"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
Edit: Also he didn't hack anything. I think he just took advantage of a system in MIT which let him download them.
"Idealists foolish enough to throw caution to the winds have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.
"The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue. "
"The motto should not be: Forgive one another; rather understand one another. "
Stock takes best interest plea, sentenced for second degree murder
Wednesday, an emotional Cocke County family let a convicted killer hear their anger. Jeffery Lee Stock took a "best interest" plea deal for the murder of 19 year-old Megan Maxwell in 2009.Megan Maxwell's family was not happy with the sentence. Stock will spend a little more than 14 years behind bars when they had hoped for life behind bars. He was sentenced to 18 years for the second degree murder charge, but received nearly four years off for time served.
It sure doesn't result in a comparable sentence, but I don't see that as a good thing. I realize this is not always the case, but it does happen quite often.
Last edited by Pilot; 01-14-13 at 10:33 PM.