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Two news storys that caught my eye.

Last posted Nov 23, 2010 at 05:47PM EST. Added Oct 20, 2010 at 12:47PM EDT
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What’s so wrong with Comic Sans?

“Comic Sans, that unassuming jaunty typeface lurking inside millions of computers, has become the target of an online hate campaign. Simon Garfield explains why normally mild-mannered people are so enraged by its use.” -BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11582548

3* in BBC world news top storys, so it could turn meme.

And of course some gay protest in France.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11580492

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Oct 20, 2010 at 12:47PM EDT

There was a thread a while back in meme research about font hatred. I’ll try and find it after my homework.

Oct 20, 2010 at 12:56PM EDT
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Comic Sans will never be as bad as Papyrus.

Oct 20, 2010 at 02:06PM EDT

Seriously, WTF is so wrong with it? These people are fucking overreacting!

Oct 20, 2010 at 02:46PM EDT
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Long story short, we are in the middle of a crisis here, in France. A recent retirement reform law sparked multiple strikes, especially targeting ports and truck drivers (among others) which means that we are currently loosing, day after day, our stocks of gas and supermarket goods (mainly fresh goods). Gas is strickly rationed for the time being, and full tanks are forbidden.
Now, thousands of students from colleges to universities are also protesting along side labor unions because of a general discontent and anti-sarkosy sentiment.
I, personally, don’t know if it will become a new May 1968 for us but it’s certainly a good start…

Gay protests, O rly ?

Oct 20, 2010 at 03:05PM EDT
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Isn’t there some conspiracy theories about Comic sans?

Oct 20, 2010 at 03:30PM EDT
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@Tomberry

In America people retire at the age of 63.

Of course in my opinion Social Security should not pay for a person to live for free, it should help with a person supporting them selves.

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Oct 20, 2010 at 04:00PM EDT

Well then, I guess you understand that our government is trying to extend the age to 67 here.

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Oct 20, 2010 at 04:22PM EDT
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Yeah, I agree with you guys, just waiting on our government to get involved with the E.U, such as Spain and Greece, maybe Germany too,the USA always make things 10X worse.

EDIT:Actually I take that back, US already got involved in Greece by printing out money and giving it to Goldman Sachs, they invested in Greece to keep the situation on the governments side.

There was some big scandal about it, but we only charge them a million dollar each billion dollars, so that tells you somethings up.

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Oct 20, 2010 at 04:25PM EDT

lol france is protesting. What’s new?

@Tomberry beore you say anything, I lived there for a year and a half. I know the french are always protesting. You can practically guess the date by SNCF strikes.

Oct 20, 2010 at 05:06PM EDT
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The Frenchies are well-known for their protests, I won’t ever deny that.
On the other hand, some protests are necessary while some aren’t. Today, I’m leaning toward the “necessary” case.

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Oct 20, 2010 at 05:12PM EDT
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My nan always commends the French for using the “Hose” in protests.

Oct 20, 2010 at 05:13PM EDT
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@Tomberry

Its a shame America does not have this kind of culture.

Update:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11591517

They are now blocking airports.

“Mr Cope says the retirement age may need to rise to 63 by 2018. The socialists are pledging to return it to 60 if elected in 2012. "

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Oct 20, 2010 at 05:22PM EDT

I dont usually Bump or make a double post But I thought the ending to this article was funny.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/9118869.stm

Oct 23, 2010 at 03:54PM EDT

Biased journalists ? In MY country ?
Well yeah, pretty much likely.

Oct 23, 2010 at 08:38PM EDT
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My French teacher was in Grenoble around the 2007 riots against the election of Nicolas Sarkozy. She went to get a tram with her friends, but then she saw the tram she was going to go on flipped over and police shouting at her and her friends to turn around. She then got pepper gassed.
Yea, my French teacher is that awesome.

Oct 23, 2010 at 08:54PM EDT
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So how would I start a protest in the United States, without the Patriot Act branding me as a Terrorist.

Oct 23, 2010 at 09:11PM EDT

@Brave Sir Robin

I swear to god if any one kills our rights to protest, its gonna be them.

“The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an independent Baptist church and hate group[1] known for its stance against homosexuality[2] and its protest activities, which include picketing funerals and desecrating the American flag.[3] "

Meh either way, myself or People I know are gonna get angry when the Tea Party Drops all the Social Security(SS) checks and health care, and maybe schooling as well, we are not at the France level yet, but that is only because people are uninformed to events happening not only in our country but the world as well.

The town I live in is so bad with the economy lately, every one lives off the Church of Latterday saints or SS checks.

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Oct 25, 2010 at 01:55PM EDT

Now Westboro is in a SCOTUS (Supreme Court) hearing defending their first-amendment rights for legally protesting against the funeral of Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder back in 2006. What’s unfortunate about this case is that Westboro will more than likely win the case since the First Amendment protects their freedom of speech, regardless how many people it may offend or mentally distress.

If you want a quick synopsis, check this article out.

Oct 25, 2010 at 02:19PM EDT
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@Brave Sir Robin

True, but didn’t they start making laws that do not allow disorderly conduct near funerals, such as protesting.

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20101006/NEWS01/310060143/Westboro-Baptist-visit-to-Kentucky-funeral-in-Radcliff-recalled-as-heartless-

“In 2006, the Kentucky General Assembly voted to prohibit demonstrations within 300 feet of funerals and funeral processions, but the measure was overturned by a federal judge following a lawsuit by Kentucky resident Bart McQueary, who had participated in such protests.”

EDIT: Yeah, well thats interesting, answered my own question.

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Oct 25, 2010 at 02:33PM EDT

(reads comments on first post)
They are so much more witty than others…. Those Brits… sigh

Oct 26, 2010 at 04:25PM EDT
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Well I take alot of my News from the Middle East too, they are smarter news wise too.

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Over all I am surprised that, France’s government ignored its people, that right there was a mistake.

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Oct 26, 2010 at 04:37PM EDT

“…some gay protest in France…” mental image:

Oct 26, 2010 at 08:43PM EDT
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@Hip

Oct 26, 2010 at 09:21PM EDT

Nov 23, 2010 at 05:47PM EST
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