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Nice logic. Really. You should go and teach a class on it - if you do choose to, you should look up something called circular reasoning
While I don't do so myself, I personally see nothing morally wrong with stealing from large corporations.

Totally, I mean it's not like they did anything to make themselves large, successful, and able to produce something worthy of stealing.
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Rapists face less time. Sometimes murderers. Good to see our priorities are straight! Good job US Justice system! thumb.gif Now, we just need to ensure that we make room for more pirates in our jails so we can release those pesky pedophiles into the public.

Ask yourself: Who's more dangerous, a pedo, or a pirate? I'm putting ALL of my chips on the pirate. Right? Right?
post #23 of 110
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Rapists face less time. Sometimes murderers. Good to see our priorities are straight! Good job US Justice system! thumb.gif Now, we just need to ensure that we make room for more pirates in our jails so we can release those pesky pedophiles into the public.
Ask yourself: Who's more dangerous, a pedo, or a pirate? I'm putting ALL of my chips on the pirate. Right? Right?
[monotone]Pirates steal jobs from working class citizens, their families, and children. Little Anny needs cancer treatment, but her father was unable to find a job because the film industry is in decline, because of pirates. Tomorrow little Anny will die.

Pirating kills children.[/monotone]
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Rapists face less time. Sometimes murderers. Good to see our priorities are straight! Good job US Justice system! thumb.gif Now, we just need to ensure that we make room for more pirates in our jails so we can release those pesky pedophiles into the public.
Ask yourself: Who's more dangerous, a pedo, or a pirate? I'm putting ALL of my chips on the pirate. Right? Right?

Don't worry XNine, you can sleep good at night knowing the pirates are in jail instead of the pedophiles, murderers, and rapists.

I know I will.

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post #25 of 110
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[monotone]Pirates steal jobs from working class citizens, their families, and children. Little Anny needs cancer treatment, but her father was unable to find a job because the film industry is in decline, because of pirates. Tomorrow little Anny will die.
Pirating kills children.[/monotone]
No one said Pirating isn't wrong.

The sentence doesn't fit the crime. In this case for both pedophiles/rapists and pirates.
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Guess what, don't break the law and you don't have to worry about it. Break the law and you get what you deserve.
I dont break laws so im not in jail for doing anything bad.
Oh and by the way, THEY ALL PLEAD GUILTY. People don't plead guilty unless they did something wrong.

doh.gif Hey, in North Korea it's illegal to be religious, so clearly being religious in that country makes you bad and you deserve to be arrested (or, killed in that particular case). Awful, awful people, right? I suppose in that case they would plead guilty too.
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post #27 of 110
guy goes to jail for 4 years for downloading movies. frankly, i don't believe in humanity anymore. i think i should go kill myself over this. whats the point anymore. this was the straw that broke the camel's back. sometimes, you know life isn't worth living when movie pirates go to jail
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i'm glad he's in jail, with him out of the way all movies are gonna make tons of money...then finally the poor ceo of (insert entertainment firm here) can afford that gold plated mansion he so desperately needs.
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Guess what, don't break the law and you don't have to worry about it. Break the law and you get what you deserve.
I dont break laws so im not in jail for doing anything bad.
Oh and by the way, THEY ALL PLEAD GUILTY. People don't plead guilty unless they did something wrong.
well since you've never broken the law I Guess you've never heard of a plea bargain agreement? if you can't afford a lawyer they appoint you a public pretender, most of the time without a proper lawyer the case is already lost so best case scenario is to cop a guilty plea for a reduced sentence, even if your innocent. regardless of the circumstances, a public defender will suggest that you plea guilty 90% of the time. we live in a country where the broke people are guilty, and those with money are always innocent
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Totally, I mean it's not like they did anything to make themselves large, successful, and able to produce something worthy of stealing.

I'm not saying that they haven't done things worthwhile things.
What I'm saying is that I am completely indifferent to people pirating things from companies when it frankly couldn't matter less whether they're paid or not. These industries will always make ridiculous amounts of money, so what does it matter if they weren't paid for a substantial percent of the copies of X product?

Essentially, why should I be morally outraged at a victim-less crime ?
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