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A common decency law.

  

Category:  Op/Ed

By:  vic-eldred  •  3 weeks ago  •  65 comments

A common decency law.
“A child in their brain development doesn’t have the ability to know that they’re being sucked into these addictive technologies and to see the harm and step away from it, and because of that, we have to step in for them,” Renner said at the bill-signing ceremony held at a school in Jacksonville, Florida.



It is sad that we need laws to do what parents used to take care of, but after the immoral minority won the culture wars long ago, that is where we are today.


I guess a liberal might say "social media" opened the world to our kids , while a Conservative would say "social media" has opened our kids to the world.

Therefore:


G ov.  Ron DeSantis  (R-FL) signed the country’s most restrictive  social media  ban for minors on Monday. The bill faces legal opposition on the basis of the  First Amendment .  

The bill, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2025, bars children under age 14 from having social media accounts and requires parental consent for 14- and 15-year-olds to have any. Social media companies that violate the law can be fined $50,000, and existing accounts of minors must be deactivated. The legislation was a top priority for Florida House Speaker Paul Renner, a Republican. 

DeSantis signs strict social media bill facing First Amendment challenge (msn.com)

One could argue that the law is almost unenforceable, but it is about setting standards and once again the state of Florida is at the forefront of resorting decency to the country.


In other news:

  The cargo ship that collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore lost power shortly before the collision with a vital piece of the bridge's structure. The foreign vessel has a long history of mishaps. President Biden went to Baltimore immediately and promised that the federal government will rebuild the bridge.

 Supreme Court justices sounded inclined to reject a bid to restrict nationwide access to an abortion pill known as mifepristone, during legal arguments.

The Biden campaign joined TikTok to reach younger voters.

As a surprise to nobody, Barack Obama regularly calls top Biden aides to offer campaign strategy.

NBC News buckled to their extremist hosts and cut ties to Ronna McDaniel the former Republican Party chairwoman. Lawsuits are expected.

Trump’s social media company surged on its first day of trading on the Nasdaq, adding billions to his wealth and angering democrats who seem to hate the idea that Trump is wealthy and successful.

The judge overseeing Trump’s Manhattan criminal trial imposed another gag order on Trump, but not on the prosecutors who are taunting him daily.

Israel is deploying facial recognition to conduct surveillance in Gaza, according to Israeli military and intelligence officials.
Israel on Tuesday claimed it had killed the deputy leader of Hamas’ armed wing in the Gaza Strip, who helped plan the October 7 attacks. Military spokesperson Daniel Hagari said that according to intelligence obtained by Shin Bet and the intelligence branch, Marwan Issa was killed about two weeks ago, along with another senior militant, called Razi Abu Tamaa.

The DNC is unleashing an army of lawyers to keep Robert F Kennedy Jr off state ballots.

Major League Baseball is once again confronting its old nemesis: gambling.


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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

Good morning

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  Avishag Shaar-Yashuv for The New York Times

Amit Soussana in Israel after she was released by Hamas.



It is Wednesday in Biden's America.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
1.1  cjcold  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    3 weeks ago

Why doesn't it surprise me that far right wing fascists who claim to be religious are the least moral folk on the planet?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

Mollie Hemingway is trying to comprehend it all:

The Russia collusion lie, the Kavanaugh smear, the J6 hysteria, Biden sycophancy, rabid anti-GOP treatment on every issue were all fine but firing the single Republican on an otherwise all-Democrat staff after 48 hours of meltdown is too much?   OK.

Mollie on X: "The Russia collusion lie, the Kavanaugh smear, the J6 hysteria, Biden sycophancy, rabid anti-GOP treatment on every issue were all fine but firing the single Republican on an otherwise all-Democrat staff after 48 hours of meltdown is too much? OK." / X (twitter.com)

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
2.1  Sparty On  replied to  Vic Eldred @2    3 weeks ago

Mollie is always spot on.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @2    3 weeks ago

Mc Daniel was not fired because she is a Republican. She was fired because she denies the result of the 2020 election. 

She was asked Sunday, on NBC, if Biden won the election fair and square. Lets just say she didnt reply with a "yes". 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2    3 weeks ago
She was fired because she denies the result of the 2020 election.

She just told Kristen Welker that Biden won fair & square.

