Elon Musk wins defamation case against "pedo guy"

captaincranky

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And another tactic that is found frequently as well...

Argumentum ad lapidem
Is that anything like, "talk to the hand"? Or would "talk to the hand", be an appropriate response to argumentum ad lapidem?

Is that why it's called a "lapidary wheel"?
 
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tesla1776

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Is that anything like, "talk to the hand"? Or would "talk to the hand", be an appropriate response to argumentum ad lapidem?

Is that why it's called a "lapidary wheel"?
Huh...I guess either way would work really.
However someone who employs argumentum ad lapidem and or Evidence of absence usually has nothing going and will use the old ' Da mihi asinum'
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...at least it sounds impressive in Latin :)
 

Mr Majestyk

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More proof of what a toxic legal system the US has. The jury should spend a few weeks in jail for their moronic decision.
 

captaincranky

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...[ ]...After returning to Techspot from a long illness, my account is not working for some reason so I started a temporary account while Julio and I figure it out.
I have been making irreverent (you would say 'irrelevant' I suppose) posts here since 08 or 09....[ ]....
Teslas won't even run in a Minnesota winter, will they?
 

captaincranky

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You wouldn't think so...but they seem to be fueled by the arrogance of the owners here long after the batteries have frozen. :)
Gotcha... ;) Welcome back..:)

(TBH though, the "1776" was a dead giveaway since your, "first post").
 
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captaincranky

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As much as I think elon is a hack, I'm glad this was thrown out. Obviously was a joke.
Not a really funny one though, I"m afraid.

Being called an a**hole, or any one of a number of pejoratives, aren't likely to get you turned down for a job, refused admission to a college, or in a worst case scenario, having your throat slit in prison.

While being called a "pedophile" certainly might, whether true or otherwise.
 
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amghwk

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"Pedo" is too hard an accusation. It deals with child sexual assault which is a deplorable and revolting act. No amount of apologies can retract the uttering of that abomination of a word.

It's sad that this arrogant, rich, spoilt bast@rd was let free because of incompetent prosecution.

That or he has more money that he could spend on....
 
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ypsylon

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Correction: he escapes another US court. Land of the Free??? Criminals only.

Send him to any other country not run on the circus-oriented precedence system and he won't see light for rest of his pathetic existence.

I think Musk should be called by everybody Pedo Musk. Very fitting for that disgusting, hollow being.
 

Nobina

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Not a really funny one though, I"m afraid.

Being called an a**hole, or any one of a number of pejoratives, aren't likely to get you turned down for a job, refused admission to a college, or in a worst case scenario, having your throat slit in prison.

While being called a "pedophile" certainly might, whether true or otherwise.
And since Elon Musk is the one who called him that, he'll be know as the "pedo guy" probably for the rest of his life.
 
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captaincranky

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And since Elon Musk is the one who called him that, he'll be know as the "pedo guy" probably for the rest of his life.
Good point. Much in the same way that if a woman's purse carries the "Gucci" logo, it inflates the value of a quality equivalent product many times over. So, being crudely insulted by Musk would increase its impact and longevity.

In reality, the plaintiff made a trio of mistakes. The first was believing an impartial jury could be found. The second was hiring the wrong lawyer or firm. The third and final, or rather fatal blunder, was asking for too much in damages. I think that lower numbers would have made "pedo guy" appear more sincere in his desire for compensation, instead of the huge money grab his lawyer most likely convinced him was the right approach. (No doubt in the hope that going "all in" on the claim, would net the law firm huge contingency awards).

This is the garbage ad campaign an ambulance chasing shyster inflicts on the people in my area, all day, and all night:


Would you call him, or a firm with a more civilized and reasonable approach?
 
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kevbev89

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That pedo guy started the argument, so I think he deserved it.
Yah I agree, really unnecessary to try to milk money off of an internet insult... I mean the diver told Musk to shove it up his ***, no? Granted Musk should've chosen a better insult (unless that diver was being creepy to begin with).