Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'law'.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30566196 Man goes on rant about the police, then _after_ shooting his girlfriend, shoots two officers. And kills them. Volo, I believe this is where you normally say all cops are scum. Please do so then I'll continue.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23495314 Apparently, the most common reason for refusing to repatriate is because the Human Rights Act prevents us releasing them to their native countries. Clearly, I'm torn between pride in the rigour of the legal system, and horror that the HRA is directly denying justice to the people most affected by the crimes. As a meta-issue, I am increasingly concerned that international treaties of every stripe are a threat to national sovereignty and democracy.
Just a reminder that it is now affirmed to be legal to insult the French president. Members now have legal protection to call any French president a jumped up onion seller, or - if they wish to get intellectual - a metamorphosed ****roach. Insulting the French president remains mandatory for all English forum members.
I like games depicting deeply flawed societies fleshed out in a way so no obvious solutions to all the injustices come to mind. The rule of law - Regular egalitarian societies are boring, but introducing a prominent social contract theory into the mix would spice things up. - Separate courts of law for aristocracy and commoners are getting old. In "The Book of the New Sun" by Gene Wolfe, I liked the way society as a whole was 99% segregated. Middle age society lived in the ruins of space age society (of the same race). The few remainders of the space age society ruled all, while never int