Friday, November 17, 2006

Prison break


The things I do for you! This morning I had a meeting in the 14th arrondissement close to a prison called La Santé (after the name of the street where it's located). I started taking pictures when suddenly two policemen jumped out of their car and stopped me! They called the station to check who I was and made me erase all my photos. Only tonight did I discover that one was still in my camera... I am pretty respectful of the law so I've hidden its identity (hi dr A. ;)).

111 comments:

  1. A good thing they didn't confiscate your memory cards or worse... break the camera! Be careful!!

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  2. Sacrifices for art are the best kind!

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  3. Eric:

    You must have fit "the profile!"

    I hope you are now not part of their "permanent record."

    Kudos for the effort, though.

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  4. I don't understand. What did they think? That you are part of a plan to help the criminals escape? Were they afraid you'd film some prisoner abuse? Exciting, wasn't it. What you do for us, your faithful fans is just delightful.

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  5. Show us your tattoos, Eric ;)

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  6. You're living too close to the edge, Eric. Please step back.

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  7. Monsieur fait par bien.
    Vous devez avoir, aussi, un petit appareil-photo secret que les gendarmes ne voient pas!

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  8. That is happening more and more. I get stopped all the time by security guards telling me I can't take pictures of some building from puplic property. I just inform them that I am on public property and if the owner does not want their buildting to be photoraphed, they should put up a barracade.

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  9. Tu vis dangereusement ! On prend goût au shoot d'adrenaline quand on a connu Dr.A ?

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  10. In fact, I am sure they realized pretty quickly that I was not exactly the type to organize a general escape from the prison!

    I am not mad at them, they have been very nice to me, they just did their job, which I understand.

    Of course it's a bit silly cause anybody who wants to take a photo to prepare an escape can simply hide a camera under a coat and take as many pics as they want.

    But, the law is the law, isn't?

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  11. Oh my, Eric! You're a man who walks on the wild side, aren't you. You know girls really dig dangerous men. You're going to have to beat lynn off with a 10 foot pole now!!!

    You'll get the same treatment if you try to take pictures of where I work, too. Unless you get caught by the really mean guard who yells at people for coming to a complete stop (so she can check credentials) when entering the front gates. Man, really makes you feel safe...

    lynn, can't wait to see your reaction to Eric now!!!

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  12. By the way, Eric, I love how you photoshopped the pic. Very arsty and noir!

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  13. Eric re: "they could see i was not exactly the type to organise an escape" ....

    On the contrary, perhaps you had the shifty look (albeit a good look) of someone just escaped, Eric,lol,and they were about to return you safely behind bars when you were dramatically saved by your trusty camera and the proven identity of the most respected daily photo pioneer boasting a huge fan base.
    Dun! Dun! Durr!...
    "The name's Tenin: ERIC Tenin."

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  14. lol Soosha ! Really laughed at your comments... in fact though I'm perfectly, serenely composed. Shaken but not stirred you might say.
    (...Do you reckon he was wearing a smart dinner suit at the time? Do you?) lol!

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  15. That's bullshit! Are you in China or something? Crazy.

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  16. anonymous: it happens often enough. Generally, they'll jump all over you if they feel that somehow the security of the building is compromised (banks, etc.) Same thing in California.

    Recently when I was in Northern France, somebody jumped all over me because I was photographing ... a cheese display in a supermarket!! I tried to explain that I was ONLY photographing the cheese, not the people, not the store, but they said no way. So I went and photographed the vegetables instead but it's not quite the same thing ;)

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  17. Well lynn, can't say as I have any clue as to whether Eric owns a smart dinner suit a la Connery Bond (the best), but I'm sure if he has any he wears them often. He is a very chic guy, after all. You know, I bet you and I would get along very well IRL. You seem like my kinda gal. Intelligent, funny, cool, good taste in men, and probably a bit (just a smidge) boy crazy.

    tomate, no way! Wow, that's harsh. And a pity, veggies can never take the place of cheese.

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  18. un étre libre et fier d'etre libreNovember 17, 2006 at 2:28:00 AM GMT+1

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  19. Sometime ago the security in the subway told me not to take any photo, but it's impossible to control everyone in the subway, we can find thousands of photos in the web, some mine by the way!

