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Al Jazeera (What is Arabic for meeeeeeoooooowwwwwwww?)
Author | 16_09-2004 | Martin Ridley

Posted on 09/16/2004 9:26:25 AM PDT by MartinRidley

Its seems odd that country proclaiming a commitment to Freedom supports the closure of the only real free press in most of the middle east - Al Jazeera. Even Alister Campbell aplogist for the UK governement and a supporter of muting the TV station during the invasion of Iraq now agrees how important the station is to free speech.

So all of you neo-cons with your spin on Freedom for the Iraqi people how about letting them watch what ever TV station they wish to switch on. And let Al Jazeera report from Iraqi what has an emerging democracy ocuupied by freedom loving democracies got to fear from free sppech


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To: MartinRidley

201 posted on 09/16/2004 12:00:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: texson66

Pogey is a slang term for police in my area.
*sorry*
I tend to forget that not everyone everywhere has been exposed to teh same slang terms I have.
*sigh*
Small failing of mine.
Sorry about jumpin' on you for it.
This 'martinridley' guy is likely a repeat troll named taotao who was also taftkald, both banned, both annoying, both got my irritation level to untold heights.
*chuckle*


202 posted on 09/16/2004 12:01:27 PM PDT by Darksheare (Freedom is worth ALL of our lives if it frees even ONE person.)
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To: MartinRidley

203 posted on 09/16/2004 12:01:50 PM PDT by baseballfanjm
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To: L,TOWM; aculeus; Admin Moderator

YIKES!!
I'll take a VOLUNTARY WEEK SUPSENSION if that would also get the martinridley freak gone as well!!
I SWEAR IT!


204 posted on 09/16/2004 12:03:08 PM PDT by Darksheare (Freedom is worth ALL of our lives if it frees even ONE person.)
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To: Darksheare; zip; MartinRidley

Nice shot DS

205 posted on 09/16/2004 12:03:41 PM PDT by scott0347 (Commander of the 0347th Lancer Brigade, Operator of the Immaculate Steamroller)
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To: scott0347; zip; MartinRidley

Artillery, the killer "go long" 'hail mary' pass that can't be beat.


206 posted on 09/16/2004 12:05:02 PM PDT by Darksheare (Freedom is worth ALL of our lives if it frees even ONE person.)
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To: MartinRidley
Boys Own is a child's comic that was published in the UK after the war lasted till about 1960.

Another Brit nitwit who assumes all Yanks are ignoramuses.

How do you think I had enough sense to pick up on your uncapitalized "boys own" and take it to Mr. Google?

Jerk.

Oh, and it was published much earlier than post WWII.

207 posted on 09/16/2004 12:07:29 PM PDT by aculeus (Fake but accurate.)
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To: MartinRidley
Boys Own is a child's comic that was published in the UK after the war lasted till about 1960.

Another Brit nitwit who assumes all Yanks are ignoramuses.

How do you think I had enough sense to pick up on your uncapitalized "boys own" and take it to Mr. Google?

Jerk.

Oh, and it was published much earlier than post WWII.

208 posted on 09/16/2004 12:07:39 PM PDT by aculeus (Fake but accurate.)
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To: Darksheare

This is my first time here i am not someone else and unlike you lot it is my name.

Why all the stupid pictures? and this cat thing very odd.

OH and the guy who researches gay condoms - is that hobby.


209 posted on 09/16/2004 12:07:39 PM PDT by MartinRidley
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1217603/posts

Diary (lame Guardian hit piece on FR)
The Guardian ^ | 9-16-04 | Tim Dowlin


210 posted on 09/16/2004 12:08:49 PM PDT by spodefly (A bunny-slippered operative in the Vast Right-Wing Pajama Party!)
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To: MartinRidley
Marty,
didn't you say you had to leave for work?
211 posted on 09/16/2004 12:09:40 PM PDT by scott0347 (Commander of the 0347th Lancer Brigade, Operator of the Immaculate Steamroller)
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To: humblegunner
Well, he was making posts up until just recently.. That's uncommon of trolls.

