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by Lad
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: Politics, Governance and Economics
Topic: Political Correctness
Replies: 6
Views: 5651

RE: Political Correctness

Being politically correct of course is different to being polite. There is a great difference. The PC brigade would marr this difference. Not saying something perfectly legitimate so as not to (presumptiously) offend others seems to me ultra sensitive. The example you gave about the blackboard is go...
by Lad
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: Man urinates on 'Freedom Monument,' loses freedom
Replies: 3
Views: 3629

RE: Man urinates on 'Freedom Monument,' loses freedom

Really, I didn't know that. Over here it isn't possible to charge someone under 9 at all and there are limited options on charging for under 16. Any charge can be brough between 16-18, but the sentencing would be restricted. It is not until 18 that people are fully responsible, so they say anyway. I...
by Lad
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Political Conversation & Debate
Topic: Capital punishment
Replies: 23
Views: 12451

RE: Capital punishment

Mch easier with rapists. They tend to leave their DNA all over the victim in places that they can't explain any other way. A conviction is far easier. I could not include marital rape on that one though. Rape is defined as non-consensual sex, but there is a huge difference between a man raping a chi...
by Lad
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Political Conversation & Debate
Topic: Capital punishment
Replies: 23
Views: 12451

RE: Capital punishment

Having just found guilty a really wretched man, the families are calling for the death penalty. This guy will never be let out of jail (I hope!). http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/suffolk/7257402.stm However, I would not support the death penalty in this case as although the evidence is sufficient ...
by Lad
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: Man urinates on 'Freedom Monument,' loses freedom
Replies: 3
Views: 3629

RE: Man urinates on 'Freedom Monument,' loses freedom

Disrespect. Starts in the home, then in the school and then in society. Take away corporal punishment in the home and school and brats simply get worse. It amazes me that no-one ever in government stops to think of the way society has gone when compared with generations past. At least those boys had...
by Lad
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Political Conversation & Debate
Topic: Capital punishment
Replies: 23
Views: 12451

RE: Capital punishment

I'm more or less on the same line as Rom. If you deprive someone of the only life they have you must surrender your own. For every other type of crime there is usually a way back to normality. Once you are dead you are dead and there is no way back. In all other crimes the human rights can be restor...
by Lad
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: Politics, Governance and Economics
Topic: De-valued Qualifications
Replies: 6
Views: 3946

RE: De-valued Qualifications

I couldn't think where to put it, so I left it to someone else Tony. A certain percentage should always have an A, B, C etc. This irons out any especially difficult papers. To give you one very extreme example; my friend did medicine. The lecturer told them they were going to sit a really really har...
by Lad
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Politics, Governance and Economics
Topic: De-valued Qualifications
Replies: 6
Views: 3946

RE: De-valued Qualifications

I think only 10% get a 1st. It is extremely hard to get that. It basically means you have to study continuously and certainly be very able to study. I disagree though about the exams standard. If everyone works hard everyone should get given the result. If everyone is getting good grades because the...
by Lad
Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: Deputy dumps paralyzed man out of wheelchair!
Replies: 12
Views: 8004

RE: Deputy dumps paralyzed man out of wheelchair!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7248752.stm Dep Marshall-Jones (the person who did it) was suspended without pay after the incident and fellow officers Sgt Gary Hinson, Cpl Steven Dickey and Cpl Decondra Williams have been put on administrative leave until an investigation can be completed...
by Lad
Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Blog posts
Topic: All this law stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 2590

RE: All this law stuff