Originally posted by mr-lizard
It's a little thing called experience.
Then why did you recoil at my request for your level of knowledge with that snarky "never said I was a doctor" crap for?
Completely relevant, i fail to understand your logic.
I specifically asked about how bipolar disorder would apply in a drug smuggling case. I did not ask how agoraphobia applies in a drug smuggling case.
At what point did you twist my words so far that you started imagining a completely different conversation?
I am not. What are you trying to say? This man's bipolar disorder should have meant something. You say that because you know about the illness. You
are not a doctor so do not ask you about the illness. You know plenty because you have experience. Your experience is a family member. Does this
person smuggle drugs and would their bipolar disorder play into that? If not, then shhhhh.
Do you even know what 'rationality' means? Try 'irrationality' and then use your imagination.
We are discussing the word rationality now?
I'd rather you quoted me, than put words in my mouth.
See your post about telling others to educate themselves. I can quote the pertinent parts for you in my next response to what I can predict will be
another circular reply but I was hoping you would just flip back and see what you wrote and not make me point out your own words to you.
I do not have to define 'fairly.' It was not MY system he was tried under. They get to define 'fairly.'
and whats the average waiting time for an inamte on death row in china?
Dont know. Dont care. Two years never turned up this medical diagnosis. How long others wait to die would not change that.
I'm trying to suggest to people that mental illness is not as black and white as people make out. Yes - some people will jump on the bandwagon
and start claiming 'mental illness' but that is why i suggested all inmates get analysed by a professional. But for some members to suggest anyone
who uses that in their case is automatically guilty is not exactly fair is it?
Right, we are talking about the same thing aren't we? This man did not claim mental illness. He claimed bipolar disorder. Your friends agoraphobia
and my friends schizophrenia have nothing to do with this man's case. We can narrow it down to BIPOLAR DISORDER. That is what it is about. That is
what you started with. That is what you claim experience with. That is what I am discussing. All other mental illnesses need not apply.
Besides, there are a number of issues to discuss here:
The validity of mental health arguements in the various legal systems?
Certainly but who is it for to discuss?
Is it necessary to execute smugglers?
I do not think it is about necessity but either way, I am not Chinese. It is not my say.
The harsh political climate of the super powers?
I know. The world is a nasty place. There are countries currently killing people in undeclared wars in more than one country. There are nasty things
happening everywhere. Good thing we all took some time to worry about the rights of a convicted heroin smuggler.