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Censorship alive and well in Canada in 2010 by Lounge Trekker on 27 September 2010 6:54pm
 
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~~~The original post was edited to reflect a greater social responsibility~~~

Hah hah hah! I accessed a voluntary euthanasia site and the specter of censorship appeared. It seems The Thought Police is trying to exert some influence on our ability to share what we are thinking - the most important freedom we have right now.
http://www.don'tjustjump.com/

What are your thoughts on censorship? governments ability to feed you their spin on information that suits themselves? supressing ideas? other censorship-related topics? Of course, some of these ideas that already have been censored might not have come to my attention, so fill me in!

Expurgated Trekker
 
Re: Censorship alive and well in Canada in 2010 by johnnythemonkey on 27 September 2010 11:53pm
 
My views are that you've just posted a sick thread with a link to a sick organisation and that you have lost your marbles.
My views on censorship ? What about your own ? Do you think that your jokey disclaimer absolves you from publicising an organisation advocating 'voluntary euthanasia', i.e. suicide ?
 
Re: Censorship alive and well in Canada in 2010 by kazzzz on 28 September 2010 1:03am
 
Agree. Tasteless and upsetting.
Pass.
 
Re: Censorship alive and well in Canada in 2010 by Lounge Trekker on 28 September 2010 6:54am
 
I can't be bothered to even read the most of it, let alone advocate their views. I was wondering what your experiences about censorship have been! I hear what you're thinking about suicide loud and clear.

I'll take it off if it's considered that offensive. A group censoring itself. Anybody else have comments?

Whoa.

Misconstrued Trekker
 
Re: Censorship alive and well in Canada in 2010 by Spursfan on 28 September 2010 11:05am
 
Well, here are my three penn'orth for what it's worth (3 pence?!!).

If someone has a TERMINAL illness, which is likely to end in pain and suffering, they should be allowed to 'go' when they choose to - provided it IS them who are choosing. In other words, that they are still able to communicate their wishes directly and not through someone else.

Surely it is better to go peacefully, surrounded by loved ones than fighting for breath or something?

It is not for me though - I am clinging on forever!

As for censorship - nanny state policies again!! If we are above a certain age, (and who is to say anyway that just because someone hasn't reached 18 or 21 or whatever they should not see/read something of importance like this?), we are ADULTS and should be treated as such. Surely we should be able to choose whether or not to see/read something on TV or whatever? Are we incapable of pressing the off switch or turning over to another channel? Do they think we are so incapable we will sit there watching WHATEVER is on?

This is important information for those who are suffering. It should be readily available for those who want/need it.

 
Re: Censorship alive and well in Canada in 2010 by Loretto on 28 September 2010 1:03pm
 
Disappointed in your judgment of 'humor' Lounge trekker.
 
Re: Censorship alive and well in Canada in 2010 by johnnythemonkey on 28 September 2010 3:07pm
 
I don't want to start a debate on euthanasia but I find these organisations distasteful to say the least.
As for censorship, we live with it all the time. TV, cinema and the media in general can't just show whatever they like.
The internet is difficult to censor but efforts have to be made to control it.
There was an incident just recently in England, where two people who had never met each other, made a suicide pact on an internet 'suicide site' then met in person and gassed themselves in a car.
 
Re: Censorship alive and well in Canada in 2010 by Loretto on 28 September 2010 4:16pm
 
Sneaky censorship is everywhere. In disguise as Public Relations it only releases good information to the public and puts a positive spin on the bad stuff.

I wish you had used a different example Lounge Trekker because this ties in perfectly with Terry Jones and the Media coverage of his threats to burn the Koran on Sept. 11th of this year.

 
Re: Censorship alive and well in Canada in 2010 by Lounge Trekker on 28 September 2010 5:19pm
 
Good points, all. This is what I was looking for when I made that original post...some discussion. The choice of topics just fell before me; posting it as it was, a little thoughtless.

Your discussion has reminded me of the pain suffered by a neighbour's family when they lost a young member to suicide. And I still think of a role I could have played in keeping his will to live alive.

I also think that what we hear, see etc. has more impact on us than what we don't hear. The result is I believe little of it until I research it further. Some people don't hear it, or are flooded with information and misinformation leaving our society concerned about apathy.

These 'apathetic' people are at risk of this potentially dangerous ideal and for that reason I am rendering, the link disfunctional. I also see the reason for the original reaction - that I believe in the right to jump...I changed that, too.

Oh, and for the record, I intend to live to 95 years old then maybe get shot by a jealous husband!

Upright Trekker
 
Re: Censorship alive and well in Canada in 2010 by johnnythemonkey on 29 September 2010 5:09am
 
Loretto, my thoughts are with you and especially for the coming date.

In my 52 years I've known several people who have taken their own lives; but one, George, was a good friend and colleague.
I felt terrible guilt at his passing but for no reason.
 
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