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Unseen replied to the topic Interesting legal question with philosophical overtones in the forum Small Talk 8 hours, 16 minutes ago
The brain damage and amnesia occurred after the crimes and therefore have no immediate relevance for the prosecutor. It is all about Joe’s state of mind before he acted. The nature of the crimes is grave and a prosecutor won’t look the other way typically. Since the evidence is agreed to be significant the prosecutor can eit…
Unseen started the topic Interesting legal question with philosophical overtones in the forum Small Talk 23 hours, 7 minutes ago
Suppose a person, Joe, has been identified, after weeks of investigation, to have raped and murdered a classmate at his college. Recently discovered surveillance video, fingerprints, and trace evidence leave little doubt.
A search resulted and Joe was finally found in a small town where he’d been taken to the hospital after a traffic accident,…[Read more]
Unseen replied to the topic @Enco remind me: Why do we need multi-billionaires? in the forum Politics 2 days, 1 hour ago
We talk about how Amazon has put so many small businesses out of business, while the rest have to suck at Amazon’s teat to bring their products to market.
What we aren’t talking about is how much Bezos has degraded the job market through the hyperefficiency of his operation.
As for Amazon’s…[Read more]
Unseen replied to the topic @Enco remind me: Why do we need multi-billionaires? in the forum Politics 2 days, 5 hours ago
Unseen replied to the topic @Enco remind me: Why do we need multi-billionaires? in the forum Politics 3 days, 3 hours ago
We need @TheEncogitationer. Where is he when you need him?
Unseen replied to the topic @Enco remind me: Why do we need multi-billionaires? in the forum Politics 3 days, 5 hours ago
Maybe we should shift the tax base to include passively accumulating wealth as well as (and maybe instead of) paycheck income. Because you and I receive paychecks but many billionaires don’t or receive relatively little, they may escape taxes altogether, using it to accumulate even more wealth by, perhaps, borrowing against it to accumulate even…[Read more]
Reg, According to Country/Hillbilly/Rock/Metal Fusion band Hayseed Dixie, there must be at least one of four bare minimum elements for a song to be considered Country music:
3. Killing, and
4. Going to Hell.
You don’t know diddly squat about country music if you left out trucks and dogs.
So many of the “epic” videos of pitbulls and other large and ferocious dogs involve one of two kinds of mismatch: either a big dog set upon some relatively defenseless creature like a smaller dog or a cat, or else a pack of dogs set upon some prey item. One on one well-matched encounters, when they occur, must not be terribly interesting. One of…[Read more]
Unseen replied to the topic @Enco remind me: Why do we need multi-billionaires? in the forum Politics 5 days, 3 hours ago
The uber-wealthy depend upon corrupting the legislator class by feeding them the money they want (and think they need) to stay in office, because only by staying in office will they be able to get the money the uber-wealthy send their way and with which they, the legislators, enrich themselves.
Our legislators sit on committees allowing them to…[Read more]
Unseen replied to the topic @Enco remind me: Why do we need multi-billionaires? in the forum Politics 5 days, 9 hours ago
One reason the lower (than 1%) classes are losing ground is that the rich don’t put their money back into the economy. It sits in stocks, for example, or is hidden overseas. The rest of us are forced to put our money back into the economy to buy food, to pay for cars or transportation, to have shelter over our heads, to pay for medical bills,…[Read more]
Unseen started the topic @Enco remind me: Why do we need multi-billionaires? in the forum Politics 5 days, 9 hours ago
Since you brought it up in the pitbull discussion, it’s apparently something you’re itching to teach us about, so here’s your chance. Why should we tolerate the gigantic shift of wealth to a very few and to the detriment of the rest of us?
Like I said in the pitbull thread, we don’t want to have them pay for shit INSTEAD OF US, we want them to…[Read more]
I’m not sure what all that has to do with pitbulls, but the bottom 99% aren’t asking for the 1% to pay for stuff INSTEAD OF US but to PITCH IN and HELP OUT with a fair share of the portion of their wealth they don’t need to stuff their faces and keep a roof over their head. Most of us can barely make do and, in case you hadn’t noticed, the…[Read more]
American was great (unless you had the wrong skin color) in the 1950’s -1980’s when much of Europe and Asia were rebuilding from piles of rubble. Now it is a relatively backward thinking society, full of religious zealots. Pretty much last place now on human wellness, education, racism/sexism, climate change, wealth equality, and…
There is another alternative to obliterating the breed and that is to breed out of them the personality traits that make them so dangerous. The problem, of course, is that the pitbull fan base loves the aggressiveness and gameness and the intimidation you have at the end of a leash which you don’t get to anything like the same degree with a big…[Read more]
I am not aware of statutes that make owners or keepers of dogs who injure another criminally responsible.
If one were to have a guard-type dog and were to sic it on a person, I suspect a prosecutor would contemplate the dog as the equivalent of a gun or knife or club and expose the owner to criminal liability.
You’re the…[Read more]
Davis and Jake,
Do either of you read any text outside of your own text or are you in some Postmodern self-referential loop of copypasta?
People in the U.S. are already civilly and criminally liable for the acts of their pets, I support that and harsher punishment and restitution for all victims of pets. I support all…
Speaking of seaweed…ever have a seaweed salad? It is really good and supposed to be a crazy healthy food. I miss eating meat. I get an impossible whopper now and then which fools me. There are some pretty good veggie burgers on the market and you can make em yourself if so inclined. I agree with Robert about eggplant. A good I…
Giving up meat like giving up pets is one of those things that might have benefits but ain’t gonna happen.
Some people will give up meat who don’t find meat all that appealing. As for the rest, it is a source of pleasure like sex, which is something else that few people will give up no matter the benefit.
Nonpie-in-the-sky solutions will…[Read more]
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