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"The thought that they might not get away with it could be a sliver of clarifying light that might cut through the fog to suppress the occasional murder." Nonsense. It is a well-known fact that even the death penalty is does not stop people from murder. Murder is usually an "in the moment" crime, unlike serial murderers or the kinds who plan a single murder. A guy going nuts on the gun-range, who is known to have serious mental problems, shouldn't have been on the gun-range. After that what's your point? You want revenge or do you want justice. Justice requires that we consider the state of mind of the accused for purposes of sentencing. Of course, you can just fall back on the same sorts of bronze and iron age philosophy that ISIS uses to murder its foes...but I thought we were past all that.
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Jon Stewart and Me

McCargar Wrote: Feb 19, 2015 1:17 PM
Jon Stewart is a petty demagogue who badly influences the young and inexperienced who desperately want to be cool. He damages our country in profound ways. How sad that the Judge, also someone who can't live without being in the limelight, doesn't see this. Sellout.
The true nature of Islam, is that they believe we should all submit to their religion. Some of them, are trying to make it happen now.
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Glib 'Happy Talk'

McCargar Wrote: Feb 17, 2015 1:25 PM
We bomb any country in the middle-east that we see as a problem. We'd have to be stupid to believe they won't do the same to us if/when they can.
Kelly has a sharp, quick mind, and Psaki is a petty bureaucrat and propagandist.
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Resurrecting Supernaturalism

McCargar Wrote: Feb 11, 2015 1:50 PM
Atheists, Agnostics Know More About Religion Than Religious http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2010/09/28/130191248/atheists-and-agnostics-know-more-about-bible-than-religious
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Resurrecting Supernaturalism

McCargar Wrote: Feb 11, 2015 11:58 AM
In several personal letters, Albert Einstein wrote: In a March 24, 1954 letter, he is quoted as writing, "It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it." However, in the letter to Gutkind, Einstein wrote the word God was "nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish." http://www.livescience.com/23758-einstein-god-letter-auction.html Einstein's thoughts on god are not evidence of anything but his personal thoughts. Try not to fabricate his position on the matter.
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Fairness and Justice

McCargar Wrote: Feb 11, 2015 11:48 AM
When raising my children, they must have heard a thousand times; "In life, there is no fairness fairy, you must prepare yourself for your own success or you will prepare yourself for failure. Even if you prepare yourself for success, there is no guarantee you will succeed. But, if you don't prepare, you are guaranteed to fail".
I don't feel quite better yet. Do you have something a bit less confrontational. Perhaps provide a trigger warning too.
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Spontaneous Order

McCargar Wrote: Feb 11, 2015 11:26 AM
The bureaucrats have the power, and short of revolution, we are not going to get it back.
Perfect comedic analogy.
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