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gnappi

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Tonight we watched "Ghost" with Patrick Swaze and Whoopie Goldberg and in the subtitles in the last scene Whoopie says "Thank (@@@)"

Who is responsible for cutting out the name of God in broadcast movie subtitles?

His name has become offensive? To whom?

I don't care what or even if you have opposing beliefs that's clearly suppression of free speech and should not be tolerated but sadly it is.
 

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Not just movies or references to God. Lately I've notice that news items won't spell out words that may be offensive to some snowflake. Some are words that make you wonder what was offensive about it that letters were replaced with symbols, like asterisk's or #. Like Rape is r***, suicide sui****, murder mur***, smoking sm*****, etc.
 
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Not just movies or references to God. Lately I've notice that news items won't spell out words that may be offensive to some snowflake. Some are words that make you wonder what was offensive about it that letters were replaced with symbols, like asterisk's or #. Like Rape is r***, suicide sui****, murder mur***, smoking sm*****, etc.
Interesting, I wonder if it's like that on say two different channels, or two different news casts?

Does the FCC have any new rules about such things? Or if they made a rule about it would they have to let the public know? Or could they just sort of slide it in without telling anyone other than the person running the text encoder?

I've noticed Netflix has a warning on some movies about the "dangerous use of cigarettes." I just thought it was funny more than anything.
 
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Speaking of words being bleeped, its amazing how our society allows vile language on TV and movies without any restrictions, but one certain word cannot ever be spoken, and we all know what that word is. You cannot even use it in context of its historical use, or quote it from literature (many schools have banned Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" because it uses the forbidden "n" word).

One of my older grandkids mentioned that at school, someone had gotten into trouble because they "used the "n" word". I acted curious and asked "What is this "n" word that you are referring to". My grandchild replied, a bit flustered, "Grandpa, you know what I mean by the "n" word". I then said "I'm not sure, so why don't you tell me what you mean?". My grandchild just rolled her eyes and said "Oh Grandpa!" and walked away. She could not even get herself to say the word as an explanation in our conversation, right in my own house with no one else around. Just amazing to me.

I won't use the word here because I suspect that I would get banned, even if I used the word in a non-derogatory manner. This makes me better understand how that school official a few years back, I think it was in Philadelphia, that was fired for using the very legitimate English word of "niggardly" instead of the more common word "stingy" because ignorant fools thought it had somethng to do with a similar sounding word.
 

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Interesting, I wonder if it's like that on say two different channels, or two different news casts?

Does the FCC have any new rules about such things? Or if they made a rule about it would they have to let the public know? Or could they just sort of slide it in without telling anyone other than the person running the text encoder?

I've noticed Netflix has a warning on some movies about the "dangerous use of cigarettes." I just thought it was funny more than anything.
I don't know if it's a self censorship thing or not. I've seen it done in several news & social media sites. And some were some really benign words, but no matter what the word, someone would get offended I guess.
 
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Personally I do not care that words are bleeped out What I cannot stand is Ridiculous Sex Scenes that do nothing but WASTE time. Get on with the movie! I just fast forward. Some of the scenes now can take a good portion of the film minutes. Just filling the screen with fodder.
 

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Personally I do not care that words are bleeped out What I cannot stand is Ridiculous Sex Scenes that do nothing but WASTE time. Get on with the movie! I just fast forward. Some of the scenes now can take a good portion of the film minutes. Just filling the screen with fodder.
And of course those sex scenes would never offend anyone. Hollywood knows. And if they did offend you, who cares, you are watching their movie. Isn't that what they want?
 

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What's worse is that many movies that will censor "mild" 4-letter words will not censor when the name of our Lord is taken in vain.
 
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Tonight we watched "Ghost" with Patrick Swaze and Whoopie Goldberg and in the subtitles in the last scene Whoopie says "Thank (@@@)"

Who is responsible for cutting out the name of God in broadcast movie subtitles?

His name has become offensive? To whom?

I don't care what or even if you have opposing beliefs that's clearly suppression of free speech and should not be tolerated but sadly it is.
Remember our basic rights come from God. Shut God out ( Ha stupid libs can't be done) and right come from the state who can take them away when desired.
 

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Remember our basic rights come from God. Shut God out ( Ha stupid libs can't be done) and right come from the state who can take them away when desired.
Probably the same guy that figures that you need to be warned that you may see someone smoking in the movie.
 
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