Since: Jan 10

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#83340 Apr 1, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
OMG, OMG, OMG...It's been confirmed. I leave for Chennai, India on June 7. Excited would be an understatement.
VERY cool! Who else is going from your job? Does your husband get to join you for a mini trip?

Since: Jan 10

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#83341 Apr 1, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Ha, tried to type "Yolo" and auto correct on my phone tried to correct it to "tool". Texting J about this:
http://theclicker.today.com/_news/2013/04/01/...
Sounds like he was with his uncle in the truck when they both died? Drug OD?

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#83342 Apr 1, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think so. The longer you keep someone in prison, the cost goes up, sure, but it still doesn't even compare to the cost of executing them.
I know you don't like to let things like information and facts get in the way of what you say, but look at post #83323 for some basic math.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#83343 Apr 1, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Ha, tried to type "Yolo" and auto correct on my phone tried to correct it to "tool". Texting J about this:
http://theclicker.today.com/_news/2013/04/01/...
So this show I watch with my bf had an episode a couple of weeks ago with a bad guy who went by YOLO, and he ended up getting killed by the guy he was torturing (played quite well by Patton Oswalt). Now if only someone could actually kill that acronym.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#83344 Apr 1, 2013
http://news.yahoo.com/ipad-bad-children-10300...

"Like a magician quieting a group of children by pulling a rabbit out of a hat, my sister reached into her purse and produced two shiny Apple iPads," handing one to each child. The kids fell "eerily" silent for the rest of the meal.
This is hardly a unique occurrence. In restaurants, churches, and other public places all over the U.S.(and probably the developed world), harried parents pull out their tablets or smartphones for a spell of peace and quiet for them and any other adults around them. And, like Bilton's sister, many of these parents feel "slightly guilty."

Guilty??!?! HAH! I feel overjoyed! The only negative feeling I have is envy, cause in order to quiet them down *I* can't play with my phone while I wait for my food. Need to remember to bring the old phones with us next time we go out to eat.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#83345 Apr 1, 2013
I suspect that part of the cost of execution includes a more expensive housing expense for death row inmates.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#83346 Apr 1, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
VERY cool! Who else is going from your job? Does your husband get to join you for a mini trip?
I told him he could, but I don't think he's going to. There's a bunch of people going, but like 6 from my area, nobody I know really well. One guy is from Chennai. Hope he knows he's going to be our defacto tour guide/translator, ha ha.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#83347 Apr 1, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>
I told him he could, but I don't think he's going to. There's a bunch of people going, but like 6 from my area, nobody I know really well. One guy is from Chennai. Hope he knows he's going to be our defacto tour guide/translator, ha ha.
Haven't read it. Just saw the headline. Enjoy.

http://news.yahoo.com/india-study-says-sex-at...

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#83348 Apr 1, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I suspect that part of the cost of execution includes a more expensive housing expense for death row inmates.
I don't think so. I think the extra cost is factoring in all the costs to the government associated with the multiple appeals process.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#83349 Apr 1, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I suspect that part of the cost of execution includes a more expensive housing expense for death row inmates.
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index...

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#83350 Apr 1, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Haven't read it. Just saw the headline. Enjoy.
http://news.yahoo.com/india-study-says-sex-at...
Yeah, I've been reading up on that stuff. My company is covering their asses pretty well with chaperones and drivers and such. I'm not too worried.

Was just talking to a co-worker from there, but she's been *here* for 20 years. Her advice was pretty much the advice I'd give to someone visiting Chicago. Be careful with your money and ID, don't give money to beggars, act like you know where you're going, etc.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#83351 Apr 1, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
•Using conservative rough projections, the Commission estimates the annual costs of the present (death penalty) system to be $137 million per year.
•The cost of a system which imposes a maximum penalty of lifetime incarceration instead of the death penalty would be $11.5 million per year.
That's an eye opener.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#83352 Apr 1, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Bleeding heart. He wasn't too concerned about the humane treatment of his victims.
I may or may not be a bleeding heart but I look at it more logically, not emotionally. I'm not too concerned about what the perpetrator is feeling or what he was/is concerned about, although generally I believe mental illness is something to take into consideration.

It's just too easy to say "fry him".

Since: Jan 10

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#83353 Apr 1, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think so. I think the extra cost is factoring in all the costs to the government associated with the multiple appeals process.
I know about all of that -- including mandatory appeals, etc. I just think that you have not onyl that (which is the bulk of the expense), but they often get housed in their own wings, and there is a lot more security involved with housing them, so it's going to cost more.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#83354 Apr 1, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
I may or may not be a bleeding heart but I look at it more logically, not emotionally. I'm not too concerned about what the perpetrator is feeling or what he was/is concerned about, although generally I believe mental illness is something to take into consideration.
It's just too easy to say "fry him".
My only argument with the death penalty is the possibility that we fry the wrong person. Barring that, I have zero problem with "legal murder". I'm down with an eye for an eye.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#83355 Apr 1, 2013
I feel for the killer the day he may be "well" and realizes what horrible things he did.

This week here locally we had the beginnings of the trial of the dad who killed all three of his young daughters to spite his wife. He even called her when he was done killing them to gloat about it. He's pleading guilty but mentally ill.

I am with Toj on the death penalty, for different reasons, and even I want to push this asshole off a cliff.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#83356 Apr 1, 2013
I see the usage of the death penalty as just another disconnect between all the noise I hear about the US being a christian nation and how we really behave.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#83357 Apr 1, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>My only argument with the death penalty is the possibility that we fry the wrong person. Barring that, I have zero problem with "legal murder". I'm down with an eye for an eye.
And I can understand that.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#83358 Apr 1, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I feel for the killer the day he may be "well" and realizes what horrible things he did.
This week here locally we had the beginnings of the trial of the dad who killed all three of his young daughters to spite his wife. He even called her when he was done killing them to gloat about it. He's pleading guilty but mentally ill.
I am with Toj on the death penalty, for different reasons, and even I want to push this asshole off a cliff.
Oh, I would want to do all sorts of cruel and degrading things to THAT man.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#83359 Apr 1, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
<quoted text>
I know you don't like to let things like information and facts get in the way of what you say, but look at post #83323 for some basic math.
Oh, I thought those were rounded guestimation figures and not an actual mathematical calculation. My bad. And even with your "example," people have to spend most of their adult lives in prison in order for it to "break even." So, it's still basically cheaper to house them for life than to execute them.

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