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User currently offlineALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1211 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1109 times:

http://www.northampton-news-hp.co.uk...ery-grips-Northampton-14092013.htm

A clown in full makeup and holding balloons has been seen standing "creepily" around the town of Northampton. People on twitter and elsewhere want the clown to be arrested, because it "just isn't right". Some people are complaining that they can't identify their assailant - ignoring, of course, that they are not be assaulted.

Personally I don't have any issues with clowns, although I know some people get irrationally freaked out by them. While this person may not be acting in best taste, are they really doing anything wrong? Should countries pass yet more laws to legislate morality?


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User currently offlineFr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5383 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1085 times:

Quoting ALTF4 (Thread starter):
Personally I don't have any issues with clowns,

Clowns freak me out, man.  Wow!
Quoting ALTF4 (Thread starter):
Should countries pass yet more laws to legislate morality?

It's not really a morality issue. It's a freedom of expression issue.



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User currently offlineALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (11 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

Quoting Fr8mech (Reply 1):
It's not really a morality issue. It's a freedom of expression issue.

It's both, I think. Is it right or wrong to purposely freak people out?



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User currently offlineFr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5383 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (11 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1070 times:

Quoting ALTF4 (Reply 2):
Is it right or wrong to purposely freak people out?

The freaking out of a person is contingent on the person being freaked out, not the alleged freaker-outer.

Just like it is not possible to be offended if you don't let someone offend you.



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6582 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

Clowns definitely freak me out and I hate circus with a passion, however I wouldn't really mind a clown in the street while I'm passing by at a brisk pace.

Now I'm wondering if it would actually be legal here in France where we have a law against covering ones face in public. I don't know if it applies to make-up.



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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15724 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (11 months 6 days ago) and read 985 times:

Clowns don't freak me out but they do annoy me. I think that beating them should be legal, as should beating mascots. It would be more fun that way.


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User currently offlinePhilBy From France, joined Aug 2013, 636 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 919 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 4):
Now I'm wondering if it would actually be legal here in France where we have a law against covering ones face in public. I don't know if it applies to make-up.

I suspect it must be legal as there are a few regular 'living statues' around Place de la Capitol in TLS. If make-up covering the face were made illegal then the police here would be constantly arresting women for slapping too much on.

As Scott Adams said (Dilbert) 'If she doesn't wear make-up then I won't lie either'


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7694 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 884 times:
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That's it - you people have stood in my way long enough! I'm going to clown college!


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