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to think burning a poppy makes you a twat..

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EdgarAllanPond Mon 12-Nov-12 13:36:04

but not a criminal?

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Two-carpets-/130801686273?pt=UK_Home_Garden_FittedCarpets_Underlay_SM&hash=item1e74635701story

very worrying for freedom of speech.

EdgarAllanPond Mon 12-Nov-12 13:36:28

right link sorry

nickelrocketgoBooooooom Mon 12-Nov-12 13:40:56

grin at your carpets!

yes, i agree.
but at this time of year, everyone gets very serious about it.
if they'd done that in may, no one would have noticed

Frontpaw Mon 12-Nov-12 13:41:13

Not sure, it's all freedom of speech versus responsibility not to be an arse.

I wouldn't buy those carpets though - the photo don't show them properly!

OldMumsy Mon 12-Nov-12 13:42:47

I agree this Facebook stuff has gone too far. We need free speech.

I would not support burning a poppy at a Remembrance event though. Or maybe it would be OK as long as the police stood back and let the general public dish out their own punishment.

Good luck with the carpet too.

EdgarAllanPond Mon 12-Nov-12 13:44:43

grin

>mutters about children hitting keyboard<

EdgarAllanPond Mon 12-Nov-12 13:46:37

yes, but surely poppy day is a non-mandatory celebration of the fallen, if you want to be offensive about it you have a right to do that.

otherwise, if they were fighting for freedom and civil liberties, kind of defeating the point?

MonkeyRisotto Mon 12-Nov-12 13:46:44

If we had to lock people up for being twats, the houses of parliament would be a lot quieter...

mercibucket Mon 12-Nov-12 13:48:06

I agree, it is worrying how things are going. Are we following the 'putin guide to running a country'? There has always been controversy around the poppy anyway, used to be white poppies as an alternative and 25 years ago there was a kerfuffle over someone laying a white poppy wreath (was in the 25 years ago part of the paper). I feel similarly about that facebook page about soldiers.

mercibucket Mon 12-Nov-12 13:48:06

I agree, it is worrying how things are going. Are we following the 'putin guide to running a country'? There has always been controversy around the poppy anyway, used to be white poppies as an alternative and 25 years ago there was a kerfuffle over someone laying a white poppy wreath (was in the 25 years ago part of the paper). I feel similarly about that facebook page about soldiers.

Frontpaw Mon 12-Nov-12 13:50:10

Did post on face ache under his own name or was he tracked down?

The problem with social media sites is that anyone can broadcast anything the like to the nation without showing their face. It's never going to be 100% anonymous, but most of the twats who go out of their way to offend to abuse can't quite get their little brains around that fact.

cuteboots Mon 12-Nov-12 13:52:07

He has the right to be offensive but cant he do it in the privacy of his own home and without broadcasting it on Facebook. Im not sure any person in their right mind would find this appropriate behaviour based on all our poor soliders being killed right now. Very odd behaviour if you ask me

Frontpaw Mon 12-Nov-12 13:54:43

Alas the is no anti-drunk or -twat key on social media. He probably just did it to be offensive rather than try to make any political or social statement.

joanbyers Mon 12-Nov-12 13:55:50

burn the carpet not the poppy.

Frontpaw Mon 12-Nov-12 13:58:44

grin that was a good one!

Santasinmypudenda Mon 12-Nov-12 14:04:26

According to google he posted pictures of his bum after so I'm guessing he is just a silly twat, I bet he does a interview with a sad fa e photo acting t like a martyr

It's not an offence to be twat but I hope he grows up less of a twat

weegiemum Mon 12-Nov-12 14:09:08

Motto over the door of parliament:

"I may disagree with every word you say,
But I will defend to the last your right to say it"

catgirl1976 Mon 12-Nov-12 14:09:12

YANBU

Twat, yes

Criminal, no

EdgarAllanPond Mon 12-Nov-12 14:16:08

just broke my computer, bugger.

saw your post on the other thread catgirl, very moving.

i agree the internet is public space too - but i think what is rough political comments - e.g. flag burning, poppy burning - should be allowed.

Frontpaw Mon 12-Nov-12 14:17:04

Shame his bum wasn't on fire!

EdgarAllanPond Mon 12-Nov-12 14:18:13

the carpets would be 'magnolia' my parents house for sale... bit drab for my taste.

EdgarAllanPond Mon 12-Nov-12 14:18:32

frontpaw ;)

EdgarAllanPond Mon 12-Nov-12 14:19:27

by arresting him, his twattery got more airtime than it would otherwise too, so self-defeating.

MrsCantSayAnything Mon 12-Nov-12 14:22:52

Yabu. If he had burned a symbol of another culture he would be in shit. He deserved to be arrested.

maddening Mon 12-Nov-12 14:28:31

I think everyone should get less offended about symbolic gestures - as long as you own the piece of paper or fabric that you are burning then it's ok.

Obviously I appreciate that the sentient is hurtful to lots of people and the fact that such acts provoke such out cry shows that this does impact people on a very deep level but if the world shrugged back in response their message would get nowhere.

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