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    Re: Iranian president to deliver Channel 4's (UK) alternative Christmas message

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I'm an islam-o-puppet now, though, right? Or a terrorist lover? I always wanted to be those when I grew up.
    You crack me up, Khayebii.



    I do not understand how you can argue in favor of those of whom we are speaking.


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    Re: Iranian president to deliver Channel 4's (UK) alternative Christmas message

    I'm quite sure Isreal would be a little more welcoming if a certain percentage of the new residences didn't come with a bomb strapped to them to fight some cause their brainwashed with...so they can get rewarded with a few virgins in the after life.

    If Iran had a nuke to offer (to sneak to a group and deny it) these fanatics would jump at the chance to drive a nuclear car bomb into Isreal! And maybe be rewarded with a few more bonus virgins.

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    Re: Iranian president to deliver Channel 4's (UK) alternative Christmas message

    I do not understand how you can argue in favor of those of whom we are speaking.
    Well, Vader, this is generally how our conversations go:

    Vader: [Ahmedinejad/Hizb'allah/Hamas/whatever] did/said/bombed/etc... [some place/thing]!!!!
    KC: Actually, that's not true, and here is information to back up what I am saying.
    Vader: You are a [terrorist sympathizer/islam-o-puppet/insert random insult usually regarding terrorism or Muslims here]!!!

    Generally I'm not even defending anything, just pointing out where you're incorrect, and in the end you do what you do. So I figured I might as well skip all that this time.

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    Re: Iranian president to deliver Channel 4's (UK) alternative Christmas message

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    I'm quite sure Isreal would be a little more welcoming if a certain percentage of the new residences didn't come with a bomb strapped to them to fight some cause their brainwashed with...so they can get rewarded with a few virgins in the after life.

    If Iran had a nuke to offer (to sneak to a group and deny it) these fanatics would jump at the chance to drive a nuclear car bomb into Isreal! And maybe be rewarded with a few more bonus virgins.
    So which politically charged book did you get your blind prejudice from?

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    Re: Iranian president to deliver Channel 4's (UK) alternative Christmas message

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    You dare put words in the mouth of the Son of God? What hubris.
    ya... he tore down corrupt churches and put um back up clean as a whistle. Yet this is considered putting words in his mouth? Judging how you think he would act and making up false words are completely different. The church tells you to wait for the messiah. Jesus says any man may do what I do and more.
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    Re: Iranian president to deliver Channel 4's (UK) alternative Christmas message

    Quote Originally Posted by Slainte View Post
    -- Interesting, not quite the standard of the Osbournes or the Simpsons, but hopefully it will be more interesting than the Queens speech!--
    Unfortunately for Channel 4, more people tuned in for the Queen's Speech than they did for Ahmadinejad.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slainte View Post
    --Personally I think anything that could promote understanding between the West and Iran is a good thing --
    For me it was a cynical attempt to court publicity and controversy. Channel 4 originally set its stall out by being controversial and different - it's why they originally got Quentin Crisp to do the first Queen's speech. They've tried since to get other characters who would bring publicity but they thought they had a real goldmine of viewing figures in Ahmadinejad.

    By all accounts it was boring and there was nothing that would eventually bring more viewers to Channel 4. It was a desperate attempt to get viewing figures up - no more and no less. As it was, people were probably tuned in to Dr Who instead; I certainly was.

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    Re: Iranian president to deliver Channel 4's (UK) alternative Christmas message

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Unfortunately for Channel 4, more people tuned in for the Queen's Speech than they did for Ahmadinejad.



    For me it was a cynical attempt to court publicity and controversy. Channel 4 originally set its stall out by being controversial and different - it's why they originally got Quentin Crisp to do the first Queen's speech. They've tried since to get other characters who would bring publicity but they thought they had a real goldmine of viewing figures in Ahmadinejad.

    By all accounts it was boring and there was nothing that would eventually bring more viewers to Channel 4. It was a desperate attempt to get viewing figures up - no more and no less. As it was, people were probably tuned in to Dr Who instead; I certainly was.
    I think you are looking into it too much. I think it was a good will message.
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    Re: Iranian president to deliver Channel 4's (UK) alternative Christmas message

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    I think you are looking into it too much. I think it was a good will message.
    Sorry but do you know the history of Channel 4's "Alternative Xmas Message?"

    The viewing figures have been declining for a few years now so this was an attempt to regain lost viewers. Channel 4 here has always tried to be controversial and different - this was just another attempt.

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    Re: Iranian president to deliver Channel 4's (UK) alternative Christmas message

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Sorry but do you know the history of Channel 4's "Alternative Xmas Message?"

    The viewing figures have been declining for a few years now so this was an attempt to regain lost viewers. Channel 4 here has always tried to be controversial and different - this was just another attempt.
    A call for divinity. A publicity stunt.
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    Re: Iranian president to deliver Channel 4's (UK) alternative Christmas message

    so who exactly watches the Queen's speech in the UK? I can't imagine anyone but really old and conservative people have any interest in it. Maybe British edgy urban youth watch it to be ironic.

    The American counter culture would be way more fun if we had a royal family to insult.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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