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Comment This isn't a victory for Behring-Breivik. (Score 3, Insightful) 491

Someone once pointed out that hoping a rapist gets raped in prison isn't a victory for his victim(s), because it somehow gives him what he had coming to him, but it's actually a victory for rape and violence. I wish I could remember who said that, because they are right. The score doesn't go Rapist: 1 World: 1. It goes Rape: 2.

What this man did is unspeakable, and he absolutely deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison. If he needs to be kept away from other prisoners as a safety issue, there are ways to do that without keeping him in solitary confinement, which has been shown conclusively to be profoundly cruel and harmful.

Putting him in solitary confinement, as a punitive measure, is not a victory for the good people in the world. It's a victory for inhumane treatment of human beings. This ruling is, in my opinion, very good and very strong for human rights, *precisely* because it was brought by such a despicable and horrible person. It affirms that all of us have basic human rights, even the absolute worst of us on this planet.

Comment Re: Can we please cann these companies what they (Score 2) 288

That is called running a business.

And we cant have that now can we. Unless you can pay off the legislature to protect your business.

This country was created on little ventures like this, squelching them due to others paying to keep them out of the market seals our fate as a nation.

Comment Re:$1.1 Trillion over 54 years... (Score 1) 540

They may take issue with some things that you do or say but that's not the same thing as being overtly hostile.

Most of them take issue with our very way of life. We are 'too free' for them. They use the UN as a back door way, via treaties, to try to bring us to their level.

But then, your call for nuking of the place doesn't exactly paint you as a particularly smart individual, so you probably still wont get this.

it would have got rid of the problem once and for all. If you haven't noticed, anytime you leave 'survivors' in war, it comes back to bite you in the ass, eventually.,

Comment Re:If yellow stone blows (Score 1) 121

While i agree most everything would die out, i still think that we as a species would make it 10 years or so. ( this is approx ) Locally of course that wouldn't be the case and you would see mass death, but i think a few would hang on a while using some extreme methods.

Could we make it long enough for things to improve then slowly repopulate/rebuild? There is always a chance, but not a great one.

This of course assumes we are not already colonizing mars or something, with the ability to come back at some point. Then at least the concept of mankind would survive.

Comment Re:$1.1 Trillion over 54 years... (Score 1) 540

If America had just allowed free trade with Cuba the inflow of US culture into the country would've long turned it into a pro-US state

There is no evidence to support this. Its just your belief. History shows that few countries are 'usa friendly' just because we send money to them. As a rule, most countries with differing political and social polices tend to be hostile to us, regardless of our fiscal polices with them.

Tho i agree it was short sighted, we should have simply leveled the place and took over the land for our own use ( after the radiation had cleared ). Let them serve as an example for future generations.

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