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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    The "Thought Police" aren't necessary the government. But they do have a political agenda.

    You have some racist slumlord Hollywood liberal elitist who's having a private conversation with his slutty whore friend and the Thought Police came after him big time.

    BTW: When was the last time you read George Orwell's novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" ?
    He was not penalized for being a racist(by the definition I use, you cannot even be sure he is one). He is not being penalized for his thoughts. He is being penalized because of the negative publicity brought about by his actions, which affect the business.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Pretty sure a. this has nothing to do with the government, and b. she recorded him with a cellphone.

    If someone wants to gripe about the NSA surveillance, make a thread to discuss it and I'll happily chime in that I think it sucks. But it's wholly irrelevant to this particular scenario.
    Last I checked a cellphone has spy capable technology. Wasn't Sterling recorded without his knowledge? Get it now?
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Last I checked a cellphone has spy capable technology. Wasn't Sterling recorded without his knowledge? Get it now?
    He absolutely was, and I have no doubt that the woman who did it will (rightfully) be prosecuted for it. Still, trying to tie this to NSA surveillance is pretty tenuous.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    He was not penalized for being a racist(by the definition I use, you cannot even be sure he is one). He is not being penalized for his thoughts. He is being penalized because of the negative publicity brought about by his actions, which affect the business.
    The actions he's being penalized for were not intentional and not done in public. It was a private conversation in ones home.

    But going back to the 1980's, it seems Donald Sterling prejudges or is prejudice against many "cultures" and has discriminated against Koreans and Mexicans even though he seems to get a woody over young Latina's. Sterlings last felleto expert was also a Latina by the name of Castro. She charged Donald $500. each time she went down on Donald. Some times as much as five times a day.

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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    He absolutely was, and I have no doubt that the woman who did it will (rightfully) be prosecuted for it. Still, trying to tie this to NSA surveillance is pretty tenuous.
    Not at all...

    espionage:

    2. the act or practice of spying

    They both engage(d) in it.

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Espianoge
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    For his racist comments caught on tape, Clippers owner Donald Sterling recently had this ruling put on him by NBA commissioner Adam Silver:

    $2.5M fine (maximum allowed in by-laws)
    Lifetime ban from NBA games
    Lifetime ban from NBA function
    Zero access to facilities during Clippers games and practices
    Urging by the BoD to owners for forced divestiture of ownership



    Was the hammer too great, or spot on?

    Also to take into consideration:

    He spoke these words on his private property
    He broke no actual laws
    His girlfriend broke the law by recording him without his knowledge

    This amounts to cutting someone's hand off because that person picked their nose in the bathroom.He didn't do anything illegal. Is there something in his contract saying he can't say anything offensive? If not, hopefully he sues and win.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    The actions he's being penalized for were not intentional and not done in public. It was a private conversation in ones home.

    But going back to the 1980's, it seems Donald Sterling prejudges or is prejudice against many "cultures" and has discriminated against Koreans and Mexicans even though he seems to get a woody over young Latina's. Sterlings last felleto expert was also a Latina by the name of Castro. She charged Donald $500. each time she went down on Donald. Some times as much as five times a day.
    They where still actions. He was not penalized for his thoughts. He was not penalized for being a racist.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Not at all...

    espionage:

    2. the act or practice of spying

    They both engage(d) in it.

    Espianoge - definition of Espianoge by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    Argumentum ad dictionarium - RationalWiki

    Recording someone while you lead them into saying something stupid is hardly the same thing as a nationwide network of data collection.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    They where still actions. He was not penalized for his thoughts. He was not penalized for being a racist.
    He was penalized because the NBA players wanted him penalized.

    Well, that was just what I heard on the news a few minutes ago from Staples Center.

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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    He was penalized because the NBA players wanted him penalized.

    Well, that was just what I heard on the news a few minutes ago from Staples Center.
    No, he was penalized because the NBA wanted to minimize any possible financial damage caused by this.
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