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    Default US Town Votes 'No More F****ing Swearing'

    http://news.uk.msn.com/odd-news/us-t...for-swearing-2

    Just thought this was interesting in the light of free speech being such a central tenet of Western civilisation - and something with which North America is particularly associated...Curious to know what you guys make of it.
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    That's a f***ing outrage.
    Some f***ing lawyer will have a f***ing field day with this.
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    Every sane person in the state of Massachusetts should pick a summer Saturday afternoon, go to Middleborough square, and do nothing but swear LOUDLY for HOURS.......A swear-in.
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    I have no problem with the law. Freedom of Speech means you are allowed to express any thought, idea, criticism, political view etc. without fear of being punished. For the same reason it does not protect you from yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theatre, it also does not protect you from yelling "You dirty *ucking *hore *unt" in downtown Middleboro.

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    I don't use them very often, but once everyone starts using them, is it really an offensive word?

    Either way, here comes the ACLU I am sure.
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    I really find it hard to believe anyone would be okay with this. As far as the yelling fire in a crowded theater cliche, it's often misunderstood. The phrase came from a Supreme Court decision almost 100 years ago establishing a test of whether or not speech such as the example caused a clear and present danger of, in the example, panic.

    This test has actually become more narrow, though. Now, unprotected speech must advocate "imminent lawless action".

    The Supreme Court has also rightfully found speech bans in the public sphere--including city ordinances--unconstitutional.

    It's for unpopular speech that the first amendment even exists. Popular speech doesn't need protection. I'm not saying that dropping f bombs and motherfucks in front of a children's bookstore isn't rude and classless. It is. I've gone to restaurants and cringed when we're next to kids and my buddy's doing it. But when I go into the bar area and I am there to watch a game and have some wings and beer, my filter stops. And I have had parents sit next to me in a bar area with their kids. Their problem, not mine.

    But that's parental influence and common decency, not illegal action. This country was founded on the idea that I could go outside and say what I want in the public sphere and not fear jail or fine at gun point. These laws never go away; they expand. This has actually been in place in this town since 1968. They've just chosen to enforce it and apply a fine now.

    What if this town mandated Internet filters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post

    What if this town mandated Internet filters?
    This site does! I've mentioned this before but in the UK we don't say "snickered" but "sn.i.g.g.e.r.e.d" (I'm having to write it like that or the site deletes it!) It seems curious to me that whilst an ostensibly racist term is filtered out, a blatantly sexist word like "c**t" is deemed perfectly acceptable. And, nowadays, of course, the aformentioned racist term has been coined by those it sought to denigrate as a badge of honour - so it seems to have lost its original connotations.

    Anyhooo, none of the above is strictly related to the thread topic but I thought I'd mention it anyway as a rather strange and perplexing anomaly on VHLinks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    I really find it hard to believe anyone would be okay with this. As far as the yelling fire in a crowded theater cliche, it's often misunderstood. The phrase came from a Supreme Court decision almost 100 years ago establishing a test of whether or not speech such as the example caused a clear and present danger of, in the example, panic.

    This test has actually become more narrow, though. Now, unprotected speech must advocate "imminent lawless action".

    The Supreme Court has also rightfully found speech bans in the public sphere--including city ordinances--unconstitutional.

    It's for unpopular speech that the first amendment even exists. Popular speech doesn't need protection. I'm not saying that dropping f bombs and motherfucks in front of a children's bookstore isn't rude and classless. It is. I've gone to restaurants and cringed when we're next to kids and my buddy's doing it. But when I go into the bar area and I am there to watch a game and have some wings and beer, my filter stops. And I have had parents sit next to me in a bar area with their kids. Their problem, not mine.

    But that's parental influence and common decency, not illegal action. This country was founded on the idea that I could go outside and say what I want in the public sphere and not fear jail or fine at gun point. These laws never go away; they expand. This has actually been in place in this town since 1968. They've just chosen to enforce it and apply a fine now.

    What if this town mandated Internet filters?
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    Although I acknowledge the unlikelyness of this actually happening,and if so being enforced.
    I absolutly agree and applaud this idea.

    These foul mouthed curse words are an offensively blatent example of contempt for society in the most discespectful and rude way.

    Im sick of overhearing loud abrasive greasy white trash pukes spewing out their vile and disgusting vocabulary evertime they open their snotrag punk mouths.

    Especially the spoiled rotten suburbin little young pukes who live with their mommys and daddys confortable free houses.these little jerk off goofballs who worship the voices of modern hip hop nignog gangster music and think they are cool.

    There mothers should have swallowed when they spread,instead of raising these worthless little deadbeat pukes who contribute nothing to society and run amuck in the streets causing vandalism,starting riots and spitting on the sidewalk pretending they are big tough nignogs like o
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    continue unfinished post

    My Android phone is quite frustrating to type on the little spot,and my fingers are buffet than the little letters,which is aggrivating to me to fix with the touchscreen.and I just cant stand the stupid word finishing thing on it,and wish it could just type in the letters that i pushed.

    Anyhow,as i was saying.of course plenty of folks will always use ocasional cuss words on a regular basis.so what of it.Ill tell you.a lot of people cant speak without swearing every time they open their mouth.fuckin this and fuckin that.cocksucking motherfucking bitch fucking doucebag cunt whore fucking blah blah blah.
    It just shows how illmannered these losers are not to have any respect for those around them.swearing is the first part of being a criminal.then drugs,and whole lifestyle of crime which always cost the taxpayers in the end.

    Most decent folks will watch their mouths in public without any law.it is Commonwealth courtesy when kids and elderly people are around,and if you are in a public place like a Starbucks or movie theatre.
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    Swearing to me makes the person sound stupid and uneducated.as do people who use the Word "LIKE"every other Word they say.
    "ta know when like tracy was like supposed to like get some like poptarts like whatever like totally like ta know"
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    Although I acknowledge the unlikelyness of this actually happening,and if so being enforced.
    I absolutly agree and applaud this idea.

    These foul mouthed curse words are an offensively blatent example of contempt for society in the most discespectful and rude way.

    Im sick of overhearing loud abrasive greasy white trash pukes spewing out their vile and disgusting vocabulary evertime they open their snotrag punk mouths.

    Especially the spoiled rotten suburbin little young pukes who live with their mommys and daddys confortable free houses.these little jerk off goofballs who worship the voices of modern hip hop nignog gangster music and think they are cool.

    There mothers should have swallowed when they spread,instead of raising these worthless little deadbeat pukes who contribute nothing to society and run amuck in the streets causing vandalism,starting riots and spitting on the sidewalk pretending they are big tough nignogs like o
    "nignogs"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big fatty View Post
    Swearing to me makes the person sound stupid and uneducated.
    You know what else makes people sound stupid and uneducated? Take a guess.

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