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    Blatant censorship on this forum

    I was sad to see my recent thread deleted. It may not have shown jet modelling in a good light, but it was factual. It was reported by Reuters, a well respected news agency & was of interest.
    I never thought that RC Universe was in the business of trying to hide the truth & deny freedom of speech. I was obviously so wrong. My eyes have been opened by this blatant censorship.
    So much for land of the free.
    I did not get as much as an explanation for its removal.
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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum

    You just noticed that?

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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum

    I bet this one gets deleted too..... Its a privately owned forum, they can do as they please...
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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum

    The mods should hang their biased heads in shame.
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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum

    I did not see the thread before it was deleted but I would imagine it rang alarm bells at a high level, the owners would probably have had no choice but to delete. Better I think not to advertise what can be done to the bad guys whether it is published elsewhere or not.

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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum

    It is not censorship unless it comes from the government. I can throw anyone out of my house at anytime if I do not like what they say. Likewise, you can do the same to me in your house. I can write, print, and say whatever I want in my house. If the government suddenly comes in and makes me cover my writings and limits what I can say, that is censorship.
    IF RCU does not like what you have to post about, they can delete it, it is their call. That is not to say they are doing the correct and proper thing, but it is within their rights as the owners of their "house".
    The way I see it, we are given permission to post here. We do not have a right to post here.
    This does not mean I agree with what RCU does, but they are within their 'rights' to do as they wish with their property.

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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum

    It's not as bad as RCG.  Over there, vendors who pay for advertisement can do and say what they want but if you are a regular member, you will get censored or banned for the same behaviour.

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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum

    Vroooooooooooooooooooooooom
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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum

    What was it regarding?
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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum

    Listen Guys, the modeling community here and the AMA had a go around with the FAA about its proposed rulemaking that would have seriously hurt our Jet flying, maybe even to the point of outright banning of jets. Things have cooled down a bit and we don't need anyone to relight the fires under the pot.

    I know that no one meant any harm by the posting but this is a real touchy subject over here right now.

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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum

    doesn't take a rocket scientist to google:

    "Reuters Radio Control Jet" to find http://af.reuters.com/article/worldN...8690VL20120710
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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum


    ORIGINAL: JeffH

    It is not censorship unless it comes from the government. I can throw anyone out of my house at anytime if I do not like what they say. Likewise, you can do the same to me in your house. I can write, print, and say whatever I want in my house. If the government suddenly comes in and makes me cover my writings and limits what I can say, that is censorship.
    IF RCU does not like what you have to post about, they can delete it, it is their call. That is not to say they are doing the correct and proper thing, but it is within their rights as the owners of their ''house''.
    The way I see it, we are given permission to post here. We do not have a right to post here.
    This does not mean I agree with what RCU does, but they are within their 'rights' to do as they wish with their property.
    +1. Well said!

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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum

    The thread over in the Clubhouse hasn't been deleted yet and the conversation is very low key.

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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum

    I know you feel the need to publish your "news" but all it did was relight an old flame. You know that that is an old issue that had its run on RCU months ago. your new "news" is that he pled out guilty-Big deal. He was dead bang done anyway. Pot stirring does nothing to help the hysteria around the AMA/FAA issues at this time. Scotty
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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum

    RCU is a privately owned and operated RC Discussion forum. Threads get removed for many reasons here on RCU. 

    I'm not saying that we will restore the thread in question, but I am looking into the matter to find out what's going on here. 

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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum


    ORIGINAL: GSR

    I know you feel the need to publish your "news" but all it did was relight an old flame. You know that that is an old issue that had its run on RCU months ago. your new "news" is that he pled out guilty-Big deal. He was dead bang done anyway. Pot stirring does nothing to help the hysteria around the AMA/FAA issues at this time. Scotty
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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum


    ORIGINAL: jetpilot

    What was it regarding?

    Someone figured out that JetCat is making the new Hobby King turbine.........
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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum

    DEPPENDS WHO YOU SMOKE DOPE WITH. ADVERTISERS GET THERE AS88SS KISSED

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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum

    Not only that, but the only folks Reuters is "well-respected" by is a bunch of left-wing mouth breathers.
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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum


    ORIGINAL: mr_matt


    ORIGINAL: jetpilot

    What was it regarding?

    Someone figured out that JetCat is making the new Hobby King turbine.........

    Man, I thought they were shutting down "which turbine is best threads" was kinda relieved for a minute!
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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum

    Old people that own these forums are bout as serious and threatening as a couple muffin tops fighting over a juice box. I might be a newb and not knowing stuff doesnt really hurt my feelings. What does is that another sad divorced lonely rc forum creep tells me that my new piece of hardware is junk. Why I otta....

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    ORIGINAL: MrQweek****w

    Not only that, but the only folks Reuters is ''well-respected'' by is a bunch of left-wing mouth breathers.
    I am very right wing myself, but view the above comment as totally uncalled for. This isn't a political forum. Folks on both sides of the aisle should keep that stuff outta here.
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    ORIGINAL: RAPPTOR

    DEPPENDS WHO YOU SMOKE DOPE WITH. ADVERTISERS GET THERE AS88SS KISSED
    Understandable. They are paying the bills so that we can play here for free. Until this becomes a pay site the advertisers will carry a lot of weight.

    I can put up with them having their way because I don't want to pay the bills here myself.
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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum

    I kinda have to side with RCU on this one. Sometimes you have to make a tough call on what supports our hobby and what doesn't. I just don't think it's wise to share "ideas" such as this broadly.
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    RE: Blatant censorship on this forum

    rcken if we tell the truth about a part or hobby shop that is true and backed by facts it gets deleted , people need to know about these companies that are ripping people off without worrying what a company will say , it seems that any thing we say negetive about any hobby shop and their products are not allowed why and why wont you let our members know!!!!


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