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Ann Coulter speech cancelled after thousands protest

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posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
Ahh yet another reason to be proud of the country we live in


Although I was kind of hoping she would make her speech and be arrested and prosecuted for hate speech, too bad.

Vive le Canada!


Maybe you should get the log out of your own eye first, guy who hates Anne Coulter's right to free speech and hates her so much that he wants her to be arrested for not agreeing with his sacred laws. Narcissist much? Who made you God Mr. "How dare you speak your mind! How dare you speak out against my OPINIONS!" Look up "opinions" in a dictionary forgetful and confused one. Hint: it's not "facts".




posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:10 AM
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Originally posted by dariousg

Originally posted by tigpoppa
Anne Coulter is a visonairy who speaks truth to power!

also as a BESTSELLING writer she has broken the mold with her revolutionary writing style that has created a perfect storm for the democratic party.

This is just PROOF that Canadians hate FREEDOM! They denied Anne COulter an AMERICAN the right so speak!!! Lets hope their communist ways dont reach us and that the white light of liberty can protect us!

[edit on 23-3-2010 by tigpoppa]


I'm sorry but I MUST disagree with you here. Being a freedom loving American and former republican, I must admit that it is people like Anne, Bush, Cheney and others that have completely turned me cold to the republican party. Now it wasn't the protesters that prevented her right to speak. It was the school that decided her safety was in question. Granted, that can be seen as you have stated it but it isn't the same. They protested her because of her lies my friend. If you can't see that she has lied or at least stretched the truth to benefit her and her parties extreme views then all that we will say against her will fall on deaf ears.



They werent thinking of her saftey. They saw an opportunity to look like the big brother knows best, big G paternal. Ann may have just been their useful idiot for the day.

So Buch Cheney turned you of to the republican...well you didnt go Democrat did you?



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:10 AM
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Originally posted by JIMC5499
reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
 


So who defines hate speech in the People's Republic of Canada?

I shouldn't pick on Canada, when we have the exact opposite going on here. One of our local universities has hired a terrorist to be the keynote speaker at one of it's events for Graduate students. Here's a man who got away with placing bombs in public institutions and killing a Police officer, but, is forgiven because his Socialistic views are in agreement with the current regime. I'd like to run him out of town on a rail, but, his right to free speech is protected.


Yes, and when he does speak at these events there are always plenty of protestors there to make sure they are heard. I mean, come on, what is up with the double standards here? This is more frustrating to me than the fact that she was told it would be in her best interest not to speak due to the attitude of the crowd. People who speak half truths. If you were being 100% honest with your post you would have pointed out that yes, there are people protesting his appearances and so on. And, for that matter, if you were being 100% honest, if those protests got out of hand they would probably insist that he cancel his appearance.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:12 AM
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What did she do wrong?

You are proud your countrymen threatened a women?



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:17 AM
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I am hoping that from my statements that it is obvious that I haven't turned to the democratic party either. BOTH parties are full of deceitful, misleading, power hungry idiots that are driving this country straight into the ground. I'm an American first and foremost. If someone presents a view or legislation that makes sense and I agree with it I could really give a damn less what side it comes from. But when they pepper it with garbage so they can buy that fifth car or go on that luxury cruise and some....well, that's when I don't care what side it comes from either. I fight against it.

I don't know if this is 'big brother' wanting to show their muscle or not. But the crux of the OP was that she was halted from speaking due to the protests. And protests are something that I will NEVER be against because we, the people, need to be able to have our voices heard. She is a liar. Plain and simple. And I would protest any speech she were to give in my area because I can't stand these people that are built up by the parties who tow the party line by stretching the truth (lying) to fit their ideals.

[edit on 24-3-2010 by dariousg]



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:17 AM
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Originally posted by dariousg


Very well put. A view that most on either extreme of the spectrum seem unable to grasp. Anne is a spewer of hate filled words like many of the liberal speakers. Like many of the other conservative speakers *cough...Rush....*. It's a matter of free speech that these protestors used in order to win what they felt was a victory.


Well said. People are forgetting that Canadians have rights also. That the rights of Coulter in the United States do not trump the rights of those in another country. Nor do they trump the laws of that country.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:18 AM
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Originally posted by Clark Savage Jr.
Regardless, stifling opposing viewpoints does little to inform or encourage critical thinking. This sets a much more dangerous precedent than anything Coulter could have said...


Exactly, discounting everything one says is silly, both sides make good points, once and a while, lol

How does one expand ones awareness if they become close minded to the views of others?

Is it just me, or is the world getting worse?

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posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:23 AM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
reply to post by ZombieOctopus
 


What did she do wrong?

You are proud your countrymen threatened a women?



I am a Canadian and I am immensely proud of my countrymen and women.

Ann Coulter is a racist and a bigot. She spews hate to sell books and deny the rights of millions. She is a vile and disgusting human being. She is also a bully, so I am happy that she got a dose of her own medicine.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:23 AM
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Originally posted by intrinsic

Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
Ahh yet another reason to be proud of the country we live in


Although I was kind of hoping she would make her speech and be arrested and prosecuted for hate speech, too bad.

Vive le Canada!


Maybe you should get the log out of your own eye first, guy who hates Anne Coulter's right to free speech and hates her so much that he wants her to be arrested for not agreeing with his sacred laws. Narcissist much? Who made you God Mr. "How dare you speak your mind! How dare you speak out against my OPINIONS!" Look up "opinions" in a dictionary forgetful and confused one. Hint: it's not "facts".


I have to star this post as well. She has the right to give her 'opinion' which is not fact. But that's my point. Her 'opinions', like many of her counterparts, are truths being stretched so far that they are virtual lies. In her interviews she gives people that I have watched she becomes, like many of her counterparts, degrading and demeaning towards them.

