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Buzzword

Random Acts of Patriotsim had an interesting post up talking about whether or not what was done to Osama Bin Laden was “justice” or not. I thought I’d look at what Noah Webster thought it meant, way back in the early 1800’s.

From Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary:

Justice: The virtue which consists in giving to every one what is his due; practical conformity to the laws and to principles of rectitude in the dealings of men with each other; honesty; integrity in commerce or mutual intercourse.

That fits right in with what I thought justice meant.

I think I am with ASM826 on this one. The scale of the things Bin Laden was in charge of precludes any notion of justice I can understand.  But he has reaped what he sowed, and is judged by a just God.

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False Hope

Thanks to Breda and this post, I have found what I believe to be the most horrifying website on the internet, where false hopes and fake brain cells go to die, where people who believe in lies go to talk themselves happy.  It is a place of horrid horribleness, of sad patheticness, and of tales such as this:

“I was so excited I choked on a pretzel. True story.”

Paul L., Boston, MA

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you…

Remember Hope

Go and leave your own tales of woe, won’t you? I left the following, though I have no hope (heh) of it ever seeing the light of day on that particular website:

I was so disappointed that I went and bought a 20-round magazine for my semi-automatic rifle because I thought it would be illegal in a few months.
–Blue S, MT

Do you have a tale of false hope, real or remembered?

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