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20 Nov 2012 07:40 AM   |   12340 clicks   |   BBC
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Shadow Blasko     
Ok, Thats it.

We've lost it.

We had it, we lost it, start over.

I don't even know who we is, or what I am talking about, but this is truly how I feel. We messed up, back up, start over.

20 Nov 2012 06:58 AM
BeerGraduate     
↑ smart

20 Nov 2012 07:43 AM
texmeth     
Cops were just doing the needful.

20 Nov 2012 07:45 AM
Feral_and_Preposterous     
Good thing Obama isn't from India. The stuff I saw on Facebook during the election would surely call for life imprisonment of millions of Republicans. Wait, maybe it's bad he's not from India... Damn it.

20 Nov 2012 07:50 AM
ChubbyTiger     
And I thought our politicians & cops were questionable. Yikes.

20 Nov 2012 07:51 AM
Point02GPA    [TotalFark]  
Up against the wall...Farkers.

20 Nov 2012 07:51 AM
apachevoyeur     

texmeth: Cops were just doing the needful.


I just spit up oj on my ipad. Technology has saved a keyboard.

20 Nov 2012 07:52 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
What scares me is that the Indians have essentially legislated political correctness into existence. If equality between the classes is to be reality, then the lower castes should be able to take insults just as much as they should be able to accept protections. Instead India seems to be ending up with a government of the Untouchables, by the Untouchables, and for the Untouchables. That's not what Gandhi had in mind when he fought for independence from the British.

20 Nov 2012 07:52 AM
mike_d85     
Finally, justice.

20 Nov 2012 07:58 AM
abhorrent1     
Government of peace!

20 Nov 2012 08:03 AM
Prey4reign    [TotalFark]  
I used to believe (and still do) that Twitter and Facebook were going to make all of us stupid. Now it seems that many of us will get to spend some time in the hoosegow before we're carted off to the mental ward.

20 Nov 2012 08:04 AM
LewDux     
Niqabook?

20 Nov 2012 08:05 AM
redmid17    [TotalFark]  

AverageAmericanGuy: What scares me is that the Indians have essentially legislated political correctness into existence. If equality between the classes is to be reality, then the lower castes should be able to take insults just as much as they should be able to accept protections. Instead India seems to be ending up with a government of the Untouchables, by the Untouchables, and for the Untouchables. That's not what Gandhi had in mind when he fought for independence from the British.


That's why the British were all about smallpox blankets

20 Nov 2012 08:09 AM
aromaticmahogany     
Niqab, please.

/here all week
//IE6(!) at work won't let me quote
///or show usernames 
//public sector IT FTFail
/slashie

20 Nov 2012 08:11 AM
dittybopper    [TotalFark]  

Feral_and_Preposterous: Good thing Obama isn't from India. The stuff I saw on Facebook during the election would surely call for life imprisonment of millions of Republicans. Wait, maybe it's bad he's not from India... Damn it.


Really? I know you're being facetious here, but consider the opposite case.

Whenever I think "Man, I really hate those guys, I wish the law could be changed to make it difficult for them", I remember that any law that can be used to suppress dissent that I don't approve of can also be used to suppress dissent that I do approve of.

Or, to put it another way, before I decide that I like something, I try to imagine how it might be abused by my worse nightmare of an administration. That almost always cools my enthusiasm for things like that.

20 Nov 2012 08:12 AM
Tyrone Slothrop    [TotalFark]  
Ah, Bal Thackeray. One of the little Hitlers of the world.

20 Nov 2012 08:15 AM
OnlyM3     
Feral_and_Preposterous


Good thing Obama isn't from India. The stuff I saw on Facebook during the election would surely call for life imprisonment of millions of Republicans. Wait, maybe it's bad he's not from India... Damn it.

Riiiight it was the "republican's threatening violence"
Death threats against Mitt Romney explode in final hours of campaign

Obama supporters renew vows to murder Mitt Romney

Obama supporters on Twitter issue threats to kill Mitt Romney on eve of election

Obama Supporters Threaten to 'Loot' & 'Riot' if Romney Wins

20 Nov 2012 08:16 AM
eas81     

texmeth: Cops were just doing the needful.