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  21. Made you erase all your pictures??? Strange I think. As if you were taking pictures of a state secret or something! Big brother is watching...such nonsense.

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  22. This is a bit weird, I think, but a prison is a security facility. For a very strange reason, it is forbidden for private individuals to take pictures in shopping malls in the U.S., I believe. Maybe it is based on some fear of terrorist attacks.

    Tomate - Interesting about the picture-taking in a French supermarket...

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  23. From: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/andrewkantor/2005-12-29-camera-laws_x.htm (Regarding America)

    If you can see it, you can shoot it

    Let's get the easy stuff out of the way. Aside from sensitive government buildings (e.g., military bases), if you're on public property you can photograph anything you like, including private property. There are some limits — using a zoom lens to shoot someone who has a reasonable expectation of privacy isn't covered — but no one can come charging out of a business and tell you not to take photos of the building, period.

    Further, they cannot demand your camera or your digital media or film. Well, they can demand it, but you are under no obligation to give it to them. In fact, only an officer of the law or court can take it from you, and then only with a court order. And if they try or threaten you? They can be charged with theft or coercion, and you may even have civil recourse. Cool. (For details, see "The Photographer's Right.")

    It gets better.

    You can take photos any place that's open to the public, whether or not it's private property. A mall, for example, is open to the public. So are most office buildings (at least the lobbies). You don't need permission; if you have permission to enter, you have permission to shoot.

    In fact, there are very few limits to what you're allowed to photograph. Separately, there are few limits to what you're allowed to publish. And the fact that they're separate issues — shooting and publishing — is important. We'll get to that in a moment.

    You can take any photo that does not intrude upon or invade the privacy of a person, if that person has a reasonable expectation of privacy. Someone walking in a mall or on the street? Fair game. Someone standing in a corner, looking at his new Prozac prescription? No. Using a long lens to shoot someone in an apartment? No.

    Note that the limits have nothing to do with where you are when you take the shots; it's all about the subject's expectation of privacy. You can be on private property (a mall or office-building lobby), or even be trespassing and still legally take pictures. Whether you can be someplace and whether you can take pictures are two completely separate issues.

    Chances are you can publish it

    Publishing photos has some different restraints, although they're civil, not criminal. Break one of these "rules" and, while you won't go to jail, you could find yourself on the short end of a lawsuit. (Although, according to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, "the subject's remedy usually will not include the ability to bar the publication of the picture.")

    Revealing private facts about someone is a no-no. As the American Law Institute put it, "One who gives publicity to a matter concerning the private life of another is subject to liability to the other for invasion of his privacy, if the matter publicized is of a kind that A) would be highly offensive to a reasonable person, and B) is not of legitimate concern to the public."

    Here the private property issue comes a bit more into play. Publishing a recognizable photo of someone at an AA meeting could be a problem, even if that meeting is open to the public. (An elected official, perhaps, but not of Joe Citizen.)

    You also can find yourself in civil court if you publish a shot that places a person in a false light. That might be more of an issue with the caption than with the photo; running a shot of the mayor and his daughter labeled "Mayor meets with porn star" could land you in hot water. (Assuming his daughter isn't a porn star.)

    Finally, you can't use someone's likeness for a purely commercial purpose — using a photo of someone in an ad, for example. That isn't to say you can't publish a photo in a commercial environment, such as a newspaper or a blog that accepts ads. If the photo is being used in a news or artistic sense as opposed to a commercial one you're OK.

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  24. Gosh...I didn't realize it was that long until I saw it posted....sorry

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  25. Okay, I can hear it coming now. Ira Glass is going to call you up or have David Sederis interview you for This Parisian Life! Key up theme music from Mission Impossible, use Lynn's Bond line when they introduce you, and then let them plant a microphone on you and send you in the vacinity again with camera in hand. . .It will be GREAT! ;^)
    -Kim

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  26. Well Eric, what else can you tell us about this prison? I've never seen it, but I'm guessing by your description that it's in the middle of Paris. Do you know what kind of prisoners go there (murderers, thieves...?) Do they get a fresh baguette in the morning? Have there been any real prison breaks?

