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Old 10-23-2016, 06:47 AM   #4421 (permalink)
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Old 10-23-2016, 07:44 AM   #4422 (permalink)
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No, yeah, we get that freedom of speech isn't the same outside of America, we just think that's bull****. And if it's because Europeans are actually still susceptible to Nazism then you have bigger problems than flags.
^ I hope this isn't the main reason for banning Nazi symbolism. I prefer to think that it's because of a historical sensitivity. It's a bit like never using the name "Katrina" for a hurricane again. Hurricane names are recycled every six years, so the names used in 2016 will be re-used in 2022, but "Katrina" has in effect been banned because it has too many painful memories for too many people. Same goes for Nazi symbolism in Europe and, I suspect, the same goes for the noose and gallows symbolism in the USA, of which Innerspaceboy has conveniently just provided an example:-

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From my own city - Trump supporter forced to take down noose and gallows from his front lawn



And here is one of the several confederate flags previously adorning his home.



But he assures you - he is not a racist, stating, "[he] came to realize during a Bible class on Sunday afternoon the noose's historical association with the lynching of African-Americans."


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No, amazon drone deliveries for you. Or Pizza drone deliveries.
What's your issue with drones outside of the military ones?
^ Yeah, amazon drone deliveries are like science fiction coming to life. AFAIK, the problem with drones is that legislation is racing to catch up with technology. Drones can invade privacy, distract drivers, and in the UK they have already been used to fly over prison walls, delivering drugs and mobile phones direct to inmates' cell windows. In the USA that might also be guns - so, yes, plenty of drone-related problems around. Furthurmore, there is no established etiquette for pizza delivery drones; how much are we supposed to tip them?

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At least we got our info straight from the mouth of an actual European. And if ya'll want Texas and Florida, then feel free to take them. We'll give them to you with a free tray or cornbread and even throw in a plate of grits. MmMmm.
^ I'm down for this if it means finally discovering what "grits" are!
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:28 AM   #4423 (permalink)
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^ Yeah, amazon drone deliveries are like science fiction coming to life. AFAIK, the problem with drones is that legislation is racing to catch up with technology. Drones can invade privacy, distract drivers, and in the UK they have already been used to fly over prison walls, delivering drugs and mobile phones direct to inmates' cell windows. In the USA that might also be guns - so, yes, plenty of drone-related problems around. Furthurmore, there is no established etiquette for pizza delivery drones; how much are we supposed to tip them?


You tip the same way that you do when you order pizza online. Do it with a CC and tip it that way.

When I order from Papa John's online, I tip online also.
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:46 PM   #4424 (permalink)
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AT&T is considering the purchase of Time Warner, and with it, HBO

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...which includes Turner, and Warner Bros, including Cinemax, TBS, TNT, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and truTv as well as PGA.com, NBA.com, NCAA.com, DCComics.com, DCNation.com, and TMZ.com, as well as a 10 percent stake in Hulu.

Like Comcast's acquisition of NBCUniversal, this would give a large stable of programming to one of the nation's biggest Internet and TV service providers.

AT&T would have incentive to raise the prices its rivals (such as Comcast, Charter, and Verizon) pay to distribute Time Warner programming on their cable TV systems, which could indirectly raise consumers' TV bills.

AT&T could also harm online video services such as Netflix by raising prices or refusing to license content to online services that compete against traditional TV providers.

AT&T purchased satellite company DirecTV last year, making it the largest pay-TV company in the US ahead of Comcast.
This is frightening.
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Old 10-23-2016, 08:13 PM   #4425 (permalink)
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Thanks for the warning! I've decided to NOT click on that story!!
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He means European countries. He's European. That's basically true for him.
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I don't answer for morons, nor am I aware of anybody who thinks that the US Constitution applies to countries other than the US. And if you think otherwise then you probably have a pretty goofy idea of Americans.



Well just taking laws against Holocaust denial and the Nazi party, which is a pretty damn big insult to the American ideal of freedom of speech, European seems to be pretty intolerant of those ideas in a legal sense. If so many European countries need laws against the Nazi party and Holocaust denial then how big an issue would it be if Germany and Hungary were to legalize that ****? Cause they're not a problem over here.

For all that Americans seem to be seen as racists overseas, that kind of **** makes Europeans look way worse than us to me.

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I think it is mainly so it is not forgotten. In the US though, I can spout as much as I want that the Holocaust did not happen or that Nazi's were kind and it is fine as that is protected by freedom of speech.

What I was trying to state is that Anti-hate laws are in place to protect minority groups so that people just don't go around spouting lots of crap and expect that it is okay to insult one's race, sexual orientation, religion, etc. Why should hurting others be thought of acceptable and a right? It shouldn't.

Countries with anti-hate laws include Austria, Belgium, Turkey, Bosnia, France, Germany, Sweden, Greece, Israel, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Russia, Brazil, Bolivia, Columbia and on and on.

And no, not all countries are located in Europe. Why should they be? Hate is everywhere. Anti-semitism is all over the world, even the US.

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