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DnD Central / Re: Is the American NCC Channel bias??
Last post by rjhowie -
I just felt Oakdale after repeatedly looking at CNN it is not broad and impartial and might as well be labelled Democrat. One night they had 4 people together and all Biden leaning which made me shake my head. Also produce a politician and the D representation under their name when they yak.
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OakdaleFTL what the goodness is that thing you have added to do with my them?! But seeing you need to be informed that attempt by the Scottish Nationalist Government to come out with that nonsense they were pursuing has been eaten into so not that lot have to rethink things. The Minister responsible for the control freakery is of Pakistani background> was damn stupid.
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And ersi here is the latest RC stuff.

A new African American cardinal and the first in that country when Archbishop of Atlamta was pusing homosexuality
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Scot Govt: Hate speech ~ In Homes ~
'Must Be Prosecuted'



Source:  https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scot-govt-hate-speech-in-homes-must-be-prosecuted/


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Scotland's Justice Minister says he intends to clamp down on hate speech inside the home under his sinister new hate crime Bill.

Free speech campaigners have warned that the Bill leaves out a crucial defence included in other UK hate crime legislation, which protects conversations in the home from police intervention.

However, Humza Yousaf is refusing to provide a "dwelling defence", insisting that 'hateful speech' in the home deserves to be criminalised.

Well-founded concern

The Minister made the comments earlier this week in response to questioning from the Justice Committee, which is tasked with scrutinising the legislation.

Lord Bracadale, the judge whose recommendations led to the Bill, later advised MSPs that they should think carefully about allowing a public order offence to extend into the private sphere.

The Committee's Convenor asked if the judge would say from his "experience of the operation of criminal law", that Parliament should "be alert to some danger in that".

Bracadale responded: "I think that your concern is well-founded".


Free speech threatened


Last month, the Scottish Government agreed to raise the threshold of the 'stirring up' offences from behaviour 'likely to stir up hatred' to behaviour 'intended to stir up hatred'.

The Christian Institute welcomed the Justice Secretary's willingness to compromise on one of the most controversial parts of the Bill, but warned that many more changes are still required.

This is what happens when there are no affirmed & protected Inalienable "Natural Rights" of the People respected by government.

"Natural Rights" bestowed on all human beings, not by any government, but by their Creator way before governments of man were ever imagined or contemplated by mere mortal beings.

All Speech, even Hate Speech, must be protected.....

Speech that demeans on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, disability, or any other similar ground is hateful.....but, even the thoughts that we hate must be protected, otherwise the phrase "Freedom of Speech" becomes totally meaningless, & if speech of this sort is not permissible, Freedom & Liberty will surely follow.

To even suggest that expressions of thought within the privacy of one's home.....one's castle.....is nothing short of tyrannical....totalitarian.....lest I say.....fascist!

What sez you?
 
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DnD Central / Re: I Feel Old…
Last post by ersi -
What do I use jEdit for? Any type of file used in coding. (Opera's ini files, javascript, HTML, and C and Go source, e.g.) [...] And it looks good!
If it cannot run in the terminal, it cannot look good. Java is one of the ugliest languages I know and Java apps are terribly unstable.

In addition to coding, it would be nice if the editor did some good note-taking language, such as markdown, and forum posts. My fav editor is better than yours, because mine can do all that - run in the terminal, has a good note-taking/drafting facility, and it can edit BBCode as used on this forum.

(Do you use Windows machines sometimes, ersi? I'm exploring Wine at the moment...)
I am forced to use Windows at my job. Wine is best avoided. The more elaborate the Windows program, the more glitchy it is in Wine. My plan with moving to Linux was to drop Windows entirely along with all of its programs.

About that "who knew" comment: Since the Viet Nam war ended, all I've heard about Thailand concerns its "dens of iniquity" and occasional "civil unrest".
In what movie was that? I can recommend a different movie.

I don't get your animosity for Macintosh machines and their operating systems and the people who use them. But I've seen such before, and accept it as a part of life as it is. I don't consider myself a Mac fanatic. I do, however, prefer Macs to PCs. (Were I constrained to a PC, I'd likely install some flavor of Linux. Then I could moan about the dearth of software like Mac users of old used to do! :)
Were I constrained to a Mac, I would also install some flavour of Linux on it, as I always do to any computer under my control. I have no liking for Mac because of what it represents. It is not a very deep hatred, because I have had almost no contact with Macs. My hatred for Windows is deeper by far.

