Topix Chitown Regulars

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#78422 Jan 10, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
Bought a "new" car today. It's a newer version of the Jag. Surprisingly my insurance went up only $6 (yeah SIX) dollars. Pretty cool huh?
Congrats! And VERY cool about the $6.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#78423 Jan 10, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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Congrats! And VERY cool about the $6.
Thanks. I'm always worried about insurance going up so six dollars is wonderful. And a major surprise. I almost fell over when I heard that. LOL

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#78424 Jan 10, 2013
I just don't get it.

Law & Order
Woman is raped.
Rapist is a confidential informant with connections.
Threatens her is she tells anyone.
Which she does.
He sets her up for the murder of her boyfriend and gets her sent to jail awaitign trial.
Pulls strings to get a few people out of legal trouble in order for them to bear witness against her.
Skipping over the details of the rest of the show, the DA ended up having to cut a deal to drop the rape charges against him in order to get the chick out of jail and get murder charges fileed against him.

So she's out of jail. No murder charges. And he's pretty much a cooked goose on the murder. If it were me, I'd be thrilled. Yet she was unhappy that he was not goin gto get charged with her rape.

Since: Jan 10

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#78425 Jan 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
I just don't get it.
Law & Order
Woman is raped.
Rapist is a confidential informant with connections.
Threatens her is she tells anyone.
Which she does.
He sets her up for the murder of her boyfriend and gets her sent to jail awaitign trial.
Pulls strings to get a few people out of legal trouble in order for them to bear witness against her.
Skipping over the details of the rest of the show, the DA ended up having to cut a deal to drop the rape charges against him in order to get the chick out of jail and get murder charges fileed against him.
So she's out of jail. No murder charges. And he's pretty much a cooked goose on the murder. If it were me, I'd be thrilled. Yet she was unhappy that he was not goin gto get charged with her rape.
I saw that last night. I got that she was so upset over going to jail and her son being put in foster care, but these cops busted their butts for her and she didn't seem to understand how hard they were working.

And she seemed loopy a lot, spacy, like she was high or brain damaged a bit from drugs/alcohol/beatings.

That was a weird episode. Not a typical cookie cutter.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#78426 Jan 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
I just don't get it.
Law & Order
Woman is raped.
Rapist is a confidential informant with connections.
Threatens her is she tells anyone.
Which she does.
He sets her up for the murder of her boyfriend and gets her sent to jail awaitign trial.
Pulls strings to get a few people out of legal trouble in order for them to bear witness against her.
Skipping over the details of the rest of the show, the DA ended up having to cut a deal to drop the rape charges against him in order to get the chick out of jail and get murder charges fileed against him.
So she's out of jail. No murder charges. And he's pretty much a cooked goose on the murder. If it were me, I'd be thrilled. Yet she was unhappy that he was not goin gto get charged with her rape.
Well, the rape was a violent act against her plus she probably wasn't thinking right. Maybe the writers had an off day since it's just a TV show on not real life.

Watched Person of Interest. It was excellent tonight. Love that show. You gotta watch that. It's worth a small investment to get to know the characters. I won't give the details in cased someone Tivo'd it or plans to watch it later.

Since: Jan 10

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#78427 Jan 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
So she's out of jail. No murder charges. And he's pretty much a cooked goose on the murder. If it were me, I'd be thrilled. Yet she was unhappy that he was not goin gto get charged with her rape.
If he were going free on a technicality, I could understand being unhappy with that plea deal, but he's going away for a long time or even life, be glad he's off the streets for a long time.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#78428 Jan 10, 2013
Toj wrote:
Maybe the writers had an off day since it's just a TV show on not real life.
Sure, but the reason I noted it is because its not the first time I've seen a story line like this. Seen others involving murder where murderer gets charged with murders x, y, & z, but bcause of some technicality, murder w goes uncharged and the family is upset cause THEIR loved one is not getting justice...even though murderer is getting consecuritve life sentences for the others.
edogxxx

Wilmington, IL

#78429 Jan 11, 2013

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#78430 Jan 11, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
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Sure, but the reason I noted it is because its not the first time I've seen a story line like this. Seen others involving murder where murderer gets charged with murders x, y, & z, but bcause of some technicality, murder w goes uncharged and the family is upset cause THEIR loved one is not getting justice...even though murderer is getting consecuritve life sentences for the others.
Yeah, that happens pretty frequently on L&O.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#78431 Jan 11, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
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Sure, but the reason I noted it is because its not the first time I've seen a story line like this. Seen others involving murder where murderer gets charged with murders x, y, & z, but bcause of some technicality, murder w goes uncharged and the family is upset cause THEIR loved one is not getting justice...even though murderer is getting consecuritve life sentences for the others.
Strange.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#78432 Jan 11, 2013
RACE wrote:
No, not going. I try to stay away from drunk rednecks after dark armed with guns.
Have not checked into it, but a shotgun would probably be a better choice than a rifle. But I would keep a 9 with hollow points in case a gator decided to get involved.
Is it a contest, or are they just paid by the pelt?
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News reports said that there was a $5000 prize for teh person who bagged the longest or brought in the most pythons, not sure if that is numerc or by weight. Apparently they are hard to find to kill. Contest is open for a month.
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#78433 Jan 11, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
OK, now use those research powers to find me the times when a gun owner had their own gun used against them, or shot a friend or family member or themselves, or a child got ahold of a secured gun and hurt himself/herself....
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#78434 Jan 11, 2013
RACE wrote:
I try to stay away from drunk rednecks after dark armed with guns.
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What is the point of having friends if you're not going to do anything with them?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#78435 Jan 11, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
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OK, now use those research powers to find me the times when a gun owner had their own gun used against them, or shot a friend or family member or themselves, or a child got ahold of a secured gun and hurt himself/herself....
That was not the purpose of my response. You said you rarely heard of times when a gun was used to prevent crime. I enlightened you. Now your comeback is "Yeah, but still."?

Fail.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#78436 Jan 11, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Strange.
Not strange, really. Sometimes it's because the statute of limitations ran out, realistic stuff like that.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#78438 Jan 11, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
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guns do far more bad than good.
Wow. You don't even realize you've been proven wrong. You really are dense. Maybe the police shouldn't have guns then? Maybe the secret service should give up their guns? So too should the military. Guns do more bad than good so why allow anybody to have them?
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#78439 Jan 11, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Wow. You don't even realize you've been proven wrong. You really are dense. Maybe the police shouldn't have guns then? Maybe the secret service should give up their guns? So too should the military. Guns do more bad than good so why allow anybody to have them?
Yes, because that's what I was talking about. Police and the military and trained professionals. That was the basis of my discussion. Too stupid to insult. Or as I'll be abbreviating it from now on to keep from getting carpal tunnel, TSTI.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#78441 Jan 11, 2013
When Matilda checks in, I am interested in her response to this:
The Feds are recommeding people disable Java from their computers because its security is so poor.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-...

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#78442 Jan 11, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
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Yes, because that's what I was talking about. Police and the military and trained professionals. That was the basis of my discussion. Too stupid to insult. Or as I'll be abbreviating it from now on to keep from getting carpal tunnel, TSTI.
Your claim was guns do far more bad than good. Now you're backpedaling.
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#78443 Jan 11, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Your claim was guns do far more bad than good. Now you're backpedaling.
Yes, citizen guns. You farkin' dolt. Has there been one single word in this debate criticizing the police or military? No. So why in the world would you try to invoke that at this point? I apologize for giving you credit for comprehending context. I will never again overestimate your intelligence or common sense.

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