    I've tried to look, but haven't found anything.

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  27. One is not suposed to take a picture in the supermarket so I always take a picture of the screen where they are taking a picture of me and whomever else walks in or waits at the Customer Service Desk.(I put one on my blog.)
    There are signs in the subways in some cties in the U.S. that say not to take pictures, but I do anyway. I also noticed this in London last time I was there.
    I take pictures in the mall too but have only noticed signs in some stores.

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  28. Love the photo work you did on this one, but imagining you being interogated by the police and saying, "but no officer, I'm really just the owner of the Paris Daily Photo blog, etc." makes me laugh.

    Police #1: "Hey Pierre, did he say 'BLOG'?"

    Police #2: "No Marcel, he couldn't have. He must have said 'DOG' "

    Police #3: (because in Paris they never seem to travel in less than 3 for even the most simplest of offences): "Jog, Jog you idots, he's out for a jog! Leave him alone!".

    Police #1: (putting out his cigarette and thinking to himself) "I could have sworn he said 'BLOG'..."

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  29. Ujima,

    Please note the article I inserted. According to it, it not illegal to photograph in the places you mentioned...they can say what they want, but is it not illegal. It wouldn't make sense for it to be anyway.

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  30. eric: "But, the law is the law, isn't? "

    Well, I don´t know french laws, but I don't think they can prevent you from taking any photos from a public place.
    Besides, it's pretty useless, because if someone _really_ wants to take photos of the building, they are going to find the way to take them.
    The next logical step to this nonsense will be to ban cameras, so they make sure you don't take photos of public or _sensitive_ buildings.

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  31. Ham, we hear your great suggestion and we all should note for future reference.

    Perhaps Eric has already recovered his shots and is waiting for the sound of sirens and THAT knock on the door.

    Could someone in Paris go back to that gaol with a small unobtrusive camera and,,,,

    Just kidding, and waiting for the stoke of midnite. We'll know when we see tomorrow's post.

    Bon chance bon ami

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  32. salute eric...
    le premier post de censure dans les daily photo tu innove un fois de plus...
    a prestu...

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  33. Vous etes drole Eric....not "funny"....LOL! It looks like an ad for some sort of underground show or something..."The Hellcats of Cellblock #9" playing at le Theatre sur rue de la Clef.

    I spit the tea out of my mouth when I saw your salutation to the famous "Dr A"...maybe he could play the warden? Tres mystere...comme film noir.

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  34. yes the Dr. A was v. funny.
    Soosha, absolutely with the IRL thing! What a hoot we'd have.
    Susan thanks for all that, most interesting, however i suppose that's just for USA?
    We've lots of creative ideas coming out of this post haven't we? Eric gets our minds working overtime with his camera skills doesn't he, the clever chap, he's Licensed To Film.
    Got to rush off now for an appointment - i'll take my camera with me in case there's a shadow of a chance of being manhandled by a policeman! lol ...

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  35. Soosha - thanks so much for all those delicious compliments, i'm positively walking on air and direct them all, of course, directly back to you! x

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  36. I love the name - "La Sante" - Sounds like a health club!!!

    Mind you, I can't imagine anything worse than being sentenced to three years in a health club, so maybe it is.

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  37. Michael, i got a kick out of that imagined conversation.

    ham, you are too funny. I think there are many of us that would rather go to jail then a health club!!!

    Good thing I woke up early this morning, had an extra 20 minutes to read everything before jetting off. And it's truly come down to the last possible moments before I have to leave, so buh bye. Don't anyone work too hard today, or get too friendly with your neighborhood cops!

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  38. A health club with a guillotine.

    The serial-killer Marcel Petiot, judged for 27 murders (63 murders claimed),,, convicted on 4th april 1946 and guillotined on 25th may 1946 at La Santé health club.

    But was he only "Hamming"?

    I think I can hear the Pink Panther music score playing ominously in the background.

    Are you still here, Eric, Eri, Er, E,,,,,,

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  39. >> it not illegal to photograph in the places you mentioned>>

    Well, heck, I knew that,Susan without having to read an article. I know the law and know my rights. That's why I *purposely* take photos in those places. Get it?

