Jovem inglês de 17 é banido dos EUA para o resto da vida

Adriano Japan 2 20
Luke Angel, 17 foi banido de entrar nos EUA pelo resto da vida, por ter mandado e-mail ofensivo para Obama depois de assistir um programa sobre o 9/11:
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne ... -life.html

Calma moderadores, o tópico não está no lugar errado :D
Acontece que não consegui "decifrar" o palavrão que ele soltou que fez o FBI ficar p* da vida.
Alguém tem idéia?

He said: "I don't remember exactly what I wrote as I was drunk. But I think I called Barack Obama a p***k.

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Donay Mendonça 22 107 1.6k
Adriano,

Prick: Um babaca, imbecil, etc.

British boy gets US ban for calling Obama a ‘prick’. [www.thefirstpost.co.uk]

Boa sorte!
Adriano Japan 2 20
mas...só?? :shock:
será que esta palavra é tão ofensiva assim para os falantes nativos?
banir alguém para o resto da vida por chamar o presidente de "babaca",e não estamos no Irã.


Joanne Ferreira, of the US Department of Homeland Security, said there are about 60 reasons a person can be barred. She added: "We are prohibited from discussing specific cases."
Donay Mendonça 22 107 1.6k
Adriano,

Sim, bastante ofensiva. Veja o que diz o Longman:

Prick:

Spoken not polite: a very offensive word for a stupid unpleasant man.

Informal not polite: a penis

Boa sorte!
Adriano Japan 2 20
what a shame! :oops:
obrigado donay!
mas me surgiu uma outra dúvida no texto, o "banido" fala:

"It was silly - the sort of thing you do when you're a teenager and have had a few."

O have had a few poderia ser traduzido como "ter tomado umas"?
dlr
que liberdade de expressão que nada! às vezes tenho vergonha do meu país

p/Adriano, 'a few' se refere a cerveja
Thomas 7 60 290
Google has lots of entries about the incident.

A Bedfordshire Police spokesman said: "The individual sent an email to the White House full of abusive and threatening language.

"We were informed by the Metropolitan Police and went to see him. He said, 'Oh dear, it was me'."

Officers will take no criminal action."
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Jim Croce sang...
You don't tug on Superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger
And you don't mess around with Jim...
And you certainly don't make threats against the President (my addition, not Jim Croce's)


This is not about Freedom of Speech. This is about threatening others. No criminal charges
have been lodged against the punk. His presence in the USA is not wanted. So, he stays home.

I'm sorry, but I can't get excited about someone who claims he was so drunk that he doesn't remember
what he wrote, but when the Bedfordshire Police knock on his door, he says, "Oh dear, it was me." That sounds
like a case of "selective memory" to me.

Have we forgotten what happened in Brazil a few years ago when Americans were accused of "giving the finger"?
How about how Brazilian newspapers tried and convicted the crew of the small American plane that crashed into
a Brazilian plane over the Amazons about 2006? Slowly the truth came out about how bad things were in the
aviation industry, didn't it? In RGS, I remember seeing signs in the post office reminding me not to hurt
the feelings of the postal employees in the event of gross incompetence, theft, or just a bad hair day.

Freedom of Speech is one thing, making threats is another.
dlr
Sorry but I hardly consider hate mail a legitimate threat.. unless I'm missing something. Were the contents of the mail made public? As far as I'm concerned, they could have just deleted the email and moved on to more useful activities.

"I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it." - Voltaire
Thomas 7 60 290
What we think is legitimate is not an issue. It's the law. They didn't throw him in a dungeon on Devil's Island for ten years. They told him to stay out of the USA. No criminal charges were pressed. If a fellow yells "Bomb!" on an airplane, he must be prepared to face the consequences. This guy was making threats. How dumb could he be?

The kid is a liar. Compare what he is saying now to what he said when he got popped.

He got off easy.
dlr
I'm not saying he should have wrote whatever it is that he wrote, I'm just saying since when are we the world's Hall Monitor? Hell, taxpayer money went into that investigation. Don't you think it could have been used for something a little less trivial? If the worse thing he did was call the president a prick ("threatening language" is pretty vague!), then it seems like a big waste of time and one big bureaucracy. Some call it justice, I call it splitting hairs.
Adriano Japan 2 20
Ah então é isto mesmo dlr, obrigado!
Aqui no Brasil se fala "tomei umas".
I have had a few last night→Tomei umas na noite passada.

To Thomas> thanks for the new expression: a bad hair day!Hilarous if you search it on google images. :lol:

Mas é isto mesmo.. o mundo está cheio de hypocrisy.
Chris Brown é proibido de pôr os pés no Reino Unido, só porquê "bateu na Rihanna" ¬¬
Lógico que não aprovo a atitude dele,mas o que uma coisa tem a ver com a outra?
A Amy Winehouse também é proibida de pôr os pés nos EUA...mas eu é que não iria querer ela na minha casa :roll: :roll: :roll:
Thomas 7 60 290
Making threats is not trivial. Read the penal code. I spent 30 years of my life with a copy on my desk. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.
dlr
You don't even know what 'threats' were made. The article says he used 'threatening language'. It's a waste of time and resources, and there are more pressing matters that the government could attend to. I could scrub my floor with a toothbrush, but I don't because it's better used for cleaning teeth.
Barak Obama deve ter ficado com medo, ele deve ter medo de tudo e de todos os lados.
Thomas 7 60 290
He made threats. It's naughty to make threats. It's downright stupid to make threats against a public official in 2010. And how many years on Devil's Island was he sentenced to? Oh, I guess I'd forgotten. He was told to stay home and cheer for Manchester United. The Americans could have done a number on his butt and so could the Bedfordshire Police. But they didn't. They let him watch The Simpsons on TV and drink warm beer, and to stay the hell out of the States.

I'm sure his mom and dad are very proud of him.

If it cheers you up, I think of Washington, DC, as a large latrine. You can always tell when a politician is lying because his lips are moving.
Adriano Japan 2 20
Thomas escreveu:The Americans could have done a number on his butt and so could the Bedfordshire Police.
another nice yet funny expression learned :lol:

What a pitty...now, all what the kid can do is to live forever in Europe,UK,London....I fell so sorry about his tragic fate.. :roll:
Marcio_Farias 1 24 213
Adriano Japan escreveu:[...] I fell so sorry about [...]
In all likelihood, you meant, "... feel..." not "... fell..." here.
ailime 1
This incident will serve as a good example of what should not do when you are abroad.
Do you remember what happened with the two Brazilian guys who said "kidding" that there was a bomb in their bags?? They were arrested immediately... Some might say: " They were just kidding!"or "just for that?". The thing is that If you are in a foreign country you should comply with its customs and laws.
Marcio_Farias 1 24 213
Yes, when in Rome do as the Romans say. Do not pull any funny trick. Or noisily spit into some sacred pond open only for worship purposes by some radical sect. I hear a Brazilian soap opera did just that... She un-casually spat into some pond at a public square in a Moslem country. Local authorities wanted to rake her sorry butt over the coals for that.
Adriano Japan 2 20
Enquanto isto, Paris Hilton é barrada e expulsa do Japão ainda no aeroporto :lol: :lol: :lol:

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/ ... e_bus.html

o mais da hora mesmo são os comentários
"Paris Hilton has fans?????????? For what???????????" :D
Tbm~não concordei de o Chris ñ poder entrar no Reino Unido! mas é como o colega aí de cima disse:hypocrisy!