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(NYPost)   Martin Shkreli won over jurors with his 'soft side'   ( nypost.com) divider line
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2017-08-22 04:08:11 PM  
Compromise - no jail time if all 12 jurors get to punch him as hard as they can in the throat.
 
2017-08-22 04:15:20 PM  
"I don't think he is a bad person," Juror No. 10, Lois Pounds, said. "He's certainly egotistical, but he sort of has a soft side to him. Though that's mixed up in his ego."

Ok, so uhm: http://www.mcafee.cc/Bin/sb.html

This website summarizes some of the common features of descriptions of the behavior of sociopaths.

Glibness and Superficial Charm


IT'S THE FIRST THING ON THE LIST YOU GODAM MORAN
 
2017-08-22 04:29:01 PM  
So much so that he was convicted on three counts of securities fraud and still faces up to twenty years in jail.
 
2017-08-22 05:04:37 PM  
He Bribed them.
 
2017-08-22 05:05:39 PM  
Pounds said it was the loudmouth's "soft side" that made him want to pay back his investors after he lost their money in a bad trade.

No it wasn't, you dumb fark.  He was doing it to make sure he didn't go to jail.
 
2017-08-22 05:27:18 PM  
Before the rage machine goes into full blast, remember that he was convicted on 3 securities fraud charges and those carry serious prison time.  Also remember that it's not unusual for prosecutors to over-charge and the charges the jury let him off on might not have been well proven in court.
 
2017-08-22 05:28:54 PM  
Why hasnt a terrorist driven a van into this asshole yet? Seriously, terrorists...if you really want to make a difference, go after scum like this guy, not randoms walking across a bridge or in a marketplace. You'll win people over to your cause in a heartbeat.
 
2017-08-22 05:36:10 PM  

gopher321: Compromise - no jail time if all 12 jurors get to punch him as hard as they can in the throat.


I'd like a look at those jurors before I sign off on that.
 
2017-08-22 05:49:58 PM  
Now in fairness, after a jury savagely beats a man up, it's not uncommon to have a soft side...
 
2017-08-22 06:03:24 PM  

cefm: Before the rage machine goes into full blast, remember that he was convicted on 3 securities fraud charges and those carry serious prison time.  Also remember that it's not unusual for prosecutors to over-charge and the charges the jury let him off on might not have been well proven in court.


Yes, but there is still sentencing, wherein they will suspend all prison time and put him on probation.
 
2017-08-22 06:06:31 PM  
Sure he has a soft side. It's also known as a slimy underbelly.
 
2017-08-22 06:54:01 PM  
URRRRGHHH!!!

Dear jesus:

The wheat's not worth it.  Burn the farking chaff.

Sincerely,

xanadian.
 
2017-08-22 07:01:52 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Why did anyone think a rich white guy was going to face consequences for being evil? Does that ever happen in this country?


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2017-08-22 07:07:43 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Why did anyone think a rich white guy was going to face consequences for being evil? Does that ever happen in this country?


It's rare, but it happens. Usually if there's a whole bunch of white guys who are about to be caught for white collar crimes, they find the least liked among them, pin everything on him, and have him take the fall and do the time while the rest get off scott free.
 
2017-08-22 07:24:20 PM  

gopher321: Compromise - no jail time if all 12 jurors get to punch him as hard as they can in the throat.


I volunteer as juror!
 
2017-08-22 07:37:28 PM  
He is only going to get a year or two max.

Yeah, I hate the guy like everyone else, but raising drug prices was not illegal. He should only face time for the crimes he committed.
 
2017-08-22 07:43:20 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Why did anyone think a rich white guy was going to face consequences for being evil? Does that ever happen in this country?


Only if they rob other rich people, especially other rich white people.. See phlegmmo citing Madoff
 
2017-08-22 08:16:44 PM  
Pounds, you stupid, easily manipulated moron.
 
