Hard News by Russell Brown

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  • mark taslov, in reply to Sacha,

    Mark, can you perhaps use the PAS quote tags instead of making your whole extract into a link?

    Now that would be a freedom of speech issue. ;)

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • tussock,

    @Johnathan King, nice to know we can post porn here now.

    Can I just point out, there are hundreds of millions of Muslims in this world, no exaggeration. The "outrage" at this film they've shown on the news here appears to be maybe twenty guys burning a flag here and there (and an unrelated bomb). A couple of Imams said something stupid.

    This same week, there are hundreds of millions of Christians in the world, no exaggeration. There was no doubt the odd crowd of them picketing something to complain about teh gays ruining marriage again (maybe someone even found a doctor to shoot). A couple of radio-evangelists no doubt said something stupid.

    One of these things is talked of as an intolerant culture that justifies military intervention toward the violent overthrow of other people's governments, justifying our own continuing military involvement in cyclical vengeance killings (yay us). The other is "freedom of speech" and "freedom of religion".

    But see, their protests are also freedom of speech. Them killing people in response to their people being killed is the same reason we use to kill their people right now. Johnkey's all about the bloody vengeance just this week, which will inspire it's own cycle of retaliation until it eventually reaches our own soils.

    But most people, and there are billions of us, are basically pretty nice folk. Even the hundreds of millions who happen to be deluded enough to be Muslims or Christians.

    Since Nov 2006 • 610 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    Great episode Russell, Julian Wilcox was a force of nature and I was pleasantly surprised (as always) with the more measured angle you took on the FOS segment. Now to mentally erase the scars wrought by close-ups of Jose reading porn aloud to himself.

    "thanks new zealand on air if my love for you was people I'd be China"

    Assumption:p without the forced abortions, one child policy etc, or.....

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

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