Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I KNOW YOU ARE BUT WHAT AM I?

You are a Self-Discoverer
You're not religious, but you've created your own kind of spirituality.Introspective and thoughtful, you tend to look inward for the divine.You are distrusting of all forms of organized religion.You especially dislike religious gurus and leaders, who you feel are charlatans.
What's" Your Religious Philosophy?
You are Agnostic
You're not sure if God exists, and you don't care.For you, there's no true way to figure out the divine.You rather focus on what you can control - your own life.And you tend to resent when others "sell" religion to you.
obviously confounded is more like it......anyway
MITIGATE THIS!
Lazy Ass Wednesday...
since my You Are A Snarky Blogger link doesn't work I will say a few words..I was fully intending on writing about a monster who killed a beautiful young girl in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. GF is a place where people from Whateverpeg visit all of the time to shop American and getaway for a weekend.
The trial report (with appropriate good vs. evil photographs displayed daily) is being followed very closely up here because we are neighbours, and the story is about a beautiful young white blonde VICTIM and a swarthy sinister migrant worker career sex-offender jailbird OFFENDER.
Now his head on the chopping block.
A life full of promise versus a life wasted.
But it wasn't about racism until the defense team started going on and on about how toxic farm chemicals absorbed by the psychotic man while performing migrant farming jobs in the 50s and 60s plus a miserable unhappy childhood that drove him to a life of drugs , alchohol, sex crimes and murder. Like Johnny Cochrane said, when you've got nothin',play the race card.The defense team is desperately trying to humanize 'tito' in hopes of evading the DEATH PENALTY and securing LIFE IN PRISON.
This guy had just served a 23 year sentence for three prior sex-related convictions before he snatched his victim from a shopping mall parking lot and then strangled, stabbed and raped his victim.
Now the murderer's mother is telling the court that he is a kind, loving man struggling through life.
It should and ultimately will be, decided based on the fact that a monster killed a girl who could have easily been YOUR or MY daughter and nobody cares if he was purple or green or from outer space. Mitigate that.
If they need volunteers for a firing squad....OK five minutes later after cooling down I could just as easily throw away the key.....except that they ALWAYS let some of them out...and guess what happens every f*%@ing time.

35 comments:

  1. Hey what up? Getting back in the blogger grove.

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  2. Hmmm mine said I'm an Atheist. However Aidan insists I'm a "Negative Agnostic", and I now think I'm a Bhuddist-Satanist! Perhaps I'm just confused... That seems likely :-)

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  3. These are always ego centric and you tend to see what you want to see. Although i would say in your case the shoe definately fits.

    mine said i was a ....

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    although that might be the connection

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  4. I think you should write a nice essay on the subject of John Cleese. How 'bout it? ;).

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  5. I'm a believer.
    *channels The Monkees*

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  6. I've done these tests before and I'm a self-discover and atheist. Surrrrprise, surprrrrise, surprrrrise!

    It's really too bad that criminal got let out after so many prior offenses. I think that everyone is entitled to a decent defense and I hope he gets life in prison if he is found guilty.

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  7. Mine was...
    You are a Self-Discoverer!
    Very true!

    What a horrible story about the the girl from GF, ND.... made me feel quite ill!
    There was a lovely young girl from here in Co. Spgs that was raped and brutally murdered about 6 years ago by two pure evil young men... they pleaded insanity... and got off easy!
    I did not know this girl... but, I think of her often...
    her mane was Jacine!

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  8. Mine was...
    You are a Self-Discoverer!
    Very true!

    What a horrible story about the the girl from GF, ND.... made me feel quite ill!
    There was a lovely young girl from here in Co. Spgs that was raped and brutally murdered about 6 years ago by two pure evil young men... they pleaded insanity... and got off easy!
    I did not know this girl... but, I think of her often...
    her mane was Jacine!

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  9. Mine said I was a baby sacrificing, satanic blespheming terrorist liberal who needs to either come to the love of Jesus or burn at the stake, unless I was willing to purchase a genuine, certified, sanctified piece of the genuine cross next to our saviors for a mere $19.95, operators are standing by to take my order and pray for me.

