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    Default Respect and best wishes to Norway

    I'd just like to say that I admire immensely the bravery, determination, courage and devotion to justice being displayed at the moment during the trial of Breivik. I am sure there is a lot of anger and tremendous pain within the community, but from what I have seen this has not been the focus of proceedings - rather, the judicial process appears to be allowed to follow its course without the sensationalist spin that would most certainly accompany such a process in many other countries.

    In any event, I for one have been watching the proceedings with increasing amounts of respect and admiration for the Norwegian people and how they are handling this terrible event. I think you provide a gold-standard the rest of us could do well to follow.

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    Well put James. I would like to say though, that this murderer would be singing a whole different song if he were in some of these other countries facing his punishment. Norwegians, you and your Nation are class acts.
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    Is a truley sad situation,I actually do not understand why they are having a trial.

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    Thanks Jimbo.

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    Is a truley sad situation,I actually do not understand why they are having a trial.
    Well, pixelfixed, the police arrested him. I suggest you read this article.

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    No need to read it,He murdered 69 young people,he admits to it,what purpose a trial?

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    In my mind, the legal process allows everyone the right to a fair trial regardless of admission of guilt or otherwise. I do see your point, but in going through this trial process in a fair and transparent way I believe Norway is showing that they are better than this guy and his mindless hatred.

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    Bunch of commies!!! The media should be entitled to every cent they can extract from any sensation they are able to drum up! That's what capitalism is all about, after all. I bet Rupert is livid thinking of all that easy money being thrown down the drain.
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    Gugi!! You are only 12 posts away from your 4th post on the log10 scale!!! I know you prefer log2, but that is just 'cause you are ornery (or should that be bi-nary...?)

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    As painful as it is to allow a self confessed mass murderer due process rather than summary justice it is the fine line between civilization and the abyss of terrorism. Yes, Norway is on the high ground.

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    Regardless what ever horrific crimes he committed I don't feel that there is ever a reason to suspend a humans basic rights to a trial. That said part of me does feel that the entire ordeal is somewhat blown out of proportion and taking too much time/resources. There is no doubt to what has happened, there are many witnesses, and the man him self confesses to what he's done. I don't see the point in having everyone from the people he shot at to the people he played video games with being called in as witnesses in this case.

    Further I would also like to say that the topic is obviously extremely delicate and hard to talk about. It's easy to get emotional and voice ones opinions on what should have or could have been done.

    Personally I was quite mad that so many people in Norway were on their high horse talking about how civilized and forgiving we are as a nation for not having the death penalty etc. I oppose the death penalty too, but I also personally know a woman who lost her daughter in the most horrific fashion imaginable on that island. I won't go into too much detail as it is painful just to think about, but I'll say that it was not a fast painless death she suffered. This poor woman wishes for nothing more in this world than to see that man die.
    I feel like it's very wrong for the people who didn't get directly affected by this to be talking about how it's fine that the man doesn't get executed. As grim as it sounds, and as much as I oppose it too, I don't know if I would be so opposed to it if it was my daughter who got killed on that island.
    Basically it could be likened to being taken out to a restaurant on someone else's bill and ordering a ton of food and drink and tipping the waiter heavily, all while talking about how it's fine how we're splurging so much, don't worry about it... Of course it's fine, you're not paying.

    Oh well, my 0.02

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