Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:46 UTC
Legal The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.
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RE: Slant
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 13:21 UTC in reply to "Slant"
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That being said, would you mind toning down your personal views and gripes in the article summaries

Yes, I would mind. OSNews is not an RSS feed - we're a place for expressing opinions to foster discussion. You can express dissent to said opinions in the comments, and, as we've done lots of times before, you can write dissenting articles as well, which we'll publish without hesitation.

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by Icaria on Sat 27th Nov 2010 13:43 in reply to "RE: Slant"
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by Morgan on Sat 27th Nov 2010 20:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Slant"
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Wait, so you disagree with a quote Thom used on his site, therefore you tell him to remove the quote, so that you won't feel so embarrassed to share the link.

And in an article about censorship no less. Classic.

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by LouisBarman on Sat 27th Nov 2010 14:24 in reply to "RE: Slant"
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Yes Thom, please don't tone down your personal views and gripes. I always enjoy reading your outrageous opinions. I can never quite tell if you really mean it or if you are just trying to gently wind up us readers. But that is half the fun of this site.

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by jessesmith on Sat 27th Nov 2010 14:30 in reply to "RE: Slant"
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You say you're open to opposing views, yet you continue to mock and complain about the opposing views in the comments. Politics are getting dragged into technical discussions unnecessarily. Come on, Thom, the site is OSnews, not OSflamebait.

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by WereCatf on Sun 28th Nov 2010 08:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Slant"
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Come on, Thom, the site is OSnews, not OSflamebait.

It has ALWAYS been OSflamebait. And that's actually one of the reasons I frequent the site so often.

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by Moredhas on Sun 28th Nov 2010 08:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Slant"
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Part of the fun of having an opinion is mocking the opposing opinions. I don't mock people for the opinions they hold, I just mock their position. They may feel mocked by extension, but that's part of the risk of having an opinion: the chance someone might disagree and find it ludicrous or even reprehensible.

Mock away, if you wish. I normally apply this logic to my... general dislike... of religion. People have the right to believe what they want to believe, but I won't be forced to respect something I find entirely ridiculous, nor will I force them to respect the idea there is no God. I have a few religious friends, and out of respect for them, not their faith, I still shut up and bow my head while they say grace.

Anyway, the point is, I had an onion tied to my belt - which was the STYLE at the time...

Edited 2010-11-28 08:36 UTC

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by meridianrebel on Mon 29th Nov 2010 15:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Slant"
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I agree. The political comments really turn me away from this site. It's one thing for someone to submit a story, and then post their personal views in the Comments section - but when their views are part of the "story", then that takes away from a good bit of integrity from the site. And, the thing is, if it really came down to getting into a debate that has emotional ramifications with a site admin - who do you think would win? The admin can very easily just ban your account without hesitation during an emotional debate. So, this wouldn't be a level playing field at all.

But, if Thom wants to use this site to spew his personal views and opinions, then so be it. I just feel that it's really juvenile for him to do so.

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by pfortuny on Sat 27th Nov 2010 19:28 in reply to "RE: Slant"
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This time Thom is right. Which does not necessarily mean that he is wrong every other time.

If you do not like a newspaper, you've got the easiest of options: do not read it. If you do not like an article, yo've got the easiest of options: stop reading it. Use induction now.


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