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(Slate)   Tennessee Teabagger and sometimes Birther wants all the state's sex offenders to have the words SEX OFFENDER stamped in red on their license plates. Hey, at least he's not going after the gays   (slate.com) divider line 165
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2014-02-28 11:02:03 PM
And let's equate a woman in the 17th century being accused with adultery with a person who rapes children because, intellectually, we discuss these things at Ivy League colleges and have decided this equation is an intellectual argument.

Good luck when the Bastille is stormed.
 
2014-02-28 11:21:05 PM
Don't really see any problem with this honestly.

Once you're over 18, you know damned well what's ok and not ok. No sympathy for those who should have been eaten by predators if not for the kindness of civilization.
 
2014-02-28 11:47:57 PM

Agent Nick Fury: al's hat:

Haven't finished the rest of the comments yet so someone may have beaten me to it but...I'm betting this is a reference to Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The Scarlet Letter.  That is a MUCH more obvious comparison.  Some of us older Farkers who had honors English got the reference, you younger or less tortured American literature students won't.  This is a learning moment for you, don't jump to conclusions...

wantingout:


>>Sounds like someone has holocaust obsession. That was actually a reference to "The Scarlet Letter'. Keep doing your job tho! :thumbsup:

Yes, of course, don't read the rest of the comments before opening your piehole.

You will get to the part where Hester Prynne had a pink Star of David sewn onto her dress.

Fark still amazes me.


Ooh!  Did you Wikipedia The Scarlet Letter?  Is this comment supposed to excuse the fact that you completely missed the reference and went all Godwin?  Considering that I wasn't the only one who caught it perhaps you're the one who is off the mark...

/Youngins like you amaze me.
//Get off my lawn.
///Slashies come in three and have since before you found the internet...
 
2014-03-01 12:12:52 AM
My opinion--since sex offenders have a high recidivism rate, you might as well KEEP them in jail.  Then you know they won't be after your kids.

Ohio already has what I call drunk-driver plates.  What license plate would you have if you've been convicted of DUI *and* child molestation?
 
2014-03-01 12:46:12 AM
Treating people who got in trouble for consensual sex or for public urination like the worst scum on earth seems a tad strange considering all it ends up doing is making those people into outcasts who can no longer contribute to society in any meaningful way.
 
2014-03-01 01:53:45 AM

al's hat: Agent Nick Fury: wantingout: and they should have to have a big red 'SO' stitched on all of their clothes!

Some idiot billionaire compares the treatment of the rich to Kristallnacht and Fark soils itself but it's perfectly fine to compare child rapists with Holocaust victims.

Fark amazes me

Haven't finished the rest of the comments yet so someone may have beaten me to it but...I'm betting this is a reference to Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The Scarlet Letter.  That is a MUCH more obvious comparison.  Some of us older Farkers who had honors English got the reference, you younger or less tortured American literature students won't.  This is a learning moment for you, don't jump to conclusions...


I clearly remember that horrid novel, along with a number of other depressing books we had to read. I'm actually amazed anyone reads for pleasure after some of the stuff we were forced to slog through. Thankfully I'd already developed my reading habit long before that.
 
2014-03-01 02:02:05 AM

Miss Alexandra: My opinion--since sex offenders have a high recidivism rate, you might as well KEEP them in jail.  Then you know they won't be after your kids.

Ohio already has what I call drunk-driver plates.  What license plate would you have if you've been convicted of DUI *and* child molestation?


Well except that they don't. I'm not sure where this rumor came from, but their rates are comparable with many other crimes.

Now certain *kinds* of sex offenders, perhaps so, but can we agree that there is a rather substantial difference between an 18 yo who sleeps with a 17 or even 15 yo and a 50 yo who molests a 3 year old? Both of these are "sex offenders" which is why IMO the whole sex offender registry is next to useless.
 
2014-03-01 02:32:21 AM

Miss Alexandra: My opinion--since sex offenders have a high recidivism rate, you might as well KEEP them in jail.  Then you know they won't be after your kids.

Ohio already has what I call drunk-driver plates.  What license plate would you have if you've been convicted of DUI *and* child molestation?


Except they don't. Common misconception. The rate ranges from sometimes as low as 7% to as high as 35% depending on the study.

Here's one and the rates were between 14% and 35% Once a Sex Offender, Always a Sex Offender? Maybe not.

Non-violent crime like burglary, theft, and so on have a much higher rate of recidivism.

According to the BOJ statistics rapists and murders had the lowest rates of recidivism.
 
2014-03-01 03:59:04 AM
A British comedian had a good point: Their target audience normally cannot read.

