Why read Blogs? Whats really the point of them. I know my RSS reader has hundreds of blogs on it and I have a morning ritual of going through the reader every day. I love blogs by why really use them, write to them or read them? I read a quote the other day that summed it all up. I forget where I got it, but it was one of those quotes that sticks to you deep. Its almost like that S.G. Tallentyre Quote (thought to be Voltaire, but not compeltely there. If you don't know what Voltaire I am talking about, I am talking about the Quote
"I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it". - S.G. Tallentyre
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I think blogs are almost like that. They allow for freedom of speech. They allow for a person to change anothers mind on things. If it wasn't for blogs, you wouldn't have a strong Iranian Resistance. If it wasn't for blogs, many people would still be in their homes in china instead of jails for which China has sent them. Well the quote I found was almost just as powerful.
I read your blog every day, I hugely disagree with loads that you write and think you are overly kind to Microsoft.
I'm not going to intimidate, threaten or otherwise cajole you to stop because sometimes you change my mind about stuff And thats the point of reading a blog.
I thought that summed up a lot of why I read blogs. I want to learn, I want to experience, I want my mind changed. I am open to the world.
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I was surfing the Internet the other day and found a Video about how Firefighters who are getting fired because they don't speak Spanish. Crew captains are required in some states if not all states to be able to speak their firefighters languages. Is this a definition of freedom. Can any one person be allowed to speak a different language on freedom of rights. I think so. I think this is allowed to happen because it is his right to be free and therefore his right to speak what ever language he wishes. As for should he speak English in America? Well due to the fact that America has no National Language, yes he does have the right to speak Spanish in America. Should others get fired because he decides to speak Spanish and not English? No, that is discrimination and against the law. It is against the Law to discriminated against because once again every man is free in our country. Could it be taken to the Supreme Court? Yes, it can and should be taken to the courts for their judgement. It could even in fact start a national movement or law for the requirement of an English Language.
The basics of this country is that EVERY man is FREE. Not just Americans. We are built on these basic principals. Someone might argue that they came to our country, they need to learn English. If they learn English, then we will be forcing a person against his freedoms this country provides him to learn something he doesn't want to. The only forcing that should be done is to force a person who has committed a crime. If a person harms another person in anyway, they have just given up their rights to be free. This now allows for a person in this country to be forced to do something, but until that happens their freedoms should not be taken from them.
My personal opinion? When a cop decides to pull over a person who is not fluent in English, but has a legal drivers license for the state he was driving in because the DMV deems in necessary to put Spanish up on the screens for driving tests instead of English. This I think is a safety issue and should require either the driver to be fluent in English or Americans in general to be fluent in both languages. I guess we will see what happens in the next couple of years. I for one hope that English will be nationalized, but it is not the right of a free man to be forced to learn a new language.
So I read an article today about Kevin Ham. Anybody heard of him? This man has not only been named "The man who own's the Internet", but also beats out Internet Moguls like John Chow. Kevin, built a 300 million dollar empire over night. On what you say? Buying up Internet domain names and throwing advertisements on each site he bought. Why does this idea make me not only upset, but Furious? Well, first it was a GREAT idea to buy up the domains. Hah, I wish I though of it first. Why does it make me mad? Well, because when I go searching for a new domain name to add and actually put content on, He already owns them! I honestly wish the United States would call this a monopoly on domain names and force him to let go of most of them. The Internet is free and I would rather like to see great content out on 300,000 domain names than advertisements. It would make the world a better place, I think.
I actually wonder if the politicians know about this at all? Well, it just disappoints me that content can't be put on sites like these, but It does say at the end of the article that Kevin plans on putting content on the sites, but how long and what kind of content would he actually decide to put on the sites. That also brings on another thought, if he does not like the content then he can be a dictator as such and have it removed. This I think is a form of obstructing free speech.