Ronna McDaniel says there was ‘tension’ between RNC and Trump campaign over debates: Full interview (youtube.com)

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
2.2.2  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2.1    3 weeks ago

gee, a 3.5 year learning curve. not bad, for a maga republican...

somebody at NBC came to their senses and realized having a paid contributor that will be making court appearances in DC and georgia for her complicity in the insurrection attempts would be bad optics.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.2.3  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @2.2.2    3 weeks ago
gee, a 3.5 year learning curve. not bad, for a maga republican...

Is that your way of saying JR was wrong and this nonsense about her being an "election denier" is just bull shit?

Ok apology accepted.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2.2.4  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2.1    3 weeks ago

Welker had to badger McDaniel to get her to agree Biden won "fair and square".  That was not her first answer to the question. 

I think she saw her new gig slipping away when she finally decided to agree the election was fair. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
2.2.5  Sparty On  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2.4    3 weeks ago

Welker is a poor mans Tim Russert.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.2.6  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sparty On @2.2.5    3 weeks ago

I actually kind of like her.

She obviously tries too hard. I can't fault her for that.

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
2.2.7  Sparty On  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2.6    3 weeks ago

I agree but she’s no Russert.    He was top notch.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.2.8  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Sparty On @2.2.7    3 weeks ago

Maybe as a polished newsman.

She is still learning.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2.2.9  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2.8    3 weeks ago
She is still learning.

She has been an NBC reporter for many years, and has guest hosted numerous MSNBC shows. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
2.2.10  Sparty On  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2.9    3 weeks ago

And as noted, she’s still a poor mans Tim Russert

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.2.11  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2.9    3 weeks ago

Yes, reporter was her role.

Host of "Meet the Press" is a much bigger deal, not only for the nature of extensive interviews, but she also has the chance to restore that news program to its long-lost stature of the prominent Sunday news issue show,

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
2.3  cjcold  replied to  Vic Eldred @2    3 weeks ago

"the Russia collusion lie"

Is not a lie. Only Russian owned bots say it is.

The rest of us see it for the reality of Putin owning Trump.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.3.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  cjcold @2.3    2 weeks ago

Ya, Trump once used Russian salad dressing. That must be the link.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
3  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago
Trump’s social media company surged on its first day of trading on the Nasdaq, adding billions to his wealth and angering democrats who seem to hate the idea that Trump is wealthy and successful.

I read yesterday that Truth Social would have to get 100 times bigger than it is now in order to be a legitimate rival to the other large social media companies like X ,Facebook, and Instagram.

Since every MAGA nut in existence is likely already a member over there, it's hard to picture where all this growth could possibly come from. Truth Social is not going to get bigger. 

It is the opposite of a successful business. 

What Trump is good at it separating fools from their money. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @3    3 weeks ago
I read yesterday the Truth Social would have to get 100 times bigger than it is now in order to be a legitimate rival to the other large social media companies like X ,Facebook, and Instagram.

That is true and understandable. Truth Social has to become more user friendly.


Since every MAGA nut in existence is likely already a member over there, it's hard to picture where all this growth could possibly come from. Truth Social is not going to get bigger.

It gets bigger the moment it elevates the opinions of its users.


It is the opposite of a successful business. 

It was not created for the purpose of making money. It was created because the old, biased Twitter barred Trump from speaking. Trump began it simply to have a place to speak on social media. Since then, a lot more people have become involved, and it can evolve into a true social media platform. It must really hurt to know that he outsmarted the lefties again.


What Trump is good at it separating fools from their money.

Stock prices go up and down. The market isn't for everybody.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

Setting the record straight:

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devangelical
Professor Principal
4.1  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @4    3 weeks ago

meh, just another fucking moron that should take a few seconds to proofread their comments before publishing them...

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
4.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  devangelical @4.1    3 weeks ago

Ah yes, a comment with the ubiquitous net nanny attack …. Classic 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4.1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  devangelical @4.1    3 weeks ago
another fucking moron that should take a few seconds to proofread their comments before publishing them...

he knows his audience

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.1.3  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @4.1    3 weeks ago

Buden was deliberate.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.1.4  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1.3    3 weeks ago
Buden was deliberate.

who?

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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.1.5  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @4.1.4    3 weeks ago

That's his new name. Until Trump says otherwise.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
4.1.6  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Sparty On @4.1.1    3 weeks ago
Until Trump says otherwise

When one can't dispute the information provided one will cry about the menial nonsense.  

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
4.1.7  cjcold  replied to  Sparty On @4.1.1    3 weeks ago

Trumps lack of ability to spell, alone, makes him a fool. His inability to think makes him an idiot.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @4    3 weeks ago

Does Trump misspell words on purpose?  (Buden, grest)

also

800   are not words (see the red spell checker squiggles?)

