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  •  Ah, I can answer this for you Roadbed Guy (6+ / 0-)

    Deleting posts (the erasing of bits) is the modern equivalent of book burning. Both are done because the person doing the burning/deleting fear the thoughts contained therein!

    Never underestimate stupid. Stupid is how reTHUGlicans win!

    by Mannie on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 12:11:28 PM PST

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    •  Or, perhaps... (2+ / 0-)
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      Mannie, Roadbed Guy

      ...launching a denial-of-service attack on a web site to prevent people from seeing what it contained.

    •  but there are a subset of posts that (3+ / 0-)
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      nchristine, Mannie, Roadbed Guy

      do deserve a virtual burning, much like there are certain books (child porn for ex) that should not be written. While I fully support a free access to data and scholarly writing, I would also draw the line at a "How To" book on making Anthrax Weapons In Your Kitchen, How To Poison Your Spouse without being caught, and How to Beat Your Children and not Leave Marks.

      Hmm. Maybe I am not as liberal as I thought.

      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 02:54:59 PM PST

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