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/You must work were I work.

20 Nov 2012 08:17 AM
liam76     

AverageAmericanGuy: What scares me is that the Indians have essentially legislated political correctness into existence. If equality between the classes is to be reality, then the lower castes should be able to take insults just as much as they should be able to accept protections. Instead India seems to be ending up with a government of the Untouchables, by the Untouchables, and for the Untouchables. That's not what Gandhi had in mind when he fought for independence from the British.


Equality between the classes is not what Gandhi had in mind when he fought for independence from the British.

20 Nov 2012 08:17 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  

liam76: AverageAmericanGuy: What scares me is that the Indians have essentially legislated political correctness into existence. If equality between the classes is to be reality, then the lower castes should be able to take insults just as much as they should be able to accept protections. Instead India seems to be ending up with a government of the Untouchables, by the Untouchables, and for the Untouchables. That's not what Gandhi had in mind when he fought for independence from the British.

Equality between the classes is not what Gandhi had in mind when he fought for independence from the British.


That's right.

20 Nov 2012 08:18 AM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  
India, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, what ever.
No respect for women, mothers, sisters.
Bunch of svages.

either you have free speech and equality for all or you're a stone aged hanger-on.

20 Nov 2012 08:20 AM
texmeth     

eas81: texmeth: Cops were just doing the needful.

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/You must work were I work.


Possibly, still cracks me up every time I see it in an email.

20 Nov 2012 08:21 AM
Thats No Moose     
The good thing is that this has led to a massive backlash against the cops and the people who complained. A couple of Chief Justices have also written to the Chief Minister of that state asking for an explanation and if nothing is forthcoming (and it won't, there was nothing inflammatory about the status) to drop the charges. That, at the very least, will set a legal precedent.

liam76: Equality between the classes is not what Gandhi had in mind when he fought for independence from the British.


Could you explain this?

20 Nov 2012 08:22 AM
yousaywut     

dittybopper: Feral_and_Preposterous: Good thing Obama isn't from India. The stuff I saw on Facebook during the election would surely call for life imprisonment of millions of Republicans. Wait, maybe it's bad he's not from India... Damn it.

Really? I know you're being facetious here, but consider the opposite case.

Whenever I think "Man, I really hate those guys, I wish the law could be changed to make it difficult for them", I remember that any law that can be used to suppress dissent that I don't approve of can also be used to suppress dissent that I do approve of.

Or, to put it another way, before I decide that I like something, I try to imagine how it might be abused by my worse nightmare of an administration. That almost always cools my enthusiasm for things like that.


This a lot.

20 Nov 2012 08:24 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  

Thats No Moose: liam76: Equality between the classes is not what Gandhi had in mind when he fought for independence from the British.

Could you explain this?


Gandhi desired self-determination for the country of India. He did not want it to be a vassal state to the British Empire.

But at the same time he understood that you couldn't just let the human refuse in your country run the show. Smart people should lead. Uneducated bumpkins should be led. Otherwise you end up with a giant mess as the greedy commoners vote themselves all sorts of benefits at the expense of the middle and upper classes.

20 Nov 2012 08:25 AM
sodomizer     
Free speech existed for a limited time as a concept. Then speech got cheapened and finally, free speech was being used to protect agitation instead of intelligent commentary. The result was the conversion of most of our protected speech to spam. As a result, people are now viewing free speech as spam and are more comfortable banning some of it.

20 Nov 2012 08:32 AM
Felgraf     

AverageAmericanGuy: Gandhi desired self-determination for the country of India. He did not want it to be a vassal state to the British Empire.

But at the same time he understood that you couldn't just let the human refuse in your country run the show. Smart people should


I thought 'the elites' and 'elitism' were bad. Are they now good?

20 Nov 2012 08:37 AM
BenJammin     
Another *** WIN *** for Facebook

20 Nov 2012 08:40 AM
Vaneshi     

AverageAmericanGuy: But at the same time he understood that you couldn't just let the human refuse in your country run the show. Smart people should lead. Uneducated bumpkins should be led. Otherwise you end up with a giant mess as the greedy commoners vote themselves all sorts of benefits at the expense of the middle and upper classes.


