Television icon Andy Griffith, best known as Sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show and country lawyer Ben Matlock on Matlock, died early this morning. He was 86.
Now that The Avengers broke all box office records with $207.4 million dollars. So with so many people seeing movie, we decided we can now relieve who was in the final scenes at the end of the movie after the credits. Like all the previous movies, they hid a scene at the end of the movie. This time he leader of the Chitauri, the Alien race that worked with Loki to attack Earth, is talking to a person in the shadows. The Leader of the Chitauri, says that they were mislead by Loki and that humans are stronger than they believed. He tells the figure, “To challenge them is to court death.” The figure turns, revealing the purple face and glowing eyes of Thanos.
“Who is Thanos?” you might be asking. Thanos, the Mad Titan, is a villain who has been part of Marvel Comics since his first appearance in “Iron Man” #55 in 1973. He is an Eternal, a species originating on Saturn’s moon, Titan. And he is bad news.
There is one additional bit of footage at the very end of the credit roll. Inspired by Tony Stark’s declaration after defeating the alien invasion, there is a quick look at Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Bruce Banner sitting at a restaurant eating shawarma.
Question of the Day: I know this is random but do you believe in capital punishment when dealing with crimes against humanity/war crimes/crimes against peace? Like if someone were directly responsible for mass killings or even genocide?
Answer: No. There are no circumstances under which capital punishment is just. One cannot assert themselves as a moral authority if they practice such and no political institution can command respect or lay claim to legitimate judicial power if it prescribes the act of killing as a just response to any crime, no matter how morally depraved said criminal activity may be. The only function capital punishment actually serves is the potential for feelings of retribution and it is my view that such is not significant enough to warrant execution. It is morally and ethically inconsistent to condemn the act of killing and prescribe such as punishment for participating in criminal acts of a similar nature. For a political institution to assert itself as a morally superior entity capable of bringing about consistent conceptions of accepted standards of justice, it must practice, apply, and prescribe a moral code of ethics that does not engage in the very acts which it formally condemns.
If Georgian politicians think justice means killing a man (Troy Davis) for a murder he clearly didn’t commit, does this not send a message that it would then be just for people to carry out this same form of punishment against these Georgian politicians for clearly committing the cold-blooded murder of an innocent man?