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2012-11-20 06:58:32 AM
Ok, Thats it.

We've lost it.

We had it, we lost it, start over.

I don't even know who we is, or what I am talking about, but this is truly how I feel. We messed up, back up, start over.
 
2012-11-20 07:43:12 AM
↑ smart
 
2012-11-20 07:45:57 AM
Cops were just doing the needful.
 
2012-11-20 07:50:58 AM
Good thing Obama isn't from India. The stuff I saw on Facebook during the election would surely call for life imprisonment of millions of Republicans. Wait, maybe it's bad he's not from India... Damn it.
 
2012-11-20 07:51:10 AM
And I thought our politicians & cops were questionable. Yikes.
 
2012-11-20 07:51:15 AM
Up against the wall...Farkers.
 
2012-11-20 07:52:24 AM

texmeth: Cops were just doing the needful.


I just spit up oj on my ipad. Technology has saved a keyboard.
 
2012-11-20 07:52:57 AM
What scares me is that the Indians have essentially legislated political correctness into existence. If equality between the classes is to be reality, then the lower castes should be able to take insults just as much as they should be able to accept protections. Instead India seems to be ending up with a government of the Untouchables, by the Untouchables, and for the Untouchables. That's not what Gandhi had in mind when he fought for independence from the British.
 
2012-11-20 07:58:32 AM
Finally, justice.
 
2012-11-20 08:03:16 AM
Government of peace!
 
2012-11-20 08:04:54 AM
I used to believe (and still do) that Twitter and Facebook were going to make all of us stupid. Now it seems that many of us will get to spend some time in the hoosegow before we're carted off to the mental ward.
 
2012-11-20 08:05:27 AM
Niqabook?
 
2012-11-20 08:09:03 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: What scares me is that the Indians have essentially legislated political correctness into existence. If equality between the classes is to be reality, then the lower castes should be able to take insults just as much as they should be able to accept protections. Instead India seems to be ending up with a government of the Untouchables, by the Untouchables, and for the Untouchables. That's not what Gandhi had in mind when he fought for independence from the British.


That's why the British were all about smallpox blankets
 
2012-11-20 08:11:27 AM
Niqab, please.

/here all week
//IE6(!) at work won't let me quote
///or show usernames 
//public sector IT FTFail
/slashie
 
2012-11-20 08:12:57 AM

Feral_and_Preposterous: Good thing Obama isn't from India. The stuff I saw on Facebook during the election would surely call for life imprisonment of millions of Republicans. Wait, maybe it's bad he's not from India... Damn it.


Really? I know you're being facetious here, but consider the opposite case.

Whenever I think "Man, I really hate those guys, I wish the law could be changed to make it difficult for them", I remember that any law that can be used to suppress dissent that I don't approve of can also be used to suppress dissent that I do approve of.

Or, to put it another way, before I decide that I like something, I try to imagine how it might be abused by my worse nightmare of an administration. That almost always cools my enthusiasm for things like that.
 
2012-11-20 08:15:03 AM
Ah, Bal Thackeray. One of the little Hitlers of the world.
 
2012-11-20 08:16:55 AM
Feral_and_Preposterous


Good thing Obama isn't from India. The stuff I saw on Facebook during the election would surely call for life imprisonment of millions of Republicans. Wait, maybe it's bad he's not from India... Damn it.

Riiiight it was the "republican's threatening violence"
Death threats against Mitt Romney explode in final hours of campaign

Obama supporters renew vows to murder Mitt Romney

Obama supporters on Twitter issue threats to kill Mitt Romney on eve of election

Obama Supporters Threaten to 'Loot' & 'Riot' if Romney Wins
 
2012-11-20 08:17:36 AM

texmeth: Cops were just doing the needful.


t0.gstatic.com 

/You must work were I work.
 
2012-11-20 08:17:55 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: What scares me is that the Indians have essentially legislated political correctness into existence. If equality between the classes is to be reality, then the lower castes should be able to take insults just as much as they should be able to accept protections. Instead India seems to be ending up with a government of the Untouchables, by the Untouchables, and for the Untouchables. That's not what Gandhi had in mind when he fought for independence from the British.


Equality between the classes is not what Gandhi had in mind when he fought for independence from the British.
 
2012-11-20 08:18:41 AM

liam76: AverageAmericanGuy: What scares me is that the Indians have essentially legislated political correctness into existence. If equality between the classes is to be reality, then the lower castes should be able to take insults just as much as they should be able to accept protections. Instead India seems to be ending up with a government of the Untouchables, by the Untouchables, and for the Untouchables. That's not what Gandhi had in mind when he fought for independence from the British.

Equality between the classes is not what Gandhi had in mind when he fought for independence from the British.


That's right.
 
2012-11-20 08:20:42 AM
India, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, what ever.
No respect for women, mothers, sisters.
Bunch of svages.

either you have free speech and equality for all or you're a stone aged hanger-on.
 
2012-11-20 08:21:59 AM

eas81: texmeth: Cops were just doing the needful.

[t0.gstatic.com image 204x247] 

/You must work were I work.


Possibly, still cracks me up every time I see it in an email.
 
