• jmdrake's Avatar
    Today, 11:15 PM
    Please explain to me how to rewrite or repeal section 230 in a way that doesn't expose RonPaulForums.com to liability.
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  • jmdrake's Avatar
    Today, 11:08 PM
    You mean like Jeff Sessions, Mike Pompeo and John Bolton? Oops...my bad. Wrong administration. :rolleyes:
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  • jmdrake's Avatar
    Today, 11:06 PM
    Hmmmm...."Good faith." Here's where things get sticky. Back in 2016 Facebook was hauled in front of congressional committees to answer for there "misdeeds" of "not reigning in Russian bots" that were "hacking the election." And of course the pressure is ramping up to "reign in" the "Q-Anon terrorists" that caused the January 6th "insurrection." Before 2016 the issue was how to stop ISIS from "radicalizing using social media." And no. It doesn't come down to section 230. That's a red herring. This very forum would not survive section 230 repeal. Not even a redefinition of "good faith." I explain that over and over again and nobody seems to get it. The problem with big corporate tech is....it's big corporate tech. If Facebook had the size and scope of RonPaulForums.com nobody would give a rat's ass how arbitrarily they ran their website. But they aren't that size and scope. They are a huge mega-corporation. Corporate person-hood is the problem. And when you have multiple corporations operating as a trust, sharing data and conspiring to control as much of the sector as possible, that's a violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust act. There is already a vehicle in place to deal with this situation that doesn't get into the impossibly vague question of WTH "good faith" means.
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  • jmdrake's Avatar
    Today, 10:53 PM
    Right. Section 230 limited liability isn't the problem. If there was real competition this wouldn't even be an issue. Anti-trust laws are meant to keep real competition going. If corporations weren't getting a better deal than sole proprietorships then all businesses would be sole proprietorships or at the very least the largest businesses would be sole proprietorships. These people aren't stupid. LOL @ what the government "rakes in in taxes." How much tax did Donald Trump pay last year? Dividends are taxed at a lower rate than income. That's why Warren Buffet's secretary pays a hire tax rate than he does. And LOL at the "owners of a business are individuals as well that should have the identical protections as any other individual" argument. They have greater protections by the fact that they can shield themselves from liability from their bad corporate decisions. Really, I think you're dealing with cognitive dissonance. You can't wrap your mind around the obvious. Unbridled corporate power is a problem. The problem exists because corporate power is, by definition, an extension of government power. The lobbyists for the corporations help draft the laws and they are not drafting those laws to oppress themselves. They draft them to oppress you.
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  • oyarde's Avatar
    Today, 09:34 PM
    I bought two Indian Heads today , an Uncirculated MS66 1938 D nickel and an Uncirculated 1911 D 2 1/2 dollar Gold , nearly as handsome as I .
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  • oyarde's Avatar
    Today, 09:30 PM
    RIP
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  • TheTexan's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 PM
    I'm still waiting to get refunded for the money I was forced to pay as a result of the previous federal mandate that was ruled unconstitutional by SCOTUS.
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  • TheTexan's Avatar
    Today, 07:43 PM
    I still think there's enough of us to buy a country. The same way the Jews did. We just first need to get religious and get gassed a bit, but then we're on our path to sovereignty.
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  • TheTexan's Avatar
    Today, 07:36 PM
    To be perhaps overly-generous and/or zen-like, I would suggest that they aren't bad people. They just share a set of moralities that's entirely inconsistent with our own. Hence the need for separation. The only truly "bad people" are those who refuse to allow others to separate. Oh, and people who call the cops on others for some stupid petty shit. They can burn in hell.
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  • TheTexan's Avatar
    Today, 07:18 PM
    You're correct about the average person's priorities. Their priority is to provide a life for themselves that makes them happy. They generally don't care about politics, or whether Republicans can or can't post something online. Because they know that they have very little control over national politics and as such they pay very little attention to it. That does not mean however they are not petty tyrants who would without hesitation implement these exact same policies if they were the ones who had the power to do so. They vote the way that they do, because they believe in these policies.
