Mar 092014
 

Question by d_malfoy7: How does the punishment of the alchemists fit their crime in Dante’s Inferno?
The alchemists (falsifiers of metals) are covered in scabs that itch. They tear their own skin apart by scratching it. How does this punishment fit the crime?

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Answer by r
Essentially, the traditional answer is that Alchemists corrupted God’s creations through their art. Therefore, their punishment is for their bodies to be corrupted into putrid, rotting hunks of flesh.

While this makes sense, I personally feel that the decomposition of flesh may also allude to the long term effects that Alchemists may have experienced. If one is, for example, working extensively with lead trying to turn it into gold, one may easily develop lesions that could become quite disgusting infections. An Alchemist’s experiments dealt with other caustic or carcinogenic elements (mercury, sulfur, and the like). I suspect that an alchemist would have looked like the ‘before’ pictures on a ProActive commercial. Hence Dante taking that image to the extreme. One would have seen the illness suffered by alchemists as a divine punishment in life. Why not carry over that apparent punishment to eternity.

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Jun 192011
 

State cuts force closure of crime labs
Budget cuts are prompting Alabama officials to close three state crime labs and stop crime-scene processing, which some police officers say will cause delays.
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Eastday-Seagoing research may gain private partner
SHANGHAI – China’s first oceanic scientific research vessel with a private partner may sail the Indian Ocean to carry out projects on oil and gas resources, marine biology and marine chemistry in a couple of years.
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Seattle Storm Face The Los Angeles Sparks At Staples Center On Father’s Day (KONG, 5:30 PST)
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Mar 012011
 

Question by Semaj: How far will your personal spirituality allow you to go to stop a crime?
If you can stop a violent crime by being involved and interfering with the commission of that violent crime would you? Is your spirituality strong enough to risk life, reputation, economy (law suits) for the safety of an innocent victim? Or would you stand back and at most just be a witness and give your side of story to the police?

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Answer by Old Spice Guy
I’d use any force necessary to stop a violent crime on an innocent person, including deadly force if necessary.

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Aug 242010
 

March Against Crime & Blight
ACTION, or Alliance for Congregational Transformation Influencing Our Neighborhoods,  is fed up with the valley’s reputation. “Stop the crime, save the neighborhood,” they chanted during a march in Youngstown. The group is targeting old, rundown, slum homes and high crime neighborhoods.  The march drew supporters from near and far, including one woman from Salem.  “I believe in taking tragedy …
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March Against Crime & Blight
ACTION, or Alliance for Congregational Transformation Influencing Our Neighborhoods, is fed up with the valley’s reputation. “Stop the crime, save the neighborhood,” they chanted during a march in Youngstown.
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A tighter fit for Pacific Brands
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