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Haxorsist

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  1. At first when I started reading ASOIAF I liked how no character was safe and that anyone could die. What's been bugging me lately however, is that GRRM seems to kill off too many of the important characters. It's almost as if he does it just for the hell of it. It gets a bit old, and at the end of ADWD I was like "yeah, figures".
  2. Happy birthday Dragonmount! I like DM because of all the awesome and funny people I've met here. Some are gone, but most are still here. Every once in a while I notice awesome people who have been around for years, but who I've only just noticed. It's a big community filled with wonderful people, and I'll probably hang around as long as you'll let me.
  3. Well, locking him up in a psychatric institution in no way guarantees that he will be locked up for life. The purpose of the involuntary commitment is to treat him. It's not intended to be a form of punishment. If the psychiatrists treating him are convinced he has been 'cured' and that he doesn't pose a risk to the society, he could get released. That might be highly unlikely, but it's also unlikely that he'll only serve 10 years. In any case, I hope the court approaches the question of his sanity with integrity and respect for the rule of law. If there's one thing I've heard a lot lately
  4. What I think Maj is getting at, is that if he is declared insane he will be found not guilty, which will most likely upset a lot of people.
  5. The prosecution face a bit of a dilemma when it comes to his charges. If he is sentenced to custody (forvaring), the court can sentence him to a maximum of 21 years. The court can set the minimum time served to no longer than 10 years. When the 10 years are up, the courts will have to assess whether he still poses a threat to society and they may lengthen the sentence at 5 year intervals. In theory he could serve life in prison. If he is sentenced to 30 years in prison, he will have the right to probation after doing 2/3 of his time if he has behaved well during his incarceration. So with
  6. Glenn Beck really doesn't deserve the attention. He's scum. Here's a link to the audio for those who want to hear: http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201107250006
  7. The police prosecutor has now said they are considering charging Breivik for crimes against humanity. The definition of crimes against humanity in the Norwegian Penal Code differs somewhat from the definition in the Rome Statues of the ICC. It's not necessary that the crimes were committed as part of government policy. The law applies to where, as part of a systematic attack, a civilian population's basic human rights are violated because of their political convictions. If convicted, Breivik may face 30 years inprisonment.
  8. The death toll from Utøya has been revised to 68 dead. This includes the person who died at the hospital. EDIT: The death toll from the bomb has been revised to 8 dead. Both numbers are subject to change as the police continue their investigation.
  9. I appreciate this is an important topic, but let's not turn this into a debate about the death penalty. A thread about the death penalty can be made in D&D.
  10. He pleaded not guilty, but did acknowledge that he had committed the acts mentioned in the charges.
  11. This is from a blog of a girl who was at Utøya and witnessed the shootings. http://prableen.origo.no/-/bulletin/show/672218_helvete-paa-utoeya I translated it with Google Translate and corrected some of the translation. Hell at Utøya. I woke up. I can not sleep more. I'm sitting in the living room. Feeling grief, anger, happiness, God, I do not know what. There are too many emotions. There are too many thoughts. I'm afraid. I react to the slightest sound. I will write about what happened on Utøya. What my eyes saw, what I felt, what I did. The words come straight from the gut, but
  12. When I went to bed last night the death toll was "only" 10 at Utøya. When I woke up it was over 80. I'm speechless. There were kids as young as 14-15 years old at Utøya. I've heard multiple witness accounts and it sounds like a true nightmare. I'm proud of our PM Jens Stoltenberg, who said we will respond with more openness and more democracy.
  13. The ex-PM (Gro Harlem Brundtland) was there a few days ago. The current PM was reportedly scheduled to give a speech there later today. Edit: Apparently Brundtland left there an hour before the shooting. Reports are also saying that the gunman has been killed or apprehended by the police.
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