Why is attempted murder illegal?

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Apprentice
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Originally written by Lucheiah:

Okay, Pocky
That's Sgt. Pocky. I did not do two stints in Iraq to be called Pocky.
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Electric Sheep One
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Neither did I.

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Lifecrafter
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Originally written by SGT. POCKY:

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Originally written by Lucheiah:

Okay, Pocky
That's Sgt. Pocky. I did not do two stints in Iraq to be called Pocky.

1. If you are actually a member of the military, (which I doubt), you would recognize the fact that we (with the exception of a few), are civilians and therefore do not need to address you as sergeant. Lucheiah may or may not have a rank, as of such. You don't know, and if you'd rather the rank system be applied here, you would then properly address him/her as "sir," since you do not know if they have a rank and if they do what that rank would be. You failed to do so. Now, if you'd rather this is all military, I'll need your section commander's name so I can issue an IR.

2. Neither are those of us who are military in uniform. Unless they make a habit of sitting at the computer in said uniform. This is also a message board, and there are no military protocols governing the use of rank and insignia online.

3. If you actually went to Iraq, you would probably have a lessened respect for the military rank system. On the battlefield, there is no time to politely ask your section commander for another clip. You would probably scream at your friend for his spare. And most sergeants are not so eager for respect of their rank that they ask for it online at a message board.

4. You should be aware that I am a senior member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, and have a fairly extensive knowledge over military protocols in general. That is, if you really care that much about rank and all that.

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The Survival Elite
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Law Bringer
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You, sir, have been trolled.

—Alorael, who believes a third tour of duty is required before you are allowed to have your name in all capitals.
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Warrior
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Interesting.

Why is attempted murder illegal? From a practical point of view it seems a reasonable law to me. Otherwise I could theoretically aim at someone's building with my own airplane and get a chance to try again if I miss.

Planning someone's murder is another thing. It's difficult to draw the lines on what's planning and what's joking (for example) and it's difficult to prove such things. It may be a bit closer to a "thought crime".
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Apprentice
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Originally written by *Milu*:

Planning someone's murder is another thing. It's difficult to draw the lines on what's planning and what's joking (for example) and it's difficult to prove such things. It may be a bit closer to a "thought crime".
For instance, I've been planning Thuryl's death for a while now. He's a devious little weasel though. :(
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Warrior
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My apologies. sergeant Pocky. With respect, sir, could I have my question answered?

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Agent
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Alorael:
You, sir, have been trolled.
If a post's main idea is "Attempted murder should be legal", pretty much everyone who responds has been trolled.

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Except, John, that most of us have been explaining to Sgt Pocky exactly WHY attempted murder is ILLEGAL. Someone who holds onto a crazy idea like the idea that attempted murder should be legalised, even when there's a lot of proof and logic behind why it should be illegal, is trolling.

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Electric Sheep One
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Actually, someone who genuinely believed something crazy like that wouldn't be a troll at all. A troll, in message board speak, is someone who doesn't believe what they say, but is just trying to get a rise out of people. And the people who dutifully provide all that evidence and logic against the outrageous proposition, they have been successfully trolled.

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Apprentice
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Originally written by Najosz Thjsza Kjras:

BHHHHHH

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Agent
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I'm glad this topic didn't provoke an all out war like....you know.

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Apprentice
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Originally written by Excalibur:

I'm glad this topic didn't provoke an all out war like....you know.
Helen of Troy? :confused:
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Agent
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No, a heated debate occurred on these boards a short time ago. The argument grew so long that UBB consumed it, and there it shall remain.

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Electric Sheep One
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It was the case that launched a thousand quips.

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Originally written by Dryth'tor:

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Originally written by SGT. POCKY:

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Originally written by Lucheiah:

Okay, Pocky
That's Sgt. Pocky. I did not do two stints in Iraq to be called Pocky.

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quote:
Originally scribed by Alorael:
You, sir, have been trolled.

:D

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quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

It was the case that launched a thousand quips.
AAAHHH IT BURNS

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