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Since: Jan 10

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#83407 Apr 2, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> Criminals put more thought in how to get away with the crime than they do in considering the possible punishment if they get caught. They all think they are smart enough to not get caught.
Agreed.

“Incorrupta fides, nudaque veri”

Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#83408 Apr 2, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Dog is often the first one up and posts the columns. His shop is having periodic layoffs. Not good for him but he gets to sleep in and so the rest of us scramble to post Amy/Abby.
It is just a pleasantry, not a cheap shot.
We went through that not long ago, times are tough but getting a little better for some of us.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#83409 Apr 2, 2013
Exxxciiiiiteeeeeed!!!! I am picking my motorcycle up from winter storage Thursday. There does not look to be much good riding weather in the near future, but it is going to be 60 on Thursday, so I think a short ride will be in order. And two of my friends (one guy, one girl) are looking at bikes, so more people to ride with this summer. Yippee!

Since: Jan 10

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#83410 Apr 2, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
Exxxciiiiiteeeeeed!!!! I am picking my motorcycle up from winter storage Thursday. There does not look to be much good riding weather in the near future, but it is going to be 60 on Thursday, so I think a short ride will be in order. And two of my friends (one guy, one girl) are looking at bikes, so more people to ride with this summer. Yippee!
That reminds me, time to get my bike out and get it running to SELL IT!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#83411 Apr 2, 2013
You have been saying that for years. what kinda bike and how much you asking.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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That reminds me, time to get my bike out and get it running to SELL IT!

Since: Aug 08

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#83412 Apr 2, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, please please please! I must drink from the well of knowledge that is Sublime!

My goodness, I can't even get dressed in the morning without first reading something posted by Sublime. I live, breath and take in every single thing you type.

You are brilliant. It has been said that people who are intelligent feel the need to put someone down.

Isn't that right?

Show me more brilliance, master!
^^^ Dumb

Since: Aug 08

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#83413 Apr 2, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>I agree. I think we all wish it did act as a deterrent. It might stop a very small portion of certain types of killers, but I believe most murderers aren't thinking they shouldn't do it b/c they'll get the death penalty.

Some might go the extra step in covering it up so they don't get caught, but if someone wants to kill someone, they'll probably do it.
I thought you weren't going to share your logic... What happened?

Me thinks you were just waiting for someone else present theirs, so that you could latch onto it.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#83414 Apr 2, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, i haven't been on Topix much...as i think it adds so much spam on here...it is actually slowing down my service, quite a bit.....AS for gator, i liked it...wish they would start catching and selling the meat of pythons that they catch in the everglades...they are an invasive species......
I don't get spam so much as the internet feezes when I am here. It happens on my work computer and in a slightly different ay on my home computer. I suspect it is some of the scripts running from the ads. Call it the cost of "free".

Hey, Regs, this is Go Blue Forever. I met Go Blue on a different thread and invited her (?)to stop by.

Let's see.
Redhead with glasses is a Hawkeye transported to MN
Sublime is a Badger transported to SC
I was an Illini and Blue Demon.

Tonka is from FL but I will mess up which is his team.
Sam I Am is omni-team but has connections to get really good tickets.

Some like Squishy and Aisle Sitter don't talk about team affiliation much.

Like I said, lurk or stop by as you please.

Since: Aug 08

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#83415 Apr 2, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, your counter argument is weak. Good God, man, I thought you were a lawyer.

"Your honor, there's no proof my client killed anyone."
Sub: "yeah, but there's no proof he didn't NOT kill anyone, either. So he is guilty as charged, right?"

Come on, man.
You are the one who used that argument. I merely used the same one against you to demonstrate how weak it was for you to do so. I'm glad you have seen the light and agree.

Since: Aug 08

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#83416 Apr 2, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>It is also retribution. In my opinion that is an equally valid consideration to deterrence.
I agree.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#83417 Apr 2, 2013
Ricky F wrote:
<quoted text>We went through that not long ago, times are tough but getting a little better for some of us.
Hope that is contagious.

Are you in the Midwest?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#83418 Apr 2, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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^^^ Dumb
Magnificent! I was right! I KNEW you could spell it! I thought it might have been a simple typographical error in your prior post.

You continue to amaze me.

Since: Aug 08

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#83419 Apr 2, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>There are still murders, there are still armed robberies, there are still all types of crime. I can argue that punishments hardly ever serve as a deterrent.
You can argue this, but you've yet to present anything other than conclusory statements to back this up. Your argument consists of, it is because I say it is.

Since: Aug 08

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#83420 Apr 2, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>No, I do not think that soemone committing a crime considers the consequences in advance other than trying not to get caught. The cool calculation, if any, goes into risk avoidance not potential consequences.
So if we just made armed robbery a $100 fine misdemeanor, you don't think the incidents of armed robbery would increase at all?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#83421 Apr 2, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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I thought you weren't going to share your logic... What happened?
Me thinks you were just waiting for someone else present theirs, so that you could latch onto it.
I still have not. I am awaiting to soak up your brilliance.

Since: Jan 10

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#83422 Apr 2, 2013
RACE wrote:
You have been saying that for years. what kinda bike and how much you asking.
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2003 Yamaha Vstar Custom, 6,000 miles or so (I think), I'll ask for $3,500 or $4K, won't settle for less than $3K.

Since: Aug 08

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#83424 Apr 2, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>IF they did, wouldn't we have a lower crime rate than we do?

I don't think criminals think all that much.
It's all relative. If not for the deterrence effect our crime rate would be even higher.

Like I have said, make armed robbery a $100 fine misdemeanor and armed robbery incidents will, without a doubt, increase. This would not happen if criminals gave consequences absolutely no thought. Do all criminals give such thought; no, but some do?

Since: Aug 08

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#83425 Apr 2, 2013
Just got a quick release sissy bar (back rest for the passenger) for my bike this afternoon.$415 with all the other shyte I need to install it. Bambi will appreciate it.

I wanted a quick release one because I don't want it on when I don't have a passenger.

Since: Aug 08

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#83426 Apr 2, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>I still have not. I am awaiting to soak up your brilliance.
You still have not? Then what were you just babbling about?

You soaking up brilliance? Perhaps if pigs could fly. I wouldn't hold your breath ... on second thought maybe you should.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#83427 Apr 2, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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2003 Yamaha Vstar Custom, 6,000 miles or so (I think), I'll ask for $3,500 or $4K, won't settle for less than $3K.
So it looks like this?

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/mcy/3682682...

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