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Should the UK Take a Harder Line Against Russia on the Basis of the ISC Report?

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Postby Andsed » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:22 am

Ifreann wrote:What in the fucking hell is happening right now?

I have no fucking clue. This has broken my brain and I honestly have no clue how to respond right now.
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Postby Nuroblav » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:23 am

Ifreann wrote:What in the fucking hell is happening right now?

NSG being NSG I guess
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Postby Gormwood » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:23 am

Ifreann wrote:What in the fucking hell is happening right now?

Someone claiming child molestors should be punished for physical violence and posters acting as if asking for proof that molestors are pathologically violent is enabling molestation.
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Postby Gormwood » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:25 am

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Postby Novus America » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:26 am

Gormwood wrote:
Andsed wrote:... Are- are you trying to argue molesting a child is not an inherently violent act? Because it comes off that way.

So child molestation always involves physically restraining a child against their will? That's like saying it's not rape if the victim is not screaming and struggling.


Rape even without physical restraint is still a violent act. Screaming and struggling are not required to make it a violent act.

But anyways that is missing the point.
Someone who committed a crime already is clearly willing to commit that crime at the time they committed that crime, and steps need to be taken to prevent them from doing so again, especially when the crime is this serious and prevalent.
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Postby Ifreann » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:27 am

Gormwood wrote:
Ifreann wrote:What in the fucking hell is happening right now?

Someone claiming child molestors should be punished for physical violence and posters acting as if asking for proof that molestors are pathologically violent is enabling molestation.

Maybe pick some other hair to split?
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Postby Fartsniffage » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:28 am

Gormwood wrote:
Ifreann wrote:What in the fucking hell is happening right now?

Someone claiming child molestors should be punished for physical violence and posters acting as if asking for proof that molestors are pathologically violent is enabling molestation.


Whenever you touch someone without their consent it is an act of violence. This is common law 101 Gauth.
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Postby Gormwood » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:32 am

Novus America wrote:
Gormwood wrote:So child molestation always involves physically restraining a child against their will? That's like saying it's not rape if the victim is not screaming and struggling.


Rape even without physical restraint is still a violent act. Screaming and struggling are not required to make it a violent act.

But anyways that is missing the point.
Someone who committed a crime already is clearly willing to commit that crime at the time they committed that crime, and steps need to be taken to prevent them from doing so again, especially when the crime is this serious and prevalent.

And someone advocated execution. Which just makes the victims witnesses that need to be silenced.
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Postby Novus America » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:40 am

Gormwood wrote:
Novus America wrote:
Rape even without physical restraint is still a violent act. Screaming and struggling are not required to make it a violent act.

But anyways that is missing the point.
Someone who committed a crime already is clearly willing to commit that crime at the time they committed that crime, and steps need to be taken to prevent them from doing so again, especially when the crime is this serious and prevalent.

And someone advocated execution. Which just makes the victims witnesses that need to be silenced.


We already covered that. If the death penalty has no deterrent value your claim is false.
If child molesters are not inherently murderous your claim is false.

If someone is willing to kill a victim thinking they could avoid the death penalty by doing so (and you know it actually is easier to hide child molestation than murder) they are probably willing to kill to avoid jail and other punishments too.

Now we are taking about someone who is a child molest willing to murder.
You claims are contradictory.

You claim that child molesters are not inherently violent yet the death penalty will suddenly turn them into murderers? :eyebrow:
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Postby Gormwood » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:45 am

Novus America wrote:
Gormwood wrote:And someone advocated execution. Which just makes the victims witnesses that need to be silenced.


We already covered that. If the death penalty has no deterrent value your claim is false.
If child molesters are not inherently murderous your claim is false.

If someone is willing to kill a victim thinking they could avoid the death penalty by doing so (and you know it actually is easier to hide child molestation than murder) they are probably willing to kill to avoid jail and other punishments too.

Now we are taking about someone who is a child molest willing to murder.
You claims are contradictory.

You claim that child molesters are not inherently violent yet the death penalty will suddenly turn them into murderers? :eyebrow:

If sex crimes become capital crimes then murder becomes more palatable to an offender when the punishment are the same or even less severe for a chance to evade culpability. A point I was making but feel free to say flashers need lethal injection while you're at it.
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Postby Novus America » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:53 am

Gormwood wrote:
Novus America wrote:
We already covered that. If the death penalty has no deterrent value your claim is false.
If child molesters are not inherently murderous your claim is false.

If someone is willing to kill a victim thinking they could avoid the death penalty by doing so (and you know it actually is easier to hide child molestation than murder) they are probably willing to kill to avoid jail and other punishments too.

Now we are taking about someone who is a child molest willing to murder.
You claims are contradictory.

You claim that child molesters are not inherently violent yet the death penalty will suddenly turn them into murderers? :eyebrow:

If sex crimes become capital crimes then murder becomes more palatable to an offender when the punishment are the same or even less severe for a chance to evade culpability. A point I was making but feel free to say flashers need lethal injection while you're at it.


Evidence that imposing the death penalty for a crime increases the number of murders committed?

And if it is true (again stupid because murder is harder to hide) the you are saying criminals are exceptionally gravely terrified of the death penalty, thus that the death penalty should work as a deterrent...

If offenders are murderous such they would kill to avoid punishment (and why would they only do it to avoid the death penalty vs a long prison sentence) they are violent people.
You contradict yourself.

