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  1. Fogbuster

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    The more shucking and jiving we allow, the worse it gets. "Oh, I buy all my home improvement tools off of Craigs list", some people like to say, but is that really so important when that same Craigs list is used to lure women into being raped???

    Shut the garbage can down. Cap this toilet and let it sink into oblivion. We've heard enough!!!


    [size=+3]Oscar-winning composer, 71, 'raped 11 women using Craigslist to lure victims with promise of film role'[/size]

    By Daily Mail Reporter
    Last updated at 5:57 PM on 24th June 2009


    The Oscar-winning composer behind 'You Light Up My Life' raped 11 women he lured to his apartment with the promise of a starring role in a movie, prosecutors said today.

    The women read an online ad placed by director, Joseph Brooks, applied for the audition 'and thought this was their chance to become a big star,' prosecutor Lisa Friel said.

    Instead, once the women were in Brooks' Manhattan apartment, he plied them with wine and forcibly raped them or used threats and coercive behavior to make them have sex with him, prosecutors said.


    Oscar-winning composer Joseph Brooks 'raped 11 women using Craigslist to attract victims with promise of film role' | Mail Online


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    Without a venue to use for their crimes, such sickos would be out of business or at least have to work a whole lot harder.

    Craigslist is an enabler of destruction of peoples' lives. It needs to be shut down forever.



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    As cynical as it sounds, I would put the blame on the women more than Craigslist. They should have exercised far more caution than they did. And why is this in the Political forum?
     
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    I'll tell ya why, Kontra. You know how when people talk about 8 years of prosperity under Clinton/Gore, and some right-winger says "yeah sure that was because of the Internet boom... all they did was not screw it up..."

    Well, Foggy goes on these rants to remind us how bad a Theocon woulda screwed it up (and would still screw it up.)

    Foggy: let's say that on the way from Craigslist to the actual meeting, the sicko called the girl on the telephone. Do we now ban telephones, because they enabled him? How about if he drove a car, do we ban cars?

    Said sicko used Craigslist as a tool. It's used by millions of non-serial-rapists every day, to do everything from sell a pool table to get a new job. Truth be told, I never actually even got on Craigslist, just in case you're warming up to lecturing me on degenerate use of a bloody classified ad site.

    Theocons... :spygate::spygate::spygate:
     
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    Hey, Fanny boy, if a car is used to commit a crime, the car is impounded. Same for a cell phone, a baseball bat, or a can of Mountain Dew. Craigslist is used to commit murders, rapes, robberies, and untold other crimes, so it's time to shut it down. Once and for all.



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    If you shut it down, you will deprive many folks of their livelihoods including non profits, regular joes and many other people.. this for many is the shadow economy.

    Should cell phones be banned...
     
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    It's faulty logic and overloaded hyperbole, but it's the same old story over and over again- he's never used the site and never will so no matter what the hell else happens on there even if it's 99.9% legitimate and done by people who need the cheap advertising.

    If your finger has an infection you don't cut off the entire arm...if you stub your toe you don't cut off your foot to stop the pain :rolleyes:
     
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    Cell phones used to commit crimes should be confiscated. Newspapers, TV stations, radio stations, and internet sites should be shut down if they do not police themselves and clean out the garbage. If murder and rape were being promoted on TV or radio, the FCC would shut them down in a heart beat. Same should be done to Craigs list. Don't worry, a cleaner, better site for "regular joes" will open up, one that will not be abusive to the public.


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    Craig's list was supposed to kill the Boston Globe for Foggy. Now that its not gonna happen Foggy has turned on his one-time ally.
     
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    may as well shut down hospitals since people have been killed there........

    cotton balls must be banned because someone used them to suffocate someone else.......

    this is a very dumb point
     
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    ANYTHING that gets rid of the Boston Glob gets two thumbs WAY, WAY UP in my book. The world can live very well with out one more left-wing, atheistic, family-unfriendly rag. Birds don't even want it on their feeder floors.


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    Hospitals that make or allow criminal activity may be closed down, or at least reprimanded via the courts.

    Products that are misused may be taken off the market, a la lead-based painted toys.

    If the TV and radio waves can keep a standard by policing themselves -- or paying the price when they don't (how ya doin', Howard Stern and Don Imus??), then craigslist and all other internet sites can likewise clean up their acts -- or face legal action.


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    Did you know they settled their contract?? looks like they will live another day..
     
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    Yeah because the unions saw the hand-writing on the wall and caved on their demands. Such is life. Won't be the last time we see this scenario in the future of America, that's for sure. World-wide "equalization" of wealth is happening, boys and girls. Like it or not, it's here.



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    you are off the handle on this one.......the hospital doesn't do anything....its the people inside.......if a criminally insane nurse kills a patient, then by your standards the hospital must be shut down regardless of whether or not the nurse was found guilty......

    if someone is killed on a sidewalk, the sidewalk should be shut down........

    someone smashed someone elses head in with a rock........impound the rock

    you are so far off-base, you should just give up
     
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    Next time a doctor or nurse kills or harms a patient in a hospital, tell us all here how "the hospital" was not also charged in the case. Go ahead. We'll wait ......

    The rest of your stuff is just lazy usage of everyday inanimate objects, which Craigslist most certainly is not. Yes, PRECISELY, it is PEOPLE who make Craigslist into what it is -- just as PEOPLE make TV and radio what it is -- and those PEOPLE who make Craigslist an easy avenue of abuse, where people are now murdered and raped via the usage of the site, need to make changes or be shut down just as the FCC cracks down on people who mess up on the airwaves.

    That's my belief, and nothing you or anyone else says will ever change that.

    Have nice day!! :D


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    doesn't change how whacked out your opinion is.......let me know when they've shut down a hospital or a sidewalk

    let me know when they close central park
     
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    When hospitals are scenes of crimes, when a side-walk is a crime scene, when Central Park is a crime scene, the cops show up and do their thing. In each case all that is humanly possible is done to correct the situation. In terms of a place like craigslist, if the owners don't want to clean out the slime, they need to be closed down.

    End of story, case closed.


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    Only in your twisted mind....

    You're way out on this one (what's new?)...and being typically un-American (what's new?)

    I bought a really nice sofa on Craig's list. We use it all the time. I'm not worried about religious freaks from foreign countries ranting about "shutting down" Craig's list as much as I am about the IRS doing it because they can't grab taxes on the income from sales there.
     
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    Yeah, we all know what you use that sofa for, too. :eat1:


    :deadhorse:.........................:eat1:..........................:deadhorse:



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