Super_pope: MycroftHolmes: So, actions should not have consequences?This wasn't a mistake. He didn't accidentally sweep his laser across the sky and light up a helicopter. This was intentional and deliberate. 14 years is noteworthy (the article did list his priors as likely contributing to the length of the sentence), but it is not an insane reaction.Well... its basically established that nobody has ever been significantly harmed by this, except for a few very minor eye injuries. So really the lesson isn't, "Actions should have no consequences." It's "Actions that are essentially proven to not harm anyone but could conceivably do so should not be punished the same as second degree murder."Also his offenses were DUIs and a burglary. It isn't like he's been out killing people with a hammer.
SquiggsIN: Mr.Poops: Hey, I remember when laser pointers were cool -- back in 1998.You might remember 1998 but, laser pointers were never cool.
Gyrfalcon: Mikey1969: They really have to design something that would refract a laser, yet be transparent, and implement it into visors worn by these pilots before some asshole sends an aircraft to the ground and kills people. So with the way lasers work, would even polarized wombats help? Something has got to work, right?I'm liking this April Fools thing."Polarized wombats", heh.
peacheslatour: Where do puppies get that kind of money?
wigginiggins: That Guy Jeff: netringer: [media.tumblr.com image 400x400]I guess subby thinks that those flight jockeys and their sick patients deserve to be farked with? ...or killed?Or, just maybe, some people don't believe in putting a human being in a cage for 14 years over an incident in which no one was injured, killed, or raped. You know, like some sort "human being" who can "empathize with others" and who knows that people make dumb mistakes sometimes and they probably shouldn't have their lives destroyed over it.Attempted murder is not making "a dumb mistake" you sh#t stain.
netringer: [media.tumblr.com image 400x400]I guess subby thinks that those flight jockeys and their sick patients deserve to be farked with? ...or killed?
elffster: peacheslatour: Where do puppies get that kind of money?From dealing Heroin! DUH!
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