Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Friday, April 13, 2012
The Logical Flaw of the Stand Your Ground Law
that is Not how the stand your ground law relates to Zimmerman's actions, but how it realtes to Martin's actions.
Zimmerman says he had the right to stand his ground. He was trying to protect his community after a string of break'ins. So, for the sake of argument about this law. Lets say Zimmerman has represented the accoutn of that night very accuratly. And that he was justified in the killing.
But, as a thought expirement, let's reverse thing. If Trayvon Martin had killed Zimmerman tht night in thier struggle. Would not the "stand your ground" law protect him as well? He had the right to be there. He had some guy stalking him, with a gun no less. He had a legitimate right to fear for his life. Those are the grounds to use deadly force in Florida. SO I come to the conclusion that Trayvon Martin would have had the right to kill George Zimmermann.
How can anyone write a law that makes it perfectly legal to kill someone over a misunderstanding. George Zimmerman didn't know Trayvon Martin had a right to be there and only had skittles with him. Trayvon Martin didn't know that George Zimmerman was just trying to stalk him he was just trying to stop a rash of burgleries.
This is why sane places have the law that you have to retreat if you can. So just in case it was a misunderstanding, You don't have a circumstance where both parties have teh right to kill each other.
Thanks for reading my rant.
I do not know what happened that night, this was a theoretical exercise.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Ben Franklin, full of it. from C. Hitchens
And that beings me to my point. From reading a few of the works of Hitchens. I think, as good of a philosopher as he is, is more interested in being interesting and sensational than being correct or arguing to find the truth. And I guess now i take this grain of salt in every thign of his I read now.
I love how he quotes all these great sources to read myself.
Geico Auto Insurance / uses for your car
- Commute to school
- Commute to work
- Recreational use
There was no option for a stay at home father (or mother in that case).
I had to put down that the car was for recreational use which of coarse means a higher premium. Are there not people who stay at home with their children and don't work? apparently not according to Geico.
...and what about retirees. are all thier cars only for recreatinoal use as well?
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Back in the US of A / Comcast
today I finally picked up the headset when they called and said "hello, I have no television set, thank you) . No one repleid on the other end of the line. I then hung up the phone. Lets see if this stops them.