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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    I know exactly what the term means and I applied it correctly.
    Well you would be wrong again, as is typical with many of your highly emotional outbursts. The notion that my arguments are somehow elitist requires the willing suspension of disbelief; something you are quite good at I might add.



    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    I'm fairly certain that derailment of this thread occurred when you asked me who I voted for.
    Well, you would be wrong again but at least you are consistent. I would say it began with this post:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...post1058299474

    As is typical with someone who always wears their emotional hyperbole on their sleeves, you never fail to try to make this all about me rather than post anything related to the thread topic or argument at hand.

    I think there is a term for it.....oh yes; we call that trolling and baiting.

    Carry on. It is obvious you have no other purpose here and just want to bore me with more of your absurd notions about what an elitist I am.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Well you would be wrong again, as is typical with many of your highly emotional outbursts. The notion that my arguments are somehow elitist requires the willing suspension of disbelief; something you are quite good at I might add.

    Again, you fail to refute my claim. Hardly surprising. Amusing that it comes from someone who always claims that everyone else's posts are not substance-based.



    Well, you would be wrong again but at least you are consistent. I would say it began with this post:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...post1058299474

    As is typical with someone who always wears their emotional hyperbole on their sleeves, you never fail to try to make this all about me rather than post anything related to the thread topic or argument at hand.

    I think there is a term for it.....oh yes; we call that trolling and baiting.

    Carry on. It is obvious you have no other purpose here and just want to bore me with more of your absurd notions about what an elitist I am.
    I have posted plenty of times on the topic at hand. Again, your confirmation bias blinds you to the obvious. Oh well.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    None of the people I have voted for on a national level have won. This does not mean I am going to quit voting for people I believe will better the country.
    In other words, none of your votes have done anything to make the country better.

    Think about that for a minute while you contemplate the reality that you really only have TWO choices that are actually going to get elected and get back to me.

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    How is Ron Paul the lesser of two evils?
    Who made this argument?

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    ...And now the concept of irony has been successfully lost on you. Quite an eventful day for you, eh?
    How amusing, and yet you don't find the FACT that voting for someone who doesn't have a chance to get elected as not being ironic?

    Fascinating. Okay, I am done toying with you; you’re not even an intellectual challenge.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    In other words, none of your votes have done anything to make the country better.

    Think about that for a minute while you contemplate the reality that you really only have TWO choices that are actually going to get elected and get back to me.
    Ah, but you, perpetuating the status quo, have done so much good?

    Who made this argument?
    Read the part of your post I responded to.

    How amusing, and yet you don't find the FACT that voting for someone who doesn't have a chance to get elected as not being ironic?

    Fascinating. Okay, I am done toying with you; you’re not even an intellectual challenge.
    Ah, what a shame. I'll never be as smart as you.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    In other words, none of your votes have done anything to make the country better.
    And your votes have made the country better?

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

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    Mikeey rules
    I think proper punctuation puts Mikeey in the corner.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Why? The individual clearly wants this dropped. She was the victim, not you or I. Neither you nor myself have degrees in psychology or the ability to analyze and evaluate the victim's mental state, so to say that she is psychologically damaged and imply that her desires are therefore skewed is absurd.
    I am not saying that it should be dropped because she is or is not psychologically damaged… I am saying that her opinion is irrelevant to the fact that the DA can and should pursue charges against a person accused of the crime because that is in the best interest of the state.

    Sure, she wants to let it go, and that is fine… but she is putting her interest ahead of society. Society wants and needs those that break laws to face the consequence of their action, and in the case of felonies, off of the street. Can you imagine if we just let a murderer of my daughter go because the I wanted them to and the murderer came over and murdered your mother?

    If the victim wanted to press charges, I would be on board.
    You are not addressing the aspect of a consequence.

    I do not even know how to respond to such an ill-informed accusation. What "socialist agenda" am I pushing?
    No idea… you probably aren’t, but it sounded funny. It was just a thought that perhaps you are getting brainwashed by some doofy professors at university. I was simply noting that you seem to have changed, from analytical to emotional or something, that is all…
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I am not saying that it should be dropped because she is or is not psychologically damaged… I am saying that her opinion is irrelevant to the fact that the DA can and should pursue charges against a person accused of the crime because that is in the best interest of the state.

    Sure, she wants to let it go, and that is fine… but she is putting her interest ahead of society. Society wants and needs those that break laws to face the consequence of their action, and in the case of felonies, off of the street. Can you imagine if we just let a murderer of my daughter go because the I wanted them to and the murderer came over and murdered your mother?
    What society are we protecting? He's not in our country anymore, he is no longer a threat to you or I.

    No idea… you probably aren’t, but it sounded funny. It was just a thought that perhaps you are getting brainwashed by some doofy professors at university. I was simply noting that you seem to have changed, from analytical to emotional or something, that is all…
    It's the psychedelics. Altering one's perceptions of reality has a tendency to shake the foundations of things one thought they might know.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    What society are we protecting? He's not in our country anymore, he is no longer a threat to you or I.
    Oh god... are you trying to be obtuse?

    If back in the day, she decided not to want to have him prosocuted, he would still be in and around Hollywood making movies at some level, most likely... our society. Even in France, they are mostly the same. He was caught and about to be convicted, so he ran, perhaps that scared him straight, but if she was allowed to just let him off then even that would not have happened. That is why we don't get to decide, the DA or authorities do, they are IMPARTIAL.


    It's the psychedelics. Altering one's perceptions of reality has a tendency to shake the foundations of things one thought they might know.
    Perceptions are constantly changing, even if only minutely... Gotta be careful about being too radical, sometimes what we think we know and then challenge was actually correct in the first place. Emotions can be a mess to altering perceptions.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Oh god... are you trying to be obtuse?

    If back in the day, she decided not to want to have him prosocuted, he would still be in and around Hollywood making movies at some level, most likely... our society. Even in France, they are mostly the same. He was caught and about to be convicted, so he ran, perhaps that scared him straight, but if she was allowed to just let him off then even that would not have happened. That is why we don't get to decide, the DA or authorities do, they are IMPARTIAL.
    Horribly incorrect. DAs are not impartial. In fact, most of them tote their number of convictions as a badge of honor when election time rolls around. The more they convict, the safer the herd feel. The DA does himself a favor by prosecuting Polanski, regardless of whether "justice" is served.

    Perceptions are constantly changing, even if only minutely...
    I concur. Waking consciousness is something developed and practiced on a daily basis by myself. It's one of the main reasons I am so fond of Buddhism.

    Gotta be careful about being too radical, sometimes what we think we know and then challenge was actually correct in the first place.
    Can you be more specific?

    Emotions can be a mess to altering perceptions.
    I concur. Although, I would disagree that my argument is emotional. I simply think we are coming at this from different angles.
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