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Congradulations America Your Worse Than Russia, 34 Convicted of Free Speech
06-01-2008, 03:22 PM,
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Congradulations America Your Worse Than Russia, 34 Convicted of Free Speech
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34 People have been tried and convicted for exercising their first amendent rights to free speech. They were protesting and calling for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison, a facility which on every level is in complete violation of the Geneva Convention and international law. Of all places, they were arrested in front of the US Supreme Justice Court Buildings. Many were incredulous that this has happened, and they will soon be sentenced:

Quote:Judge Wendell Gardner will sentence the defendants tomorrow (Friday, May 30),
in D.C. Superior Court (courtroom 218, 500 Indiana Ave),
and has indicated that some are likely to receive prison sentences.

http://www.witnesstorture.org/node/978
http://www.witnesstorture.org
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06-01-2008, 04:17 PM,
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Congradulations America Your Worse Than Russia, 34 Convicted of Free Speech
"unlawful free speech"

Is there even such a crime on the books?
Anyone know where to find the code?
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06-01-2008, 05:18 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-01-2008, 05:19 PM by Yakhont26.)
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Congradulations America Your Worse Than Russia, 34 Convicted of Free Speech
I did not finish the post, why I stated that America is worse than Russia is based on the following:

Congradulations America you are now worse than Russia, because at least there, they already know they do not have free speech.
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06-01-2008, 06:49 PM,
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Congradulations America Your Worse Than Russia, 34 Convicted of Free Speech
Everyone has free speech, it's just the notion of having to be governed by laws, whether or not they 'give' you the 'right' or not, that is the problem.
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&A stupid man's report of what a clever man says is never accurate because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.& -- Bertrand Russell
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06-01-2008, 08:43 PM,
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Congradulations America Your Worse Than Russia, 34 Convicted of Free Speech
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06-01-2008, 10:41 PM,
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Congradulations America Your Worse Than Russia, 34 Convicted of Free Speech
Quote:Congradulations America you are now worse than Russia, because at least there, they already know they do not have free speech.

What you just said reminds me of two immigrants I met a few years back.

My buddy Dan and I were stripping forms off of a concrete wall, and next door to us, two framers were framing a house on an already finished basement. The dudes next door stopped for lunch, and Dan suggested we do likewise. We walked over next door and chatted over lunch with these guys.

They were both from some former East-Block country like Hungary, CZ.... whatever... former soviet satelite. I didn't have ConCen then, but I was awake and took the conversation into the political arena.
I asked these guys what they thought of Canada versus growing up without freedom and they LAUGHED at me and the notion they weren't free.

They went on to explain that while it was true they couldn't criticize their gov, and possible travel, in many aspects they were freer than they were in Kanuckistan. (Canada) I asked them to explain further and they gave some examples:

1) Building PERMIT... you just DO IT. No questions asked.
2) Safety equipment... if you didn't want to wear safety glasses, steel toed boots and a hard hat, you didn't have to.... It's your life and your health and the gov wasn't going to mandate your safety.

I could list other examples, but bascially in a nutshell, besides gov crtitique, you could be free as a soviet to do whatever you wanted to. A soviet citizen was FREE to do all the things we take for granted.... like go to work... spend your paycheque as you see fit.... get drunk if you want...marry who you want... seek post secondary edu if you want... etc etc.

Now that I read a thread today on CC about 34 (43?) arrested for protesting Gitmo.... we've stopped to the same level... if not lower. :sad:
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