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Postby Ace Rimmer » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:17 pm

Mas Tnega wrote:It was for the Die Hard fans! Hyukyukyuk!

I thought the name sounded strangely familiar.

/me wonders who will be the 'new' Dirty Harry after Die Hard finnally ends.
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Postby zjoere » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:40 pm

Maybe they'll make a dirty harry reboot? Or just a die hard reboot.
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Postby Feud » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:43 am

Ace Rimmer wrote:/me wonders who will be the 'new' Dirty Harry after Die Hard finnally ends.


Eh?
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Postby GreenRock » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:33 am

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GreenRock wrote:I missed being on the internet for fun. College seems a little bleak now, with all the work... don't even like the college I'm going to... commuting from home.... yeah :?


On a funny note of this, class starts for me tomorrow. Due the first day of class are five legal briefs, plus several pages of questions and about 60 pages of reading covering about 15 or so cases.

Yay homework!


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Postby Ace Rimmer » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:54 pm

Feud wrote:
Ace Rimmer wrote:/me wonders who will be the 'new' Dirty Harry after Die Hard finnally ends.


Eh?

John McClane is/was the new Dirty Harry Callahan. Once the Die Hard series ends, somebody else is sure to take up the mantle of 'do whatever it takes to get the job done' movie cop.
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Postby zjoere » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:26 am

So Todd Akin apparently has decided to stay in the election race. Pretty funny guy actually. And also reveling one of the things I always find strange about Americans: on the one hand you are geniuses that can land on the moon and mars and on the other hand there are people like Todd Akin. Makes you wonder if there are any americans that don't fall into the genius or complete lunatic dumbfuck territory :wink:
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Postby Feud » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:20 pm

We like to keep people on their toes.
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Postby GreenRock » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:47 am

zjoere wrote:So Todd Akin apparently has decided to stay in the election race. Pretty funny guy actually. And also reveling one of the things I always find strange about Americans: on the one hand you are geniuses that can land on the moon and mars and on the other hand there are people like Todd Akin. Makes you wonder if there are any americans that don't fall into the genius or complete lunatic dumbfuck territory :wink:


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Postby zjoere » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:41 am

The picture is broken?
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Postby Feud » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:03 pm

In other news, Breivik has been sentenced to about 3 months of jail time for every person he killed.

I realize that's the maximum he could be given, and that they can hold him after the 21 years if they think he's still a danger, but still.
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Postby Xarlaxas » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:16 pm

Well, what did you expect them to do? Change the law just because of him?

It is very unlikely he will ever be released, as I doubt that they will ever consider him *not* a continuing threat after what he did.
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Postby Feud » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:29 pm

No, I neither expect them to, nor do I think they should. I dislike retroactive legislation or ex post facto laws.

Rather, I see it as an inherent flaw of the Norwegian legal system. In law, how and why something is done is often just as important or more so than what is actually done, as it carries legal and symbolic weight. Regardless of whether functionally this will end up being a life sentence, I dislike what the verdict represents.
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Postby Xocrates » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:33 pm

Feud wrote:I see it as an inherent flaw of the Norwegian legal system.

Flaw? Or differing standards?
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Postby Feud » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:39 pm

A different standard from what? I haven't compared it to anything.

I presume you mean a different standard from either what I believe, or from the US legal system. It's certainly a different standard than what I would like, and a different one from the US. But, I'm not saying the US system is free of it's own flaws in murder cases.

Regardless of whether the result is the same as if the ruling were for life in prison, I dislike the legal system declaring him to be sane, declaring a punishment for his actions, but then reserving the right to indefinitely extend that punishment for what may be decades on end. I see that as a shortcoming. Law should stand for the the why and the justice involved as much as actual result.
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