2017-08-22 08:42:30 PM  
Take this as a reminder to suck it up and not weasel out of jury duty, you cockwhistles.
 
2017-08-22 08:59:09 PM  
He'll win future cell-mates over with the same. Boink.
 
2017-08-22 09:06:37 PM  
This country needs an enema.
 
2017-08-22 09:07:33 PM  
Jesus Christ, people are gullible dipshiats.  Is mid-forties too late in life to start a career in grifting morons?
 
2017-08-22 09:28:49 PM  

AsparagusFTW: Yeah, I hate the guy like everyone else, but raising drug prices was not illegal.


His trial was not related to drug prices.
 
2017-08-22 10:17:54 PM  
His 'soft side' is easier on your knuckles as you punch this douche canoe in his smirking face.
 
2017-08-22 10:29:36 PM  

Mike_LowELL: "I don't think he is a bad person," Juror No. 10, Lois Pounds, said. "He's certainly egotistical, but he sort of has a soft side to him. Though that's mixed up in his ego."

Ok, so uhm: http://www.mcafee.cc/Bin/sb.html

This website summarizes some of the common features of descriptions of the behavior of sociopaths.

Glibness and Superficial Charm

IT'S THE FIRST THING ON THE LIST YOU GODAM MORAN


My mother made a point of telling me as a child not to trust strangers simply because they seemed nice, that not all bad people looked menacing.
 
2017-08-22 10:30:39 PM  

phlegmmo: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Why did anyone think a rich white guy was going to face consequences for being evil? Does that ever happen in this country?

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For the record, he was damn near the only one. And my tin foil hat says he was sent as the sacrificial goat so the rest of Wall Street could get a pass.
 
2017-08-22 10:55:48 PM  

ajgeek: phlegmmo: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Why did anyone think a rich white guy was going to face consequences for being evil? Does that ever happen in this country?

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For the record, he was damn near the only one. And my tin foil hat says he was sent as the sacrificial goat so the rest of Wall Street could get a pass.


There was a similar guy in MN so that's 2.  But the point stands.
 
2017-08-22 11:48:16 PM  

brandent: ajgeek: phlegmmo: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Why did anyone think a rich white guy was going to face consequences for being evil? Does that ever happen in this country?

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For the record, he was damn near the only one. And my tin foil hat says he was sent as the sacrificial goat so the rest of Wall Street could get a pass.

There was a similar guy in MN so that's 2.  But the point stands.

Did the similar guy in MN's crimes also include ripping off / stealing from fellow rich white people, like Madoff did?
 
2017-08-23 12:04:35 AM  
one is born every minute, and most of the end up being Jurors
 
2017-08-23 05:48:45 AM  
I think that in China they would just shoot this guy and charge his family for the bullet.
 
2017-08-23 09:03:47 AM  
Everytime I see this name I think they're talking about Martin Skrtel and I am confused.
 
2017-08-23 10:04:26 AM  
after so many terrible stints in the news, and in public opinion for that matter, i start to wonder a few things

yes, it is outrageously villainous what he did with the pharmaceutical pricing.  however, he did drag the matter of price gouging of these ahole drug companies to main stage.

what if the news media followed you around, calling you things like "repulsive" and "scum." he's not looking so chipper in that photo op piece, either.

all i am saying is that there's only so much a human can take of being told to fark off and die before it actually comes to fruition.  would any of you be so callous as to claim victory to that?

wasn't it neitzsche that said something like, "one who fights monsters should take care that they do not become a monster themselves?"

think of him as you will; i won't defend his character.  i just felt there's something to be said about all this unyielding hate being tossed about, and a few of the news outlets continuing to use people as puppet masters in order to relentlessly pour scorn on this guy.  it's starting to chap my ass.
 
2017-08-23 10:14:09 AM  
"I don't think he is a bad person," Juror No. 10, Lois Pounds, said. "He's certainly egotistical, but he sort of has a soft side to him. Though that's mixed up in his ego."
...
"He seemed pretty blase about being convicted on the charges. He hasn't been sentenced, and yet he's taking such an attitude," she said.


