• Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Today, 01:53 AM
    Questions of criminal guilt are insescapably emprical in nature, and are therefore always subject to the possibility of doubt. "Overwhelmingness" (whatever that is supposed to mean) has got nothing to do with it. Among those who have been found "guilty," how do you propose to effectively distinguish between those who are "overwhelmingly" guilty and those are "merely" guilty? (Yet another trial process? A coin flip? Magical divination? What, then?) And having done so (by whatever means). what jurisprudential principles are then to be used to determine the punishments that are proper for those who have been found "overwhelmingly" guilty of some crime as distinct from the punishments (for exactly the same crime, mind you) that are proper for those who have been found "merely" guilty? There are verdicts of "guilty" or "not guilty" - and those verdicts may be correct or incorrect. That is all. And the fact that there may be correct "guilty" verdicts (Dahmer, etc.) does not rectify or abnegate incorrect "guilty" verdicts, of which there will always and inevitably be some number. Under any system of capital punishment, no matter how stringent it may be, there will always be errors. Thus, under any such system, there will always be innocents killed in the name of punishing those who kill innocents. It is difficult to conceive a more profound and indefensible hypocrisy than this.
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  • angelatc's Avatar
    Today, 12:43 AM
    So you're saying the government should ban things?
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 AM
    At first I was like ... ... but then I was like ...
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  • Origanalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
    If he would "suddenly fire" about a thousand more I might start to like him.
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  • Origanalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    He should get a load of my ex wife.
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  • oyarde's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    RIP .Too young . I knew she was living and working there . Nice place really . About 8 miles North of the old Capital ( Corydon ) . That town sits at the Junction of 135 and 64 . Few miles South nearer the river I hunt artifacts there .
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    Are you suggesting that the "Court of Rights and Responsibilities" and the "National Sharing Fund" could be anything other than salubrious and upright? :eek:
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    Thirty days, lord and thirty nights I'm comin' home on an airplane flight Mama waitin' at the ticket line Tell me son why do you stand there cryin' It was the needle and the spoon And a trip to the moon Took me away, took me away I've been feelin' so sick and tired
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:18 PM
    Yes, this. For the medium to truly come to life, you need a full analog signal, from pickup, to mixing, to production.
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    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
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    Yesterday, 09:39 PM
    Cop Executes Unarmed Navy Vet for Getting Out His ID — Not Charged http://thefreethoughtproject.com/caught-video-officer-kills-unarmed-vet/ By Jack Burns - April 21, 2017 Bell County, TX — The following graphic account of an officer-involved shooting from August 30, 2016, serves to illustrate the failures of modern-day policing, officer training, and complexities of demanding 100 percent compliance of the general population during a traffic stop. From the just released dash camera footage of Bell County, Texas Sheriff’s Cpl. Shane Geers, one can see the officer was in pursuit of a small dark colored SUV, sirens blazing. The man in the SUV was 59-year-old, Lyle P. Blanchard, a US Navy veteran. While it appears Geers was following a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed, the two vehicles weren’t going all that fast. Geers must have noticed an officer was following him, so he decided to pull over, as nearly all driver’s education courses teach us to do. That’s where the story begins, but it does not end that way for either man.
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  • oyarde's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:34 PM
    Yeah , I have them in the bathroom and on the back porch . I see that flicker in the bathroom . Porch though of course is no matter .
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    Thousands Sue Merck for Shingles Vaccine “Causing What It’s Supposed to Prevent” http://thefreethoughtproject.com/merck-shingles-vaccine-lawsuit/ By Annabelle Bamforth - April 22, 2017 Attorney Troy Bouk was recently interviewed by Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins to discuss the shingles vaccine Zostavax, the issues related to its effectiveness and the problems that are associated with the product, including the fact that the drugmaker’s vaccine seems to cause the very affliction that it seeks to prevent — and, according to a massive lawsuit, thousands of victims agree. While we have everyone from attorneys to biologists, to political scientists who contribute to the Free Thought Project, none of us are doctors, so we do not make recommendations about what you and your family should do in regards to vaccination. That being said, the drug makers have an incentive for you not to see this information which means it will not be reported on in the mainstream media as their advertising dollars are tied directly to these companies. So, we find that it is our duty to spread this information and with your help sharing it, we can have a massive effect.