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  40. Two men in suits approached me when I was photographing the cheese case in Fuchon's. They were very agitated and told me I was not to take photographs in the store. Figure that! I am going to post one of the two photographs on "Johnnysarc". I almost used it yesterday but changed my mind. "The big cheese heist!" LOL

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  41. Goodness, imagine getting arrested for photographing cheese! Wonder if Eric's coppers have seen he used one of the photos after all? Shall we hide him in the loft?
    Talking food, there's an English Fish and Chips issue at my blog !

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  42. Ujima:

    I stopped dead in my tracks when I read your comments, you rebel you. I figured you had to have been a teacher at one time. so I read your blog, and loved it! I also send the address to a friend in Chicago who will love it too! I tried to leave a comment on your blog, but I got an e-mail screen instead. You go!

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  43. Thanks for the visit to my blog and sending it to a friend, Vicky! I checked that email screen thing and think it's disabled now. Maybe that's *one* reason I never get any comments.

    I retired from teaching 8 years ago but have been up since 8 ayem today preparing a lesson for a school to teach their students (so I'm still at it).

    The sun is shining brightly here and I'll be out in an hour or two, but your comment has already brought the sun to me. Thanks.

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  44. I thought this was an ad for a new French reality show! Nice photoshop touch.

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  45. Susan: Thank you for posting the source of the article. I just glanced at it a little bit for now and it makes me wonder one thing; what is law in one State may or may not be legal in a different State. Moreover, Federal law and State laws are different things. And, lets not forget about City ordinances and what not. The law can get very complicated, especially here in California, and the language is sometimes about as clear as mud, so go figure.

    Personally, when someone tells me specifically that they don't want me taking a picture of their building, store, or whatever, I usually comply. I'll admit, I did sneak out a couple of pictures of the Subway in Rome and other such public places, even here in SF but usually, I try to respect the demand, especially if they ask nice... That's too bad because I really would like to photograph this beautiful horse carriage they have at the Wells Fargo bank museum, but no go, it's inside a bank...

    Sometimes, however, you try to mind your own business taking a picture of something like a piece of the Golden Gate Bridge or something, and people will jump in in front of the camera without regard for others taking pictures ... you end up with Joe Schmuck's face instead of whatever you were trying to shoot in the first place... arghhh!!! Actually, sometimes when you photograph in public, especially in touristic areas, it is pratically impossible to get people out of the shot.

    OK, enough rambling out of me for now.

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  46. Elizabeth, Johnny Parsons, about not shooting in the store:

    My brother in France suggested to me that the reason that woman probably got a little jumpy about me taking picture of the cheese could have been that the price was on it along with bar codes, and the display was somewhat artistic.

    Maybe they view the display as intellectual property or something (they pay people to do windows and display food sometimes) Maybe they priced higher or lower than they're supposed to. Who knows.

    I think in a case like Fauchon, they might simply have been worried about people copying the display and the actual food sold.

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  48. Could some one let me in on the Dr.A business?
    Thanks
    Great work as usual, Eric

    Paul

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  49. The "prison de la Santé" is a place where several prisonners condemned to death penalty have been executed with the guillotine.

    The last execution happened there in 1971.
    Since that time, no prisonner condemned to death penalty has ever been executed anywhere in France, and the death penalty has been abolished in 1981.

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  50. Nikon...if you dare, go see the comments from the 12 November photo. It should fill you in on the horrid Dr. A.

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  51. have you ever had the distinct impression that you're being avoided? Perhaps it's the paranoia in me.

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  52. Hello soosha_q...how ya doing? I didn't recognise you with that hair in the back of your head. Man have I been busy, and am glad it's the weekend to get in a few blogs here and there. So, who's been avoiding you?

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  53. My sister. Oh my God she needs to return my calls!

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  54. And another thing Eric...shouldn't the French be spending their time addressing Turkey instead of bothering with THE Paris Daily Photo guy?

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  55. hi soosha how's your day been? ive just got in, didn't get manhandled by policemen either. Another wasted day ... Have i missed much?

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  56. Oh my gosh...you all HAVE to see this link to the story about a man jailed for having a 'Web-rage' attack in London. I haven't see the Dr. in a while, so who knows...

