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Ask me anything.  No doxxing.  

It's been a while since I've done one of these.
You aint YYW, I dont see a palm tree avatar.
--> @Uther-Penguin
You ain't UtherPenguin. Haven't seen Ibn Taymiyyah or that odd looking moose.
Why does your avatar and name have to be so dark and sinister?

Thoughts on DART?

Can you concede that we conservatives have won America over in the long run? (We will win more elections within 40 years.)

What crimes do you feel should result in stricter ramifications?

Do you not see the irony in the definition of "illiberal"?

Thoughts on the deity of a man in my avatar? 
--> @KingLaddy01
You aren't Cody_Franklin because you're not. ;)
--> @coal
Do you feel deep down that you're a nasty, sadistic person?
I am actually curious about the answer you give to this.
--> @Uther-Penguin
Nope, this is YYW.
Are you actually YYW and how can you prove?
--> @KingLaddy01
>Why does your avatar and name have to be so dark and sinister?

I would disagree that my avatar or name on here are either dark or sinister. 

>Thoughts on DART?

Without question better than what DDO is now, but that's a bar so low it might even be impossible to trip over. 

I think that the userbase here is too young to justify my sticking around long, though. 

>Can you concede that we conservatives have won America over in the long run? (We will win more elections within 40 years.)

Conservatives have not won America.  Trump has less than 6 months before he is impeached, and once that happens the neocons will be back in power. 

>What crimes do you feel should result in stricter ramifications?

Very few.  America has the opposite problem.  Our criminal justice system is harsh, and more arbitrary than a lot of people realize.  Lessening the degree to which there are "strict" ramifications for most crimes (especially drug crimes) would be the way to go. 

As well, I think we as a society have to have a serious conversation about the realities of the role police play in the lives of youths, from the suburbs to the cities.  

>Do you not see the irony in the definition of "illiberal"?

No.

>Thoughts on the deity of a man in my avatar? 

If Ben Shapiro was gay, I'd hook up with him. 

--> @RationalMadman
>Do you feel deep down that you're a nasty, sadistic person?

I am probably one of the most merciful and forgiving people you'll encounter. 

--> @SupaDudz
>Are you actually YYW and how can you prove?

Sort of silly to think that I'd have to prove that I am who I say I am, but that said given the recent fake Airmax profile that's understandable to ask.

In light of that, though, the tedium of posting "proof" sufficient on this website would be greater than the utility of you all having the assurance that I am not an imposter. 

So, you've got three options:

1. Get a hangout going, like in the evening and we talk.
2. Email me.
3. Facebook.

lol

--> @coal
You can quote things by clicking the quotes like this

I believe you. I don't google hangout that much so I will give you the Benefit of Doubt as I never really talked to you during DDO
Lessening the degree to which there are "strict" ramifications for most crimes (especially drug crimes) would be the way to go. 
I can somewhat connect with you on this. I concur that the war on drugs is immoral and retarded. I do however, believe that the death penalty should be legal across the board, and should be appertained to underage rapists. Those people deserve a special place in hell.

And how will that stop them wanting to rape or rehabilitate them to contribute to society and others? How will that encourage them to confess and/or seek therapy and tell the therapist the one of a select few things that a therapist must always snitch on people for?

What escape to they have, what salvation or way to stop being what they are? People who seek retribution are not inherently evil, people who ignore rehabilitation are either scum or are stupid, depending on the reasoning.
*child rapists 


And how will that stop them wanting to rape or rehabilitate them to contribute to society and others? How will that encourage them to confess and/or seek therapy and tell the therapist the one of a select few things that a therapist must always snitch on people for?

What escape to they have, what salvation or way to stop being what they are? People who seek retribution are not inherently evil, people who ignore rehabilitation are either scum or are stupid, depending on the reasoning


It is more chiefly an issue of punishing a horrible sort of people than rehabilitation and prevention. You can't live in a large society where rape and murder drop to zero. 

