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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    that someone is without the financial means to purchase a meal
    not saying i subscribe to that interpretation but see that as a negative connotation of the term's usage
    The reason given in the article is very much different.

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    What's misleading about the headline (which I didn't write)?
    It implies that they'll be regulating what ordinary people say, not terms used by the city government.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Of course not, it's all about persecuting Conservatives.


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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So "citizen" is an offensive word now. Can't say "brown bag", "dinosaur", "birthday", "Halloween".....

    What next? Are they going to outlaw "creepy ass cracka", too?

    We've got to be near the Apocalypse.
    Though I think it is a bit silly, the NY law doesn't actually ban any language use. It simply says the standardized tests handed out by the state will use different set ups for things like math problems which do not include those terms. It is the same as saying they won't make a word problem that says "Johnny has 500 dollars and niggers cost 250 dollars. How many niggers can johnny buy at the slave auction?" The terms are allowed to be used by teachers, in class tests, and anywhere else.

    Interestingly one of the reasons they chose to remove those words is the source you quoted. Fix noise flips out on things like creationism, pagan holidays, and promotes religion to a sacred status that is at war for it's survival. So in order to not offend the overly sensitive right wing wack jobs the state said they will not mention these things. This is why you should stop listening to things like faux news.

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    There are on the order of 100,000 words in the English dictionary, and now they won't be able to use an additional dozen of them. Oh noes, the sky is falling!
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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    lol, I thought the left were the ones that fight for freedom of speech (ACLU?)....

    which I applaud, making this such a devastatingly inane and moronic idea

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by StringBean View Post
    lol, I thought the left were the ones that fight for freedom of speech (ACLU?)....

    which I applaud, making this such a devastatingly inane and moronic idea
    They are for the first amendment except when they aren't

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by StringBean View Post
    lol, I thought the left were the ones that fight for freedom of speech (ACLU?)....

    which I applaud, making this such a devastatingly inane and moronic idea
    what would you propose the ACLU do, and why?
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    what would you propose the ACLU do, and why?
    The dinosaur's birthday was on Halloween.

    Is now offensive language.

    Grow a pair and call garbage what it is.

    (Is what I would like them to do)

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by StringBean View Post
    The dinosaur's birthday was on Halloween.

    Is now offensive language.

    Grow a pair and call garbage what it is.

    (Is what I would like them to do)
    so then, you have no idea what you would have the ACLU do
    figured
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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