Oh dear, the US has gone mad !

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Here's another lovely example of democracy in action:
A bill outlawing child marriage in Kentucky had been expected to receive a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday [1st March 2018], but that vote has been delayed due to last-minute opposition by the conservative Family Foundation of Kentucky
Under the current law in Kentucky, 16 and 17-year-olds can marry with their parents’ permission, and a girl of any age under 16 can marry as long as they are pregnant and marrying the expectant father. Likewise, a boy of any age can marry a woman that he impregnates under the current law.
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“America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilisation.”

Georges Clémenceau
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Sad, but so true.

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Aardvark wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:36 am
A country full of religious retards with Trump at the top with his finger on The Button.
That description could fit one or two other countries too, just change the name of whose finger is on the button.
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Tom wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:14 pm
“America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilisation.”

Georges Clémenceau
Really?

"A 28-year-old man was acquitted when he was tried for having sex with an 11-year-old girl from Val-d'Oise, north of Paris. She reportedly followed the man home from a park, but prosecutors said there had been "no violence, no constraint, no threat, and no surprise" to constitute a rape charge - the court therefore ruled she had consented"

And this is France today - And you think the USA is depraved?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41966245
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I believe the court reversed that decision Fitter if this is what you are referring to http://www.france24.com/en/20180213-fra ... r-old-girl. At least they are recognising that the law needs to be changed here.

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Fitter wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:11 pm
Tom wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:14 pm
“America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilisation.”

Georges Clémenceau
Really?

"A 28-year-old man was acquitted when he was tried for having sex with an 11-year-old girl from Val-d'Oise, north of Paris. She reportedly followed the man home from a park, but prosecutors said there had been "no violence, no constraint, no threat, and no surprise" to constitute a rape charge - the court therefore ruled she had consented"

And this is France today - And you think the USA is depraved?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41966245
Georges Clémenceau said it; not I. But there are some aspects of life in the USA that make me feel queasy such as people held on death row for decades and botched executions, when vets can put animals to sleep peacefully and rapidly.
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Tom wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:14 pm
But there are some aspects of life in the USA that make me feel queasy such as people held on death row for decades and botched executions, when vets can put animals to sleep peacefully and rapidly.
This can be a good thing as death row is not a very nice or friendly place. The botched executions are not so bad either if you take into account the suffering most if not all of the victims felt.

The only bad part of that equation is that the tax payer of the state pays for the long term stay of the condemned.

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alteza wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:57 pm
This can be a good thing as death row is not a very nice or friendly place. The botched executions are not so bad either if you take into account the suffering most if not all of the victims felt.

The only bad part of that equation is that the tax payer of the state pays for the long term stay of the condemned.
Does that mean that executions are deliberately prolonged to make condemned people suffer? In fact some people have suggested this but can that really be tolerated in a civilized society?
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Tom wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:14 pm
Does that mean that executions are deliberately prolonged to make condemned people suffer? In fact some people have suggested this but can that really be tolerated in a civilized society?
Can a civilized society tolerate somebody who goes around raping, torturing and killing innocent men, women and children. They deserve what ever they get.

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