You're right, it's not routine. I followed approximately 2 dozen "post and run" trolls this month. The left is really in a panty-wad panic.

Hopefully the Mod will issue a major ZOT now.

212 posted on 09/16/2004 12:10:53 PM PDT by zip ((Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 42% of americans))
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To: MartinRidley

Yeah, real funny.
No, it's called 'research' when you bother to look up facts wiseguy.
And yes, you act, sound, post, and behave much as taotao/taftkald did.
I think you're a retread.
You're supposedly in college I would guess, though you haven't said that this time around.
Though if you are tutu/dafttalk, you said it twice before and outed yourself.

However, you have repeatedly stated that there are 10k dead civilains in Iraq due to the US, and have repeatedly refused to cite proof.
Something you did LAST time you were here as taotao/taftkald.

Try something new.
A different script would be better.


213 posted on 09/16/2004 12:11:18 PM PDT by Darksheare (Freedom is worth ALL of our lives if it frees even ONE person.)
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To: scott0347
Marty, didn't you say you had to leave for work?

He's been and come back. I guess hustling's easy when the fleet's in.

214 posted on 09/16/2004 12:11:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: zip

Look you would be bored if I wasn't here.

That diary reference is the one - see without that you wouldn't get me on here.

By the way do you all live out west


215 posted on 09/16/2004 12:12:33 PM PDT by MartinRidley
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To: najida
:^)

216 posted on 09/16/2004 12:18:17 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: MartinRidley

I live US east coast.
"Darksheare" would rightly be as much of a real name for me as any.
A name is a description of something, intrinsic to itself.
That has been a name I have been referred to as in real-life.
About as analogous as saying Robert is 'Bobby', 'Bo', or Richard is also known as 'Rick' or 'Dick'.


217 posted on 09/16/2004 12:18:39 PM PDT by Darksheare (Freedom is worth ALL of our lives if it frees even ONE person.)
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To: MartinRidley
By the way do you all live out west

Not "all" of us. Why do you ask?

218 posted on 09/16/2004 12:19:39 PM PDT by zip ((Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 42% of americans))
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To: MartinRidley

Hi 'Rat minion :-)

You're cat food...


219 posted on 09/16/2004 12:22:08 PM PDT by Axenolith (This space for rent.)
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To: scott0347

Yes i am gone now

Good night guys


220 posted on 09/16/2004 12:23:52 PM PDT by MartinRidley
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To: MartinRidley

You've said that at least three times.
*sigh*
And you said it at least a few times the LAST time you signed up onto FR to troll.


221 posted on 09/16/2004 12:25:11 PM PDT by Darksheare (Freedom is worth ALL of our lives if it frees even ONE person.)
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To: Darksheare

Ok I will come back with evidence.

I am 40yrs old work in ICT

And don't belong to any political party.

Listen if I wasnt tired I have been to work today we could continue this.

However you are right to ask for evidence you will get it


222 posted on 09/16/2004 12:27:06 PM PDT by MartinRidley
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To: Darksheare
"Darksheare" would rightly be as much of a real name for me as any.

You're Kidding! I thought "Darksheare" WAS your real name. ;o)

223 posted on 09/16/2004 12:31:14 PM PDT by 4CJ
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To: 4ConservativeJustices

My personal thoughts on it are that a name is intrinsic and descriptive of the thing it names and describes.
So in some ways, it IS my name.
*chuckle*
At least it's more fitting than my birth name, and many have said as much to me.
*sigh*

Went online the first time in 1995, and that was the handle I chose.
It's been my online name for 10 years almost, and people who have met me after talking to me say that the name fits.
*shrugs*


224 posted on 09/16/2004 12:35:11 PM PDT by Darksheare (Freedom is worth ALL of our lives if it frees even ONE person.)
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To: MartinRidley
Look Ill buy you all a beer if you promish not to kill me we chat I can tell how it it really was and is.... and might be

Interesting. Are you a follower of the Koran?

