Free Speech......

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    I recently (and sadly) terminated my association with another message board......
    Where I had been very happily exercising whatever remains of my little grey cells for well over three years.
    The CAUSE...... Was MY SUBJECTIVE STANCE regarding FREE SPEECH.

    Ergo......
    I am now searching for another forum that TOLERATES EVERY ASPECT OF FREE SPEECH, and thus far (given the sampling I have read to date) this board may be capable of brewing my preferred taste in this tolerant tea.
    We shall see!

    About me...... I am OLD, but not necessarily WISE.
    IMNHO...... Wisdom, like beauty, is best left to the eye of the beholder.
    My computer skills are scant, and I am a "hunt and peck" typist.
    I do not POST quantity.
    I am more than content with occassional quality.
    I almost never author message board missives unless I am intoxicated with the energy and pleasure I enjoy after drinking rather copious amounts of GOOD cold beer.
    My posts tend to be lengthy...... And purposely scribbled in a manner that requires more than a casual effort to decently dissect their intended meaning.

    I care not a fig to CONVINCE anyone of anything!
    My primary purpose for partaking in modern day message board falderol is to exercise MY little grey cells, and hopefully delay the mental decay that is seldom prevented by any other means save an early death.

    There's MORE......
    I am never at a lose for MORE on damn near any topic......
    But that's enough for now.

    Cheers.
     
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    Did you bring beer?
     
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    Get back in yer cage.
     
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    You can say anything but *****.
     
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    The evil vader word! Shame on you Xeno. :evil:
     
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    this is not entirely a free speech board, but it's fairly free, nevertheless.
     
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    ...if you don't count the agony of having to read the drivel of the adolescents amongst the fold as payment, yes it's free.

    Welcome, Spinoza. I am Hye Asaratis. Most of the time, you can find intelligent, polite debate on several of the forums here. The bell shaped curve dictates that there will be exceptions to everything.

    Watch your spelling, or I shall send the Spelling Police to your door.

    ...and you should try moderate consumption of single malt scotches rather than copious amounts of beer. It is more pleasing to the physical and mental condition of the imbiber and leaves the brain cells ready to perform complex algorithms even as the rest of the body sleeps it off. It also enables one to dream in technicolor HD...and to jump tall buildings in a single bound.

    Cheers! :beer:
     
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    Welcome to the USMB.

    By the way, the only message board out there where "free speech" isn't somewhat limited by board rules will be the one you own yourself.

    Freedom of speech in the 1st Amendment covers government action, not private. So that when you sign on to a message board, you really have no free speech rights. Just like I wouldn't have, in your home.

    All that said, the USMB admin and mods try to stay as "hands off" as possible. But they DO have their rules and they DO pretty much enforce them, albeit with a usually gentle hand. It's not a nanny state like so many other political boards out there.
     

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