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JS
JS
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Re: Don't ignore me, js

Cheeso wrote:
its obvious to everyone that its impossible for you to ignore me.



You said a couple pages ago that you were done with me, but obviously, you can't stand by your word, because you are obsessed by me in a way that you can't control.

On the other hand, I didn't say I was done with you yet, that's why I'm not ignoring you, sucker.

Jul 19, 2010, 12:59


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Cheeso
Cheeso
642 posts

I changed my mind

Its more fun to see you make an ass of yourself this way. Carry on...

Jul 19, 2010, 14:12


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JS
JS
489 posts

Wrong...

You think you changed your mind while in fact, I changed your mind.

You're the dancing monkey, by the way.

Jul 19, 2010, 14:29


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JS
JS
489 posts

Re: Wrong...

Anyway, this is getting tiresome.

I have proved that you are obsessed with me by making you break your word and fail to ignore me.

Now, I will prove that I am not obsessed by you and that I can ignore you.


I am done with you, Cheeso. You lost.

Jul 19, 2010, 14:48


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Mars Rover
Mars Rover
1337 posts

Re: General question for those supporting Polanski...

vivakomeda wrote:
"I'm pretty disgusted that someone who has power can avoid jail time when he's raped a child."

I see any deviation from this comment as completely incompatible with a "liberal", for want of a better word, political point of view (the American version of "liberal", I mean.)

This idea that "he's old and harmless, so forget him" could only be put forward with any moral seriousness by the most heartless, dollars-and-cents right-winger. It is incredible that Polanski's supporters come are mainly coming from the left.


but, a small minority of the left i believe. most people i know on the left believe he should fry.

Jul 19, 2010, 15:42


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Squirrel M. Nutter
890 posts

Ah, so it worked

I called you out for being a troll, and you proved that you are. I called you out for making an ass of yourself, and you realized I was right...

Its so easy to play your dumb ass...

Jul 19, 2010, 15:51


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Mu Mu
Mu Mu
2778 posts

Re: Shame on the Swiss

Speaking of countries letting people off of potential jail sentences, what about that Islamic "terroraist" who masterminded the bombing of that airplane over Lockerby, Scotland? Didn't they let him out on 'compassion' becuause he was months from death and then it turned out he wasn;t even suck, much less clse to death? And somehow BP figured into the whole thing? Anyone know this story?

Jul 19, 2010, 16:18


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hito
hito
1745 posts

Re: General question for those supporting Polanski...

Squirrel M. Nutter wrote:
hito wrote:
Cheeso wrote:
hito wrote:


1. I don't know if any deductively valid argument can be made for Polanski going to jail.

He's a convicted felon. He fled justice. Felony is a crime punishable by imprisonment.

No one can or has made a deductively valid argument to refute those facts.


if you included the rest of my post "nobody will make a watertight case unless everyone becomes absolutists when it comes to jailing criminals". You and many people obviously are an absolutist when it comes to jail.
As I said earlier, for many people there are four things to consider: reform, retribution, restraint and deterrent. Read the earlier posts for the discussion about this.

So, if you ignore those four principles and are an absolutist then for your argument to be deductively valid it would have to be:
- He's a convicted felon
- All felons must go to jail
therefore
- He must go to jail

premise 1 is true
premise 2 is not always true and some would not accept such a strict premise
therefore
the conclusion is not deductively valid


There is an outstanding US warrant and an outstanding international warrant for his arrest. The charges were not dropped, conviction not overturned, warrants still outstanding. Unless those change, there is no reason not to bring him in.



Squirrel M. Nutter wrote:
And let's not be coy. He knew he was going to jail, why else would he have fled?


Generally, I would recommend reading a person's posts before you reply. Some of the benefits include:
- responding to the points made.
- avoiding false assertions.
- knowing rather than assuming.
- learning.
- keeping the discussion movement in a forward motion.
- focusing on the specifics and subtleties of a person's argument rather than making general remarks against "the opposition".

Perhaps you could read what I have written before saying: "there is no reason not to bring him in" (dealt with at length. Please read the point about a "deductively valid argument" then compare it with your "very good reason" for bringing him in. I believe you will find that your reply was generally pointless as I know all that you said, agree with much of it but simply have the intellectual capacity to recognise opposing reasons - as I am sure you do too - and therefore could not say that "there is no reason not to bring him in"), "let's not be coy" (I am not, as my posts demonstrate) or "why else would he have fled?" (Again, dealt with at length and I certainly don't support him fleeing).

If you have anything useful to add, I would be genuinely interested in hearing it. Seriously.

Jul 20, 2010, 10:56

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