    Be careful Eric!

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  57. Damn! Can't we all just get along. Michael, you're bumming me out with these articles! And I was having such a good day (just found out a couple of hours ago that my boss is going to be out of town all next week!!! Plus the Wii comes out this weekend and Jeff will be camping out starting tomorrow morning. I can't wait...for the Wii, not for Jeff to be gone all weekend. That'll kinda suck.)

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  58. Tomate said, "Personally, when someone tells me specifically that they don't want me taking a picture of their building, store, or whatever, I usually comply" I am just the opposite! If I think something is dumb...I ignore it...I am a rebel...It's my nature! LOL

    But it's only happened once: at the Louvre exhibit in Atlanta...know what I did? I went to the next room and took another picture! and later came back into that room and took the picture I wanted when the dumb guy couldn't see me. That guy didn't even know what he was talking about anyway because another one told me later that I could take pics but just needed to get a "pass" downstairs to do so.

    Good point about city and state laws. But I seriously doubt that any municipality has gone to the trouble to write and pass any local law not to photograph in a grocery store! Don't worry about it...take as many photos as you like, wherever you like (in the U.S. anyway). Don't let any clerk (who doesn't know the law) tell you what to do. Fight the power baby! LOL

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  59. Sorry soosha...wouldnt' want to bum you out. Just thought it was kind of coincidental given the last couple of posts.

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  60. Here in Norway...

    "As a general rule, prisoners are released on parole before the period for which they have been sentenced has expired. Normally, they are released once they have served at least two-thirds of their sentence, which must at least be 2 months, including time spent in custody. In special circumstances, a prisoner can be released on parole after half of the sentence has expired, but this rarely occurs."

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  61. "take as many photos as you like, wherever you like (in the U.S. anyway"

    Suzan,
    An Indian tourist took a pic of the FBI building not long after 911.
    He was arrested and it took several days before they let him free again.
    Everyone taking pics is potentially a terrorist ;-)

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  62. Goodness that article was a bit scary wasn't it? Well, i for one hope that Dr. A has had a good day and enjoys a fun weekend and everything good happens. I'm sure you all now agree!

    What's wii?

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  63. Oh it's ok Michael. Just because it bums be out doesn't make it any less relevant!

    lynn, the new Nintendo Wii.

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  64. Oh Michael....you just stirred up a hornet's nest with your link! But since YOU brought it up....Some thoughts about legislating thought:

    I wish I could find a compelling article where even an ancestor of a holocaust survivor argues that legislating thought is dangerous and that people have a right to their own opinions, regardless of how distasteful they are to others. I wholeheartedly agree! Because what is at stake is our freedom! I worry for the direction our world is going....limiting freedom while simultaneously warring in the name of it.

    The Right to Deny Genocide

    "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it". Voltaire - a wise French author

    "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin - a very wise American

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  65. Well Susan, I certainly don't want to stir up a hornet's nest. I'm way to conservative for that. I prefer to fight in the bedroom then make up afterwards! Blog debates always worry me, as written words have so many different meanings without the non-verbals to go along with them.

    I'm more along the lines of Ham. Freedom is one thing, but unconditional freedom is another. When I heard the story of a guy at Motorola who was fired for having a Salvador Dali screensaver because it is a zero tolerance workplace, that made me feel grateful to have missed all of the political correctness in the U.S. I also believe that zero common sense can be worse.

    Ok, that was a ramble, but you get the idea I'm sure.

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  66. Michael,

    Yes, it is often hard to understand in the written form...and so much room for misunderstands!

    Maybe that is why I'm confused by your response. So that we're on the same page...your link mentioned the pending law in France (making an opinion a criminal offense). So I included a link also about that subject...an opinion piece that I agree with.

    So...are you saying you agree with the current trend in the EU regarding criminalizing thought? The Dali comment confuses me because the U.S. doesn't criminalize such things....YET. And I hope never...although there are some that are trying.

    I'm in the dark....lol...I have no idea what you meant...what did you mean?

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  67. correction: misunderstandings....but you probably got my drift...

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  68. you are a perfect spy Eric:) soon you will get a job offer from CIA maybe...

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  69. Susan, Ok...now I'm confused.

