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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 02:14 PM
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18. I see no reason to ban a book or to arrest their author.
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  -What criteria would you use for banning books and arresting their authors? ZombieHorde  Dec-20-10 02:00 PM   #0 
  - Child pornography. That's about it.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Dec-20-10 02:02 PM   #1 
  - How would you define child pornography?  ZombieHorde   Dec-20-10 02:07 PM   #7 
     - Sounds good  social_critic   Dec-20-10 02:49 PM   #24 
     - The last of those is a highly sketchy definition really  Spider Jerusalem   Dec-20-10 04:27 PM   #32 
     - Only the first.  Codeine   Dec-20-10 07:34 PM   #53 
  - War criminals like Dubya.  HopeHoops   Dec-20-10 02:02 PM   #2 
  - Decision Points - people's exhibit A  Kennah   Dec-20-10 02:08 PM   #9 
  - People admitting to crimes in writing is an interesting criterion.  ZombieHorde   Dec-20-10 02:11 PM   #13 
     - Drug use has a statute of limitations. Murder and torture do not.  HopeHoops   Dec-20-10 04:30 PM   #33 
  - None  JustAnotherGen   Dec-20-10 02:04 PM   #3 
  - Not buying it is one thing, taking it out of library is another.  dixiegrrrrl   Dec-20-10 03:21 PM   #27 
     - I think you misread their post.  Incitatus   Dec-20-10 11:48 PM   #59 
  - While there are some subjects that shouldn't be written about/publicized ...  Myrina   Dec-20-10 02:04 PM   #4 
  - Only one criterion necessary  alcibiades_mystery   Dec-20-10 02:04 PM   #5 
  - Anybody named "Sarah Palin" who writes a book should be arrested  tularetom   Dec-20-10 02:05 PM   #6 
  - Never. nt  bemildred   Dec-20-10 02:07 PM   # 
  - only if the book is hollowed out and contains deadly contraband  DBoon   Dec-20-10 02:07 PM   #8 
  - Just one criterion: DON'T!!!  damntexdem   Dec-20-10 02:08 PM   #10 
  - Books should not ever be banned ...  Kennah   Dec-20-10 02:09 PM   #11 
  - So William Burroughs and other authors  Goblinmonger   Dec-20-10 02:16 PM   #20 
     - My mistake  Kennah   Dec-20-10 04:04 PM   #29 
     - Yea. I understand the desire to punish Bush, but I don't want authors to  ZombieHorde   Dec-20-10 04:45 PM   #35 
  - Any booby-trapped book that physically injures or kills people would be banned  slackmaster   Dec-20-10 02:10 PM   #12 
  - Not a bad criterion. nt  ZombieHorde   Dec-20-10 02:11 PM   #15 
  - "If people place a nice chocky in their mouth, they don't want their cheeks pierced!"  Forkboy   Dec-20-10 04:10 PM   #30 
  - libel/slander laws relatively weak in the usa  pitohui   Dec-20-10 02:11 PM   #14 
  - If the  Dorian Gray   Dec-20-10 02:14 PM   #16 
  - Err on the side of caution.  LWolf   Dec-20-10 02:14 PM   #17 
  - I see no reason to ban a book or to arrest their author.  sinkingfeeling   Dec-20-10 02:14 PM   #18 
  - Too slippery a slope for me to even think about.  flvegan   Dec-20-10 02:14 PM   #19 
  - I believe that pornography is likely to harm young people and if  ladjf   Dec-20-10 02:21 PM   #21 
  - My instincts are a little off on that subject. nt  ZombieHorde   Dec-20-10 05:01 PM   #39 
     - What do your instincts say to you?  ladjf   Dec-20-10 07:18 PM   #47 
        - Violent movies are awesome. nt  ZombieHorde   Dec-20-10 07:24 PM   #49 
           - Hmm, that doesn't sound good. nt  ladjf   Dec-21-10 08:09 AM   #61 
  - I cringe at any kind of censorship, but I've seen OP's crow about hiding books whose political  apocalypsehow   Dec-20-10 02:34 PM   #22 
  - If by "OP," you mean, ZombieHorde, then I believe you are mistaken.  ZombieHorde   Dec-20-10 05:08 PM   #40 
     - No, I wasn't referring to this OP or you at all. If it seemed I was implying that, I apologize. n/t.  apocalypsehow   Dec-20-10 05:48 PM   #46 
  - If they try to take pictures of their grandchildren sitting on the laps of shopping-mall Santas...  KansDem   Dec-20-10 02:41 PM   #23 
  - Holy shit! nt  ZombieHorde   Dec-20-10 04:59 PM   #38 
  - I don't believe that any books should be banned.  Lyric   Dec-20-10 02:53 PM   #25 
  - Are you really asking this about a book that teaches people to hurt children...  Ozymanithrax   Dec-20-10 03:20 PM   #26 
  - I am asking about the criteria, but that book is a great example of a book many people  ZombieHorde   Dec-20-10 04:38 PM   #34 
  - As artists and citizens we have a responsibility to protect children.  Ozymanithrax   Dec-20-10 11:22 PM   #56 
  - The person who actually goes out and hurts children...  mainer   Dec-20-10 07:30 PM   #50 
     - The people that hurt children are responsible, but so is facilitating a crime...  Ozymanithrax   Dec-20-10 11:31 PM   #57 
  - None. First Amendment still stands, though maybe not with this court.  Puregonzo1188   Dec-20-10 03:44 PM   #28 
  - Some things you don't joke about  mrfrapp   Dec-20-10 04:17 PM   #31 
  - As I'm one of the ones who joked about it....  Forkboy   Dec-20-10 04:47 PM   #36 
     - I think our society has always been absurd, but the absurdity changes.  ZombieHorde   Dec-20-10 04:59 PM   #37 
        - I don't feel good about it either.  Forkboy   Dec-20-10 05:11 PM   #41 
           - You never struck me as the burn the witch type. nt  ZombieHorde   Dec-20-10 05:17 PM   #42 
              - I like too many twisted movies for that.  Forkboy   Dec-20-10 05:39 PM   #44 
  - Damn near none.. but that's just me.  X_Digger   Dec-20-10 05:26 PM   #43 
  - you haven;t read hitman (rice vs. paladin) have you?  pitohui   Dec-20-10 07:31 PM   #51 
     - Haven't read the book, but I have read the case..  X_Digger   Dec-20-10 07:50 PM   #55 
  - I gonna hafta go with Don't.  Iggo   Dec-20-10 05:40 PM   #45 
  - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is that question anyway? I refuse to answer a question like that.  lonestarnot   Dec-20-10 07:19 PM   #48 
  - If author plagiarizes another and gets money for it...  mainer   Dec-20-10 07:32 PM   #52 
  - Actual child porn only.  Codeine   Dec-20-10 07:43 PM   #54 
  - CGI is gonna be a tough call one day  charlie   Dec-20-10 11:48 PM   #60 
  - If they sucked, I'd ban them. And authors can only write one book that sucks before getting arrested  JVS   Dec-20-10 11:35 PM   #58 

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