225 posted on 09/16/2004 12:35:36 PM PDT by Shryke (Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.)
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To: Darksheare

Just wondering, what do you have to do to get a troll ZOTTED?


226 posted on 09/16/2004 1:06:00 PM PDT by zip ((Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 42% of americans))
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To: paulcissa
"Guess what David; no one here at FR is a closet Stalinist."

Not entirely true. Did you ever have the "pleasure" of debating ferret/bicycle thug?

227 posted on 09/16/2004 1:27:48 PM PDT by sauropod (Hitlary: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: Darksheare

After picking this handle, I quickly wanted to shorten it to "4CJ" - whole lot shorter and easier to say/type. A few folks still want to shorten it to "4" like the "CJ" takes too long to write/say.


228 posted on 09/16/2004 1:30:11 PM PDT by 4CJ
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To: zip

I dunno.
Mods are likely waiting for him to say/do something really stupid.


229 posted on 09/16/2004 1:32:02 PM PDT by Darksheare (Freedom is worth ALL of our lives if it frees even ONE person.)
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To: MartinRidley; Happygal; MadIvan
Bullocks.

Islamofascism is by far the major causer of death.

230 posted on 09/16/2004 1:34:17 PM PDT by sauropod (Hitlary: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: 4ConservativeJustices

LOL!
I always find people shortening my handle to "Darks".
Had someone get upset with that once, and I had to explain to someone that the person they were yelling at was a friend of mine and was shortening my screen name, that there was no insult or sleight going on, to please read the full comment before flaming anyone.
Got flamed for it myself after that as being 'you people'.
That was a LONG time ago posting wise.
Weird.


231 posted on 09/16/2004 1:34:48 PM PDT by Darksheare (Freedom is worth ALL of our lives if it frees even ONE person.)
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To: MartinRidley

"Old Europe" poof...


232 posted on 09/16/2004 1:35:27 PM PDT by sauropod (Hitlary: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: MartinRidley
Nazism is Leftism run rampant. Read The Ominous Parallels by Peikoff and learn.

You sure your name isn't George Galloway?

233 posted on 09/16/2004 1:38:02 PM PDT by sauropod (Hitlary: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: MartinRidley

I stopped caring what people think on 9-1-1.


234 posted on 09/16/2004 1:41:12 PM PDT by sauropod (Hitlary: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: Darksheare
That was a LONG time ago posting wise.

What, about 35,000? ;o)

235 posted on 09/16/2004 1:54:20 PM PDT by 4CJ
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To: MartinRidley


So you are 40 years old, and yet you claim your mother and father fought the Nazis?

So they then had a child at age 40 something, in the mid-1960s?

Ask me why I'm skeptical, boy-o?


236 posted on 09/16/2004 2:19:14 PM PDT by Repairman Jack
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To: 4ConservativeJustices

Let's see..
Sometime around early 2001, after the election.
Dropped into the Dimensional Doors thread, and we went over to another thread to weird people out.
(Someone had made a wisecrack about one of us.)
So we kinda were bad.
(Mods appeared afterwards.)
But, making it short, I was cracking a joke and got a response from my group, and someone took offense to the response.
They didn't recognise familiarity in the response.
Feels like a lifetime ago.
*chuckle*


237 posted on 09/16/2004 3:21:43 PM PDT by Darksheare (Freedom is worth ALL of our lives if it frees even ONE person.)
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To: Darksheare

238 posted on 09/16/2004 3:23:26 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: MartinRidley; Old Sarge; OSHA; Darksheare
Martin,

Let me ask you some questions here.

1. Do you live in the US and are you familiar with the laws and regulations that are also part of our society, along with the rights that the constitution gives us.?
If not you know no from where you speak.

We do believe in free speech, but even free speech has its limitations.
Do you allow someone to shout fire in a crowded theater and create a panic? No of course not that could get people killed in the stampeded that follows.

