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Old 03-02-2012, 12:29   #46
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A couple of thoughts: Maybe it's just me but all the people I know that have concealed carry permits are not the people who should have them IMO.

The idea of cutting hands off of thieves would be OK with me but the reality, at least here in the US, is then we'd have them on disability/food stamps the rest of their lives. Or worse, enjoying a huge tort settlement.

"Theft is not a capital offense." Why the hell not? I've forgotten the numbers but I read the average thief commits hundreds of crimes per times getting caught. I'd much prefer death to thieves than supporting them in prisons for their sorry-assed lifetimes.

We can't even cane them! I ask again: Why the hell not?


Most of them are already getting SSI or some other form of aide. If you have or had chronic drug and/or alcohol problems it seems you qualify for all sorts of programs.
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Old 03-02-2012, 13:42   #47
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"As annoying as theft is, it isn't a capital offense. "
Exceptin' horse theft in Texas, Ma'am.

And I say, he stole my horse.
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Old 03-02-2012, 15:08   #48
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They use to hang thieves in England before they started transporting them to Austrailia. Maybe we can transport to mars or someplace.
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They use to hang thieves in England before they started transporting them to Austrailia. Maybe we can transport to mars or someplace.
How about a penal colony on the Moon? I think all countries should be able to use the facility for crooks and politicians, or is that redundant?

Now where O where would we find a politician who wants to build a colony on the Moon?
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I hate thieves. I think the stealing hand should be cut off. The point is, this is what they do in arab countries, and judging from my friends' recent adventures in Marroco, this attitude does not work.

Bummer. Hope you will find another tool and be able to finish the project(s).

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Old 03-02-2012, 17:53   #51
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"They use to hang thieves in England before they started transporting them to Austrailia."
Wouldn't it be more appropriate to return the favor, and transport the thieves to England? <VBG>

In grade school in the US, they used to mention "tar and feather" and "ride out of town on a rail" as punishments for colonial scoundrels. No one ever mentioned that, like keelhauling, this was actually usually a death sentence.

Keelhauling in the age before antibiotics usually resulted in a long slow death from infections. Tar usually meant extensive burns all over the body, another lingering death. And when you were rode out of town on a split rail, it was usually with the pointy side up--resulting in some major trauma to the rider and again, death.

Which probably is why "cruel and unusual punishment" is supposed to be banned these days. Or maybe, it is just because split rails have become so expensive?
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They use to hang thieves in England before they started transporting them to Austrailia. Maybe we can transport to mars or someplace.
I am not too sure, but i thought that the British used to send criminals to the American colonies and that it was only after they had revolted that the British became intetersted in Australia as a location to empty the goals and hulks of the many theives that had not been hung.

Transporting people to mars may be a bit expensive, just saying.
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As annoying as theft is, it isn't a capital offense.
Hopie Changie??
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As annoying as theft is, it isn't a capital offense.
Depends where you are in the world.

Personally I think that stealing a man's tools is in that ball park - but I will concede that my views probably coloured by having spent a lot of time in SE Asia where p#ssing in someone's ricebowl is not done without consequences.......for both sides.

And IME attitudes don't automatically dissapear from simply changing locale and / or passport......hence the rise in things like Witch killings and human sacrifices within the UK in recent times.
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