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“Fort Kickass”

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#83334
Apr 1, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Will you be able to tack on any perosnal tourist time while you ar there?
That sounds really neat. If I am lucky my job lets me go to Quincy. I am envious. What does J have to say?
Yeah, on the weekends there will be chances for excursions. He's not super excited, I don't think. But my SIL will be around then, off and on (camp job again), so he'll only have to deal with one of us, heh.

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Apr 1, 2013
 
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
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Completely incomplete answer. It depends on the length of their incarceration.
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.

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Each person put to death on death row prevents another 18 murders from happening. multiply that 18 by all their associated costs, and it is really cheaper to off the 1st murderer
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I've never heard of such a thing.

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Aisle Sitter wrote:
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Cool for you!(sez teh one who has less than no interest in going there)
Same here. I have no interest in going to crowded, smelly India especially in the summer.

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Apr 1, 2013
 
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/...

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Aisle Sitter wrote:
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What level was studied- a state? the US? Just wondering...
I mostly want this case done for the families so that they aren't subjected to teh details at appeal after appeal.
Oh, sorry I didn't cite the source or give you more info! I was sorta in a rush to get outta work.

Those figures are based on the state of California only.

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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?

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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.”

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Apr 1, 2013
 
edogxxx wrote:
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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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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.

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Matilda77 wrote:
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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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edogxxx wrote:
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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".

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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.

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