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The Ultimate Punishment

Phineas T. Bluster Wrote: Aug 25, 2013 9:40 PM
I understand you to believe that killing those who kill is immoral. Does that make their initial killing moral? What have I failed to understand? Revenge is performed by offended individuals. Retribution is societal, and they ain't the same.
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The Ultimate Punishment

Phineas T. Bluster Wrote: Aug 25, 2013 9:38 PM
Be careful, Trog - you are making sense. That L-stuff (you know, Logic) is as out of vogue as the R-stuff (Reason) and attempting its use with those who Feel but do not Think an cause you to be talked about in unflattering terms.
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The Ultimate Punishment

Phineas T. Bluster Wrote: Aug 25, 2013 9:35 PM
Why don't we instead jail the putative parent with the child - theoretically that would reduce the likelihood of future progeny...
Pretty brave there, for a person with no name.
I I watched the recordings carefully. Not one thing that I saw him say was improper. Some folks might not have liked some of the things he said, but where is it written that things people say have to please me (or anyone else) in order to be proper? It is not his fault that English is no longer taught at a level sufficient for comprehension, and that there are many more people today who feel when they should be thinking. He said what he meant, and he meant what he said. Somebody didn't like it. I defy those somebodies to exceed his accomplishments - they cannot, and until someone complains who can, they are showing envy and jealousy and not much more.
I I watched the recordings carefully. Not one thing that I saw him say was improper. Some folks might not have liked some of the things he said, but where is it written that things people say have to please me (or anyone else) in order to be proper? It is not his fault that English is no longer taught at a level sufficient for comprehension, and that there are many more people today who feel when they should be thinking. He said what he meant, and he meant what he said. Somebody didn't like it. I defy those somebodies to exceed his accomplishments - they cannot, and until someone complains who can, they are showing envy and jealousy and not much more.
Words Mean Things. I can call an automobile a chudzuh if I want to, but it won't mean much to you unless, of course, you are a speaker of a particular Mandarin dialect. Clip is not the same as magazine. Male is not the same as female, no matter how many times you say it. Train is not airplane, although not move people - but trains do not fly. I could say more, but you either get the point or you don't - and educating the ineducable is not part of my job description.
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Middle East 'Democracy'

Phineas T. Bluster Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 9:52 AM
They're pikers compared to the Muzzies.
And your point is....?
If NEED ever matters, who needs 2 cars, 2 teeves.... I could go on....
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Religious Freedom? Yeah, Right!

Phineas T. Bluster Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 11:46 AM
As a matter of fact, yes - they are to be handled with kid gloves lest they declare jihad or some such utter rubbish.
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