Status: Single
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Career Industry: Other
Religious Views: Other
Political Views: Libertarian
It doesn't matter if every member of the DNC and FB were in on a conspiracy to shut down his page, the site's privately owned, they can do that. Their site, their choice. The whole damn world could be in on it. Those sites have the discretion to kick him off for any or no reason at all.
You clearly haven't seen our president's Twitter. That's their right. The TOS Jones agreed to gave them discretion. Although there are a plethora of far-right hate sites all over the internet. Jones' site was not removed, it's still available and he can use it as he pleases. What he can't do is monetize his content on other platforms without their consent. No one is entitled to that. There is also a right of association, no one is entitled to force others to associate with them. Recall Hobby Lobby, Citizens United, etc. You can't have it both ways. The same people complaining about this were demanding that businesses have the right to disassociate protected. Now the same neocons who supported discrimination against presumed liberals / progressives want //special rights// and preferential treatment to protect them from the monster they created. Shocker
Maze that's bull. His website is still up and his "millions of followers" have access to his content. Your statute also provides FB's //private owners// the right to an opinion and association. Nowhere in that statute is a platform guaranteed and he is not guaranteed consequences free speech. There's also a right of association. He isn't entitled to force others to be associated with his speech. Jones agreed to the terms of service on those sites and we both know there are previsions within those TOS that allow the site proper to deactivate accounts for any or no reason at all, at their sole discretion. FB is publicly //traded//, but privately owned just like Hobby Lobby. Can't have it both ways. Jones isn't entitled to monetize his material on a free platform. I personally don't agree with it, but the websites are well within their rights to do it even without the Citizens United ruling. Jones knew the TOS and agreed to them. The end.
Gotta get my kicks somehow right? And it's a step up from chasing Mormons on bicycles down our street, in his underwear, while screaming "Wait, come back, please, come get my package!!!" which he's also done. Who says parenthood isn't great (hello)
My kid asked what a hemorrhoid was, when I told him he didn't want to know, he said: "It's a //drug// isn't it?" I responded that it was not a drug and declined to offer a complete explanation. He then threatened to look it up on google, declaring he was "//going straight to google images//" to find it. lmao I warned him, "you'll regret that." But he's stubborn like his mom. He ran out of the room with his tablet and a few seconds later I heard him shriek: "What the heck, oh gross!" That's the hardest I've laughed in a long time.
I don't care why they did, only whether or not they had the right to do it. They did, they wrote it into their Terms of Service which Jones agreed to when he created his accounts. That's the only fact that matters in this discussion.
Oh no, businesses also have the right to free speech through disassociation under the Citizens United ruling, recall that? They may tell all those with whom they disagree to kick rocks and smile about it. Remember that? Even so, FB, YT, TWT etc. are quintessential platforms from which to speak, to which no one has a right. Unless Jones wishes to make his own platform, which he has and is still functioning.
More than once, but never while I was driving. The first time I wasn't even in a vehicle. I was hit by, get this, a //church van// at age six while crossing the street. I never saw it coming. Literally. Despite looking both ways, I'd crossed at a hill (no) I flew about 10 feet backward, got up and then walked back home. The driver offered to take me home, but the last words my mom said before I left were "Don't get hit by a car and don't ride with strangers," and I figured I'd couldn't afford to violate //both// of those rules.
Or we could change policy that makes their service profitable in the first place? They'll be forced to adapt. Eventually we need to accept that our drug policies have failed to stop the sale and use of drugs. Addiction is a disease, not a crime. Bombing cartels, who aren't a govt. btw, would be as reasonable as bombing gun companies. Prohibition fails. The end.
I'm pretty sure the InfoWars crowd is well aware they can find Jones' work at prisonplanet.com He is no more entitled to the use of FB, YouTube etc. than you or I am. His speech isn't being violated, it simply isn't being //monetized// by a third-party platform anymore. There's a significant difference.
I'd fight hardest to protect the offensive speech, it's informative. I like to know who I'm dealing with. **What I don't support is the absurd notion that free speech is consequence free. Just as one has the right to say something, another has the right to challenge it. Furthermore, we also have the right to disassociate ourselves from those spewing offensive horse-crap.** No one, and I mean //no one// has the right to a platform from which to speak.
I see you overlooked the definition of //question// while seeking some justification for telling //me// what //I// meant. **On a post that asserts skin-color doesn't matter, asking why the OP brought it up is a perfectly valid question. And that is all it was, a question.** I think it's fucking hilarious that after accusing me of blaming Trump, someone I never even mentioned, you claim //I'm// "accusatory." That's rich. Perhaps you could look up psychological projection the next time you peruse the dictionary.
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