UN Declares "Internet access a Human right"

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  1. Gregory

    Gregory disassemble?

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    It's more on the scale of governments removing all public access of the internet for political purposes, among others, which should be put in proper perspective:

    -Cutting off telephone lines 40 years ago
    -Ceasing means of mail carrying 140 years ago
    -Restricting access to physical property 40 years ago
    -Restricting the print/distribution of newspapers 10 years ago
    -Limiting partially or entirely business operations, presently

    Also, it should be mentioned that parents have the freedom to violate many of their children's rights. So no, it would not mean that at all...
     
  2. AlienTroll

    AlienTroll Notebook Evangelist

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    If this right makes the internet free and running at 40MB then the UN or whoever are/is the greatest 1Nt3RW3Bz gods of all time.
     
  3. brncao

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    uh oh. Looks like it's getting a little too political in here. B4 it gets locked...

    Understand the difference between a "right" and a "privilege."
     
  4. MidnightSun

    MidnightSun Emodicon

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    Hey guys, let's leave the political opinions out of this thread, okay? It's gone far enough offtopic (oh, the irony) already. Any more along those lines, and I'll have to delete posts and close the thread.
     
  5. debguy

    debguy rip dmr

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    The xkcd for the original topic of this thread:
    xkcd: Extended Mind

    @Star Forge, JM:
    Ever thought about discussing alternative Star Wars plots in the Movies subforum? :p
     
  6. millermagic

    millermagic Rockin the pinktop

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    Could that be applied to someone in prison?
     
  7. debguy

    debguy rip dmr

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    Even prisoners have human rights - at least in the prisons that are administrated by civilized countries.
     
  8. The Happy Swede

    The Happy Swede Notebook Evangelist

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    OK understood guys ;) But i still find it a little weird...
     
  9. Star Forge

    Star Forge Quaggan's Creed Redux!

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    No I have done enough of that on the TheForce.Net Jedi Council Forums. No more of that ever for me, in all seriousness.
     
  10. brncao

    brncao Notebook Evangelist

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    They have rights, but not privilege.
     
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