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Red Rick Dias · The republica-- I mean, Titans, must be stopped! ·

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  • Re: MvC Infinite CHARACTER Speculation/Request Thread

    Holy shit, Magegg. Your roster... makes sense for the most part and is likable!

    Which is precisely why we can't have it.

    Which is a shame, I would have totally gone for most of your picks. I think the only ones I'd dispute are Arthur (CapCom deserves to be in, but it should be in someone else's slot as Arthur is a big part of the company's early history) and that's... really about it. All the others basically fit well.
  • Re: The American Government Thread: Closed for 5 days and the World went crazy.

    I wouldn't call it a non-issue. A minor issue, yes. There are far worse things trump does than going off on twitter-blocking sprees. I don't intend to spend much time focusing on it beyond what we've already discussed, really.
  • Re: The American Government Thread: Closed for 5 days and the World went crazy.

    Wasted wrote: »
    Withholding your own speech (tweets) from a certain audience (the blocked user/s), is well within your own 1st Amendment right.

    Not when it's government speech by a government official discussing government policy or trying to influence the population in regard to government policy. This would be like if he published something government-related in a newspaper and then tried to forbid certain citizens from reading that newspaper.
    Your right to free speech includes the right to choose whom to speak to - so long as no laws are being violated (you can't for example, refuse to testify if subpoenaed).

    Not when it's regularly used as a venue by the government official for government-related postings.
    Additionally, Trump's Twitter account is not protected. If you are being blocked by him, you can literally sign out of Twitter and view them.

    The protections in question being shoddy does not change the principle of the matter. What he is doing is wrong. Ineffective, just as you've described, but still wrong.

  • Re: The American Government Thread: Closed for 5 days and the World went crazy.

    ParryAll wrote: »
    Imagine the outrage if it was Muslims.

    I'll take the obvious bait and reply anyway.

    Frankly, muslims haven't done all that much to hurt me. Various people calling themselves righteous, god-fearing good christians on the other hand have done all sorts of damage to my life. It makes me give very little regard to who they say I should hate, because I see it as nothing but a distraction tactic.

    I'm willing to chalk this one up to "deserving, acceptable target that had this coming for quite some time and is finally getting their due critique."
  • Re: The American Government Thread: Closed for 5 days and the World went crazy.

    Wasted wrote: »
    Private website. 1st Amendment doesn't apply.

    Objection! *Bangs hand on desk*

    Wasted! The president has used his Twitter account on numerous occasions to publish information about government activities as well as policies he is considering pursuing. Therefore, while Twitter itself may be a private website... he is using it as a venue for public information!

    And because of that... it is entirely reasonable to expect any American citizen to be able to access his Twitter posts!