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RE: Obscene content in cygwin file.
- From: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <g dot r dot vansickle at worldnet dot att dot net>
- To: <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>,<cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2005 13:09:49 -0600
- Subject: RE: Obscene content in cygwin file.
- Reply-to: Talk Amongst Yourselves <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
> On Jan 8 01:37, Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:
> > > Why would you suggest that expressing a thought, however
> you might
> > > disagree with it, should be illegal?
> > For the silly reason that I happen to know that a lot of things
> > related to Nazis or Hitler in Deutschland ung?ltig ist.
> > check out the German aircraft in MS's Combat Flight Simulator - no
> > swastikas, 'cause if there were, they couldn't fly in
> German airspace.
> Come on Gary, that's a common example, nothing to worry
> about. Showing these symbols has been forbidden in Germany
> at one point 50 years ago.
> Of course that doesn't keep the die-hards from celebrating
> the history but it was an interesting experiment.
> I don't see what that has to do with fortune except that you
> are apparently trying to create more examples until you find
> something which might offend somebody on the list. Then this
> person has to come over it and move forward.
Ah, no, what it has do do with fortune is:
- Fortune produced a Hitler quote.
- I know that Germany is a bit touchy about that whole Hitler/Nazis/WWII
- Hence, I asked if such a quote was legal in Germany.
Ok, so Hitler quotes aren't illegal in Germany. Great, now we all know a
teeny bit more than we did before I asked the question. The infomericals
refer to that as "win-win". Case closed, and no need to imagine malicious
intent where none exists, as far as I can see.
Gary R. Van Sickle