Monday, July 11, 2011

Wild Bunch


Criminal Mind week continues here at OPOD with this picture of a couple of members of the "Wild Bunch". Is it just me, or were criminals more respectable back in the day? Pictured above are Harry Longabaugh (A.K.A. the "Sundance Kid") and Etta Place.

Etta Place disappeared from history in the early 1900's. The big question, of course, is whether Butch Cassidy and Longabaugh were in fact killed in Bolivia in 1908. Some speculate they faked their deaths in order to live out the rest of their lives in peace and quite.

6 comments:

  1. I don't uphold what they did.. they are a
    Beautiful Couple tho.
    nps

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  2. Very few people in general are respectful or have any manners whatsoever.

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  3. There's an old saying...."as long as governments kill their enemies...ordinary people will kill theirs".

    .......so it stands to reason that since banks rob people and politicians and corporations and many other 'legitimate' people and and organizations rob people (without guns of course but it's still theft)...........then people will rob other people.

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  4. Anon 1:22
    By your logic the states that do not have a death penalty should have a homicide rate of zero. FBI statistics show this is not the case.

    I agree with your second sentiment. If corporations and politicians can operate without moral conscience individuals will be inclined to do likewise.

    But what do we expect in a society where the Ten Commandments are held in such disregard?

    John

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  5. Well John I have no problem with death. I believe there is an old Texas saying "he needed kill'in".

    As for the 10 Commandments ....well I am not a religious person in the Christian sense but I think that they are for the most part logical. The problem is we have 'cafeteria' people who pick and chose what they want to live by on any given day. When the powerful follow the beliefs they hold up for others to follow then those others will believe that there is real balance. When the law breaks the law......there is no law.

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  6. Name me a point in history where there was a society that held the "10 Commandments" in regard. As I recall it, "Thou shalt have not other gods before me" was broken right quickly.

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