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Forum: News, Sports & Politics 16th January 2015, 09:21 AM
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Posted By Exi5tentialist
Goodness gracious!

Goodness gracious!
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 16th January 2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,611
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Good. I can't use damns anyway, they're not...

Good. I can't use damns anyway, they're not legal tender here
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 16th January 2015, 12:25 AM
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Views: 1,147
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Pope condones violence

The Pope (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/15/pope-francis-limits-to-freedom-of-expression)
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 16th January 2015, 12:17 AM
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Posted By Exi5tentialist
Oh no I couldn't ...[/QUOTE] ok, noted.

Oh no I couldn't ...[/QUOTE]

ok, noted.
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 16th January 2015, 12:15 AM
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Views: 1,611
Posted By Exi5tentialist
It might. Or it might have something to do with...

It might. Or it might have something to do with my example being a good-looking Arab guy and the Hebdo cartoon clearly is not. Or it might be the other way around. Beauty is in the eye of the...
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 15th January 2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,611
Posted By Exi5tentialist
The artist is only one person. Why is the...

The artist is only one person. Why is the artist's view worth a damn? If I give a damn to everybody who has anything to do with this image, I'm going to be somewhat out of pocket.
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 15th January 2015, 11:52 PM
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Views: 1,611
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Who gives a damn what the artist thinks about it?...

Who gives a damn what the artist thinks about it? Is art defined by the artist?[/quote]The artist was not attempting to define art. He merely said the cartoon he drew was meant to represent...
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 15th January 2015, 11:50 PM
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Posted By Exi5tentialist
Alternatively, you could just continue the...

Alternatively, you could just continue the conversation, rather than getting superior and terminating it with accusations.

To recap, the point you didn't want to address was that you accept that...
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 15th January 2015, 11:43 PM
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Views: 1,611
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Oh ok. The objective view of art then, wherein...

Oh ok. The objective view of art then, wherein the artist personifies the objective position. Each to their own I suppose.
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 15th January 2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,611
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Who gives a damn what the artist thinks about it?...

Who gives a damn what the artist thinks about it? Is art defined by the artist?
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 15th January 2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,611
Posted By Exi5tentialist
What colour do you see the figure in the picture...

What colour do you see the figure in the picture as? What's your spin?[/quote]
Not brown. It's lighter than mine and my skin colour has never been described as brown.[/QUOTE]
Oh, okay. We all see...
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 15th January 2015, 11:32 PM
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Views: 1,611
Posted By Exi5tentialist
No, here...

No, here (http://fashon4men.blogspot.ca/2011/07/alexander-uloom.html)'s an arab guy with arab features. The Charlie Hebdo cover version had somewhat different features. I wonder why.
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 15th January 2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,611
Posted By Exi5tentialist
What colour do you see the figure in the picture...

What colour do you see the figure in the picture as? What's your spin?
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 15th January 2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,611
Posted By Exi5tentialist
http://youtu.be/XMbwcBYT0DI Good for them. ...

http://youtu.be/XMbwcBYT0DI

Good for them. Sky News has a considerably more massive audience for its channels than Mindromp has, and probably less ability to consider all the different nuances...
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 15th January 2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,611
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Charlie Hebdo Front Page

http://i57.tinypic.com/t8on74.jpg
So, here it is. Charlie Hebdo's front page this week.

I gather Sky News shut down an attempt to display it live today. Against their editorial policy,...
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 15th January 2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 114
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Posted By Exi5tentialist
But the opinion of A that B should kill C doesn't...

But the opinion of A that B should kill C doesn't count when it's expressed to B. So you do agree with Mehdi Hassan, some opinions really cannot be expressed with impunity.[/quote]

A telling B...
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 15th January 2015, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Exi5tentialist
Indeed, is it? After all, you're merely...

Indeed, is it? After all, you're merely expressing your 'opinions' about the jewish and muslim status of pigs. No harm in that, is there? And it's not 'inciting' anyone to do anything, so...
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 15th January 2015, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Exi5tentialist
But the opinion of A that B should kill C doesn't...

But the opinion of A that B should kill C doesn't count when it's expressed to B. So you do agree with Mehdi Hassan, some opinions really cannot be expressed with impunity.[/quote]

A telling B...
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 15th January 2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,010
Posted By Exi5tentialist
But the opinion of A that B should kill C doesn't...

But the opinion of A that B should kill C doesn't count when it's expressed to B. So you do agree with Mehdi Hassan, some opinions really cannot be expressed with impunity.
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 14th January 2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,010
Posted By Exi5tentialist
So what happens to people who satirise Charlie...

So what happens to people who satirise Charlie Hebdo? Especially in the present climate.
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 14th January 2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 114
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Posted By Exi5tentialist
Dionysus - sorry to keep returning the subject I...

Dionysus - sorry to keep returning the subject I raised in the OP but I quoted:-


then you said


then Mehdi Hassan said:-
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 14th January 2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,010
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Let me try and make it plain through a worked...

Let me try and make it plain through a worked example. If I publicly express the opinion that [insert unfavourite politician] deserves to die a horrible slow death then that is ok. If I publicly...
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 14th January 2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,010
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Expressing an opinion that violence should occur...

Expressing an opinion that violence should occur is an expression of opinion. Dionysus is in favour of untrammelled free speech; but then says opinions that violence of occur shouldn't be allowed. ...
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 13th January 2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 114
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Posted By Exi5tentialist
How can free speech be untrammelled if it is...

How can free speech be untrammelled if it is restricted by a requirement not to incite violence enforceable by the criminal law?
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 13th January 2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,010
Posted By Exi5tentialist
Free Speech and Satire!!!

A nice bit of balance from Mehdi Hassan in HuffPo (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/mehdi-hasan/charlie-hebdo-free-speech_b_6462584.html?1421160931&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067)



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