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Discussion in 'Personal' started by monicabilongame, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

  2. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I agree with him.
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  3. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    "The problem with today's world is that everyone believes they have the right to express their opinion AND have others listen to it."

    The problem? Really? :confused:
  4. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    The problem is you cannot always express that opinion. It may be subject to censorship, redaction or retribution.
  5. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    That's a tad pedantic and unlike you, Cute - making such a comment doesn't necessarily imply that he means it is THE (i.e. only) problem.
    Burndenpark and ScotSEN like this.
  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I agree... thing is some people think their 'opinion' deserves special protections...
  7. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    Ah, but some people believe their opinion is the one true opinion and everyone else is a drongo for failing to recognise that fact.
  8. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    But it does imply that and it seems, to me, to be a fairly sloppy use of language to use on a poster bigging up the use of reason.
  9. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    (Not to mention the fact that he starts by stating something that everyone believes and then demonstrates that he doesn't.)
  10. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

  11. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    that's your opinion... but it doesn't imply that to me. *shrug*
    i agree with him
    edit - this was for @cuteinpuce
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2016
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  12. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    I wish he'd get his bloody hair cut!
  13. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Along with this (sorry for the rude word but it's a quote and I don't know how to photoshop it out...

  14. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    He could do with a shave as well.
  15. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Nah, he's fine as he is
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  16. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    “It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine.

    I suspect that Stephen Fry never working under a bullying manager.
  17. Polymind

    Polymind New commenter

    The notion that everyone is entitled to an opinion is the 21st century's most fatuous illusion.

    Only people who know what they are talking about are entitled to an opinion, which is why I have no opinions on Professor Cox's field of expertise, and quite possibly why he has no opinions on Sweelinck's use of the extended dominant in the cadential passages of his chorale-variations.

    We were best to remember Wittgenstein's seventh proposition: Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen - whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must remain silent.
  18. johnnymitchell

    johnnymitchell Established commenter

    Is Brian Cox doing anything about the safe space nonsense in universities?

    It would be good to see him put his money where his mouth is.
  19. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    What experience do you have of that, cutiepie? It's worth bearing in mind that bullying managers' henchmen work under bullying managers, but don't necessarily see it as a disadvantage.
  20. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    So remember emotional abusers, don't think of modifying the expression of your views just because someone's feelings might get hurt. :confused:

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