View Poll Results: Should publishing/posting bomb-making instructions be protected as free speech?

Voters
59. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    40 67.80%
  • No

    18 30.51%
  • IDK/Other

    1 1.69%
Page 4 of 10 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 91

Thread: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

  1. #31
    Sage
    MoSurveyor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Last Seen
    04-13-17 @ 04:36 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    9,985

    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    I wouldn't mind if the government hacked that AQ website and changed their bomb making instructions. Either so that the bomb is a dud or bomb explodes in their face while they're assembling it.
    As long as it's hosted outside the US (and probably most of Europe) then I wouldn't have a problem with it - as long as they don't get caught!


    But that's quite a different subject than censoring websites.
    Mt. Rushmore: Three surveyors and some other guy.
    Life goes on within you and without you. -Harrison
    Hear the echoes of the centuries, Power isn't all that money buys. -Peart
    After you learn quantum mechanics you're never really the same again. -Weinberg

  2. #32
    Sage
    KevinKohler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    CT
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:37 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    15,972
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    I wouldn't mind if the government hacked that AQ website and changed their bomb making instructions. Either so that the bomb is a dud or bomb explodes in their face while they're assembling it.
    I WOULD mind if our government did that...but if, say, some, I don't know...Anonymous group did it, I certainly wouldn't put too much thought or effort in trying bring them to justice for the crime.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

  3. #33
    Resident Martian ;)
    PirateMk1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    California
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:08 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    9,922

    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    You have to put things in context, freedom of speech was about being able to openly criticize the government or anyone else for that matter without being executed as happened in countries that the founding fathers came from. Bomb making instructions are not in that category.
    I don't see ANY qualifications in that amendment. Congress may make NO law abridging the freedom of speech. Seems clear enough for me. Again what part of Congress shall not do you not understand?
    Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
    I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
    Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.

  4. #34
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    There are websites giving exact details on how to make bombs easily, including such as was used in the Boston murders and attack. Should the government be able to outlaw it? Should websites that give bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?
    Government should not be able to outlaw it. Websites should be protected, it is information and nothing more.

    Fear the educated populace.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  5. #35
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Last Seen
    07-16-13 @ 12:38 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    2,568

    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    You couldn't PAY me to click on a website like that!

    You'd have black S.U.V.'s in your driveway before you know it! Yikes!
    This site is monitored for extremist activity. The ultra right members who say water the tree of liberty are under investigation.

  6. #36
    Global Moderator
    Moderator

    Gina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:37 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    31,887

    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Other than mine.

    I kind of figure they keep a close tab on such sites. Like the fabled, Anarchist Cookbook site. I say fabled because I have never actually tried to find out if it was real or not.
    Yep, it's real and available on Amazon, according to a report I saw last night. The author has apologized for it and would like to see it removed from circulation. The publishing house which owns the rights, the author no longer does, dropped it saying there is no purpose to keeping it in print.
    I don't attack my constituents. Bob is my constituent now.
    This is the important stuff. We canít get lost in discrimination. We canít get lost in B.S. We canít get lost tearing each other down. I want to make a point here that no matter what you look like, where you come from, how you worship, who you love, how you identify, and yeah, how you run, that if you have good public policy ideas, if you are well qualified for office, bring those ideas to the table, because this is your America, too. This is our commonwealth of Virginia, too.
    Danica Roem - The nation's first openly transgender person elected to serve in a U.S. state legislature.

  7. #37
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Theoretical Physics Lab
    Last Seen
    01-06-15 @ 11:06 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    25,120

    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    It absolutely should be protected.

    Unless it explodes, a bomb is just a thing. An inanimate thing. You may as well ban guns, knives, cars, baseball bats, and anything else that is innocuous itself but can be used to kill or maim.

    I don't think a slippery slope should be created here. Pretty soon, we'll turn into China.

  8. #38
    Sage
    jamesrage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    A place where common sense exists
    Last Seen
    12-10-17 @ 09:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    31,067

    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    There are websites giving exact details on how to make bombs easily, including such as was used in the Boston murders and attack. Should the government be able to outlaw it? Should websites that give bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?
    No the government should not be allowed to ban it. Instructions are speech.Speech is articulation of words regardless if its done verbally,written/typed or done in sign language.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

  9. #39
    White trash on dope.
    d0gbreath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Denton, TX
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    8,875

    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Actually, I have made soda bottle bombs before and used them to scare away deer and other animals in the fields. Some toilet cleaner, tin foil in a plastic soda bottle, boom. Makes a loud noise like a shotgun going off. But they are probably not very dangerous other than to the person doing them.
    Those sound like fun! The biggest bomb that I've ever made was baking soda + vinegar in a snap cap Rx bottle. Those just make a little pop and shoot the lid up about 5 feet (I was only 8 y/o).
    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    The systems that ensure freedom and liberty are breaking down and fundamentalism is growing. Nobody is righteous anymore.


  10. #40
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Theoretical Physics Lab
    Last Seen
    01-06-15 @ 11:06 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    25,120

    Re: Should bomb-making instructions be protected free speech?

    Ah, the Works bomb. I made plenty of those as a kid. They're technically a "bomb" by strict definition, but the chances of getting hurt by one are as close to zero as you can get, unless legally retarded or irrationally brave/daredevil-ish.

Page 4 of 10 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •