Freedom of speech is the liberty to freely say what one pleases, as well as the related liberty to hear what others have stated. Beginning in the last half of the twentieth century, it has been commonly understood as encompassing all types of expression, including art, movies, pictures, songs, dances, bodily movements and gestures, and all other forms of expressive communication.
*Such as Internet Forums*
Freedom of speech is often regarded as an integral concept in modern liberal democracies, where it is understood to outlaw censorship. Free speech is nowadays also protected by international human rights law, notably under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, although implementation remains lacking in many countries.
*The United States isn't one of them and, although I understand that MM is Canadian-owned and operated, I DO believe that the infidels north of the order also subscribe to same said Declaration.*
The right to freedom of expression is not considered unlimited; governments may still punish (but not prohibit) certain damaging types of expressions. Under international law, restrictions on free speech are required to comport with a strict three part test: they must be provided by law; pursue an aim recognized as legitimate; and they must be necessary (i.e., proportionate) for the accomplishment of that aim. Amongst the aims considered legitimate are protection of the rights and reputations of others (prevention of defamation), and the protection of national security and public order, health and morals.
*Read into all that what you wish, but MM is not, repeat NOT a government*
So ... it is not solely because of my involvement with the previous posting individual and voice of reason, but also in the interest of freedom of expression, that I bring the previous thread back from Thread Nazi Limbo. Come and get me! *Flashes finger*
Love your post Fun4two...Now Im afraid to use names after reading 5Ws post. lol
I will DEFINATELY be keeping in contact with you my beautiful friend. :) Who the heck else is going to keep me in line w/all the pre-nursing classes? OMG when I get to all the science classes Im toast :( Do you tutor over the phone? LOL
wwwww123 write: Cat "You all know what Im talking about lmao Flowers around your neck dahlin
Sure we know what you were talking about, we can read. You will never get out of this one.
Wow amazing to think I got laid 11 times Friday evening at the Title Company Dinner and 3 times in less than an hour last night at the Luau at Jaspers ROFLMAO
Cat - you are a riot! But I knew that already.... LOL
Should I call 911 to report there is a riot? Anyone duking it out so I can call the media too? Where would be a good address to send them to that we could all show up to watch the show? lol ANGER MANAGEMENT! :-))
No kidding lmao I think a boxing ring somewhere...lol
Toonces write: there is a secret clause to the amendment u have the right to get laid and ignore the rest -- focus on that
Whhhhoooooooooo We have the right to get laid...whooooohooooooo I went to a luau the night before and last night after dinner...man I got laid alot hahahaha
talk like that will get you in trouble with Batman! Better watch it, you may have to explain the pun! LOL
Yeah you are right! Didn't think about that....do you understand what a luau is Batman?
The eloquent words vis-a-vis the First Amendment are not mine, I wish I was indeed that eloquent. ALSO I DIDN'T MAKE EITHER OF THESE POSTS SO THAT EVERYONE COULD PUT THE GLOVES ON AND START DUKING IT OUT AGAIN. I merely wanted them to appear so that, for a time, people could read and remember what ruined the forums at present. MM seemed not to want this known, so I took it upon myself to do what I did.
To anyone to whom my action seemed to be arrogance, anyone who knows me also knows that I would loathe the idea of being that sort of person, and I humbly apologize for any appearance of such on my part.
LOOKATME2 write: The "named lady" is becoming the master of having threads and posts removed. I guess the truth really hurts.
We ALL Love you Fun4Two
That truly is crazyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! The insecurities of others realllllllllllly hurts people and they just don't realize what they are doing :( I mean ALOT of good people have been hurt or frusterated over all this...Over What?
Suzan yes indeedy...we do love and miss you dearly! You are more than an online babysitter to me now Suzan..you are my dear dear friend...Love ya dahlin!
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Take your pulse Lorrie ... relax ... I've decided not to stoop to your level ... so this won't be nearly as painful as it could have been. Just remember, I can always change my mind and go there ... please don't force my hand.
