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To: martin_fierro

That Oscar should be stripped, just like how Milli Vanilla lost their Grammy for fakery.

Mark Steyn’s America Alone mentions how in the 70s, etc. there were predictions of global COOLING (hmm, maybe they have a point given this yr in the northeast?), hundreds of millions would die from starvation and we’d run out of gold, oil, and a lot more things by the 80s or 90s. Steyn said these never came true and that people have been forecasting the end of the world “pretty much since the beginning of the world”. The old People’s Almanac had a section about similar rapture predictions, in a bit called
“Armageddon Out Of Here”.


6 posted on 05/23/2011 7:17:03 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: raccoonradio

One post on there, by radio expert Scott Fybush, says
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There are certain fairly minimal restrictions the FCC imposes on “free speech” when it takes place over a licensed broadcast facility, and I don’t see any religious exemption to any of them: you can’t use a broadcast facility to transmit indecency or profanity (give or take certain safe-harbor periods), you can’t use a broadcast facility for personal attacks, and you can’t disseminate hoaxes under the provisions of 73.1217.


So is this considered a hoax? How about the fact, as someone points out, that FR entered into contracts and such that would extend beyond 5/21—did they do it knowingly, knowing that it was all a bunch of hooey? Having the govt step in regarding religious broadcasting is walking on eggshells, or a “slippery slope”, to use a phrase that pops up on talk radio...do we want them stepping in to regulate talk radio in a similar manner? But if it’s a felony and people were harmed... who knows.

If someone kills him or herself due to hearing a Satanic message on an album, does the artist or label get sued?

Interesting.


9 posted on 05/23/2011 7:24:17 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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