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Teenage League of Legends Player Jailed For Months For Facebook Joke

Soulskill posted 1 year,24 days | from the a-very-unwise-joke dept.

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Kohath writes "Eighteen-year-old Justin Carter of Austin, Texas was arguing with a friend on Facebook about League of Legends back in February. After being called 'insane,' he responded with 'Oh yeah, I'm real messed up in the head, I'm going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still, beating hearts.' Below that, he wrote 'lol' and 'jk.' He was arrested March 27, 2013 and has been in jail since that time. A hearing to review his case is scheduled for July 1, 2013. His parents have launched a change.org petition to convince the authorities to release their son."

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743 comments

So much for... (5, Insightful)

cayenne8 (626475) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133409)

...freedom of speech.

He wasn't actually making a direct threat at any place or thing...just shooting off his mouth.

Sad that you can be arrested for just a general saying of something.

Re:So much for... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133479)

And yet he is still allowed to own guns... Because that freedom is so much more important

Re:So much for... (5, Insightful)

jellomizer (103300) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133559)

Yes Freedom is more important than general safety.

When the government says you can't have or do X because it is unsafe. It allows them to take the next step and say the next thing is unsafe and you shouldn't do it.

Re:So much for... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133597)

Fallacy: Slippery slope argument.

Re:So much for... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133651)

It happened countless times. It shouldn't count as a fallacy anymore.

Re:So much for... (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133795)

fallacy: argument from fallacy.

Re:So much for... (5, Insightful)

Penguinisto (415985) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133675)

And yet he is still allowed to own guns... Because that freedom is so much more important

Flamebait, but I'll bite:

If he made a joke about drunk driving, do you think his driving privileges should be permanently revoked too?

There's a *huge* difference between a credible threat leveled at a specific target, and just farting around. If you cannot tell the difference, kindly stop your internet service, burn your computer, and cancel your TV/cable/sat subscription.

Re:So much for... (4, Informative)

h4rr4r (612664) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133739)

Can we take them away just because he is a teenager?

We have the drinking age and driving age totally backwards in this country.

Re:So much for... (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133761)

If he's convicted, he will not be allowed to own guns.

Re:So much for... (2)

operagost (62405) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133911)

What a cretin you are. Since when is there a competition between natural rights? You leftists are just the kind who pick and choose which rights are acceptable. FWIW, if he is convicted of a felony, he won't be allowed to own a gun.

Re:So much for... (5, Insightful)

ganjadude (952775) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133509)

thought crimes?? I mean seriously everyone knows that if you are going to do something stupid like that, you dont post about it, you dont joke about it, you just do it. Its never the ones who say things like that you need to worry about its the ones who are silent to watch out for.

Im most likely moving to austin in the next few months, not a fan of hearing this though

Re:So much for... (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133673)

what has that got to do with freedom of speech?

I am free to call you a stupid prick, and I am also free to take the consequences of my action.

The fact that the consequences wewre rather over the top is a whole other discussion.

But please don't give me the freedom of speech crap

Re:So much for... (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133875)

"freedom of speech" means that there are no legal consequences to speaking regardless of the content of your speech. Here is a person who is suffering legal consequences as a result of what he said. That violates freedom of speech.

If he had been fired from his job because of his carless speech that would be a different matter, but we're talking about the government imprisoning people here, which is exactly what the first amendment was written to prevent.

Re:So much for... (0)

csumpi (2258986) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133779)

You should read up about freedom of speech resrtictions [wikipedia.org] .

Freedom of speech doesn't allow incitement to crime, fighting words, true threats, child pornography, etc... Also, what he wrote might be funny to you, not to parents of kids going to school in his neighborhood.

It's nice that you can be arrested for breaking the law.

Re:So much for... (2)

SJHillman (1966756) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133815)

Just because it's not funny doesn't mean it's a credible threat. If that were the case, pretty much everybody would be jailed at one point or another.

Re:So much for... (1)

sjames (1099) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133845)

It wasn't funny at all. It also wasn't a credible or targeted threat any more than claiming he was gonna get a Harry Potter wand and turn everyone into frogs.

Re:So much for... (1)

MrLint (519792) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133867)

What if I were to threaten to build a moon based silo to fire ballistic puppies at the earth?

Re:So much for... (2)

freezin fat guy (713417) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133899)

I 100% guarantee that you and I and everyone else here has made sarcastic, over-the-top, threats as a joke. Not only that, but you will do so again. Which makes you a hypocrit. If a massively sarcastic joke constitues a "true threat" to you then you know full well that you sir, are a threat and have no business walking around free yourself.

