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geert wilders

free speech died yesterday with the refusal to allow geert wilders into the country.
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Re: geert wilders

free speech has been long gone in this country
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Didn't Mr Speech go with Mr Sense?
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London Times - Obituary
An Obituary printed in the London Times........
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend,  Common Sense, who
has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was,
since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He
will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain;  Why the early bird gets the
worm;  Life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't  spend
more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children,
are in charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but
overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy
charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended
from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for
reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the
job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly
children.
It declined even further when schools were required to get parental
consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could
not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an
abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses;
and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a
burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to
realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in
her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by
his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. 
If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do
nothing
techguy
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Re: geert wilders

While his views may not be to the taste of a large group of people the government has previously let people get away with saying all kinds of stuff on the grounds it could sppear discriminatory against whatever group.
Seems a bit mad to me.

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the government has previously let people get away with saying all kinds of stuff on the grounds it could sppear discriminatory against whatever group.

I don't understand what you are saying there Techguy
techguy
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Re: geert wilders

Two words, Abu Hamza
Took a long while to kick him out though he was preaching hate and was allegedly claiming benefit for a motability vehicle too.
Thing is though any religious text is open to interpretation and while from  my limited understanding of this issue he has made some sweeping statements which are not true, one thing is true, that extremists are using religious texts to justify mass murder.
So either let him in and lets have a reasoned debate
or lets make this fair and kick out British Citizens that have posted hateful material on the Internet.

fred
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Quote from: pjmarsh
Didn't Mr Speech go with Mr Sense?
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London Times - Obituary
An Obituary printed in the London Times........
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend,  Common Sense, who
has been with us for many years. ...



Do you have a link for that quote?

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Two words, Abu Hamza
... or lets make this fair and kick out British Citizens that have posted hateful material on the Internet.

Depends what the Righteous will let you define as "hateful". It will not be long before everything Christian is "hateful" and everything ... ... (sighs, and self censors, fearing the Mighty Moderator might already be at work). However, I am too old to make the immigration criteria of any country worth living in these days. But a thought has occurred to me: as a member of the indigenous population of this country I must be hate filled, please can I be thrown out? Then I must be entitled to claim political asylum in some decent country, surely! I'll earn my keep, won't sponge on welfare.
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I think it is so sad that some one who was born here and lived here all their life should feel like that. But I do understand those feelings.
techguy
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BA tried to stop a BA employee wearing a cross didn't they?
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Believe BA banned the wearing of jewellary and unfortunately in this country people wear the cross as a piece of jewellary and not as a sign of their religious beliefs. Also the BA employee in questions was offered a non-customer facing role were she could wear the cross but declined. Not sure what's BA policy on the crucifix is.