Sandbox (4)

Sometimes very active discussions about peripheral issues overwhelm a thread, so this is a permanent home for those conversations.

I’ve opened a new “Sandbox” thread as a post as the new “ignore commenter” plug-in only works on threads started as posts.

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  1. There is a good reason why the criminally insane belong in a mental institution rather than on death row – they’re not aware that their decisions are criminal. The hope is that someone normal (not little monkeys and the insane) reads this and thinks: “Indeed, why on earth do we let the criminally insane corrupt and generally worthless politicians decide to endorse odious crimes such as baby killing in the name of the people?”

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  2. Oh. Yeah. I also noticed that

    Nonlin.org:
    WTF insanity!

    is the perfect ending for a comment where the word “killing” was abused to mean abortion. I didn’t mention it because the fact that every third word was “satanist” portrayed the mental state of the commenter well enough.

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  3. Entropy:
    Oh. Yeah. I also noticed that

    is the perfect ending for a comment where the word “killing” was abused to mean abortion. I didn’t mention it because the fact that every third word was “satanist” portrayed the mental state of the commenter well enough.

    We are, however, being treated to a valuable insight into the mindset of the criminally insane.

    +2
  4. Phoodoo remarked to me in another thread:

    Wow, [E. Macron] hooked you up quicker than an Israeli soldier taking potshots at Palestinian toddlers!

    Rather an odd non sequitur, even by phoodoo’s standards. Is he complaining that I’m waffling on about getting vaccinated while ignoring the plight of Palestinian toddlers (do we agree with the age range of one to four years old?) being killed by pot-shot-taking Israeli soldiers? It seems children in or close to crowds protesting against the treatment of Palestinians by Israeli occupying forces do run a real risk of death or serious injury.

    https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/12/1080402

    The Israeli Security Forces announced that they would conduct an investigation into Abu Aliya’s killing. The human rights experts noted, however, that investigations by the Israeli Defense Forces of fatal shootings of Palestinians by its soldiers rarely result in appropriate accountability.

    Civil society organizations have documented the deaths of 155 Palestinian children by Israeli Security Forces using live ammunition or crowd-control weapons since 2013, the experts added. Only three indictments on criminal charges have been issued for offences directly tied to those killings.

    In one case, the charges were dropped; the responsible soldier reached a plea deal and was sentenced to nine months jail for death by negligence; and in the third, a soldier was convicted of not obeying orders and sentenced to one month in military prison.

    Seven children (youngsters under 18 presumably) died last year killed by Israeli soldiers. I haven’t checked how many were toddlers.

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