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    Should we bring back the practice of dueling?

    I've been thinking this for a while. People would think twice about being assholes if they knew they'd likely be challenged to one, especially if it was a major disgrace not to accept if someone challenged (as it was in the past).

    Nowadays, there are zero consequences for acting like a jerk. I'm all for communication, but some people just don't respond to words; they require action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BestBetter View Post
    I've been thinking this for a while. People would think twice about being assholes if they knew they'd likely be challenged to one, especially if it was a major disgrace not to accept if someone challenged (as it was in the past).

    Nowadays, there are zero consequences for acting like a jerk. I'm all for communication, but some people just don't respond to words; they require action.

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    Agree, too bad not everyone else will.

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    So...you want to have a grown-ups version of spankings?

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    When people have to rely on family, community and church for welfare instead of the government, then they will stop acting like assholes.

    If you have duels then people with the best shot will become the assholes.

    The best solution is to have competing free market dispute resolution systems that do not involve any violence whatsoever, that means getting rid of our current government operated court systems which is a monopoly based on force.
    Last edited by Grok; 11-10-2012 at 05:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grok View Post
    When people have to rely on family, community and church for welfare instead of the government, then they will stop acting like assholes.

    If you have duels then people with the best shot will become the assholes.

    The best solution is to have competing free market dispute resolution systems that do not involve any violence whatsoever, that means getting rid of our current government operated court systems which is a monopoly based on force.
    Oh my goodness. Grok, you could turn a discussion about toenail fungus into a libertarian soapbox speech. You are too much, buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    Oh my goodness. Grok, you could turn a discussion about toenail fungus into a libertarian soapbox speech. You are too much, buddy.
    Well, when you know you're right, you should preach it whenever you can, imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grok View Post
    If you have duels then people with the best shot will become the assholes.
    You could argue, though, that at least this way they earned the right to be assholes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grok View Post
    When people have to rely on family, community and church for welfare instead of the government, then they will stop acting like assholes.

    If you have duels then people with the best shot will become the assholes.

    The best solution is to have competing free market dispute resolution systems that do not involve any violence whatsoever, that means getting rid of our current government operated court systems which is a monopoly based on force.
    The way you talk reminds me of this scene:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grok View Post
    If you have duels then people with the best shot will become the assholes.

    I disagree with this because there is a huge risk for both parties in a duel; just because a person happens to be a quick draw doesn't guarantee that s/he will be the 'winner'. There is some degree of luck involved in a duel, and no matter how good someone is, there is always a chance that the other person is better.

    Plus, there is also always the chance that the winner is injured (especially true if the duel involved swords or some type of blade).

    Therefore, it's generally in a person's best interests to avoid a duel, regardless of skill level. Winning one duel doesn't guarantee winning the next.
    Last edited by BestBetter; 11-11-2012 at 03:00 PM.

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    if i had to choose what to watch (as i am a lady and immune to duels and other undelicate activities) i would pick gladiatorial matches over duels
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