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2    3 weeks ago

Our best President never went to college and barely went to school.

Keep that in mind John.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4.2.2  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2    3 weeks ago

Donald Trump, making ignorance gret again. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4.2.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.2.1    3 weeks ago

Whats Trump's excuse?  He claims to have graduated first in his class from an Ivy League school .

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.2.4  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.2    3 weeks ago

When it comes to ignorance the democrats have really set a new record.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.2.5  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.3    3 weeks ago

He doesn't need any excuses. He was a great President.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4.2.6  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.2.5    3 weeks ago

He needs excuses for misspelling common words and making shit up. 

If you disagree you are too far gone to care about. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.2.7  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.6    3 weeks ago
He needs excuses for misspelling common words and making shit up. 

He is not making any shit up.

FACT:

HE HAS NOT CAMPAIGNED ON ENDING THE ACA

If you disagree you cannot accept FACTS.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
4.2.8  TᵢG  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.2.7    3 weeks ago
HE HAS NOT CAMPAIGNED ON ENDING THE ACA

Surely you are not looking to Trump for a consistent stream of truth.

Nov 27, 2023:

Trump has not spent much time discussing healthcare as he has laid out an aggressive agenda for a potential second term that has focused on immigration crackdowns and mass deportations, as well as efforts to target political rivals.

But Trump weighed in on the issue Saturday morning on his Truth Social site.

“The cost of Obamacare is out of control, plus, it’s not good Healthcare. I’m seriously looking at alternatives,” he wrote. “We had a couple of Republican Senators who campaigned for 6 years against it, and then raised their hands not to terminate it. It was a low point for the Republican Party, but we should never give up! ”  

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
4.2.9  TᵢG  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.2.5    3 weeks ago

Yeah, Vic, Trump will be treated well by history.   

Just imagine how great it will be to be noted as the only PotUS to attempt to steal a US presidential election through fraud, coercion, lying, and incitement.   To actively attempt to violate the CotUS with acts such as suborning his own VP to table certified votes in a desperate plan to have Congress accept his alternate fake electors and attempting to coerce state officials to engage in illegal / unconstitutional acts.

Imagine how impressive videos of Trump making idiotic speeches and engaging in high school name-calling in comparison to Ronald Reagan's "Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall", etc.

Trump was, by far, the most unpresidential, irresponsible, narcissistic PotUS in my lifetime and arguably in US history.

Trump was a childish, irresponsible, loose-cannon embarrassment for this nation.   The opposite of greatness.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.2.10  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  TᵢG @4.2.8    3 weeks ago

That was an observation rather than a campaign pledge.

He is repeating what Speaker Paul Ryan once sold him on. They depended on Repeal & Replace Obamacare to subsidize their tax cut and every piece of legislation was backed up behind it. They learned 2 terrible lessons:

1) Enough of their constituents had already received the benefits of the ACA to make overturning it very contentious even among Republicans.

2) After tying up the prime year for legislation, the vote would come down to a single vote and that would be cast by a war hero, who allowed vengefulness to overtake him.

Trump may still look for alternatives, but he has not been running on it.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.2.11  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  TᵢG @4.2.9    3 weeks ago
Just imagine how great it will be to be noted as the only PotUS to attempt to steal

You had your chance to discuss all that.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
4.2.12  TᵢG  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.2.11    3 weeks ago
You had your chance to discuss all that.

Is this a new new dodge tactic?   Twice now today you have run from a rebuttal while screaming "you had your chance ...".

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4.2.13  JohnRussell  replied to  TᵢG @4.2.9    3 weeks ago
Trump was, by far, the most unpresidential, irresponsible, narcissistic PotUS in my lifetime and arguably in US history.

Its not arguable imo. 

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.2.14  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.2.10    3 weeks ago
That was an observation rather than a campaign pledge.

trump has a habit of auditioning his cockeyed ideas to his moronic base to see their response. rwnj's have had 14 years to create their better, cheaper healthcare for americans. they still have offered nothing to replace the ACA.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
4.2.15  TᵢG  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.2.10    3 weeks ago
Trump may still look for alternatives, but he has not been running on it.

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Reality is that Trump has realized that he has no chance to repeal ACA.   But Trump just cannot shut his mouth.   

What he says while running for PotUS in terms of intent is ipso facto part of his campaign.  

