wow.. I was censored!

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by ShawnDow, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. ShawnDow

    ShawnDow Member

    Jun 17, 2012
    Tawas City, Michigan
    So in a bit of disgust :rant:... I posted a picture indicating our nation being in distress on Facebook (upside down flag) :mad: and I wasn't the only one... And after just 1 reply to it... it has disappeared! What happened to my first amendment right?:confused:
  2. markfh

    markfh New Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    He who has the gold makes the rules. Simple.

  3. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Facebook is a private website, if I am correct. Kind of like on here. If a liberal comes on and suddenly begins talking in a way we don't support, they are banned. But even at that, our freedoms are being diminished.
  4. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    No offence to you personally, but I for one do not approve of using the American flag for political views. I spent way too many years serving it. Your face book image needed to be removed, while you may not have understood the feelings of so many of us who served and defended that flag, it was wrong to use it as such.:eek:
  5. rosierita

    rosierita Active Member

    Mar 13, 2004
    South Carolina
    hubby was censored on FB this morning too! :eek:

    all he said was....

    "before the election half of american didnt want to work & now it appears that after the election the other half doesnt want to work either" :eek:;)
  6. ShawnDow

    ShawnDow Member

    Jun 17, 2012
    Tawas City, Michigan
    RJay, I respect your point of view.. And I would probably have a greater respect of its symbology, if I was allowed to serve (I was medically disqualified... twice) when I tried enlisting.
    None the less,
    4 USC Sec. 8 01/03/2012 (112-90)


    Sec. 8. Respect for flag

    No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of
    America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing.
    Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional
    flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
    (a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down,
    except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger
    to life or property.
    And I feel that we are headed that direction... of course this is my opinion and belief.. and Im allowed to express myself as such.

    Again.. no disrespect to those who were allowed and have served (wish I could have).
  7. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    If you posted something on Facebook that the owners of Facebook did not like, they made it go away. Just like if you put a sign in my front yard saying something I did not agree with I'd pull it down.

    You want to buy a website? Go for it. Then you can post any thing your little heart desires. But someone owns Facebook, and you, apparently, ain't him. Why should his not allowing you to post something he disagrees with be considered trampling on your First Amendment rights?
  8. ShawnDow

    ShawnDow Member

    Jun 17, 2012
    Tawas City, Michigan
    Your right Alpo.. i did step on the owners toes, didn't I? And in the aspects of freedom of speech..I pushed it way out of bounds. I was expressing my belief.. on someone else's property.. Thank you for pointing that out, and it was my fault.
    I guess Im done with the "Im mad at them" (F.B.)... and should apologize to them.
    Thanks for pointing me in the proper direction.
  9. flboots

    flboots Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Northeast Florida
    The 1st amend. rights is just for socialist, commies, and liberals so they can say what they want. According to them if you don't agree with what they say. You don't have 1st amend. rights. Might as well get use to not having 1st amend rights or 2sd if obama and his butt kissers have anything to do about it.
  10. time2shoot

    time2shoot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    Brandon SD
    It's called "the white house grounds and Improvement act "

    look it up and read it.
    not trying to be a smart ars. please look it up.
  11. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    I wouldnt apologize to Face Book. They dont care about you
  12. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    I agree with gun runner.

    Some years back people moved in next door and cleaned out the shed in their back yard. When I got home from work, there was a huge pile of trash at the street, for pickup. In my yard. I looked at that, got mad, calmed down, and thought, "Well, trash pickup's tomorrow. Ain't no sense in getting in a pissing contest with them", and I let it stay there. Next day the trash truck picked it up. The day after that there was another huge pile of trash at the street, to be picked up. In My Yard. So I got a shovel and moved it into their yard. I did not try to be neat. I just moved trash, like I was stoking a boiler. And I ended up with a GIANT pile of trash, mostly in their driveway. A few hours later came a knock at the door, and it's the new neighbor apologizing for piling trash in my yard.

    Now, I did not need her to apologize. I just needed her to not put trash in my yard. Like Gun Runner said, I did not care about her. I just cared about her not putting trash in my yard.

    I wouldn't apologize to facebook.
  13. hunter29180

    hunter29180 Well-Known Member

    WHAT SHE SAID!! :D:yeahthat::ya:
  14. WHSmithIV

    WHSmithIV Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2012
    Moore, Idaho
    Just a note about Facebook. They don't actively censor. If a post gets made and someone marks it as spam then it can get removed. They do have problems with servers also since they have several hundred of them. My account sometimes has trouble posting but it is a server issue - my wife's account is on a different server. Usually, if you log out and log back in the posting problem disappears.

    Facebook has not blocked millions of anti-Obozo posts. They also have allowed all the info coming out about Benghazi to be published and the info about the illegal overseas campaign contributions. It is very obvious that Obozo and his goons haven't been able to touch Facebook. We should all be applauding their belief that people have the right to criticize the government and demand truth. I certainly have seen a lot of Benghazi info and have posted a lot also.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2012
  15. robbielynn

    robbielynn New Member

    Nov 10, 2012
    Rural Texas
    Facebook is not a privately owned company. It is listed on the NYSE. However this site is not so there is a profound difference. Does a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ have the right to censor? I don't know, but I think not.
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