February 10th, 2007, 07:13 PM
I don't think the dove knows it is less important than the eagle A dead bird is a dead bird. A dead gamecock is a dead gamecock. So we can bet on chickens to fight to the death but we can't shoot an eagle. Just kidding folks...I figured that would rile you up.
It is wrong to harvest any endangered animal...period. The kids screwed up though. We all have. If this is the only wrong those kids do in their lives then by god they have did less than I have did. Now does everyone want to air their dirty laundry on here and let all of us judge which is the worst???? Probably not. Odds are 50% of you have cheated on a loved one...is that worse than shooting an eagle...odds are a ton of you have driven drunk, tried drugs and drove, etc. You get my point...in each of these cases things could have went really really bad. Maybe you got caught and maybe you didn't. Point is we all screw up. It's what we do after we screw up that tells the character in your heart.
February 10th, 2007, 07:17 PM
Originally Posted by tclow
Hey, she's also single and has no kids. The biggest problem with her bill is it would also outlaw that light swat on the diaper to get the attention of a child that's endangering themselves. You know, the swat that the child can't actually feel through all the padding.
The Prosecutors around here aren't in favor of it, but do say that it will be useful in cases of actual abuse. Where they had to go through a lengthy process before to prove it, this bill would make it easier.
I've seen families with multiple children where all kids but one were very well behaved, but one of the kids was always in trouble. It's not always the parents and the way kids were raised.
February 10th, 2007, 07:30 PM
This was an intentional act they committed, not something gone bad with bad consequences. There is a big difference. There intent was clear: kill a Bald Eagle. They knew it was illegal, yet did it anyway. Heck, they thought it was so great they took the trophy to school to brag about it. They are thus only sorry they got caught, and based on the slap on the wrist, probably not that sorry. Actions should have consequences, and this was a deliberate act that deserved much more than what they got. The bleeding heart left wants to excuse everything, but in the case of deliberate criminal intent, purely for the thrill of it like these two did, they deserve much worse. It is sickening what they did, but moreso what the judge did in explicitly endorsing it with such a light penalty.
Originally Posted by littleyellow
February 10th, 2007, 07:57 PM
Next thing you know, some enterprising idiot will create a video game where killing bald eagles will be the object of the game, and sales will go through the roof, because the majority of people are MORONS. Look at all the other mindless crap that people embrace disguised as entertainment.
February 10th, 2007, 09:16 PM
Originally Posted by Drivin Nails
February 10th, 2007, 09:43 PM
No! It tasts like owl!
Originally Posted by WATERFOWLER
February 10th, 2007, 10:14 PM
And if you drink and drive your intent is what? To test probability?
I guess you have never ever been bad have you Gamecock?????
Read the story....
I would bet those kids never do anything like that again....and that's the true goal of the judicial system, least in my eyes it is.
Last edited by littleyellow; February 10th, 2007 at 10:25 PM.
February 10th, 2007, 11:12 PM
Originally Posted by Stanley
Just ashame they were not adults.... I still think the fines should have been worse for them.
Last edited by b0w_sniper; February 10th, 2007 at 11:16 PM.
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