10,000 x $40 = $400,000. Yes the fine
should have been higher plus restitution.
I'm all in favor of the nine year sentence,
but he could have been out sooner if he
had killed someone.
Our system is too lenient.
I'll be the first to suggest public caining.
On one of my e-mail accounts, I'm getting ~200 spam e-mails a day, the
ISP's filter catches most of it as junk, but a few still leak through.
Getting to be close to 1 Meg a day with attachments, virii, html, and
Can't think of anything that would be either cruel nor unusual as
punishment for a spammer or telemarketer.
I get about the same amount but I can't be too sure, the auto forwarder
sends most of them on to the OT POL posters.....
Yep, really stretches the imagination doesn't it. I can't think of anything
I wouldn't mind being done to them. Nailing to a cross, whipping, tying
naked to a post at midnight in a San Francisco bar area.
Hmm, nup, remove the buggers from the planet any way possible, I really
don't care about them any more than they obviously care about the rest of
(I think spammers are starting to get to me)
Ya know, cruel and innovative, or vicious and impressive might be
better ideas. The problem is that the law suggests that you can
somehow fix the people who do these things. Caning assumes the
same thing. To some degree "jes takes 'em out back" does as well,
depending on what you're going to do with them out back. How
about we go for tar and feathering, that's permanent, or pressing,
that sort of thing doesn't allow repeat offenses. Barb wiring in
the public square'll work too. YMMV.
Dave in Fairfax
On 04 Nov 2004 03:03:45 GMT, email@example.com (GTO69RA4) wrote:
Just as long as it's not unusual, it's probably ok. :) As a further
deviation from the original topic- why exactly is death by
electrocution *not* considered cruel and unusual in capital punishment
cases? I think, all things being equal, being shot or hanged seems
like a better way to go!
Cruel?? no shit, asshole, you're in JAIL...
IMHO, if prison was a miserable, damp, cold place without tv, rec.
room, "prisoners' union", free attorneys, etc., there might be a whole
lot less repeat offenders..
It's been a while since I've heard any mention of it, and I'm not 100%
sure about the particulars (corrections are welcomed) but there used
to be a system of incarceration called "gaoling" (sp?) The basic
principle, IIRC, was to give the criminal a shovel at dawn, make them
dig a hole all day, then stick them in it at sundown, and place an
iron grate over the top. Sounds like a good idea to me!
On 04 Nov 2004 01:38:29 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Sbtypesetter)
Right. Now that we've learned so much about the world from
going to Iraq and bombing the crap out of them, let's use
some of the methods they use in the Middle East. If people
are caught stealing things, the first punishment is to chop
off a hand. That's quick, cheap, and there is no jail to
build or staff. Criminals learn a hard lesson VERY quickly.
Spammers lie to and steal from us by using their hands, so
it's a fitting punishment, don't you think?
Or caning, say, for 25,000 or fewer spams in a single job.
Off comes a hand for more or "jes takes 'em out back" for
multiple convictions, as in our Southern Justice.
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