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Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 25 '10, 11:50pm
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Posted By Goumindong
The point was that basing sentences on "economic...

The point was that basing sentences on "economic loss calculations" allows white collar criminals to more easily examine the costs of their crime and say "Oh, its only a small one, if i get caught...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 23 '10, 3:28pm
Replies: 30
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Posted By Goumindong
Should be the other way. Economic loss...

Should be the other way. Economic loss calculations for sentencing make it too easy to "calculate your sentence" for "cheap crimes". I.E. "its only a little white collar crime it will be OK". Unless...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 11 '10, 9:40am
Replies: 339
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Posted By Goumindong
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3qGF9amIHw#t=122

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3qGF9amIHw#t=122
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 6 '10, 1:30pm
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
Actually they are lethal under "normal"...

Actually they are lethal under "normal" circumstances. They are not lethal when used by trained riot control under more or less controlled situations (which is to say, within the context of how riot...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 6 '10, 6:30am
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
My point was more that they had no idea whether...

My point was more that they had no idea whether or not the casualties would have been sustained from guns or from paintball guns, which can fire ceramic projectiles easily capable of killing or...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 6 '10, 2:23am
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
No, its really that you do not know what you're...

No, its really that you do not know what you're talking about. At all. Period.

They're all called "less lethal" for a reason. And its not because they can't kill people. It takes a velocity of 213...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 6 '10, 12:20am
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
You're misunderstanding. There certainly were...

You're misunderstanding. There certainly were some protesters who defended themselves with lethal force. And it makes sense, though is still legally murder*, to shoot someone who is defending...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 5 '10, 8:33pm
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
To expand on that point San Remo also makes...

To expand on that point San Remo also makes humanitarian exceptions, so even if it was a valid war, it would give Israel a number of obligations it doesn't want to have to meet and which it is not...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 5 '10, 6:55am
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
You mean do i need things which actually show...

You mean do i need things which actually show bias in Guardian reporting? Because what you linked did not.

The 9 killed were a fact, there are bodies. We can count them. There are 6 missing, they...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 5 '10, 4:02am
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
To expand. Blockading construction supplies is...

To expand. Blockading construction supplies is explicitly against international law. Concrete cannot be contraband.
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 5 '10, 3:57am
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
You expect that you would find, at most, a 1-2...

You expect that you would find, at most, a 1-2 pattern. I.E. One in the chest, 2 in the head.

All of the bullets would have entered from the front.

But we don't see that. What we see instead is...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 5 '10, 3:29am
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
For anyone doubting that these were murders... ...

For anyone doubting that these were murders...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/04/gaza-flotilla-activists-autopsy-results

"The results revealed that a 60-year-old man, Ibrahim Bilgen,...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 4 '10, 6:39pm
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
Actually I am pretty sure he is saying that if...

Actually I am pretty sure he is saying that if you beat someone in a war, the best way to resolve the situation into a peaceful coexistence is to not segregate and marginalize the nation.

Which...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 4 '10, 6:36pm
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
That is an ironic statement. It is, in and of...

That is an ironic statement. It is, in and of itself, ridiculous.

There is nothing that requires people living in the area to be knowledgeable on on the subject. For instance. I live in Virginia....
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 4 '10, 12:59pm
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
"I don't read" is not a very strong argument for...

"I don't read" is not a very strong argument for anyone believing you.
Why is there not a framework for Arabs to become citizens?


It is not just population rising. But rather populations rising...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 4 '10, 4:18am
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
No, you're thinking of the right agreement. But...

No, you're thinking of the right agreement. But the terms were not quite so rosy as they look on the surface. Not that Arafat was right for refusing, but its not an easy call.



Yes, that really...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 3 '10, 11:21pm
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
Camp David was not exactly a good faith...

Camp David was not exactly a good faith negotiation.

And no, Israel does not expect temporary cease fires for negotiation. They have gotten temporary cease fires before, there is no reason that a...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 3 '10, 10:26pm
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
Yes it does. Your comment was that Hamas should...

Yes it does. Your comment was that Hamas should give away all of its chips before coming to negotiate. That position is fundamentally retarded and ignores the purpose of negotiation. Its a one sided...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 3 '10, 10:15pm
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
Ahh yes. Negotiations are where you give up all...

Ahh yes. Negotiations are where you give up all of your chips before you come to the table, such that you have nothing to bargain with.

How could i forget how to do negotiations!

Just because...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 3 '10, 9:39pm
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
Sure. Fatah and Hamas, as soon as they became...

Sure. Fatah and Hamas, as soon as they became organizations in power immediately went to the negotiating table. All that have gained power have explicitly moved away from aggressive actions.

But i...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 3 '10, 9:31pm
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
Economists believe that a person or actors...

Economists believe that a person or actors preferences are shown by their actions and not their words.

Despite their charters, none in those organizations likely believe it. Nor will they stand up...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 3 '10, 9:11pm
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
You selected them. Which is why it was selective....

You selected them. Which is why it was selective.

But kudos for the "If we didn't oppress the Palestinians Egypt would invade" defense. It was a nice try.

Also known as the "if we don't murder...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 3 '10, 8:51pm
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
That is a very selective and ignorant reading of...

That is a very selective and ignorant reading of history. I mean, the Yom Kippur war was one intended to take back land that was gained in a war of aggression(6 day war). And Egypt was the defenders...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 3 '10, 8:26pm
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
And such is your admission.Incorrect. E.G. ...

And such is your admission.Incorrect.

E.G.

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/206543-Apartheid-Israel-Jewish-national-or-Arab-national-but-there-s-no-common-Israeli-nationality

Jews in...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 3 '10, 6:38pm
Replies: 339
Views: 7,029
Posted By Goumindong
Uhh. Not exactly.and the JNF owns pretty much all...

Uhh. Not exactly.and the JNF owns pretty much all the land. And its a state organization...Wiki isn't the best source, but this is cited at the sourceAfter Israel's establishment in 1948, there was a...
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