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Comment: Re:Riiiight. (Score 1) 216

So everyone under 25 is a brain dead moron?.

No, just your average person... the description of the crime fits that narrative. Perhaps you were a genius who understood there were consequences to your actions - science has shown us that's not typical of the under-25 crowd.

So... congratulations on taking the comment completely the wrong way.

Comment: Re:SAVE US AND THE WEB FROM MOZILLA! (Score 1) 314

by gfxguy (#49608137) Attached to: Mozilla Begins To Move Towards HTTPS-Only Web

he did not lose his freedom of speech at all; freedom of speech != freedom from any and all ramifications.

So in your version of the USA, people can say whatever they like, and consequently be (fired | publicly shamed | arrested | executed) and you consider that freedom of speech?

I'd hate to think what you consider to be a LACK of freedom of speech! Cutting-out of tongue at birth?

No, that's not what I said, but thanks for trying. Arrested and executed are functions of government, the government cannot limit your freedom of speech. Getting fired from a private corporation (which is not even what happened, but I'll play along) is not a violation of free speech.

Comment: Re:SAVE US AND THE WEB FROM MOZILLA! (Score 1) 314

by gfxguy (#49594833) Attached to: Mozilla Begins To Move Towards HTTPS-Only Web
I'm only saying that the complaint is about hypocrisy; the public outcry against someone "defending traditional marriage" dwarfs the public outcry against someone supporting same sex marriage (despite popular support in the U.S. being roughly equal), when the fact of the matter is people should just shrug and move on. For the record, I'm not arguing on this guy's behalf because I'm against same sex marriage - I'm not, I really don't care (and as such you could put me in the "supports" category), I just agree with the opinion that the public outcry is hypocritical.

Comment: Re:SAVE US AND THE WEB FROM MOZILLA! (Score 2) 314

by gfxguy (#49594227) Attached to: Mozilla Begins To Move Towards HTTPS-Only Web
I agree... he did not lose his freedom of speech at all; freedom of speech != freedom from any and all ramifications. However, I think the point Anonymous Coward was making is that if it were reversed, and someone lost their job for supporting same sex marriage, you'd never hear the end of it.

Comment: Re:How About (Score 4, Insightful) 224

by gfxguy (#49306667) Attached to: Chevy Malibu 'Teen Driver' Tech Will Snitch If You Speed
No. There's plenty of space to learn - and now there's recourse for abusing the freedom they've been given. The car doesn't shut off, the parents are required to remove driving privileges... if my kids want to drive my car, there are rules. I already told my son (months away from getting his license) that I will never buy him a car - I will by myself a car and let him use it as long as he's obeying the rules. He didn't complain... I don't owe him a car. It's a privilege. If he doesn't want to be monitored, he can pay for his own car and his own insurance... it's just that simple.

Comment: Re:It is time to get up one way or the other (Score 1) 1089

by gfxguy (#49306643) Attached to: Obama: Maybe It's Time For Mandatory Voting In US
The context of my statement was presidential elections. Ideally, the president should matter very little. Unfortunately, after 240 years, the U.S. Constitution is essentially turned on it's head. In times of peace, the majority of governing is supposed to happen locally. If that still happened, we'd have much greater control over our local politics.

Comment: Re:It is time to get up one way or the other (Score 1) 1089

by gfxguy (#49302661) Attached to: Obama: Maybe It's Time For Mandatory Voting In US
The other bad part about that is that by the time the primaries get to my state, the ones I liked have already been eliminated by the party establishment. I can vote in either primary (but not both) because we don't do party registration in my state, but by the time the primaries come around, anyone that would have made a significant difference is already eliminated.

Life in the state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. - Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan

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