Who interviewed the President in the WH? Wasn't Fox.Comment Posted By Ronald Earl On 24.10.2009 @ 08:30
I read that the 13 year old girl's parents want the case dismissed. They settled out of court for an undisclosed sum. Buy your justice.
Don't exactly remember where I read it today - might have been that Salon article I linked - but the idea that the woman herself wants the case dropped or her family is satisfied is beside the point. We should seek justice for its own sake and not due to the victim's wishes or fears.
Unrealistic? Impractical? The intellectual argument that this attitude represents an attempt at "perfect" justice doesn't move me in this case. Polanski's flight and subsequent 30 years of thumbing his nose at the system requires that he be brought back to face justice. It may be determined that all the mitigating factors being spouted by the left will come into play. But first and foremost, he must be returned so that the concept of "justice" is satisfied.
ed.Comment Posted By Ronald Earl On 29.09.2009 @ 08:58
Feel better now Rick?Comment Posted By Ronald Earl On 20.09.2009 @ 17:10
Didn't Iran recently launch a satellite that achieved orbit. It takes an ICBM to do this.
They used a modified Shahab 2 which is a medium range missile. The reason they got it into orbit (it only lasted 10 days or so in orbit) was that it weighed only around 12 pounds. A nuclear warhead weighs around 1500 pounds - quite a difference.
ed.Comment Posted By Ronald Earl On 18.09.2009 @ 11:07
This is what is so sad about politics, our choices.Comment Posted By Ronald Earl On 15.09.2009 @ 13:36
Does this mean The Big O is also the cause of the right shift in Europe?
Heh - no not at all. The people of Europe don't need Obama to take their own governments to task for mucking things up royally. Just like the people of Lebanon and Iran were completely unaffected by Obama's Cairo speech. To believe they were is to also believe that the people's of the world live and die, moment by moment, with whatever the US or Obama says or does. It might surprise some Americans on both the right and the left that unless we're stomping on them at any given moment, the rest of the world could care less what goes on here.
ed.Comment Posted By Ronald Earl On 10.06.2009 @ 08:24
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