When, therefore plunder is organized by law, for the profit of those who perpetrate it, all the plundered classes tend, either by peaceful or revolutionary means, to enter in some way into the manufacturing of laws. These classes , according to the degree of enlightenment at which they have arrived, may propose to attempt the attainment of their political rights; either they may wish to put an end to lawful plunder, or they may desire to take part in it.
Indeed okayrice, greed is in fact an origin of plunder. I say "an," because while it may be the origin of plunder from an individual standpoint, misconceived philanthropy on the part of the State is the other, and more heinous origin of plunder. More heinous, because when the State converts the law into an instrument of plunder, they efface the distinction between justice and injustice. They perpetrate upon us that which they were put in power to protect us from.
Actually, Milt, I turned down the offer to mange the Rays next year, and opted instead to sign as the replacement for the waived Jose Molina's backup catching spot. 2.5 Mill for one year. I've got abetter arm, and can guarantee you that I will hit north of the Mendoza Line...I'm pretty good at framing pitches too.
Milt, the car insurance thing was in reference to "The General" car insurance. Guess you've never seen the commercials...No jealousy here, Gramps.
Meanwhile, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott opted for the thrifty $270-a-night Rydges hotel, while Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe required just $170 of public funds for his stay at Novotel.
China's Xi Jinping came closest to Obama's bill, spending $1,450 on his room, followed by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who handed British taxpayers a $1,070 bill for his stay.
But, these socialist leaders that whine about fairness, egalitarianism, equal opportunity and equal results don't hesitate to screw their adoring proles over at every opportunity. At least Glorious Dear Leader didn't spend 2.9 M bucks for hotels and rental cars like he did eight months ago for a one night stay in Brussels..
Now, all this thread needs is for some libtard to post: "Well George Bush did this, and George Bush did that, and George Bush spent this much... and George Bush this or that."
Having secured for himself the most expensive suite of all the leaders at the G-20 meeting in Brisbane, Australia on November 15th, The Daily Mail reports that President Obama's 4,096-room entourage of security guards and assistants cost taxpayers a stunning $1.732 million for the one-night-stand against Putin.
"We ripped off some folks."
"The current wave of litigation costs has not yet been settled, and potential -still hidden- litigation risks are substantial."
A new report by the Boston Consulting Group, shows the transfer of some $178 billion in litigation costs into the pockets of government apparatchiks in the past 6 years.
"Sure enough: when one is a criminal syndicate, the largest in world history, paying litigation kickbacks in the hundreds of billions to the government is just the cost of "doing business."
"Justice is a myth" I agree, but perhaps one of the reasons can be found in your statement above: "Having paid his debt to society..." Who was his victim? Society, or the seven year old girl? His debt should be unto her, not to the punishment monopoly of the State. What does the little girl get for the physical abuse she suffered, and the emotional trauma that may last her a lifetime? Satisfaction knowing that he's locked up playing ping-pong and getting a free education at the expense of the taxpayer? When she becomes old enough to work, will it please her to know that her taxes are going towards the free education, food and healthcare of the man that stripped her of her virginity, emotionally scarred her for life and perhaps kept her from having a better quality of life? What if the man had lured her into his pickup truck, with which he was pulling a nice boat, and committed the rape there? The State would inevitably claim civil forfeiture of the truck and boat, and at some point would sell them both, with the proceeds going to their coffers. And still the little girl gets?
What of the theory of proportionality, that says he loses his rights to the extent that he deprived her of her rights? Yes, retribution as opposed to the futility of rehabilitation. How can we ever know if he has been successfully rehabilitated; because a board of 4 or 5 people say so? I offer that rehabilitation is a waste of taxpayer money, basketballs, ping pong balls and soccer fields, and that deterrence is no better. Retribution, while somewhat archaic these days, is still a better method of jurisprudence. Just because it is out-dated, it doesn't mean that it is ineffective. The rapist should suffer physically and emotionally as did her victim. Castrate him, and if there are monetary proceeds from civil forfeiture, they should be given to her.
when your justice/penal system is heavily invested in rehabilitation, as opposed to retribution? Sounds primitive? Maybe. That doesn't mean it is not effective..But, now we're civilized, history doesn't matter, the government rakes in billions, all for your safety, of course...and victims remain victims...
Related in that this #$%$ that perpetrated this act of violence is no worse than the criminals that run this money-laundering Cesspool of Carp that they call a "bank".
Bingo. Amazing logic by the White family: “You should have just left the store and went wherever you had to go in your car or whatever.” So, let our brother rob the store, and perhaps, execute an innocent employee while he's at it. It's not your business. What's troubling is the obviously "progressive" judge that let this feral animal out on probation after committing, and being convicted of, an armed robbery just a month prior. By all accounts from his family, he is a "good kid", kind, gentle,loving, and numinous, of course,as they are all predisposed to be genetically.
The family members of a robbery suspect that held a store employee at gunpoint in Alabama are lashing out at the Good Samaritan who shot him and stopped the robbery.
Adric White, 18, was shot five times after he allegedly tried to hold up a Family Dollar store in Mobile on Nov. 12.
FOX10 spoke exclusively to both the unnamed Good Samaritan and the family members of White. They’re livid that their son was shot while pointing a gun in someone’s face.
“If [the customer’s] life was not in danger, if no one had a gun up to him, if no one pointed a gun at him – what gives him the right to think that it’s okay to just shoot someone?” a relative, who wished to remain anonymous, told FOX10. “You should have just left the store and went wherever you had to go in your car or whatever.”
But when the suspect pulled out a gun at about 5:30 p.m., the Good Samaritan did too.
“He had the gun to his head. He had him on his knees,” said the Good Samaritan, who wished to remain anonymous. “I drew my gun on him and I said ‘Hey don’t move.’ At that point he swung around and before he had a chance to aim the gun at me I fired. I didn’t want to shoot him.”
The man shot White five times. He was taken to USA Medical Center, where he remains in police custody.
The local news station had previously interviewed White’s parents, but they called later demanding that the video not be aired.
White was out of jail on bond after previously robbing The Original Oyster House at gunpoint just a little over a month before he robbed the Family Dollar.
certain species of crickets should be considered armed and dangerous. City boys wouldn't know that...
protesters in Oakland,CA were lying down in the street, feigning death, in protest of the Ferguson grand jury decision...That's a long way from Ferguson, MO..What is it? Racism? Blacks hate Whites that badly?