There are several other of you, as well, who should have the need to check your pulses ... GOOD ... I enjoyed the shock value ... now, it's my turn to have my say publicly ...
Drama is abundant on this site ... I've never belonged to any other ... so it may be something that is the standard fare on all sites ... I don't know. I know that I'm finished with the Internet Dating realm ... it's been enlightening ... truly ... an education ... but, as with all education ... there comes a point, when it's completed ... and I've reached that point.
This will hopefully be my last post on these threads ... so, enjoy it for what it is ... my opinion ... and experiences that molded that opinion. I have been a friend and confidante to many on these forum threads, and as such, I have been privy to much confidential information ... and have always maintained your confidences. I have decided to continue to maintain them ... for the time being ... and use generalized or hypothetical situations and examples to describe my impressions.
Do you remember when you were ... say 10 to 12 years old ... and the object of life was to be part of the popular crowd? It sometimes included destructive behavior towards others ... and we didn't understand how hurtful that could be ... until it happened to someone we really liked ... or possibly to ourselves? It appears that there are many people stuck in that mind frame ... and I just don't understand it. We ARE adults chronologically ... what happened to the mental development?
Out of control jealousies have the capability of devastation ... and I've seen that at work here between some of the women on this site. Private/personal email and IM conversations (between women AND between men and women), forwarded, copied, edited to completely change the meaning ... and forwarded further ... some, in hopes of personal gain and others, for pure meanness.
WARNING ... be careful with whom you correspond ... doesn't matter what you write ... it can be changed and forwarded ... and it's difficult to explain away what isn't real, but looks real. I've watched this behavior destroy cyber-friendships and romantic relationships on this site.
Who are these people you're conversing with? Do you know them? Are they your 'best friend' ... even though you've never actually met? How involved are you in each other's lives considering you're only involvement is through electronic means?
Have you ever talked to someone who is addicted to a TV program ... someone, who when they speak of the characters, speak and act as if they know them personally? We have among us, several players in the cyber world who are like this ... but, the things they say about most of the 'characters' on this "program" ... are not usually in the best light. These people tend to focus on the negative ... because the positives make them feel less "worthy" ... and they need to be liked ... they need to be popular.
Have you ever known a person who believes that he or she is entitled to everything? Even if they don't really want it ... they simply don't want anyone else to have it either? These people will claim rights/possession/etc. of whatever they want ... and try to bully, intimidate, harass, or whatever means necessary to achieve their possession of that 'item'. This is a sick game, when you're dealing with human beings, and feelings and emotions. BEWARE ... if you have a simple, friendly open line of communication with someone ... and they suddenly act as though they own you and your attention ... run like hell!!
There are a few people who thrive on negative energy ... feed on it ... need it to survive. These people will attempt to befriend you, draw you into their confidences, and begin their personal war of negativity ... WARNING: negative energy is a waste of time ... don't get drawn into it ... it can be destructive!
There are many people on this site who pretend to be something or someone they have no ability to be. Again, I don't know why, other than the possible exception that they are mentally unstable ... unhappy with who/what they are ... unable to live in reality ... prefer the pretend world and safety found behind a computer monitor.
I hope that those people to whom this post is directed will try to get the necessary help you need to overcome some of your issues. There will always be crazy people and players and gold diggers on sites such as these ... just as there are out in the bars, pubs, and clubs around the country. I only hope that my friends don't end up hurt any further because of these unfortunate souls.
All that said ... I have also made some really terrific friends on this site ... both male and female. Those of you to whom I'm speaking know how I feel, and we will definitely keep in touch. Nashville is just a hop, skip and a jump away!
I look forward to beginning a new chapter in my life ... one filled with love and laughter ... I'll miss all the fun we used to have here ... but, will not miss the mean-spirited, manipulative, maniacal, backstabbing, backbiting etc etc of MM.
Good luck to all of you ... my wish for you is to each find your soul mate ... but in the meantime ... laugh, play, and have fun ~ always have fun ... it's contagious you know!!