2012-11-20 08:22:19 AM
The good thing is that this has led to a massive backlash against the cops and the people who complained. A couple of Chief Justices have also written to the Chief Minister of that state asking for an explanation and if nothing is forthcoming (and it won't, there was nothing inflammatory about the status) to drop the charges. That, at the very least, will set a legal precedent.

liam76: Equality between the classes is not what Gandhi had in mind when he fought for independence from the British.


Could you explain this?
 
2012-11-20 08:24:51 AM

dittybopper: Feral_and_Preposterous: Good thing Obama isn't from India. The stuff I saw on Facebook during the election would surely call for life imprisonment of millions of Republicans. Wait, maybe it's bad he's not from India... Damn it.

Really? I know you're being facetious here, but consider the opposite case.

Whenever I think "Man, I really hate those guys, I wish the law could be changed to make it difficult for them", I remember that any law that can be used to suppress dissent that I don't approve of can also be used to suppress dissent that I do approve of.

Or, to put it another way, before I decide that I like something, I try to imagine how it might be abused by my worse nightmare of an administration. That almost always cools my enthusiasm for things like that.


This a lot.
 
2012-11-20 08:25:42 AM

Thats No Moose: liam76: Equality between the classes is not what Gandhi had in mind when he fought for independence from the British.

Could you explain this?


Gandhi desired self-determination for the country of India. He did not want it to be a vassal state to the British Empire.

But at the same time he understood that you couldn't just let the human refuse in your country run the show. Smart people should lead. Uneducated bumpkins should be led. Otherwise you end up with a giant mess as the greedy commoners vote themselves all sorts of benefits at the expense of the middle and upper classes.
 
2012-11-20 08:32:23 AM
Free speech existed for a limited time as a concept. Then speech got cheapened and finally, free speech was being used to protect agitation instead of intelligent commentary. The result was the conversion of most of our protected speech to spam. As a result, people are now viewing free speech as spam and are more comfortable banning some of it.
 
2012-11-20 08:37:24 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Gandhi desired self-determination for the country of India. He did not want it to be a vassal state to the British Empire.

But at the same time he understood that you couldn't just let the human refuse in your country run the show. Smart people should


I thought 'the elites' and 'elitism' were bad. Are they now good?
 
2012-11-20 08:40:43 AM
Another *** WIN *** for Facebook
 
2012-11-20 08:42:21 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: But at the same time he understood that you couldn't just let the human refuse in your country run the show. Smart people should lead. Uneducated bumpkins should be led. Otherwise you end up with a giant mess as the greedy commoners vote themselves all sorts of benefits at the expense of the middle and upper classes.


Nelson Mandela vs Winnie Mandela in some respects.

However you intimated earlier that India had legislated itself in to a caste system. Not so. The caste system existed before us Brits ever got there and they've happily turned it in to legislation.
 
2012-11-20 08:42:40 AM
I'm more surprised cops in India take things on Facebook this seriously

/by serious, I mean going full retard
 
2012-11-20 08:43:44 AM

texmeth: eas81: texmeth: Cops were just doing the needful.

[t0.gstatic.com image 204x247] 

/You must work were I work.

Possibly, still cracks me up every time I see it in an email.


Me too, everytime I see it I keep thinking I should be taking a dump. I always want to reply with i'll be back in about 30-45 mins will be doing the needful.
 
2012-11-20 08:43:45 AM

sodomizer: Free speech existed for a limited time as a concept. Then speech got cheapened and finally, free speech was being used to protect agitation instead of intelligent commentary. The result was the conversion of most of our protected speech to spam. As a result, people are now viewing free speech as spam and are more comfortable banning some of it.


www.todayifoundout.com
 
2012-11-20 08:43:46 AM

Vaneshi: AverageAmericanGuy: But at the same time he understood that you couldn't just let the human refuse in your country run the show. Smart people should lead. Uneducated bumpkins should be led. Otherwise you end up with a giant mess as the greedy commoners vote themselves all sorts of benefits at the expense of the middle and upper classes.

Nelson Mandela vs Winnie Mandela in some respects.

However you intimated earlier that India had legislated itself in to a caste system. Not so. The caste system existed before us Brits ever got there and they've happily turned it in to legislation.


I'm not sure how you interpreted what I said into that.

the Indians have essentially legislated political correctness into existence

This assumes a caste system to begin with.
 
2012-11-20 08:44:49 AM
British protectorate nations: You can never be truly free until you've slaughtered a bunch of brits. It's a proven fact, it's unfortunate and it's ugly, but it has been adequately demonstrated. You have to remove their system and form a different one. It sdoesn't have to be that radically different- but it's clear that there's something missing from your charter or constitution or whatever. Just advice, you don't have to take it.
They invented the C word because it was so needed in their lands.
 
2012-11-20 08:44:58 AM

Felgraf: AverageAmericanGuy: Gandhi desired self-determination for the country of India. He did not want it to be a vassal state to the British Empire.

But at the same time he understood that you couldn't just let the human refuse in your country run the show. Smart people should

I thought 'the elites' and 'elitism' were bad. Are they now good?


