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Please stop censorship

Original post made by Leonard S., Duveneck/St. Francis, on Aug 3, 2007

Palo Alto Online, you are going too far with your censorship. I have little doubt this topic will soon be deleted by you, never to be seen again. Too often I find comments that though they contain no profanity or otherwise obscene content are quickly erased as if they never existed by PA Online. God forbid somebody could be offended or have their feelings hurt by a comment! PA Online, please stop stepping all over Palo Alto's reputation by practicing unchecked censorship. Remember when the whole world was laughing at Palo Alto because city council tried to forbid facial expressions so as not to hurt anybody's feelings? thats not the kind of America I live in. Please stop trampling all over Palo Alto's fine reputation and our citizens rights to speech.

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Posted by Mingo
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Aug 3, 2007 at 7:32 pm

Ahhh shaddup and quit yer bellyaching!

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Posted by Leonard S.
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Aug 3, 2007 at 7:59 pm

I'm suprised you put down your bong long enough to write that comment (we all know this comment will be censored, cant let the children read the word bong!!!)

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Posted by Zion Be Damned
a resident of Menlo Park
on Aug 3, 2007 at 7:59 pm

Leonard S.:

A few weeks ago, the moderators made it clear the all topics regarding Israel are forbidden and will be deleted.

And here we are embroiled in wars all over the Middle East and on the verge of attacking Iran, and discussing Israel is verboten.

You'd think in this day and age, the community would refuse to tolerate such medieval, anti-Hellenistic tactics.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 3, 2007 at 8:05 pm

Censorship is a government act. Editing is a publisher's act.

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Posted by Fred
a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 3, 2007 at 8:09 pm

Wow, Walter did you write that one? Sweet.

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Posted by Zion Be Damned
a resident of Menlo Park
on Aug 3, 2007 at 8:10 pm

Fussing over euphamisms will get you nowhere.

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