The new FAD?

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  1. John Alvarez

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    Bum fights have been around quite a while now, nothing new, but that story doesn't seem to be in their nature. IIRC, "Bum Fights" are where people either pay, give food or beer to, bums to fight other bums. I could be wrong.
     
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    Yeah, "bum fights" was a series of videos sold online & advertised on TV etc that were very cheaply produced - guy going upto homeless people, offering them beer etc to fight amongst themselves. Allegedly. This was a year or two ago, I think.

    Going by the news you linked, that's much more just some idiots beating up a homeless guy because they can :-(
     
  4. Joe Szott

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    They did it for 'fun' apparantly. Maybe 2-3 years in federal lockup with a 300 lb dude named Bubba will broaden their understanding of just how 'fun' things can be.

    What a shame, what a waste.
     
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    I've got a bum that I take fighting on weekends. I named him Little Jerry Seinfeld. He's undefeated. If you want a piece of him bring it on.
     
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    Those two idiots are a waste of skin and air.
    I think we should have the same punishment as the crime you did. You beat somebody, you get beaten. You take a life, you're gone too.
    Put them in prison and they'll get to lift wieghts, watch cable, play hoops...all on my dime.


    We're doomed as a race...
     
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    That's a pretty grim story. Maybe we humans really are doomed to forever fight amongst ourselves.

    To tell you the truth, I was really surprised to live through the 50's without nuclear annihilation, the 60's without killing myself drinking while driving, the 70's without killing myself getting stoned while driving, the 80's without dying from some incurable disease, the 90's without getting killed by my girlfriend's husband, the 00's without being blown up by a terrorist.

    It's always something.
     
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    well you still have 5 years to go.

    kevin t
     
  9. Joe Szott

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    Dude, I don't know what the prisons are like in Canada, but believe me int he States it's no luxury vacation. Maybe check out a few episodes of Oz, man prisons suck.
     
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    maybe they will end up getting their bum fights after all.

    CJ
     
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    No TIVO. Boo fricken hoo!

    Far too easy if you ask me. [​IMG]
     
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    Your obsession with Jacko is disturbing.

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  13. Micheal

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    Your obsession with insulting me is disturbing. [​IMG]
    Move on unless you have something useful to bring to the discussion.
     
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    Thats one of my favorite eps. [​IMG]
     
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    Put them in prison and they're going to get raped, beaten, and abused far worse than anything most people can imagine. Prisons are sadistic places, and if anyone thinks it's some sort of luxury vacation, then just go commit some crime and you can enjoy a luxury vacation in the pen, on my dime, and I'll be glad to help pay for your education of what prison is like.

    Then there's those who complain about educating prisoners cause why should they get a free education when I had to pay to go to college? Because, when you release them in a few years, they can either be released with a minimal education that will help them get a job, or they can be released without that education, which will pretty much ensure that they recidivate and end up breaking into your home, raping your wife, and stealing your valuables.
     
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    I'm sorry, that was in pretty bad taste.:b
     
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    As a Brit, what I find interesting is that a 14 years-old kid can be tried in the USA as an adult. It's your country guys, but I confess I find that disturbing.


    I understand a lot of Middle Eastern countries have exactly the same policy.
     
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    So kicking someone to death is just a schoolboy prank?
    Yeah, let's send him to detention for an hour, that'll show him the error of his ways.
     
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    That is not what would happen in the UK at all. He would receive a lengthy custodial sentence but at a young offenders' institution rather than adult prison. Also, because he would be classified as not an adult under UK law, more attempt would be made not only to punish him but to retrain and re-educate him.

    In addition, it is highly unlikely that his name would be allowed to be revealed in the media because he's under-age, especially before a court of law has tried him.
     
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    As an American I find it ironic and fairly hypocritical that you say this since Robert Thompson and Jon Venables sentence was raised from 8 to 10 to 15 years for the murder they committed when they were eleven years old in 1993. These are not easy crimes to deal with in any country, as your country discovered.
     

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