uberstellar and Mr Plainview:
Would it sound strange if I told you that I would still support the death penalty even if it was more expensive than life in prison and was proven to not help reduce crime in the slightest?
I hold this position because a judicial system is in place to serve unemotional justice; and this sort of justice should not be confused with vengeance.
If someone stole my car, I would go to the judicial system to attempt to retrieve my property. It doesn’t matter if convicted car thieves are three times as likely to steal again, it is still justice to have my car returned to me.
Many people? I’d like the rates out of 100,000 death row inmates, please. Also, as several people have pointed out, life in prison is not a cakewalk, so isn’t it just as wrong, judicially, to incarcerate an innocent person? Maybe we shouldn’t have prison sentences at all, only unobjectionable duties that won’t harm the convict in case he turns out to be innocent. Any justice system will have miscarriages. It’s an awful, awful thing, but that doesn’t mean we should not have the death penalty.
Also, with the advent of DNA technology, those miscarriages should drop drastically.
So you’re saying that the death penalty is more kind? Suddenly I’m not seeing the sticking point of this debate….
There are certainly times when someone’s desire to exercise their autonomy butts against someone else’s autonomy, i.e. murder, assault, drunk driving, etc. This pro-life, pro-choice argument stems from whether or not abortion is infringing on another’s rights.
Here’s my solution: let’s look at the consequences of abortions becoming illegal.
If life starts at conception, many lives will be saved.
If life starts at birth, women would be forced to carry through with the natural outcome of sex.
Why would making abortion illegal be such a bad thing?
Abortion and capital punishment are very different things, as you well know. Capital punishment is a just punishment for someone that has unlawfully killed another person. Abortion is an extremely unattractive way of making someone’s life more convenient. I think comparing the two is tempting at first glance, but ultimately flawed.
I believe that it’s commonly translated “thou shall not murder”, which is different than “thou shall not kill.”
Holy Hand Grenade! Apparently mace just wasn’t cutting it.
Am I a bad monster if I don’t want to T14TT and watch this video? I thought Gabe hired Joe Mande for just this sort of thing.
…um…I’m lost. (sorry)
6 seasons x 20 episodes per season x 45 minutes per episode = a lot of fucking dialogue. Its hard to be witty and creative for that long. I vote to give the writers a pass.
Also, Dexter. F’sho.
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I didn’t know they were remaking ‘The 6th Day’! Awesome!
1. When there is no enforcement of the law and there are people who still require (or simply want) things like food, water, defensive capabilities, whatever, it is essentially first come, first served. I doubt if there would be any niceties held over from when laws were still in effect.
2. 9/11 was a completely different situation. The law never fell apart and there was never a strong belief that it would in the near future. Power still flowed into people’s homes and businesses were still operational.
I’m not a desert survival guru, but it seems like it should take more than 15 minutes on a mildly toasty roof to turn a man into a nutter.
I did puke.
I do remember that. I’m not seeing a whole lot of consistency with the zombie nicknames. Old man motility devices, dance club dances, cliche high school insults.
New nicknames next week: canes, robots, dweebs.
Nothing like a little spring shower to completely wipe away all traces of zombie gut stench that was vigorously smeared into a shirt. The director must not do his own laundry.
So many things are mine today! Is it Christmas already?
Larry gives a weak fist pump, delighted he has successfully outlived another younger, more vibrant soul.
Oh to be a pin on that wall.
Is that human figurine a pirate holding a sword?
I always that it was a bit, but apparently Conan and Max really could never find anything to talk about…
The Island can move. Kinda like the turtle-gold city in Aladdin and the 40 thieves.
I’d read shipsgum. I’ve always wanted to know how to tact the boom-mast and stuff.
This movie was great. It didn’t address the issues of death and dying in the script because they were apparent in the premise of the movie. I enjoy when a movie can bring up issues without writing them into the dialogue. It makes for a much more realistic feel. In life we don’t always address the big questions, but they are always there and we are always thinking about them.
LOST is great as well.