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8251  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Romney speaking French on: September 22, 2011, 01:06:27 am
Mon Dieu!!
8252  Election Archive / 2012 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: TX: Public Policy Polling: Perry only leads Obama by single digits on: September 22, 2011, 12:21:22 am
TX is an overreach for the Dems ... don't waste the money or the time.
8253  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Georgia to execute death row inmate tomorrow, who could possibly be innocent on: September 22, 2011, 12:19:24 am
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"while Mr. Davis's new evidence casts some additional, minimal doubt on his conviction, it is largely smoke and mirrors."

This is a VERY contradictory statement to make in a legal decision.

By saying 'additional' it suggests that there were doubts surrounding his conviction. Minimal or not, considering the 'beyond a reasonable doubt' standard as well as the fact that it was a capital case - the judicial diligence in this case was appalling. The response from all of the appeals were, the recantations weren't under oath or the evidence has been ruled inadmissible by **** court.

It's also interesting how the prosecutor spoke of the recantations, they were 'suspect' - so given that he clearly brought the 'character' of his witnesses into disrepute ... hmmmm?

I don't think it was an open and shut 'clearly innocent' case - and for me, that's not the point. If there is even a scrap of evidence to suggest that the conviction was based on flawed evidence, let alone coercion ... then a re-trial was warranted.
8254  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Georgia to execute death row inmate tomorrow, who could possibly be innocent on: September 21, 2011, 11:10:42 pm
Another one of those scarily apt onion comments

"The girl in question will face the harshest legal treatment, she will be tried as a black adult"
8255  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Georgia to execute death row inmate tomorrow, who could possibly be innocent on: September 21, 2011, 10:15:27 pm
It's awful - regardless of how long it took for the recantations - if they happened, the basis for the guilty verdict is severely compromised.

I understand the victim's family wanting closure, I completely do, but this is not justice for their son.

It's sickly sad that he might achieve more by being murdered than by living.
8256  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Georgia to execute death row inmate tomorrow, who could possibly be innocent on: September 21, 2011, 07:44:35 pm
Any idea what's going on since the USSC issued the hold?
8257  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why don't Democrats try and purify their party of moderates? on: September 21, 2011, 06:08:18 pm
I believe that parties shouldn't just appeal to their core base - the Democrats need to have room for many groups - the same should go for the GOP.

I think if you think that the Dems can win outside of the NE, the West Coast and the metro areas without moderate/conservative voices - or can afford to not care about those areas - then sorry, you're being blinkered.

We have this issue in Australia too - the traditional base of the Labor Party is the blue-collar, socially conservative types - who want the party to focus on jobs, education, workplace fairness... but they also have a strong base who are focused on social justice, equality, environmental protection etc etc... so there is a huge divide within the party... mind you, the same exists in the Liberal Party too. The Liberals have the moderates who basically support gay marriage and aren't social conservatives but want less economic regulation and lower taxes - but then you also have the hardcore social conservatives who tend to not bother about the economics...

8258  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: The Official Obama Approval Ratings Thread on: September 20, 2011, 08:57:31 pm
Do you support a vaccination program to aid in a reduction of the risk of cervical cancer?
8259  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Georgia to execute death row inmate tomorrow, who could possibly be innocent on: September 20, 2011, 08:52:10 pm
The more I read about this case... the more sickened I am that this man may be executed.
8260  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Democrats should just concede the President race right now. on: September 20, 2011, 08:43:35 pm
8261  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you heard of Nicki Minaj? on: September 20, 2011, 08:18:10 pm
Min-ahj I'm told.

Yes, heard of her, the songs annoy me...
8262  Election Archive / 2012 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: PA: Magellan Strategies: Obama defeats Romney by 10, Perry by 15 in PA on: September 20, 2011, 08:17:14 pm
Phil...where are you? Wink

Right here.

Obama suddenly defeating Romney when he's been barely leading him or tying with him for months now? Ok.

Yeah, which is why I also call BS on this poll. I'd love to see Obama up that much but I know it's not true....
8263  Election Archive / 2012 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: TX: Public Policy Polling: Perry only leads Obama by single digits on: September 20, 2011, 08:16:12 pm
I remember when certain people told me that Perry wouldn't be leading Obama in Texas polling...

They were clearly demented... considering he was tied with Palin... for Perry to not lead Obama would be pretty stupid.
8264  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Burhanuddin Rabbani killed on: September 20, 2011, 07:11:00 pm
This is really not good...
8265  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: What if Abbas succeeds and UN recognizes Palestine within pre1967 borders? on: September 20, 2011, 07:03:34 pm
Typical bias from the left towards the Palestinian Muslims. In the end my view will be vindicated. Why should Israel concede land when the Palestinian Muslims should be admitted as citizens with full rights in Jordan? Offer the Christians full Israeli citizen rights in the process.

You really are a nitwit.
8266  Election Archive / 2012 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: MA-PPP: Warren leads by two on: September 20, 2011, 06:55:58 pm
I love it because I love Elizabeth Warren.
8267  Election Archive / 2012 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: AR:Talkbusiness - Obama loses by 19 on: September 20, 2011, 06:46:22 pm
My response honestly was ... "only 19?"
8268  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: New PPP poll for which state to poll next on: September 20, 2011, 06:41:45 pm
Voted for Pennsylvania.

So did I, with two pretty divergent polls of late - I'd like to see another.
8269  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Proclamation! on: September 20, 2011, 06:33:33 pm
Cocaine's a hell of a drug...

8270  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: What if Abbas succeeds and UN recognizes Palestine within pre1967 borders? on: September 20, 2011, 02:11:31 am
Alright fine... this will happen...

8271  Election Archive / 2012 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: PA: Magellan Strategies: Obama defeats Romney by 10, Perry by 15 in PA on: September 19, 2011, 09:32:19 pm
I would love to believe that Obama is that far ahead in PA... granted I also don't buy some of those dire polls which show him 5+%  down.
8272  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Obama should step down after 1st term: Chicago Tribute Editorial Writer on: September 19, 2011, 05:04:04 pm
That's so f***ing stupid I don't know where to start.
8273  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: If John McCain won? on: September 19, 2011, 01:21:37 am
Probably not dissimilar in many ways - the GFC fundamentally undermined the economy and the recovery was always going to be uneven and take a while.

But I doubt the political environment would be AS toxic as it is now.
8274  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Applying To Colleges on: September 19, 2011, 01:18:36 am
I do think your system of application is much better than our centralised system based on raw numbers and specific course to be taken.
8275  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Oliver Stone on: September 19, 2011, 01:16:53 am
His politics are starting to drag down his films. Wall Street 2 and W were pitifully bad storytelling. 

I agree, JFK, Nixon and Platoon are some of my favourite films (JFK is #1) ... but he's so heavy-handed that it's silly now.
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