She, like many of her counterparts, is spewing hate speech towards the other end of the spectrum and furthering the division in this and other countries instead of closing the chasm that has formed.

I agree that she has that right to express her opinions. I am not against that at all. But the people protesting have that right too. And I wouldn't ever take that away.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:24 AM
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Why is she in Canada, anyway, I guess someone wanted her there.

Was she invited?

I guess I will go find out,


Security at the University of Ottawa scrapped the right-wing darling's talk when more than 2,000 students showed up to protest her telling a Muslim student Monday to "take a camel" as an alternative to flying.

Coulter's tasteless comment came after previously she told a gathering that Muslims shouldn't be allowed on airplanes and should take "flying carpets."

The camel quip came when Muslim student Fatima Al-Dhaher challenged Coulter on the remark - and told her she didn't have a flying carpet.

"What mode of transportation?" Coulter responded. "Take a camel."

Read more: www.nydailynews.com... xzz0j6VZkVPE


www.nydailynews.com...
Will who side is she on?



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:24 AM
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As long as she's in Canada, she has to respect canadian law and customs just like every other canadian.

And I don't see any reason why she should be in canada in the first place. What kind of group wants to invite her to canada... that's fishy. She should just stay home and mind her own business.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by JIMC5499
reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
 

So who defines hate speech in the People's Republic of Canada?


You're joking, right? Cuz I really can't give you a straight answer if that is the actual level of ignorance from which you're asking.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:26 AM
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I understand your love for your country, she can be mouthy, poor spokesperson for America as far as I am concerned,

Maybe she is really working for the left, sometimes I wonder.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:29 AM
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Originally posted by Jazzyguy
As long as she's in Canada, she has to respect canadian law and customs just like every other canadian.

And I don't see any reason why she should be in canada in the first place. What kind of group wants to invite her to canada... that's fishy. She should just stay home and mind her own business.


I don't understand why she is there either, maybe it is a conspiracy.


Let's find out who invited her, and how much she was paid to stir the poo poo.

It sure cause divisions.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:30 AM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
reply to post by Kaploink
 


Why is she in Canada, anyway, I guess someone wanted her there.

Was she invited?

I guess I will go find out,


Security at the University of Ottawa scrapped the right-wing darling's talk when more than 2,000 students showed up to protest her telling a Muslim student Monday to "take a camel" as an alternative to flying.

Coulter's tasteless comment came after previously she told a gathering that Muslims shouldn't be allowed on airplanes and should take "flying carpets."

The camel quip came when Muslim student Fatima Al-Dhaher challenged Coulter on the remark - and told her she didn't have a flying carpet.

"What mode of transportation?" Coulter responded. "Take a camel."

Read more: www.nydailynews.com... xzz0j6VZkVPE


www.nydailynews.com...
Will who side is she on?





This is the perfect example of the type of person she is. Which is why people protested her 'hate' speech. Because it IS hate speech. Straight from her own mouth as you have quoted. To demean an entire people like that is simply childish and pathetic. And the screwed up thing is that I know people in my community (mainly conservative) that repeat her statements above with glee and cheer. That's where I get angry. When someone like Anne has so much influence that she can get people to take pathetic insults like the 'flying carpet' and 'camel' comments and turn them into a positive for daily conversation I begin to have a problem.

My kids have to hear that crap and then I have to explain that the person who said it is a sad individual who doesn't really know what she is saying.

It happens on both sides. You are labeled racist by the left and labeled nuts by the right if you don't agree with their skewed vision of how things should be.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:35 AM
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I saw the video on youtube of her appearance at UWO, the part where she told that Muslim girl to take a camel. She was rambling on and on and on about stuff, and then people started yelling at her to "answer the question!" so then she was like "take a camel!" she was visibly a little frustrated with the crowd. she did have people cheering her on, but there were many there booing her and trying to keep her on topic. I would not be at all surprised if she cancelled it herself just to keep from having to deal with that backlash


But! she was not silenced by our government. so people should take a second look at the article before they claim that. her speech was cancelled due to concerns for her SAFETY, after 2000 protesters showed up...

Im VERY VERY PROUD that canadians have laws protecting them from dealing with hate. I LIKE living in a country that prohibits that kind of behaviour. and you'll find that many many other canadians feel the same way. many of us do not feel oppressed by our speech laws. We like the laws the way they are because it promotes a more PEACEFUL environment.

we understand that some countries would rather not live peacefully, and we're ok with that. but they CANNOT come here and break our laws spewing their HATE.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:37 AM
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University of Ottawa's letter to Ann Coulter

National Post Published: Monday, March 22, 2010
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Dear Ms. Coulter,

I understand that you have been invited by University of Ottawa Campus Conservatives to speak at the University of Ottawa this coming Tuesday. We are, of course, always delighted to welcome speakers on our campus and hope that they will contribute positively to the meaningful exchange of ideas that is the hallmark of a great university campus. We have a great respect for freedom of expression in Canada, as well as on our campus, and view it as a fundamental freedom, as recognized by our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:38 AM
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What cold hearted bitc*. Sorry.

2nd Line



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:53 AM
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Perhaps those Coulter fans and apologists should "take a camel" to a country that supports her kind of hate and divisiveness; sort of turn the old "love it or leave it" phrase the Right wing used to be so fond of against them.


America needs to bring back the Peace and Love generation; at least in spirit.

I know...I'm being naive...to many people letting their ideology get in the way of their common sense.



[edit on 24-3-2010 by whaaa]



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 11:12 AM
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Canadians consider your beer to be too weak.We like alcohol in our beers.

Still tho,if I would have known beer was the reward I would have thrown some rocks for ya.




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