Je suis Charlie

Old Jan 11th, 2015, 01:10 PM
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It is amazing to read this kind of stuff when one lives in a secular country like France.<<

Was that a response to ""Last summer it declared protests against Israel's bombing of Gaza to be illegal, because "pro-palestinian" ??



Dont even police state secular nations care about defenseless civilian occupied populations being bombed incessantly & mercilessly by their occupiers enough to allow protests of those murders? Especially when said secular nation pretends they value free speech?
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Old Jan 11th, 2015, 02:54 PM
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Be clear at least if you want to debate. What exactly are you talking about?
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Old Jan 11th, 2015, 10:35 PM
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kerouac didn't you find the presence of certain "world leaders" ironic, considering the purpose of the rally? It was as if there were two rallies: one as a photo op for those "world leaders", many of whom have a questionable reputation concerning free speech in the countries they lead. and the other one a rally of the people with a mass of people stretching from Gare du Nord to Republique.

I do have objections when "supporting free speech" means only supporting expressions that target (religious) minorities, but suppressing free speech when such expressions upturn the apple cart of international interests and "relations". As happened with the protests over Gaza.

How supremely ironic to see Netanyahu there, who heads a country that severely limits free speech internally when voices try to speak of historical events in a way that doesn't square with the myth of Israel's founding. The same goes for the presence in Paris of Viktor Orban.

Catholic churches are supported by government grant. So far for France's secularism, that likewise seems to be directed only one way.
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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 12:52 AM
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If there is an afterlife, those cartoonists will be laughing hysterically at being celebrated by leaders who imprison and kill journalists for speaking too freely.
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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 01:17 AM
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Catholic churches are supported by government grant. So far for France's secularism,<<

I wouldnt really mind if the grant money didnt deplete reserves for basic hygiene products.

Consider the Church grant royalties for all the religious government holidays.

Not just Easter and Christmas, but Good Friday, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, Assumption of Mary Day, All Saints Day, & St Stephens Day
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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 02:10 AM
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I guess the questions that have to be asked are

Have you given thanks for all you have today?

Have you brought happiness to others today?

now re-assess some of your contributions to this thread.....

Have a great day

Je suis Charlie
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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 06:24 AM
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That whole march was a dog-and-pony show.

Obama probably wasn't there because
Angela Merkel probably wouldn't want to hold hands with the man who had the NSA bug her mobile phone.

Cameron was in attendance because he is up for re-election and has to out-juggle Nigel Farage.

Billions of dollars spent on spying and the War on Terror by the Five Eyes and
still four misanthropes shake the world.

Somebody is getting very rich off of our fear.


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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 07:09 AM
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Exactly Pepper
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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 07:59 AM
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Hang on tight...Le Figaro this morning says Wednesday's edition of Charlie will have more cartoons of Mohammed
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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 08:05 AM
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Will the next issue of Charle, or the one after that, have a vicious cartoon about speech punishers marching in Paris. While all this was going on, a blogger was flogged for blogging in Saudi Arabia. He has 19 more sessions of 50 lashes to get to the 1000 in his sentence. It was 600 lashes, but he had the gall to appeal his sentence. A Charle Hebdo moment if there ever was one.
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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 08:23 AM
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Je suis Charlie!
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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 09:06 AM
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I bet that Fox News has a flogging room.
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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 09:44 AM
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Supposedly, the next issue of CH will lampoon all the hypocrites walking around with Je suis Charlie signs who never read or paid any attention to the magazine before.

This will all be forgotten about next week when some poor fool with Ebola tries to fly into the US and Americans become OUTRAGED! that Obama is allowing "those people" into our beautiful and holy country.

Je suis Edward Snowden



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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 11:34 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpdbL16PcYg
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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 11:38 AM
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Who is singing on kerouac's link?
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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 11:45 AM
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It is Maxime Le Forestier singing an old song by Georges Brassens.
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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 12:08 PM
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No one knows what the Prophet Mohammed looked like and there are millions of men called Mohammed on the planet.

So what is the problem?
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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 12:52 PM
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I guess a sizable number of Moslem school kids refused to stand for that 3 minutes of silence - not a good sign from the heartland of Moslem extremism - even small kids are disengaged from French culture and society that they view it with such a jaundiced eye - not good news for anyone - young kids already brainwashed by medieval B.S. - if there was a Mohammed he were no prophet or any of that silly devine baloney.

If aliens came down and saw what millions of folks believe here without one shred of real evidence thbey'd immediately write us off as a primitive society.
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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 12:54 PM
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http://www.barenakedislam.com/2015/0...ebdo-massacre/

About the Je ne suis Charlie many French Moslem school kids seem to believe!
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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 01:09 PM
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As we have known for thousands of years fairy tales kill.
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