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  • jmdrake's Avatar
    Today, 05:09 PM
    Is my solution to what? Facebook and Twitter? I'm not following you. What I know is this. We do not live in a free market and this country really never has been a true free market. There are aspects of the free market and there are aspects of government control. Trying to make everything fit into a free market lens is not practical. Look at HIPPA. That's government regulation that keeps healthcare providers from selling your private data. OMG! Regulation! Must be evil right? Well....no. No it's not. It is a GOOD thing that there at least some of my personal data that a corporation (or anybody else) collects from me is at least somewhat protected. Someone recently posted a thread about the military buying aggregated cell phone data that's available on the free market without a warrant. Totally constitutional. Maybe a federal law could be passed to keep the U.S. military from being allowed to buy that data, but that wouldn't keep the Chinese government from buying it. As for patents.....do you know why they exist? Hint, it's not to protect the patent holder. It's so the patent holder will make his invention available to the rest of the country so that when the patent runs out other people can make the invention. Sometimes that's good. Sometimes patents are abused. (Drug companies gouging people way past what they need to make a profit just because they have a patent on a life saving drug.) Here is the bottom line. Once one realizes that we don't really live in a free market, one can look at the broader issue of freedom! My freedom is not diminished if Facebook an, Google and Twitter get in trouble for secretly sharing data about who they are going to de-platform. Now repealing Section 230 of the CDA would affect my freedom because website, like this one, they I visit from time to time could get shut down without Section 230 CDA protection. That's it. It's simple freedom calculus. It's not hard to figure out.
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    Today, 04:40 PM
    jmdrake replied to a thread Rand 2024? in Rand Paul Forum
    Only a subset of those who voted for Trump believe the election was stolen and a smaller subset of that wanted to fight after the electoral college vote. That said the "always Trumpers" will be a formidable force in 2024.
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    Today, 04:34 PM
    jmdrake replied to a thread Rand 2024? in Rand Paul Forum
    :rolleyes: Matt, seriously? It's one thing to say "Well the vaccines out there so you can take it if you want." It's another thing to take taxpayer dollars and direct those dollars to purchasing the vaccine and direct those purchases to people who are most likely to die from taking that vaccine. This is even worse than the "bully pulpit" argument that acptulsa pointed out. Your argument is like saying "Well if the government doesn't pay for abortions and advocate for women having abortions than women are being denied abortions."
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    Today, 04:30 PM
    An LLC is a corporation. And there are limits to individual bankruptcy. If your LLC or corporation goes bankrupt, typically your personal assets aren't touched. A corporation you 100% own can go bankrupt and it not affect your credit. That's not at all true for personal bankruptcy. When the business model is dependent upon the largess of government. For example, a patent is, by definition, anti free market. So is copyright. It's got nothing to do with the size of the business per se, but government largess allows business to grow larger than they otherwise would. Free market depends in part on risk. The more owners are shielded from risk the less accountable they become. That's the problem Consider an actual case involving Section 230 of the CDA. Prodigy, an online service from the 1990s, was sued over a libelous message that one of their users posted. The state court found them libel because Prodigy had deleted some messages which, according to the state court's logic, made them an "editor" because they were exercising "editorial control." Prodigy countered that they had 60,000 messages a day and couldn't monitor all of them. They still lost. That's what prompted the passage of Section 230 in the CDA. Congress wanted online services to have a freehand to take down "offensive material" without being opened up to liability. Really Prodigy had a better defense than would RonPaulForums.com if Section 230 was repealed. RPF can't claim there is such a volume of messages that they couldn't all be moderated.
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    Today, 04:26 PM
    I love this guys suit!