    I am so overwealmed at their generosity.

    Opps? Wrong test!

    nevermind...........

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  10. naked nerd,
    Yup..in the words of Michael Corleone;
    "just when I thought I was out..they keep pulling me back in!"

    stace,
    I think Bhuddist Satanist will be hard to explain to our new alien insect overlords...and I for one welcome them with open arms.

    aidan,
    Gawdamn browser..I tried a few times and could not repair the link so I ended up writing my blurb...sorry. Plus after I had realised that my LABEL wasn't entirely accurate I added another..sorry.

    lee,
    I tried to get back to your site and it was gone? I hope that it is fixed so that I can visit.

    mj,
    and you shall have much to answer for..of course you didn't say what you believed in...and like me..you will probably welcome our new alien insect overlords with open arms.

    tidalgrrrl,
    He IS guilty now they are trying to decide what to do with him.
    If they build enough prisons to warehouse all of these creatures fine..but they always run out of space and let them out!
    This issue is my achilles heel and I am well aware of it.
    $100 grand a year for solitary confinement vs a ....never mind, you know where this is going.

    margie,
    I think that a lot of people are 'chronic' self discoverers.

    Yes it drives me crazy that every city and little town has some fresh faced lamb who is ripped from this world by monsters who are literally a waste of amino acids.
    I for one could sleep at night knowing that the monsters were disposed of..they have voluntarily vacated their humanity..good riddance.

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  11. THE michael,
    For your impertinence you are hereby sentenced to sit through a year of Intelligent Design Classes in a State sanctioned 'science?' course in Kansas.
    Let that be a lesson to you and a warning to others!

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  12. an Agnostic it is!

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  13. Keeping someone locked up is still cheaper than the death penalty because of the appeals process. With the money saved by eliminating the death penalty we could give our prison system a giant overhaul.

    I understand perfectly that the death penalty does not exist for any reason except to enact revenge on criminals. It does not deter in any way the crimes that put them on death row, or keep our society safer.

    Because I once had to clean up a murder scene where a man's girlfriend was shot in the head, I would never tell any victim's family that they are not entitled to feel like taking the life of a monster that took the life of their loved one. I still don't agree with state-sanctioned killing. The old "we're going to kill to show that killing is wrong" argument has never sat that well with me.

    This should not be interpreted as the Tidalgrrrl has a problem with murderers and rapists run over by trucks and left to rot while vultures pick their bones. I simply don't want to have society suffer with overcrowded prisons because we spend so much money on death row appeals for people that might be wrongly convicted in the first place. Lock them all up and toss away the key if they are guilty, AFTER they get a fair trial.

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  14. cool!

    You believe in God and your chosen religion. Whether you're Christian, Muslim, Jewish, or Hindu... Your convictions are strong and unwavering. You think your religion is the one true way, for everyone.

    (i'm a christian, BTW)

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  15. tidalgrrrl,
    I should have stuck with the fella that brung me to the dance...anyway I completely understand that the present high rate of convicting innocent men is completely unacceptable..

    but if you need to ease your conscience about extracting the oxygen gathering process from cold blooded killers who also happen to be viable organ doners.....we better start building more prisons..but not in my neighbourhood.

    Hi angel,
    I find it so interesting that we all get to decide what we actually believe. I suppose if it was totally obvious we'd all be the same..
    great, now all I have to do is discuss Sex and Politics and I am finished for the day!

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  16. Woot! Sex!

    Bleh! Politics!

    There, we done, yo. /grin

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  17. tidalgrrrl,
    You are absolutely right more SEX and less Politics..er how about a Clintonian Compromise?

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  18. Depends, H.E., on whether there's a desk involved, and who will be under it? Heh.

    I like the way Bill Clinton was able to so successfully multi-task!

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  19. I hate hearing about these sorts of things and reading "oh, but he/she was such a good person. They were just about to get their life on track...bullshit".

