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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 10:58 AM
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4. It's also based on the false assumption that...
the "ticking time bomb scenario" will ever happen in real life. Here in the real world, people prevent bombs from being set. Or they are discovered and defused. The odds of actually having a culprit in custody while their bomb is ticking are jack and squat.

And another thing. We have absolute rules against some kinds of behavior, because if we don't, it becomes too easy to make up reasons to indulge in it. If history has taught us anything, the second you start saying "atrocity X is OK in situation Y," the powers that be will start telling us "we're in situation Y!! trust us!"
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