Nelson Mandela vs Winnie Mandela in some respects.

However you intimated earlier that India had legislated itself in to a caste system. Not so. The caste system existed before us Brits ever got there and they've happily turned it in to legislation.

20 Nov 2012 08:42 AM
No Time To Explain     
I'm more surprised cops in India take things on Facebook this seriously

/by serious, I mean going full retard

20 Nov 2012 08:42 AM
eas81     

texmeth: eas81: texmeth: Cops were just doing the needful.

[t0.gstatic.com image 204x247] 

/You must work were I work.

Possibly, still cracks me up every time I see it in an email.


Me too, everytime I see it I keep thinking I should be taking a dump. I always want to reply with i'll be back in about 30-45 mins will be doing the needful.

20 Nov 2012 08:43 AM
Pockafrusta     

sodomizer: Free speech existed for a limited time as a concept. Then speech got cheapened and finally, free speech was being used to protect agitation instead of intelligent commentary. The result was the conversion of most of our protected speech to spam. As a result, people are now viewing free speech as spam and are more comfortable banning some of it.


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20 Nov 2012 08:43 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  

Vaneshi: AverageAmericanGuy: But at the same time he understood that you couldn't just let the human refuse in your country run the show. Smart people should lead. Uneducated bumpkins should be led. Otherwise you end up with a giant mess as the greedy commoners vote themselves all sorts of benefits at the expense of the middle and upper classes.

Nelson Mandela vs Winnie Mandela in some respects.

However you intimated earlier that India had legislated itself in to a caste system. Not so. The caste system existed before us Brits ever got there and they've happily turned it in to legislation.


I'm not sure how you interpreted what I said into that.

the Indians have essentially legislated political correctness into existence

This assumes a caste system to begin with.

20 Nov 2012 08:43 AM
ChaoticLimbs     
British protectorate nations: You can never be truly free until you've slaughtered a bunch of brits. It's a proven fact, it's unfortunate and it's ugly, but it has been adequately demonstrated. You have to remove their system and form a different one. It sdoesn't have to be that radically different- but it's clear that there's something missing from your charter or constitution or whatever. Just advice, you don't have to take it.
They invented the C word because it was so needed in their lands.

20 Nov 2012 08:44 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  

Felgraf: AverageAmericanGuy: Gandhi desired self-determination for the country of India. He did not want it to be a vassal state to the British Empire.

But at the same time he understood that you couldn't just let the human refuse in your country run the show. Smart people should

I thought 'the elites' and 'elitism' were bad. Are they now good?


Some dumbfarks over at Fox News might have said that, but real conservatives realize that leading a country takes brains.

20 Nov 2012 08:44 AM
sgnilward    [TotalFark]  
I bet some Dickshiat is behind all of this...

20 Nov 2012 08:48 AM
rightylefty     

texmeth: Cops were just doing the needful.


First they intimated a gentle reminder to do the needful.

20 Nov 2012 08:49 AM
liam76     

Thats No Moose: The good thing is that this has led to a massive backlash against the cops and the people who complained. A couple of Chief Justices have also written to the Chief Minister of that state asking for an explanation and if nothing is forthcoming (and it won't, there was nothing inflammatory about the status) to drop the charges. That, at the very least, will set a legal precedent.

liam76: Equality between the classes is not what Gandhi had in mind when he fought for independence from the British.

Could you explain this?


On my phone now. Google Gandhi and the Untouchables. He was not keen on reforming the caste system or equal rights for untouchables.

20 Nov 2012 09:01 AM
tanman1975    [TotalFark]  
came here for a link to her facebook page.

/leaving dissappointed

20 Nov 2012 09:07 AM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  
And yet their telemarketers for shady businesses can still say horrendous things to us.

You wouldn't believe the foul things one said to my mom. And she recorded it on her cell phone. Makes all your "mom" jokes look tame.

