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tomthefan wrote:You don't really get the idea behind free speech, do you?
Are there limits to free speech in a liberal democracy??

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Oldschoolsocks wrote:
tomthefan wrote:You don't really get the idea behind free speech, do you?
Are there limits to free speech in a liberal democracy??
I'd be inclined to think that the suppression of speech is far more harmful than
allowing unpleasant views to be aired.
If you libel/slander someone then there may be consequences for you. Other
than that there shouldn't be any limits at all, in my view.
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tomthefan wrote:
Oldschoolsocks wrote:
tomthefan wrote:You don't really get the idea behind free speech, do you?
Are there limits to free speech in a liberal democracy??
I'd be inclined to think that the suppression of speech is far more harmful than
allowing unpleasant views to be aired.
If you libel/slander someone then there may be consequences for you. Other
than that there shouldn't be any limits at all, in my view.
I think Europe's take on free speech is correct when compared to the shitshow that is the USA. Hate speech and incitement of violence is not legal here, I like that.
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tomthefan wrote:You don't really get the idea behind free speech, do you?
I'm pretty well covered on that thanks.

You on the other hand don't understand contracts. Or that social media neither guarantee nor offer free speech.

Thanks for playing though Tom!
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Underlying "Hate Speech" legislation is the idea that "other" people won't be able to see through it the way we can and must be protected lest they and society go bad. 433 and peg leg can see the hate speech some Americans come out with for what it is, but many Americans aren't as clever as you. Therefore laws are needed to protect those people. It's both patronising and and simultaneously oppressive. It appeals to the type of people who feels modern and enlightened and believe that their views and opinions are axjomatic but fragile andneed to be protected.
The type of person who in previous time supported the burning of books and even of dangerous heretics at the stake.
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Omfg, are you an 8chan pol board member?
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Peg Leg wrote:Omfg, are you an 8chan pol board member?
Quite a few far right extremists around these days. English and Irish people need to wake up and realise that the reasons we didnt have fascist governments in the 30s amount to coincidences and luck. We're not special.
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From the BBC:
Chat about football or cricket in the workplace should be curtailed, a management body has warned.
Chartered Management Institute head Ann Francke said sports banter can exclude women and lead to laddish behaviour such as chat about sexual conquests.
"A lot of women, in particular, feel left out," she told the BBC's Today programme.
"They don't follow those sports and they don't like either being forced to talk about them or not being included."
"I have nothing against sports enthusiasts or cricket fans - that's great," she said.
"But the issue is many people aren't cricket fans," she added, arguing bosses should crack down on sports banter.
Ms Francke is concerned that discussing football and, for example, the merits of video assistant refereeing (VAR) can disproportionately exclude women and divide offices.
"It's a gateway to more laddish behaviour and - if it just goes unchecked - it's a signal of a more laddish culture," she said
"It's very easy for it to escalate from VAR talk and chat to slapping each other on the back and talking about their conquests at the weekend."
Nevertheless, Ms Francke does not think sports chatter should be banned, just moderated.
She said that good managers should be inclusive and ensure that everyone in their team feels comfortable.
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Leo Varadkar trying to swing a hurl...

https://twitter.com/buff_egan?ref_src=t ... r%5Eauthor

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Laighin Break wrote:Leo Varadkar trying to swing a hurl...

https://twitter.com/buff_egan?ref_src=t ... r%5Eauthor
Leo goes to Leinster games. +
He brings a pal. +
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Laighin Break wrote:Leo Varadkar trying to swing a hurl...

https://twitter.com/buff_egan?ref_src=t ... r%5Eauthor
Have you ever seen Leo swing a cricket bat? Those from the sub-continent tend to prefer that as their sporting instrument of choice.

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Ruckedtobits wrote:
Laighin Break wrote:Leo Varadkar trying to swing a hurl...

https://twitter.com/buff_egan?ref_src=t ... r%5Eauthor
Have you ever seen Leo swing a cricket bat? Those from the sub-continent tend to prefer that as their sporting instrument of choice.
Is the rotunda part of the "sub-continent" now?

Might want to reconsider your post. Even if it was factually accurate.

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blockhead wrote:
Laighin Break wrote:Leo Varadkar trying to swing a hurl...

https://twitter.com/buff_egan?ref_src=t ... r%5Eauthor
Leo goes to Leinster games. +
He brings a pal. +
The housing crisis,no problem, I have a house. +
Now, he hates the GAA. +

He gets my vote.
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Datta: what have we given?
My friend, blood shaking my heart
The awful daring of a moment's surrender
Which an age of prudence can never retract
What the thunder said to Brian Lenihan

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I almost completely missed this the first time around – I heard some references in Japan to 'sending it' and 'Koh-Samui Cup', but I didn't realise it was as glorious as this. God bless those brave boys.

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It's glorious! And with added Elon on the lipsync it's even better!

ETA
Don't get tattoos in a language you don't read kids. Particularly one with a non Roman alphabet that it's notoriously difficult to translate directly.

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What the thunder said to Brian Lenihan

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