    No, bad people do bad things. Bad people need to be dealt with so good people don't have to dea with them. Unfortunately that doesn't happen.

    I didn't know people from Winnipeg went to GF for vacation. Edmontonians prefer Las Vegas FYI. LOL. Nah, I realize it's all about proximity.

    Here's a prediction: Once we hear more about this guy who shot up the school in Montreal, someone will do the whole "oh, he's really a good boy. He just got sidetracked, etc."

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  20. Another thing that bothers me is that these rapists and pedophiles and other criminals that are considered scum by their fellow inmates end up being put in solitary confinement for their own protection from said fellow inmates. The other criminals want to beat the crap out of them and, apparently, these sick mother-fuckers have the right to be safe from harm while they are incarcerated. I can't tell you how much this pisses me off.

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  21. Sorry HE i think the death penalty abhorent, i am a believer that all people can be reformed.
    It is horrible that the trivialise i very important case with race and outdated ideas, move on....

    What needs to be done is remove the causes of these problems, remove poverty, make social progress, stop sex from being something sinfull and taboo, Thank you catholic church...

    Then there will be no need for the courts

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  22. tidalgrrrl,
    HA!
    check nhttp://thenakednerd.blogspot.com/
    he has a great Lewinsky billboard.

    preposterousblogger,
    Very funny. Quit pickin' on Peggers..Edmonsky is a big ass government town too..except that it is in Saudi Alberta. There are still open sores here about the Oilers knockin the Jets out of the PlayOffs every year.

    Thankfully the Police forces in North America treat school shooters with extreme prejudice. They have finally realised that they simply have to be taken out as they did today to that piece of crap in Montreal. Tommorow we start hearin' about his troubled life...get your violin ready.

    anna,
    Protective custody is preposterous..when these monsters are finally amongst a group of their peers they are suddenly exposed as cowards and scared little boys...this speaks volumes about the inequality of the justice system..the more heinous the crime the more it costs to protect them in custody...so if you are going to go for it...go big or go home.

    aidan,
    I agree that social reforms would alleviate the majority of crime (not all)..with economic and educational relief the chance to redirect many young men towards a more productive lifestyle could work..keeping fathers active in their children's lives as role models would probably be the single largest advantage for these rudderless youth..however

    there is a certain segment of the population that I believe is not viable, for whatever combination of events and decisions made, these are a group beyond repair. A small group of complete sociopathic, remorseless thugs who would kill you and never get their heartbeat over 80. These I would discard...but that's just me and I could be wrong.

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  23. A small group of complete sociopathic, remorseless thugs who would kill you and never get their heartbeat over 80. These I would discard...but that's just me and I could be wrong.

    AS much as it pains me to say it but i beleive them to be a product of the environment.

    But we could go on... thanks for annother (yet again) thought provoking post...

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  24. I think that explains the real u ha? I can see that most of that is true from what I know of u so far :)

    Abt criminals not getting the correct punishment and victims not getting any justice - Im so not surprised!

    Keshi.

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  25. aidan,
    Yes we go on..I am totally thrilled to have you as a guest with such informed responses. Keep me honest mate!

    keshi,
    I don't know if that is good or bad? Sorry about my dark scenario on your lighthearted look at the future...really I am not sure what came over me...I think it was partly due to another massacre in a Montreal College..I am so disappointed in mankind..there always seems to be a new low...I'll make it up to ya!

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  26. I AM AGNOSTIC!

    You're not sure if God exists, and you don't care.
    For you, there's no true way to figure out the divine.
    You rather focus on what you can control - your own life.
    And you tend to resent when others "sell" religion to you.

    BE BACK LATER TO COMMENT ON THE REST...

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  27. "Saudi Alberta"

    Why have I never heard that before? This is exactly why I come here. For great little quotes like that. I'm going to use Saudi Alberta all the time.

    For what it's worth, I'd be all for the NHL returning to Winterpeg. You guys never should have lost your team. Maybe one day...

