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Crime Punishment Death Penalty Poll of EI'ers

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Poll: Do you agree with the death penalty? (68 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you agree with the death penalty?

  1. Yes. (35 votes [51.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 51.47%

  2. No. (18 votes [26.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.47%

  3. I am definitively ambivalent (3 votes [4.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.41%

  4. I can't decide one way or the other (2 votes [2.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

  5. Yes but not the way we do it (7 votes [10.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.29%

  6. I feel totally impassive (1 votes [1.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.47%

  7. Eh? I don't understand... (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Other (2 votes [2.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

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#1 SparkyCola

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 03:55 PM

The News in the UK announced the 1000th milestone for deaths by death penalty in the USA. They also stated that 2 out of 3 Americans agree with the death penalty.

PLEASE NOTE - If you want a debate about the Death penalty - please go to the thread about the Australian smuggler. This is not the thread you're looking for *waves hand in front of your face*

Now- I was simply interested in whether that 2/3 claim holds true on Ex Isle or not, and if not - why not.

PLEASE only US people vote, thank you. There will shortly be another poll for non-US types. Like me  :alien:

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#2 SparkyCola

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 03:59 PM

Just to note- The difference between the third and fourth, in case it's not clear - if you can't decide one way or the other- indicates you are in the process of making your mind up. Ambivalent means you mixed feelings, definitively that you are not TRYING to make a decision, you are SURE that there are two sides and neither one outweighs the other- so you have mixed feelings over all.

I hope that makes sense :unsure:

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#3 Lord of the Sword

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 04:45 PM

Voted yes.
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#4 Zwolf

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 05:16 PM

Voted yes.  And I'd even like it extended to cover rape, child abuse, and animal cruelty.

Cheers,

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#5 darthsikle

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 05:21 PM

animal cruelty??
Goodbye.

#6 Zwolf

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 05:33 PM

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animal cruelty??

Yep.  The world doesn't need the kind of worthless mental defectives who get their jollies torturing animals, or people for that matter.  No sense wasting food and oxgen on 'em.

Cheers,

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But I'm never talking to you again
There's things I'd like to phrase some way
But I'm never talking to you again

I'm never talking to you again
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I'm tired of wasting all my time
Trying to talk to you

I'd put you down where you belong
But I'm never talking to you again
I'd show you everywhere you're wrong
But I'm never talking to you again

I'm never talking to you again
I'm never talking to you
I'm tired of wasting all my time
Trying to talk to you

I'm never talking to you again
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I'm tired of wasting all my time
Trying to talk to you."
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#7 Julianus

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 05:37 PM

Zwolf666, on Dec 2 2005, 10:33 PM, said:

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animal cruelty??

Yep.  The world doesn't need the kind of worthless mental defectives who get their jollies torturing animals, or people for that matter.  No sense wasting food and oxgen on 'em.

Cheers,

Zwolf

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Yep, I can agree with Zwolf on this.

#8 SparkyCola

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 05:41 PM

Sorry double post there. I ended up thirding Darth on 'that one'  :rolleyes:

Edited by SparkyCola, 02 December 2005 - 05:47 PM.

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#9 SparkyCola

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 05:42 PM

I second Darth on that one...

don't get me wrong- I love animals, but what an odd choice it seems to add on...:eh: and that people should DIE for it...

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#10 Captain Jack

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 05:43 PM

Julianus, on Dec 2 2005, 10:37 PM, said:

Zwolf666, on Dec 2 2005, 10:33 PM, said:

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animal cruelty??

Yep.  The world doesn't need the kind of worthless mental defectives who get their jollies torturing animals, or people for that matter.  No sense wasting food and oxgen on 'em.

Cheers,

Zwolf

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Yep, I can agree with Zwolf on this.

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I voted yes.  And I also agree to it being applied to animal cruelty.  They are living creatures who are all too often terribly abused and even mutilated and killed for pleasure and total disreguard for life.  If some one kills another living creature, that person automatically forfeits his own life.  These people spending the rest of their lives in prison isn't enough.  If that sounds cruel, I'm sorry.  But it was cruel for them to kill without mercy or even a second thought to their victims.

#11 SparkyCola

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 05:45 PM

Don't forget my comment on where to go to discuss the Death penalty, Please. Thanks :)

I want to keep this in the realms of statistical interest.

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#12 Captain Jack

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 06:01 PM

Oh, I am sorry.   :blush:  I was just giving my reasoning.  My bad.

#13 Cait

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 06:22 PM

I voted no.

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#14 The Oncoming Storm

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 06:28 PM

Voted yes here.

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#15 TravelerOfTheWays

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 07:02 PM

Voted :ninja:

EDIT to add: Are you sure about 'impassive'?  I've just never seen that as a poll option before... maybe 'indifferent'?

Edited by TravelerOfTheWays, 02 December 2005 - 07:08 PM.

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#16 mjtian

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 07:07 PM

Voted Yes and wish it would include:  Child molestation, Rape, All 1st degree murders, Corporate Fraud (Enron, MCI).


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#17 jon3831

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 07:08 PM

I'm curious about "Yes, but not the way we do it". Is this referring to judicial procedure or actual execution methods?
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#18 Schmokie_Dragon

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 07:21 PM

Not a US type.... just attempting clarification!

I think she means agree with the principle but the entire system used needs revision.
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#19 Appreciate

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 07:22 PM

Voted no.

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#20 SparkyCola

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 07:28 PM

Schmokie is correct- but you may just disagree with a large or significant aspect of the way it is done, rather than necessarily the entire system.

What's wrong with 'impassive'? Surely it's pretty well synonymous with indifferent..? Maybe it's a US thing...*shakes head*

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