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Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2011, 05:04:23 pm »

Personally, I was inspired by that little bunch of sticks that became a millionaire.
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Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2011, 05:12:13 pm »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BiZdWhft1Q

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Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2011, 05:24:10 pm »

This kind of thing isn't new, unfortunately.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(food) :
"Faggots were used as the subject of an infamous 2004 radio advert by the UK supermarket chain Somerfield.[7] The commercial featured a husband challenging his wife's repetitive routine of a set meal for each day of the week. While he wanted lasagne, he was told that, as it was Friday, he was to have faggots. He responded: "I've nothing against faggots, I just don't fancy them." This advert was subsequently deemed to have breached the rules on Good Taste, Decency and Offence to Public Feeling of the Advertising and Sponsorship Code, and was banned from future re-broadcast by the industry regulator, Ofcom."
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Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2011, 05:37:16 pm »

bruno putzeys wrote on Fri, 14 January 2011 21:27


It's clear that both left and right want exactly the same thing

I've often thought this. In the 1930's they nearly achieved it, at least in Europe. The similarities between extreme left and extreme right wing governments with their personality cults, prison camps, slave labour, secret police, etc. have always struck me as obvious, but it seems to be something that's rarely commented on.
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Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2011, 06:50:59 pm »

That reminds me of a story from the BBC website a while back. It features a family that won a contest as the #1 Family in terms of being fans of Mr. Brain's brand of food called "faggots".

You would think it came from the Onion.


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Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2011, 07:58:18 pm »

LOOK! The Brits also have religious cults.
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Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2011, 03:20:06 am »

johnR wrote on Sun, 16 January 2011 23:37

I've often thought this. In the 1930's they nearly achieved it, at least in Europe. The similarities between extreme left and extreme right wing governments with their personality cults, prison camps, slave labour, secret police, etc. have always struck me as obvious, but it seems to be something that's rarely commented on.


I took the hint from Soviet Communism which was supposedly leftist. Economically it was but socially it was extremely conservative. Left-handers were retrained as right-handers and homosexuality was treated as an illness to name two. In the west we have learned to think of the political left and right as a single spectrum stretching from socially liberal, economically control-minded and mildly or not religious on the one hand and socially conservative, economically liberal and dogmatically religious on the other hand. We'll never get to grips with the situation like that. Those axises don't run parallel. A two-party system discriminates against socially open-minded entrepreneurs, morally conservative socialists and most importantly, deeply religious poor people.
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Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2011, 03:21:45 am »

Paul Cavins wrote on Sun, 16 January 2011 23:50

That reminds me of a story from the BBC website a while back. It features a family that won a contest as the #1 Family in terms of being fans of Mr. Brain's brand of food called "faggots".

You would think it came from the Onion.




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Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2011, 03:48:53 pm »

bruno putzeys wrote on Mon, 17 January 2011 08:20

In the west we have learned to think of the political left and right as a single spectrum stretching from socially liberal, economically control-minded and mildly or not religious on the one hand and socially conservative, economically liberal and dogmatically religious on the other hand.

I prefer to think of it as a circle rather than a spectrum. On one side of the circle are moderates, but go far enough to the right or left of that and you end up on the opposite side with those of extreme views. The behaviour of the latter is often remarkably similar, regardless of the ideology that inspired it.
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Re: "Money For Nothing" Banned in Canada?
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2011, 04:59:41 pm »

"not that there is anything wrong with that"  Wink

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