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stoneunhinged
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How did I miss this thread?

I personally have no ethical problem with what people are calling "the vigilante solution". I said in another thread that I think that political sovereignty only finds its legitimacy in government by consent. In this case, the community has not given its consent to the law in question. It is an illegitimate law, and can be ethically violated. So I would say, "Round up the posse...."

I'm against capital punishment for practical reasons, but in this case--in which we do not have legal recourse to penal institutions--I'd make an exception.

But really, I'm dying to know what you're getting at, Lobo.
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And?
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I think I might be seeing where Lobo and Marlin are going.

If we conclude that it's OK to take out this individual because he's killing children from his house. Is it then OK to take out doctors who conduct abortions and thus are killing fetuses from their offices?

Me? I see a difference and have no problems with a few pounds of C4 around the foundation of this guy's house.
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Lobo, I see you're online, so...

...what provoked this particular thought experiment?
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Let me take one last guess before he answers:
Animal rights activists who kill animal researchers?
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All I can say is...

Thank god we are not talking about sex.

It is much better to have really important threads like this one. The quality of this forum just keeps getting better and better.

so, lets say there was an ancient law that allowed a man to kill unicorns if he wanted to. It is a loophole. And everyday he can get on his roof and mow down unicorns. What would you do?
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Powder the horns.
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Maybe it's about aborting illegal unicorns.
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And there's Lobowolf lurking in the bushes at five o'clock waiting to pounce...
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I'm about to talk religion if Lobo doesn't come in soon. And then we'll never know!
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Ok, ok...I promise to chime in tonight.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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WWZD?
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On 2012-07-14 15:43, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Ok, ok...I promise to chime in tonight.

Liar. Oh wait, you're three hours behind me. Okay you got a little time.
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I typed out my explanation, but I think it would get the thread deleted (and on a bad day, get me 30 days in the hole), so I erased it (from here, but saved it in MS Word). So if you're interested in what I had in mind, send me a PM, and I'll cut & paste what would have been my reply. A couple of you already received it. Thanks to those who went along with the premise.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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If it's anything to do with abortion then I probably don't want to know.
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Of course it wasn't about abortion. It had something to do with Scotland and the Scots' ideas regarding sport.
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What? Nope, no monkeys hiding here! And definitely not in the suitcase under the bed so don't even think of looking there.
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On 2012-07-15 04:48, stoneunhinged wrote:
Of course it wasn't about abortion. It had something to do with Scotland and the Scots' ideas regarding sport.


Oh, then the kill zone for a caber is much smaller than that of a sniper rifle.
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