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    MARC J. BERN & PARTNERS LLP Files Lawsuits For A Hundred Individuals Against Merck Alleging Shingles/Zostavax Vaccine Is Defective* http://bernllp.com/lawsuits-filed-against-merck-alleging-shingles-zostavax-vaccine-defective/ MARC J. BERN & PARTNERS LLP, the attorneys who last month filed their first complaint in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of Jorja Bently, today have filed complaints for another 100 plaintiffs against Merck regarding its Shingles vaccine, Zostavax. The assertions are wide ranging and include plaintiffs claiming to have suffered various side effects which include contracting shingles, chickenpox, high blood pressure, intense neuropathic pain, eye injuries, headaches, dizziness amongst others. It is alleged by Marc J. Bern & Partners LLP that “Merck knew and had reason to know that its Zostavax vaccine was inherently defective and unreasonably dangerous as designed” that “Merck downplayed the serious and dangerous side effects of its product to encourage sales of the product; consequently, Merck placed its profits above its customers’ safety.” According to founding Partner Marc J Bern, the firm is currently representing nearly 5000 claimants and has thousands more filings to follow. “We have been investigating this drug for quite some time. We steadfastly believe in the merits of this litigation. This vaccination is at best 50 percent effective. Either it is not effective or it causes shingles or a host of other side effects. What is most troubling is that Merck had a better alternative on hand when this product was released.” says Bern.
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  • oyarde's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:54 PM
    I sure do miss having a case of dynamite to clean out logjams in the creek . All muh gas cans came from yard sales so at least they pour , I feel badly for any poor soul trying to use one of those worthless new ones . I have a good washer but I had to drop 950 for it . Also guess I will just drive my 04 F150 until I die .
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    Yesterday, 08:41 PM
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:40 PM
    Crank was "clean" back before the precursor chemicals were banned in the 80's and you ended up with this bathtub poison on the streets now. So why not have both? (Or so I figured at the time)
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  • oyarde's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:37 PM
    I am looking forward to hearing Kim claim this in a press release . Super , Mighty preemptive strike .
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  • tod evans's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:29 PM
    My vision of vinyl;
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:27 PM
    That's all well and good, except for one thing: For the twenty years I've been listening to him, he has been forcefully and vigorously denying that is what he is doing. I guess that makes me the chump for believing him.
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:23 PM
    Now, take a moment to consider: How many other "retro" technologies have been left behind in the dust of "progress" that may have, in fact, been better that what was promoted to replace them? Or consider how big the market would be for "retro" devices that are prohibited to you by various fatwas issued by Uncle Sucker's regulatory jihadists? Imagine a world where you could buy a simple and affordable car that was not festooned with 15 explosive blimps in the passenger cabin, 5000 computers and more software than a Space Shuttle? Or a washing machine that :gasp: fills up with water and actually washes them, thus rendering them clean?
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:12 PM
    Vinyl Sales Aren't Dead: The 'New' Billion Dollar Music Business https://www.forbes.com/sites/jordanpassman/2017/01/12/vinyl-is-officially-booming-the-new-billion-dollar-music-business/#32f1f56c4054 Vinyl records are projected to sell 40 million units in 2017, with sales nearing the $1 billion benchmark for the first time this millennium. This impressive milestone has been untouched since the peak of the industry in the 1980s. While explosive by today’s standards, according to Deloitte, in its heyday (‘81), total vinyl album sales surpassed 1 billion units in just that year alone. The record industry’s hunters and gatherers have been busy collecting. According to Deloitte, new vinyl records and revenue will enjoy a seventh consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2017. But the slice of the pie is still a very small one - with broader music industry revenues projected to be approximately $15 billion this year, vinyl will account for only 6%.
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  • tod evans's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    Making cyber diagnosis's... :rolleyes:
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  • heavenlyboy34's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:06 PM
    Don't worry. My uncle oyarde is a quite good warrior and can handle himself around most murderers. :cool:
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  • oyarde's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    Only the weak and useless would gravitate to the positions mr. james gilligan holds and I have probably known more murderers than he has worked with .
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    Yesterday, 07:27 PM
    Power outages have been happening for quit some time. Several instances have been sabotage which woud require some experience to get in and out before anyone can get there. I've liked to most of these instances as they've popped up. Search the forum.
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