Everyone is born a homo sapiens sapiens but not everyone is a human. -RW
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
The real fact of the matter is that individual people have vastly different tolerances to alcohol. That is concrete indisputable medical science.
So your links that don't acknowledge that fact are nothing but ridiculous anti-science BS and bigotry.
Last edited by Muhammed; 12-13-13 at 02:25 AM.
I love math. It has always been my strength. In high school I didn't hang out with the cool kids so I had no access to alcohol. I lived in a dry county so finding alcohol from my family or other source was out of the question too. But wait! Vanilla extract is sold over the counter with 35% alcohol. This was awesome. Perhaps I could get drunk off of this let me calculate it.
2 ounce bottle of vanilla extract x .35 = 0.7 ounces of alcohol
Now I have to make sure I am not drinking too much alcohol. My health teacher was very vivid when describing the dangers of alcohol poisoning. I didn't want to drink too much so I calculated the amount of alcohol in a 6 pack of beer. Average beer has less than 5% but some do have 5.5%. I'll work with the larger number to maximize my ability to become intoxicated.
72 ounces of beer x .055 = 3.96 ounces of alcohol
I need to drink 11 ounces of vanilla extra to obtain the effect of 6 beers. No thank you. I continued to do a similar calculation with Lemon extract which was 90% alcohol. I finally learned to buy two bottles of lemon extract and mix it with Sunny Delight orange juice. Boy was that nasty.
Anyways, the moral of the story is a vanilla malt milk shake from Sonic doesn't contain a 2 ounce bottle of vanilla extract but even if it did it would not place you over the legal limit.
The "oops" is all yours.
The two cases are not comparable at all.
In the above case we have a direct and deliberate act to harm someone.
In the case at hand, we have an accident.
And you somehow think they are comparable.
Btw, to put your "oops" into better perspective...
The victims mother of the case you present, said the following about the sentencing aspect of that case.
Still, Gregory’s mother, Anita Lauterbach, said she remembers the judge being more into rehabilitation rather than race.
"She wanted to send him to one of these special places in Arizona. But no one would take him,” Lauterbach said. “We were horrified. We just couldn't believe it. The district attorney and I were just sitting on pins and needles. But when nobody would take him, [it was] a sigh of relief."
Sentence in 16-year-old's drunk driving case raises questions about judge's previous decision | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth
And from the above article because some folks seem not to understand.
"What a lot of people don't understand is that juvenile courts are actually created to reform, as opposed to adults criminal systems are designed to punish people," Monroe added.
"The law is reason, free from passion."
That is not what happened.
That is not the reason he was given 10 years probation.
Nor is 10 years probation, "scot free".
So again, if he had been given 20 years he would have have been released after two because he is a juvenile.
This way he is doing ten years under the oppressive thumb of the government.
That is not nothing to sneeze at.
Couch was sentenced by a juvenile court judge Tuesday. If he violates the terms of his probation, he could face up to 10 years of incarceration, according to a statement from the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office.
"(The judge) fashioned a sentence that is going to keep Ethan under the thumb of the justice system for the next 10 years," he said. "And if Ethan doesn't do what he's supposed to do, if he has one misstep at all, then this judge, or an adult judge when he's transferred, can then incarcerate him."
Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for deadly DWI crash - CNN.com
His activities will be limited and scrutinized and he will only be able to do those things you mentioned, within the framework of his probation.
Much the way that a prisoner would do those things in the framework of their imprisonment.
Probation is nothing to sneeze at.
"The law is reason, free from passion."
It is the height of irresponsibility and the height of indifference to your fellow man.
If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.
The most successful grassroots campaign of my lifetime remains Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. So many people your age, Your Star, have grown up hearing and internalizing sensible admonitions about drinking and driving, and you've just demonstrated it. Kudos.
Most people also wouldn't think of getting behind the wheel and not buckling up either. These are great changes in societal mores/public sensibilities, I think. (And laws too, of course--wearing a seatbelt wasn't always the law, and requiring kids in the backseat to be buckled in came even later.)
Maybe some of the little kids are listening to "Don't text and drive."
That judge needs to be reprimanded/ impeached/ something. Letting the defense's argument that the boy suffered from "affluenza" (cough cough he's too rich to have to abide by measly peasant laws and consequences) is one of the most unprofessional things I've ever witnessed.