Some dumbfarks over at Fox News might have said that, but real conservatives realize that leading a country takes brains.
 
2012-11-20 08:48:37 AM
I bet some Dickshiat is behind all of this...
 
2012-11-20 08:49:52 AM

texmeth: Cops were just doing the needful.


First they intimated a gentle reminder to do the needful.
 
2012-11-20 09:01:06 AM

Thats No Moose: The good thing is that this has led to a massive backlash against the cops and the people who complained. A couple of Chief Justices have also written to the Chief Minister of that state asking for an explanation and if nothing is forthcoming (and it won't, there was nothing inflammatory about the status) to drop the charges. That, at the very least, will set a legal precedent.

liam76: Equality between the classes is not what Gandhi had in mind when he fought for independence from the British.

Could you explain this?


On my phone now. Google Gandhi and the Untouchables. He was not keen on reforming the caste system or equal rights for untouchables.
 
2012-11-20 09:07:18 AM
came here for a link to her facebook page.

/leaving dissappointed
 
2012-11-20 09:08:24 AM
And yet their telemarketers for shady businesses can still say horrendous things to us.

You wouldn't believe the foul things one said to my mom. And she recorded it on her cell phone. Makes all your "mom" jokes look tame.
 
2012-11-20 09:13:21 AM

OnlyM3: Feral_and_Preposterous


Good thing Obama isn't from India. The stuff I saw on Facebook during the election would surely call for life imprisonment of millions of Republicans. Wait, maybe it's bad he's not from India... Damn it.
Riiiight it was the "republican's threatening violence"
Death threats against Mitt Romney explode in final hours of campaign

Obama supporters renew vows to murder Mitt Romney

Obama supporters on Twitter issue threats to kill Mitt Romney on eve of election

Obama Supporters Threaten to 'Loot' & 'Riot' if Romney Wins


Don't waste your time. No one on Fark will ever acknowledge this happened.

You racist. White Devil. Facts make our feelings hurt! Quick, pass a law...

Why do you hate brown people?? Why???? WHYYY??????
 
2012-11-20 09:14:20 AM

vudukungfu: India, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, what ever.
No respect for women, mothers, sisters.
Bunch of svages.

either you have free speech and equality for all or you're a stone aged hanger-on.


While I agree that many of the places in that region are extremely sexist... this article isn't really about that. TFA mentions more men arrested for 'free speech' than it does women. You don't have to scream 'SEXIST!' every time a man says 'woman.'
 
2012-11-20 09:22:16 AM

No Time To Explain: I'm more surprised cops in India take things on Facebook this seriously

/by serious, I mean going full retard


It's just a natural extension of their culture. When your country is the IT clearing house of everyone elses, you gotta abide by your work regulations regarding social media.

/why yes, this was stereotypical and offensive. Why do you ask?
//This is also a country which has SEVERE problems with civil liberties, depending on what province you're in. It's not uncommon to see honor killings, caste killings, and extrajudicial punishment in some of the more rural areas.
 
2012-11-20 09:28:24 AM

BronyMedic: No Time To Explain: I'm more surprised cops in India take things on Facebook this seriously

/by serious, I mean going full retard

It's just a natural extension of their culture. When your country is the IT clearing house of everyone elses, you gotta abide by your work regulations regarding social media.

/why yes, this was stereotypical and offensive. Why do you ask?
//This is also a country which has SEVERE problems with civil liberties, depending on what province you're in. It's not uncommon to see honor killings, caste killings, and extrajudicial punishment in some of the more rural areas.


And that's in the US. Wait till we start describing India
 
2012-11-20 09:50:53 AM
texmeth: Cops were just doing the needful.

As someone who works extensively with our offshore teams, this made me laugh...
 
2012-11-20 10:02:41 AM

OnlyM3: Feral_and_Preposterous


Good thing Obama isn't from India. The stuff I saw on Facebook during the election would surely call for life imprisonment of millions of Republicans. Wait, maybe it's bad he's not from India... Damn it.
Riiiight it was the "republican's threatening violence"
Death threats against Mitt Romney explode in final hours of campaign

Obama supporters renew vows to murder Mitt Romney

Obama supporters on Twitter issue threats to kill Mitt Romney on eve of election

Obama Supporters Threaten to 'Loot' & 'Riot' if Romney Wins


And Romney supporters actually rioted.
 
2012-11-20 10:05:52 AM
vudukungfu: India, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, what ever.
No respect for women, mothers, sisters.
Bunch of svages.

either you have free speech and equality for all or you're a stone aged hanger-on


You left out red states.
.
 
2012-11-20 10:12:47 AM
Can't help but notice from RTFA that in previous cases, the people arrested were released on bail but never tried. I've got a hunch these kinds of arrests are turning into India's version of red light camera revenue.
 
2012-11-20 10:15:08 AM
More news stories from a country I'm ok with never going to.
 
2012-11-20 10:21:09 AM

aromaticmahogany: Niqab, please.

/here all week
//IE6(!) at work won't let me quote
///or show usernames 
//public sector IT FTFail
/slashie


IE6
IE6
IE6

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That is terrifying.
 
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