I think the possibility of being brought to justice in the form of death will certainly not make potential child rapists want the law to pursue them, lol. It may not decrease by a considerable margin, but at least we are doing our finest in wiping these shit stains off of America. Fuck them if they make that choice. They were in total control and have guided themselves into their own downward spiral. I say let them have it.
People are often impulsive and do not get help, but at least your Uncle Tony might not do more than get it on for your 9 year old sister, as horrid as that is. If he puts his dick in her, then fuck him. He has no value as a human being.

It is the same reason I believe that we should discrimimate against pedophiles to an extent. There are more than a healthy amount of them and I cannot condone it.


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I always start with what do you believe and why.
--> @secularmerlin
You never asked me that on mine.
--> @RationalMadman
By all means what do you believe and why?
--> @secularmerlin
That would both be hijacking his thread and doing my own a disservice if I answered it here.
--> @RationalMadman
Very well you may get in touch with me if you change your mind. I am only a pm away.
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>I can somewhat connect with you on this. I concur that the war on drugs is immoral and retarded. I do however, believe that the death penalty should be legal across the board, and should be appertained to underage rapists. Those people deserve a special place in hell.

So as you may recall from my DDO days, I believe the death penalty should be abolished for all cases.  The salient question isn't "what does a person who has engaged in [ (x) type of criminal behavior ] deserve?"  Rather, the question is "what is appropriate for government to do in defense of the society?"  If we begin from the proposition that all men are created equally, and that groups of men can't have more rights than individuals... then what right does a government (i.e., group of men) have to take life, if no man individually ever had that right? 

The obvious answer is none, so the government shouldn't be killing people for crimes. 

It turns out as well that the death penalty doesn't reduce crime, may actually make crime rates worse, undermines confidence in the judicial system among groups of people most likely to commit crimes, and is applied in profoundly racially disproportionate ways.  Further, it also turns out that probably about 1/5 of all executions (conservative estimate) in the United States alone have been of innocent people for myriad reasons (faulty evidence, mistaken memories, outright lies, and the list goes on).  

Procedural failings alone should be independently sufficient for people to reach the conclusion that "killing people for crimes isn't something the government really ought to be doing".

But, the story gets even darker when you start to apply the death penalty to situations like drug trafficking (Trump's stupid idea) or rape.  We have to begin from the obvious position that not all crimes are equally bad; thus, some crimes are worse than others.  Ok.  So, now given that some crimes are worse than others, how do we rank order them from worst to least worst? 

Traffic and most drug violations probably fall into the category of "least worst".  The intentional killing of another person with malicious intent (or for those lawyers here, malice aforethoght) is probably the worst there is.  Now, we've got to make the additional decision of whether rape is as bad as murder, or less bad.  It's obviously less bad than murder.  A raped victim still is alive, despite whatever post-occurrence trauma they may experience.  But, a person who has been successfully murdered is, as the term implies, quite dead.  So, murder is worse than rape.

Ok.  Having decided that murder is worse than rape, now we've got to decide "given that murder is worse than rape, can we as a society treat those crimes the same?" 

Maybe.  Maybe someone who rapes someone else deserves to be executed.  Fair enough, but that's not the salient inquiry.  What a person "deserves" is not the same thing as "what society CAN DO TO THEM" in response to some particular crime or set of crimes.   Lets explore this further.  Suppose we have the same penalty for rape and murder.   Then what?  What's the incentive NOT to murder the person you raped? 

Maybe you're just the sort of fiend who would only rape someone but murder really isn't up your sleeve of particular evil you're inclined to visit on the world of your own independent volition.  But, now the state says that you're going to be executed for rape just as if you would if you're caught for murder.  What then?  Well, you might be so inclined to murder your victim to prevent that person from ever testifying against you... after all, you're in the same situation whether you murder them or not in terms of legal liability. 

This result we obviously wish to avoid, which is why we don't execute rapists... even if we're buying into the incredibly bad idea that the government should be in the business of killing people as punishment for crimes... which we obviously shouldn't be. 

So, that's what I think about that.