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I find this...

Funny. 10 16.39%
 
Absurd. 20 32.79%
 
Scary. 16 26.23%
 
Sexist. 7 11.48%
 
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RolStoppable said:
forest-spirit said:
Hm, a law that punishes stupidity. I'm fine with that.

Seriously, just don't be a worthless idiot and you'll be fine.

Don't be an idiot and you will be fine. Be an idiot and you will be fined.

That... makes sense.

It's probably a police force slogan somewhere.

GorillaQc said:
super_etecoon said:

What test is that exactly?

Nuclear weapons testing.
Of course i was exagerating. But i mean, when a country starts having laws this retarded. It's time the country needs a big change. This is so damn stupidly retarded i have no words to describe it. 

Yes, being fined for calling a policewoman a whore and being uncooperative (to say the least) during an arrest is so bad that we need to bring in the nukes.



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That transcript =))) i bet she was on her period if she got triggered by that



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forest-spirit said:
RolStoppable said:

Don't be an idiot and you will be fine. Be an idiot and you will be fined.

That... makes sense.

It's probably a police force slogan somewhere.

GorillaQc said:

Nuclear weapons testing.
Of course i was exagerating. But i mean, when a country starts having laws this retarded. It's time the country needs a big change. This is so damn stupidly retarded i have no words to describe it. 

Yes, being fined for calling a policewoman a whore and being uncooperative (to say the least) during an arrest is so bad that we need to bring in the nukes.

You didn't get the joke right ?

Also, her being a policewoman shouldn't make her worth more than other people FFS. They should NOT have more rights than other people unless we are talking about things like having firearms and this kind of stuff, which have to do with their jobs.

Anyways, i'm done with this thread, i said what i thought about all this stupidity.



GorillaQc said:
forest-spirit said:

It's probably a police force slogan somewhere.

Yes, being fined for calling a policewoman a whore and being uncooperative (to say the least) during an arrest is so bad that we need to bring in the nukes.

You didn't get the joke right ?

Also, her being a policewoman shouldn't make her worth more than other people FFS. They should NOT have more rights than other people unless we are talking about things like having firearms and this kind of stuff, which have to do with their jobs.

Anyways, i'm done with this thread, i said what i thought about all this stupidity.

You thought that was a funny joke?  And you are done with this stupidity?  For reals, man, you need to not get so triggered by another country's legislative and executive, and judicial process.  It's one thing to weigh in with a sensible and reasoned argument or opinion, but this reaction is more telling than the original story.  You have your freedom of speech, and it certainly is a grand thing to have. But we also have our freedom of thought and your "joke" tells a particular tale.



Am I stuck in a twilight episode or something? I'm sure that they have bigger issues than protecting the feelings of strong women.



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super_etecoon said:
GorillaQc said:

You didn't get the joke right ?

Also, her being a policewoman shouldn't make her worth more than other people FFS. They should NOT have more rights than other people unless we are talking about things like having firearms and this kind of stuff, which have to do with their jobs.

Anyways, i'm done with this thread, i said what i thought about all this stupidity.

You thought that was a funny joke?  And you are done with this stupidity?  For reals, man, you need to not get so triggered by another country's legislative and executive, and judicial process.  It's one thing to weigh in with a sensible and reasoned argument or opinion, but this reaction is more telling than the original story.  You have your freedom of speech, and it certainly is a grand thing to have. But we also have our freedom of thought and your "joke" tells a particular tale.

Freedom of thought ? Like putting people of jail because they do things you don't like ? Yeah right. 

That was my last post in this thread for real this time, feel free to reply if you want.



GorillaQc said:
super_etecoon said:

What test is that exactly?

Nuclear weapons testing.
Of course i was exagerating. But i mean, when a country starts having laws this retarded. It's time the country needs a big change. This is so damn stupidly retarded i have no words to describe it. 

Seriously, I keep hearing stuff like this happening in Europe and I'm like "really guys? And we're criticizing Americans for electing a so called 'dictator' as president?" Not that I like Trump, but some of the things currently going on in Europe sound FAR more dictatorial than in the US. At least we've still got our freedom of speech (well sort of) :/



 

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So the guy insulted a female police officer and it happened to be sexist offense and he got a fine. Not something very shocking in my opinion. Now if this was a case where a random woman accused a man of being a sexist dick without evidence and he got a fine, now that would be shocking. Fine is still absurdly high but I guess that's what the dude got for being a complete and utter waste of recourses.



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GorillaQc said:
super_etecoon said:

You thought that was a funny joke?  And you are done with this stupidity?  For reals, man, you need to not get so triggered by another country's legislative and executive, and judicial process.  It's one thing to weigh in with a sensible and reasoned argument or opinion, but this reaction is more telling than the original story.  You have your freedom of speech, and it certainly is a grand thing to have. But we also have our freedom of thought and your "joke" tells a particular tale.

Freedom of thought ? Like putting people of jail because they do things you don't like ? Yeah right. 

That was my last post in this thread for real this time, feel free to reply if you want.

I don't care whether you feel inclined to respond or engage my statement.  The freedom of thought I was referring to was for me to look at your statement (joke) regarding nuking a fricking country for making a decision you didn't like as just slightly oppressive and way worse than this modest fine imposed on this citizen for showing contempt to a police officer, regardless of her gender.  Run your mouth at any police officer and insinuate they don't have the right to wear the badge and you will find yourself in a similar situation.  There are already laws on the books regarding this in most countries; in this particular case they used a refined law because the particular contempt shown was sexist.  But yeah, you're right, let's just nuke them.



DarthMetalliCube said:

Lol hey, I didn't infer any of that, you did :P

Obviously sexism is a bad thing, but do we really need LAWS against it? Doesn't that seem a bit creepy big-brotherish to European folks?

I dunno, maybe it's just cause I was raised in America where free speech has always been more valued here (though sadly that's starting to erode in some aspects even here). Maybe it's just a cultural thing. Most of us respect women here (at least most that I know) and don't need laws enforced against us like animals, it's just a matter of basic human decency..

I also see the need to enforce laws like this as somewhat demeaning to women in its own round-about way. It's incredibly patronizing, implying women are weak that need men (in this case big brother) to ride to her rescue. One would think women are strong and independent enough to handle themselves over that scaary speech, just as men should be.

Yes, we need laws. The reason why laws need to exist is because basic human decency isn't something that all people live by. Those who are prone to do stupid things must be kept in check.

This law isn't demeaning to women in the slightest. It's also not an obstacle for men, unless you want to turn around and argue against your own argument of basic human decency. Anyone with basic human decency has no risk to get charged and convicted because to this law.

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