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Old 04-19-2007, 09:38 PM   #1
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Default OT: Racism's now illegal in Europe.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6573005.stm

so.. why haven't we passed one of these yet?
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: OT: Racism's now illegal in Europe.

If that happened here, the admin would have a full time job just tracking IP addresses for the cops and half the board would be rappin on bars with their metal cups before very long.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:42 PM   #3
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Default Re: OT: Racism's now illegal in Europe.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6573005.stm

so.. why haven't we passed one of these yet?

jsub,konex, ect...
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:47 PM   #4
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Default Re: OT: Racism's now illegal in Europe.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6573005.stm

so.. why haven't we passed one of these yet?

Great concept in theory, but their "law" has no substance behind it. it is merely statement (which is always good), but no juice.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:49 PM   #5
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Default Re: OT: Racism's now illegal in Europe.

I like the idea...but how do enforce this?

I can see people in the states pulling the racecard to their advantage as well.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:49 PM   #6
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Default Re: OT: Racism's now illegal in Europe.

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Great concept in theory, but their "law" has no substance behind it. it is merely statement (which is always good), but no juice.

i didnt read it but you have to realize that the law in England is pretty much just a buch of statements. They have a different system of law there.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:53 PM   #7
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i didnt read it but you have to realize that the law in England is pretty much just a buch of statements. They have a different system of law there.
our laws are based on england's common law...
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:53 PM   #8
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Default Re: OT: Racism's now illegal in Europe.

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i didnt read it but you have to realize that the law in England is pretty much just a buch of statements. They have a different system of law there.

yup. I know. esp with regard to EU laws. lots of statements (which are fine), but no one is gonna get strung-up for being a racist a-hole (unfortunately).
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:55 PM   #9
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Default Re: OT: Racism's now illegal in Europe.

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their system of law is called common law. guess what our laws are based on.....

you missed the point... and yes, the UK is common law (but not all of EU)... but that is not what we are talking about.
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Default Re: OT: Racism's now illegal in Europe.

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you missed the point... and yes, the UK is common law (but not all of EU)... but that is not what we are talking about.
he said england's law, not EU (i didnt read the article, just pointing out the mistake)
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Default Re: OT: Racism's now illegal in Europe.

This law may have good intentions but freedom of speech should never be compromised unless it causes direct harm to someone. If this law is used preemptively, I can easily see it being used as a stepping stone for freedom of expression abuse later on.
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Default Re: OT: Racism's now illegal in Europe.

i think this law was greatly influenced by all the racism in soccer and some of the stunts the fans pull (especially in italy)
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Default Re: OT: Racism's now illegal in Europe.

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This law may have good intentions but freedom of speech should never be compromised unless it causes direct harm to someone. If this law is used preemptively, I can easily see it being used as a stepping stone for freedom of expression abuse later on.

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Default Re: OT: Racism's now illegal in Europe.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6573005.stm

so.. why haven't we passed one of these yet?

Are you kidding, dude? Have you ever heard of "Free Speech"? All you liberals say Bush is creating a police state and then you want to make it illegal to say something never happened... even if it's crazy, it's still free speech.
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:03 PM   #15
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Default Re: OT: Racism's now illegal in Europe.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6573005.stm

so.. why haven't we passed one of these yet?

We probably have passed them, but if we haven't, it's because racism isn't as big of a problem in the U.S. as it is in Europe.
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