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The Right to be Forgotten
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 7/6/2014 8:20:16 PM

The “right to be forgotten” in European law has now taken the place of what people in the past used to call “the forgiveness of sins”. Formerly it was believed that old offenses, especially when these did not result in prosecution or suit, were somehow effaced by the passage of time. (Snip) The Clintons, for their part, don’t even need legislation to delete the unflattering. The Boston Globe reports that the University of Arkansas suspended access to a news organization which found records showing Hillary had defended a child rapist in 1975. "The Washington Free Beacon

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With the attempt by the University of Arkansas special collections archive to drop down Orwell´s Memory Hole Hillary Rodham´s defense of a child rapist and Google´s selective implementation of forgetfulness, we are fast reaching the place where inconvenient facts about politicians´ pasts are going to be expunged. Anyone with the temerity to dig up what the public is not supposed to hear can expect trouble from the comtrollers of the archive. Totalitarian countries already control the dissemination of information. It´s happening in Europe and here, too. Meet the new boss.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MeiDei, 7/6/2014 9:55:53 PM     (No. 9913300)

Many articles of interest have disappeared on the Internet; for this reason - if the article or graph is worthy of a 2nd read or sharing I copy it for the future.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Melody, 7/6/2014 10:43:44 PM     (No. 9913323)

´´... theology came up with the theory of ´forgiveness´... ´´ I beg your pardon. Theology came up with the theory of forgiveness? What did God come up with?

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