I missed this in the news when it happened.
Or google news youtube banned and a lot of articles about it come up.
We NEED those men and women to hear Dr. Paul.
I don't know the details of how military persons overseas take part in the election process. Do they even vote in the primaries?
Anyway, I don't understand the reasons for banning those websites, but I doubt there is much we can do about it (it's not like any rights are being violated, right?), there has to be some outlet for them to research the candidates though. Youtube and myspace aren't the only place you can use to read up on Ron Paul or any of the candidates.
Living in San Antonio we have a lot of military friends. All have mixed feelings about this. It's supposed to be for national security but they don't like their freedoms being infringed.
"If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will Lose its freedom: and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too."
- William Somerset Maugham
Why, of COURSE they take part in elections!
They do, don't they?
Suddenly I'm unsure about this.
A little help here ??? do active in combat troops get a vote?
I can't say I disagree with this - the title of this post is misleading, youtube and myspace are not banned for troops. They are blocked on the official Department of Defense network because of the fact that the internet bandwidth being used by people accessing these sites on official Department of Defense systems connected to the official Department of Defense network was causing congestion that affected official communications. Basically, this is just a step to block personal use of "work" computers, with which I don't disagree. Commercial internet connectivity is not available everywhere in the world, but if you're so far out on the front lines as to not have access to commercial internet connectivity, then I doubt you have time for youtube and myspace anyway.
Okay, so this is just DoD making sure stateside employees are working instead of playing online?
Good luck with THAT idea, lol...
My tax dollars pay for government workers to work, not to surf the interwebs. ＞・＜
Remember that internal IRS study that showed some god awful number of IRS employees spent their days looking at porn online instead of working?
That was a few years back...still makes me laugh, though...
Oh, the stories I could tell - but won't because of work contracts and non-disclosure.