20 Nov 2012 09:08 AM
Hunter_S_Thompson     

OnlyM3: Feral_and_Preposterous


Good thing Obama isn't from India. The stuff I saw on Facebook during the election would surely call for life imprisonment of millions of Republicans. Wait, maybe it's bad he's not from India... Damn it.
Riiiight it was the "republican's threatening violence"
Death threats against Mitt Romney explode in final hours of campaign

Obama supporters renew vows to murder Mitt Romney

Obama supporters on Twitter issue threats to kill Mitt Romney on eve of election

Obama Supporters Threaten to 'Loot' & 'Riot' if Romney Wins


Don't waste your time. No one on Fark will ever acknowledge this happened.

You racist. White Devil. Facts make our feelings hurt! Quick, pass a law...

Why do you hate brown people?? Why???? WHYYY??????

20 Nov 2012 09:13 AM
boarch     

vudukungfu: India, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, what ever.
No respect for women, mothers, sisters.
Bunch of svages.

either you have free speech and equality for all or you're a stone aged hanger-on.


While I agree that many of the places in that region are extremely sexist... this article isn't really about that. TFA mentions more men arrested for 'free speech' than it does women. You don't have to scream 'SEXIST!' every time a man says 'woman.'

20 Nov 2012 09:14 AM
BronyMedic     

No Time To Explain: I'm more surprised cops in India take things on Facebook this seriously

/by serious, I mean going full retard


It's just a natural extension of their culture. When your country is the IT clearing house of everyone elses, you gotta abide by your work regulations regarding social media.

/why yes, this was stereotypical and offensive. Why do you ask?
//This is also a country which has SEVERE problems with civil liberties, depending on what province you're in. It's not uncommon to see honor killings, caste killings, and extrajudicial punishment in some of the more rural areas.

20 Nov 2012 09:22 AM
redmid17    [TotalFark]  

BronyMedic: No Time To Explain: I'm more surprised cops in India take things on Facebook this seriously

/by serious, I mean going full retard

It's just a natural extension of their culture. When your country is the IT clearing house of everyone elses, you gotta abide by your work regulations regarding social media.

/why yes, this was stereotypical and offensive. Why do you ask?
//This is also a country which has SEVERE problems with civil liberties, depending on what province you're in. It's not uncommon to see honor killings, caste killings, and extrajudicial punishment in some of the more rural areas.


And that's in the US. Wait till we start describing India

20 Nov 2012 09:28 AM
EasilyDistracted     
texmeth: Cops were just doing the needful.

As someone who works extensively with our offshore teams, this made me laugh...

20 Nov 2012 09:50 AM
Tyrone Slothrop    [TotalFark]  

OnlyM3: Feral_and_Preposterous


Good thing Obama isn't from India. The stuff I saw on Facebook during the election would surely call for life imprisonment of millions of Republicans. Wait, maybe it's bad he's not from India... Damn it.
Riiiight it was the "republican's threatening violence"
Death threats against Mitt Romney explode in final hours of campaign

Obama supporters renew vows to murder Mitt Romney

Obama supporters on Twitter issue threats to kill Mitt Romney on eve of election

Obama Supporters Threaten to 'Loot' & 'Riot' if Romney Wins


And Romney supporters actually rioted.

20 Nov 2012 10:02 AM
Latinwolf     
vudukungfu: India, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, what ever.
No respect for women, mothers, sisters.
Bunch of svages.

either you have free speech and equality for all or you're a stone aged hanger-on


You left out red states.
.

20 Nov 2012 10:05 AM
Amberwind     
Can't help but notice from RTFA that in previous cases, the people arrested were released on bail but never tried. I've got a hunch these kinds of arrests are turning into India's version of red light camera revenue.

20 Nov 2012 10:12 AM
Rurouni     
More news stories from a country I'm ok with never going to.

20 Nov 2012 10:15 AM
DeathCipris     

aromaticmahogany: Niqab, please.

/here all week
//IE6(!) at work won't let me quote
///or show usernames 
//public sector IT FTFail
/slashie


IE6
IE6
IE6

!!!
That is terrifying.

20 Nov 2012 10:21 AM
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