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    Re: TSA to Block "Controversial Opinion" on the Web

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    If I owned a business or ran a department, I would block sites like DP on all computers but mine.
    LOL - that's rather unfair
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    Re: TSA to Block "Controversial Opinion" on the Web

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The list the memo says are blocked:

    I wonder why that list was not included in the OP...maybe because it would make this seem pretty reasonable....
    Which makes no sense.

    TSA has blocked those things listed above since last year.

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    Re: TSA to Block "Controversial Opinion" on the Web

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Which makes no sense.

    TSA has blocked those things listed above since last year.
    Well that is interesting. Sure would be nice to actually see this memo.
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    Re: TSA to Block "Controversial Opinion" on the Web

    As long as they don't block controversial Debate, Football, Gadget, and Wrestling sites then I don't care.

    And Penny-Arcade.

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    Re: TSA to Block "Controversial Opinion" on the Web

    Nothing on that list said that porn is blocked.... looks like your dime is still being wasted. :P

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post

    All in all, this is a stupid non-issue story. I don't want government employees playing games, checking out porn, watching movies or reading up on anything that could be considered "controversial opinion" on my dime. Let them do it at home.
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    Re: TSA to Block "Controversial Opinion" on the Web

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Yeah, I find that alot of right wingers are very concerned with broad terms now that a democrat is in office.

    All in all, this is a stupid non-issue story. I don't want government employees playing games, checking out porn, watching movies or reading up on anything that could be considered "controversial opinion" on my dime. Let them do it at home.
    I dont need to see citations and 'evidence'...but surely you have examples of conservatives attempting to block liberal sites? Conservatives dont have to attempt to limit extreme liberal "controversial" programming. the lack of viewership and commercial support does that on its own.

    But see...here is the problem with taking the stance that its OK to block views not your own. Eventually...your guys arent going to be in power. And what happens when the next set of people are elected in...and they take "controversial opinions" to mean all those groups that YOU support?

    Most government agencies already block some web content. On many federal installations, web access is limited to .mil and .gov domains. Thats fine...really. And at the end of the day...if it werent for that very generic term "controversial sites" I would think this a non-issue...completely appropriate.Just remember...once you start advocating and endorsing the limitations on speech you disagree with...well...you wont have **** to say when they are attacking speech you DO agree with.

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    Re: TSA to Block "Controversial Opinion" on the Web

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I dont need to see citations and 'evidence'...but surely you have examples of conservatives attempting to block liberal sites? Conservatives dont have to attempt to limit extreme liberal "controversial" programming. the lack of viewership and commercial support does that on its own.

    But see...here is the problem with taking the stance that its OK to block views not your own. Eventually...your guys arent going to be in power. And what happens when the next set of people are elected in...and they take "controversial opinions" to mean all those groups that YOU support?

    Most government agencies already block some web content. On many federal installations, web access is limited to .mil and .gov domains. Thats fine...really. And at the end of the day...if it werent for that very generic term "controversial sites" I would think this a non-issue...completely appropriate.Just remember...once you start advocating and endorsing the limitations on speech you disagree with...well...you wont have **** to say when they are attacking speech you DO agree with.
    Why do I need evidence of conservatives blocking liberal sites? I never made that claim...

    Also, noones limiting freedom of speech dude. They're limiting what sites the can visit. Big difference.

    If they find that they block only conservative sites or only liberal sites I'll be up in arms, but until then I'm going to point out that this is a non-issue that some overly sensitive butt-hurt republicans are trying to turn into a story.

    Please point out where I agreed with blocking speech that I disagreed with...

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    Re: TSA to Block "Controversial Opinion" on the Web

    Quick test....

    Free Republican - Able to be accessed
    World Net Daily - Able to be accessed
    Rush Limbaugh.com - Able to be accessed
    Drudge Report - Able to be accessed
    Fox News - Able to be accessed (and is on in the gym 24/7)
    Newsmax - Able to be accessed
    Townhall - Able to be accessed
    National Review Online - Able to be accessed
    The Heritage Foundation - Able to be accessed
    Glenn Beck - Able to be accessed
    Newsbusters- Able to be accessed
    The American Thinker - Able to be accessed
    Conservapedia - Able to be accessed
    The Daily Paul - Able to be accessed
    Brietbart - Able to be accessed
    Campaign for Liberty - Able to be accessed
    Contract From America - Able to be accessed
    Little Green Footballs - Able to be accessed

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    Re: TSA to Block "Controversial Opinion" on the Web

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Why do I need evidence of conservatives blocking liberal sites? I never made that claim...

    Also, noones limiting freedom of speech dude. They're limiting what sites the can visit. Big difference.

    If they find that they block only conservative sites or only liberal sites I'll be up in arms, but until then I'm going to point out that this is a non-issue that some overly sensitive butt-hurt republicans are trying to turn into a story.

    Please point out where I agreed with blocking speech that I disagreed with...
    I accept that UNLESS it starts happening it is a non issue. And I PERSONALLY have no problem if they block ALL opinion sites. Its that very vague definition of 'controversial'
    that has me edged. limiting access strictly to .mil and .gov sites makes good business sense...except of course that MOST phones can access internet...netbooks are dirt cheap...and not uncommon right next to peoples computers...etc

    And if I mistook your first sentence (conservatives concerns for 'broad terms') wrong then my apologies.

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    Re: TSA to Block "Controversial Opinion" on the Web

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Quick test....

    Free Republican - Able to be accessed
    World Net Daily - Able to be accessed
    Rush Limbaugh.com - Able to be accessed
    Drudge Report - Able to be accessed
    Fox News - Able to be accessed (and is on in the gym 24/7)
    Newsmax - Able to be accessed
    Townhall - Able to be accessed
    National Review Online - Able to be accessed
    The Heritage Foundation - Able to be accessed
    Glenn Beck - Able to be accessed
    Newsbusters- Able to be accessed
    The American Thinker - Able to be accessed
    Conservapedia - Able to be accessed
    The Daily Paul - Able to be accessed
    Brietbart - Able to be accessed
    Campaign for Liberty - Able to be accessed
    Contract From America - Able to be accessed
    Little Green Footballs - Able to be accessed
    Thank you sir. I think we can move this into the nonissue category now.
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