Re:So much for..shlurred shpeech. im jussht slayin (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133791)

"ima stick a W54 up your ass!"
"knock-knock"
"whos there?"
boooooooooo!
mb

im throwing a party, gonna spin some old terrors-quad vinyls, bring some bubbly liquid and some sparklers!

Re:So much for... (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133851)

...freedom of speech.

He wasn't actually making a direct threat at any place or thing...just shooting off his mouth.

Sad that you can be arrested for just a general saying of something.

It's been fairly scary for a while, but you can setup pretty much anyone by hacking into their computer (or just using the account they forgot to log out of at the library, or their phone, etc) and updating their FB posts with such things or uploading certain pics to their accounts. They can't prove they didn't do it and it will ruin their reputation (and other things) for a long time. Thats the main reason why I keep my systems locked down, not that I'll lose something, but so that I won't "gain" something unwanted.

Posting as A/C on purpose.

Re:So much for... (0)

PhxBlue (562201) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133893)

He wasn't actually making a direct threat at any place or thing...just shooting off his mouth.

Freedom of speech does not absolve one from responsibility for the consequences of the speech in question.

well... (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133421)

Here in the US it is impossible to take two steps forward without taking a step and a half back.

This week has been pretty scary in those regards...

Re:well... (2)

Applekid (993327) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133465)

Here in the US it is impossible to take two steps forward without taking a step and a half back.

This week has been pretty scary in those regards...

Week? Last decade, surely.

He should've been jailed (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133439)

for erroneous and unnecessary use of the comma.

Re:He should've been jailed (1)

Score Whore (32328) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133803)

Exactly. Wtf does "still, beating hearts" even mean? Are they still? Or are they beating?

(THB it seems like this kid writes by taking phrases he's heard from other people and chains them together without actually reading the words.)

Re:He should've been jailed (1)

mark-t (151149) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133925)

That's what I wondered too, actually....

The only way the phrase "still, beating hearts" makes any sense at all is if you take away the comma, so it refers to "still beating hearts", or rather, hearts that are still beating.

Of course, that doesn't make sense in context that he used the expression because unless one is some sort voodoo master from the Temple of Doom, you're not going to have a heart that's still beating once it has been removed from a body.

But then again, he might not have ever intended to be taken so seriously.

Sarcasm (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133447)

A teenager being sarcastic? No way that *never* happens.

Re:Sarcasm (4, Insightful)

intermodal (534361) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133923)

This is just the perfect thread to remind everyone that text has no tone. And a perfect time to remind everyone that we need to stop letting this kind of nonsense by law enforcement go unchallenged. There's nothing about that statement that implies seriousness, and in fact the eating of hearts makes it even more obvious that there is nothing to justify what they've done here.

Ah Crap.... (1)

Sparticus789 (2625955) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133449)

I was wondering why that black van was parked in front of my house for the past 2 weeks. My wife offered them some coffee, and they just pointed guns at her. Maybe I shouldn't go back home anytime soon.

Re:Ah Crap.... (2)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133561)

I was wondering why that black van was parked in front of my house for the past 2 weeks. My wife offered them some coffee, and they just pointed guns at her. Maybe I shouldn't go back home anytime soon.

Black, huh? In my one experience with asshole government agents doing surveillance, they were rollin' in a gold Escalade.

FYI no, they weren't watching me, they were using my parking lot to watch the meth cooks in the trailer park across the way. Which I was OK with.

Re:Ah Crap.... (2)

operagost (62405) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133927)

It was probably a confiscated vehicle.

thanks citizen (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133935)

we now know where you are and will be right over to collect you.....
feel free to post more meta data so we can locate you better.

The real issue (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133451)

Why are you concentrating on trivial things at a time like this?

How can you be complacent when . . . BENGHAZI??????

Oh, Canada... (5, Funny)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133457)

The statements “lol” and “jk” — meaning “laughing out loud” and “just kidding” — indicate that Justin’s statement was entirely sarcastic, said his father.

But a Canadian woman who saw the post looked up Carter’s Austin address, determined that it was near an elementary school, and called the police.

Fucking Canadians...

Re:Oh, Canada... (2)

ganjadude (952775) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133529)

so let me get this right. someone from another country some 2K miles away from the situation at hand decided to meddle in something that was not their concern?

Re:Oh, Canada... (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133771)

so let me get this right. someone from another country some 2K miles away from the situation at hand decided to meddle in something that was not their concern?

Which is what Americans do all the fucking time.

You know, regime change, exporting copyright laws, generally acting like douchebags ...