Wanna know how Trump got elected? Right there. That's a person who watched a sociopath in action, and bought into it hook, line, sinker, rod, reel, and copy of Angling Times.
 
2017-08-23 10:16:14 AM  

arcgear: after so many terrible stints in the news, and in public opinion for that matter, i start to wonder a few things

yes, it is outrageously villainous what he did with the pharmaceutical pricing.  however, he did drag the matter of price gouging of these ahole drug companies to main stage.

what if the news media followed you around, calling you things like "repulsive" and "scum." he's not looking so chipper in that photo op piece, either.

all i am saying is that there's only so much a human can take of being told to fark off and die before it actually comes to fruition.  would any of you be so callous as to claim victory to that?

wasn't it neitzsche that said something like, "one who fights monsters should take care that they do not become a monster themselves?"

think of him as you will; i won't defend his character.  i just felt there's something to be said about all this unyielding hate being tossed about, and a few of the news outlets continuing to use people as puppet masters in order to relentlessly pour scorn on this guy.  it's starting to chap my ass.


I love Fark. No matter how objectionable the action, how horrible the person - whether it's a pharmaceutical speculator that's ripped off multiple companies and whose actions have resulted in the deaths of immune-compromised people, or a neo-Nazi that tried to murder a bunch of folks - killing 1 and injuring 19 - with his car during a protest, or a president who cheers on both the pharmaceutical speculator and the neo-Nazi - you'll always find someone who sympathizes with or apologizes for them.
 
2017-08-23 10:19:44 AM  

FormlessOne: arcgear: after so many terrible stints in the news, and in public opinion for that matter, i start to wonder a few things

yes, it is outrageously villainous what he did with the pharmaceutical pricing.  however, he did drag the matter of price gouging of these ahole drug companies to main stage.

what if the news media followed you around, calling you things like "repulsive" and "scum." he's not looking so chipper in that photo op piece, either.

all i am saying is that there's only so much a human can take of being told to fark off and die before it actually comes to fruition.  would any of you be so callous as to claim victory to that?

wasn't it neitzsche that said something like, "one who fights monsters should take care that they do not become a monster themselves?"

think of him as you will; i won't defend his character.  i just felt there's something to be said about all this unyielding hate being tossed about, and a few of the news outlets continuing to use people as puppet masters in order to relentlessly pour scorn on this guy.  it's starting to chap my ass.

I love Fark. No matter how objectionable the action, how horrible the person - whether it's a pharmaceutical speculator that's ripped off multiple companies and whose actions have resulted in the deaths of immune-compromised people, or a neo-Nazi that tried to murder a bunch of folks - killing 1 and injuring 19 - with his car during a protest, or a president who cheers on both the pharmaceutical speculator and the neo-Nazi - you'll always find someone who sympathizes with or apologizes for them.


sorry that your ability to freely hatemonger is hampered by critical thought


there may be hope for you yet.
 
2017-08-23 11:18:07 AM  

red5ish: I think that in China they would just shoot this guy and charge his family for the bullet.


Well you're in for a treat, because someday we're going to have to consider how they'll respond to our every action and decision because their ships will be patrolling the seven seas including our own, as they'll be the global hegemon.
 
2017-08-23 01:04:40 PM  
arcgear:
sorry that your ability to freely hatemonger is hampered by critical thought


Hear, hear!
 
2017-08-23 02:01:00 PM  

arcgear: would any of you be so callous as to claim victory to that?


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2017-08-23 04:43:56 PM  
Just keep this in mind everyone, he was only being sued for scamming rich people.  This lawsuit was a battle of rich assholes vs. rich douche bag, the normal people farked over by him are irrelevant in this case.  So if you are upset by the verdict, take heed in the knowledge that some rich assholes were pissed off.
 
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