If he does not want people to think he intends to replace ACA then he should not make statements like:

“The cost of Obamacare is out of control, plus, it’s not good Healthcare.   I’m seriously looking at alternatives,” he wrote.  “We had a couple of Republican Senators who campaigned for 6 years against it, and then raised their hands not to terminate it. It was a low point for the Republican Party, but   we should never give up!   ”  
 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.2.16  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  TᵢG @4.2.12    3 weeks ago
Is this a new new dodge tactic?

How easily we forget.

Remember when I told you that my "New York v Trump" piece would be the place for that?

You should listen more.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.2.17  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  TᵢG @4.2.15    3 weeks ago

FACTS!

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
4.2.18  Sparty On  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.2.1    3 weeks ago

He was nearly last in his class.    Probably just like many of the folks here who claim to be “smart”.  

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
4.2.19  TᵢG  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.2.16    3 weeks ago
Remember when I told you that my "New York v Trump" piece would be the place for that?

You do not get to identify the one point in time where we get to discuss Trump.   

Further, you do not get to restrict Trump issues to simply the New York vs. Trump case.

Your latest tactic has no chance of working.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.2.20  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @4.2.14    3 weeks ago

ACA is here to stay.

We had a Judge fix the damn thing to make it constitutional and we had millions who never paid for their own insurance suddenly get it.

The young must pay.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.2.21  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  TᵢG @4.2.19    3 weeks ago
You do not get to identify the one point in time where we get to discuss Trump.   

I think I just did.

As Obama used to say: Use it as a teaching moment.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
4.2.22  TᵢG  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.2.21    3 weeks ago
I think I just did.

You can make any demand you wish.   You can demand world peace.   

Making a demand is a far cry from realizing it in reality.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
4.2.23  TᵢG  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.2.17    3 weeks ago

Font styles are not an argument.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.2.24  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.2.20    3 weeks ago
ACA is here to stay.

after about 50 attempts to repeal it by those with difficulties comprehending the words no, and, you lost...

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
4.2.25  cjcold  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.3    3 weeks ago

Trump paid folk to take his tests and write his papers for him.

His professors said he was the dumbest student they had ever had in their class.

Only high school drop-outs could ever vote for him.

Sub 70 IQ folk think alike.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
4.3  TᵢG  replied to  Vic Eldred @4    3 weeks ago

Does this post not make you cringe?   This is language one would expect from a child.   It is emotional, childish (name mangling:  Buden), defensive, and replete with basic grammatical errors.   He even invents his own words (disinformates, misinformates).

You want this loose-cannon clown as PotUS??

The world must think the USA has lost its collective mind.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
4.3.1  cjcold  replied to  TᵢG @4.3    3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, many low IQ people in the US have lost whatever minds they might have never had.

They now think that they should be in control just because they can yell loud and channel Hitlerish fascism.

I still believe in the USA as being an American Democracy.

Fuck all far right-wing fascists and their hate of democracy.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
4.3.2  TᵢG  replied to  cjcold @4.3.1    3 weeks ago

We are living in very strange times.   This is a level of irrational behavior that I would have rejected as implausible had someone suggested this would happen a decade ago.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
4.3.3  cjcold  replied to  TᵢG @4.3.2    3 weeks ago

Seems back in the day we all had a problem with Russians (still do).

Seems back in the day we all had a problem with Hitler killing everybody.

Seems these days the far-right loves fascists.

Fuck all far-right anti American traitors.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
4.3.4  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  cjcold @4.3.3    3 weeks ago
Seems back in the day we all had a problem with Russians (still do).

You have forgotten a lot of leftist history, 1950’s - 1980’s.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
5  Jeremy Retired in NC    3 weeks ago
The judge overseeing Trump’s Manhattan criminal trial imposed another gag order on Trump, but not on the prosecutors who are taunting him daily.

No.  There's no double standard.  Fucking hypocrites

The DNC is unleashing an army of lawyers to keep Robert F Kennedy Jr off state ballots.

I wonder what the pathetic reasoning is this time.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
5.1  cjcold  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @5    3 weeks ago

RFK is a right wing fool who pretends to be a democrat. 

RFK is the worst of the worst far right scumbags.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
5.1.1  JBB  replied to  cjcold @5.1    3 weeks ago

RFK Jr puts the Narcissis in narcissisism 

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
5.1.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  cjcold @5.1    3 weeks ago

Where did I mention anybody specific outside of what I quoted?

At least try to keep up.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
5.1.3  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JBB @5.1.1    2 weeks ago

His running mate is just what he needed.

 
 

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