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  • DamianTV's Avatar
    Today, 04:26 PM
    Youre right. Many will NOT wake up or open their eyes. Not until it is probably too late. And perhaps THAT is exactly what this is gonna take. See, I really believe that those in power have already made the decision for the people who let them walk all over everyone. Those in power have CHOSEN DEATH for a very high percentage of the population, world wide. If that is what it takes for people "wake up" then so be it. When it is THEIR OWN family, friends, and neighbors being hauled off to the US version of Internment Camps (which is now what they are pushing), then they STILL "might" wake up, but when it is THEM they have NO CHOICE but to wake up and see exactly how bad things are. One thing we all need to face is that A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GONNA DIE VERY SOON and at the hands of their own government. In the 20th century, governments have killed more people than all car accidents and shootings and fatal stabbings etc COMBINED. That should be a lesson to most of these people but it isnt. Why? What we are saying is reality, or as close to reality as we can get is so absolutely fucking terrifying that people CHOOSE to go back to sleep or to cower in a corner somewhere than to face the fact that they are about to be MURDERED. En Masse. Starvation or Virus or Sterilization or Gunpoint or Nukes, it makes very little difference to those that want us dead so long as we die. I think we here on the RPF.com website are being rather loud about this because we dont want to see a single person die. We want justice. Like the kind that is wrought in a Court of Law, where the Real Criminals who have stolen our election and plotted and planned our deaths in a True Conspiracy against We The People are given proper fair and legal trials. Not mob rule. Not Civil or even Global War, but a Court of Law. If we have had equal application of the Law, where blacks were not suppressed (which we know many are), and equal application of the Law when Antifa was actively involved in starting Riots, then we would not be in the situation we are today.
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  • Dr.3D's Avatar
    Today, 04:20 PM
    Is that guy talking to Uncle Fester?
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  • DamianTV's Avatar
    Today, 04:16 PM
    Personally I would vote RONPAULFORUMS.com IS the solution to Twitter and Fedbook! ... or open your own platform!
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  • jmdrake's Avatar
    Today, 04:12 PM
    The precedent for what happened to Parler already happened to Gab. For the life of me I don't understand why people didn't see that coming. Parler is (was?) a centralized application / platform. It was just owned by conservatives. True decentralized applications aren't owned by anyone. In contrast to Parler, there are different Mastodon servers. Taking down Mastodon would be like trying to get rid of email.
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  • DamianTV's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 PM
    Gave me a chuckle... "Black Lives Matter" are White Supremacists!
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  • Dr.3D's Avatar
    Today, 03:12 PM
    Doubt he can even think in English.
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  • TheTexan's Avatar
    Today, 02:57 PM
    Should "blame" be assigned for Jan 6 protest Or "credit" :cool:
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  • TheTexan's Avatar
    Today, 02:45 PM
    The majority are lost causes. This idea that people can be "educated" or "open their eyes" or "wake up" is almost entirely a fucking myth. The vast majority of people are set in their ways, and believe with just as much conviction in their ideals as you hold yours. They aren't going to wake up. Separate, or die, are the only two options.
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  • oyarde's Avatar
    Today, 02:41 PM
    They are not reasonable , nor will they ever be.
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  • TheTexan's Avatar
    Today, 02:35 PM
    If 95% of Democrats were reasonable, they wouldnt be making a concerted effort to suppress free speech, to the point where you're no longer allowed to say "the election was stolen", without fear of impeachment, harassment, death threats, deplatforming, etc. First amendment at this point no longer exists. 2nd is barely hanging on. And you call these people "reasonable"?
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  • oyarde's Avatar
    Today, 02:34 PM
    True , Melania has more class than anyone whose been there since Bush left without a doubt . Now if they could just teach biden to speak english .
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    Today, 02:29 PM
    Partisan hypocrisy on full display. If he had made fun of the accent of literally any other immigrant in this country, partisan Republicans would be cheering him on and partisan Democrats would have him in a pillory. This is the problem with partisanship. Principle makes it a jealous god.
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