Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Bahrain & Now San Francisco

Feel free to talk about anything and everything in this board.
Headline back 2
    1,053
    views
    3
    replies
    Last post ago over 5 years by Johnny Karp
    No avatar normal

    wnanhee

      Superstar Member
    • female
    • offline
    • 1547
      thanks given
    • 1468
      thanks received
    • Started by
      Superstar Member
      5,151
    • last active about 1 month ago

    Readers of this topic also read:

    Please or register to post or comment.
      • No avatar normal

        wnanhee

          Superstar Member
        • female
        • offline
        • 1547
          thanks given
        • 1468
          thanks received
        • Started by
          Superstar Member
          5,151
        • last active about 1 month ago
        Egypt was the first government entity to shut down cell phone service in the hopes to quell protests; followed by other Arabic/Islamic countries for the same reasons; they claim.
        Now, Bart (a pseudo government entity for public transportation in San Francisco) has shut down cell service for a few hours on Thursday around several stations.
        Officials claim they sought to tactically thwart a planned protest over the recent fatal shooting of a 45-year-old man by transit police; this being one of several shootings by Bart cops over the past few years.
        Some say it was necessary, some say it was illegal, others say it also caused safety issues.
        I say, governments and their offspring are taking too many liberties with our rights and as long as we remain silent, they will continue to do so.
        Yes, it does not state in the Constitution the right of cell phone service but it also does not state our method of conveying our right to Free Speech.
        How do you feel about this?
      • Index

        blueday

          admin
        • offline
          • 18109
            thanks given
          • 9767
            thanks received
          • Replied by
            admin
            20,074
          • last active 1 day ago
          Without knowing their true thoughts behind this action, it is difficult to say whether they did the right thing or not.  

          I have to say that just because they shut down the cell phone service, doesn't mean these people cannot communicate - facebook, twitter etc etc would have still been available so why didn't they shut down those services too.

          As for denying you the freedom to speak on your mobile phones, I think it is wrong for whatever reason.  It's very short sighted of them to think that shutting down the cell service will stop them communicating.

          blue
        • 2d4818989f1ca7ccfaccc9b2527a6916

          Johnny Karp

            admin
          • male
          • offline

          "Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game." -- Michael Jordan

          • 6671
            thanks given
          • 2250
            thanks received
          • Replied by
            admin
            3,684
          • last active 11 hrs ago
          Wow, that is just unthinkable! I mean I would have expected something like this to happen in Afghanistan but not in the "land of the free"! I hope there will be protests because something like this can not go unnoticed, it could make a stepping stone for even bigger and meaner infringements of the civil rights.

        lcb activities in the last 24 hours

        • 35
          new members
        • 587
          members online
        • 16782
          guests online
        • 44
          new posts
        • 9160
          free games played
        Join the club

        Most viewed forum posts

        • Putting on lipstick emoticon 1
          Hi LCB'ers,Here is a list of freebies that are not on the weekly code list. This list includes casinos to check your acct, call/email for free chip and casinos not listed here at our forum.  I will update this list on...
          More Free Chips
        • 200 zpsnwkvewod
          Hello dear LCBers,LimoPlay Casino has something special in stored for you!!Each week Vitali, the lovely casino representative from LimoPlay will be posting a new contest. Please subscribe to this thread by clicking on...
          Win free spins and more every week with LimoPlay
        • Putting on lipstick emoticon 1
          LCB $250 August Contest – Lets Play Roulette     Hi LCB'ers because of the launch of the new site design i had to temporarily close this contest. Lets start fresh - for any member that may have already enterted a...
          CLOSED - LCB $250 August Contest – Lets Play Roulette

        Join today and start earning rewards

        You will immediately get full access to our online casino forum/chat plus receive our newsletter with news & exclusive bonuses every month.
        S logo
        Select Language
        Search
        Search Results

        Report to moderator

        Use this function to inform the moderators and administrator of an abusive or wrongly posted message.

        Please note that your email address will be revealed to the moderators if you use this

        Submit
        39012170