Re:Oh, Canada... (4, Insightful)

sjames (1099) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133917)

It's something this particular American and many more here on /. regularly call for an end to.

Re:Oh, Canada... (1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133533)

Oh man, there is an elementary school near him! Call the police!

It isn't like 95% of the country doesn't live within a few miles of a school.

Re:Oh, Canada... (5, Insightful)

Sponge Bath (413667) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133543)

What she did was stupid, and the result of being a nosey busybody, none of which is unusual. What the authorities have done is madness and dangerous.

Re:Oh, Canada... (1)

Time_Ngler (564671) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133799)

She wanted him jailed and she succeeded in her goal. So, therefore what she did wasn't stupid.

Teens and their thousands of Facebook "friends"... (1)

crashcy (2839507) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133549)

and lack of concern for privacy. Why should facebook posts by a teen in Austin TX even be visible to a woman in Canada?

Re:Teens and their thousands of Facebook "friends" (5, Insightful)

Synerg1y (2169962) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133637)

The teen's stupid, the woman's human waste, and... the authorities don't know what jk means. When he gets out I hope they sue for 1st amendment rights violations. Whoever issued that warrant is the real monster here.

Re:Teens and their thousands of Facebook "friends" (2)

Ultra64 (318705) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133693)

"Why should facebook posts by a teen in Austin TX even be visible to a woman in Canada?"

Why shouldn't they? Unless he marked his post private or friends only, anyone can see it.

Common sense should tell you that.

Re:Teens and their thousands of Facebook "friends" (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133733)

An 18 year old is more than capable of determining the level of privacy they want when using Facebook, and are more than capable of stopping people they don't want seeing the posts from viewing them. I'm not justifying her, but it is a social website meant for sharing.

Re:Oh, Canada... (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133577)

On behalf of this woman, I'm sorry.

Re:Oh, Canada... (1)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133725)

On behalf of this woman, I'm sorry.

Shouldn't that be, "on behalf of all Canadians who aren't stupid, nosy bitches like this woman?"

Re:Oh, Canada... (1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133591)

Be careful. Your response of "Fucking Canadians" COULD be taken as a statement of intent.

Re:Oh, Canada... (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133735)

You imply that he doesn't intend to fuck some Canadians...

Re:Oh, Canada... (1)

mekkab (133181) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133663)

It sounds like that woman needs to be kicked off the internet. At the very least, have her Internetting license revoked.

Re:Oh, Canada... (2)

gstoddart (321705) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133941)

It sounds like that woman needs to be kicked off the internet. At the very least, have her Internetting license revoked.

The issue isn't nosy ladies who want to poke their nose into stuff ... we'll never get rid of those, any more than you'll get rid of the Westboro idiots who want to protest every funeral.

The issue is the epic stupidity of the police for not being able to look at this in context and realize he wasn't actually making a real threat.

It used to be you could make a joke in bad taste and people wouldn't immediately jump to arresting you. But in a world where they need to send cell phone alerts to everyone because of an amber alert, making a joke is now a crime apparently.

Re:Oh, Canada... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133699)

It wasnt the FUCKING canadian that jailed him so STFU, and yes some stupid crazy delirious idiots can post threats and actually act on them.

You dont want shit then dont post about Killings in schools damn IDIOT

-From a Canadian

Uhhh what? (5, Interesting)

Lunix Nutcase (1092239) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133467)

A Change.org petition? Do people still think those have any relevance to the people they petition? Has a Change.org petition ever had any meaningful effect?

Re:Uhhh what? (1)

Princeofcups (150855) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133599)

A Change.org petition? Do people still think those have any relevance to the people they petition? Has a Change.org petition ever had any meaningful effect?

Only to help advertise a particular issue.

Re:Uhhh what? (1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133623)

They had major news networks and the white house talk about building a death star. That is something. Funny at least.

Re:Uhhh what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133627)

Change.org makes people feel better by letting them think for a moment that they are not totally impotent. It also meaningfully transfers venture capital into the pockets of dozens of salaried employees and vendors used by Change.org.

Re:Uhhh what? (2)

Synerg1y (2169962) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133661)

Yes, they made national news.

LoL is lol (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133469)

Real MOBAs are HoN and Dota2, enuff said.

Texas... (0)

mekkab (133181) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133471)

It (ought to be) a whole other country.

Obviously.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133473)

There is a line where the authorities have to intervene on such comments and investigate them, and seek psychiatric help if need be... but this 18 year old kid has been in JAIL for 3 months for making a single sentence comment that given the context was made in jest? Oh wait... it is Texas after all.

