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2014-04-07 08:18:38 AM
He doesn't have a leg to stand on.

/Getting it out of the way early.
 
2014-04-07 08:34:13 AM
Well, shoot.
 
2014-04-07 09:14:14 AM
Have they introduced faux toes from the crime scene yet?
 
2014-04-07 09:30:23 AM
I'd give an arm and a leg to be....oh, forget it.
 
2014-04-07 09:31:41 AM
I think there's something afoot
 
2014-04-07 09:33:12 AM
Am I only the only person disgusted by the fact this is getting balls to the wall coverage because the dude has no legs?

What is special about this alleged murder other than that? Rage a holic asshole kills his gf/wife. Happens daily if not hourly. But hey this guy has no legs! Let's run with that!
 
2014-04-07 09:36:00 AM
I'm sure he's kicking himself.
 
2014-04-07 09:38:01 AM
Farking asshole.

Jealous little gunsel.  Lowlife hothead scumbag.  Can't even stand to look at this guy.  He's a terrible actor and a worse liar.

Wasting a cutie like Reva; guy outta hang.
 
2014-04-07 09:39:27 AM
He's just trying to get a leg up on the prosecutor.
 
2014-04-07 09:42:12 AM

Kevin Lomax: Am I only the only person disgusted by the fact this is getting balls to the wall coverage because the dude has no legs?

What is special about this alleged murder other than that? Rage a holic asshole kills his gf/wife. Happens daily if not hourly. But hey this guy has no legs! Let's run with that!


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2014-04-07 09:42:51 AM

Kevin Lomax: Am I only the only person disgusted by the fact this is getting balls to the wall coverage because the dude has no legs?

What is special about this alleged murder other than that? Rage a holic asshole kills his gf/wife. Happens daily if not hourly. But hey this guy has no legs! Let's run with that!


He's an attractive Olympic athlete and she was incredibly hot white woman. The missing legs is just icing on the cake along with very difficult to believe circumstances.

By all means, please assume this is only because of his legs.
 
2014-04-07 09:43:58 AM
Pistorius delivered a tearful apology to his girlfriend's family in court.  He spoke in Afrikaaner.  Luckily enough, Fark managed to secure the services of the same hand signer who did such a nice job for President Obama when the president addressed the South African nation at the memorial for the late Nelson Mandela.  This is his translation of Pistorius' statements in court:

"I can't begin to tell you the depth of my sorrow at the loss of your late sister and daughter.  At first, I felt like Nancy Kerrigan felt being knee-capped, confused and hurting.  Then I realized I have no knees to cap and I just settled back into a feeling of confusion and hurt.  There are times since I've been cut off from beloved that I feel half a man, with the best part of me ripped from me.  I've thought through those tragic events and, try though I might, I can't seem to conjure up a logical explanation that will stand on its own and all I can say is this stumps me."
 
2014-04-07 09:45:03 AM
DUDE HAS GOT NO FEET
 
2014-04-07 09:45:08 AM

Kevin Lomax: Am I only the only person disgusted by the fact this is getting balls to the wall coverage because the dude has no legs?

What is special about this alleged murder other than that? Rage a holic asshole kills his gf/wife. Happens daily if not hourly. But hey this guy has no legs! Let's run with that!


He's an Olympian. He was the first Paralympian to compete versus able bodied Olympians and became a symbol of overcoming adversity to many. After becoming world renown for this, he killed his girlfriend. That doesn't happen daily.
 
2014-04-07 09:47:18 AM

decloaked lurker: Kevin Lomax: Am I only the only person disgusted by the fact this is getting balls to the wall coverage because the dude has no legs?

What is special about this alleged murder other than that? Rage a holic asshole kills his gf/wife. Happens daily if not hourly. But hey this guy has no legs! Let's run with that!

He's an Olympian. He was the first Paralympian to compete versus able bodied Olympians and became a symbol of overcoming adversity to many. After becoming world renown for this, he killed his girlfriend. That doesn't happen daily.


So he's the ultimate hipster?

/sorry
 
2014-04-07 09:53:57 AM
 If the leg don't fit, you must acquit.
 
