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10-03-2013, 11:06 PM
Can you wield a sword ?
And if you need a job, they need beheaders in Saudi Arabia. Get cracking. Apparently there's quite the shortage of beheaders in the land of Allah, peace be upon him, (or whatever they say). Chop chop.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-5757...eheadings/

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10-03-2013, 11:13 PM (This post was last modified: 10-03-2013 11:18 PM by aurora.)
RE: Can you wield a sword ?
No but I can tame them! Tongue

Seriously, it's a good thing they've got a shortage. Probably won't make any difference, tho.

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10-03-2013, 11:15 PM
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"The authoritative daily Al-Watan says in its Sunday edition that the ministerial committee is considering fatal shootings as an alternative."


[font=Georgia, Time New Roman, serif]So we're going from mid evil to wild west. [/font]

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10-03-2013, 11:17 PM
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Sign in the window of the Saudi Justice Department:

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10-03-2013, 11:40 PM
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(10-03-2013 11:15 PM)Foxcanine1 Wrote:  "The authoritative daily Al-Watan says in its Sunday edition that the ministerial committee is considering fatal shootings as an alternative."


[font=Georgia, Time New Roman, serif]So we're going from mid evil to wild west. [/font]
Wow, apparently I screwed that last one up. Here's to a lesson learned. Unsure

What I meant was so they went from midevil to wild west. At least the're making some progress.

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11-03-2013, 12:46 AM
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You know, they might not be too terribly wrong here.

Murder and rape, mandatory death sentence for people convicted. I'm not sure I would oppose that myself. Drug trafficking and armed robbery, not so much.

Less than 80 executions per year for the last couple years. Either:

They have a much lower population than I thought
They are really bad at catching murderers, rapists, armed robbers, and drug traffickers
They are really bad at convicting murderers, rapists, armed robbers, and drug traffickers
or
They don't have very many murderers, rapists, armed robbers, and drug traffickers

If it's the last one, then maybe their system is working better than mine - at least their citizens seem relatively well protected by these laws.

By way of comparison, Saudi Arabia has 28 million people, Texas has 26 million people, pretty close.
Saudi, 2011: 79 convictions TOTAL for all 4 offenses.
Texas, 2011: 36,933 convictions for just the first three (not including drug trafficking)
Murder 1,089
Rape 7,445
Armed Robbery 28,399

I'm not sure their system is all that bad after all. Not saying it's great either, but maybe we could learn something from it.

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11-03-2013, 01:37 AM
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Huh. I could do this gig no problem. I wonder if they would let me use my own sword?

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11-03-2013, 02:04 AM
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Beheading is such a boring way to execute people, so is shooting and injections.



Can I vivisect the people instead?

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11-03-2013, 02:52 AM
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(11-03-2013 12:46 AM)Aseptic Skeptic Wrote:  You know, they might not be too terribly wrong here.

Murder and rape, mandatory death sentence for people convicted. I'm not sure I would oppose that myself. Drug trafficking and armed robbery, not so much.

Less than 80 executions per year for the last couple years. Either:

They have a much lower population than I thought
They are really bad at catching murderers, rapists, armed robbers, and drug traffickers
They are really bad at convicting murderers, rapists, armed robbers, and drug traffickers
or
They don't have very many murderers, rapists, armed robbers, and drug traffickers

If it's the last one, then maybe their system is working better than mine - at least their citizens seem relatively well protected by these laws.

By way of comparison, Saudi Arabia has 28 million people, Texas has 26 million people, pretty close.
Saudi, 2011: 79 convictions TOTAL for all 4 offenses.
Texas, 2011: 36,933 convictions for just the first three (not including drug trafficking)
Murder 1,089
Rape 7,445
Armed Robbery 28,399

I'm not sure their system is all that bad after all. Not saying it's great either, but maybe we could learn something from it.

You shouldn't look a convictions to tell how well the "system" is working but rather the incidences of the of crimes themselves. Is Joe Shmoo less likely to be murdered or robbed in Saudi Arabia than he is in Texas?

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11-03-2013, 03:02 AM
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Can I wield a sword?


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