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FEEL FREE TO INSULT ME!

Postby Joel » Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:13 pm

AKA Reform Section 5

This is one of my favorite little speeches on freedom of speech given in 2012 by Rowan Atkinson when he was campaigning to reform a horrible law restricting speech in his country. Ultimately, with a lot of other people working for this change the campaign met its goal and reformed the law.

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Postby kennyhs » Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:26 pm

Dang, the title thread deceived me. I had something to say...:)

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Postby A Random Phrase » Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:40 pm

Dang, I thought you were extending a general invitation, Joel. I thought I would be reading what people were saying to you.
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Postby SmallFarm » Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:42 pm

I find your trolling methods overt and infantile.
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Postby A Random Phrase » Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:50 pm

Maybe we can get this thread long enough for people to think Joel wants to be insulted?

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Postby Joel » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:03 pm

Another principle of liberty is the right to own private property, this website is owned by Brian, so it is his private property. As such is the case it is his pleasure to operate his property as he sees fit. One of the rules he expects us to follow is to be kind to each other. If someone personally gets Brian's permission to break the rule and with this permission this person wants embrace their darkside, they can go ahead give me their worst insults!

I have never reported a post and I do not plan to start now! :p

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Postby David13 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:04 pm

I had quite a bit I was going to say ...
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I will say I never liked that Atkinson guy. I never thought he had good humor. I know he's successful, but mainly in Britain. They have a far different sense of humor. Dry. Deadpan. I always thought he was just too deadpan. But I am impressed by his speech there, and what the cause was.

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Postby A Random Phrase » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:25 pm

B-b-but, Joel - the title of the thread says, "FEEL FREE TO INSULT ME!"
Joel wrote:Another principle of liberty is the right to own private property, this website is owned by Brian, so it is his private property. As such is the case it is his pleasure to operate his property as he sees fit. One of the rules he expects us to follow is to be kind to each other. If someone personally gets Brian's permission to break the rule and with this permission this person wants embrace their darkside, they can go ahead give me their worst insults!

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Postby A Random Phrase » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:26 pm

SmallFarm wrote:I find your trolling methods overt and infantile.
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Postby EmmaLee » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:31 pm

That was excellent, Joel; thanks for posting. Atkinson should come over here and give speeches.
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Postby Meili » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:01 pm

I'll insult you as soon as I can think of something to say, Joel.

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Postby SmallFarm » Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:24 pm

A Random Phrase wrote:Maybe we can get this thread long enough for people to think Joel wants to be insulted?

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I knew Blackadder would come good in the end. :ymapplause:

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A Random Phrase wrote:Maybe we can get this thread long enough for people to think Joel wants to be insulted?

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Postby Joel » Tue May 17, 2016 7:49 am

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Postby setyourselffree » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:47 pm

Joel wrote:AKA Reform Section 5

This is one of my favorite little speeches on freedom of speech given in 2012 by Rowan Atkinson when he was campaigning to reform a horrible law restricting speech in his country. Ultimately, with a lot of other people working for this change the campaign met its goal and reformed the law.
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Debate: Freedom of Expression Must Include the License to Offend (2006)

Postby Joel » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:56 am

From October 2006; Heralding the First Amendment, proponents of free speech champion the right to expression unencumbered by government intervention. But is freedom of expression absolute and limitless? Should we be free to use words with the intention to harm? Should some words remain unspoken, or does this mind-set lead us to the path of censorship?

For The Motion
Any limitation of free speech opens the door to government censorship, and consequently grants political leaders the power to suppress dissent and opposing views.

The First Amendment safeguards Americans’ right to criticize religious, political or social beliefs or practice regardless of whether or not some may find those criticisms offensive.

Censorship does not alleviate existing racism or bigotry; rather, it discourages dialogue between those with opposing views.

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Freedom of speech is not absolute; it is legally limited to protect Americans’ safety and should be restricted to ensure civility.

Speech that marginalizes or disenfranchises specific individuals or communities should be restricted for the good of society as a whole.

Technological advances have given individuals an unprecedented power to amplify their voices, and as a society we must act to ensure that this power is regulated and used responsibly.


http://www.intelligencesquaredus.org/de ... nse-offend

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Postby Sunain » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:46 am

Mr. Atkinson gave a really thoughtout speech. I'm glad people like him are speaking out on the issue of free speech. I like the point he makes by saying that what people are offended by these days is quite ludicrous. Younger members of society seem to be intolerant and offended by too much.

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