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Oct. 24, 2011, 1:31 p.m.
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Vehicles that say "I'm a douchebag"

Any lifted carpet queen F350.

Edit - Actually ANY carpet queen mall crawler truck.

This plus stacks out the box with some dumb sticker on the back window.

There are tons of rig rockets like that out here.

Oct. 12, 2011, 2:16 p.m.
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No iPhone 5 - but 4S is here

I can't get my ipad2 to update, it keeps giving me an error 3200.

gah! I thought apple products were descended from heaven and impervious to failure?!?!?!?

I got the same thing. I shut down and restarted and it seems to be working now.

Oct. 7, 2011, 9:44 a.m.
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Olson on death bed?

Several very valid points have been raised and you still stick to unethical arguments like economics. Human life is not evaluated in $$$. That's a very dangerous road to take.

Kn.

How does society benefit by keeping someone like Olson in prison for the rest of his life?

If we executed him and used the money to rehabilitate 500 prisoners who went on to be contributing members of society would that be ok?

Oct. 7, 2011, 8:56 a.m.
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Olson on death bed?

But if vengeance for the victim isn't the reason for the death penalty, then why have it?

Resources. Prison is supposed to be about rehabilitation if someone has no chance of being rehabilitated like Olson why spend the time and money keeping him locked up. That money could be used on other prisoners and programs to actually do some good. Training, therapy, rehab… ect.

You might say this is cold and callous, but how is it any different than two people who are sick. One is terminal and beyond help and one can be saved with treatments. Do we try and save the terminal guy and risk not saving the guy who can be cured?

Oct. 5, 2011, 3:11 p.m.
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Olson on death bed?

Tell us switch, do you know any of the family of Olson's victims? I do. He killed one of my best friend's cousins. Are you saying I don't care about them? I also knew a little girl named Jenny that was abducted, molested, killed, and dumped in a park. Her funeral and wake was one of the most painful experiences in my life and I was only about 12 at the time. You can't imagine the grief. Nobody should ever have to attend something like that. Her mother broke down in front of everyone screaming during the service while I tried to distract her older brother. It destroyed their family within a year.

Guess what? I would have loved to see that fucker die right in front of me. But that isn't how the justice system works.

That's exactly how the justice system shouldn't work when it comes to execution. Emotions should not be a part of the decision to execute someone. The crimes and the offender should be reviewed by people who are not close to the situation and a decision be made based on a set criteria.

Oct. 5, 2011, 3:05 p.m.
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Olson on death bed?

when i get cut off by someone when driving on the highway, i want to murder them with a stapler, taking 3 days to finish the job.

but because our stupid hippy system cares more abut the victim, the punishment for the idiot that cut me off is either nothing or a traffic ticket. there is no justice in this world. that person should be murdered with a stapler…slowly.

What got hurt when you got cut off? Punishment to fit the crime is what I've been talking about. Cut someone off and get a ticket and demerits, do it enough and lose your license. Murder enough people and get executed. I don't think anyone is advocating execution for the guy who shoots someone in the drug deal gone wrong or who walks in on his wife with another man and freaks out

Special cases like Olson require special punishment.

Oct. 4, 2011, 10:59 a.m.
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Olson on death bed?

I didn't change the subject and I did answer the question. So-called "genetic predisposition" toward violence does not guarantee an outcome. There are plenty of studies/examples of children with similar genetics - one becomes violent, the other becomes successful.

I most certainly did NOT in any way suggest that olson had no other choice - fuck, what an insane conclusion to draw from my posts. I stated, that in the larger picture, it is possible to reduce crime by reducing poverty and funding programs that break the cycle of abuse that tends to perpetuate itself.

Kn.

You answered my question with another question.

If studies show that some people turn violent and some don't, all the funding and programs you could come up with may not have changed the outcome of his life. He still had a choice regardless of his upbringing.

A shitty childhood in not an excuse for killing that many children. The "boohoo" I had a shitty childhood card is played too often. If he turned himself in after the first kid and said "I'm fucked up and need help" you're dealing with someone who is still fundamentally human and worth saving.

Oct. 4, 2011, 10:08 a.m.
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Olson on death bed?

Do you think Olson was just naturally bad, or were there other problems in his family and upbringing that perhaps messed up his brain. An abused child often becomes an abuser.

Maybe he just chose to become a psychotic … you know, like homosexuals choose to be gay.

Kn.

Nice work changing the subject and not answering the question. I wasn't trying to be a dick I was actually curious. Your statement suggested that he had no other choice but to kill children; that he couldn't help himself and turned to crime out of necessity.

I think Olson had genetic predispositions to be violent and probably had problems early in life. On the other hand there are lots of people who are abused and don't turn out to be abusers. They make a choice not to be, he could have made that choice but didn't.

Don't start the homosexual comparison. I'm not some nut job spewing scriptures. Choosing to be attracted to a certain gender has nothing to do with choosing to murder children.

Oct. 4, 2011, 9:21 a.m.
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Olson on death bed?

How about we buy one less fighter jet and invest the billion dollars saved into better social programs so that people have less temptation to turn to crime in the first place?

Kn.

Do you think Olson was tempted into his crimes?

Oct. 3, 2011, 11:57 a.m.
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Olson on death bed?

How about every year we execute the top 10 worst criminals in Canada and take the money and reinvest it in the bottom 50 criminals? The ones who are actually worth saving. Using the money for rehab, training , psychiatric help… ect.

Seems like a better use of money than wasting it on people who are never going to get out, never feel remorse and have no chance of integrating into society.

I think most people can agree that the Troy Davis case should not have been a death penalty case. Olson is the poster boy for the death penalty. You wouldn't have to watch his execution and you can keep with the dream that there is good in everyone.

Sept. 30, 2011, 1:42 p.m.
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Olson on death bed?

He's dead. This is a time I wish I believed in heaven and hell.

Sept. 30, 2011, 7:31 a.m.
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Surrey - wtf? 19 y/o girl shot to death.

Making a generalization about an entire culture and ethnicity is stereotyping.

Cause white guys never kill ex-girlfriends :rolleyes:

Sept. 29, 2011, 3:24 p.m.
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Surrey - wtf? 19 y/o girl shot to death.

I feel bad for her family. RIP

I spent 3 months working in India and felt safer there than anywhere in downtown Vancouver or Surrey. For the record I never saw any Indian men treat women with anything but respect in the workplace or out on the town. Indian woman were never covered up in the major cities or in the small towns I visited. Get your geography right; they're not from Saudi or Afghanistan.

Nice work on the stereotyping tho.

Sept. 28, 2011, 3:04 p.m.
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Water that burns

But the Republicans keep telling me that the "market" will ensure that the big companies
are self regulating and everything will be ok if the "big government" gets out of the way.

I work in the oil patch and I know that's a crock. Our regulations are OK but they could still use some work. Other parts of the world and South of the border they need a lot of work.

You can also drill a water well around here (Edmonton surrounding areas) and have your tap light like that. The gas formations can be quite shallow; in the range of 200'-300'.

Sept. 28, 2011, 2:57 p.m.
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South Korea has it right on this one IMO

We could learn some things from South Korea.

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