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You do realize you are standing up for people who harm children in the worst imaginable way. Right?

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People who have been falsely accused of harming children have not harmed children.

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So end the cycle. Shot to the head.

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I'm assuming you'd want a trial before the shot to the head?

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People who rape preteens have potential? Please explain.

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No, didn't say that. They may have had potential at an earlier age. Certainly before raping a preteen.

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All the sympathy goes to the victim. However, it is sad that certain people with potential for good ended up so bad.

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the cures include
therapy
medicine
and skills that deal with control
and corporal punishment

there may be some that need the death penalty
but I don't think they all would

I'm talking about rapists in general
not particularly pedophile rapists

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I hear child rapists don't really respond to therapy. That crime is so horrible that I would not take the chance of it ever happening again. I would lock him up for life if I was sure he would never get out. Since I can't be sure of that I would want him executed. Why take the chance that another 9 year old gets raped.

Of course, it seems unlikely but there could be extenuating circumstances that should be taken into consideration.

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but if the intention of the person was to punish me
I was punished

punishment means

""to subject to pain, loss, confinement, death, etc., as a penalty for some offense, transgression, or fault"

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/punish?s=t

if someone inflicts suffering on me
their intention is what makes it a punishment

still fulfills the meaning of punishment

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Can you be punished if you don't think you're being punished? I would think the answer is no, but If it's the punisher's intention that determines the question of punishment you would have to answer yes.

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if someone puts a stink bomb in my locker
as revenge

and I think it was placed there by accident

I was still punished because the stink bomb would make my day worse
even if I didn't know it was a punishment

sidenote:

there's also a reply button
so the person knows who you're replying to

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fuzala fuzala

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Without knowing why the stink bomb was placed there you can't know if you were punished or not. Perhaps a friend, concerned that you might get the West Nile virus, placed mesquito repellent bomb in your locker.

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Good points, will have to consider further.

My thinking is that when you punish someone, you might want them to feel sorry for what they had done so they will change their future behavior. Seems like the punished should be aware of the causal relationship to be properly punished.

But there may be other goals. For example, if someone offends you, you exact your revenge using pain, humiliation, etc. but is it really punishment if the causal link is missing? From your perspective punishment has been dealt out, but if the target thinks it was an accident I'm thinking he has not been punished.

It might be more clear in the situation where the person punished has a good day rather than a great day, due to punishment. Since he doesnt know he could have had a great day, was he really punished? I say no unless he knows the better day was taken away because of something he did. Without that knowledge there was no punishment.

Another thought. If I give someone the silent treatment I think they feel bad and are therefore, in my mind, punished. But in their mind, if they never even noticed, or perhaps even enjoyed it, are they punished? I don't think so.

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Those times during which you suffer are not attributed to punishment unless you know you are being punished. Suffering does not always indicate punishment. In fact you may think life is good while being punished because you are blinded to an even better life -- one that's no longer available to you because you are being punished.

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I think you are all forgetting about the movie you're missing and that the toilets are auto flush. And OMG, who is going to bring a bodna/lota to a movie theater.

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I guess I should have mentioned that this phenomenon only applies to your recent pictures, not your baby pictures.

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If you took the effort to brush your teeth you're less likely to dirty them again so soon.

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I told my son that dragons don't exist, but then noticed he had an extra cheese stick. I told him that dragons really do exist and got my cheese stick.

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It was so gross when she stuck her tongue in my mouth (first time only).

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I guess my point is ... he can feed himself rather than lay on th sofa and say, "Feed me daddy, I'm hungry".

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