Actually, objectively, I *am* right.
The overwhelmingly positive reviews - and I mean from professional critics - would suggest that plenty of people disagree with you.
What objective measures did you use to assess its quality?
Why do people keep saying that JJ Trek 1 was a good movie?
Because other people have their own minds and their own opinions. You're not "right" and neither are they.
was a failure in several key areas, like believable physics
Yeah, because that's where Star Trek used to really shine.
Now when you see it every couple of minutes, and know it was digitally inserted, that sort of just makes no sense.
I thought they were all, or at least most, done in-camera.
That said what Abrams is doing is not a reboot... The new Doctor Who is a reboot.
In what sense is Trek not a reboot, but new Who is?
As the AC so aptly explained, responsibility only applies if you actually harm someone.
So as long as I'm a bad enough shot, I can go on as many shooting rampages as I like? Run as many red lights as I like until I crash into someone, or drive at whatever speed I want until I run someone down?
I'd really rather have the selfish and irresponsible be made to face up to the potential consequences of their actions before anyone comes to harm. In lieu of that, a slap on the wrist often does nicely.
Sooner or later, you'll learn that law has nothing to do with morality, ethics, innocence or guilt.
I really don't see how you've come to that conclusion.
It's purely utilitarian and mostly a utility of the fortunate to wield their power over everyone else.
Who are the "fortunate" you're referring to, what is this power they wield and what's so orgasmic to them about wielding it?
You fight all traffic tickets, even if you know you're 100% guilty because it is your right to a trial
You can fight all the tickets you want - I'll decide what I do about my own tickets, thanks.
fines and consequences are vastly disproportionate
I get the feeling that you mean that unqualified statement literally. However low you set any fine, some armchair anarchist somewhere will take as a provocation and an infringement on their personal liberty.
How does that justify a tip line for people to report suspected terrorist activity?
It doesn't. Don't the cops have a non-immediate-emergency number for this kind thing? 912? I made it a point to memorise the local police force's main phone number, which has come in handy a couple of times.
A newspaper report of statements by the police about the actions of these people seem very suspicious to me.
Quabbin, though... I dunno, sounds suspiciously Muslim to me.
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