"Mister. . .what does that say on your license plate?"

"Free candy.  Now get inside the car."
 
2014-03-01 11:07:35 AM
al's hat:

/Youngins like you amaze me.
//Get off my lawn.
///Slashies come in three and have since before you found the internet...


Yes, you are the literary genius who compared convicted child rapists with a rare, little known literary character Hester Prynne, from a rare literary manuscript called The Scarlet Letter that most people of the world, unless they majored in Rare English Literature at Oxford like you did, would never had caught the reference.

By the way I'm 50 and I'd like to discuss your in-depth knowledge but perhaps Fark isn't the place because I wouldn't want to confuse dumb people like me in case you bring up Death of a Salesman or The Raven.

My name an home email are listed on the Mensa website (Western PA Chapter Member #100268675).

I look forward to hearing from you.
 
2014-03-01 12:56:29 PM

Agent Nick Fury: al's hat:

/Youngins like you amaze me.
//Get off my lawn.
///Slashies come in three and have since before you found the internet...

Yes, you are the literary genius who compared convicted child rapists with a rare, little known literary character Hester Prynne, from a rare literary manuscript called The Scarlet Letter that most people of the world, unless they majored in Rare English Literature at Oxford like you did, would never had caught the reference.

By the way I'm 50 and I'd like to discuss your in-depth knowledge but perhaps Fark isn't the place because I wouldn't want to confuse dumb people like me in case you bring up Death of a Salesman or The Raven.

My name an home email are listed on the Mensa website (Western PA Chapter Member #100268675).

I look forward to hearing from you.


I didn't make the comparison, I only pointed out that you missed the reference...and I wasn't the only one.  Being very close to my age and a member of Mensa I would think that you would be aware that The Scarlet Letter was unfortunately assigned reading in Many high school English classes in the late 70's and early 80's.  It's okay though, missing the reference wasn't like failing a test or something.
 
2014-03-01 01:04:55 PM

al's hat: Agent Nick Fury: al's hat:

/Youngins like you amaze me.
//Get off my lawn.
///Slashies come in three and have since before you found the internet...

Yes, you are the literary genius who compared convicted child rapists with a rare, little known literary character Hester Prynne, from a rare literary manuscript called The Scarlet Letter that most people of the world, unless they majored in Rare English Literature at Oxford like you did, would never had caught the reference.

By the way I'm 50 and I'd like to discuss your in-depth knowledge but perhaps Fark isn't the place because I wouldn't want to confuse dumb people like me in case you bring up Death of a Salesman or The Raven.

My name an home email are listed on the Mensa website (Western PA Chapter Member #100268675).

I look forward to hearing from you.

I didn't make the comparison, I only pointed out that you missed the reference...and I wasn't the only one.  Being very close to my age and a member of Mensa I would think that you would be aware that The Scarlet Letter was unfortunately assigned reading in Many high school English classes in the late 70's and early 80's.  It's okay though, missing the reference wasn't like failing a test or something.


Well Al, you were kind of late to the party when people were saying we needed to round these people up and sew stars on their shirts.

Then you brought up that you had Honors English (which is great, I'm sure Mom was proud) and that it was somehow a learning experience for me.

So what the hell, let's say I missed the reference and you're correct.

Do you think a child rapist having a drivers license that indicates he rapes children is the same as having a woman who committed adultery in a novel a valid comparison?

Sorry you didn't pass the test - maybe try again in a few years.
 
2014-03-01 01:29:08 PM

Agent Nick Fury: al's hat: Agent Nick Fury: al's hat:

/Youngins like you amaze me.
//Get off my lawn.
///Slashies come in three and have since before you found the internet...

Yes, you are the literary genius who compared convicted child rapists with a rare, little known literary character Hester Prynne, from a rare literary manuscript called The Scarlet Letter that most people of the world, unless they majored in Rare English Literature at Oxford like you did, would never had caught the reference.

By the way I'm 50 and I'd like to discuss your in-depth knowledge but perhaps Fark isn't the place because I wouldn't want to confuse dumb people like me in case you bring up Death of a Salesman or The Raven.

My name an home email are listed on the Mensa website (Western PA Chapter Member #100268675).

I look forward to hearing from you.

I didn't make the comparison, I only pointed out that you missed the reference...and I wasn't the only one.  Being very close to my age and a member of Mensa I would think that you would be aware that The Scarlet Letter was unfortunately assigned reading in Many high school English classes in the late 70's and early 80's.  It's okay though, missing the reference wasn't like failing a test or something.

