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Twitter Blows Up With N Word After Bruins Lose

 
 
boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 05:51 pm
@djjd62,
Oh my god. Even based on your title and description I wasn't prepared for what I saw on that link.

That's sickening.

I've never used Twitter but the only other time I've really heard anything about it was right after "The Hunger Games" came out and people were writing similar things about the actress that played Rue.

What is wrong with people?
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2012 05:56 pm
@panzade,
panzade wrote:
I stand corrected. Ward says he never experienced racial bias so I take back what I said about pro hockey.

Whoops, Dave's here and somebody's thumbing down posts so I'm outta here
I did not thum down anything on this thread,
tho I expect to have my posts thumed down, and I have no objection to that.





David
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2012 07:52 am
@OmSigDAVID,
To the best of my knowledge, there was no governmental interference (which is what the 1st amendment protects.)

You have no authority to prevent my condemnation, just as I have no authority to prevent the ugly messages by the "fans."

This whining about "you're stifling my free speech" is just pathetic.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2012 08:14 am
@DrewDad,
DrewDad wrote:
To the best of my knowledge, there was no governmental interference
(which is what the 1st amendment protects.)
Will u be good enuf to show where I mentioned
the First Amendment in this thread?? I await. Please quote that.

Do u imply that others (outside of government) HAVE the right
to censor a citizen's communications (e.g. tweets) ?






DrewDad wrote:
You have no authority to prevent my condemnation,
just as I have no authority to prevent the ugly messages by the "fans."
U r very good at stating the obvious.



DrewDad wrote:
This whining about "you're stifling my free speech" is just pathetic.
Maybe it woud be LESS "pathetic"
if u allowed for the fact that I did NOT say that quote
that your fraudulent mendacity has deceptively attributed to ME.

(Is that anti-plagiarism,
if a liar alleges that someone said something that he never said??)





David
DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2012 08:23 am
@OmSigDAVID,
You are correct; you did not invoke the First Amendment.

My apologies.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2012 08:25 am
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:
Do u imply that others (outside of government) HAVE the right
to censor a citizen's communications (e.g. tweets) ?

Twitter is a privately-owned service. They are perfectly free to make rules about how their product is used.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2012 09:07 am
@DrewDad,
OmSigDAVID wrote:
Do u imply that others (outside of government) HAVE the right
to censor a citizen's communications (e.g. tweets) ?
DrewDad wrote:
Twitter is a privately-owned service.
They are perfectly free to make rules about how their product is used.
Agreed. Did Twitter MAKE such a rule ??????
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2012 09:18 am
@DrewDad,
DrewDad wrote:
You are correct; you did not invoke the First Amendment.

My apologies.
OK. I forgive u,
even tho u neglected to answer my anti-plagiarism question.





David
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2012 09:35 am
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:

I DID answer it; I expected a fight about free speech v. political correctness,


I see.

You wanted to start a fight. Well, you do know your long suit.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2012 09:36 am
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:
Agreed. Did Twitter MAKE such a rule ??????


did Twitter enforce such a rule?
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2012 09:41 am
@ehBeth,
OmSigDAVID wrote:
I DID answer it; I expected a fight about free speech v. political correctness,
ehBeth wrote:
I see.

You wanted to start a fight.
Is that what happens with hockey ??


ehBeth wrote:
Well, you do know your long suit.
Yeah, u 've got my number, Beth.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2012 06:14 pm
@djjd62,
Yikes. That's awful.

We can be such a horrible species.
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2012 06:16 pm
@Irishk,
Irishk wrote:

Just goes to prove there are...

http://i.qkme.me/35s8qa.jpg


And still their brains do shrink.
Morons, morons everywhere, don't any stop to think?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2012 06:34 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:

ehBeth wrote:
David,f you're not a hockey fan, why did you bother opening the thread?

I'm curious what caught your attention in the thread title.



<plotting avoidance strategy>
free speech rights, as distinct from political correctness


As someone who says he values free speech, the winning of which has been at the cost of so much death and suffering, and the winning of which continues to cost so much death and suffering in so many countries still, do you not feel some sadness when people who have done nothing to help win this wonderful thing use it to express hate and malignity towards an athlete I an especially disgusting way?

You assume you ride in here on some sort of white charger, puffed up and de-brained with your customary aggressive paranoia, to defend something which nobody is attacking.

Nobody who is expressing sadness and disgust is wanting to ban free speech.

We are simply using it to say what we feel about this racist outburst.

Please, get off Rosinante, you're tilting at windmills.....but Don Quixote was at least honestly and kindly mad.
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2012 06:36 pm
@Region Philbis,
He sounds as though he's a class act.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 28 Apr, 2012 05:43 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:
Yikes. That's awful.

We can be such a horrible species.
Relative to WHICH species that u have in mind, dlowan ??





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 28 Apr, 2012 05:52 am
@DrewDad,
DrewDad wrote:
Sad that so many hockey fans have the brains of a hockey puck.
Right!! The UNIVERSAL test of intelligence
is whether the testee agrees with DrewDad!
The more zealously he agrees with DrewDad's point of vu,
the SMARTER he is defined to BE!!! OBVIOUSLY.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 28 Apr, 2012 06:16 am
@ehBeth,
OmSigDAVID wrote:
Agreed. Did Twitter MAKE such a rule ??????
ehBeth wrote:
did Twitter enforce such a rule?
Inquiring minds wanna know.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 29 Apr, 2012 03:42 am
@dlowan,
ehBeth wrote:
David,f you're not a hockey fan, why did you bother opening the thread?

I'm curious what caught your attention in the thread title.





<plotting avoidance strategy>
OmSigDAVID wrote:
free speech rights, as distinct from political correctness
dlowan wrote:
As someone who says he values free speech,
the winning of which has been at the cost of so much death and suffering,
and the winning of which continues to cost so much death and suffering
in so many countries still, do you not feel some sadness when people
who have done nothing to help win this wonderful thing use it
to express hate and malignity towards an athlete I an especially disgusting way?
Well, dlowan, I feel sadness
when I see people championing principles that I deem ignoble (usually authoritarianism and collectivism),
but I respect everyone's right to an opinion.






dlowan wrote:
You assume you ride in here on some sort of white charger,
Sounds good, so far . . . .








dlowan wrote:
puffed up and de-brained with your customary aggressive paranoia,
I am acutely aware that no one,
nor any organization, sinister or not, has ever had ANY interest in me, nor watched me.
I am very aware that I am neither grand nor have I ever been persecuted in any degree, however slight.
U told me that u r a social worker. I infer that, incidental to your profession, u have knowledge of psychology; yes???
From your knowledge of paranoia's definition, will u agree that diagnosis is antithetical to the facts presented???







dlowan wrote:
to defend something which nobody is attacking.
That is incorrect, dlowan.
I read tacit implications that folks who don't share liberal perceptions
shud stifle themselves n self-censor.
One fellow directly impugned free speech,
(toward the beginning of this thread); I challenged him.
His comment was the subject matter of my first post to this thread.







dlowan wrote:
Nobody who is expressing sadness and disgust is wanting to ban free speech.
How about that crack that:
". . . freedom of speech.
maybe it ain't all it's cracked up to be..." Post: # 4,966,043
I believed and believe that it was worthy of confrontation and refutation.






dlowan wrote:
We are simply using it to say what we feel about this racist outburst.
Remarks in this thread were not confined to that,
but I respect your right to free expression anyway
because I am a freedom-lover.





David
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