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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:59 PM

Only thing I would hate worse than being killed by some dirt bag is ...

... having to kill that dirt bag to prevent him from killing me.

And no I am not a pacifist.

Go figure.

Don

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Reply Only thing I would hate worse than being killed by some dirt bag is ... (Original post)
NNN0LHI Dec 2012 OP
Lizzie Poppet Dec 2012 #1
DisgustipatedinCA Dec 2012 #4
darkangel218 Dec 2012 #8
DisgustipatedinCA Dec 2012 #10
darkangel218 Dec 2012 #12
DisgustipatedinCA Dec 2012 #17
Kalidurga Dec 2012 #2
darkangel218 Dec 2012 #3
TheKentuckian Dec 2012 #5
darkangel218 Dec 2012 #6
Warpy Dec 2012 #7
shintao Dec 2012 #9
darkangel218 Dec 2012 #18
GreenStormCloud Dec 2012 #11
jmg257 Dec 2012 #13
darkangel218 Dec 2012 #15
Bake Dec 2012 #14
BigDemVoter Dec 2012 #16
ManiacJoe Dec 2012 #20
ManiacJoe Dec 2012 #19

Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:03 PM

1. To each their own, I suppose.

My view is the precise opposite. I'd hate 'em both, don't mistake me. But it's a matter of "calculus of least harm," really. If the attacker really is a dirt bag, and my only option is to kill him (assumed from the language employed: "...having to kill..."), then the path of least harm is almost certain to be in favor of my survival.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:22 PM

8. -1

That's not at all what the poster said.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:39 PM

12. Look, you obviously have the right to your own opinion

It's just not cool to promote your views by putting words in someone else mouth.
I'm sure you wouldn't like it being done to you?

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:55 PM

17. You're right. Someone on another thread is putting words in my mouth right now

And I don't much care for it. Thanks for the civility along with the correction. I will delete the posts above this one.

thanks.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:12 PM

2. I would rather kill the dirtbag...

I might end up with PTSD or not. But, all in all I would rather kill the dirtbag. It would definitely end their homicidal career. It would probably save someone else's life down the line as well. All I know is dirtbags often meet violent ends or end up in prison.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:15 PM

3. So you would hate killing a criminal while defending yourself

more than you would hate him killing you?



To each their own I guess.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:17 PM

5. Brilliant. Remove the decent person from the gene pool and from the ability to be of value to the

human family and leave the murderous dumpsterfire.

That is Darwin Award stuff there.

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Response to TheKentuckian (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:19 PM

6. LMAO!!!!

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:19 PM

7. Or being that dirt bag

I would far rather see them than be them.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:28 PM

9. I got a real problem with this

 

I don't mind killing a guy who is trying to kill me. I don't mind burying him. My problem is killing animals that cannot protect or defend themselves, so I am no hunter. Now I do take a fancy to killing insects of any kind, they get no mercy. Well I let the good ones go. ie. butterflys, lady bugs.

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Response to shintao (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:34 PM

18. What would you do if you were face to face to a hungry mountain lion

And it looked like it was about to attack you. Would you shoot it? Or would you let it eat you?

Hypothetical question.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:37 PM

11. Then you are complicit in his murder of his next victim.

Your scenario states that he is a violent criminal, and assumes that you have the ability to kill him before he kills you. If you allow him to live, by killing you, he will almost certainly kill again at some time. By failing to stop him when you had the chance you decided that he should be free to kill again.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:43 PM

13. Great! A bit sad, though...well - your choice, so may you rest in peace.

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Response to jmg257 (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:47 PM

15. Oh shit!!

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:45 PM

14. If it's down to him or me (or my family), and there are no other options,

It's going to be HIM.

Just sayin'.

Bake

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:53 PM

16. Yeah, I think I would have a hard time ever getting over having to kill somebody. . . .

You hear it from soldiers in war who have to deal with all the killing--even in self defense it's gotta be awful.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:03 PM

20. Yours is the normal set of statements.

However, that is not what the OP stated.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:00 PM

19. Seems like you have it backwards.

> Only thing I would hate worse than being killed by some dirt bag is ...
> ... having to kill that dirt bag to prevent him from killing me.

You seem to be saying that if given the choice between you dying and him dying, you would pick death for yourself.

You might want to reevaluate your self worth and what you are worth to your family.

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