Well Al, you were kind of late to the party when people were saying we needed to round these people up and sew stars on their shirts.

Then you brought up that you had Honors English (which is great, I'm sure Mom was proud) and that it was somehow a learning experience for me.

So what the hell, let's say I missed the reference and you're correct.

Do you think a child rapist having a drivers license that indicates he rapes children is the same as having a woman who committed adultery in a novel a valid comparison?

Sorry you didn't pass the test - maybe try again in a few years.


Agent Nick Fury: al's hat: Agent Nick Fury: al's hat:

/Youngins like you amaze me.
//Get off my lawn.
///Slashies come in three and have since before you found the internet...

Yes, you are the literary genius who compared convicted child rapists with a rare, little known literary character Hester Prynne, from a rare literary manuscript called The Scarlet Letter that most people of the world, unless they majored in Rare English Literature at Oxford like you did, would never had caught the reference.

By the way I'm 50 and I'd like to discuss your in-depth knowledge but perhaps Fark isn't the place because I wouldn't want to confuse dumb people like me in case you bring up Death of a Salesman or The Raven.

My name an home email are listed on the Mensa website (Western PA Chapter Member #100268675).

I look forward to hearing from you.

I didn't make the comparison, I only pointed out that you missed the reference...and I wasn't the only one.  Being very close to my age and a member of Mensa I would think that you would be aware that The Scarlet Letter was unfortunately assigned reading in Many high school English classes in the late 70's and early 80's.  It's okay though, missing the reference wasn't like failing a test or something.

Well Al, you were kind of late to the party when people were saying we needed to round these people up and sew stars on their shirts.

Then you brought up that you had Honors English (which is great, I'm sure Mom was proud) and that it was somehow a learning experience for me.

So what the hell, let's say I missed the reference and you're correct.

Do you think a child rapist having a drivers license that indicates he rapes children is the same as having a woman who committed adultery in a novel a valid comparison?

Sorry you didn't pass the test - maybe try again in a few years.


Maybe you should have expressed your comparison in reply to someone who did actually reference sewing stars on shirts instead of someone who was obviously referring to The Scarlet Letter.  As far as comparing child rapists identified on their drivers license to wearing either a star or a scarlet letter, I think the comparison is ridiculous.  Being Jewish obviously shouldn't be considered a crime, adultery should be a civil matter, and child rapists deserve to go to prison and then lifelong sanctions designed to prevent them from re-offending if they are ever released.
 
2014-03-01 02:01:39 PM

Agent Nick Fury: al's hat:

/Youngins like you amaze me.
//Get off my lawn.
///Slashies come in three and have since before you found the internet...

Yes, you are the literary genius who compared convicted child rapists with a rare, little known literary character Hester Prynne, from a rare literary manuscript called The Scarlet Letter that most people of the world, unless they majored in Rare English Literature at Oxford like you did, would never had caught the reference.

By the way I'm 50 and I'd like to discuss your in-depth knowledge but perhaps Fark isn't the place because I wouldn't want to confuse dumb people like me in case you bring up Death of a Salesman or The Raven.

My name an home email are listed on the Mensa website (Western PA Chapter Member #100268675).

I look forward to hearing from you.


And yet here we go again. Sex offender is not the same as convicted child rapist. While all convicted child rapists are sex offenders, statistically a minority of sex offenders are child rapists. The term covers a huge range of things.
 
2014-03-01 02:06:04 PM

James10952001: Agent Nick Fury: al's hat:

/Youngins like you amaze me.
//Get off my lawn.
///Slashies come in three and have since before you found the internet...

Yes, you are the literary genius who compared convicted child rapists with a rare, little known literary character Hester Prynne, from a rare literary manuscript called The Scarlet Letter that most people of the world, unless they majored in Rare English Literature at Oxford like you did, would never had caught the reference.

By the way I'm 50 and I'd like to discuss your in-depth knowledge but perhaps Fark isn't the place because I wouldn't want to confuse dumb people like me in case you bring up Death of a Salesman or The Raven.

My name an home email are listed on the Mensa website (Western PA Chapter Member #100268675).

I look forward to hearing from you.

And yet here we go again. Sex offender is not the same as convicted child rapist. While all convicted child rapists are sex offenders, statistically a minority of sex offenders are child rapists. The term covers a huge range of things.


And yet here we go again - someone else who doesn't read the thread but just comments.

I said this law should only apply to those convicted of a sexual assault and deemed a danger to society.

Not public urination, not the eighteen year old sleeping with his seventeen year old girlfriend, that is why I said people who rape children.
 
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