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Rahvin
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Message 11 of 236 (668528)
07-22-2012 2:42 PM
Reply to: Message 9 by onifre
07-22-2012 2:10 PM


Re: Death penalty
Me. Another dead person would solve nothing but your bloodlust. It wouldnt bring a single victim back to life or heal a single injury. Two wrongs dont make a right.

The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it.
- Francis Bacon
"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers
A world that can be explained even with bad reasons is a familiar world. But, on the other hand, in a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of absurdity. — Albert Camus
"...the pious hope that by combining numerous little turds of
variously tainted data, one can obtain a valuable result; but in fact, the
outcome is merely a larger than average pile of shit." Barash, David 1995.

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Rahvin
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Message 16 of 236 (668577)
07-22-2012 9:06 PM
Reply to: Message 15 by onifre
07-22-2012 8:59 PM


Re: Death penalty
Legal ! = morally good or even acceptable. I think Ive made my views on crime and punishment amply clear in other threads. "Punishment" is a useless farce that just makes folks like you feel better about getting some good old fashioned vengeance. No "deterrent" will be effective in a case like this.
This man, from what I can tell needs to be indefinitely confined in a mental health facility for his own protection as well as that of society, until such time as he is no longer a threat to himself or others.

The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it.
- Francis Bacon
"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers
A world that can be explained even with bad reasons is a familiar world. But, on the other hand, in a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of absurdity. — Albert Camus
"...the pious hope that by combining numerous little turds of
variously tainted data, one can obtain a valuable result; but in fact, the
outcome is merely a larger than average pile of shit." Barash, David 1995.

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