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Post by Didge on Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:56 am

[*]Education bosses may be sued if they ban speakers with opposing viewpoints

[*]Clampdown follows gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell being 'no-platformed'

[*]Undergraduates also demanded Oxford statue of Cecil Rhodes be removed 

[*]Equalities and Human Rights Commission may back cases against universities


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Post by gelico on Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:20 am



why was tatchell no platformed?

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Post by Didge on Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:21 am

gelico wrote:

why was tatchell no platformed?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/15/peter-tatchell-racist-no-platform-controversy-silences-freedom-of-speech

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Post by gelico on Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:14 pm



Ah, right. Thanks for that didge. It's much clearer now.

So he wasn't no platformed at all then

bit misleading of DM on that

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:37 pm



What a bunch of wussy student activists --  merely wanting the statue of Rhodes removed...

If
they were really serious, they could blow it up, or at least decapitate it..

Have those millenials no imagination any more  ?

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:58 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:

What a bunch of wussy student activists --  merely wanting the statue of Rhodes removed...

If
they were really serious, they could blow it up, or at least decapitate it..

Have those millenials no imagination any more  ?

My thoughts exactly. When we were radicals at Berkeley, we din't wait for permission. We took matters into our own hands.

No wonder they call the current crop, snowflakes!

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Post by Maddog on Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:21 pm

Original Quill wrote:
WhoseYourWolfie wrote:

What a bunch of wussy student activists --  merely wanting the statue of Rhodes removed...

If
they were really serious, they could blow it up, or at least decapitate it..

Have those millenials no imagination any more  ?

My thoughts exactly.  When we were radicals at Berkeley, we din't wait for permission.  We took matters into our own hands.

No wonder they call the current crop, snowflakes!

The radicals at Berkley are too busy drinking toilet water. Wink

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:43 pm

Maddog wrote:
Original Quill wrote:

My thoughts exactly.  When we were radicals at Berkeley, we din't wait for permission.  We took matters into our own hands.

No wonder they call the current crop, snowflakes!

The radicals at Berkley are too busy drinking toilet water.  Wink

Oh, are you talking about the new raw water fad? I think the article said that was in silicon valley.

That's Stanford, not Berkeley. Have you heard of SUN Microsystems (now merged)? That acronym is for Stanford University Network.

When it came to radicalis, they were pussies.

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Post by Maddog on Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:48 pm

Original Quill wrote:
Maddog wrote:

The radicals at Berkley are too busy drinking toilet water.  Wink

Oh, are you talking about the new raw water fad?  I think the article said that was in silicon valley.

That's Stanford, not Berkeley.  Have you heard of SUN Microsystems (now merged)?  That acronym is for Stanford University Network.

When it came to radicalis, they were pussies.

It was a big seller at Burning Man too.

It's N. California product. Wink

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:52 pm

Maddog wrote:
Original Quill wrote:

Oh, are you talking about the new raw water fad?  I think the article said that was in silicon valley.

That's Stanford, not Berkeley.  Have you heard of SUN Microsystems (now merged)?  That acronym is for Stanford University Network.

When it came to radicalis, they were pussies.

It was a big seller at Burning Man too.  

It's N. California product.  Wink

Burning Man is in Black Rock, Nevada.

Apparently it's popular with silicon valley types...ie, Stanford numb-nuts.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:32 am



When those Burning Man/Silicon Valley/freakazoid types come awandering over this way, they tend to congregate up in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, centred on Nimbin, Mullumbimby and the Channon...
Then meander on up through Queensland..         sunny

https://youtu.be/kjxSCAalsBE

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:55 am

tongue

Back in the 1960s Timothy Leary led with his infamous LSD-inspired chant : "Turn on, tune in, drop out !"

With todays Z-gen/millenials/freakazoids/'snowflakes', it's become more a case of : "Turn off, tune out, drop off..".

https://youtu.be/78WvMFKc4hM

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Post by smelly-bandit on Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:33 am

gelico wrote:

why was tatchell no platformed?

Not fanatical enough

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