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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Indeed. And who could blame Stalin for murdering 15,000 Polish officers in the Katyn Forest to distance himself from a potential PR liability?
    Right because protest is the same as murdering

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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Indeed. And who could blame Stalin for murdering 15,000 Polish officers in the Katyn Forest to distance himself from a potential PR liability?
    Yes, pushing a CEO out the door with what I'm sure is a lovely severance package and systematically murdering 15,000 people is a comparable scenario.

    Congratulations, though, you're the first person I've seen to drag a 60-years dead Soviet dictator into the conversation. I'm sure you're VERY proud.
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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

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    It was made into a PR liability by people wishing to silence dissent by targeting individuals to intimidate others. And they are absolutely willing to use government to do it.
    Oh, bull****. At the time he made the donation, California had disclosure laws that kicked in at a certain threshold, which in this case was the exact amount of the donation -- $1,000. If he had donated $999, nobody would know about it. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. When you are part of a company like Mozilla and openly go against that company's ideals, there's going to be blowback. As I said earlier, it's probably a little much. But let's can the whole "ZOMG THEY WANT TO SILENCE CONSERVATIVES" and recognize it for what it is. The free market spoke. Figured you conservatives would love that.
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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Furthermore, the delicious irony is those people were murdered so they couldn't protest. Certain people want to use all the money in the world to push through laws that oppress without protest.

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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    It was made into a PR liability by people wishing to silence dissent by targeting individuals to intimidate others. And they are absolutely willing to use government to do it.
    I don't think you'll have many homosexuals with a working knowledge of history who see that street as one way. It wasn't until 2003 that sodomy laws were struck down, and against the wishes of the people and governments who would JAIL 'dissenters.'

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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    This story just shows the level of intolerance liberals display against dissenting opinions....
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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

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    This story just shows the level of intolerance liberals display against dissenting opinions....
    And another joins the "evil liberals" fiesta.
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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    And another joins the "evil liberals" fiesta.
    Lol, predictable like clockwork.

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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    I don't think you'll have many homosexuals with a working knowledge of history who see that street as one way. It wasn't until 2003 that sodomy laws were struck down, and against the wishes of the people and governments who would JAIL 'dissenters.'
    no doubt - although those laws hadn't been enforced for some time before that. And I don't think you will find many folks today on either side of the aisle calling for their reinstatement. Having previously fallen off the horse on one side, however, does not justify falling off the horse on the other.

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    Re: Mozilla’s CEO steps down amid gay marriage furor[W:577]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Oh, bull****. At the time he made the donation, California had disclosure laws that kicked in at a certain threshold, which in this case was the exact amount of the donation -- $1,000. If he had donated $999, nobody would know about it. Ignorance of the law is no excuse.
    ..... how in the world does that make his targeting not an attempt to make him into a PR liability by people wishing to silence dissent by targeting individuals to intimidate others who are willing to use government to do it?

    When you are part of a company like Mozilla and openly go against that company's ideals, there's going to be blowback. As I said earlier, it's probably a little much. But let's can the whole "ZOMG THEY WANT TO SILENCE CONSERVATIVES" and recognize it for what it is. The free market spoke. Figured you conservatives would love that.
    I don't have a problem with the mechanism of his removal. I have a problem with the use of government to enforce opinion and belief, such as in the previously discussed cases of those who do not wish to be forced to participate in homosexual weddings, and I have a problem with the need to politicize every aspect of human life in order to enforce ideological conformity. It is true that there is a definite desire to silence opposition on this issue, and that I also have a problem with. You don't win in civilized debate by threatening your opposition, but by convincing more people that you are correct. Using these tactics only increases partisanship in our country, as it promotes backlash and creates a narrative of us-against-them in stark moral terms. Homosexuals (sadly) will end up suffering from the use of these kinds of tactics as well, because they are teaching those who disagree with them or who maybe are ambivalent to see them as a threat.

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