warrant against Richard Gere for public kiss

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  1. Team Jetfire

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    Over-reaction FTL....
     
  2. FreshDebesh

    FreshDebesh <b><font color=brickred>oye chak de phatte!</font> Veteran

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    Yeah, I just read that. To this day, people still get worked up over stuff liket his in India. Most of the big cities are pretty progressive but I guess the majority is still conservative about stuff like this.
     
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    :eek:  They get this treatment for a peck on the cheek?
     
  4. slugslinger2004

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    I saw that link a little earlier today. It may seem like an over-reaction, but he was in a country with a different culture that he frequently visits. I would have to believe he is somewhat familiar with the cultural norms there, so he should be charged, even if it does seem silly from a western perspective.

    oh well, my $.02
     
  5. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Judging other people's cultures FTL.
     
  6. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Ah, whenever I get upset over the misplaced morals this country has I can always look overseas to make myself feel better.

    I vote we export Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Lindsay Lohan to India!
     
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    I kinda figured I would get that response...

    And when I first heard about the story I thought the same thing...how could he have such a blatant disregard for the culture of India.

    But, even in the article, most of the people of India feel that the lawsuit is an overreaction and call it embarrassing to their nation.

    In fact I just discussed this with a co-worker (from India) and he said himself that in a country with a billion people, there are a lot of crazies and this is no different.

    I guess I just agree with the majority of people in India.
     
  8. FreshDebesh

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    Sorry we don't want them.
     
  9. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Aw come on...We can throw in Ashley Simpson to sweeten the pot.
     
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    :lol  Fresh FTW!
     
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    Seeing as how this is GD, I'll try to keep this more philosophical than political...

    Well, if Gere wants to go back, I think it's up to him to sort things out. However, Wikipedia tells me that the US has an extradition treaty with India. A little bit of research tells me that he faces up to 3 years in prison if convicted. I think I'm going to just about give up on this country if we extradite the poor man for something like this that would be protected under the Constitution in the USA.

    I mean, he dipped her and kissed her on the cheeks.

    With all due respect, all we've got in this life is our own senses to discern and our own minds to make sense of what we take in. The day I cease to use my judgment on everything around me will be the day I die. I may be wrong about a lot of things, but reality is the final court of appeals. I don't hand out moral blank checks just because people live on a different patch of dirt than I do.

    If I happen to believe that, say, a witchhunt of a foreign man with different mores for my own political gain (which is what some reports are saying is the motivation behind this) is wrong, then I'll hold to my beliefs. Otherwise they'll quite literally do me no good - I might as well not have even paid attention.
     
  12. BigPrime3000

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    What research did you do that says 3 years? Cause the article itself only mentions 3 months, a fine, or both.

    Either way, your point is valid but I disagree. You're trying to seperate your way of logical thinking and morals from the culture in which you've grown up in. It may seem possible, but it isn't. At all. You're entire concept of morality and logic is formed from the culture in which you live in. That's why we don't judge other cultures, cause they're impossible to compare acurately. Say one culture places family at its core, while another places freedom, and yet another places military and economic fortunes. Those cultures aren't going to be able to, each using their most sound logic, come to the same conclusion about any problem.

    Besides, your talking about a country (us) who let one of their citizens get freaking CANED for graffiti. I think 3 months for basically assaulting someone on stage in front of an entire crowd is mild comparatively.
     
  13. flamepanther

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    Ah, judging other cultures. We pretend to disapprove of it, and yet most of the same people will immediately condemn (for instance) the treatment of women under the Taliban and similar institutions. Either it's okay to judge the actions and standards of another culture or it isn't, especially where it concerns what we see as basic human rights. If we can't complain about jail time for a kiss on the cheek, then we can't say anything for the women who are set on fire or raped to death by order of village elders in the Middle East, or conscripting small children as slave soldiers in Africa. If we can condemn that, then we can condemn this too.
     
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    Don't export Ashlee.. ever since she's got a nose job (along with other things) she's pretty HAWT so I say we keep her!


    OTOH JLO can go.
     
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    Did you SEE it? He was practically dry-humping her on the stage!

    [​IMG]
     
  16. flamepanther

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    Why would he dry hump her armpit?
     
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    Whoa, guess he should stick to shoving gerbils up his ass.
     
  18. FreshDebesh

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    I would like to add that Shilpa Shetty is a hottie.

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  19. tikgnat

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    Gere and Shetty made comments about this after it happened, they both did it in order to be sensational and therefore raise awareness for the event they were at.

    It kinda backfired though.
     

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