"Well, that's up to the courts to decide, and for the two individuals involved in this hypothetical scenario to think about. Now, for the sake of not derailing the conversation, this will be my last contribution to this thread:
"I think it's the duty of each and every human being to be critical of the values that society serves us. If one's actions cause no harm and one fully understands and accepts the implied risks, then obeying the law just for the sake of…"
"We are primarily defined by who and what we are internally. I agree with you that we are defined in a sense by what we do, but only in as much as the things we do reveal something about our internal selves. This question is not about that; the OP…"
"This question is absurd. If you are manly, then when you smoke weed you'll be plain old manly you, smoking pot. If you're not manly, you wont. We tend to fuss over the details and the aesthetic choices we make, and that's wrong. "
"Very much my thought w.r.t. any shooter in any venue. Think about the Lafayette shooter and having armed and willing people in the audience. The shooter stands up and shoots, someone else sees the shooter shooting, stands up and shoots…"
Terrorism by definition is about terror and/or fear. The terrorists don't want to evoke anger, which leads to retribution, in their victims or the population. And although anger leads to talking it is a far different…"
"I don't see any problem with continuing on the way you've continued on. You're putting too much stock in what other people are thinking, or, most likely, what you think they are thinking. When are you going to stop that?…"