Re:Obviously.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133679)

The irony is he probably would have been acquitted if he actually carried through and shot a bunch of kids. That's how Texas is.

Idiot (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133483)

The last comma was superfluous.

freedom... (1)

irving47 (73147) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133487)

I'm surprised it's come to this. I was sure that when I went back and read the summary more carefully, it was going to be Australia or the UK, not Austin, TX.
Who in their right mind viewed that as a credible threat?

Re:freedom... (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133525)

according to TFA ... A Canadian woman ...

Another victim of mass shootings (2)

schn (1795404) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133493)

On top of the people actually hurt, we are happy to create some more needless suffering.

Appropriate response (5, Insightful)

Ice Tiger (10883) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133497)

Your tax dollars at work here people.

Old News?? (5, Insightful)

randomuser2 (1626103) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133507)

The real shame here is that we're hearing about this now, after the kid's been in jail for 3 months. WTF?

Re:Old News?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133807)

I agree. Actual terrorists (I hate using that word btw) who have killed people have gotten trials faster than that.

Soccer Mommy America (1)

gelfling (6534) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133541)

And Iran are the same place.

Sounds like (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133547)

Sounds like the average lol player to me.

Has he been charged for having weapons of mass destruction yet?

National Anthem (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133553)

Any chance the US could change the last bit? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pC49AqKlgs&t=1m14s

It just comes across as hilarious these days.

Ugh, this is disgusting. (5, Funny)

Yosho (135835) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133555)

Really, how could he get away with saying something like this:

eat their still, beating hearts.

That is entirely the wrong place to put a comma. How could a heart be both still and beating? If you really have to have some kind of punctuation there, "still-beating heart" would be acceptable.

Re: Ugh, this is disgusting. (2)

joocemann (1273720) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133685)

are you aiding this guy in his terrorIzIng? ...knock knock...

Re:Ugh, this is disgusting. (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133689)

The article doesn't mention it, but this is actually why he is in prison.

Lucky kid. (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133563)

False arrest, wrongful imprisonment, violation of his civil rights, the list goes on.

He can sue the government for so much money that he'll never have to work again. This is almost as good as winning the lottery.

Re:Lucky kid. (1)

tibit (1762298) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133861)

That is, as long as you have money upfront for expensive lawyers ($500/hr kind, or up from there), or you're lucky enough to find a large law firm willing to take your case on a contingency basis.

Re:Lucky kid. (1)

fast turtle (1118037) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133937)

dr/tl: Only if the government decides to even accept the case. If he's held by the state, then he may be able to sue. Otherwise he's screwed/blued and tattooed.

Internet 101 (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133565)

When will people learn that when you say 'lol, jk' it means you were joking?

his crime? (4, Informative)

phantomfive (622387) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133585)

In case anyone wonders what crime he could be accused of with those words, from the article: "Authorities charged him with making a terrorist threat. If convicted, he will face eight years in prison."

I also found this bit from the article hilarious: "“Justin was the kind of kid who didn’t read the newspaper,” said [father] Jack Carter. “He didn’t watch television. He wasn’t aware of current events. These kids, they don’t realize what they’re doing. They don’t understand the implications. They don’t understand.”

Re:his crime? (1)

Ultra64 (318705) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133747)

" said [father] Jack Carter. "

His dad is the sheriff from Eureka? Cool.

Re:his crime? (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133755)

He will face eight years in prison is not the same as being sentanced to eight years in prison.

The judge could easily commute his sentance with time served and he be left out.

Re:his crime? (1)

Microlith (54737) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133871)

Ah yes, a "terrorist threat." I see we're starting to reap what is sewn by the terrorism boogeyman.

Re:his crime? (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133905)

Ignorance of the law, however many millions or billions there might be, is no excuse. Just ask any US Court Justice. I guess in this case ignorance of situational context is also no excuse.

Zero tolerance (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133641)

Just like the war on drugs, it's a bad idea that doesn't work in practice and has horrific collateral damage.

Waste of time petition (1)

Dishwasha (125561) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133659)

His parents have launched a change.org petition to convince the authorities to release their son.

Perhaps his parents should understand the difference between local, state, and federal governmental jurisdictions and spend their time more wisely if they want their son released.

Re:Waste of time petition (2)

SJHillman (1966756) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133789)

If someone high up in the federal government puts pressure on a state/county/local government, then that state/county/local government will most likely comply. As it is, it's probably one of many methods they're using to get the word out... I really doubt their thought process is "Whelp, made a change.org petition. Guess that's all I can do."

Grammar nazis (1)

belphegore (66832) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133687)

Jailing someone for misplaced comma? If it were a bad use of the apostrophe, I could understand. But a comma?

