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by BigWhit
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper
Replies: 117
Views: 9247

Re: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper

I certainly won't be partaking of any of the punch you've been drinking
by BigWhit
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper
Replies: 117
Views: 9247

Re: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper

How hard is it to divulge the underlying principle behind such a claim? This is philosophy, is it not? We're not inclined to look at a watch and see what time it reads but look at the gears and inner workings of it to find out how exactly it indicates what it does. So far, trying to figure out what ...
by BigWhit
Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper
Replies: 117
Views: 9247

Re: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper

Out of curiosity, what would you suggest for the likes of a murderer, or child rapist, or psychopath like Charles Manson?
by BigWhit
Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper
Replies: 117
Views: 9247

Re: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper

So incarceration is improper under any circumstance other than when necessary for the protection of the people.

For the record, as a sailor some of the stories I've heard about Australia and their women make it a place I am pissed I never got to visit. Not to mention the pub scene.
by BigWhit
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper
Replies: 117
Views: 9247

Re: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper

Well the UK never had to deal with the wild west, I guess...
by BigWhit
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are there any limitations to technological advances?
Replies: 42
Views: 4118

Re: Are there any limitations to technological advances?

There are limitations to technology but I doubt that humanity would reach them even if it continued to advance as it has over the last 150 years into the next 50,000. Eventually, components can only become so small and efficient and there lies one limitation. However, the next revolutionary leap in ...
by BigWhit
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper
Replies: 117
Views: 9247

Re: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper

That person might not be eligible for release. If they're going to run or be a danger to society, you don't release them. Ofc, this isn't 100% fool proof. You can't predict precisely who will do what, but bail keeps perfectly harmless people behind bars or forces them to go to bonds issuers who char...
by BigWhit
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper
Replies: 117
Views: 9247

Re: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper

People's natural reaction to cognitive dissonance?
by BigWhit
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper
Replies: 117
Views: 9247

Re: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper

What's a fucking shame is an OP posting in a philosophy forum who won't answer philosophical questions about his idea and prefers to sling ad hominims around.

It seems like I can find relatively mature and thoughtful discussions in other sections. What about politics turns people into pissheads?
by BigWhit
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper
Replies: 117
Views: 9247

Re: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper

Now, now, kids.

If the right to liberty in unalienable then how do you justify incarceration at all?
by BigWhit
Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper
Replies: 117
Views: 9247

Re: The Judicial Concepts of Entering a Plea and Making Bail Are Improper

So the underlying philosophy would be that the accused are innocent until proven guilty and as such are still free citizens until they receive a guilty verdict so requiring bail monies for release is tantamount to extortion.

I see some merit to this position