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Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:49 pm
by Skye1013
I missed it (was busy with work stuffs), but according to what Brekkie said in the election thread, they were apparently throwing things at the CNN reporter that was at the Boston rally.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:57 pm
by Flex
Well Boston is a horrible city no matter what your political beliefs are

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:33 am
by Skye1013
Levantine wrote:This guy

Just getting a chance to look at this guy... am I missing some correlation between Brewmasters and crit?

Edit: Aha!

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:25 am
by valura
Sagara wrote:I am now both amused and afraid of our driver's licence system.

I called my driving school because I had an appointment for my first hands-on lesson and I wouldn't be able to pass my theory before that. Little did I know you are not required to SUCCEED at the theory to get hands-on lesson.

You don't even need to *FOLLOW* theory before your hands-on lessons. I.e. they could put you behind a wheel without you having ever touched or read about a car. I won't ever look at drive school cars the same again...


Aaah... getting behind the wheel in Belgium... Still amazed at how you can get in a car while shitfaced drunk and high on whatever suits your fancy, go speeding like you're on a F1 track, in the process kill somebody (or even more than one), and only get 1 year provisional prison time, and a 3 month revoking of your driver's permit, if it's your first offense... yh, that'll teach 'em :shock:

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:38 am
by Sagara
valura wrote:Aaah... getting behind the wheel in Belgium... Still amazed at how you can get in a car while shitfaced drunk and high on whatever suits your fancy, go speeding like you're on a F1 track, in the process kill somebody (or even more than one), and only get 1 year provisional prison time, and a 3 month revoking of your driver's permit, if it's your first offense... yh, that'll teach 'em :shock:


Seriously? o_O I never did follow that kind of news, but come ON!

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:38 am
by valura
Sagara wrote:
valura wrote:Aaah... getting behind the wheel in Belgium... Still amazed at how you can get in a car while shitfaced drunk and high on whatever suits your fancy, go speeding like you're on a F1 track, in the process kill somebody (or even more than one), and only get 1 year provisional prison time, and a 3 month revoking of your driver's permit, if it's your first offense... yh, that'll teach 'em :shock:


Seriously? o_O I never did follow that kind of news, but come ON!


I am being dead serious (excuses for the terrible pun). In Belgium we have what is know as "penalty absorbtion" which basically means the most severe infraction of the law is used to determine the punishment received. In the abovementioned case, it would be the "unintentional causing of grievous bodily harm possibly resulting in death". For a first offense the punishment is a minimum of 1 year probation and a maximum of 3 years effective. :cry:

I have been a strong advocate of cumulative penalties, where it concerns serious crimes, such as the victim's death.

I will make you a horrid example by comparing Belgium vs US law in a specific, but accurate case. This example does not mean I believe the US systems is working fair, unbiased or just, it only means they sometimes exhibit a more logical approach when it comes to dealing with criminals

Example:
A man kidnaps a 10yo child at night from it's home, keeps her in captivity , during which time he sexually abuses the child on a daily basis, and after a year he kills her.
In Belgium that person would get a maximum of 30 years in prison after being convicted of frist degree murder. He can and will petition for early release or parole after 10 years (they plan on bringing it to 15 years). Usually (90% of the cases), a person like this will be released from prison after having served 10 to 20 years.
In the US, that person would face first degree murder (minimum of 20 years if in Illinois/Nevada/Wisconsin, maximum death penalty), kidnapping charges (on average 5-15 years), and child molestation (on average 5-15 years). Most of the minimum sentences I put here are considering there are no aggravating circumstances, if there are the minimum is either increased of is replaced with Life (without Parole). So if make the most convenient count (for the offender) here, he'll serve 30 years de facto (no chance of early release or parole). For the case of argument, we could say that in this example the maximum for murder would be 50 years, bringing the total prison time to 80 years without parole...

And that's the reason why we have a person doing 30 years of prison time, after being convicted of multiple kidnapping and child molestation during the late 80's, only to be paroled, which resulted in him kidnapping and abusing 6 girls and killing 4 of them...

In the US, he would most likely have been serving Life Without Parole, have been on Death Row or have been put down, before he ever could begin again...

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:53 am
by Sagara
Yeah, I knew what you were going to go to...

And how many times have they "reformed" Justice in the last decade? And it's not like they're gonna afford much more in the ways of non-economic reform right now.

Can't we get the NV-A focused on THAT instead of silly rivalries?

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:05 am
by valura
Sagara wrote:Yeah, I knew what you were going to go to...

And how many times have they "reformed" Justice in the last decade? And it's not like they're gonna afford much more in the ways of non-economic reform right now.

Can't we get the NV-A focused on THAT instead of silly rivalries?

Sorry, Sagara, but that won't work. Without their silly rivalries, the NV-A doesn't really have much. I mean, their slogan was "Knowledge and Change", and the only thing that really stuck out is their intentions to protect our Flemish interests and identity... that doesn't bode well, unless they can come up with some valid plans for the future.

In my hometown, we also got an NV-A mayor and thus far, the only plans on the table are the revoking of the "expensive" and "useless" plans of the previous administration. They haven't made a single statement of anything else, and they're taking office in 51 days... I'm a bit scared to be honest :?

I wish it were different, but they don't seems to

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:07 am
by Sagara
I'm playing for a double whammy, as I'm a frenchie in Halle, thus a vital threat to them :-p
We don't really have any group that harps for judicial reform. Most of them are still too focused on economics...

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:15 am
by valura
Sagara wrote:I'm playing for a double whammy, as I'm a frenchie in Halle, thus a vital threat to them :-p
We don't really have any group that harps for judicial reform. Most of them are still too focused on economics...

