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Old 04-10-2009, 09:16 PM   #1
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crimes against humanity


It's been on my mind for the last coupe of days. Do crimes against humanity get outdated? I mean if someone did it in the past, can they still be prosecuted now?
 
Old 04-10-2009, 11:09 PM   #2
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Pretty much anything that would fall under that charge has no statute of limitation. So what did you do exactly??????
 
Old 04-11-2009, 06:02 AM   #3
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So what did you do exactly??????
Between 1998 - 2002 I installed windows for around 30 people. I can't sleep at night. I thought I could live with it but the guilt is unbearable.
 
Old 04-11-2009, 06:07 AM   #4
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"Crimes against humanity" is a BS term. It's used today by governments when they want to charge someone with a crime, but can't find them guilty of any. So they slap on a "crimes against humanity" and then hang him so he doesn't rat them out.

I suppose they could do this at any time as they see fit. But, you'll never see the true criminals get charged with this, they'll be the ones charging people with this.
 
Old 04-11-2009, 06:07 AM   #5
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You monster!
 
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"Crimes against humanity" is a BS term. It's used today by governments when they want to charge someone with a crime, but can't find them guilty of any. So they slap on a "crimes against humanity" and then hang him so he doesn't rat them out.

I suppose they could do this at any time as they see fit. But, you'll never see the true criminals get charged with this, they'll be the ones charging people with this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_against_humanity I don't know, these seem pretty heinous and non made up to me.
 
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What about this: http://www.justresponse.net/Abad_5.html ?
 
Old 04-11-2009, 06:40 AM   #8
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Well, yeah that's more like it. But, I doubt you'll hear that referred to as "crimes against humanity". The majority rules, and they decide what crimes against humanity means. You can wage a war and commit unspeakable crimes and come home as a hero. And you can be on the wrong side of a conflict and be hanged as a war criminal because you did what you thought was the right thing and defended yourself from "liberation".
 
Old 04-11-2009, 08:05 AM   #9
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Between 1998 - 2002 I installed windows for around 30 people.
How dare you ??!!
May the Forces of GNU and Linux descend vengeance upon you
(you probably realized that i'm joking you here which in fact i'm)

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What about this: http://www.justresponse.net/Abad_5.html ?
Well the Catholic Church a long with all religions and religious institutions are pretty much a stinking pile of garbage that is , so stinking and filthy that nobody dares to dispose it.

i guess that says it all.
 
Old 04-11-2009, 08:13 AM   #10
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Forget this stuff, there's one guy being held hostage in a rubber dingy off the coast of Somalia. Call int he aircraft carrier and nuclear subs!

War itself is a crime against humanity. Or to quote someone even less eloquent than myself (for a change), Major General Smedley D. Butler, USMC:

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Old 04-11-2009, 08:39 AM   #11
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Yeah, I think war is a crime, and anyone who supports it or engages in it is a criminal. But, who cares, they're heroes to most people.
 
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It doesn't pay to care. If it did we wouldn't being seeing propaganda reruns on CNN. Can't blame the Republicans for that.
 
Old 04-11-2009, 12:44 PM   #13
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If war is a crime against humanity, then we are all criminals. Arguably (and supportably) peace is the rare interlude between wars. History shows that this definition of peace is accurate.
 
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As long as people want to kill each other, there will be war. I can accept that. What I can't accept is being lied to by my own government. If Martha Stewart deserved jail time for lying to the feds over a few grand, seems to me those responsible for sending kids off to die for a lie should be spending life behind bars.
 
Old 04-11-2009, 01:51 PM   #15
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Forget this stuff, there's one guy being held hostage in a rubber dingy off the coast of Somalia. Call int he aircraft carrier and nuclear subs!
Thats what I don't understand. Why bother with destroyers, when submarines are stealthier. Its not like this buttpirates have any capability of detecting subs. Send in a few subs, and we'll see how many 'motherships' are still floating.

As far as I'm concerned Puntland (where all the pirates originate from), is fair game for any kind of missile strike.

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If war is a crime against humanity, then we are all criminals.
"Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed." --Chairman Mao
 
  


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