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Postby bill cobbett » Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:13 pm

An Obituary to Free Speech

We should all take stock that a little bit of all of us may have died yesterday. All of us put a tremendously great value on Free Speech and if we do then we must value it all the time. There can be no pick and choose as to the times, manner and tones in which our right to speak freely is limited and if we demand these right for ourselves then we must defend the rights of others to the same benefits.

There may be some who would say that sometimes some members overstepped the mark by openly and deliberately offending others. To these people I would repeat the words of wiser persons than most of us who say that one of the rights in a democracy is the right to be offended. Those of us who don't want to be offended by the posts of others would do well to reconsider their values.

The victims of yesterday's pogrom gave as good us they got and yes they offended with their posts and I for one love them all the more for their frankness and honesty in expressing their views in much the same way as I admire those with an opposing view to mine who post the most offensive of posts, to my mind, filled with personally directed expletives and with bile because they express their opinions uncompromisingly and it's only when people speak honestly that we can come to some kind of conclusion and perhaps even some kind of truth.

So I think we should all reflect that cyberspace is a little emptier on this sad day and to my Brother and Sister in Arms, I would say take stock, re-arm and refresh yourselves in the real world but come back to us soon because many here value your right to speak freely. You have a duty to return to us.


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Re: IN MEMORIUM

Postby SSBubbles » Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:20 pm

That's it! No more going out on a Saturday night for me! I missed it all :x
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Re: IN MEMORIUM

Postby cyprusgrump » Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:25 pm

bill cobbett wrote:An Obituary to Free Speech

We should all take stock that a little bit of all of us may have died yesterday. All of us put a tremendously great value on Free Speech and if we do then we must value it all the time. There can be no pick and choose as to the times, manner and tones in which our right to speak freely is limited and if we demand these right for ourselves then we must defend the rights of others to the same benefits.

There may be some who would say that sometimes some members overstepped the mark by openly and deliberately offending others. To these people I would repeat the words of wiser persons than most of us who say that one of the rights in a democracy is the right to be offended. Those of us who don't want to be offended by the posts of others would do well to reconsider their values.

The victims of yesterday's pogrom gave as good us they got and yes they offended with their posts and I for one love them all the more for their frankness and honesty in expressing their views in much the same way as I admire those with an opposing view to mine who post the most offensive of posts, to my mind, filled with personally directed expletives and with bile because they express their opinions uncompromisingly and it's only when people speak honestly that we can come to some kind of conclusion and perhaps even some kind of truth.

So I think we should all reflect that cyberspace is a little emptier on this sad day and to my Brother and Sister in Arms, I would say take stock, re-arm and refresh yourselves in the real world but come back to us soon because many here value your right to speak freely. You have a duty to return to us.


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Seconded! :x
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Postby RichardB » Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:27 pm

You put this far more eloquently than I did in my post Bill

With your permission sir, I would like to use the same signature as you
Until this matter is resolved

A very sad situation
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Postby SSBubbles » Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:27 pm

cyprusgrump wrote:
bill cobbett wrote:An Obituary to Free Speech

We should all take stock that a little bit of all of us may have died yesterday. All of us put a tremendously great value on Free Speech and if we do then we must value it all the time. There can be no pick and choose as to the times, manner and tones in which our right to speak freely is limited and if we demand these right for ourselves then we must defend the rights of others to the same benefits.

There may be some who would say that sometimes some members overstepped the mark by openly and deliberately offending others. To these people I would repeat the words of wiser persons than most of us who say that one of the rights in a democracy is the right to be offended. Those of us who don't want to be offended by the posts of others would do well to reconsider their values.

The victims of yesterday's pogrom gave as good us they got and yes they offended with their posts and I for one love them all the more for their frankness and honesty in expressing their views in much the same way as I admire those with an opposing view to mine who post the most offensive of posts, to my mind, filled with personally directed expletives and with bile because they express their opinions uncompromisingly and it's only when people speak honestly that we can come to some kind of conclusion and perhaps even some kind of truth.

So I think we should all reflect that cyberspace is a little emptier on this sad day and to my Brother and Sister in Arms, I would say take stock, re-arm and refresh yourselves in the real world but come back to us soon because many here value your right to speak freely. You have a duty to return to us.


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Seconded! :x



Put me out of my misery - thread please?
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Postby cyprusgrump » Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:30 pm

RichardB wrote:You put this far more eloquently than I did in my post Bill

With your permission sir, I would like to use the same signature as you
Until this matter is resolved

A very sad situation

Also seconded...
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Postby SSBubbles » Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:33 pm

cyprusgrump wrote:
RichardB wrote:You put this far more eloquently than I did in my post Bill

With your permission sir, I would like to use the same signature as you
Until this matter is resolved

A very sad situation

Also seconded...




? Thread? I cannot support what I do not know............!
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Re: IN MEMORIUM

Postby kafenes » Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:41 pm

bill cobbett wrote:An Obituary to Free Speech

We should all take stock that a little bit of all of us may have died yesterday. All of us put a tremendously great value on Free Speech and if we do then we must value it all the time. There can be no pick and choose as to the times, manner and tones in which our right to speak freely is limited and if we demand these right for ourselves then we must defend the rights of others to the same benefits.

There may be some who would say that sometimes some members overstepped the mark by openly and deliberately offending others. To these people I would repeat the words of wiser persons than most of us who say that one of the rights in a democracy is the right to be offended. Those of us who don't want to be offended by the posts of others would do well to reconsider their values.

The victims of yesterday's pogrom gave as good us they got and yes they offended with their posts and I for one love them all the more for their frankness and honesty in expressing their views in much the same way as I admire those with an opposing view to mine who post the most offensive of posts, to my mind, filled with personally directed expletives and with bile because they express their opinions uncompromisingly and it's only when people speak honestly that we can come to some kind of conclusion and perhaps even some kind of truth.

So I think we should all reflect that cyberspace is a little emptier on this sad day and to my Brother and Sister in Arms, I would say take stock, re-arm and refresh yourselves in the real world but come back to us soon because many here value your right to speak freely. You have a duty to return to us.


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Very well put bill.
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Postby bill cobbett » Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:47 pm

RichardB wrote:You put this far more eloquently than I did in my post Bill

With your permission sir, I would like to use the same signature as you
Until this matter is resolved

A very sad situation


Of course RB - I would be honoured if you or anyone else did use it.
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Postby Paphitis » Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:51 pm

I encourage all like minded members to air their support for the 2 victimised members in the following thread.

http://www.cyprus-forum.com/viewtopic.p ... 41&start=0

Join me and lets push for their accounts to be re-instated and to fight for free speech.

Thank you all.
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