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  • The French are absolutely correct to do what they're doing.

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Thread: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

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    re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    How? They're not citing anything you do for their reasons. They're citing objection to the death penalty, which does not apply.
    Ever heard of principle?

    No one trusts the US justice system any more, and the French have never trusted it. More people have been screwed in the US justice system than any where else in the western world. I know my own country refuses to extradite people to the US now days without being presented with all the evidence and even then it is far from sure. Why? because of several cases where a person was extradited on certain conditions and then the prosecutor went back on those conditions when the person landed on US soil.

    And in the Roman Polanski case.. he served his time.
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    re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And in the Roman Polanski case.. he served his time.
    How's that?
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    re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Ever heard of principle?

    No one trusts the US justice system any more, and the French have never trusted it. More people have been screwed in the US justice system than any where else in the western world. I know my own country refuses to extradite people to the US now days without being presented with all the evidence and even then it is far from sure. Why? because of several cases where a person was extradited on certain conditions and then the prosecutor went back on those conditions when the person landed on US soil.

    And in the Roman Polanski case.. he served his time.
    No one expected this response, at all.
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    re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    How's that?
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    re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    No one expected this response, at all.
    Indeed, there is absolutely no mention of apple in there

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    re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    How? They're not citing anything you do for their reasons. They're citing objection to the death penalty, which does not apply.
    I didn't tie my reasoning to the reasons they're citing, nor am I required to.
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    And the epitaph drear: “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”

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    re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    Indeed, there is absolutely no mention of apple in there
    Too busy enjoying Windows 8 to notice.
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    re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Ever heard of principle?

    No one trusts the US justice system any more, and the French have never trusted it. More people have been screwed in the US justice system than any where else in the western world. I know my own country refuses to extradite people to the US now days without being presented with all the evidence and even then it is far from sure. Why? because of several cases where a person was extradited on certain conditions and then the prosecutor went back on those conditions when the person landed on US soil.

    And in the Roman Polanski case.. he served his time.
    When I saw that you quoted me, I snickered out loud "oh, this should be good." As far as inane, pointless responses go, this didn't disappoint.

    It was already made clear that the death penalty would not and could not be in play here, at all. You suggest that it could somehow change, and that suggestion is 100% koo-koo for Coca Puffs, based no doubt on a willful ignorance in favor of a compelling desire to bash the United States. There is no possibility that there could be a death penalty at play here, none whatsoever.

    Not to mention it has absolutely nothing to do with the reasons I objected to soot's post and what HE said.

    Why do you continue to post such sniveling, ignorant things no matter how many times you're crushed down afterwards? Is bashing the US really so important to you that you're willing to come off as an idiot just about every time?
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    re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    I didn't tie my reasoning to the reasons they're citing, nor am I required to.
    You are if you're ascribing moral weight to what they do, as you did.
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    re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Ever heard of principle?

    No one trusts the US justice system any more, and the French have never trusted it. More people have been screwed in the US justice system than any where else in the western world. I know my own country refuses to extradite people to the US now days without being presented with all the evidence and even then it is far from sure. Why? because of several cases where a person was extradited on certain conditions and then the prosecutor went back on those conditions when the person landed on US soil.

    And in the Roman Polanski case.. he served his time.
    The only principle applied here is that the French don't consider drugging and having non-consensual sex with a 13 year old child rape. Add into that Roman was famous in France and that combined with money meant no extradition. This case had nothing whatsoever to do with the death penalty.

    If you're going to be a non-extradition country then you should also be on the trade exclusion list. Oh, and you can then have all our child rapists and murderers, see how that works out for you.

    The time he served was nothing, he's managed to pull a modified OJ with the help of the French. Doesn't speak well of the French.

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