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    Icon7 Right to Smoke & Right to Swear ?

    Two different stories in two different countries, One in India where the government banned soking images from being shown into movies, and another one in a small village in Holland where swearing was banned and the offender's may get punished for swearing.

    To me it is a violation of freedom of expression in both cases. what do you say ?

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    Total violation of freedom, if people chose to do it, then let them.. Hell, they are paying for their addiction in the form of massive cigarette taxation in this country.. I chose not to involve myself with either..
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    the non swearing story in holland, to be cleared...it isnt in holland actually...its in the Netherlands...the non civilised part :P where the church still rules...and the local politic parties all churchy is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwek
    the non swearing story in holland, to be cleared...it isnt in holland actually...its in the Netherlands...the non civilised part :P where the church still rules...and the local politic parties all churchy is.
    Look, as far as we care, Holland = Netherlands.
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    Though i did hear that one of the arguments against the constitution in Holland/The Netherlands was that they were worried the EU could take away their right to get high.
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    Swear = Yes
    Smoke = No

    Swearing doesn't kill you or other people, Smoking kills both.
    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999
    Swear = Yes
    Smoke = No

    Swearing doesn't kill you or other people, Smoking kills both.
    And restricting people's right to harm themselves is more important than allowing artistic expression?
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    Artistic expression.. I think i've seen everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    Look, as far as we care, Holland = Netherlands.
    No, No, I want to hear more Kwek.

    What do you mean? There is division in Holland/The Netherlands? Like they are seperate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Artistic expression.. I think i've seen everything
    You don't think not allowing characters to smoke in films is restricting artistic expression?

    It's no different from banning characters in films from taking drugs... censorship.

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    right...Holland are the two main provinces of holland..the Randstad as we call it. the big dutch industry cities are in holland. Zuid-Holland and Noord-Holland, so by that the important and more (Has to be said) civilised part of the Netherlands.
    the rest...(remaining provinces) have big cities, but large parts are little villages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz
    Two different stories in two different countries, One in India where the government banned soking images from being shown into movies, and another one in a small village in Holland where swearing was banned and the offender's may get punished for swearing.

    To me it is a violation of freedom of expression in both cases. what do you say ?
    Smoking is not a good thing,You can easily harm some one else by smoking but Swearing shouldnt be banned.
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    oohw and btw..when you swear in that place in holland..they cant do a thing :P they just say..you are a bad boy :S

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwek
    oohw and btw..when you swear in that place in holland..they cant do a thing :P they just say..you are a bad boy :S
    Of course every body say you are a bad boy when you swear,I dont think it is only holland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    And restricting people's right to harm themselves is more important than allowing artistic expression?
    They're not only harming themselves but other people as well.
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