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  • I'm thoroughly enjoying them!

    7 12.07%
  • I'm disappointed in Mel, I used to like him

    4 6.90%
  • He is a racist, sexist scumbag!

    7 12.07%
  • Hey, who hasn't gone off the deep end while breaking up?

    6 10.34%
  • His gold digging girlfriend set him up

    3 5.17%
  • It's his private life and should remain so, although I listened

    0 0%
  • It's his private life and I didn't listen

    5 8.62%
  • I'm not interested

    12 20.69%
  • He's a big fat hypocrite after claiming such devotion to God!

    4 6.90%
  • Other

    10 17.24%
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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Bitching at someone occasionally isn't abuse - women do it all the time, we're not labeled abusers.

    The occasional tiff - maybe a smack or two - sure, it's not right but it's not wretched, either . .. in poor taste but still not abuse.

    Something only because abuse if it's constant and routine.

    So, if Mel's *always* talking smack to his wife and so on - then the 'abuse' arguments would hold water.
    You actually don't think knocking your SO's teeth out doesn't constitute abuse, as long as it's rare?

    How about for children? If you never hit your kid, but lose your temper and give him a spiral fracture one day, that's not abuse?

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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

    I was wondering when somebody would notice that those apples are oranges.

    You've got to hit somebody pretty damn hard to knock their teeth out.

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    You actually don't think knocking your SO's teeth out doesn't constitute abuse, as long as it's rare?

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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

    I think this is a very good blog post, especially this bit:

    While I was grieving the above-mentioned situation, my therapist said something that initiated my healing process even faster. She told me that she would rather be a victim than a perpetrator. At first I was appalled, thinking that I never wanted to be a victim! But then her sentence sunk into the depth of my soul. I was proud of myself for diffusing the fury of anger within myself instead of inflicting it onto anyone else, including my ex. I was proud of myself for being able to walk away from the loss of physical possessions and personal finances in exchange for my health, happiness and personal integrity. Now, this is what Mel Gibson needs to learn. I believe that Oksana has her equal part in this tragic situation, but Mel's lack of control perfectly feeds her manipulative tactics. It is a jackpot attraction of dysfunction.

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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Beating solves nothing, only makes things worse. When will man ever learn this tidbit of wisdom?
    Probably the last person left alive of the entire human race.
    But of course by then the matter will be of no importance.

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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Just want to find out the varying positions on this highly politically important subject.


    Edit: here are the the rants at the following site

    RadarOnline.com
    I think he's in need of some serious psychiatric help, and I really do hope he seeks/finds it. I feel bad for the guy because he probably has great potential, but is so screwed up that he just can't let go of his real problems.
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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    You actually don't think knocking your SO's teeth out doesn't constitute abuse, as long as it's rare?

    How about for children? If you never hit your kid, but lose your temper and give him a spiral fracture one day, that's not abuse?
    Perhaps it's up to the individuals involved in the occasional fight to determine if it's abuse or not and whether they will file charges or not . . . instead of everyone else looking at limited information and then casting a judgment according to what we perceive or what we determine is unacceptable for *ourselves*

    And children have nothing to do with this domestic-violence-and-adults topic we're discussing.
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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

    Mel is a anti semite, racist, and a sexist scumbag. He is also an incredibly gifted actor, can't wait for his next movie.
    Last edited by SgtRock; 07-15-10 at 11:13 PM.
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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Mel is a anti semite, racist, and a sexist scumbag.
    Iow, he's a human after all. I love his movies too.
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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Mel is a anti semite, racist, and a sexist scumbag. He is also an incredibly gifted actor, can't wait for his next movie.
    I do agree with that
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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Mel is a anti semite, racist, and a sexist scumbag. He is also an incredibly gifted actor, can't wait for his next movie.
    I think he has talent I do not think he "gifted". He got lucky and went with the flow no where near as gifted as Van Gogh. Now his mental illness is coming out.

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