    The link I included about Turkey suspending ties with France was really just to point out that with Turkey being the link between Europe (the West) and the middle east, it was going to be a tricky diplomatic situation. I don't usually get too political on PDP because there are people way more competent than I to address those subjects. Whether or not people/govt's have the right to deny things happen, is a whole other subject for me, but no I certainly don't agree that govt's should criminalize thought. But I also wouldnt' say it's a trend.

    The Dali story is a real one. The HR people called up, told the manager they were firing one of his guys, and did so on the basis of sexual harassement. SO I guess the U.S. DOES criminalize such things in a certain way.

    Regarding

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  70. I thought I would check for a reply before I finally go to bed...and there it is! I knew something was up (that perhaps we weren't talking about the same thing somehow) because your response made no sense.

    The article also talked about the pending law that would make denying the Armenian genocide a criminal offense...punishable by imprisonment. It is expected to be struck down before it goes through. However, there are genocide-denying laws in both Germany and Austria as we speak.

    As for the Dali issue...that is not criminalization!!! If someone was fired, they weren't taken in handcuffs to prison. That issue does not pertain to criminal law but the rules of a particular company. Let's face the facts (and you are HR so I'm sure you understand), when you agree to work for a company, you agree to their rules. They are PAYING you...you don't get to do what you want. That's the way it is and always will be. If you don't like a company's rules, you don't have to work there. I'm not defending any company and I recently worked for a whack-job doozie of one myself (I have a story to tell myself). But if I work there, I have to abide by their dresscode, hours, code of conduct, etc., even if I don't like it. I can always go work somewhere else.

    So, bottom line is that we agree on the issue that was in both of our links.

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  71. Oh...and I suppose I could pout that you didn't read the link I sent and directed to you.....cause otherwise you would have known what I was talking about...;( I am very hurt....


    Ok, I'm over it! ;)

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  72. wow that was some exchange, M and S. Fighting in the bedroom? Goodness what an image Michael. ...................................................oh sorry i was still thinking.....

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  73. Hmm indeed. Are you staying like that, Soosha with glasses on back of head? i still can't seem to get my photo on my profile. How annoying.

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  74. I have considered taking a photo of our local jail but have not because of concerns that just such a confrontation might occur ... The big thing I have avoided is taking photos of our Federal court house ... Even after attempting to be responsible I was also confronted when I took photos of a grocery store under construction.

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  75. Don't pout Susan...it wouldn't be worth it. I just didn't get through everything I promise.

    I agree on the principle of the rules of a company, etc., I was just saying that when the U.S. has gotten so carried away with political correctness, it's too much for me. That's all. I shouldn't have said "criminalize"...my mistake.

    And no Soosha...no fighting in the bedroom. It's just the best place to make up. ;-)

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  76. Well, no wonder policemen were nervous. The trial of a gangster called Antonio Ferrara had started around the day you took the photo. He is charged for having escaped previously by blowing his cell with explosives, with the help of his gang.
    He is so clever at it that he is constantly moved from one prison to another so he cannot plan a new escape too easily.
    Maybe he is staying in la Santé during the trial?

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  77. lol, I'll agree with you there. Of course I can think of plenty of other places that are just as good, and often more fun, then making up in the bedroom! Furthermore, why are you directing that at me? lynn made the comment, I simply said "Hmmm..."

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  78. Oops you're right Soosha...it was Lynn. Freudian slip I guess!

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  79. Ah, the good old freudian slip. The best I've ever heard was a substitue teacher for my lit class. We were discussing a Bronte novel and instead of saying "So what's interesting about this organism..." he said "So what's intersting about this orgasm..." Oh yeah.

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  80. LOL Soosha....and what was your answer?

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  81. This thread is HILARIOUS! Great job Eric! And I'm ADDICTED TO THAT STILL FALAFEL GAME!!! AAAAAAAAAAACK! And Soosha...I already have! ~wink~

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  82. OOOPS! Meant SILLY--not STILL...SILLY SILLY SILLY....just like MOI! LOL! ;-) I really NEED to post today!

