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Comment Re:Hillary Clinton says: (Score 5, Insightful) 271 271

And if she had botched her job, the child rapist could have just appealed on that basis and gotten off scot free. The United States has this thing called due process, and that's what stops the folks like you from just lining up anyone accused of a heinous crime and shooting them. Every one is entitled to a competent defendant, regardless of whether they are guilty or not, and if Mrs. Clinton had somehow been removed from the case, then some other lawyer would have just been assigned.

When we lose our moral compass is when we, as a society, decide that due process isn't important anymore. When we revoke the rights of the accused to a proper defendant, to a proper trial, and try them in the Court of Public Opinion. It's been done in the past, and it generally works out to a singular solution, with no quarter and no recourse. But being accused of a crime doesn't mean that one has committed it. Even though Mrs. Clinton was convinced he committed the crime, she wasn't a judge, it wasn't her call to make. That's the way our society is built, that's our system of justice.

Comment Re:Hillary Clinton says: (Score 1) 271 271

That's not when this happened, however. This was 1975, not 2015. How many of today's voters, indeed Hillary's main supporter base, were even alive in 1975? I wasn't, and I can't begin to fathom how it must have been for a female lawyer in 1975.

Comment Re:Hillary Clinton says: (Score 4, Insightful) 271 271

When you're a young lawyer fresh out of law school, I can't imagine you have much choice in the way of cases. Not if you're going to get very far in your law career. Are you suggesting that an accused child rapist doesn't deserve competent legal counsel?

Comment Re:Entertainment (Score 1) 102 102

Sure. There are plenty of smaller, independent games coming out with interesting gameplay mechanics, stories, graphics, etc. Even some indy games that have done well and become big names (including one that still has yet to be released). If you think the games at E3 are all that's out there, then you're missing a ton of good gaming.

Comment Re: I would have expected US carriers to back this (Score 1) 273 273

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could just pack everything once, instead of having to do it again after running through security? Optimal packing for me generally means that the things the TSA wants out for their useless conveyor belt scans are tucked deep inside my carry-on.

Comment Re:Except... (Score 1) 101 101

I was looking for specifics primarily because I've never seen a smartphone with shattered glass that could truly, properly function afterwards. The Nokia, though, could keep on chugging even with half its buttons exposed and the screen spotted with holes. And no, I didn't get that from an internet meme.

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