Re:Grammar nazis (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133811)

You're missing the real point here. This kid was jailed just for posting hateful comments on his Facebook page after a discussion regarding League of Legends.

What this indicates is that it's trivial to troll LoL players into enough of a rage to get them arrested. It's a winning situation all around: It's one less LoL player the leaderboards or whatever they have over there have to worry about, AND it's an effective way to get annoying-as-hell LoL players off the internet for the rest of us! Think of the possibilities!

Teenager? (-1, Troll)

ugen (93902) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133707)

Is it me, or is something wrong with a statement "18 year old teenager". I kinda thought "teenagers" ended right about 16, and by 18 we should have, at least in theory, a fully functional member of society, who should be a little more responsible with words. Especially when those words are are direct threat to health and lives of others.

In any case, "j/k" and "lol" does not excuse a sociopath, nor does it guarantee that a mentally ill person will not actually act upon the threat. It would, of course, be better if authorities investigated this faster and, hopefully, found that no such threat exists.
Aside from that, we don't know all the circumstances of the case (except for what one side with vested interest tells us). Perhaps such threat does really exist.

I'll reserve my raging for something else, if you do not mind.

Re:Teenager? (3, Funny)

Ultra64 (318705) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133773)

"is something wrong with a statement "18 year old teenager". I kinda thought "teenagers" ended right about 16, "

SevenTEEN
EighTEEN
NineTEEN

Re:Teenager? (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133821)

Is it me, or is something wrong with a statement "18 year old teenager". I kinda thought "teenagers" ended right about 16, and by 18 we should have, at least in theory, a fully functional member of society, who should be a little more responsible with words. Especially when those words are are direct threat to health and lives of others.

In any case, "j/k" and "lol" does not excuse a sociopath, nor does it guarantee that a mentally ill person will not actually act upon the threat. It would, of course, be better if authorities investigated this faster and, hopefully, found that no such threat exists.
Aside from that, we don't know all the circumstances of the case (except for what one side with vested interest tells us). Perhaps such threat does really exist.

I'll reserve my raging for something else, if you do not mind.

sixTEEN, sevenTEEN, eighTEEN, nineTEEN
Notice the trend?

20 marks the end of a persons teenage years.

Re:Teenager? (1)

kekx (2828765) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133841)

For me teenagers includes eighteen and nineteen ;)

Re:Teenager? (5, Interesting)

Microlith (54737) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133847)

a fully functional member of society, who should be a little more responsible with words.

Yes, he should know when not to say the bad things! You might not know what they are, so be careful and keep your mouth shut!

Especially when those words are are direct threat to health and lives of others.

Except it wasn't a direct threat.

In any case, "j/k" and "lol" does not excuse a sociopath

He's a sociopath, huh? How'd you figure that one out?

nor does it guarantee that a mentally ill person will not actually act upon the threat.

And now he's mentally ill?

Aside from that, we don't know all the circumstances of the case (except for what one side with vested interest tells us).

Hasn't stopped you from casting judgement.

Perhaps such threat does really exist.

Therefore no amount of abusive, oppressive investigation and imprisonment is too much!

Re:Teenager? (1)

RobinH (124750) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133887)

The science seems to show that the brain doesn't fully develop until around 24, so most psychologists consider anyone up to 24 or so to still be an "adolescent". That's judging by a person's ability to make decisions where they have to weigh future benefits against immediate benefits. Mature people (over 24) make more logical decisions regarding, e.g., investments, risk, etc.

Re:Teenager? (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133897)

Is it me, or is something wrong with a statement "18 year old teenager". I kinda thought "teenagers" ended right about 16.

That's because you are a dumbass.

Hope and Change (-1)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133721)

I hope a terrorist sleeper cell decides to attack elementary schools across the nation and brings forth a combined frag count of 591 or more children under the age of 12.

There done. Come get me, faggots.

Seriously, newtown was only 28 dead and people are still whining about that shit. Fuck off, you worthless imbeciles.

Sad (4, Insightful)

space_jake (687452) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133825)

Land of the sensational, home of the afraid.

Still Beating Hearts (2)

KWNet (2720047) | 1 year,24 days | (#44133881)

In other news Obama is supporting Syrian rebels who actually did eat the heart of their victims. It is Obama's fault for promoting cannibalism.

The revenge of the humorless... (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133891)

This is the age when the humorless will finally get their revenge.
Be aware, we are on to you!

Leave a note (0)

Anonymous Coward | 1 year,24 days | (#44133929)

And that's why you always put a smiley when posting crazy ramblings :)

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