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  83. I was on a sidewalk this morning shooting an apple tree in someones yard when I heard a door slam. I was expecting to get yelled at, and my first thought was that I need to get postcards printed up so I can explain to people what I am doing :)

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  84. lol Michael and Soosha; seems you two are Freudian-slipping all over the place.

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  85. ame, not sure what you're referring to there!

    Michael, I was in the 9th grade. I just laughed. We all knew what he was thinking about because though he wouldn't come out of the closet to a class, we all caught him sizing up the hottie German teacher one room over.



    Don't know what you're talking about, lynn. Michael never slips. Oh oh oh, how's this for a game: Freudian Slip and Slide!

    Can't stay on here long, just caem home to throw on another pair of pants and grab another book for Jeff. Target started letting people line up for the Wii early, so if he's gotta potty I need to be there to hold his place! They've only got 23 in stock!

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  86. you're talking another language for me Soosha - im so lost... !

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  87. LMAO! Lynn...new video game....everyone who's orgasmic about having one lines up for days on end outside their fave store just to get a CHANCE of snagging one for their own enjoyment!

    Soosha...it was a "cop" comment!

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

    ;-)

    Sorry we're taking over your thread Eric! =)))))))

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  88. Thanks Ame for filling me in. We are taking it over rather aren't we. Oops. So... back to the pic...
    "only tonight did i discover that one was still in my camera..." yeah yeah, Eric, we KNOW you went back later, and as someone drove for you, you took a sneaky pic out of the car window. Wow you live life in the outside lane you really do.. more daring pics please!

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  89. Is the tv show "Prison Break" as popular anywhere else as it is in France? How do they get that guy tatooed like that or is it real?

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  90. I've never seen Prison Break, but it seems to be pretty popular. I etnd to watch more sci-fi then anything else. I haven't watched a show on network tv since Friends and Will & Grace (on occassion) until Heros debuted a few weeks ago. Man, I'm addicted to that show.

    And what, cause I'm tattooed and pierced means I would know about if the guys tattoos are real? Michael, you are stereotyping there, and that is wrong!!!

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  91. Never take me too seriously, Michael dah-ling! I'm much too immature to be serious!

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  92. I love prison break. I heard that the tattoos were put on by a computer during post-production.

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  93. Oh, and I'm sorry. Didn't mean to add that as an after-thought. Appologizing really was the first thing on my mind. Then I got destracted by something shiny. So again, I'm sorry! You still like me, right?

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  94. You have tattoos soosha_q?

    What's the "q" for in soosha_q? I guess I should ask what's the soosha for?

    How many tattoos do you have?

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  95. The story behind my nickname is much too long for me to go into right now! Plus, you'll know how huge of a nerd I am once you find out! While we're at it, what's the story behind your screen name? I bet there's an interesting story behind Eric's. And Michael's. And lynn's!

    Been tattooed 7 times and pierced 6. Currently have only 4 piercings. (eyebrow, nose, labret, and tongue.) the only tattoos visible are on my wrists. So I don't look that freaky.

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  96. lol Soosha! Gosh do you have much bare skin left? Bet it hurts, which is why i will never have any.
    Dah-ling eh? ... I'll say no more.
    F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Soosha! Don't you miss it?... sigh... i do. And Sex and the City... sigh again.

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  97. Ouch is right! What is a labret? Does food get caught in the one in your tongue? Sorry for all of the questions.

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  98. Dah-ling is something I throw out occassionally when I'm being a kiss ass, trying to make up for something I did wrong. Nothing else was meant by it!

    Labret piercing is in the area between your lower lip and chin. The needle goes through half way down. No, food never gets caught in the tongue piercing. sometimes, with extra stringy food, it gets wrapped around the top, but that rarely happens.

    And yes, I have plenty of skin left. My 7 tattos are nothing next to my BFFs 37. She is definately running out of room. Of course she has wuite a few large ones. All mine are small and tasteful.

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  99. ...ok...feeling more than a little light headed now Soosha....

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  100. This is WHY I love your photos!!! Always something different and with a GREAT story. You are the best. Still hoping to meet you one day. Vicki Hofstetter, "Oui, Madame!"

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  101. hello!! Very interesting discussion glad that I came across such informative post. Keep up the good work friend. Glad to be part of your net community.

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