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looked at the TOU ( terms of use ) see that this board in governed by the laws of Ontario Canada

interesting .. might want to read this Legal Restriction on Hate Speech in Canada

first amendment doesn't apply here
 

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got news for you that might come as a shock...........but there is no such thing as "free speech" on any website forum, even the ones that are based here in the US.

"free speech" only applies to what the gov't can't restrict, to a certain extent............doesn't transfer to private entities. if a moderator on any disscusion forum doesn't like what you wrote, for whatever reason, they can delete that and ban you if you they so choose.........that's the reason I never have and never will pay a "membership fee"....I don't see the need to pay for something that is free join and if I say something that "ruffles the feathers of self appointed god (moderators)" i'm out of there, without so much as a refund on the unused portion of my "membership fee" or even a kiss
 

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yeah but it is criminal in Canada to do hate speech and the TOU specifies we are under Ontario Canada laws might read the link it isn't about the fed / private free speech

how does that play here I have no idea just a fun fact maybe the sellers can explain

everything you say is US Law or Constitution has no weight or standing on this little chunk of Canada under the TOU you agreed to as in agree or don't use the services / forum
 

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i don't think extradition is the problem .. doesn't look like it has a section 230 work around where the poster is responsible, any of what Canada would consider hate speech may fall on the owners and run down hill from there maybe
I'm not a lawyer, but the TOU makes it clear you use the board you fall within Ontario, Canada laws

maybe the new owners could explain what that means ... from what little research I did, any hate speech by Canadian definition is criminal for somebody

yes , I know they can't take your rights , but you sure as heck can voluntarily give them up as you did when you accepted the TOU by making your first post

and for those that think 1st amendment free speech only applies to the government just take a look at the FCC rules for broadcasters and what can get your license pulled or the liabilities forums escape because of section 230

personally , I think the owners should give a full explanation to American participants that unfamiliar with what is and is not criminal under their TOU and the Canadian Criminal laws they invoke.

Look how uninformed one poster already looks for think the US Constitution has anything to do with this forum rules and forums can do what they want.. when if you just read the TOU it clearly and explicitly say what you do on this forum is governed by the Laws of Ontario Canada
 

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I can waive my right , but I am in the U.S. and not in Canada , and Canada cannot hold me accountable to their laws as I have committed no offences in the Canada or the U.S , unless they want to charge and extradite me , good luck with that . They may be able to hold this board accountable if it is within the jurisdiction of Canada .
 

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rberry you may be right, I don't know.. if I knew I wouldn't ask the question. Sadly I don't know your background in international law ( or anything else) well enough to take your somewhat frantic denials that the law may not apply, or to who, or how.

was actually looking for a calmer explanation from one of the folks involved in selling the forum off shore and into foreign hands ( so much for made in the USA/America first) (and avoiding socialist left wing control of the media ) and exactly what obligations and liabilities I have incurred under alien laws by posting on this forum.

I appreciated you attempts at denial and shouting the possible danger of reality away... but it's not like COVID , it's real or at least it is real until we officially find out Canada is a fake country
 

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very little USA south of me.. just far enough north to get Gulf hurricanes 2 or three days after they come ashore .
 

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I can't seem to get an answer about if it is even legal to use a foreign based social media forum to advocate for a US candidate in a US election.... Mods/ owners is it even legal for us to try and influence a US based electing using foreign media?

how about US Government policy like gun rights/ gun control?
 

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Just have to make it to Mobile or Baldwin counties . My brother decided to ride Sally out , he called just before it made landfall , eye wall just off shore south of his house on Ft. Morgan rd , he asked if we built his house to withstand a cat 5 , I said sure . He will never ride another one out .
 

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There's never been free speech on Gunboards. It was privately owned from the start and the owners made the rules about what you could say here long before it was sold to a Canadian media company. We try to limit profanity for example. The Canadians have not changed the rules, although, now that we are Canadian owned we are also bound by Canadian laws. It's kind of like being an American flagged ship on an around the world cruise. You remain bound by American laws as well as those of the countries you visit.
 
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