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    Re: Judges do not make law.

    The Sensible Sentencing Trust showed their mettle when they opposed the sentencing of the guy who murdered the tagger. They're not a "Trust" - they're a lobby group driven by the narrow ideas and...
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    Re: Judges do not make law.

    I think when people get all frothy-mouthed over judges knowing their place and not making law they miss a big point - which is that the judiciary is a fully-fledged branch of government.

    The three...
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    Re: Judges do not make law.

    Look up the doctrine of "The Separation of Powers". I doubt you will, of course...
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    Re: Judges do not make law.

    This argument is often put forward about judges. In fact, judges - particularly Family Court and criminal judges - spend their professional lives listening to the effect of crime and poverty on...
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    Re: Judges do not make law.

    Yes, judges do make law "...by applying or extending established rules to novel circumstances... (Justice Michael McHugh, Aus)

    The judge in the article is doing exactly as he ought - recommending...
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    Re: 2 Degrees pricing announced

    Vodafone's plans for the iPhone suck big time - which is why I bought my iPhone outright and why it is now on an open plan with Telecom. Whichever way I looked at it the subsidy I would have got buy...
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    Re: iPhone/iTouch owners thought about a Mac?

    Well, I didn't get an iPhone because of it's looks - or because I wanted to be fashionable - but now that I have it I can say it is easily the single most useful electronic device I've owned. I...
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    Re: iPhone/iTouch owners thought about a Mac?

    I've got an iPhone - and no, I haven't thought of switching over to an Apple computer. I like to build my own computers to my own specs, upgrade them as I like plus I like to play games - which means...
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    Re: Case for gaming PC.

    Anything aluminium is definitely the way to go - if I had my time (and money) again I'd go for aluminium - better cooling and so much easier to move around, pull out of under the desk, lie on its...
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    Re: Case for gaming PC.

    Won't a case make it difficult to pipe in the liquid nitrogen?
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    Re: Weatherston GUILTY

    What don't you understand about innocent until proven guilty?

    For your information, any defendant that wants to bring a (partial) defense of provocation to a murder trial has to apply to a judge...
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    Re: US minimum wage goes up ! (joe ?)

    You think the US can compete anywhere? They made a trading pact with China - and don't forget NAFTA.

    Their car manufacturers are going broke, their agriculture is propped up the government, they...
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    Re: News report.

    The police are trained to drive as a driver and co-driver - so the guy in the left seat is calling traffic, hazards, handling the radio etc.
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    Re: Weatherston GUILTY

    So now you change your argument and your basic proposition? Remove the 50 most evil people in NZ...?
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    Re: Weatherston GUILTY

    Whereas your failing to see the ultimate outcome of your ideas is just sad, really.
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    Re: Weatherston GUILTY

    I think that incarceration is absolutely necessary in a functioning democracy. There is simply no alternative in many cases.
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    Re: Weatherston GUILTY

    And I posted it in full knowledge that this is what your reaction to it would be.

    You promote reaction and violence as a response to criminal behaviour. A morality based on vengeance dressed up as...
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    Re: Weatherston GUILTY

    I think that in the area of criminal justice there are probably only a few right paths through the problem - and a multitude of wrong paths. I don't think I know the right path through the problem....
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    Re: Weatherston GUILTY

    Issues should be brought down to black and white? You mean, like with good and evil; christian and heathen; muslim and infidel; jew and gentile; for us or against us; "I was just following orders"? ...
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    Re: Weatherston GUILTY

    Exactly.



    A point I addressed to Metla and which he failed to answer.
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    Re: How to lose your data, big time!

    Just remember that it's been observed before by others that:

    "Oh, just do whatever the **** you want then!"

    ...doesn't actually mean that at all...
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    Re: Who is pictured?

    I smell a bit of Profumo in the air...
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    Re: Weatherston GUILTY

    It's not crazy dribble at all - the rights that we enjoy as members of society do not exist in isolation; they are all paired with responsibilities and duties. While this means that criminals who...
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    Re: Anyone know how how to use Crysis cheats?

    Or do it hardcore like I've done with Crysis and Crysis Warhead - go through it on the highest difficulty using only a single pistol with the laser sight and silencer attached - if you use stealth...
  25. Thread: Muff Street

    by Deane F
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    Re: Muff Street

    The mind boggles...

    "Muff's most popular item"

    "Muff's freshest"

    "Muff's goodies (with cheese)"
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