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Free speech or illegal threats online? U.S. Supreme Court asked to decide


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I remember once that a wish for kharma on a person was interpreted in the U.S. as a threat. So I will stick with free speech.

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wont make any difference, if im a Russian in Russia telling an American they are a POS, theres very little any US courts can do about it. thank god Russia has as many bombs as the US, this way the US has to negotiate with them instead of dictating what they should do. LOL

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wtfjapan commented..

wont make any difference...

On the surface you are correct - - except that the USA in the form of the FBI & TSA basically control just who can fly and who cannot...

I for one would not want to see you have to hide behind the suposid impunity of being a foreign national residing in a foreign country when they decide that comments made by you on social media constitutes you being branded as a person that should be placed on a "no-fly" list...

Perhaps this doesn't bother you but it is a contemporary "fact of life" - - easy to get on a "list" and almost impossible to get off one...

Just a thought in advance of you considering yourself invulnerable....


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Case in point mod you proved my point.

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A perceived threat to authorities could simply be rejecting their self-appointed "authority". But that's completely different from threatening a private individual.

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One post about his wife said, “There’s one way to love you but a thousand ways to kill you. I’m not going to rest until your body is a mess, soaked in blood and dying from all the little cuts.”

In all honesty, it certainly isn't a declaration of undying love. Threats of this nature have to be taken seriously, to fall back on 'I didn't mean it' should not be a get out of jail free option.

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@fredster dont think im invulnerable at all, just that US laws should not always (as they think) apply to foreign nationals. im no fan of Putin but as I stated in my last message those who have considerable amounts of weapons dont need to kotow to US will. then again its not Russia that the US needs to control it is its own citizens. 80million + gun owners, over 300million civilian guns, thats one gun for every man woman and child in the US.

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I can't say that I have an answer for this one....

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They say the rise of new forms of social media and the freedom of political discourse can lead people to misinterpret comments that are colorful political tirades

I did accuse the Thai Military for their coup, but I have a reason for it. If you follow the news, you will know this is not about restoring orders. This is about corrupting and abusing their new power from the coup. Since Thailand's politics crisis is a completed deadlock, I would support the coup if they called for a new election, cracked down on vote-buyers, and prevented any groups from disrupting the election. Unfortunately the power that the military possess corrupted. They abuse their power, destroyed the Constitutional Law, using weapons of wars and power to threaten anyone who are against them. Since I'm living in Japan and I'm planning on becoming a Japanese naturalization, the new dictatorial laws created by the military mean nothing to me.

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