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“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#83432 Apr 2, 2013
My SIL's latest surly tweet/Facebook post is something about her jeans ripping when she sat down.

*cough* Freshman forty *cough, cough*

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#83433 Apr 2, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
My SIL's latest surly tweet/Facebook post is something about her jeans ripping when she sat down.
*cough* Freshman forty *cough, cough*
Wow. Not the kind of thing you would think someone would advertise.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#83434 Apr 2, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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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.
Now that's a let down. I thought you were brilliant.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#83435 Apr 2, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
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Wow. Not the kind of thing you would think someone would advertise.
Oh, and not just *a* pair of jeans,*another* pair of jeans. I'd have kept that one under my hat.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#83436 Apr 2, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, and not just *a* pair of jeans,*another* pair of jeans. I'd have kept that one under my hat.
Does she have a job during the school year? Even a few hours a week would help her meet other people (adults!) and she could make money for new jeans.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#83437 Apr 2, 2013
Speaking of Rutgers, this video is now on ESPN.

http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/912579...

I have always been proud of Rutgers' football program because whether or not we were winning, our coaches were teaching their student athletes about teamwork and respect. The Men's basketball program, though? Kevin Bannon was the coach when I left RU (google him). Watching that video of Mike Rice made me so angry. Didn't we learn anything from the Bobby Knight situation? Why wasn't Rice fired immediately?
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#83438 Apr 2, 2013
My neighbor died in a motorcycle accident this weekend. They did a big memorial on the street behind my house. 60+ bikers revving their engines for 2 minutes straight. It was rather touching to see all the people that came out. The guy was pretty young.

You motorcyclists be careful out there!!!

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#83439 Apr 2, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>Now that's a let down. I thought you were brilliant.
I didn't say I was brilliant. I said you are an effing idiot. Thanks for demonstrating it once again.

Since: Jan 10

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#83440 Apr 2, 2013
Stina wrote:
My neighbor died in a motorcycle accident this weekend. They did a big memorial on the street behind my house. 60+ bikers revving their engines for 2 minutes straight. It was rather touching to see all the people that came out. The guy was pretty young.
You motorcyclists be careful out there!!!
Sorry to hear that.:( I went to a former coworker's daughter's wake services a few years ago, road there on my motorcycle, not knowing her daughter had died on her own motorcycle (going freeway speeds up north, and a deer came out of the ditch and collided with her). There were tons of bikers there. They stick together.

Race, that seems similar to mine. Mine's two-tone purple. I think that's custom, because classic has the footboards, which I would have liked.

Since: Aug 08

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#83441 Apr 2, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Sure they would. It would become as prevalent as smoking dope.
How can that be if as many folks on here have said, i.e. criminals don't think of the consequences before committing crimes?

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#83442 Apr 2, 2013
Stina wrote:
My neighbor died in a motorcycle accident this weekend. They did a big memorial on the street behind my house. 60+ bikers revving their engines for 2 minutes straight. It was rather touching to see all the people that came out. The guy was pretty young.

You motorcyclists be careful out there!!!
Thx stigma. Sorry to hear that.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#83443 Apr 2, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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I didn't say I was brilliant. I said you are an effing idiot. Thanks for demonstrating it once again.
It might be that you are right about something.

Since: Oct 12

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#83444 Apr 2, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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IF they did, wouldn't we have a lower crime rate than we do?
I don't think criminals think all that much.
I was in law enforcement once, and i would bet that one great thing, that cop's LOVE....is that most scumbags are thick as a brick, or drunk, or wasted......lol.....

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#83445 Apr 2, 2013
Stina wrote:
My neighbor died in a motorcycle accident this weekend. They did a big memorial on the street behind my house. 60+ bikers revving their engines for 2 minutes straight. It was rather touching to see all the people that came out. The guy was pretty young.

You motorcyclists be careful out there!!!
I am so sorry to hear that.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#83446 Apr 2, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>It might be that you are right about something.
Dumb

Since: Aug 08

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#83447 Apr 2, 2013
Even your comebacks show a lack of intelligence.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#83449 Apr 2, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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.
And what have you presented? I will not argue whether punishment serves as a deterrent because that is irrelevant to me. I don't believe that it does. That is the extent of my "argument" on the matter. You, however, can't seem to let it go. Are you expecting me to PROVE deterrence isn't a factor? How should I "prove" that exactly? I can point out recidivism rates and the fact there are people being sent to prison for willingly breaking the law. There ya go, there's your "proof."

Since: Aug 08

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#83450 Apr 2, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>And what have you presented? I will not argue whether punishment serves as a deterrent because that is irrelevant to me. I don't believe that it does. That is the extent of my "argument" on the matter. You, however, can't seem to let it go. Are you expecting me to PROVE deterrence isn't a factor? How should I "prove" that exactly? I can point out recidivism rates and the fact there are people being sent to prison for willingly breaking the law. There ya go, there's your "proof."
I've already proved punishment is a deterrence. Make armed robbery a $100 dollar misdemeanor and watch incidents of armed robbery sky rocket, This wouldn't hold true if no one thought of consequences before committing crimes.

Also, your merely pointing out that punishments don't deter some folks and we still send folks to jail despite having punishments doesn't mean that punishment doesn't deter some folks. You seem to think that unless it stops all crime that this necessarily means it doesn't deter some folks.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#83451 Apr 2, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>I've already proved punishment is a deterrence. Make armed robbery a $100 dollar misdemeanor and watch incidents of armed robbery sky rocket, This wouldn't hold true if no one thought of consequences before committing crimes.

Also, your merely pointing out that punishments don't deter some folks and we still send folks to jail despite having punishments doesn't mean that punishment doesn't deter some folks. You seem to think that unless it stops all crime that this necessarily means it doesn't deter some folks.
States without the death penalty have had consistently lower murder rates than dates with the death penalty (stats going back to 1991), so maybe there is a limit to how much punishment is actually a deterrent.

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/deterrence-st...

Since: Aug 08

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#83452 Apr 2, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
<quoted text>States without the death penalty have had consistently lower murder rates than dates with the death penalty (stats going back to 1991), so maybe there is a limit to how much punishment is actually a deterrent.

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/deterrence-st...
I'm pretty sure the demographics might have something to do with that considering the 17 states without the death penalty include very low crime states such as Alaska, Hawaii, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Iowa.

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