2014-04-07 10:03:00 AM

ZzeusS: Farking asshole.

Jealous little gunsel.  Lowlife hothead scumbag.  Can't even stand to look at this guy.  He's a terrible actor and a worse liar.

Wasting a cutie like Reva; guy outta hang.


You know, that's one thing that strikes me; how pathetic and crappy his lie is.

Even IF he was telling the truth, he's still going to jail.  What kind of idiot just starts shooting through a closed bathroom door without even confirming if there's a burglar in there, much less a family member?  And not even checking 10' from him if his girlfriend was still in bed?
 
2014-04-07 10:05:20 AM

ZzeusS: Farking asshole.

Jealous little gunsel.  Lowlife hothead scumbag.  Can't even stand to look at this guy.  He's a terrible actor and a worse liar.

Wasting a cutie like Reva; guy outta hang.


He's not completely acting, those tears are him genuinely feeling sorry for himself.
 
2014-04-07 10:10:37 AM

decloaked lurker: He's an Olympian. He was the first Paralympian to compete versus able bodied Olympians and became a symbol of overcoming adversity to many. After becoming world renown for this, he killed his girlfriend. That doesn't happen daily.


Partial credit given. While he can be construed to have "overcome adversity", let me give you a slightly different take on the issue.

An Olympic sport is supposed to involve the personal physical triumph over a challenge; that challenge consisting of an event and the competitors. This is why motorized sports are not involved in the Olympics. Despite the physical prowess involved in balancing a race vehicle at the bare edge of control, and the physical challenges presented to the pit crew in maintaining that vehicle, too much of the event relies upon engineering, rather than the physical exertions of the competitors.

I specifically reference motorsports for a two-fold reason. Aside from the emphasis on engineering over exertion, there is the matter of "un-sprung weight". While this is also an engineering aspect, it bears great relevance on the physical exertion part of the competition. Running shoe companies seek to make their shoes as light as possible for this very reason. The less a competitor's feet and legs weigh, the less effort it takes to pump them up and down in the process of running. Quite simple, really.

Pistorus' "blades" actually bear multiple advantages over living limbs. Not only are they lighter than living legs, they are immune to lactic acid build-up, which results in fatigue, are engineered specifically for running, also bypassing normal physical limitations, and have their traction surfaces built in, avoiding the need for shoes entirely. Had he competed in "normal" prosthetic legs, (the kind that were designed primarily for walking, like all his competitors' natural legs were,) he'd probably have come in dead last.

No, Pistorus was a cheater. Sanctioned or not, he competed on a wildly tilted playing field, was given every advantage, and still came up short.
 
2014-04-07 10:11:43 AM

Satanic_Hamster: What kind of idiot just starts shooting through a closed bathroom door without even confirming if there's a burglar in there, much less a family member?


I'm stumped.
 
2014-04-07 11:15:55 AM

HAMMERTOE: decloaked lurker: He's an Olympian. He was the first Paralympian to compete versus able bodied Olympians and became a symbol of overcoming adversity to many. After becoming world renown for this, he killed his girlfriend. That doesn't happen daily.

Partial credit given. While he can be construed to have "overcome adversity", let me give you a slightly different take on the issue.

An Olympic sport is supposed to involve the personal physical triumph over a challenge; that challenge consisting of an event and the competitors. This is why motorized sports are not involved in the Olympics. Despite the physical prowess involved in balancing a race vehicle at the bare edge of control, and the physical challenges presented to the pit crew in maintaining that vehicle, too much of the event relies upon engineering, rather than the physical exertions of the competitors.

I specifically reference motorsports for a two-fold reason. Aside from the emphasis on engineering over exertion, there is the matter of "un-sprung weight". While this is also an engineering aspect, it bears great relevance on the physical exertion part of the competition. Running shoe companies seek to make their shoes as light as possible for this very reason. The less a competitor's feet and legs weigh, the less effort it takes to pump them up and down in the process of running. Quite simple, really.