There is no dearth of software on Linux. Well, there is some dearth of paid and closed-source software on Linux, but I have no use for such software on any opsys.

My installation of Opera 11 needs some help: A plague of 404 errors has descended!
I moved to Opera 6 first and foremost for its email client, and I still use Opera 11 for email. The browser part always was barely workable, because the web never became compliant. The browser part was (and is) only usable for some geeky testing, custom-styling a long webpage for a comfortable read, and occasional posting on DnD Sanctuary.
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DnD Central / Re: I Feel Old…
Last post by OakdaleFTL -
So Mac is not modern enough to automatically link to dependencies? Good to know that my staying away from Mac has been worth it.
I wasn't installing a package; only a dmg...
What do I use jEdit for? Any type of file used in coding. (Opera's ini files, javascript, HTML, and C and Go source, e.g.) It's a versatile tool. (Not as versatile as Acme -- but then what is? :) ) And it looks good!
(Do you use Windows machines sometimes, ersi? I'm exploring Wine at the moment...)

About that "who knew" comment: Since the Viet Nam war ended, all I've heard about Thailand concerns its "dens of iniquity" and occasional "civil unrest".

I'm leery of so-called companies that seem based on the swap-meet model so, no, I've not tried Wish. (And I don't shop with my phone!)

I don't get your animosity for Macintosh machines and their operating systems and the people who use them. But I've seen such before, and accept it as a part of life as it is. I don't consider myself a Mac fanatic. I do, however, prefer Macs to PCs. (Were I constrained to a PC, I'd likely install some flavor of Linux. Then I could moan about the dearth of software like Mac users of old used to do! :) One of the serious reasons I "learned" to dislike Microsoft was having to use its Internet Explorer on the Mac. That's how I came to MyOpera Forums: I bought ver 6.03, and wanted to get the manual... :) )

My installation of Opera 11 needs some help: A plague of 404 errors has descended! (But, then, I remember: My history in Chrome should have -if it tallied where it usually took me- listed the Snap! page at the top!) The weirdest thing is that pasting a URL into the address field doesn't work...but typing it does.
Gonna have to do a clean install and forgo my changes while I figure it out. (Perhaps there's something in the Browser Javascript...?)

BTW: I'd gladly return to Microware's Level II os-9, rather than a Windows installation. (I'm looking for a way to set up such a system via emulation of the 6809 processor...) But since this is a new OS X install, I've got to get the developer's stuff all over again. Sigh.

Downloading xCode now; had to go through the Developer channel... :) Been a while!
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DnD Central / Re: Is the American NCC Channel bias??
Last post by OakdaleFTL -
...been locked in Biden's Basement® the last few decades, eh? :)

There aren't any news stations anymore, RJ. Journalism is a dying profession. (But some "amateurs" do yeoman's work. And some old hands are joining the "amateurs".)
Remember the old saw, Believe none of what you read and only half of what you see!
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Hate crime bill: Hate talk in homes 'must be prosecuted'
Mark McLaughlin
Wednesday October 28 2020, 12.01am GMT, The Times


Humza Yousaf said journalists and theatre directors should face the courts if their work is deemed to deliberately stoke up prejudice
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Conversations over the dinner table that incite hatred must be prosecuted under Scotland's hate crime law, the justice secretary has said.
Journalists and theatre directors should also face the courts if their work is deemed to deliberately stoke up prejudice, Humza Yousaf said.
The Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill has been condemned by critics including the Scottish Catholic Church, police representatives, academics and artists. It will introduce an offence of stirring-up of hatred against people with protected characteristics, including disability, sexual orientation and age.
The bill is loosely based on the Public Order Act 1986, which outlaws threatening, abusive or insulting words and behaviour but includes a "dwelling defence" that states the threatening language cannot be prosecuted if it is spoken in a [Times link]
Did you not think this was worthy of note, RJ? :(

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The government in Scotland  has withdrawn justice against miners from way back in the 1980's. A time of great confrontation and violence etc. Some 1,400 arrested and 500 punished.back then now that lot in government doing that? Head shaking.