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Response to tama (Reply #37)
Sun Aug 19, 2012, 05:39 PM
MADem (134,951 posts)
44. You said "usual culprits." I responded with the names of four human rights agencies.
Those were the agencies that had the problem with Correa, not anonymous people on message boards. This isn't about other conversations--this discussion is about Assange, Correa, Ecuador, press freedom and a Belorussian guy whose asylum is in jeopardy because Correa is playing Let's Make a Deal with a despot.
Language matters. The TOS of this website matters, too. Hillary Clinton has never assassinated anyone or spied on UN officials, so cut the crap right there--your comment was about her as some sort of bizarre justification and it was WAY out of line.
When I provided you with that link to the TOS, that was for your own good--the rules here are not optional, even if you are not a US citizen. You can't say "Oh well, I am not a citizen and I can't vote so I can trash American Democrats as I please." That's not how it works--fair warning, now. If you start trashing Democrats, you're in dangerous territory. This is not "Fuck the Government Underground." It is a forum with rules, and those rules get ramped up a bit in election season. I provided you the link so you might "get correct" with what is expected here--this is a membership site, not a public bulletin board. Just saying.
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