Yeah, it was pretty hateful though, I mean the guys Dad passed away and he actually threatened him physically. You probably didn’t read that part as I was having trouble with the link after I posted it, it’s in the spoiler now if you open it again.
Yeah don’t bring family into it, and the dude should have known that was something incredibly stupid to do during the Olympics. Highly disrespectful, but warranting an arrest? If it was any other time I’d say no, GB has to hold that shit though during these events.
The problem is this little thing called satire. I’ll kick all your asses so hard your next Olympic event will take place on the moon. See? What I did there would get me arrested in the UK if some douch tard takes it seriously enough. This is what we call a slippery slope, kids. Should we protect people from being physically threatened? Definitely. Should we shun ass hats who do stupid things like that on the internet just because the imagine themselves anonymous? Most definitely. Should we define speech for everybody, making certain words and phrases that 1% of the population (prudes, conservatives, religious, feminists, etc) have a problem with illegal just so no one gets their feelings hurt? Probably not. Finding a way to do the first two without doing the last is the goal. :tup:
How do you know? You’d have to know what he’s thinking at the time of writing it. Keyword here is thinking. Satire involves saying one thing and meaning a completely different one. It’s also commonly misunderstood and misinterpreted, which is actually one of it’s key functions. People who miss the “joke” are usually the ones at whom it is squarely aimed at. This particular instance is something completely different, since he’s clearly expressing his anger at an athlete, but I really don’t want to live in a world where you cannot verbally harass your favorite sports team for screwing up without fear of being thrown in jail.
Didn’t you see the ‘no trespassing’ sign on my website? Sure, there’s no password, but get the fuck out or I’ll call the cops!
You are operating a hacked browser. Disconnect from the internet and immediately resolve the violation or suffer a $500 fine. If this is your second offense, your fine could be up to $1000 for damage to public property, and include a 30-day jail sentence.
Do you still, in all honestly, think that The Web should be treated as “real life?”