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PavePusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:37 PM
Response to Reply #75
77. Not at all.
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 11:41 PM by PavePusher
My belongings, even the ones without sentimental value, represent a considerable investment of my time. In other words, they represent parts of my life. If a thief steals them, they are stealing parts of my life and I can not get that back in any way, shape or form. This means the thief does not value my life as mine. Accordingly, I do not place as much value on his/her life as on my own.

I hope that makes it a little more clear.

Please note (what you have consistently ignored) that if the would-be thief does value their life, they only have to do one simple thing to avoid risking it: Don't steal other peoples' shit.

And I know all this empirically, because I've had a considerable amount of my belongings stolen on several different occasions. (Edit: No, I never got any of it back, and I lost a lot of additional time and money replacing it. Insurance? Yeah, had it. Don't make me laugh....) Oddly, almost all in places where it would be illegal to use force to resist their predations. Intersting correlation there....

Anyway, been fun discussing the issue with you, but it's getting late for me, and I have to work in the morning. Cheers!
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