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#148026 - 09/19/05 05:22 AM Re: Sad News from Blighty  
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Yes, after all, police are not said to be losing simply because 9 out of 10 thieves get away with it.


#148027 - 09/19/05 05:39 AM Re: Sad News from Blighty  
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Presumably at this stage of your god-daughter's education she will be learning that the language which is appropriate in a personal letter to a friendly godfather is not necessarily appropriate in other circumstances.

I do hope she is not a member of AWADtalk. If she is, it may be a long time before you get another letter from her.

Bingley


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#148028 - 09/19/05 01:47 PM Re: Sad News from Blighty  
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Exactly, nor are the police said to be winning when they arrest people for breaking an immoral, but just, law.



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#148029 - 09/19/05 04:52 PM Re: Sad News from Blighty  
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"an imoral, but just, law."

I don't understand. Would you mind explaining?


#148030 - 09/19/05 05:08 PM Re: Sad News from Blighty  
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I don't understand. Would you mind explaining?

I was just referring to laws that once held sway, but were later overturned and now thought to be immoral. It's a matter of ethics versus jurisprudence. Perhaps just is too positive a word. Legal might be a better word, something can be legal, but at the same time is immoral.

[Edited to add final sentence.]



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#148031 - 09/19/05 05:15 PM Re: Sad News from Blighty  
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>>It's a matter of ethics versus jurisprudence. Perhaps just is too positive a word.<<

Thought so, just couldn't see it. "Just" threw me off.

Tx


#148032 - 09/19/05 05:18 PM Re: Sad News from Blighty  
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Thought so, just couldn't see it. "Just" threw me off.

My rhetoric just got carried away and ran over my semantics.



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#148033 - 09/19/05 10:52 PM Re: Sad News from Blighty  
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Ouch! That must hurt!


#148034 - 09/20/05 08:35 PM Re: Sad News...  
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This reminds me that/of the answer to "Just say no." was "Say no to just".


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