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Scream of the Butterfly

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  1. I've never encountered anyone who doesn't like the work Slash did with Michael Jackson. It's some of his best work imo. Frankly, I think Axl was jealous.
  2. I seem to recall it was Robert John who told the story in the book (Watch You Bleed, 2008), but I could be wrong.
  3. Soon was cool. From what I saw he wasn't nice to everyone all the time, but it was nothing worse than what you see on the forum all the time. Diesel Daisy was an overall good contributor as well and I liked action even though he was way off on some issues. A shame if they are all gone. I think some of you are too quick to dismiss people you don't like or agree with as "nothing but trolls". Just my opinion of course and I don't claim to know it all.
  4. There's never going to be absolute proof that is going to convince everyone on a case such as this, but at this point it definitely doesn't seem very likely that all of the people who have come forward are lying. As for the record company, I agree they probably knew about the abuse, or at least had some idea of what was going on, and that's why they were able to act so quickly. You could criticize them for not acting even sooner if they knew something, but I think it's sort of understandable that they waited until the victims explicitly stated that Manson was their abuser.
  5. I love how in this thread there are two friendly-looking dogs and then comes a mean-looking panda and ruins it all.
  6. You can see tears in his eyes when he's talking about how Axl was suicidal and how he had to talk him out of it. I don't think he's lying there. I think he's also overall sincere about how much he loved Axl. Whether he's deliberately lying about some other things, I can't say. Maybe his memory fails him from time to time or maybe there's a different explanation. For example, maybe both Goldstein and Niven went looking for that bandana so neither is lying.
  7. He's not exactly a single guy, though. He has a family through Beta. That's three generations of people and they all like to live large. If Axl is as fond of Beta as he used to be, he probably wants to make as much money as he can for her and her family.
  8. More likely they just thought that was Erin in the picture. I've seen that picture mislabeled as Erin before.
  9. https://www.newsweek.com/lisa-montgomery-life-sentence-death-row-abuse-1548750
  10. I think anything that would help prevent child abuse would also be a good investment.
  11. I disagree with the view that it's impossible to know anything about the effects of the death penalty simply because there are other variables at play that affect murder rates. If you go by that principle, you would have to reject pretty much all social science and not just that which relates to the death penalty.
  12. "Those who defend the deterrent value of the death penalty offer little systematic research to support their view. Instead, they rely on an intuitive feeling that capital punishment should be uniquely effective. When the available evidence doesn't support that conclusion, they argue that the evidence is imperfect. It is. But if there were any substantial net deterrent effect from capital punishment under modern U.S. conditions, the studies we have surveyed should clearly reveal it. They do not."
  13. I figure he might tweet again when you least expect it, when some random news story catches his attention. Have the Danes killed any giraffes recently?
  14. It hasn't been shown to deter any crime more effectively than long-term prison sentences.
  15. True. It doesn't appear to be very effective as a deterrent to other potential murderers. Yet, obviously it is effective in eliminating the specific individual and making sure they will never hurt anybody ever again. I imagine that is the important point to some victims or their families. They can take a sigh of relief when the person who brought so much damage into their lives is gone.
  16. Depends on how you look at it. As some people see it, all life is sacred regardless of any good or bad deeds. From that point of view, there is no difference between murder and state sanctioned murder. As I see it, the world would be a better place without some of the most rotten individuals in it. Still not a big fan of the death penalty for various reasons.
  17. In light of several of the recent executions, it's easy to agree with this statement: “we have not executed the worst of the worst, but often instead put to death the unluckiest of the unlucky — the impoverished, the poorly represented, and the most broken.”
  18. I've never understood why some people are so adamant in denying the role that Stephanie and other women played in the history of this band.
  19. I'm relieved Joe Exotic didn't make the list of clemency actions. That one really would have pissed me off. Maybe Trump's not so bad after all.
  20. I'm not an expert on the case, but it seems like a massive miscarriage of justice.
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