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Old 14.01.2016, 14:15
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Re: France: Charlie Hebdo Office shootings

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I don't read it. Have they had dead cartoonists yet?
have you not been following the news?
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The general sentiment in Charlie Hebdo is that anything is up for ridicule. Even prophets. Even dead boys.
The irony being that the vast majority of people who read it are far more outraged by insulting an imaginary prophet than a real dead migrant boy.
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Old 14.01.2016, 16:05
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Re: France: Charlie Hebdo Office shootings

One view of the cartoon from the independent. Must admit, I didn't see this when I saw the cartoon, but this makes quite a lot of sense.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/...-a6812346.html
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Old 14.01.2016, 16:11
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There is genius to the work Charlie Hebdo publishes. Its apparently not for the quick tempered, short sighted, judgemental, dogmatic, nor those intolerant of challenging views. It takes a little more patience and intelligence to see what the work is about, without the knee-jerk reaction.

I predict society will catch up to Charlie Hebdo's level of erudition in a couple more decades, or at least more and more people will catch on.

Important work they do.
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Old 14.01.2016, 16:21
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There is genius to the work Charlie Hebdo publishes. Its apparently not for the quick tempered, short sighted, judgemental, dogmatic, nor those intolerant of challenging views. It takes a little more patience and intelligence to see what the work is about, without the knee-jerk reaction.

I predict society will catch up to Charlie Hebdo's level of erudition in a couple more decades, or at least more and more people will catch on.

Important work they do.
So you did change your opinion about those pesky French, didn't you?
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So you did change your opinion about those pesky French, didn't you?
No, it reinforces my opinion that the French are elaborate and twisty. Just trying to appreciate while trying not to be judgmental.
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Old 14.01.2016, 22:31
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Re: France: Charlie Hebdo Office shootings

Charlie Hebdo as magazine used to be named "Hara-Kiri Hebdo". Its motto was "Stupid and vicious magazine" and aimed established power. The sad thing about it is that it applies double standards when aiming established power.
They sacked cartoonist Siné in 2008 because he mocked Sarkozy's son conversion to judaism in order to marry heiress Jessica Darty. Richard Melka who is Charlie Hebdo's lawyer and close friend of Sarkozy was behind this censorship. Siné won the case in court and got 40'000 euros for wrongful termination. Richard Melka (lawyer also of company Clearstream) was later also involved in the Clearstream political affair with Sarkozy.
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Re: France: Charlie Hebdo Office shootings

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Charlie Hebdo as magazine used to be named "Hara-Kiri Hebdo". Its motto was "Stupid and vicious magazine" and aimed established power. The sad thing about it is that it applies double standards when aiming established power.
They sacked cartoonist Siné in 2008 because he mocked Sarkozy's son conversion to judaism in order to marry heiress Jessica Darty. Richard Melka who is Charlie Hebdo's lawyer and close friend of Sarkozy was behind this censorship. Siné won the case in court and got 40'000 euros for wrongful termination. Richard Melka (lawyer also of company Clearstream) was later also involved in the Clearstream political affair with Sarkozy.
What's your point and how does it relate to the thread ?
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Old 15.01.2016, 09:45
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What's your point and how does it relate to the thread ?
That they're a bit hypoctritical.
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Old 15.01.2016, 13:23
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That they're a bit hypoctritical.
So is practically every media outlet. It has nothing to do with this thread.
They were attacked by Islamists (a significant Muslim minority) because they dared to critise the violent aspect of Islam.
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So is practically every media outlet. It has nothing to do with this thread.
It's moved on sinse then. But you know that already,
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Old 16.01.2016, 14:48
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That they're a bit hypoctritical.
So was Martin Luther King , didn’t make human rights less important ..
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Old 17.01.2016, 22:33
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Re: France: Charlie Hebdo Office shootings

Queen Rania of Jordan is easily offended. sometimes.
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Re: France: Charlie Hebdo Office shootings

Charlie Hebdo have upset some people again, goes to show, everyone is fair game to them, not just the Muslims.



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Re: France: Charlie Hebdo Office shootings

I'm sure the Italians must be plotting on how to kill the cartoonists now.
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I'm sure the Italians must be plotting on how to kill the cartoonists now.
I think there was on tweeter saying that if they are bombed again then he won't be 'je suis Charlie'

Not as much fun when the shoe is on the other foot is it
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Re: France: Charlie Hebdo Office shootings

The sewage. If not the support of the French taxpayers, it wouldn't be around any longer.
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The sewage. If not the support of the French taxpayers, it wouldn't be around any longer.
Got a reference for that? After the attack, the number of subscribers increased to 200,000, creating a whole new set of problems, due to the unaccustomed income.
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Re: France: Charlie Hebdo Office shootings

I see a lot of outrage from friends on FB and other platforms about the Charlie cartoons about the earthquake - in some cases, from the very same people who said "Je suis Charlie" back in the day. It works both ways, either you are Charlie or not, otherwise it's hypocrisy.

From my side, I think that ridiculing death and other tragedies is one of the ways that mankind has come up with to mentally and emotionally process tragedies. Think about the movie from Roberto Benigni "Life is Beautiful" - laughing at the jokes in the movie DOES NOT make the Holocaust less of a tragedy, nor does is diminish the pain and respect we bear to the victims.
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Re: France: Charlie Hebdo Office shootings

As we speak, young Italians are being radicalised. Expect threads: "is it safe to visit Italy?"
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