Al Jazerra is constantly screaming fire in the Arab media, and yes it does cause panic in the streets of Iraq, and if the Iraqi government asks us to squelch the person screaming fire to help stabilize the country I feel that it is warranted.

I think we can agree my right to free speech or free action only extend as far as to the point where it interferes with someone else rights or freedoms, and by that if you violate my right by extending yours to endanger or disrupt. I have the obligation to act in return. That is what is occurring here. It goes beyond the simple realm of a superpower trying to oppress. That is so 1980's.

Can you refute this.

I am interested in your response.
If you do not responded, I will consider you silence a conceding of the point.
239 posted on 09/16/2004 3:25:04 PM PDT by Americanwolf ("Be vwey vwey quite! I am hunting DU Twolls! ---Elmer Fuwd Free Republic member and cartoon icon)
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To: ChadGore

LOL!
Mind if I steal that for MartinRidley?
He claimed to be a UK Liberal..


240 posted on 09/16/2004 3:26:52 PM PDT by Darksheare (Freedom is worth ALL of our lives if it frees even ONE person.)
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To: Darksheare
Re: Mind if I steal that for MartinRidley?

Please ! go ahead, by all means.

241 posted on 09/16/2004 3:28:42 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: Americanwolf; MartinRidley

I think Martin isn't really gonna answer.
He's dodged direct questions before, choosing to 'answer' with non-answers.
We shall see though, we shall see.


242 posted on 09/16/2004 3:28:50 PM PDT by Darksheare (Freedom is worth ALL of our lives if it frees even ONE person.)
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To: ChadGore

THANKS!


243 posted on 09/16/2004 3:43:21 PM PDT by Darksheare (Freedom is worth ALL of our lives if it frees even ONE person.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Just out of curiosity, why is MartinRidley still breathing FR air?

Did MurryMom go on to her reward, leaving us without a token lefty?

Did you lose a bet with someone over at the Guardian?

What?


244 posted on 09/16/2004 3:55:42 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: hellinahandcart
Just out of curiosity, why is MartinRidley still breathing FR air?

His remains shall be preserved in amber.

245 posted on 09/16/2004 5:20:31 PM PDT by aculeus (Whatever that means.)
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To: MartinRidley
Using a crack pipe is no way to go through life son. I'm surprised you are still drawing breath on this site. You should call your buddy Dan Rather about why he's not showing what Al Jazeera shows: Terrorists killing innocent noncombatants. Learn how to spell at least, and spend your energy combating terrorism by enlisting in the Marines, go to Iraq, and make a difference. If you just want to whine then this ZOT is for you:


246 posted on 09/16/2004 5:57:21 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Molon Labe! FMCDH!)
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To: hellinahandcart

I just checked, and our token leftist still draws breath, but hasn't been active since at least Sept 3rd.


247 posted on 09/16/2004 6:08:18 PM PDT by Darksheare (Freedom is worth ALL of our lives if it frees even ONE person.)
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To: hellinahandcart

MurryMom and Alberta's Child are still here. I guess JimRob needs the token leftists to keep it interesting.


248 posted on 09/16/2004 6:14:26 PM PDT by zip ((Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 42% of americans))
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To: Darksheare; MartinRidley
Martin,

I have been patient with you for several hours now and you still failed to respond.

Darksheare not that I ever doubted you, but you were right.
How disappointing.

Martin I gave you a fair argument and you failed to respond. Go take you rhetoric elsewhere.
249 posted on 09/16/2004 6:52:10 PM PDT by Americanwolf ("Be vwey vwey quite! I am hunting DU Twolls! ---Elmer Fuwd Free Republic member and cartoon icon)
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To: Americanwolf

If he does come back, it will be very late this eveningby our time, or very early tomorrow.
He seemed to be posting along the lines of an eastern europe time frame ala taotao/taftkald.


250 posted on 09/16/2004 7:00:59 PM PDT by Darksheare (Freedom is worth ALL of our lives if it frees even ONE person.)
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