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  28. Hey I am here with within, without and he is a real sports writer..honest..and he just told me that the Jets had first rights on some kid named Wayne Gretzky!
    We traded him..DUH!

    Not only that but within (Canadian Press Reporter) was the guy who picked the Gretz as the First Star the night that he broke Gordie Howe's scoring record at the Northlands Coliseum!

    How cool is that?

    Hey but we did have Bobby Hull, Dale Hawerchuk, Anders Hedberg, Ulf Nilsson and Teemu Selanne!

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  29. Thank God, I am an atheist!

    Not very original but what the hell!

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  30. As usual, the post itself and the comments in reaction to it are very intelligent.

    I agree with parts of all of it...Aidan's contention that such baddies are a product of our environment, Tidal Grlll's opinion that the death penalty doesn't stop the horrors, Anna's rage, HE's feeling that these people should be killed.

    We are all commenting on this in the wake of yet another tragedy, the shootings at a Montreal school.

    I think about how this shit happens. And the more I do, the less possible it seems to stop it.

    Here's a hopeful, if far too idealistic and optimistic, rant...

    Short-term and immediately...

    1. Abolish guns. Get rid of 'em. Shut down the gun lobby, make all gun manufacturers government-owned and strictly control their production.
    2. Have armed police stationed at the entrance to every public place, particularly schools and mall parking lots. Yes it's Big Brother, but nothing else is working.
    3. Overhaul the criminal code and laws with a three-strikes-you're-out scale, with "out" being a lobotomy or banishment to the North Pole.
    4. Do away with parole "for good behavior." This is an insult to victims and their families.
    5. Abolish plea-bargaining.
    6. Sexual offenders should be chemically sterilized on first offence. Bobbit them on second.
    7. Abandon rehabilitation efforts for criminals where the statistics clearly show it doesn't work and that recidivism runs rampant.
    8. Legalize drugs and keep them under strict, highly taxed government control. The drug trade produces the need for firearms, which results in the violence.

    Longer-term...

    The whole mindset has to change to address the root causes of this.

    Stop spending billions on the military complex and use that to develop social programs that work.

    Beautify the poorest areas. Get parenting help for those who don't know how. Give people meaningful work and training. Develop free drug treatment centres. Tax the rich much more highly and distribute that wealth to the poor or at least use it to give them what they need and want. Improve the education system and double the staff.

    When people feel equal and important and cared about and care for, they don't shoot and rape others.

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  31. gautami,
    C'mon now...Everything about you is original!

    withinzky,
    In the immortal words of Keanu Reeves...WO!
    If you would like to be our next Prime Minister I will gladly be your Campaign Manager. I will broker all of the underhanded deals with the Gun Lobby and the Military Complex.
    I will work tirelessly to ensure that your message of Hope travels throughout the land...atleast on my blog.
    AND..I will make it my mission in Life to not tease you for a period of one (1) month or for the duration of the elction campaign..whichever is the lesser of the two.
    Deal?

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  32. I know HE...I read abt it last night...it was shocking yet not so surprising...cos where there r easy gun laws, there will be bloodshed.

    yes there always seem to be a new low. Horrible isnt it.

    na ur comment was terrific...I loved it, TY!

    Keshi.

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  33. keshi,
    The parents and younger twin brothers of the Assassin will pay dearly for Kimveer Gill's actions forever.

    Perhaps we will discover how all of his 'dark gothic' role playing got so out of control...how did he get those weapons?

    Bastard loser coward ..I have 4 children in school..and I am angry as hell...boo hoo nobody understood him.

    He made a conscious effort to act upon his delusions of grandeur...
    the rest of us have to live with his depraved decision but he is free!

    His sentence was too lenient..an instant painless death by his own hand was too merciful.

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  34. yep but his sentence isnt all that finished...HE now dun u think he has more to pay for and that he will? There's got to be.

    Keshi.

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  35. kesh,
    Nope.

    A be dee a be dee a that's all folks!

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