• someguy66 commented on the diary post Ferguson Repeating the Occupy Folly, The Progressive Playbook by jbade.

    2014-08-21 09:54:13View | Delete

    The ferguson protests/riots has a chance to go down as idiotic. Why? Because people start protesting WITHOUT knowing all the evidence. People start making things up, connect imaginary dots, etc. In many ways, this is the fault of media, with all its gentle giant, execution style, shot in the back narrative without any evidence. Add [...]

  • Normanb in a nurshell: Brown needs to be proven guilty of theft in a court of law when there is video evidence and strong admission by Browns lawyer. Wilson, on the other hand, doesnt deserve a trial because obviously hes guilty of murder based on his expertise in medical autopsies and hearing a few accounts not under oath.

  • You prove murder in a court of law with all the evidence.

  • Lets just wait for all the evidence to come out. We’ve heard a lot of rhetoric and emotions, but not a lot of facts. These aren’t things we should make decisions on. Both sides have tried to paint their picture of Brown: the aspiring college student/gentle giant by the family vs the supposed strong armed robber shown on video. The only facts right now are the autopsy reports, which is not enough to determine the sequence of events except that he wasn’t shot in the back like many originally claimed. We’ll eventually have things like call logs, witnesses under oath, etc. Lets wait before forming judgments.

  • Oh and the 99% discount to Egypt? Apparently the charge difference is scaled with per capita income. In an odd way, you can think this as a wealth transfer from rich (the US) to the poor (egypt). I’m sure nobody here would complain if this happened in other cases of the wealthy having to pay [...]

  • Well you also have to grant that the invisible hand of capitalism invented this drug, which by all accounts is a miracle drug relative to its competition. The invisible hand promises to push innovation by promising rewards, which in this case happened. People innovate because innovation can lead to wealth. If there were no wealth [...]

  • someguy66 commented on the diary post Best images in the aftermath of horrible Trayvon Martin verdict. by Steelydan3 (Philip Shropshire).

    2013-07-16 02:49:22View | Delete

    Lets just stop arguing about who’s right and who’s wrong. There’s no point, we’re all obviously biased one way or the other. Some closed their minds as soon as they heard “white shoots black”. Others just don’t trust black people. We have a system where by design, does its best to take out any bias. [...]

  • someguy66 commented on the diary post Trayvon’s Family Might be Required to Pay Zimmerman’s Lost Wages by spocko.

    2013-07-16 02:43:11View | Delete

    The problem is the definition of frivolous. The easiest to clear any doubt is loser pays. Either way, I don’t think this case will come to that. As for the concept of open the doors of the courthouse, I’m not going to say much except that the doors are open wide for lawyers, and the [...]

  • someguy66 commented on the diary post Trayvon’s Family Might be Required to Pay Zimmerman’s Lost Wages by spocko.

    2013-07-15 10:56:22View | Delete

    The laws there to prevent frivolous civil suits which have no chance of winning or go beyond common sense. For example, someone hit by a car might sue the other driver, the car manufacturer, the police, the hospital, and the city wasting everyone’s time and money.

  • someguy66 commented on the diary post Something’s Wrong by LibWingofLibWing.

    2013-07-15 02:32:18View | Delete

    I will agree with you on one point. Not everyone is afforded the equal right to such competent defense. However, I would not say that they overwhelmed the prosecution. The state had ample resource, but little evidence.

  • someguy66 commented on the diary post Zimmerman Verdict: Not Guilty — Livestream by Elliott.

    2013-07-14 21:18:29View | Delete

    So if florida police sucks so much, handle your own problems? Vigilante justice? TM shouldn’t count on police to get there on time, while GZ should wait in his car and wait for police to get there? Your arguments are getting weak. Both people should have just avoided confrontation and waited for police. Both had [...]

  • someguy66 commented on the diary post Zimmerman Verdict: Not Guilty — Livestream by Elliott.

    2013-07-14 21:11:09View | Delete

    A town like Sanford, what would you do.

  • someguy66 commented on the diary post Zimmerman Verdict: Not Guilty — Livestream by Elliott.

    2013-07-14 21:09:51View | Delete

    You didn’t answer my question. What form of justice would you prefer? Presumption of guilt until proven innocent. A jury of peers more like the persecution than the defendant? Then in that case, if the roles were reversed and GZ was dead and Trayvon was on the defense, would an all white jury be ok? [...]

  • someguy66 commented on the diary post Zimmerman Verdict: Not Guilty — Livestream by Elliott.

    2013-07-14 19:51:41View | Delete

    No justice system is above reproach. But look at the alternative. Public lynch mob? Judge, jury, and executioner all rolled into one? Public vote? I don’t know if a different jury composition would give a different verdict. Yes, some people will get away with murder, its possible because of reasonable doubt. But whats the alternative?

  • someguy66 commented on the diary post Zimmerman Verdict: Not Guilty — Livestream by Elliott.

    2013-07-14 19:39:56View | Delete

    Then enlighten us all, you feel threatened by a person you feel is dangerous. Hes following you and you have 4 minutes. What would you do.

  • someguy66 commented on the diary post Zimmerman Verdict: Not Guilty — Livestream by Elliott.

    2013-07-14 19:38:15View | Delete

    Ok, first, I’m not white. Second I’m not a suburbanite.

    So when a black person feels threatened in the south, they should not call police. That’s your belief?

  • someguy66 commented on the diary post Zimmerman Verdict: Not Guilty — Livestream by Elliott.

    2013-07-14 19:32:17View | Delete

    Then we agree, you don’t confront the person that your perceive to be dangerous, you get the fuck away. You have 4 minutes, you get the fuck away.

  • someguy66 commented on the diary post Zimmerman Verdict: Not Guilty — Livestream by Elliott.

    2013-07-14 19:16:30View | Delete

    So when someone you feel is dangerous and following you and there is a 4 minute gap. In that time, the best option is not to get away and call police, but rather to confront the person who you feel is dangerous.

  • someguy66 commented on the diary post Zimmerman Verdict: Not Guilty — Livestream by Elliott.

    2013-07-14 19:13:07View | Delete

    If the only form of justice you will acknowledge is that the verdict is as you would have it. Then that is not justice, that’s just anger. If each side presents their evidence and it is not enough to convince a jury of peers, then by law, it has to be not guilty. And also, [...]

  • someguy66 commented on the diary post Zimmerman Verdict: Not Guilty — Livestream by Elliott.

    2013-07-14 19:04:09View | Delete

    Then you might say that carrying a gun is justified then. If I were Trayvon, I would run away and call police if had 4 minutes to so. If someone suspicious is following me. I would walk to a well lit public area preferably with people around and call police. In what world do you [...]

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