You're a frenchie in Halle? I just lolled so loud my collegue is looking all weird at me :D I live in the same city as Geert Bourgeois (whom I can't stand at all, no sir)... according to him, I am probably fraternizing with the enemy... :twisted:

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:19 am
by Sagara
valura wrote:
Sagara wrote:I'm playing for a double whammy, as I'm a frenchie in Halle, thus a vital threat to them :-p
We don't really have any group that harps for judicial reform. Most of them are still too focused on economics...

You're a frenchie in Halle? I just lolled so loud my collegue is looking all weird at me :D I live in the same city as Geert Bourgeois (whom I can't stand at all, no sir)... according to him, I am probably fraternizing with the enemy... :twisted:


Pfah, my Dutch is near-flawless, I got a wife, a kid in the oven, a stable job and spend only a single month on unemployement in my entire career. If I wouldn't speach French just to troll him, he wouldn't tell me in a crowd :twisted:

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:22 am
by valura
Sagara wrote:
valura wrote:
Sagara wrote:I'm playing for a double whammy, as I'm a frenchie in Halle, thus a vital threat to them :-p
We don't really have any group that harps for judicial reform. Most of them are still too focused on economics...

You're a frenchie in Halle? I just lolled so loud my collegue is looking all weird at me :D I live in the same city as Geert Bourgeois (whom I can't stand at all, no sir)... according to him, I am probably fraternizing with the enemy... :twisted:


Pfah, my Dutch is near-flawless, I got a wife, a kid in the oven, a stable job and spend only a single month on unemployement in my entire career. If I wouldn't speach French just to troll him, he wouldn't tell me in a crowd :twisted:

Devious, very devious indeed. I can only support that :P

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:39 pm
by Shoju
I wasn't sure where to post... this... I'm hoping someone can make me understand. Some of those.... Well, some of those just creep me straight the fuck out.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:42 pm
by Nikachelle
Shoju wrote:I wasn't sure where to post... this... I'm hoping someone can make me understand. Some of those.... Well, some of those just creep me straight the fuck out.

Holy crap....

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:44 pm
by Flex
Shoju wrote:I wasn't sure where to post... this... I'm hoping someone can make me understand. Some of those.... Well, some of those just creep me straight the fuck out.


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Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:45 pm
by Klaudandus
Shoju wrote:I wasn't sure where to post... this... I'm hoping someone can make me understand. Some of those.... Well, some of those just creep me straight the fuck out.

Image

Agreed (and I'm a big pony fan)


Then again, every fandom has its fringe members... same goes with sonic fans, anime fans that own dakimakuras, 'bama football fans...

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:48 pm
by halabar
Klaudandus wrote:
Shoju wrote:I wasn't sure where to post... this... I'm hoping someone can make me understand. Some of those.... Well, some of those just creep me straight the fuck out.

Image

Agreed (and I'm a big pony fan)


Then again, every fandom has its fringe members... same goes with sonic fans, anime fans that own dakimakuras, 'bama football fans...


and don't forget furries.... :?

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:50 pm
by Klaudandus
Image

Funnily enough, the furries is an extremely fractioned subculture, with many more subcultures that overlap with other popculture groups.

I got several friends that are considered "anthro" artists, but they'll punch you if you associate them with furries.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:51 pm
by sahiel
Shoju wrote:I wasn't sure where to post... this... I'm hoping someone can make me understand. Some of those.... Well, some of those just creep me straight the fuck out.

What the everloving fuck... o.O

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:57 pm
by Shoju
@Flex. Right... Forgot there was that thread.

Nikachelle wrote:Holy crap....


Klaudandus wrote:Image

Agreed (and I'm a big pony fan)


Then again, every fandom has its fringe members... same goes with sonic fans, anime fans that own dakimakuras, 'bama football fans...


The first one, I was like "poor guy."

Then the next one... i'm like... Well, that's a little creepy.

Then the next one... and I was just sitting there. Completely unsure of what it was that I just saw. Baffled. I bet you it was 10 minutes before I could process what in the world I had just read and saw. The caption, further adding to my sheer horror. "She's ready?!" WHAT?!

And from there, it was a full on brain melting train wreck that resulted in a catastrophic, almost shot Lemonade from my mouth, moment when I reached the barn pic.

Man... I thought I was prepared for the Internet. Illidan just came up behind me and shoved a glaive in my back screaming YOU ARE NOT PREPARED!

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:59 pm
by Klaudandus
Yeah, I frown on those shenanigans... can't help to laugh at them though...

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:02 pm
by Flex
Shoju wrote:And from there, it was a full on brain melting train wreck that resulted in a catastrophic, almost shot Lemonade from my mouth, moment when I reached the barn pic.

Man... I thought I was prepared for the Internet. Illidan just came up behind me and shoved a glaive in my back screaming YOU ARE NOT PREPARED!


Never go to rule34 dot xxx then, and never ever search for Draenei + Futa

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:03 pm
by Klaudandus
Talking from experience? I kid


These Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know....

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:06 pm
by Nikachelle
The thing that kills me is the people who don't cover their faces. What happens when your employer finds a photoshopped picture of yourself and a pony "in bed" together? Granted, anyone could take someone else's photo and do that, but still.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:07 pm
by Shoju
Nikachelle wrote:The thing that kills me is the people who don't cover their faces. What happens when your employer finds a photoshopped picture of yourself and a pony "in bed" together? Granted, anyone could take someone else's photo and do that, but still.


And it's on your own deviant art account...