Also the last part is a stupid straw man anyways. One I do not support lethal injection and obviously not for all sex criminals, (even automatically for all child rapists) but that the death penalty should maybe be an OPTION available for the extreme cases.
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Postby Gormwood » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:57 am

Novus America wrote:
Gormwood wrote:If sex crimes become capital crimes then murder becomes more palatable to an offender when the punishment are the same or even less severe for a chance to evade culpability. A point I was making but feel free to say flashers need lethal injection while you're at it.


Evidence that imposing the death penalty for a crime increases the number of murders committed?

And if it is true (again stupid because murder is harder to hide) the you are saying criminals are exceptionally gravely terrified of the death penalty, thus that the death penalty should work as a deterrent...

If offenders are murderous such they would kill to avoid punishment (and why would they only do it to avoid the death penalty vs a long prison sentence) they are violent people.
You contradict yourself.

Also the last part is a stupid straw man anyways. One I do not support lethal injection and obviously not for all sex criminals, (even automatically for all child rapists) but that the death penalty should maybe be an OPTION available for the extreme cases.

Some rationality, unlike this guy.

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Postby The Free Joy State » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:41 am

Celritannia wrote:Who's ready for a second spike?

Apparently, 73% of the population (that's the percentage expecting a second outbreak of COVID-19 this year).

Research by Opinium also shows: 52% believe pubs and restaurants are going back too early, 49% of the population disapprove of the government's performance (compared to 30% approving), 53% think easing the lockdown is happening too fast, 55% of voters are expecting to go back into full lockdown, and 52% think the government under-reacted (while 30% think it reacted proportionately).
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:35 am

Everything is opening too early, when i was heading to work for my first shift back on Friday i passed a bar on the falls road and it was fucking crammed full of people, no social distancing whatsoever, it was completely packed. Thankfully most customers in my shop were keeping their distance from one another and some were using the sanitation stations we had set up and i had access to face masks, visors and gloves as well as hand sanitiser if i needed it.
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Postby The New California Republic » Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:47 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:Everything is opening too early, when i was heading to work for my first shift back on Friday i passed a bar on the falls road and it was fucking crammed full of people, no social distancing whatsoever, it was completely packed.

Yes. Pubs being open is antithetical to the concept of social distancing. We may soon realise that this was a mistake.
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Postby Alyakia » Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:58 am

it is probably unironically time for the rest of the UK to put people that are coming in from england into 14 day quarantines

what a timeline
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Postby Hurdergaryp » Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:59 am

Alyakia wrote:it is probably unironically time for the rest of the UK to put people that are coming in from england into 14 day quarantines

what a timeline

These are interesting times we currently find ourselves in.


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Postby Katganistan » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:49 am

The topic is UK Politics, NOT child sex abuse and paedophilia. Please return to that topic post haste.

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Postby Greater vakolicci haven » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:57 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:Everything is opening too early, when i was heading to work for my first shift back on Friday i passed a bar on the falls road and it was fucking crammed full of people, no social distancing whatsoever, it was completely packed. Thankfully most customers in my shop were keeping their distance from one another and some were using the sanitation stations we had set up and i had access to face masks, visors and gloves as well as hand sanitiser if i needed it.

Why would you want to social distance in a pub though? Social distanced drinking sounds shit.
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Postby The New California Republic » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:01 am

Katganistan wrote:The topic is UK Politics, NOT child sex abuse and paedophilia. Please return to that topic post haste.

It seemed to drift back on its own tbh.
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Postby Andsed » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:11 am

Greater vakolicci haven wrote:
The Huskar Social Union wrote:Everything is opening too early, when i was heading to work for my first shift back on Friday i passed a bar on the falls road and it was fucking crammed full of people, no social distancing whatsoever, it was completely packed. Thankfully most customers in my shop were keeping their distance from one another and some were using the sanitation stations we had set up and i had access to face masks, visors and gloves as well as hand sanitiser if i needed it.

Why would you want to social distance in a pub though? Social distanced drinking sounds shit.

And you know what it is even more shit? A goddam pandemic. Social distance for fucks sake it is not hard. And quite frankly you really should not be going to a pub during a pandemic. Just fucking open a zoom call and drink from home if you really want to interact with people and get wasted.
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Postby Greater vakolicci haven » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:36 am

Andsed wrote:
Greater vakolicci haven wrote:Why would you want to social distance in a pub though? Social distanced drinking sounds shit.

And you know what it is even more shit? A goddam pandemic. Social distance for fucks sake it is not hard. And quite frankly you really should not be going to a pub during a pandemic. Just fucking open a zoom call and drink from home if you really want to interact with people and get wasted.

I do that every Saturday, I have done for the past 3 months, so why have you not joined us?

Next Friday though I will be in the pubs, 6 different ones. In a town with a covid infections spike.
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Postby Andsed » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:40 am

Greater vakolicci haven wrote:
Andsed wrote:And you know what it is even more shit? A goddam pandemic. Social distance for fucks sake it is not hard. And quite frankly you really should not be going to a pub during a pandemic. Just fucking open a zoom call and drink from home if you really want to interact with people and get wasted.

I do that every Saturday, I have done for the past 3 months, so why have you not joined us?

Next Friday though I will be in the pubs, 6 different ones. In a town with a covid infections spike.

I don't drink. I have no interest in doing so. And your pub idea is a reckless one that could very well see you and others infected.
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