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John Grisham causes ruckus with opinion on online pedophilia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ward Cressin 4 hours ago. 16 Replies

Celebrated crime-fiction writer John Grisham has attacked America's judicial system for wrongly locking up men he believes 'accidentally' watched child pornography.The best-selling author and lawyer…Continue

Tags: Grisham, John, pedophia, pornography, child

The truth about NFL player domestic violence and arrests

Started Oct 11 0 Replies

A few cases of domestic violence have been in the news lately. Over the last few years there have been many instances of players in the news for being arrested and otherwise being in trouble with the…Continue

Tags: assault, violence, domestic, nfl

If you voted for Obama in 2012, what would you do if you had a do-over?

Started Oct 11 0 Replies

Do you wish you had voted for George Romney? Why (not)?Continue

Tags: 2012, Romney, George, Obama, Barack

Should getting a college degree be treated as a form of national service?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen on Saturday. 45 Replies

I've been thinking (always a dangerous enterprise).It's important to have people ready to defend the country, and so we are generous to those who serve in our armed forces. While in service, they get…Continue

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Ward Cressin replied to Unseen's discussion 'John Grisham causes ruckus with opinion on online pedophilia'
""On what grounds don't you buy it? Is there some process, perhaps involving porn, that turns otherwise normal persons into pedophiles?" I would need to see a reputable study finding a significant percentage of pedophiles (at least…"
4 hours ago
Unseen replied to Davis Goodman's discussion 'Awe struck'
"I love the way Escher gives us a way to visualize non-Euclidean geometry and multiple dimensions, because, really, the only way to visualize them involves paradoxical thinking."
7 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'John Grisham causes ruckus with opinion on online pedophilia'
"In America the laws are badly written since drawings/artwork can qualify as child porn. It doesn't matter that no child was harmed in any way nor will ever be harmed due to a drawing/artwork - it is still deemed illegal to possess…"
7 hours ago
Ward Cressin replied to Unseen's discussion 'John Grisham causes ruckus with opinion on online pedophilia'
"Yes I have. That's part of why I made the comment about treatment programs. The only one in America trying to prevent pedophiles from offending for the first time is an amateur one run by that 19-year-old. That shows how little is known and…"
7 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'John Grisham causes ruckus with opinion on online pedophilia'
"Industry: 1. economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories. 2. hard work. I think most production of kiddie porn doesn't qualify as "industry" except perhaps, sometimes, in the…"
8 hours ago
kris feenstra replied to Unseen's discussion 'John Grisham causes ruckus with opinion on online pedophilia'
8 hours ago
Ward Cressin replied to Unseen's discussion 'John Grisham causes ruckus with opinion on online pedophilia'
"In America the laws are badly written since drawings/artwork can qualify as child porn. It doesn't matter that no child was harmed in any way nor will ever be harmed due to a drawing/artwork - it is still deemed illegal to possess…"
8 hours ago
Davis Goodman replied to Unseen's discussion 'John Grisham causes ruckus with opinion on online pedophilia'
"I find nothing wrong with making the transmission of child-porn illegal. While the criminal may not have taken the pictures themselves or never have directly harmed a child in their life...viewing and transmitting images (even worse paying for it)…"
12 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'John Grisham causes ruckus with opinion on online pedophilia'
"Would be? I don't know. Certainly could be. Suppose they (wrongly) suspect you of dealing drugs. They have a warrant that includes your laptop. They find no evidence of drugs, but under the so-called "plain sight rule" they stumble…"
14 hours ago
kris feenstra replied to Unseen's discussion 'John Grisham causes ruckus with opinion on online pedophilia'
"The issue is the sexual exploitation of minors. If pornography depicting minors in sexually explicit ways is viewed as an industry -- albeit an illegitimate industry -- then those knowingly consuming the product are contributing to the…"
15 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'John Grisham causes ruckus with opinion on online pedophilia'
"The issue is that it's all too easy, given the Feds' loose definition of "child pornography" for people with no intention of harming children to be at least technically guilty of harboring child porn here in the states. It's…"
15 hours ago
kris feenstra replied to Unseen's discussion 'John Grisham causes ruckus with opinion on online pedophilia'
"I don't know of a case where someone casually or mistakenly accessed an image and the man cracked down on them. That doesn't mean it hasn't happened as I don't follow this issue that closely, but it does not seem to be what…"
15 hours ago
kris feenstra replied to Unseen's discussion 'John Grisham causes ruckus with opinion on online pedophilia'
"Huh, most of my post got eaten. Maybe I took too long of a break between writing the next paragraph."
16 hours ago
kris feenstra replied to Unseen's discussion 'John Grisham causes ruckus with opinion on online pedophilia'
"Sending images, not receiving. The recipient was an RCMP officer. Beyond this particular case, it's not clear there is an issue."
16 hours ago
Simon Mathews replied to Unseen's discussion 'John Grisham causes ruckus with opinion on online pedophilia'
"Is it really true that charging someone would be based entirely on the discovery of images alone? I'm thinking of users like my mother who haven't a clue when it comes to technology. If she did a Google search for something naive but…"
16 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'John Grisham causes ruckus with opinion on online pedophilia'
"While I was raising questions far beyond that particular case, which was just a springboard, did they find that he had abused anyone under 18? You didn't indicate that he had. His crime consisted of receiving images."
16 hours ago

