Gun Control = Thunderdome

Marko Kloos is so very good at expressing why gun control sucks, so rather than explain it myself I'll just link to him.

Date: 2009-08-28 23:03:57, 8 years and 26 days ago

Stupidity

How to turn a fine into a long prison sentence.

Categories: Jurisprudence, Oddities
Date: 2009-07-04 23:03:54, 8 years and 81 days ago

China's Government Sucks

Their saying it as she got of murder, but really she's going to jail in China for defending herself against an attempted rape. Now I know almost nothing about the Chinese justice system except that it seems to be pretty harsh (execution for tax evasion for instance), but I suspect Ms. Deng will never leave jail alive. Also the Chinese have no qualms about using prisoners as slave labour, so you can thank Ms. Deng for the donation of her labour to the worthy cause of keeping the price down on your next pair of Nike shoes.

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Date: 2009-06-18 23:03:53, 8 years and 97 days ago

Criminal Charges for Offensive Nicknames?

The Chief Commissioner of the Victorian police force is suggesting criminal charges for cops who use offensive nicknames for their internal investigators (the Ethical Standards Department). I posted a comment on the article, but they never published it, which I've included below.

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Categories: Jurisprudence, Politics
Date: 2009-06-16 23:03:53, 8 years and 99 days ago

Narbonic and ASIO

You might be wondering what a web comic, Narbonic, and an intelligence organizations, ASIO, have to do with each other; the answer of course is absolutely nothing whatsoever, I simply don't have enough to say for two separate posts.

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Date: 2009-06-13 23:03:54, 8 years and 102 days ago

Interesting Links

Since I haven't posted for a while, I thought I'd share a couple of interesting posts from other blogs that are well worth a read:

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Date: 2009-05-27 23:03:54, 8 years and 119 days ago

Freedom of Expression Versus Freedom of Speech

I've been thinking about censorship some more since I wrote my last post on the subject of "Censorship and Child Pornography". I was also to some extent inspired by an article by Albert Mohler on Pornography, where he quotes Roger Scruton, a British Philosopher, as saying that "[t]he idea that pornography is 'speech', ...and thereby protected by the [American] Constitution, is ...absurd...". Yet, we all naturally seem to refer to it as if it is. The purpose of the US' Constitution's first amendment was not to protect people's "right" to pictures of naked chicks, but rather to protect their right to communicate ideas the government disapproved of. It's purpose is the free flow of ideas, not of pornography, nor of "art" for that matter.

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Date: 2009-05-09 23:03:53, 8 years and 137 days ago

Weekend Away

I was away camping out in the Richmond Ranges with my family and didn't get anything written for the weekend so instead I've just got a few links that I figured I'd share:

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Date: 2009-03-16 23:03:54, 8 years and 191 days ago

Deaths by Firearms in comparison to Deaths by Motor Vehicles

A comparison of deaths caused by firearms to deaths caused by cars and motorbikes in Australia during 2006 (most recent year available). All tables including ICD codes for cause of death.

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Date: 2008-12-20 23:03:53, 8 years and 277 days ago

Crime and Punishment

Just thought a comparison of the punishments for a couple of crimes may give some insight into the governments priorities. Brutally burning your quadriplegic husband to death: five years and six months. Claiming false deductions on your tax: four years and three months. You can draw your own conclusions.

Categories: Jurisprudence
Date: 2008-06-20 23:03:53, 9 years and 95 days ago