Pistorus' "blades" actually bear multiple advantages over living limbs. Not only are they lighter than living legs, they are immune to lactic acid build-up, which results in fatigue, are engineered specifically for running, also bypassing normal physical limitations, and have their traction surfaces built in, avoiding the need for shoes entirely. Had he competed in "normal" prosthetic legs, (the kind that were designed primarily for walking, like all his competitors' natural legs were,) he'd probably have come in dead last.

No, Pistorus was a cheater. Sanctioned or not, he competed on a wildly tilted playi ...


My Mom always said this.
 
2014-04-07 11:18:00 AM

Satanic_Hamster: Even IF he was telling the truth, he's still going to jail.  What kind of idiot just starts shooting through a closed bathroom door without even confirming if there's a burglar in there, much less a family member?  And not even checking 10' from him if his girlfriend was still in bed?


His account sounds completely believable precisely because it makes him look shiat, plus, it tallies with a history of reckless behaviour with firearms.
Why the police muddied the waters with this bullshiat fantasy scenario I don't know, it's more appropriate to some TV detective show. Maybe they're frustrated scriptwriters?
It would have been a lot more honest to charge him with being an idiot who grabbed a gun while stiil half asleep and as a result killed his girlfriend. Still the SA cops had other things on their minds at the time, like stealing his expensive watches.
 
2014-04-07 11:51:46 AM
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2014-04-07 12:00:07 PM
"I shot my baby .. down by the toilet .."
 
2014-04-07 12:28:42 PM
I doubt he'll ever set foot in prison.

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2014-04-07 12:49:55 PM

offmymeds: I doubt he'll ever set foot in prison.


*snert*
 
2014-04-07 12:54:42 PM

Cold_Sassy: ...Sanctioned or not, he competed on a wildly tilted playi ...

My Mom always said this.


Dude, all that work. All the research to make sure I had my facts straight. And then you cut to commercial on the payoff pitch.
 
2014-04-07 01:30:09 PM

ethics-gradient: His account sounds completely believable precisely because it makes him look shiat, plus, it tallies with a history of reckless behaviour with firearms.
Why the police muddied the waters with this bullshiat fantasy scenario I don't know, it's more appropriate to some TV detective show. Maybe they're frustrated scriptwriters?
It would have been a lot more honest to charge him with being an idiot who grabbed a gun while stiil half asleep and as a result killed his girlfriend. Still the SA cops had other things on their minds at the time, like stealing his expensive watches.


Because that explanation (his) is too stupid to be taken at face value.   Because one would hope that NO ONE would be that farking stupid and careless with a gun.
 
2014-04-07 01:43:03 PM
Satanic_Hamster:  Because that explanation (his) is too stupid to be taken at face value.
The criterion should be is it credible? If stuff were rejected on grounds of stupidity the courts would be a lot less busy! Or maybe SA crims are all intelligent Moriarty types.
Because one would hope that NO ONE would be that farking stupid and careless with a gun.
One would hope yes.... However his record seems to show that he thought himself a bit of an action man.

Of course people will make their own security arrangements (ie reach for guns) when a police force is that useless and (as a result) violent home invasions are a fact of life. In the end the best solution to shiat like this is an efficient police.
 
2014-04-07 02:42:52 PM

ethics-gradient: Satanic_Hamster:  Because that explanation (his) is too stupid to be taken at face value.
The criterion should be is it credible? If stuff were rejected on grounds of stupidity the courts would be a lot less busy! Or maybe SA crims are all intelligent Moriarty types.
Because one would hope that NO ONE would be that farking stupid and careless with a gun.
One would hope yes.... However his record seems to show that he thought himself a bit of an action man.

Of course people will make their own security arrangements (ie reach for guns) when a police force is that useless and (as a result) violent home invasions are a fact of life. In the end the best solution to shiat like this is an efficient police.


No, but what is the most likely, easiest to believe, and provable scenario?

He's just so farking crazy and stupid he freaking panics over the sound in the bathroom and just starts unloading into it without checking a few feet away if his girlfriend didn't decide to take a shiat/piss in the middle of the night or that he had an argument with her and he then shot her?

Also keep in mind, the judges have the option of finding him guilty of both murder and SA's equivalent of man slaughter.
 
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