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  1. linux_pro

    linux_pro Senior Member

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    Boobs are great. Look, we even have one for a President. Thus, every time Bush is on TV I see a boob.
    Jon, I was lead to believe that Linux is Canadian. The question was an honest, albeit pointed one ... but not directed at any person. Must we jeopardize being shoved over to politics & power?
    My girlfriend is Canadian. Does that count?
     


  2. linux_pro

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    Speaking of Canada, they are quite friendly. I lost my wallet on a trip there, which had about $200 CAD and my credit card in it. Since my girlfriend and I were on Vancouver Island, we started to panic. We had no money, and hence no way to get off the island. An RCMP patrol car pulled up at the ferry, I explained the situation, and he said, "Hey, don't worry about it. We'll get you on the ferry." I got to ride the ferry for free (not cheap, since it's a $40 fare), and the RCMP officer gave us $40 USD (yes, in American currency.) for gas on the trip home. He refused to give me his address so I could return his loan when I got home. I called the RCMP when I got home and found out where his station was, and sent him $100 and a gift certificate to a nice restaurant in his area, thanking him very much for the help. A few days later, I received a package in the mail from the RCMP (different precinct) that had my wallet in it, cash and everything. I couldn't believe it. They even paid for the shipping.

    I just had to share the story. Ever since that time, I have loved Canada, and I think all the cliches about it are pretty true. People are very friendly up there, very down to earth, and Vancouver is very clean. Canada is a great place, eh.
     


  3. T4phage

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    I like your thinking [​IMG] .
     


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    Originally Posted by ernest,Feb. 24 2005,22:14
    Dictators calls their acts moderation/pacification too. Never censorship.
    Fill out these forms, and good luck. Â You will feel right at home. http://www.berkeley.edu/applying/
    Manton, that is my school you're 'dissing' Â [​IMG] .
     


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    Wow, that is a fantastic story, Linux.
    Who would have a thunk that still exists today.
    But then, on the other hand, I too have run across some unexpected acts of generosity and kindness, so you never know about people.
    Just when you think the world has gone to hell, you hear a story like this.
     


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    (ernest @ Feb. 24 2005,21:12) Isn't this ussualy called censorship?
    You mean like this? http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=...9-121437-7274r See, Ernest, that's real censorship, and it happened in your hometown. This is a private forum, owned by J. Â If he wants to remove childish nonsense, he has every right to. Â I'll bet even French law would protect him. [Fell off the wagon again; sorry.]
    Manton, I don't know what that article proves. If it said things like that about Jewish people in Germany, it would also get banned as well.
     


  7. T4phage

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    (ernest @ Feb. 24 2005,22:14) So censorship can only be made by a government?
    Yes.
    No.
    Manton, your definitions may be better than mine, but I cannot find anywhere where it specifically states that a Censor is ONLY a government official. Some dictionaries allude to it (Oxford and Webster), but others do not. American Heritage Dictionary Definition of Censor Encarta Definition Oxford definition Yes, I do know where the word comes from, and they were Roman officials (usually an office you fill after a consulship), but I can't find a definitive modern interpretation that states only Government officals are called censors.
     


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    The Censor (of which there were two) was in his main duty the registrar of Rome. But he also oversaw the finances, including taxation, inspected the quality of public works and - more controversially - oversaw public morality.
    In his role as registrar of Rome, he and his staff compiled lists of all Roman citizens, recording their name, age, ancestry, families, wealth as well as which one of the three tribes of Rome they belonged to.
    If the initial purpose of the census, the counting of the people, was to allow for the military strength of Rome to be assessed, then it was naturally the censor, during the time of conscription, were in charge of assigning men, according to their status, to the various types of infantry or cavalry.
    In their role of inspectors of public works, they oversaw the maintenance of the temples, roads, water systems.
    Their powers of moral guardians were sweeping ones. Not only were they charged to discourage unmarried couples living together and to punish anyone who did not properly maintain his land, but they even possessed the power to bar a senator from the senate.
    Simply for not seeing to his lands properly a citizen could be reduced to the lowest rank of citizenship.Equestrians too would be punished,if they were found to have neglected their horse, provided to them by public funds.
    The office first arose in 444 BC, the first plebeian to hold it was Gaius Marcius Rutilus in 351 BC. Generally this powerful office was only ever granted to those who had already ascended the 'ladder of honour' from quaestor to consul and had thereby proved their worth. From the second century BC onwards, elections for this office were held every five years, coinciding with the census of the people. Despite the five yearly elections, a censor would only hold office for eighteen months, meaning that for the remaining three and a half years there would be no censors in place. Although his rulings would stay in place until the next election.
     


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    (Manton @ Feb. 25 2005,04:20)
    So censorship can only be made by a government?
    Yes.
    No.
    Manton, your definitions may be better than mine, but I cannot find anywhere where it specifically states that a Censor is ONLY a government official. Â Some dictionaries allude to it (Oxford and Webster), but others do not. American Heritage Dictionary Definition of Censor Encarta Definition Oxford definition Yes, I do know where the word comes from, and they were Roman officials (usually an office you fill after a consulship), but I can't find a definitive modern interpretation that states only Government officals are called censors.
    Manton's predicates his definition on the belief that if "censoring" occurs in the realm of the freemarket, then it's not censorship, but something else.
     


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    This just gives us the idea of how the word came to us through Latin and into English. I am willing to bet that the idea of censorship (be it any governing body, incl. "corporate" as we now think of it) goes back much longer than this, to the Hebrews even.
     


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    Originally posted by Horace:
    (italics and bold are mine) That is what I am trying to find out... is it his definition? If not, then where can I find it?
     


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    Manton's predicates his definition on the belief that if "censoring" occurs in the realm of the freemarket, then it's not censorship, but something else.
    (italics and bold are mine) That is what I am trying to find out... is it his definition? If not, then where can I find it?
    Sorry, should've been more precise. His "use", rather. Or "usage", to get all polysyllabic on ya. As for whether it be his "defnition" or not, we'll await his comments, n'est pas?
     


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    Surely there is such a concept as self-censorship.

    I wonder if there is some slight confusion between a "dictionary definition" of the word and the First Amendment concept -- which, as the lawyers here will know, requires state action.
     


  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Mine too. I spent a rough couple of years there. What a freakshow.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    It proves that real, significant, dangerous, bad censorship -- the censorship of thought by the government -- is alive and well in France. I do not think the same can be said of the Style Forum.
     


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