Link of the Day: Satire – We Need Reasonable Limitations on the First Amendment

Posted on January 2, 2013 6:00 pm

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This past weekend, just to demonstrate how easy it is to lay hands on such dangerous equipment, I exploited the notorious “computer show loophole,” and went out to the big show in Pomona, California. There, I saw entire halls filled with purveyors of high-speed idea processors, rapid-fire printers, and even modems capable of transmitting thoughts at frightening rates, up to gigabytes per second. For only $4.99, with not so much as an ID requirement, let alone a background check, I was able to purchase an “assault keyboard,” with several internet hotkeys. It was fully automatic-holding down any key would result in a torrent of characters being spit out, hundreds per minute. I even saw teenaged children buying them.

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4 Responses to “Link of the Day: Satire – We Need Reasonable Limitations on the First Amendment”

  1. Bad Science says:

    Hope they don’t find out about the garage sale loophole, even without showing any ID I was able to purchase a military grade assault spatula at a garage sale for fifty cents a while back.

  2. Writer says:

    There are even high-speed printing devices capable of reproducing the information hundreds of times a minute for further dispersal.

  3. John says:

    Here’s a totally serious peice calling for limitations on free speech. They even compare the 1st and 2nd Amendments, saying that controls should be put on both, otherwise feelings will get hurt by our nasty words.

  4. Randy says:

    The Founding Fathers never envisioned the media using anything more than hand-operated printing presses producing pamphlets to be distributed on horseback.

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