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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-10 06:31 AM
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31. Since when has B of A become the arbiters of what free speech is and what free speech is not?
The Dancing Supremes have ruled that money is free speech. At least they have ruled that in the case of corporations.

So, why is B of A allowed to limit our free speech? What right do they have to determine who gets our money and who does NOT. Who will they target next? The Red Cross? The Democratic Party?

When did they become king? Oops, never mind.
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  - "Private services" LOL!  TomClash   Dec-18-10 07:27 AM   #34 
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  - Since when has B of A become the arbiters of what free speech is and what free speech is not?  fasttense   Dec-18-10 06:31 AM   #31 
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  - +100000  NYMdaveNYI   Dec-18-10 08:54 AM   #39 
  - Destroy them Anon.  dkofos   Dec-18-10 08:36 AM   #37 
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  - Insert  felix_numinous   Dec-18-10 09:18 AM   #44 
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  - fascists  fascisthunter   Dec-18-10 03:36 PM   #75 
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  - Our gov't can't stop foreclosures...  kirby   Dec-19-10 07:59 AM   #84 
 

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