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Old 03-30-2017, 04:26 AM
 
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Trump says that about every country I wouldn't worry about it. Trump has far bigger fish to fry when it comes to that subject.
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Old 04-01-2017, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Starting a walkabout
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Well the US choose to grant him the asylum so please feed this person using your tax payer $$$

For your info , there is no way we can ignore what he days and does...

What he said of the late leader was crude and insensitive. But then that is what freedom of speech is for. You probably have seen many protests against Bush, Obama and Trump calling them crude vulgar names. One may not like it but them one should have the right to state it.

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it- Evelyn Beatrice Hall
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Old 04-01-2017, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it- Evelyn Beatrice Hall
I thought that was Voltaire?
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Old 04-02-2017, 12:52 PM
 
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I thought that was Voltaire?
People think it was Voltaire but it was in Ms. Hall's book on Voltaire where she thinks he might have said something like that, but the actual quote was her words.


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Her book described an incident involving the French philosopher Claude-Adrien Helvétius who in 1758 published a controversial work titled “De l’esprit” (“On the Mind”). The book was condemned in the Parlement of Paris and by the Collège de Sorbonne. Voltaire was unimpressed with the text, but he considered the attacks unjustified. After Voltaire learned that the book by Helvétius had been publicly incinerated he reacted as follows according to Hall:
‘What a fuss about an omelette!’ he had exclaimed when he heard of the burning. How abominably unjust to persecute a man for such an airy trifle as that!
‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,’ was his attitude now.
The above passage was confusing because Hall enclosed the now famous statement in quotation marks. Yet, the elegant phrase depicted Hall’s conception of Voltaire’s internal mental attitude and not his actual spoken words. Indeed, Hall asserted that the words were hers and not Voltaire’s in a 1939 letter published in the journal “Modern Language Notes”. Nevertheless, the misunderstanding persists to this day.
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