Isn't this what free apps like HiYa and TrueCaller do?
With apps like that, you're still getting the robocalls, you just don't see them. The carrier still has to carry them. They take up bandwidth on the trunks and frequency allocation on the cell towers. The ones that originate as VOIP sessions from some boiler room in Bangalore clog up valuable spectrum on transatlantic cables. The earlier in the process they can be blocked, the better.
If a private business has a right to limit offensive speech on a social media platform in the name of moral righteousness, they have just as much right to deny service to people they find objectionable on the same grounds such as homosexuals or muslims.
Not if they want to do business in the the United States they don't. Religious groups are a federally protected class, and with very few exceptions, cannot be denied service on that basis. Sexual orientation is gaining traction as a protected class at the state level; any web-based service discriminating on that basis is likely to run afoul of some of these states' laws (for clarity, "public accommodation" in the context of that map means a business that is open to the public).
Would you be OK with ISP's being pressured by moral crusaders to not provide connectivity to people who host "offensive" content because the moral crusaders decide to label everyone they don't agree with "neo-nazis"?
No, I wouldn't be OK with that because the moral groups would have no standing or injury. Unlike YouTube and its advertisers, the moral groups in your scenario are not party to any contract with the ISP or its customers. Further, I'm of the opinion that ISPs should be regulated as utilities and required to serve anyone who's capable of paying their bill, just like the electric company. That, I suppose, is another discussion entirely.
Words like "derogatory" take on a whole new meaning in Silicon Valley on on college campuses today than they do in red state America.
Why not set up your own video streaming site that caters to red state America? You could call it "RedTube."
This has absolutely nothing to do with freedom of speech. You're welcome to buy a server and host all the racist, hateful videos you care to upload. YouTube isn't required to host them for you, and their advertisers aren't required to pay for the privilege.
Right you are, Mary was but a child when the predator Joseph popped her cherry. He'd be in prison for that nowadays in any civilized country. They couldn't fess up to a little hanky panky so they told a little fib about "God did it," and 2000 years later, we're still paying the price!
It's going to be hilarious if this is part of the Trump corruption investigation, and it turns out the rioters were being coordinated by Team Trump. Given Trump's penchant for projection, and his constant accusations that anyone protesting him must be a hired ringer, it wouldn't surprise me if his people are the ones importing paid agitators.
Do any of you really think the police want to have their time and limited resources wasted because they have to have a 'Craigslist Squad' to track down people selling used electronics?
Frankly, yes; it's easy work. Look how much time they spend these days setting up prostitution stings on Backpage, surfing Facebook looking for pictures of high schoolers consuming alcohol, etc. versus actually being out in the community and walking beats. You can eat a lot more donuts sitting at a computer.
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Any marketer/sales droid that relies on phones instead of email and messaging should be fired.
The worst ones use both. You answer the phone and the guy's like "Hey this is Gary from Solar Winds, did you get the email I just sent you?" Fuck no you spamming cockwipe, my entire company rejects email from your entire company, and I guess I just found a new phone number for our PBX guy to filter out. Why in the hell would you send me an email and then call me about it moments later? Fucking marketers.
Well its obviously Islamophobic as are so many things like, for example, not wanting to live under Sharia law.
Christian extremist law is a far more realistic threat to the United States than Sharia law.
Half the country is very concerned with job loss due to immigration
Yet they seem far more interested in kicking out the immigrants than in punishing the companies who are hiring them. An immigrant can't take your job unless your employer gets rid of you and hires the immigrant. Instead of ICE showing up at courthouses to round up and deport people, maybe the Department of Labor should start showing up at corporate headquarters and carting those folks off.
And when it does load, I can hardly read what's on the page, aside from the blue "Please Explain." The text that says "write here" is barely visible, too small and way too light. Light gray on white is not exactly conducive to a good UI.
It is simply not being reported.
Yeah, definitely the most non-reported story of 2017.
"There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them" - Heisenberg