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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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Re: FEEL FREE TO INSULT ME!

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 SmallFarm » Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:42 pm

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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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Re: FEEL FREE TO INSULT ME!

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!

I have never reported a post and I do not plan to start now! :p
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Postby marc » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:26 pm

Mr. Bean rocks!
35...I know by this thing which thou hast said, that if the Gentiles have not charity...thou wilt prove them, and take away their talent, yea, even that which they have received, and give unto them who shall have more abundantly.

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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?

By the way, Hi, Small Farm. [waves]
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Postby Robin Hood » Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:20 am

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

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Postby A Random Phrase » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:11 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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Postby Joel » Tue May 17, 2016 7:49 am

:YMAPPLAUSE:
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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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Postby Joel » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:14 pm

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Postby Joel » Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:23 am

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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.


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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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Postby Joel » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:03 am

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Postby freedomforall » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:53 pm

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

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Postby Joel » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:17 pm

White Cheerleaders Investigated After Screaming: ‘F-*k N-**ers’ Over And Over

A group of white teenage girls–cheerleaders–at a high school in Utah are being investigated for a video in which they appear to take turns screaming the phrase “F-*k N-**ers” directly into the camera.

In the video, most of the girls repeat the phrase at least twice. Some of them scream it out in unison. Their faces are expressive and they seem to be expressing joy at the constant repetition of the long-verboten racial slur and put-down. Altogether, the phrase is repeated six times in the 10-second clip.

The racially-charged video began making its way across social media earlier this week after it was uploaded to Facebook and Instagram. It’s already achieved virality and has been viewed tens of thousands of times as of this writing.

The girls in the video attend Weber High School in Pleasant View, Utah. In a statement released yesterday, the Weber School District noted:
We are shocked by the conduct of these students and the contents of the video. School officials have started an investigation and the matter is being taken very seriously. We are trying to determine when the video was made, where it was filmed, why the students would engage in such conduct, and how the clip ended up on social media.
The results of that investigation immediately turned up the following information: the video was taken last year; while the students were on fall break; and the students were apparently not involved in a school-related function at the time.

Administrators appear to be caught off-guard and horrified and released a second statement yesterday, which read, in part:
We understand this is a very sensitive matter and it has invoked a lot of strong emotional response [sic] from people all over the world. There is no excuse for these girl’s [sic] action. With that being said, neither shouldn’t [sic] there be justification for threats toward them and their families. Hatred only breeds more hatred. These are teenagers who made a big mistake, and they will be held accountability [sic]. Please be patient and reasonable as we deal with this situation.
The school district’s investigation also suggests that the girls recorded gibberish into an app which was played backwards to produce the offending phrase.

As the investigation is still ongoing, the students in question have not been punished yet, but administrators with the Weber School District said that loss of cheerleading privileges and expulsion are both on the table.
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