Great Britain fines free speech during Olympics

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    Apparently a Lithuanian fan said something that the Great Nazi Britain didn't like and he has $4K less (plus legal fees).

    News from The Associated Press
     
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    Yea.

     
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    Good. :clap2:

    Fuck him.
     
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    Not good. You may not like what he said, but if you have a government that punishes speech then you have an oppressive government. And in fact, you don't even know exactly what he said that was supposed to have been worth $4K.

    He may have just said something like, "get that monkey" off his back b/c he was fouling and all of the sudden it's considered "racism" and worthy of draining his bank account.

    The man that gives away his liberties to word police, does not deserve them. You bob, do not deserve your free speech. You have happily accepted your lot.
     
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    How intolerant and culturally unaware of us. Surely LOCOG know that a strong sense of white nationalism prevails across most of Eastern Europe, and that there's a deep cultural suspicion of non-whites and Jews?
     
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    I sorta doubt he was on that higher plane, but who knows. I do know that a government that fines speech seeks to intimidate and muzzle a person. And is he or the nation better off for it? Certainly the country gets to put an individual in his place and be a money machine feasting off the people when that occurs (I'm so glad that that money could go to unnamed bureaucrats and not towards his daughter's braces or something). Congrats GB on being oppressive like the Muslim nations you're warring against.
     
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    didn't you already do a thread on this...

    good for britain
     
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    Nope...I mentioned another GB case like this in another thread. Likely, what you're thinking. And is it really good for GB? Are you going to pay me for the time you called me a "twit?" $4K please. Are you going to pay it or be a hypocrite?
     
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    I've said this before and I'll say it again. The whole politically correct, I'm offended on behalf of someone I believe should be offended circus has, and always will be, a feeding frenzy set aside exclusively for predatory lawyers and litigators to gorge upon. Nothing more, nothing less.
     
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    Yeah, another dramatic dope disillusioned by the notion that freedom means freedom from consequences for being an asshole in public... I'm sure this guy imagines every one of his meaningful gestures and precious utterances as certified artistic gold which deserve some sort of Government protection. Aww :lol:
     
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