Okay, I didn't have my caffeine this morning, I wrote and posted, it was what it was. Not enough going on with me personally right now so I get more introspective rather than just telling the story, and I suppose here is a little more of that.
Western civilization prides itself on being reasonable, at least in matters that affect individuals, we have our bill of rights, and we have scores of laws designed to prevent the Big Brother from abusing our rights. Without sounding like (Name your right wing talk radio guy here) and with out siding with (Name Left wing dude here) don’t you think it is a travesty that we have people who admit guilt, who are not restrained in a timely fashion. Here are two examples:
The first can be found on Oregonlive.com, the second on Google
man in child porn investigation Portland
Posted by Wade Nkrumah
March 30, 2007
The FBI is seeking information about possible "inappropriate contact with children" by a 46-year-old
FBI agents arrested David Charles Leonard this week at his home after his indictment in
on possession of child pornography, said J. Stephen Tidwell, assistant director of the FBI's Los Angeles office. Anyone with information about him should call the FBI's Los Angeles office at 503-224-4181. Portland
The FBI had begun investigating Leonard in 1999. In 2002, a search of his
, residence produced evidence of child pornography and illegal correspondence with minors, agents said. He moved to Long Beach, Calif. in 2005. Portland
Just 9 months and Hicks free
April 01, 2007
Article from: Sunday Herald Sun
CONFESSED terrorist David Hicks will be free on December 30 despite a claim by senior intelligence sources he was being groomed as a top al-Qaida spy.
Hicks, 31, was yesterday sentenced by a military commission at
to nine months' jail to be served in an Australian prison. Guantanamo Bay
He has been held for more than five years at the
detention centre after being captured in US in December, 2001. Afghanistan
In a plea bargain, a seven-year sentence was reduced by six years and three months.
But Australian intelligence sources yesterday said al-Qaida was training Hicks to infiltrate countries such as
and the Israel and scout for terror targets. US
They said that as a white Westerner, he was perfect for the role.
"There wasn't a white man on the planet who was closer to Osama bin Laden than Hicks," one senior intelligence source told the Sunday Herald Sun.
The source said evidence Hicks was having intelligence training for terrorist attacks had been obtained by the Australian Federal Police, including from
The problem with being reasonable in a combat zone is that it truly handicaps the safety and success of the people in the area. I am not advocating utilizing violence in an unprovoked manner, nor am I suggesting we should stack people up like pyramids and take pictures, I am however saying that artificial time limits put bad people back on the street, or they leave them on the street.
In the case of Australian David Hicks, how do you cure intent to do harm, and how do you judge it to be cured?
You really won't be arrested for child pornography if you don’t have any. You also won't be indicted as a terrorist if you don't attempt to destabilize the world.
Okay, Hope you enjoy both *smiling all the way to dinner of mystery meat products**