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MA in Philosophy. I call myself an atheistic agnostic. In other words, I'm atheist until someone proves I'm wrong.
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65-70
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I followed a link on twitter
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Christian
Why you left your religion.
Strangely, you don't include the most obvious answer: God doesn't appear to exist, even as a possibility.
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Unseen's Blog

A great number of paradoxes, starting with Scroedinger's cat

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

I'm sorry, but I had to stop listening to this bit at about the fourth paradox due to being out of breath from laughing. How long can you last?

Famous last words. No...really!

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 6:30pm 2 Comments

I found a website where Texas lists every capital execution from 1982 on. One of the more interesting things about it is that it includes any last statements the prisoners made. Interesting reading. Lots of "foxhole converts" among them, I note.

OBAMACARE Is Better Than You Think

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:40am 1 Comment

In just one week the main part of Obamacare will begin to kick in. This is the state level exchanges that will allow the uninsured to be covered. Beginning on October 1, people will be able to sign up to get insurance in their state regardless of their health.

Most people signing up on the exchanges will qualify for subsidies based on their income and family size. This means that the cost of insurance will be less than the advertised price.

This is good…

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More proof (if you needed any) that things go in cycles

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Samsung has released its new Galaxy Mega, which has a...(wait for it)....(wait for it)...(wait for it)...6.3-inch screen! Tablets tend to start off just .7 inches. 

I have to laugh because after a couple decades of making cell phones as small as possible...…

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At 9:06pm on September 19, 2014, Davis Goodman said…

Can't believe we weren't official friends here all this time!!!!

At 3:34am on September 2, 2014, Demetrius Alcala said…

You stole CBS

At 7:51am on August 10, 2014, Brandon Bissell said…

Yeah thanks. I was hoping to talk to you about something so I'll send a message soon.

At 10:30pm on March 25, 2014, Justin said…

ah yes Im new to it, thank u

At 2:58am on March 25, 2014, EMil Wentzel said…

Thanks :)

I'm still feeling my way around, glad to see so many wonderful positive and active voices here :)

At 11:56am on February 7, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add Unseen. We took long enough lol...

At 2:46pm on August 30, 2013, Beth said…

Nice to meet you too!

At 3:45pm on May 22, 2013, Asura said…

Yeah i'am new here, seems like an amazing place :D

Thank you!

At 4:25am on March 3, 2013, Gregg R Thomas said…

You Tyrant You.  LOL

Oh well at least we now have Richard Bohn, I wonder how long he will last. :D

At 10:33pm on March 2, 2013, Gregg R Thomas said…

Nice to be here, your thread got closed.

That's one of my pet peeves about Internet forums, the arbitrary overreaching invisible controlling hand.  But maybe it's just me...I gots me plentys of pets that peeves me. :D 

 
 
 

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