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Things your dumb friends post on facebook

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by musicguy, May 10, 2011.

  1. tagutcow

    tagutcow Senior member

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    It's one of those things you just kind of have to throw out there. I think my bad-highschool-poetry ruminations got exactly the type of response they deserved.

    I'd be interested to know if anyone else had that oddly sanguine, Kevin-Spacey-at-the-end-of-American-beauty kinda feeling in response to the trial, however.
     
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  2. MrG

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    I should note that when I said it was interesting I meant interesting interesting, not patronizing interesting. I hope you didn't read it as the latter.

    I can definitely see what you mean. The joy of a mother-as-nurturer juxtaposes strangely with the joy expressed by that same mother when she finds out she's not going to be convicted of a crime, and likely executed. Similar emotions and reactions look weird in such dramatically different contexts.

    These types of crimes are weird for me because I can't understand how anyone could possibly commit them. There's a visceral reaction in me that thinks "she couldn't have possibly have done this. No one could murder their own child," despite the fact that that I know it does happen. This internal conflict is profoundly uncomfortable, mostly because part of me is a little relieved to be told she wasn't convicted of something so horrific, and maybe people really aren't that terrible. But, on the other hand, I know people can be that terrible, and it makes me worry that a a vile human being has gotten away with something unspeakable.
     
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  3. deadly7

    deadly7 Senior member

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    You're an evil bastard and when we all die because the sun won't rise any more, my last breath will be used to yell "GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!" (For reference think back to the famous Star Trek yell of, "KHANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!")
     


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    While I wholeheartedly agree with this line of thinking as it is fully compatible with my own, at the end of the day I remind myself that I'd rather see 100 guilty people go free than 1 innocent person accused of a crime that they did not commit that ruins their life.
     


  5. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    two posts from a funny friend:

    "I love it when you walk into a spider web you automatically know karate"

    "Dear auto-correct, shop correcting my swear words you piece of shut."

    I swear, I don't remember her being this funny in high school. Actually, I don't remember her in high school. Actually, I don't remember high school, so, well...
     


  6. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    I know what you're saying, and I felt the same way for a long long time, and even now there's that disbelief. But now, I believe much more readily much to my dismay.


    I kind of want to argue this and kind of don't. I will say that if you let the 100 guilty go free, and half of them commit new crimes - how does the damage they do weigh against the one innocent person who was wrongfully incarcerated? It's a hard balance to consider.
     


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    What if the one innocent person is you?
     


  8. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    What if you're killed by someone who was wrongly set free?
     
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    To be wrongly accused of a crime must be awful...

    Before DNA , countless individuals have been sent to the gallows by the great justice system and we aren't talking of the odd ones here..

    Police corruption . politics , over-zealous DA ansd so on...

    We still find innocent people on death row , less than before but still..

    I can't imagine justifying killing an innocent man to protect the system..

    People are always gun ho about criminality and justice until a loved one gets in the frame...

    This argument is idiotic because killing an innocent will never prevent further crime by the single fact by carrying the sentence ,you leave a guilty man somewhere getting away with murder..
     


  10. Ty_Webb

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    Them's the breaks.
     


  11. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Well, then it works both ways, as I see it.
     


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    I think there's a difference between being incarcerated without reason by the state and being attacked by someone acting outwith the law.
     


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    Thomas Senior member

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    Well, I suppose there are differences, but I don't think they really amount to much in the long run. Whether you're wrongly killed by the state or killed by the wrongly-freed, you're dead all the same. I suppose your reputation takes less of a hit under the latter, but still.
     


  14. tagutcow

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    Spoken like a true Texan.
     


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    I have no words, only vomit.

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