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Could we condemn criminals to suffer for hundreds of years? ...
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/15/14 | By ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD

Posted on 03/15/2014 2:04:55 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda

Could we condemn criminals to suffer for hundreds of years? Biotechnology could let us extend convicts' lives 'indefinitely' This is the scenario being explored by researchers at Oxford University They claim life extension tech could mean prisoners serve longer sentences Philosopher Dr Rebecca Roache also writes in her blog that a time distortion pill could make people feel like they were in prison longer Another scenario the group looked at was uploading mind to a digital realm Running it a million times faster than normal would enable the uploaded criminal to serve a 1,000 year sentence in eight-and-a-half hours

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: time
Time distortion? Why not just force them to listen to a Hillary Clinton speech for a few seconds? They would get the same result. See for yourself.......

CAUTION: THE FOLLOWING AUDIO IS VERY HARMFUL TO ONES SANITY...

I AM SICK AND TIRED..


1 posted on 03/15/2014 2:04:55 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
"Could we condemn criminals to suffer for hundreds of years?"

I was, until I saw Hillier's picture, as why we would want to.

2 posted on 03/15/2014 2:06:55 PM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

A ridiculous idea...prolong the life of a criminal to let them experience some kind of living hell. Isn’t that cruel & unusual?

Personally, I’ve never understood why we give any medical care (other than comfort care) to lifers. Shouldn’t we be letting nature hurry them on their way?


3 posted on 03/15/2014 2:11:06 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I am for capitol punishment if the criminal is lawfully proven guilty in a court of law. I am NOT for any pill for “Time Distortion”. That, to me really is cruel and inhumane treatment. Can you imagine working at a prison, being a guard and seeing someone in an artificially induced state of profound despair? No. no and NO. Just execute swiftly and be done with it. Anything over that sinks to the level of sadistic torture. No!


4 posted on 03/15/2014 2:16:44 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
" Running it a million times faster than normal would enable the uploaded criminal to serve a 1,000 year sentence in eight-and-a-half hours"

WOW - serve a thousand year sentence and still be home for dinner. Not bad.

5 posted on 03/15/2014 2:18:32 PM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: lee martell
I am for capitol punishment

As am I, particularly some of those who are presently in the capitol. As for capital punishment, that is a separate issue...

6 posted on 03/15/2014 2:28:45 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I sure prosecuted a small handful I wouldn’t have minded living a VERY long life in prison.


7 posted on 03/15/2014 2:47:00 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: chajin

Oh! Thanks for the correction. Similar, but not the same.
Yes, CAPITOL Punishment is something that is inflicted on the innocent (us, the taxpaying pinatas to your right), whereas CAPITAL Punishment is a course of action reserved only for the guilty party, and is irreversible.


8 posted on 03/15/2014 2:48:16 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Twotone
A ridiculous idea...prolong the life of a criminal to let them experience some kind of living hell. Isn’t that cruel & unusual?

Yes; the founders would be horrified at that prospect.

9 posted on 03/15/2014 2:53:29 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: lee martell

I agree with you. This whole enterprise hardly seems like science to better our lot.


10 posted on 03/15/2014 3:22:01 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Just make the criminal get married to some whiny, ugly bit*h - give them the drug, and put them in the same cell ...


11 posted on 03/15/2014 4:01:47 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Aren't the Brits wonderful? On one had a large segment of them wants to kill disabled seniors and children to save on Heath Care Costs.
Another part of their society works to sustain life for further punishment of convicted criminals.
Remember now, this is the health care system that was held up before ours was passed as a models program.
Liberals are just so mentally challenged.
12 posted on 03/15/2014 4:05:38 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: Twotone

In a world with life extension technology, prisoners are most likely to be condemned to short lives as punishment.
In the book “The Declaration”, the punishment for almost everything severe is death because life extension means less death and more resource strain. Keeping criminals alive then becomes immoral in the face of the needs of law abiding citizens.


13 posted on 03/15/2014 4:07:42 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Twotone
Yes and France had the right idea with Ghana.
A prison system so bad the sentence was near certain death to all who got it. Gitmo IS a club med and refitting center for all terrorist sent there. Gitmo is a reward trip not nearly a sentence of any kind.
14 posted on 03/15/2014 4:12:08 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: JSteff

What’s interesting about this is they don’t consider the ramifications of those who were wrongfully convicted. Wouldn’t that be lovely: Someone wrongfully convicted of murder sentenced to 1000 years of torture. But again this is England: The same country that use to draw and quarter people or burn them alive or tie them to a tree and burn their arms down to the bone. And they send us morons like Piers Morgan lecturing us on how we shouldn’t have guns to defend ourselves from tyranny meanwhile their own government sells out the people more and more everyday to radical Islam. I heard now they have Sharia courts in England. Isn’t that wonderful. A woman gets raped and they stone her to death for adultery. Yes perfectly acceptable jolly ole England!


15 posted on 03/15/2014 4:26:49 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: JSteff

You ever see that movie Papillon? I remember seeing that as a kid and it scaring the freakin’ crap out of me. Solitary confinement eating the bugs and the only way he survives is living 100% in his mind until his mind is fried.


16 posted on 03/15/2014 4:30:34 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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They say billions are being invested in techniques that could mean the cruellest criminals will be kept alive indefinitely in condition befitting their crime.

Billions of dollars are being invested and spent on this research ?

Color me skeptical...

What purpose would this serve...?

Death is the ultimate last call...

17 posted on 03/15/2014 4:42:59 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I swear I saw this in a movie. It was awful!


18 posted on 03/15/2014 4:43:24 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: ozaukeemom

Steven Kings short story The Jaunt. What happens when you spend a few centuries in isolation. Really creepy.


19 posted on 03/15/2014 4:55:38 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: OneWingedShark
the founders would be horrified at that prospect.

When Jefferson was in the VA House of Burgesses, he headed a committee that made recommendations concerning the punishment of crimes in colonial VA, one of which was that executions be carried out two days after sentencing--sentenced on Monday, hung on Wednesday--with the only exception being that Friday sentences were to be held for execution on Mondays.

IIRC, at that same time, London held its executions on Sundays so that people could view them; in theory it was to deter crime, but in practice it became gruesome entertainment.

20 posted on 03/15/2014 4:55:38 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I would much prefer hanging those convicted for Grand Theft Auto or anything more serious.

The only thing I care about is if you did the deed and you knew it was wrong when you did it.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

21 posted on 03/15/2014 5:04:07 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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